It wasn’t rocket science. Unless one is a liberal.
The question now is simple: Will new Speaker Paul Ryan defund the Obama obsession with flooding America with Syrian refugees — after ISIS fighters hiding in the midst of these refugees turned up in Paris to help lead the slaughter of innocents? As Donald Trump predicted a month ago?
Back there in the mists of October — last month — Donald Trump said this, as the New York Post headlined:
Trump says Syrian refugees could be a ‘Trojan horse’ for ISIS
“I’ve been watching this migration. And I see the people. I mean, they’re men, they’re mostly men, and they’re strong men,” Trump said on “Face the Nation.” “What I won’t do is take in 200,000 Syrians who could be ISIS.”
He went on to say of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, “What she’s done in Germany is insane. It’s insane.”
A little over a month later, a massive ISIS attack on Paris has killed 129 and wounded at least 350. A soccer game, a concert, and restaurants were targeted — and among the dead was 23-year old American Nohemi Gonzalez, a student at California State in Long Beach who was spending her year abroad studying design.
And what is now confirmed? As headlined at Breitbart:
CONFIRMED: SECOND PARIS GUNMAN ENTERED EUROPE VIA GREECE, POSING AS REFUGEE
The story begins:
A second Paris gunman has been confirmed as having entered Europe via Greece by posing as a refugee. Following reports on Saturday morning that one of the gunmen was found with a Syrian passport, Greek authorities quickly confirmed that he had entered via the island of Leros.
A second terrorist is now reported to have used the same route.
Yesterday, Breitbart London reported that an unnamed gunman involved in the attack on various locations in Paris on Friday night which claimed at least 129 lives made his way to France via Greece, registering on the Greek island of Leros on the 3rd October. Greek police have now confirmed that a second gunman made the same journey weeks earlier in August, at the height of the migrant flow.
As the Greek security forces continue to work with the French authorities, it is possible that others amongst the ten terrorists responsible for the attack will be shown to have taken the same route, Greek news site Antenna has reported.
In other words? Trump was right. Big time.
As if this tale of ISIS amongst the refugees isn’t enough? President Obama is pushing ahead with plans to bring Syrian refugees to the United States. As this exchange between NBC’s Chuck Todd and Obama White House Deputy National Security adviser Ben Rhodes makes plain:
CHUCK TODD: Does the president now have any pause about bringing Syrian refugees into the United States?
BEN RHODES: No, Chuck. We have very expansive screening procedures for all Syrian refugees who have come to the United States. There’s a very careful vetting process that includes our intelligence community, our national Counterterrorism Center, the Department of Homeland Security, so we can make sure that we’re carefully screening anybody who comes to the United States.
Got that? The bit about “we’re carefully screening anybody who comes to the United States”?
Maybe you missed the answer to this hogwash from Congressman Peter King, the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, as headlined over there at the Daily Caller:
Rep. King: Obama Admin. Wrong, ‘Robust Vetting Of Refugees Is Untrue’
Now, state governors, fully alert to the events in Paris and the repeated incompetency of the Obama administration, are not only alarmed but they are putting their foot down. Reports USA Today:
The governors — in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin — were reacting to Friday’s attacks in Paris and the possibility that Syrian refugees seeking resettlement in the United States might include people with terrorist ties.
Twenty-two of the 23 governors are Republican.
“There may be those who will try to take advantage of the generosity of our country and the ability to move freely within our borders through this federal resettlement program, and we must ensure we are doing all we can to safeguard the security of Americans,” GOP Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin said.
In Louisiana, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal signed an executive order instructing state agencies to “take all available steps” to stop the relocation of Syrian refugees in his state.
In other words? It isn’t just that Trump got it right. This is common sense. This has nothing to do with being anti-refugee or anti-immigrant. It has to do with the plain fact of the matter that just as Trump predicted ISIS fighters have embedded themselves in the middle of these Syrian refugees — with the deliberate intention in this case of making their way to Paris to kill Parisians.
There is a larger issue here that goes directly to the new Speaker Ryan. The first way to stop this madness is for the U.S. House — using its power of the purse — to cut off the funding Obama would need to accomplish the resettling of the refugees inside America. With all the uproar surrounding former Speaker Boehner and his all too frequent tendency to simply cave to the wishes of Obama, this immediately becomes a test for the Speaker Ryan.
Quick to grasp this was former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who tweeted that “if @SpeakerRyan will not lead & reject the importation of those fleeing the Middle East he needs to step down today & let someone else lead.” So too did Dr. Ben Carson jump in on this, writing a letter to Ryan in which he said he was “urging you and your colleagues in the Republican Leadership to move legislation through the U.S. House of Representatives this week that terminates all public funding for any ongoing federal programs that seek to resettle refugees and/or migrants from Syria into the United States, effective immediately.”
Again. This isn’t rocket science. It is the plainest of common sense. It’s fine, as Trump has suggested, to suggest “safe zone” be established for those who are honestly, unfortunately, refugees. But do it in the Middle East.
Not in Middle America.