Barack Obama and his paid liar, Josh Earnest, have gone on record numerous times claiming that the 10,000 Muslim Syrian refugees, who they want to resettle in America, will be subject to stringent and extensive background checks. They make this claim in response to concerns by the American people that ISIS or other Muslim terrorist groups will take advantage of Obama’s Syrian refugee resettlement program in order to launch a terrorist attack upon America from within our own borders. He has called those who have expressed concerns over this “un-Ameircan.”
Interestingly enough, Obama was proven by his own Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, to be a liar when it comes to his reassurances to the public that the supposed exhaustive background check the Syrians will endure, despite not have the cooperation of the Syrian government, should assuage any concerns of a Muslim terrorist entering the country through the Syrian refugee program.
During testimony before the Homeland Security Committee, Johnson admitted that not only will it be impossible to know a lot about the Syrian refugees brought into the country, but ISIS (ISIL) may also attempt to exploit the resettlement program.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson added, “It is true that we are not going to know a whole lot about the Syrians that come forth in this process.” He also explained that “organizations like ISIL might like to exploit” the Syrian refugee resettlement program into the United States.
He was not alone in his expression of concern of an ISIS terrorist entering the United States under the guise of being a Syrian refugee or if the problems inherent within the program itself. FBI Director James Comey, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and Retired General John Allen had areas of concern that should cause anyone supporting this Syrian refugee resettlement program to rethink it due to the strong possibility of the program importing terrorism.
FBI Director James Comey explained that “there is risk associated with bringing anybody in from the outside, but especially from a conflict zone like [Syria]…My concern there is that there are certain gaps I don’t want to talk about publicly in the data available to us.”
Similarly, James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, stated that “we don’t obviously put it past the likes of ISIL to infiltrate operatives among these refugees.”
Retired General John Allen, the president’s recent envoy on the coalition to defeat ISIL urged similar caution. “We should be conscious of the potential that [ISIS] may attempt to embed agents within that [Syrian refugee] population.”
Despite these concerns by top level Obama administration officials that the screening measures in place are not adequate enough to ensure that none of the 10,000 Muslim Syrian refugees have ties to terrorism, Obama continues to push the program, attacking and shaming those who oppose it.
Beyond that, he has threatened to veto legislation being voted on in the House on Thursday that will improve screening measures for Syrian refugees and halt the resettlement program until the measures are put into place.
The veto threat came as the House was preparing the bill — which sets high hurdles for refugee admission including FBI background checks and sign-offs by top officials — for floor action as early as Thursday. In a committee meeting, Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, accused the president of confusing the public about the intentions of the legislation.
Moments later, the White House issued a statement defending the current screening process and claiming the changes called for under the bill would create “significant delays and obstacles” for the existing vetting program.
To date, 30 governors have taken a stand to protect the citizens of their states in announcing that they will refuse to take any Syrian refugees citing terrorism concerns following the highly coordinated, multi-target terrorist attacks in Paris by ISIS. At least one of the terrorists is believed to be a refugee.
ISIS, the Muslim terrorist group referred to as the JV team by Obama back in 2014, has recently released videos threatening attacks in America with their intended targets, so far, being Washington, D.C., New York City.
Rather than connect the dots and take a stand for national security and the safety of American citizens, Obama still stands by the importation of potential terrorists to America. Contrary to what Obama is deceptively trying to lead Americans to believe, the majority of these ‘refugees’ are not widows and orphans. More than 70 percent of them are able-bodied, military aged men who fit the profile of an ISIS terrorist.
Coupled with our porous border which Obama refuses to address and his attempt to disarm law-abiding Americans through his push for gun control, the importation of potential terrorists through the Syrian refugee program put American citizens at risk.