So the news story says that as a result of the US destroying Syria to rubble, a bunch of asylum seekers are flocking the US. Flocking as in the numbers from Mexico? Hardly. Flocking as in an historical comparison.
What exactly do you expect when you demolish an entire country? Applause?
To make matters worse, the US government is claiming they can’t guarantee that in allowing asylum and immigration, a lot of terrorists won’t inadvertently be admitted as well because they, the US, don’t know how to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
I had to crack my neck.
By stating this, isn’t it an invitation?
“Gee guys, come on in and let us make it perfectly clear that if you are an evil jihadist, we will still let you in…because we think you are just lost.” Who at the Pentagon drafts these reports for the media? I can tell you this, as the daughter of a former intelligence officer, this is a bunch of ptui.
I recently had the privilege of reading some of the columns of former Army Colonel, Sellin, who was fired for making a mockery of the political correctness chaos of Afghanistan. While we want to support the military hero’s, we also need to weed the weeds. And it would appear, a heavy dose of Monsanto’s Glyphosate Herbicide might be just what the military needs to weed the terrorists from the good guys.
Personally, I thought Colonel Sellin’s rant was rather funny. Sometimes, it is not disrespectful to make fun of the military when the Truth is the weapon of choice. Remember when it was okay to tell jokes about Polish people, Jews, we were constantly making fun of the stupid blond women, the razor sharp brunettes, and even dogs and cats. Nowadays you can’t say diddly squat unless it is about yourself and even then you can be called out for racism, being opinionated, being prejudice etc… Yawn, I digress.
How many refugees are there in Syria as a result of the ‘bomb em all’ tactic decried by McCain? NINE million! Well that worked really well! Now ISIS, Al Nusra, Al Qaeda (who are they anymore), Al Shabob, el nino, el fariqua – I made those up, hello, own Syria. Where were all the Syrians supposed to go after we reduced their country to rubble? Did anyone consider that minor detail? Or is Syria soon to become the new moon landscape – plant a flag and it belongs to us ’cause there is no one left to defend it and when we decide to get real, we’ll annihilate ISIS and the country will become a US Federation?
An interesting distinction the government likes to make is that there are asylum seekers and refugees, each granted different rights and status. And while the numbers aren’t huge compared to the total 9 million, 2000 refugees and 1500 asylum seekers can still make a lot of bombs.
So while Syria is in ruins, Yemen is near ruins, Libya is approaching ruin, Sudan is deadly, Iran is nuclear, Israel is pissed, Brazil is mired in feces, and fires are raging in Alaska, Hillary announces her two prime objectives: 1) universal pre-kindergarten and 2) clean energy. Of course she had to make the distinction that each goal will require an entire term to complete, a rather arrogant assumption given she hasn’t even made a dent in the current standings and yet she is counting on two terms…
As of March this year, the US agreed to accept up to 70,000 refugees from around the world, 33,000 spots reserved for the Middle East and Asia. The process takes 18-24 months and the refugees typically come from camps in Jordan which houses upwards of 4 million of the Syrians. And while you might remember vaguely that the original villain was the President, Bashir Assad, the new villains are various affiliated groups within the dome of ISIS. And while the number of ISIS members killed in the last few years rattles between 800 and a couple thousand, the number of civilians killed is estimated at 220,000.
We are losing. Why? Because we aren’t trying to win. Just ask Hillary…