Fernandez: Eat All You Can

An observer of from Mars, untutored in the ways of Washington, might conclude that the administration was suffering from multiple personality disorder. Even as the New York Times reported that Syria was becoming the new extremist haven for  Jihadis, Foreign Policy wrote that the US will now let in thousands of Syrian refugees.

With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States … The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million peoplewho have fled Syria during the civil war. But it’s a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it’s not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete.

Just as the administration confidently announced that al-Qaeda was on the run the Washington Post announced its expansion. “Al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen is focusing on expanding its presence in a remote eastern province that is the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, even as the group remains the target of U.S. drone strikes and Yemeni military assaults, according to Yemeni officials.”


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  • beentheredonethat

    Applying the rules of common sense……..unless over ruled by a personal agenda of course.

    We know how well these resettlement programs from jihad-plagued countries, i.e. Somalia, have worked out. The fact is that Obama should be resettling religious minorities here. Christians from Egypt, Syria, Nigeria should be brought over under a “Religious Persecution Act” or the “Sharia Free Act.”


    • Cy

      And you’ll be the first to defend anyone who stomps them into the ground based on some other bias.

      Syria is a Muslim state and there may be no recourse. The other two, however, are secular states and as such we simply need to help their goverments re-assert their control.

    • Joe

      Well everyone knows you daren’t resettle Coptic Christians to the US of A. Why the last time they did that the settled Copt made a nasty video which caused a riot which killed a US ambassador which made Valerie Jarrett and her adorable marionette look silly. Of course said Copt won’t be doing that again. Val and Obi locked that schmuck up so fast and so far away he will never see the light of day again.