So not that anyone was so thrilled with the Syria and Iraq refugee idea post 9/11 to begin with...
But now 31 States have come straight out refusing to take these refugees post the terror attack that happened just last week in Paris--where at least one of the terrorists was...
That's right! A fake refugee from Syria.
But what about the "intensive vetting process" that is being promised for these 10,000 refugees?
Well what can be more intensive than the vetting that the American government does on employees working for highly sensitive agencies like the CIA, FBI, and NSA?
So how has that worked out?
Probably not too bad, but the problem is that no vetting no matter how thorough is foolproof, hence major spies have infiltrated these organizations for years or even decades and caused immense harm to national security:
Robert Hanssen (former FBI--spied for the Soviets for 21 years)
Aldrich Ames (31-year veteran of the CIA, compromised 2nd largest number of CIA agents after Robert Hanssen)
Edward Snowden (leaked classified information from the NSA on our surveillance programs)
The point is that no matter how well we vet 10,000 or more refugees from Iraq and Syria, with ISIS vowing "to strike America at its center in Washington"--there certainly can be some errors in the screening and final adjudication process.
Again no vetting process is perfect--especially when the refugees themselves are admitting that fake ideas are being given out to them like candy in a candy store.
So that's the dilemma we now face:
HEART--do what our heart tells us to and help people in need by taking in the refugees.
HEAD--follow our heads not risking another one or more potentially devastating terror attacks on the U.S. homeland.
The choice is heartbreaking or headache producing! ;-)
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)