It has now been confirmed: It is simply impossible to sufficiently vet the Muslim migrants entering our nation. Intelligence officials have said it. The Greek government has said it. And now a New York City Syrian community leader has this to say about Barack Obama’s claim that it is possible to distinguish between terrorists and other migrants: “Are you out of your mind?”
He is 57-year-old Aarafat “Ralph” Succar. Having arrived in the United States at age 10 and living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, home of the Big Apple’s largest Syrian-immigrant enclave, Succar can straddle two very different worlds. One of them is a source of terrorists.
The other world is taking them in.
As the New York Post wrote late last week, “[Succar] told The Post on Wednesday that ISIS terrorists have ‘absolutely’ sneaked into America by posing as civil-war refugees — and joined sleeper cells just waiting to be activated. ‘I believe the terrorists from Syria have been coming into the United States, not only in the past few years, but way before that…. I think they’re already at work."
Despite this, the Obama administration is still at work trying to convince our nation’s governors otherwise. As the Associated Press just reported, "‘In short, the security vetting for this population — the most vulnerable of individuals — is extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive,’ Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson write in letters sent to all state and territorial governors and to the mayor of Washington, D.C.” Furthermore, the administration claims migrants who arrive on our shores via “its resettlement program undergo a ‘rigorous security vetting process,’ particularly if they are fleeing from Syria,” writes the AP.
It is to this that Succar says in response, writes the Post, “When they tell you that [the refugees] are vetted, are you out of your mind?”
Succar echoes many who’ve warned that terrorist-spawning nations lack the databases necessary for vetting. As he put it, “Third World countries, particularly places like Syria, do not have the network of information the United States has,” reports the Post.
Yet Succar also mentions a factor that would render accurate databases, even if they existed, irrelevant: Bribes in Syria can get you official government documents stating you’re whoever you want to be. As the Post relates:
“You can go to the Syrian government today and say to them, ‘I need a piece of paper that says I’m Tony Caterpillar.’ And they give it to you,” he said.
“These are not forged documents. These are written out by a government employee who needs money, whose family has no food.”
Obama administration officials should thus be asked a simple question: How can you determine the true identity of an individual carrying an official Syrian government document stating he’s someone he’s not? Will the feds resort to psychic guidance?
Succar’s point should be taken to heart. Despite our Republic’s descent into post-constitutionalism, we’re still a nation governed largely by the rule of law. And most Americans don’t realize the extent to which corruption and bribery are simply status quo in many Third World nations.
For example, according to a documentary I once watched on the Mexican police, you can bribe your way out of responsibility for a fatal hit-and-run for $450 in Mexico. I personally know a man who was traveling in that nation and, after being stopped on a trumped-up traffic violation, had to bribe the cop in order to be allowed to go on his way. But that was nothing compared to the fellow I knew of many years ago who was in Mexico and was, as it was related to me, “mugged by the police.” Then there’s India: When I was there as a younger man, an Indian host casually explained that if you wanted a driver’s license, you had to pay a bribe. It was just how things were done.
So, clearly, Obama’s insistence that he will continue accepting Mideastern Muslim migrants amounts to playing Russian roulette with American lives. As radio giant Michael Savage analogized the situation late last week on his show (I’m paraphrasing): “If there were 100 M&M’s in a bowl and someone told you 2 were poisoned, would you eat a handful?”
That Obama is apparently willing to feed them to the American people might cause some to echo Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly and ask if the president is “delusional.” And this very well may be the case if Emmy-award-winning investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson is to be believed. Reporting that Obama works to keep his mind’s informational database as incomplete as Syria’s, on Newsmax TV’s The Steve Malzberg Show last Wednesday she related, “I have talked to people who have worked in the Obama administration who firmly believe he has made up his mind, uh — I would say closed his mind, they say — to their intelligence that they’ve tried to bring him about various groups that he does not consider terrorists, even if they are on the U.S. list of designated terrorists.… They said he doesn’t want it. He said he doesn’t want it or he won’t read it, in some instances.”
And some would say Obama has a strong emotional vested interest in preserving certain delusions. Having spent many of his formative years in a Muslim nation (Indonesia), where he was registered in school as a Muslim, and having characterized the Muslim call to prayer as "the most beautiful sound in the world," it’s not surprising he might be tempted to rationalize away an Islam-based threat. But then there’s where his passions certainly do lie: the “fundamental transformation” of America.
As Dictionary.com informs, “fundamental” means “serving as, or being an essential part of, a foundation or basis.” Thus, a man who wants “fundamental change” in his wife isn’t merely saying she needs a new hairdo or wardrobe — but that the very essence of whom she is must be altered.
As for fundamentally transforming a nation, it’s accomplished by fundamentally transforming the people. This is done via conditioning by the media, academia, and entertainment, but even more quickly through the planned migration of different peoples. As the Daily Caller reported in a February piece entitled “Obama 'Hopeful' Immigration Will Drown Conservatism,” the president said he was “pretty optimistic” leftism would prevail “because this country [the United States] just becomes more and more of a hodgepodge of folks.” He was alluding to the fact that, upon being naturalized, 70 to 90 percent of today’s immigrants vote for socialistic Democrats.
And this process is accelerated further by way of illegal migration and “refugee resettlement.” In fact and as this reporter noted in March, the Obama administration allegedly has a plan to use foreigners as “seedlings” who will “navigate, not assimilate” as they “take over the host,” create a “country within a country,” and start “pushing the citizens into the shadows” (more details here). Note that once the ice is broken and a foreign population is established (seeded) in an area, family members and others come — and all of them will outbreed the natives.
So as Succar might ask, is Obama out of his mind? Perhaps he’s crazy like a fox.
Photo of Syrian refugees: Robert Cotič