So as many of you may already know, the current administration has buckled to international pressure and has decided to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees next year.
First, I have to wonder how the administration can seriously claim these refugees will undergo stringent background checks. “Refugees have to be screened by the National Counter Terrorism Center, by the F.B.I. Terrorist Screening Center. They go through databases that are maintained by D.H.S., the Department of Defense and the intelligence community. There is biographical and biometric information that is collected about these individuals,” claims spokeshole Josh Earnest.
Do we have intelligence assets in Syria? Not according to press reports we don’t.
US authorities are facing a difficult task screening Syrian refugees for potential extremists because of a shortage of intelligence from the war-torn country, officials told lawmakers.
Michael Steinbach, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said the US government had data and intelligence to draw on when it performed background checks on refugees from Iraq in recent years but in the case of Syria, there was “a lack of information.”
We don’t have collectors on the ground, and we don’t have assets in Syria. There’s no infrastructure in the war-torn country, so what is it we’re planning to collect, and how are we going to get information to put in those databases?
But hey, let’s put all that aside for a brief moment and take a look at the actual families. Ostensibly non-terrorist, non-jihadist types who are trying to escape a desperate situation. Uruguay last year took in a few of these families – more as a gesture than anything else, since Uruguay actually doesn’t have a whole lot of resources to provide for these people.
So how’s that working out for them? Not particularly well, according to many Uruguayans.
One would think that the people escaping war would be grateful to at least live in a country where there’s peace and where they’re helped by the government, and where locals welcomed them with food and seeds to plant vegetables, right? RIGHT?
Apparently not so much. This particular family came to Uruguay with 15 kids. FIFTEEN. And so unhappy are they about the government not giving them sufficient freebies, that the patriarch, who seems to be unable to keep his jizz hose in his pants, has decided to express his “gratitude” to his hosts by dousing himself in gasoline and threatening to set himself on fire.
The Syrians’ biggest beef is that they can’t make ends meet even though the government provides housing and gives each family a monthly stipend. Both government officials and the families have declined to say how much that is.
“I like Uruguay. I like Uruguayan families. My young children all go to school here,” Alshebli said in halting Spanish, standing in the living room of his sparsely furnished, multi-room home on the outskirts of Juan Lacaze. “But food is very expensive. How can I feed 15 children?”
He showed The Associated Press a two-month winter electricity bill totaling $475 and said everyone in the family who is able works. For example his 19-year-old daughter Nada sells Arab food downtown and recently worked in an assisted living facility, but earned just $68 in a little under a month there.
Now, I’m just curious here, but did he actually make enough to feed his 15 spawn back in Syria? I’m kind of doubtful about that. So he drags his brood to another country and expects the taxpayers there to feed them, and when he receives only modest aid (vice no aid at all and maybe even fatal injuries in war-torn Syria), he’s so angry at what he believes to be a slight against him and his litter, he threatens to set himself on fire!
Because in a country where the average worker earns $500 per month, this ass weasel somehow feels that forcing his wife to shit out 15 kids somehow entitles him to more!
And not only that, but he is now demanding to be sent to Europe, where he will ostensibly get more free shit at others’ expense.
Talk about your ungrateful, disgusting louts!
And if you think this won’t happen here, when they start arriving…
If you think the demands and complaints won’t happen, you’d be mistaken, judging by the whining coming from Somali refugees.
And then there’s the current crop that complains about the lack of Internet and cigarettes. Really? Talk about entitled!
(h/t to Jonn for this bit of sunshine on my Monday afternoon.)