Friday, May 29, 2015

Beware of Prophecies! Such as Nostradamus!

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Beware of Prophecies!

  by Cecil Maranville 

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Interest in prophecy has skyrocketed since September 11. Religious authors aggressively market their prophetic books, and preachers push the theme on their television programs. Even secular publications feature articles on the subject. With the Internet now a part of everyday life, e-mail circulates ancient prophecies with a speed that would mystify their long-dead authors.
One of the most popular “prophecies” being circulated by e-mail is a message said to have been written by the 16th-century doctor cum prophet, Nostradamus. You may have read it: “'In the City of God there will be a great thunder, two brothers torn apart by chaos, while the fortress and doers, the great leader will succumb, the third big war will begin in the big city is burning' (Nostradamus, 1654).”
A different version of this message is also being circulated in which “the City of York” replaces “the City of God.” Still another adds the following: “On the 11th day of the 9th month, two metal birds will crash into two tall statues in the new city, and the world will end soon after.” There are other versions, but you get the idea. The messages are obviously intended to demonstrate that Nostradamus foretold the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
Glaring problems challenge this assertion. The first is, Nostradamus died in 1566! Obviously, he didn't write anything in 1654! But, beyond that, he didn't write anything like the above messages or the several variations of them that are making the rounds of private e-mail lists.
A similar message to the first one noted above actually was written-not by Nostradamus-but by Neil Marshall, a Canadian university student. Mr. Marshall wrote it in an essay about Nostradamus in 1997 to demonstrate how easily his “prophecies” could be manipulated to say virtually anything (Urban Legends Reference Page, © 1995-2001 by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson). Probably, someone carelessly did a word search for “Nostradamus” and pulled up this essay without bothering to read it in context. It was cut and pasted into an e-mail-and off it went around the cyber world, repeatedly!
Even if Nostradamus was a true prophet (and he wasn't), and even if his predictions came true (and they haven't), these factors would still not qualify him as someone whose writings you should read and heed. Why not? We'll explain the answer later in this article.
Malachy's “prophecies”
Another man whom some think of as a prophet is having his prophecies circulated widely. An Irishman named Malachy O'Morgair was a Catholic archbishop in the 12th century. He had a series of visions in 1140, which he wrote down and presented to the pope. For whatever reason, his 111 prophecies were placed in the Vatican's archives, where they were forgotten for the next four and a half centuries.
When they were “discovered,” people with creative imaginations claimed that they prophesied the names of every pope from Innocent II through to the present. No pope was actually named, of course, because Malachy's “prophecies” were written in the same type of non-specific language as those of Nostradamus. It's therefore easy to read meanings into them.
You may have heard about a “prophecy” that claims the present pope is the next-to-the-last one, without realizing that it comes from Malachy's “prophecies.” Again, failing to look at the man and his messages in the broader context has caused many people to stumble into giving this single “prophecy” unjustified credibility.
The non-specific language of his messages is only one of the discrediting features. His list also includes so-called anti-popes-men who were not recognized as popes by the Catholic Church! As for those who are inclined to say that his list proves the next pope will be the last one, not even the Catholic Encyclopedia makes that claim. “It has been noticed concerning Petrus Romanus , who according to St. Malachy's list is to be the last pope, but the prophecy does not say that no popes will intervene between him and his predecessor…. It merely says that he is to be the last, so that we may suppose as many popes as we please before 'Peter the Roman'” (“Prophecy”).
(Lest we leave you curious about what Malachy foretold about the last pope, he only pulled together a few words from prophecies you can read in the book of Revelation. The Bible, by the way, is much more specific than Malachy was.)
In spite of the facts, you will likely hear a great deal more about Malachy's prophecies. A major movie on Malachy is currently in the planning stages and is scheduled to be released in 2002. End of Time features a renegade monk (to be played by Martin Sheen) who tries to block the election of the final pope. The plot centers on this monk's belief in Malachy's prophecies, which, of course, the moviemakers portray as 100 percent valid. The lowly monk must convince the great political leaders of the world of the disaster they will invite if they fail to block the appointment of “the last pope.”
Sometimes fiction imitates truth. Students of Bible prophecy know that the Bible actually does predict that a religious leader will play a prominent part in the crescendo of human history at the end of the age. It's a shame that the Bible's message is potentially overshadowed or denigrated by a fraud and a movie about him. (See our booklet You Can Understand Bible Prophecy for a presentation of the truth of the subject.)
That's why we need to beware of (some) prophecies!
Purpose of prophecy
What good is prophecy? What purpose does it serve? If a genuine prophet with bona fide “credentials” walked into your life today and could tell you what was going to happen tomorrow, what difference would it make to you? Why do people want to know the future?
Clearly, after September 11, many people want to know what disasters are impending, so they can save themselves and their families. Where will the next bomb be detonated? Where will the next anthrax-tainted letter be delivered? These are reasonable concerns, but the purpose of biblical prophecy does not speak to them. In one congregation I pastored, two brothers would occasionally invite me to their home to answer their questions about the Bible.
Their questions always centered on the same theme: What's going to happen next in Bible prophecy?
Their lives were not in imminent danger; nothing like September 11 had occurred. Their motivation to learn about prophecy was different. Their interest was similar to that of the millions who will line up to see End of Time —it holds entertainment value. People want to be intrigued by the mysterious aspects and frightened by the terrifying portions of the Bible that encompass prophecy. Those young men learned the basic framework of what the Bible predicts. But, like so many people today, they didn't grasp the reason for Bible prophecy .
Do you know what it is?
In the simplest of terms, its purpose is to motivate people who hear it to change the way they live. It's not intended that they should merely change their investments or their physical location for their own safety and well-being. Neither is it intended to be “a last warning” so people can “get right with God” before they die. It's intended to motivate them to change the way they live in normal times.
In broader terms, biblical prophecy is targeted to the principal descendants of the ancient tribes of Israel. It forecasts their future and, by extension, the future of all nations. It's framed in terms of the unique, personal relationship that Israel of old had with the Creator. As the people of Israel abandoned the covenant relationship into which God had invited them, they began to incur the consequences of going it alone.
Far from being merely an anecdote of ancient history, the messages to Old Testament Israel extend through the present and into the future. Superficial readers of the Bible do not realize that the prophet Jesus Christ spoke the same language that the Old Testament prophets spoke. That is, He preached a message of a personal relationship with God within the same framework-that of a covenant.
The Old Testament, including its prophetic messages, should help us understand how to be a Christian. Sadly, most religious teachers possess and convey only a shallow understanding of its profound truths.
When a man or woman actually can predict the future
In this article, we have exposed two frauds. Can anyone predict the future? What should we do if we encounter a man or a woman who actually can tell us what is going to happen tomorrow? Wouldn't that mean that this person is someone to whom we should pay attention?
Surprisingly, no, it wouldn't.
Read what God counseled His people on this matter: “If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a miraculous sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder of which he has spoken takes place , and he says, 'Let us follow other gods' (gods you have not known) 'and let us worship them,' you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul. It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him” (Deuteronomy 13:1-4 Deuteronomy 13:1-4 1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; 3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proves you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and you shall serve him, and join to him.
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Do you perceive the heart of the matter? We must discern prophecy from the point of view of where it takes us-specifically, if it helps us to fulfill our covenant obligations to God. It is a tragic mistake to view prophecy from the singular perspective of “will it come true?”
The apostle John repeats the message with the admonition: “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world” (1 John 4:1 1 John 4:1Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
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Please read beyond verse 4 of Deuteronomy 13 to find the shocking instruction on how Old Testament Israel was to deal with these prophets. They were frauds, not because they could not predict the future, but because their predictions led people into spiritual traps. Rather than have their prophecies published and widely circulated, those false prophets faced the death penalty-literally.
While we understand that this penalty phase of God's law isn't administered today, shouldn't we take direction from the principle that is so clearly expressed? Beware of prophecies. WNP

Electing a New, Illegal Alien Military—With RINO Support

A timely post about from about RINO's. This follows this post about Immigration and the Iraq War. This follows this post about commencement speeches, including Michelle Obama, who is highlighted by VDARE here.
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Electing a New, Illegal Alien Military—With RINO Support

See also Memorial Day Meditation: Obama Creating A New “Hollow Army”—But Many Servicemen Still Want To Defend The Southern Border By Thomas Martel
In the Hollow Empire that is the modern United States, even the Armed Forces are becoming just another prize in a never-ending racial Cold War over resources. Thus the unedifying spectacle recently when Congress only narrowly (221-202) defeated an effort to essentially replace Americans in the United States military with illegal aliens. Twenty Republicans voted for this treasonous measure. Why?
The amendment stripping Amnesty for illegals joining the military from the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was offered by Rep. Mo Brooks (AL), whom you may remember calling out President Obama and the Democrats’ “War on Whites,” to the shock and horror of the Republican Party leadership. Brooks’ amendment was a counter to language inserted into the by one Ruben Gallego (AZ), a Reconquista Democrat who explicitly links demographic change to turning formerly Red States blue [Here’s the Young Politician Republicans Should Fear, by Jordan Fabian, Fusion, May 27, 2014]
Gallego’s amendment was part of the Left’s political Grand Strategy: “Electing A New People.” Virginia’s Rep. Dave Brat noted the outrageous paradox that this effort to get illegals into the military was being added to a bill that drives out experienced American citizens and legal immigrants who wanted to stay in the military but will be RIFfed.
The scheme to turn the American military into a giant reclamation effort for illegals eerily resembles Robert McNamara’s disastrous “Project 100, 000,” which tried to salvage the American underclass by lowering recruiting standards, contributing to the shameful state of the armed services at the end of the Vietnam War. But the aim of this new scheme is not to combat American poverty, but to employ foreigners to destroy historically white institutions like the military.
We have a government which no longer governs. Public institutions and bureaucracies (even NASA) no longer even try to accomplish their stated objectives but to simply provide jobs and funding to nonwhites [Obama’s Racial Socialism, by Gregory Hood, Counter Currents, July 30, 2014]
It’s no surprise that the Democratic leadership saw the NDAA not as an opportunity to reform the military at time of crisis for American foreign policy, but as a way to bash the GOP for “xenophobia” and make the Orwellian charge Republicans were “un-American” [Dems hammer GOP as ‘xenophobic,’ by Mike Lillis, The Hill, May 14, 2015]. The Evil Party is united and increasingly even defined by an anti-White agenda
But what motivated the 20 Republicans who actually joined with the Democrats?
Some of their votes are all too easy to explain:
Hispanic Fifth-Columnism
  • Carlos Curbelo, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen are all Cuban-Americans. Long regarded as safely Republican, Cuban-Americans are increasingly liberal, because the smart way to advance in American politics now is to identify as part of the anti-White Coalition of the Oppressed. [Cuban-American support for Democrats growing in Florida, by Mike Cleary and Deborah Ramirez, Huffington Post, November 9, 2012] Even white Cubans like Marco Rubio and Al Cardenas apparently calculate that non-white Spanish-speakers will accept their leadership—causing Steve Sailer to term them “Conquistador-Americans.”
  • Other Hispanic Republicans also show racial and/or factional motivation. “Centrist” Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA), whose paternal grandparents (!) were apparently Mexican [Washington state’s new Congresswoman: Jaime Herrera may be young, but she’s got backbone, by Elizabeth Hovde, The Oregonian, December 18, 2010]worked for the appalling Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers (WA) and specializes in concern-trolling about the “tone” Republicans take towards Hispanics [Herrera Beutler shows centrist streak as she ascends in House, by Stevie Mathieu, The Columbian, January 20, 2013]
  • David Valadao (CA). The son of Portuguese immigrants, but in the upside-down world of American identity politics, a European-American descended from Portuguese-speakers can say he has the same identity as non-European, Spanish-speaking illegal immigrants. Valadao is a longtime supporter of an Amnesty/Immigration Surge. He represents a district filled with agricultural interests (including his family’s thousands of acres), but defending illegals’ civil rights must sound better than promoting the interests of the wealthy [ David Valadao is proof that the GOP can appeal to Hispanic voters, by Mario Trujillo, The Hill, May 6, 2013] .
Blind Business Boosterism
Squishes seeking MSM approval
Jeb Bush-type Reverse Assimilation.
What can we learn from all of this?
The way forward for the GOP, as has repeatedly urged, is for it to consolidate as the Generic American Party and adopt the “Sailer Strategy” of increasing White turnout, promoting Affordable Family Formation, high wages through low immigration, opposition to anti-White and anti-Asian racial discrimination laws (“Affirmative Action”) etc.
Four factors preventing the emergence of a National Conservative party are revealed by this vote:
  1. The emerging “Hispanic” Anti-Nation. When you have Cuban-Americans and Portuguese defining themselves entirely in opposition to the white majority of the United States, something has gone wrong. Abolishing the increasingly absurd and arbitrary “Hispanic” census category, and the official benefits that derive from it, is an essential start.
  2. The Agricultural Lobby. Splitting this selfish and short-sighted interest group off from the Open Borders Lobby is vital. One obvious possibility: a guest-worker program coupled with abolition of birthright citizenship. Even Treason Lobby-funding heiress Helen Krieble has indicated she would accept this. In the long run, a return to mechanization, conceivably forced by mandating high wages, and adopting a strong pro-worker position. Agricultural companies will then need to use less labor intensive methods or die.
  3. RINOism. It is a cliché, but still true: Republican politicians compulsively move Leftward because they will be praised by the MSM for their “evolution.” For better or worse, immigration patriotism is mostly a conservative issue and most of these Republicans who support various Amnesty schemes are “moderates.” Therefore, immigration patriots should pay close attention to any effort at removing “moderate” Republicans and replacing them with a more conservative candidate. Though conservatism and immigration patriotism are by no means the same thing, in political terms, most of the time they are on the same side.
  4. The Armed Forces. It’s disturbing that vets like Kinzinger and McSally supported this scheme. Obviously, bad things have been happening in the Armed Forcces for some time—McSally, for example, is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and the first female combat pilot. i.e. is a life-long beneficiary of Affirmative Action. It is now urgent that politicians be forced to take positions on the increasing Cultural Marxist indoctrination in the Armed Forces, as reflected on classes on “White Privilege” and the punishment against military chaplains who support traditional marriage. Veterans are an important potential source of resistance to multiculturalism and the attempt to remake America, and immigration patriots need to ensure this group remains on our side.
These Republican defections indicate again that American politics has what Mark Steyn has termed a “One-and-a-half” Party System. The Democrats and a good chunk of the Republicans can be counted on to fully support any scheme that will bring more foreigners into the country.
If patriots want to reverse this process, they will need to not just oppose mass immigration—but the underlying forces that allow pro-Amnesty Republicans to remain in office.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

China: Emergence of a potential supergiant

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China: Emergence of a potential supergiant

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China's growth is breathtaking. It uses about half the world's cement supplies and about a third of all steel production. Its consumer market for mobile phones is growing at an incredible rate and the number of Internet users is multiplying fast. This country of some 1.3 billion people is very thirsty for oil and gas—a significant factor in today's high fuel prices.
According to author Harriet Sargeant, “China's need for energy supplies is taking it all over the world, from Asia to Russia and even South America where it has signed trade pacts with Brazil and energy exploration deals with Argentina” ( Daily Mail,“Unleashing the Dragon,” April 12).
The United States is very concerned about China's intentions on several fronts. Some five years ago, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice wrote: “China resents the role of the United States in [the] Asia-Pacific region” ( The Economist, March 26). Although in her recent visit there she did not mention this problem directly, it still exists as the Asia-Pacific area has traditionally been under heavy American influence, especially since World War II.
To limit Chinese military expansion, the United States has at least temporarily persuaded the European Union not to remove sanctions and start sending sophisticated military hardware to this Far Eastern country. Militarily, America also worries about aggressive Chinese intentions toward Taiwan and wonders why it does not restrain the nuclear ambitions of North Korea in a more convincing fashion.
Harriet Sargeant, who has arranged for the publishing of a new book titled Shanghai, poses some frightening questions in her Daily Mail article. “Would China press the button? It's the new superpower, gobbling up the world's resources. But in its desperate quest for energy, China is forging dangerous alliances that could push us to the brink of nuclear war … China's ruling elite appears to only dimly understand the forces they have unleashed” (emphasis added).
Yet she cautions us that “this then is not a new Cold War and China is not Russia. Despite a conflict of interest, the U.S. and China depend on each other for financial success and even economic stability. China's demand stimulates world economic growth on which American prosperity depends.”
Keep your eyes on China. Clearly it has become a capitalist country, but with a dictatorial communist government—a very dangerous combination in this explosive world. (Sources: Daily Mail [London], The Economist .)

STOP bills givving licenses and in-state tuition to illegals in NC, NE, TX, CA, NV, and CT!!!!

An interesting article from about licenses and in-state tuition. This follows this post about the book "Camp of the Saints" that you can add to your summer reading. This follows this post about the TPP. This follows this post about drought and immigration. This follows this post on HOW amnesty is funded in ways other than the DHS. Remember, “Amnesty” means ANY non-enforcement of existing immigration laws! This follows this comment and this post about how to Report Illegal Immigrants! Also, you can read two very interesting books HERE.
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Contact the highest ranking Republican in each state below with this message:

Your Honor,
Please do not allow any bills to pass that give licenses and in-state tuition to illegals.
Looking for your support,

Illegal Immigration Supporting Bills Defeated in FL & MN but...

ALIPAC would like to thank all of you who have successfully fought and defeated legislation in Minnesota and Florida that would have given drivers licenses to illegal aliens which would help the illegals drive to jobs they are not supposed to have!

Unfortunately, there are still bills to give licenses and in-state tuition to illegals moving in NC, NE, and TX. And now we have detected new groups of bills on the move in California and Nevada, and they are beating us in Connecticut where we do not even have anyone in our network giving us reports of what is happening there!

Yours in the cause,

William Gheen
Post Office Box 30966, Raleigh, NC 27622-0966
Tel: (919) 787-6009 Toll Free: (866) 703-0864
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PS: We are trying to hold back the illegal alien advance while the court case supported by 26 states challenging Obama's Executive Amnesty proceeds. It looks like at this moment the illegals are on course to win a major victory by securing licenses for illegals in Nebraska soon. Please make a donation right away to deploy ALIPAC's activists in the hope we can once again turn the tide of battle in NE as we have in other states before with our national networks....

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Falling police numbers have created deep problems in the inner cities

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In Brief...World News Review Anarchy and Disorder Increase in England

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The crime correspondent of The Daily Telegraph recently wrote: “Falling police numbers have created deep problems in the inner cities with violence and disorder amounting to 'anarchy' outside pubs and clubs at night in London, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester.” These are four of England's major population centers.
Some city forces are policing difficult areas with only half of the officers available five years ago. For this and other reasons (i.e., the general breakdown of society), mindless thuggery is definitely on the increase in England.
Somewhat symbolic of what is happening to British society were the thousands of pounds of damage caused to a London bus by rioting pupils. The indignant bus company CEO reacted by personally driving this bus to the school premises and showing the headmaster the massive damages to the interior. Then he promptly cancelled all runs to this London school.
Of particular concern were the London riots that occurred on the first of May when the finest officers of the Metropolitan Police squared off against 4,000 anticapitalist protesters near the Houses of Parliament. But before these violent rioters were fully brought under control they had managed to deface Sir Winston Churchill's statue in Parliament Square plus a treasured war memorial in the area-both historic symbols of British willingness to protect their national integrity.
Churchill is a national hero universally credited with being one of the most important World War II leaders who helped save the world from fascism. In many people's minds he was Britain's man of the century. Yet these violent thugs deliberately desecrated his statue and daubed it with the word “murderer.”
Daily Mail columnist Lynda Lee-Potter commented, “This vile anarchic army of would-be destroyers was recruited through the Internet. The potential viciousness on the day appealed to every failure, every embittered useless troublemaker and yob in the land.
“The genuine protesters were totally swamped by those who had destruction in their hearts”(emphasis added). But the Bible counsels all who would place themselves in a position where they could be potential accomplices to the desecration of revered national monuments. “You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people” (Exodus 22:28 Exodus 22:28You shall not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of your people.
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A whole generation in Britain has not been taught even the most basic of biblical teachings-the Ten Commandments. We are now reaping the bitter fruits of our careless neglect. ( The Daily Mail, The Economist, The Daily Telegraph (all London).)

Democrat Senators urge Obama to “dramatically increase” Muslim refugee flow to US

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Democrat Senators urge Obama to “dramatically increase” Muslim refugee flow to US

obamaWhat could possibly go wrong? How about this: “FBI counter-terrorism experts…have openly admitted it is virtually impossible to screen Syrian refugees.” And remember, that is Obama’s clueless and politically correct FBI, and they’re still acknowledging something that their Chief has never admitted and would not be disposed to admit.
“Democrats call for ‘flood’ of Muslims to U.S.,” by Leo Hohmann, WND, May 24, 2015:
A group of 14 Democrat senators has written a letter to President Obama urging him to “dramatically increase” the number of Syrian refugees being resettled into American cities and towns.
They say the U.S. needs to take in at least 65,000 Syrians as permanent refugees over the next year-and-a-half.
“While the United States is the largest donor of humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees, we must also dramatically increase the number of Syrian refugees that we accept for resettlement,” says the four-page letter to Obama, copied to Secretary of State John Kerry and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
More than 3.5 million Syrians are registered with the United Nations as refugees, and the U.N. wants to assign about 350,000 of them to so-called “third-party countries.”
The 14 senators, led by Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., cite the research of the Refugee Council USA to make their case for 65,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016. RCUSA is the main lobbying arm of the nine agencies that contract with the federal government to resettle refugees in cities and towns across America.
The more refugees brought into the country, the more government grants doled out to the nine resettlement agencies. Among them are the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Church World Service, International Rescue Committee and the National Association of Evangelicals’ World Relief.
More than 90 percent of Syrian refugees will be Muslim
Of the 843 Syrians resettled in the U.S. since the start of the Syrian civil war, 92 percent have been Muslim and about 7 percent Christian. Syria’s overall population is 90 percent Muslim and close to 10 percent Christian.
“The vast majority of these refugees are women and children, including two million children,” the letter states, using language similar to what Democrats used to justify the entry of some 60,000 unaccompanied alien children from Central America last year. “An entire generation of Syrian children is at risk.
“More than ten thousand Syrian children have been killed, and half of Syrian refugee children are not attending school, more than one-hundred thousand are working to support their families, and thousands are unaccompanied or separated from their parents.
“[W]e urge your Administration to work to accept at least 50 percent of Syrian refugees whom UNCHR [United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees] is seeking to resettle, consistent with our nation’s traditional practice under both Republican and Democratic Presidents.”
The letter also addresses the security concerns about accepting Syrians who may have ties to the various Islamic extremist factions fighting to overthrow and replace Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. Among them are ISIS, Jabat al-Nusra and the Free Syrian Army.
“We fully support your Administration’s efforts to ensure that any potential security concerns are addressed by strengthening security checks for refugees with the latest technology and information,” the letter states.
“Refugees are the most carefully vetted of all travelers to the U.S., with extensive biometric, biographic, intelligence, and law enforcement checks involving numerous agencies,” the letter says, parroting the U.S. State Department talking points about the quality of the screening process for refugees.
The problem with that argument, however, is that it has been debunked by FBI counter-terrorism experts who have openly admitted it is virtually impossible to screen Syrian refugees, precisely because U.S. agents don’t have access to reliable biometric and law enforcement data. As WND previously reported, Michael Steinbach, deputy assistant director of the FBI counter-terrorism unit, admitted at a hearing before the House Homeland Security committee on Feb. 11 that reliable records are not available in a “failed state” like Syria….