by LT. COLONEL JAMES G. ZUMWALT, USMC (RET) November 24, 2015
Navigating America's ship-of-state in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris by Islamic State jihadis, President Barack Obama has made an incredulous decision to sail full speed ahead into some very dangerous waters.
Islamic State boasts about having used the influx of Syrian refugees flooding Europe as concealment to position terrorists for those attacks. Despite this and despite warnings as to the dangers of doing so, Obama has announced he will press forward with resettling thousands of Syrian refugees in the U.S.
Over a century ago, another ship navigated into harms way when a captain refused to heed warnings he was given - opting instead to sail full speed ahead. Motivated by ego rather than the safety of the lives entrusted to him, Captain Edward J. Smith sealed Titanic's fate.
As Obama not only ignores warnings about terrorists hiding among Syrian refugees but also aggressively fights efforts to improve the vetting process for them, he - like Captain Smith - will not be remembered kindly by history for the consequences of his decision.
Smith's gross negligence that April night in 1912 cost the lives of 1,516 passengers. Obama's negligence, which might even prove criminal, will cost many more lives among 321 million passengers onboard his ship.
Obama remains committed to relocating Syrian refugees - most of whom are neither Syrian nor refugees but immigrants seeking the economic benefits of democratic welfare states. He mocks Republicans opposed to this effort, claiming they fear "widows and orphans" - most of whom are neither as 70 percent are young males.
Even if the Muslim immigrants were primarily women and children, they too have willingly played roles as suicide bombers. Hasna Aitboulahcen most recently may have become Europe's first female suicide bomber, allegedly blowing herself up as Paris police closed in on Abdelhamid Abaaoud - the mastermindof the attacks. As will be the case with many future immigrants who turn radical, her own family and friends' vetting process failed to identify her as a threat.
A black market for fake Syrian passports exists in Turkey. Meanwhile, Muslim immigrants headed for the U.S. carrying false passports have been caught by alert officials in Honduras. Such routing and financial ability to purchase airfare suggest possible Islamic State funding.
In saying he will press forward to resettle Syrian refugees, Obama ignores evidence of the European turmoil Muslim immigration is creating. Videos show endless waves of Muslims descending upon villages like swarms of locusts, stripping towns of anything of value. Bloodied homeowners are shown in disbelief and shocknothing is done to protect them or their property as law enforcement is simply overwhelmed by the sheer numbers involved.
Even if no terrorists were among them, these immigrants clearly come armed with a lack of intent to respect the host nation's laws.
While a U.S. relocation effort would undoubtedly be better organized, historically once a Muslim population grows in numbers, it exhibits a more aggressive side - one focusing on maximizing its culture and laws, as mandated by Islam, at the expense of those of the host nation.
Earlier this month, the first American city in history, Hamtramck, just outside Detroit, elected a Muslim majority to its town council - control of which was relinquished by a shrinking Polish population.
An exuberant Muslim council member could not contain his joy over this landmark event as Islam had established its first elected foothold on American soil. Harboring no interest in unity, he boasted, "Today we show the Polish and everybody else."
Towns such as Hamtramck will become future breeding grounds for jihadists - just like the Belgian city of Molenbeek was for Paris terrorist mastermind Abaaoud.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Obama's denial in linking Islam to terrorism has gotten worse. While in Turkey this week speaking about the slaughter, he shockingly chose to describe the attacks as a "setback."
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