September 30, 2010, - 2:24 pm

Warned Ya: German Terrorists Planned to Use Bush Visa Waivers to Enter US (VIDEO)

By Debbie Schlussel

Over and over during the Bush Administration, I decried George W. Bush’s boneheaded policy of granting visa waivers (including here, here, here, here, and here) to those with passports from an ever growing list of countries, most of them in Europe. But despite my criticism and that of others, President Bush sent his incompetent Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff to sign treaty after treaty with dozens of countries, waiving the need for a visa for anyone holding a passport (real or fake) from those countries to enter the United States. Although the program was started in 1986, President Bush is the one who not only refused to end it, but ramped it up, making visa waiver treaties with and adding most of the 36 countries on the list. Now, we learn that German Muslim terrorists planned to take advantage of the Bush visa waiver policy to get into the U.S. and attack civilians.

You probably heard the stories, this week, about the threats of terrorist attacks on European countries, like France and Great Britain, which were uncovered by German authorities when they caught a German-Pakistani Muslim returning from a terrorist training camp in July. The terrorist told him that many German Muslims, including converts, were training in Pakistan for planned terrorist attacks against “soft” and “economic” targets in France, Britain, and elsewhere. But what you don’t know–as noted in the ABC News “Nightline” video report, below–is that they also were looking to do the same thing here in the U.S. That’s why Germans were chosen. As noted in the report, they would use their German passports to avoid the scrutiny–including an interview at the U.S. Embassy and a stricter background check–required to get a visa to the U.S. By the way, most of these men went to the Hamburg Mosque, where the 9/11 attacks were planned. In August, the Germans shut down the mosque in response. (But I’m sure they’ll find a new gathering hole.)

I’m sure the partisan right that has forgotten all the horrid things the man they elected for eight years will once again remind me that Barack Obama is President now. Uh, yeah, but BUSH–NOT OBAMA–is the guy who did this. YES. BUSH. Where was your outrage when Bush did this? You’d be hollering from rooftops if Obama did it. But I guess when the Bush disaster repeatedly comes back to bite us in the butt, I should blame Obama. Sorry. But I warned you on Bush. You said and did nothing, anyway. ‘Cuz, hey, he told us he was the “counterterrorism President,” and since he said it, I must take him at his empty word and now focus on Obama. After all, like Bush said, people with British or German or French or Spanish passports would never commit terrorist attacks against America, right? There aren’t any Muslims in any of these countries, right?

We’re lucky the Germans caught this guy and learned of the plots. If they hadn’t caught him and more Americans were murdered, you could thank President Bush and his brain-addled visa waiver program. And there will be others who will make it into the U.S. because of that program. It’s probably already happened a thousand times already. Miss Bush yet? Counterterrorism President? More like Counter-Counterrorism President. Miss Him Yet?

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5 Responses

Not really…

The Visa Waiver program supposedly covers friendly countries but even there reside Muslims hostile to the US. And they’ve found a giant loophole to get into this country. Having visas provides an additional layer of security. The consul can at least meet the person who wants to visit the US and determine what their intentions are and decide whether they should be allowed in. What the VW program does is strip them of that authority.

In the Age Of 9/11 and Al Qaeda we should making it harder, not easier, for foreigners to enter this country. Not all of them are tourists or genuine businessmen.

We need to junk that program.

NormanF on September 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm

If these terrorists try this type of attack anywhere in the US where there is concealed carry and open carry, they are going to get their ass handed to them. Of course, they will probably attack in a city where there is “gun control” and a location where there is additional rules against weapons, such as a university. It’s too bad that the police and the military have to come in and mop up after a massacre instead of the attackers being met with a hail of lead in the face as soon as they draw their weapons.

RT on September 30, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Germany was one of the first group of visa waiver countries from back when the program was created under George Bush I and has been since. Nothing to do with George Bush II. The problem is that Muslims have infiltrated several European countries since the program was created. Basically the only Visa Waiver Country with only small Muslim populations is Iceland, Korea and Japan. Ireland, New Zealand, and Solvenia have much smaller Muslim populations that Germany, Greece, UK, and France. The recent expansion to Korea, Solvenia, Lithuania, Latvia, etc. has not been a big problem vis-a-via Muslims. It is the older countries that present the threat. Only Greece of the new countries in the program is a problem. The ESTA program where they pre-register before they board the aircraft is a big improvement though.

Federale on October 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Indeed the visa waver should be scrapped. Not all people with German, British, French or Danish passports are in fact German, British, French or Danish. They are muslims from Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, Arabia, Morocco and other islamic hellholes hell bent on destruction of western culture and the nations whose passports they carry and most of all America where they wish to go to carry out jihad.

Edward on November 13, 2010 at 3:19 am

G W Bush, the gift that keeps on giving, like AIDS, rabies, CHF, diabetes, toe nail fungus, leprosy, etc.

Miriam on July 18, 2012 at 4:14 pm

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