July 19, 2011, - 1:01 pm

US Govt: Hey, We Didn’t Screen 58,000 Iraqi Refugees We Let In, Might Be Terrorists

By Debbie Schlussel

This is another one of those “Told Ya Sos.”  Over the years, I’ve warned over and over on this site that the federal government did not screen any of the tens of thousands of Iraqi “refugees” we let into this country as a result of President Bush’s war on Iraq.   As I’ve repeatedly noted, we don’t know who any of these people are, we have no way of checking if the names they give are real, and we have no way of knowing if they are Islamic terrorists.  As I’ve also noted, several of these Iraqi immigrants have, indeed, turned out to be terrorists, including Mr. X a/k/a Noureddine Malki a/k/a Almaliki Nour a/k/a Abu Hakim a/k/a Abdulhakeem Nour, a man who became a U.S. Army translator and notified Al-Qaeda of our troop movements in Iraq so they could be blown up.  And there was that Kentucky Iraqi, Waad Ramadan Alwan, who had participated in producing IEDs and blowing up U.S. soldiers for Al-Qaeda.  And, finally, I’ve noted that Citizenship and Immigration Services adjudicators spend less than six minutes per potential Iraqi citizen before largely rubber stamping them into permanent legal status here in the U.S.


Shukran [Thanks], America, For Not Screening Me For Terrorism Before You Let Me In; Now Try and Find Me

Now, the feds are finally admitting that I was right and are trying to find over 58,000 Iraqis we let into this country legally, in order to determine if they are terrorists.  Good luck with that.  Good luck finding all of them in the great American abyss.  And good luck determining if they are Islamic terrorists.  There’s simply no way to be certain they are not.  If someone tells you his name is Milad Arabo (a Christian name), there is simply no way to go to Iraq and find out if his name isn’t really Mohammed Al-Tikriti (a Muslim from Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit) or Ali Hassan (usually a Shi’ite Muslim name).

Authorities are rescreening more than 58,000 Iraqi refugees living in the United States to determine whether lapses in immigration security allowed former insurgents and potential terrorists to enter the country, U.S. officials said.

The investigation was given added urgency after U.S. intelligence agencies warned that al-Qaida leaders in Iraq and Yemen had tried to exploit immigration loopholes in an attempt to infiltrate the country with their operatives.

The rescreening began late last year after the FBI learned that an Iraqi man in Kentucky had participated in roadside bomb attacks in Iraq before he was granted U.S. political asylum in 2009. He and another Iraqi refugee were arrested in an FBI sting in May on charges of trying to send explosives and missiles to Iraq for use against Americans.

So far, immigration authorities have given the FBI the names of about 300 Iraqi refugees for further investigation. The FBI won’t say whether any have been arrested or pose a potential threat. . . .

They checked the data against military, law enforcement and intelligence databases that were not available or were not used during the initial screening process or which were not searched using sufficient Arabic spelling and name variations.

It addition to the Iraqis, authorities have rescreened a smaller number of refugees from Yemen, Somalia and other countries where terrorist groups are active. About 18,000 Iraqi refugees were admitted last year, but the number has fallen sharply since new screening procedures were imposed.

About 30,000 Iraqis have applied for asylum

Oh, and just so you know, US Citizenship and Immigration Services says it is only re-screening those Iraqis admitted to the U.S. from fiscal years 2007 and on. Those Iraqis who came here before are free to commit their terrorism unchecked.

Also, as I’ve noted with so many examples on this site over the years, many of those who aren’t or weren’t terrorists are still a tremendous problem for America, as a good deal of them are Muslims who impose their extremist views on America. Some have perpetrated honor killings against their daughters. Several have been caught molesting children. Etc., etc., etc., ad absurdum.

Both Presidents Bush and Obama bear responsibility for this disaster.  Both brought in tens of thousands of Iraqis onto U.S. soil on their watch.  But, frankly, Bush bears more blame because it was his war, in which he spent thousands of U.S. lives and gazillions of U.S. funds to take Iraq away from brutal America-hating Sunni Muslim hands and give it to brutal Iran-backed America-hating Shi’ite Muslims.  And while he kept telling us that things are now better there, he kept bringing more and more of them over here.  And they are still coming, none of them properly screened.

10 Responses

Yup. Bring ’em all in unchecked. And note that there are a hell of a lot more from other countries that have gone unscreened. On top of that, we have porous borders to the north and south. Thank you, W and Senator Lettuce. Thank you, muslim in Chief. Glad to have known and to know you and your ilk will always have this country’s back.

pats on July 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Absolutely correct DS, it’s not just Obama’s who to be blamed for this nonsense, but also Bush deserves the blame as well as Obama. Heck, I blame Bush a tad more than Obama for bringing more Iraqi refugee immigrants into this country, this happend under Bush reign during the course of the Iraq War.

Debbie, your not the only right winger who called out Bush on his own insanity, but also Michael Savage called out George Bush Jr. as well for bringing Iraqi refugee immigrants and also Somali refugee immigrants as well. And why are we sending more and more of them into my country, whereas we all know that the majority of them refuse NOT to assimilate to our culture and our ways of living, etc., that’s a fact!

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 19, 2011 at 3:55 pm

shouldn’t napolitano be losing her job over this???

howardroark on July 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Napoli-Reno (as she is affectionately known as by many of us in AZ) deserves a promotion! (Isn’t this how it works in government?). She was a miserable, inept governor. Because of this and her support for then candidate Obama, Barry saw potential in her and thought she was a great fit for his administration… and he was correct thus promoting her! Don’t expect things to get either when she leaves. Word is that things are more screwed up in DHS with her behind the wheel that it will take a good long time for anyone to correct the damage done.

    pats on July 19, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Of course Ms. Napolitano should be fired for this, hell, she should’ve been fired for numerous things over the last couple of years since she became Obama’s DHS secretary, ie failed plot after failed plot by islamist sleeper cell nutjobs in this country who tried their best to commit “jihad” against we the american population (from all races, ages and religion BTW).

“A nation is defined by its borders, language & culture!”

Sean R. on July 19, 2011 at 4:31 pm

A major point is missed. Bush was both clueless and deceived by people around him such as Grover Norquist. But Bush at least loved this country.

Obama on the other hand hates our guts and everything that is decent about this country. He’s a natural. Obama will ensure that the Muslim refugee flow continues and if possible increases to bring about his “change”.

No, contrary to what Schlussel says, Obama is the true bad guy with his intent to “change”, while Bush was just clueless.

philososky on July 19, 2011 at 7:41 pm

This country is an insane asylum run by the inmates. Every news item gets worse and it will take more than blogging to correct it.

Arejaymack on July 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I am Canadian ,I am not affiliated with any religion. My family is European and north American Indian . However some persons and their dogma, seem to want some sort of non existence of our people. Based on a math formula we will be the same color in about 300 , 400 yrs . Not a bad thing if we still get along …. I dought it will be pleasant as it will piss off some ones religious beliefs. This keeps happening over and over again in history…why ???

1Law4all on November 2, 2015 at 3:14 am

Burka?? Hijab?? I think its a good reason to cover your ugly and scary face. My kids freek out when they see a ghoul or witch walking down the street. More ugly people should where a bag on there head. However, walking down the street in Harlem NY, in a white hood is not a good idea. I can guarantee that would not go well.

1Law4all on November 2, 2015 at 3:54 am

I am an Artist, Mechanic and Electrician . I am thinking my next project is going to be, animals in burka as well as hijab.
Camel tows and face, will be first. with a shadow ..nice
Camel face and tows in retreat. will be next…nice
me pissing off aalla Akbar and getting my head cut off .. well I call it freedom of speech and art . See ya ………

1Law4all on November 2, 2015 at 4:18 am

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