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Risking Israel's ire, US takes 1,350 Palestinian refugees
CS Monitor ^ | July 7, 2009 | Patrik Jonsson

Posted on 07/11/2009 7:32:41 AM PDT by AuntB

Atlanta - The State Department confirmed today that as many as 1,350 Iraqi Palestinians – once the well-treated guests of Saddam Hussein and now at outs with much of Iraqi society – will be resettled in the US, mostly in southern California, starting this fall.

It will be the largest-ever resettlement of Palestinian refugees into the US – and welcome news to the Palestinians who fled to Iraq after 1948 but who have had a tough time since Mr. Hussein was deposed in 2003. Targeted by Iraqi Shiites, the mostly-Sunni Palestinians have spent recent years in one of the region's roughest refugee camps, Al Waleed, near Iraq's border with Syria.

"Really for the first time, the United States is recognizing a Palestinian refugee population that could be admitted to the US as part of a resettlement program," says Bill Frelick, refugee policy director at Human Rights Watch in Washington.

Given the US's past reluctance to resettle Palestinians – it accepted just seven Palestinians in 2007 and nine in 2008 – the effort could ruffle some diplomatic feathers.

For many in the State Department and international community, the resettlement is part of a moral imperative the US has to clean up the refugee crisis created by invading Iraq. The US has already stepped up resettlement of Iraqis, some who have struggled to adjust to life in America.*

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; california; enemywithin; immigrantlist; immigration; iraq; palistinians; refugees; terrorism; wot Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: AuntB
A "moral imperative" for the U.S., my fanny.

More Democrat votes? Check.

Less jobs for southern Californians? Check.

More welfare recipients? Check.

Californians seem to have a death wish absent any organized objection to the political goals of Obama and the State Department under Hellarious Clinton.

Leni

2 posted on 07/11/2009 7:37:45 AM PDT by MinuteGal (Please Don't Tell Obama What Comes After a Trillion!)
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To: AuntB

Gaza on the Pacific?


3 posted on 07/11/2009 7:42:12 AM PDT by KitJ (Shall Not Be Infringed)
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To: MinuteGal


A “moral imperative” for the U.S., my fanny.

More Democrat votes? Check.

Less jobs for southern Californians? Check.

More welfare recipients? Check.

Californians seem to have a death wish absent any organized objection to the political goals of Obama and the State Department under Hellarious Clinton.”


Yes, Ma’am!


4 posted on 07/11/2009 7:42:38 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: AuntB

Refugees “never imagined that they would be struggling to survive here in America,” says Alaa Naji....

Well dear Alaa, your hero Obambi did this to America. But I am sure you will receive more benefits ie; welfare, wic, food stamps, medicaid etc. That being there are many Americans here that cannot get those benefits when needed.


5 posted on 07/11/2009 7:42:43 AM PDT by MarineMom613 (Remember 9/11 ~ www.the912project.com)
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To: AuntB

I think there’s a lot more at risk here than “ire.” Taking in these terrorists or terrorist wannabes is sheer folly, if not a deliberate attempt to bring terror onto our shores again.


6 posted on 07/11/2009 7:44:08 AM PDT by MizSterious (Impeach Barak "let them eat cake" Obama, while there's still something of our Republic to save.)
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To: AuntB

Going to hell in a handbasket we are......


7 posted on 07/11/2009 7:44:21 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: AuntB

I don’t know about Southern California, but at least in Northern Cali the amount of trouble and hatred that these people kick up at colleges and Universities is...just OTHER-WORLDLY.

For no group as much as for Pali’s does “speech codes” not apply —they can scream anything in huge, brawling groups, and then be praised for it.

They are also permitted to be openly VIOLENT.

Only a US state that is completely insane would welcome these people.


8 posted on 07/11/2009 7:44:31 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: AuntB
...will be resettled in the US, mostly in southern California, starting this fall.

A plan to put CA back on track financially perhaps? /s

9 posted on 07/11/2009 7:45:15 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AuntB

“It will be the largest-ever resettlement of Palestinian refugees into the US – and welcome news to the Palestinians who fled to Iraq after 1948 but who have had a tough time since Mr. Hussein was deposed in 2003”

This perfectly illustrates where their allegiances lie. So what do we do? We import them and their problems here.


10 posted on 07/11/2009 7:46:37 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: MarineMom613

“Well dear Alaa, your hero Obambi did this to America. “

Yes, but do remember, the Bush Administration started the program to resettle hundreds of thousands of Iraqi refugees.


12 posted on 07/11/2009 7:47:41 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: RedinNY
...what are we doing?

The same thing over and over since Jimma' Carter and the Hmong refugee's.

Redistributing the wealth so to speak.

13 posted on 07/11/2009 7:49:25 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: AuntB

What a brilliant idea! Invite TERRORISTS into our own country- feed, house them, give them educations, then look supriosed as heck when they turn around and murder us for beign infidels in their minds! Heck- let’s just have a ‘reconize the radical silamics’ day, and open our borders to htem and welcome htem in without any quesitons asked- after all, it’s apparently our ‘moral obligation’ to ensure that we treat those who hate us with a passion with all manner of respect and ‘understanding’- to heck with protecting our own citizens!


14 posted on 07/11/2009 7:52:40 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: CottShop

Jordan doesn’t want them—what does that tell you.


15 posted on 07/11/2009 7:55:10 AM PDT by Achilles Heel
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To: AuntB

oh, and let’s not forget to give them full access to online sites that show how to make roadside bombs, suicide belts, and rocket launchers while they are living free of charge, being pampered, and being heralded as ‘refugees from the tyranical Israeli world, and enjoying all the benifits afforded LEGAL, country loving and honoring citizens here i n the US


16 posted on 07/11/2009 7:55:40 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: gaijin; gubamyster; All

Good to see you gaijin!

Also of interest forwarded by NAFBPO today:

U.S. warns of multiple al-Qaida plots

July 7, 2009 - 3:04pm

Intelligence suggests al Qaida operatives are planning to plant multiple explosive devices in several locations. (AP File Photo)
J.J. Green, wtop.com

WASHINGTON - Last week, German authorities discovered that groups of terrorists may have been dispatched from training bases in Pakistan to launch crippling attacks.

In April, U.S. intelligence officials warned Germany about possible terror attacks. Since that time German security officials have reportedly been preparing for massive, multi-layered attacks for which al-Qaida has become known.

Shortly after the April warning, German Ambassador Klaus Scharioth said in an unrelated interview, “You will understand that I can’t go into the details of the terrorist threat, but I can only tell you that we all know that we have to be vigilant and that we have to continue to work very hard on that, but I do not want to go into details.”

Intelligence suggests al-Qaida operatives are planning to plant multiple explosive devices in several locations and detonate them either in a simultaneous or sequential fashion.

U.S. and German intelligence sources say that strategy is designed to emulate the ones employed Bali in 2002 and Madrid in 2004. The idea is to draw in first responders to the scene after the first explosion, and then the subsequent explosions are set off in the same location to inflict maximum casualties.

A U.S. intelligence source with knowledge about the situation says “it is a credible threat, which also includes Germans in North Africa.”

They say as a minimum of 12 al-Qaida operatives who were trained in the tribal region of Pakistan have left the training camps and are headed back to their home countries. Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Egypt are just some of those countries.

According to the source, the threat levels also were raised for many other Western European countries to include concerns for “Turkish Airlines flying passengers from Istanbul to the U.S., the UK and Israel.”

The source says “passengers traveling out-bound from Istanbul to those locations on July Fourth were segregated, screened multiple times, including their bags and told there were concerns for Turkish Airlines flights to these locations.”

Another source headed to Chicago from Istanbul said they were told that there was a specific threat against Turkish Airlines flights headed to those places.

In the U.S., Turkish Airlines flies directly to New York and Chicago.

U.S. Intelligence and German media sources indicate the warning came from the U.S. government, but the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) had arrived at the same conclusion after picking up chatter that al-Qaida is planning an attack during the run-up to the Bundestag election to try to force Germany to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Scharioth is well aware of why Germany is a target.

“We are the third biggest troop contributor in Afghanistan, and we are also the fourth biggest contributor of civilian efforts, training and reconstruction and also trying to help the country to redo the education system, give more girls a chance to get an education and all those things - that’s one thing,” Scharioth says.

The operatives are thought to be skilled in obtaining, assembling and the detonation of explosives that could damage large buildings, disable transit systems and create mass casualties.

This alleged plot is only a part of what concerns Scharioth. A number of rogue nations may be on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons and opening the door to al-Qaida to get ahold of them.

“We have to address the problem of nuclear proliferation because we would be very concerned, if say in 15-20 years, you have 20 nuclear weapon countries and of course the more nuclear weapon countries you have, the greater the risk and you also have to protect those nuclear weapons [so they don’t fall into the wrong hands],” Scharioth says.

Scharioth says he’s grateful that the U.S. and Germany are allies. He praises the cooperative effort given the alternative.

“We believe that the Cold War was dangerous enough. We were very close to a very, very bad situation and everybody who was bearing responsibility can tell you just how close we came,” Scharioth says.

The German government is reportedly concerned enough about this new threat that it is contemplating changes to its emergency response measures.

A U.S. intelligence source with knowledge about the situation says “it is a credible threat, which also includes Germans in North Africa.”

They say as a minimum of 12 al-Qaida operatives who were trained in the tribal region of Pakistan have left the training camps and are headed back to their home countries. Spain, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy and Egypt are just some of those countries.

According to the source, the threat levels also were raised for many other Western European countries to include concerns for “Turkish Airlines flying passengers from Istanbul to the U.S., the UK and Israel.”

The source says “passengers traveling out-bound from Istanbul to those locations on July Fourth were segregated, screened multiple times, including their bags and told there were concerns for Turkish Airlines flights to these locations.”

Another source headed to Chicago from Istanbul said they were told that there was a specific threat against Turkish Airlines flights headed to those places.[snips]

In the U.S., Turkish Airlines flies directly to New York and Chicago.
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=778&sid=1711695

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17 posted on 07/11/2009 7:58:19 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: AuntB

Pfft. ‘Risking Israel’ ire...”

More likely we are deliberately poking them in the eye.


18 posted on 07/11/2009 8:00:56 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Achilles Heel

[[Jordan doesn’t want them—what does that tell you.]]

That our president is about as ignorant as they come?


19 posted on 07/11/2009 8:07:45 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: rlmorel

[[More likely we are deliberately poking them in the eye]]

More like we’re shoving a Kassam Rocket (sp?) down their throats


20 posted on 07/11/2009 8:08:58 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: MinuteGal
From a link off the original article...

“...they find it difficult to work in menial jobs and give up their earlier lifestyle, she says.

This spring, as a stopgap measure, the State Department released $5 million in emergency rent stipends to help refugees on the verge of eviction.

Yasmin and Othman left Iraq last fall to start a new life in Lynn, Mass. Like many refugees, they had imagined a new life – a good one – for themselves and their four children. But now they live on state assistance and food stamps.

The family's small, three-bedroom apartment is dingy, despite their attempts to scrub it. On a bookshelf, photographs of the family in their garden in Iraq remind them of better days.

Othman was twice offered a job as a packer at a bread company, IRC officials say, but he rejected it because he wanted to work as a welder. Othman insists that the packer job wouldn't pay enough to support his family, and he wants to work in his field.

“We came here because we had no safety or security because of the US war in Iraq,” Yasmin says. “But we didn't think people were allowed to live like this in America.... If we could go back to Iraq, we would.”

Sounds like a liberal entitlement rat to me, this is insane!

21 posted on 07/11/2009 8:16:36 AM PDT by califamily4W (Freedom!)
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To: AuntB

What percent of these are TERRORIST?


22 posted on 07/11/2009 8:17:19 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: AuntB

What percent of these are TERRORIST?


23 posted on 07/11/2009 8:17:30 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: 2harddrive

“What percent of these are TERRORIST?”

That really is the problem, isn’t it? No one really knows. I suppose some could be gentle little lambs, but they were friends of Saddam...doesn’t sound good, does it?


24 posted on 07/11/2009 8:20:46 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: MinuteGal

It’s even worse. Saddam brought Palestinians to Iraq to do secret police dirty work to Iraquis that Iraquis wouldn’t do themselves, much as Hitler used a lot of Ukranians in the SS to run extermination camps, like Treblinka. It’s subhumans like that which the usurper is bringing to the US. Wonder why?? Who are the next targets???


25 posted on 07/11/2009 8:21:55 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: EGPWS
Two issues:

The Hmong were on our side!

And, Pali's in Iraq, "well-treated [sunni] guests of Saddam Hussein", had a whole lot cushier life before than did 'Montanards' of SE Asia.

Otherwise, the article just repeats Obama's mantra:
"For many in the State Department and international community, the resettlement is part of a moral imperative the US has to clean up the refugee crisis created by invading Iraq."
WE created palastinian career refugees because we invaded Iraq??

26 posted on 07/11/2009 8:22:03 AM PDT by norton
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To: AuntB

so it begins of changing the demographics of this country to suit the Dems

Can’t have whitey as a majority now can they.

More mosques and muslims to America, seeing as the elft loves them so much send them to San fran and lets see how they love homosexuals


27 posted on 07/11/2009 8:28:56 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: AuntB

What else would you expect from a “Barack Hussein Obama”?


28 posted on 07/11/2009 8:32:27 AM PDT by snowsislander (NRA -- join today! 1-877-NRA-2000)
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To: AuntB

no money
no jobs
dire straights

but we will bring even more unskilled into this country.
I said bozo would do this before the election and so he has.

He will give out much more than this I bet, green cards to Africans, muslims but no never white christian Europeans.

How about those christian in Pakistan, Saudi, Yemen, many parts of Africa etc who are being killed or not allowed to practise their religion?

bozo and his supporters make me sick and right now it has got tot he point of when I see someone with a bozo shirt on or a bumper sticker I say something like how you think he is doing now with all this debt, spending, saying Iran could go nuclear etc

They just look so dumb when confronted that their jaw has dropped and they have no idea what to say


29 posted on 07/11/2009 8:35:16 AM PDT by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick queer sham--- end racism end affirmative action)
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To: AuntB

My curiosity is overwhelming as to why, what brought the Federal Government to the conclusion that specifically Southern California should be targeted for the release into our society of these people nobody even in their part of the World want.

Same thing happened during the time of Obama’s protege Jimmy Carter, but at least those folks didn’t have a history of whackin’ heads off.

I for one am getting mighty tired of the ruling attitude of the Federal Government that is supposed to be subservient to the States, and for purposes that do not include the “ruling” of our lives, but for the protection of our Constitution, and thus our lives.

More and more the Left succeed in reinventing our Government in the light of the tyranny our Founding Fathers sought to reject.

It’s ugly now, but I fear we haven’t seen ugly at its ugliest yet. Don’t post a picture of Helen Thomas please.


30 posted on 07/11/2009 8:36:23 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: AuntB

Why don’t we just give them a free ride back to the West Bank or Gaza? NO, we have to bring them to the U.S. Iraq doesn’t want them, Jordan doesn’t want them, and we can see what Israel has to put up with when they live on their border.

I guess we could say the same thing about the Jews, nobody wanted them, but the Jews aren’t blowing themselves up around the planet just to make a point. I think there’s a real racial issue when it comes to the Jews, but there is good reason to be leery of bringing Palestinians to the U.S. The track record is quite clear.

These folks are a real risk. Per chance they’re decent people, I don’t see a problem with placing them with others like them in the Middle East, and giving the idea to move them to the U.S. a pass.


31 posted on 07/11/2009 8:42:51 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (_Resident of the United States and Kenya's favorite son, Baraaaack Hussein Obamaaaa...)
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To: MinuteGal

It’s too much to hope for poetic justice that the only people killed in the inevitable suicide bombings be State Department employees.


32 posted on 07/11/2009 8:48:37 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything you've been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: b4its2late

“Going to hell in a handbasket we are......”

And not by accident.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2290381/posts?page=1#1


33 posted on 07/11/2009 9:33:52 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: Admin Moderator

I don’t know why that title came out so messed up??? Would you be so kind as to correct it? Thank you!

Should read: Risking Israeli’s ire, US takes 1,350 Palestinian refugees


34 posted on 07/11/2009 9:37:54 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: Islaminaction

FYI


35 posted on 07/11/2009 9:49:59 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: AuntB

The invasion has started here and before we know it things will be as bad as they are in the UK. Islam in American needs to be addressed.


36 posted on 07/11/2009 9:54:41 AM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Islaminaction; Cindy; backhoe

“The invasion has started here and before we know it things will be as bad as they are in the UK. Islam in American needs to be addressed.”

Indeed!


37 posted on 07/11/2009 10:04:21 AM PDT by AuntB (Tired of Left/right coast globalist party power brokers? How 'bout THE HEARTLAND AMERICA PARTY??)
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To: AuntB

Thank you for the ping AuntB.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2289117/posts

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38 posted on 07/11/2009 11:06:01 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: AuntB

Screw it all, just send over c-130’s pick up as many Humas soldiers as want to come now and lets get the show on the road.
Lets avoid the rush and embrace the horror already ...

This is like death by a thousand paper cuts ....

just finish the job Obama ..


39 posted on 07/11/2009 11:44:30 AM PDT by Munz ("We're all here for you OK? It's a circle of love" Rham Emanuel)
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To: AuntB
It's awful easy, these days, to have the sensation that we are drowning in a cesspool... with no end to the excrement pouring in from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
40 posted on 07/11/2009 11:48:24 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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