Letter: Syrians are already here | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Syrians are already here

Let’s see, the one letter in the Post Independent is saying that we need to take on any and all Syrian refugees. The erroneous part of the letter is that the Syrians will be on a waiting list for two years? I have just talked to relatives in Texas and there are now 200 of those Syrian refugees that are here already and our government is not waiting for them to be checked out.

They have only been in the U.S. a few days and already Obama has decided that they are going to be disbursed to a city near you. So where did the two-year vetting come in, is this just another lie by officials? Probably so. Obama can’t wait for them to be checked out, after all they are women and children.

Is there a possibility of a terrorist among the refugees? Yes. Do the terrorists care if we are too gullible? I doubt it. Can we trust that our government is going to be there if there is a problem? No. Are we safer tomorrow than today? Absolutely not. Do we have a lot of homegrown terrorists? Yes.

Now somebody in the paper stated that our government is following every known terrorist here in the USA and has been, so we are now quite safe.

If you think I believe one word that has come out of the mouth of Hickenlooper or Obama, I don’t. Both have lied repeatedly. So if you have any good common sense, you would want to protect your family over any Syrian refugee.

It’s odd that one of the Colorado Legislature members also feels that Hickenlooper isn’t doing this because of the plight of the refugees: Hickey’s excuse is that nobody trusts Obama because of all of his lies and he just wants to be supportive of him at your families expense. Good luck with that one.

Jane Spaulding

Carbondale

Editor’s note: The Syrian civil war began in 2011. The New York Times reports that the United States had taken in 1,854 Syrian refugees from 2012 through September and provided this map: http://tinyurl.com/SyrianRefugeeMap. The Guardian last month put the number at 2,172 Syrians relocated in the U.S. since 2012.


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