By Allan Wall, September 6, 2021
After the debacle in Afghanistan, our government is bringing in Afghan refugees, possibly a couple hundred thousand or so.
How thoroughly are these Afghans being vetted?
Or is just being able to get on a plane at the Kabul airport vetting enough?
Don’t worry, says CNN, which ran an article entitled Fact check: Afghans coming to US are not ‘unvetted refugees’, by Tara Subramaniam and Holmes Lybrand.
The article complains that “…a number of Republicans and conservative media outlets raised concerns that Afghans are coming to the US without first being vetted.”
On the contrary, say Subramaniam and Lybrand, “It’s misleading to suggest that Afghan refugees who are coming to the US following the Taliban’s takeover are not being vetted. Intelligence, law enforcement, and counterterrorism professionals are conducting security screenings for all Afghans permitted to enter the US. And according to officials and experts, evacuated Afghans are being vetted sometimes more than once — both before leaving Afghanistan and in transit countries where they’re taken ahead of arriving in the US.”
There you go, no problem.
Our own President, Joseph R. Biden, assures us, “Anyone arriving in the United States will have undergone a background check.”
Who could doubt the word of President Biden, a stickler for detail if there ever was one?
Jake Sullivan is on top of things also:
“According to national security adviser Jake Sullivan, that background check includes both biographic information and biometric vetting, such as voiceprints, iris scans, palm prints and facial photos.”
“‘We are running biometric and biographic background checks on Afghan evacuees before bringing them to the United States,’ Sullivan said Monday [August 30].”
OK, so they got their fingerprints and other biometrics? And “biographic information”? How detailed was that?
With the current state of Afghanistan, how much information can you get from there anyway?
How about background information as to their ideological views? Do they support Sharia law, for example?
Oops, according to polling, most Afghans do.
Shouldn’t Afghan refugees be vetted at least as thoroughly as were the Capitol protestors of January 6th?
On his September 1st episode, Tucker Carlson raised another question, as to where these Afghan refugees are going, and possibly why.
Tucker pointed out that, of the 119,000 Afghans evacuated from Afghanistan, ”[V]ery few…were translators or aides or contractors. The allies we’re hearing so much about, who fought with the U.S. military and who deserve our support and may deserve our support. Of that group, there are only a few thousand. You can be sure of this from a lot of different signs, but here’s one sign: the health department in Alexandria, Virginia, a very liberal town, taking thousands of refugees. The health department there just put up this urgent request, ‘Alexandria Health Department is looking for Pashto/Dari speakers to assist with translation support for recent arrivals.’”
“Oh, so the one thing we know about these recent arrivals is they’re not translators because translators probably wouldn’t need translators. These are instead refugees who don’t speak English.”
Great observation, Tucker.
“So the question is, where are they going next? Where all these people will be living three years from now? That’s a fair question. You can tell it’s a highly relevant question because whenever you ask it, the Biden administration servants in the national news media start to screech about how you’re a racist and need to shut up immediately.”
Tucker showed a brief segment of CNN’s Chris Cuomo interviewing Fareed Zakaria, talking about how it’s racist for Americans to question the Afghan refugee program.
Tucker pointed out that Fareed Zakaria resides in (overwhelmingly white) Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard, and he quips that “[W]e’ve been begging the State Department, please send 125,000 Afghan refugees to Chilmark on Martha’s Vineyard, because the people there are open-minded. Clearly, they are. How many refugees do you think are going to wind up in Chilmark? Right around zero.”
Tucker points out that Afghan refugees are being resettled in swing states Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia, and in Texas, which Democrats want to turn blue.
So there could well be a political motive here, eh? Isn’t that interesting?
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