Family Security Matters
A United Nations (UN) committee on Monday awarded “observer” status to a UK-based Palestinian organization, which advocates for Israel’s destruction, Fox Newsreports.
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC), which allegedly serves as a Hamas front, earned the important designation on the UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), enabling the radical group to receive official UN badges and complete access to UN facilities. The PRC’s new status also allows it to partake in UN debates in New York, Geneva, and Vienna.
The UN Committee features a 19-member panel including countries notorious for committing human rights violations such as Iran, Sudan, Pakistan, Venezuela, Russian, and China.
The move prompted harsh criticism from Israel, pointing out the PRC has direct ties to Hamas.
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by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
Homeland Security secretary Jeh Johnson gave some peculiar testimony in a House hearing Tuesday about two men tied to a designated terrorist organization who, he says, fled to Canada after “they were released by the judge” in an immigration hearing. Representative Jason Chaffetz pressed Secretary Johnson on the matter but appears either to have run out of time or not known what to ask. He and the committee should follow up promptly.
The story begins back in September when the pair, along with two other companions, were caught attempting to enter the United States through Mexico. It was quickly reported that four terrorists had tried to enter the country, igniting concerns that Islamic State cells were taking root here. Johnson quickly moved to ease those concerns by revealing that the four men were, in fact, Kurds associated with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
The PKK is a delicate subject for the Obama administration at the moment. In Iraq and Syria, the Kurds are fighting our enemy, the Islamic State, and PKK forces are among their most effective fighters. The PKK, however, is itself a designated terrorist organization under American law. The administration thus faces a problem similar to that which hamstrings its support for the so-called moderate Syrian opposition: aiding the enemy of our enemy is material support to terrorism – a serious federal crime. (As I’ve noted time and again, the “moderate” Syrian opposition is rife with anti-Western Muslim Brotherhood elements and its most effective fighters are al-Qaeda affiliates.)
At the time of their detention, Secretary Johnson vowed that DHS would deport the four Kurds. But at yesterday’s hearing, he admitted that two were still detained and, worse, the other two had been released and had fled to Canada. Regarding the latter pair, the secretary claimed that their release was:
What could possibly go wrong?
Via The Cable:
With conditions continuing to deteriorate in Syria, the Obama administration is making a major policy shift by agreeing for the first time to allow thousands of new Syrian refugees into the United States, The Cable has learned.
The numbers are relatively small: just 2,000 refugees, compared to an estimated two million people who have fled Syria during the civil war. But it’s a significant increase from the 90 or so Syrian refugees who have been permanently admitted to the U.S. in the last two years. And it’s not entirely uncontroversial. The refugees, mostly women and children, will be screened for terrorist ties — a process that could take a year or more to complete.
Unlike previous efforts by the Department of Homeland Security to give temporary protected status to Syrians already in the United States, the State Department effort will bring in Syrians from overseas for permanent resettlement in America.
“Referrals will come within the next four months. We will need to interview people and perform security and medical checks,” Kelly Clements, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration, tellsThe Cable.
The Campaigner in Chief has shifted into the next gear. In his weekly radio address, he said we need to drill for more oil and that by doing so would create more jobs. Remember, Obama is in Campaign Mode and will say anything to get re-elected. I will give Obama credit for one thing, he does know how to campaign, he just doesn’t know when to shut-up. He’s like the used car salesman that keeps calling you after the sale, trying to get you to buy the car you already bought. People don’t seem to remember that it was Obama that signed the oil moratorium after the BP oil rig explosion and he continued to sign them even after a Federal Judge said it was illegal for him to do it. Remember when George Bush was in Office and Congress had a fit when gas prices sky rocketed? Funny how you don’t hear that now, now that there is a Democrat/Socialist/Progressive/Marxist in the White House.
Corruption has taken over Washington and the Politicians should be held accountable.
Judicial Watch has done a great job investigating Obama, below are just a few items they have found.
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