Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Wednesday’s paranoid Ledger blasts Christie an s un-American and immoral for saying that he will not permit any Syrian Refuges into our State. Christie however is only one of 27 Governors whose states have taken the same stance
The refugees from various locations are all fleeing threats to their lives. Almost all Americans themselves or their ancestors came to this continent under such circumstances. While itis true that most arrived here in a regulated legal manner there are some who are true “illegals”. It is also true that our Constitution states that a person born in this country is without reservations, a citizen.
We are living in a time of fear from terrorist attacks and one where hundreds of thousand humans are fleeing from their native land due to active aggressions against their lives. This is not limited to Syria and Iraq but includes countries on all the continents.
Recent terrorism has not been limited not only to the bombing of the Russian plane, or the murderous forays in Paris, but also bombings in Beirut Lebanon as well as in the last two months in Ankara (Turkey) where explosions left over100 dead. Pakistan, the Philippines and of course the Boko-Haram bombings in Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.
My point is that we live in a world where terrorist attacks on innocent civilians is the norm, not the exception. It will have to be a global effort to wipe out such groups as ISIS, or the Boko-Haram, or the Iran supported Hezbollah.
No amount of Arial bombings can accomplish that; it will take boots on the ground with its accompanying casualties. That will require a cooperation by all affected with ignoring religious and political differences. Above all, the locals have to be supportive in the process of destroying the terrorists.
Any effort by us to destroy ISIS without the active participation of such a confederations of nations such as Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Turkey, Egypt other Islamic nations both predominantly Sunni or Shia, plus European Union countries as well as Russia will be doomed to failure.
And above all we must eliminate all other terrorists, even if they are only in Africa or Southeast Asia.
Finally I would condemn bigots such as Senator Cruz who would only admit Christians, as if they are beyond being terrorists. Remember Oklahoma City.