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Refugees, vs. Migration.

2C06791F00000578-3224305-image-m-5_14415599710342B06829600000578-3182633-image-a-43_1438474040346The above pictures are refugees, landing in Europe – Greece, Hungry, Britain – it doesn’t matter.

I’m going to say that, imo, these are not refugees.   These are Migrants.  Yes, many moving through Syria, and Turkey, in any bid to get to Europe or beyond, they escape armed conflict and threat of death.  But there is a distinction between that, and seeking new teeth.

Migrants choose to move not because of a direct threat of persecution or death, but mainly to improve their lives by finding work, or in some cases for education, family reunion, or other reasons. Unlike refugees who cannot safely return home, migrants face no such impediment to return.

Going out on a limb, I am sure the crowd of hale and hearty migrants in the 1st picture, who look healthy, with their selfie stick, are looking for work.  They, likely, have not been chased from whatever country they came from.  Could be wrong.  Likewise, the two pictured in the 2nd picture, well, they certainly found improvement in their lot once they landed in in the UK, with their generous public welfare benefits.

On the other hand, for many, the middle east is a dangerous place.  One that should be escaped.

The point is, no-one in most countries from an immigration vs. refugee standpoint is making that distinction.  Or they cannot because… .  Well, for many reasons I suppose.  For a lot of reasons.

Happy labor day.

This, Is Why You Need To Be Informed.

migrant-child-dead-beach-turkeyOnce again, with this image conservatives will take a hit – I get it.

No, we don’t need to just let everybody in.  No.  Yes, we need a comprehensive policy.  Yes, I’m sorry that there is that much desperation in the world.  This child is dead.  We are all sad.

What does Obama do about it?

Nothing.

Not a word.

Friends, we are touched by this kind of tragedy.  I understand.  But this tiger needs to be grabbed by the tail.  Where is our foreign policy?

We have none.   We are busy giving Iran niceties, but not projecting power in that region.

Big mistake.  Go ahead, trust the country to a “community organizer.”  Ridiculous.

And also:

Author Robert Spencer wrote Sept. 4 in Front Page Magazine, “This is no longer just a ‘refugee crisis.’ This is a hijrah.”

Hijrah is the Islamic doctrine of migration, which is a form of stealth jihad.

“To emigrate in the cause of Allah – that is, to move to a new land in order to bring Islam there, is considered in Islam to be a highly meritorious act,” Spencer wrote. He cited the following Quranic text:

“And whoever emigrates for the cause of Allah will find on the earth many locations and abundance,” says the Quran. “And whoever leaves his home as an emigrant to Allah and His Messenger and then death overtakes him, his reward has already become incumbent upon Allah. And Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful” (Quran 4:100).

And Obama is Nowhere….

President Barack Obama reacts as he misses a shot while golfing on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
President Barack Obama reacts as he misses a shot while golfing on the first hole at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on the island of Martha’s Vineyard on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Recent open source reports and unverified images of Russian equipment in Syria indicate that the Kremlin may slowly be ramping up its presence in the war-torn country in support of the beleaguered regime of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad.

I’m not saying that we need to throw open our boarders and save all the refugees.  Far from it.  But some foreign policy activity and direction would be appropriate.  We have none.