Politicians Ask Congress Including Cong. Ron DeSantis Lcdr-USNR, (JAGC) to Back Off Refugee Legislation


by Capt Joseph R. John, (Ret.), Chairman, CombatVeteransForCongress

A partial list of names of individuals formerly in service to the U.S. government urging that Congress pass no law halting or pausing the entrance of Middle-Eastern “refugees” into the country

(Dec. 7, 2015) — In response to various initiatives by Congressmen, including a bill co-authored by an endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, Cong. Ron DeSantis, Lcdr-USNR, (JAGC)(R-FL-6), to halt the entry of Middle East refugees into the United States from certain Middle East and African countries, with terrorist ties, until their backgrounds can be vetted to ensure they have no terrorist ties, a letter signed by well-known members of the Washington Political Ruling Class is asking Congress to back off refugee legislation which can be read by clicking on the below listed link.


That letter is a further indication of what is wrong with the Washington Political Ruling Establishment, especially since it doesn’t have a “Common Sense” approach to solving a very serious national security deficiency that has resulted in the slaughter of hundreds of Americans over the last seven years by Middle Eastern Muslim refugees and the descendants of Muslim refugees.

The 9/11 attack on the US resulted in a greater loss of life than the attack on Pearl Harbor 74 years ago by the Imperial Japanese Navy.  It is rather strange that on Pearl Harbor Day, “A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY,” right after the worst attack on the United States in San Bernardino, CA since the 9/11 attack, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, instead of going to San Bernardino to express his sincere regrets to the community for their loss of life, will instead hold a press conference at the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas ADAMS Center in Sterling, VA, to express his support for Muslims—that is not appropriate. 

The ADAMS Center was founded by senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders. The Executive Director of the ADAMS Center, Imam Mohamed Magid, is the outgoing President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and is identified by the Department of Justice and the FBI as the “nucleus” for the Muslim Brotherhood’s Movement in America and a funding support entity for Hamas, a designated terrorist organization.  ISNA remains an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing and Hamas trial ever successfully prosecuted in American history (US v Holy Land Foundation, Dallas, 2008).  Since Obama was elected, members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been inserted into every federal law enforcement and intelligence agency in the US government because of the aggressive and proactive assistance of Obama.  Is there any doubt where the Obama administration’s true sympathies lie?

On 4 December 2015, Hussam Ayloush, a spokesman for the Council on American Islamic Relations’ (CAIR) Los Angeles Chapter, said the foreign policy of the USA fueled the rage that caused the married couple to kill 14 and wound 21 Americans at a “Christmas Party” in San Bernardino, CA.  However, that claim is duplicitous by an organization that is part of the Muslim Brotherhood, the front group for the worldwide establishment of Sharia Law in every country in the world, especially in light of the fact that ISIS claimed that the radical Islamic terrorist couple, who perpetrated the worst terrorist attack in the US since 9/11, are connected to ISIS.  The wife in the couple, Tashfeen Malik, pledged her loyalty to ISIS on the Internet just before she participated in the ruthless terrorist attack that murdered 14 and wounded 21 Americans in celebration at a “Christmas Party” in San Bernardino.  The father of Tashfeen’s husband, Syed Farook, who was also allegedly participated in the murderous terrorist attack, told La Stampa, an Italian paper, that his son openly supported ISIS and wanted to see the establishment of an Islamic State in America.

Over the last seven years, the careful vetting of the backgrounds of 900,000 Middle East Muslims and African Muslim refugees had not been properly completed by the State Department and DHS.  Regardless of whether there was a proper review of their backgrounds, thousands of Muslim refugees from the Middle East and Africa were allowed to enter and resettle throughout the United States.  In light of multiple terrorist attacks by Middle Easterners, Congress passed a bill co-authored by another endorsed Combat Veteran For Congress, Congressman Ryan Zinke, Cdr-USN (Ret) (SEAL), calling for a pause in the UN Refugee Resettlement Program, until the Director of the FBI and the Secretary of DHS can guarantee that entering refugees have been properly vetted—-Obama has threatened to veto the bill.

If the FBI were able to properly vet the backgrounds of Middle Easterners and African refugees to ensure that they had no terrorists ties, most Americans wouldn’t have a problem with the admittance of refugees who need protection and a safe haven, provided that they wouldn’t pose a threat to the national security interest of the Republic.  However, if their backgrounds cannot be properly reviewed to determine if they have terrorist ties, they should not be admitted to resettle throughout the United States.

The FBI recently notified Congress that 250+ US Citizens and first-generation Americans of Middle Eastern and African descent have become ISIS recruits and traveled to Iraq and Africa to participate in the genocide of Christians.  In recent press releases Americans learned that 81 ISIS terrorist plots have been foiled by the FBI, and the participants have been arrested for plotting to kill Americans (most arrests were effected in NY, CA, and NJ).  The FBI also informed the Congress that they have opened 900+ terrorist-related cases in all 50 states and that the Bureau is not adequately staffed to properly prevent ISIS terrorist attacks on Americans.  In order to assist the FBI, a “pause” in the Refugee Resettlement Program makes common sense, but common sense is not so common in the Obama White House; Obama has refused to call a pause to the entry of Middle Eastern Muslim refugees.

A major reason for the steady growth of the numbers of radical Islamic terrorists, and why the ISIS threat metastasized, was in great measure due to the the lack of interest by the occupant in the Oval Office, since 2011, to listen to 57.9% of the 2079 daily White House intelligence briefings which were explaining how the steady growth of ISIS was posing a very serious threat to the Republic (President Bush didn’t miss one White House intelligence briefing for the eight years he was in office). The White House’s very own presidential calendar revealed that Obama had not received his daily intel briefing in the five consecutive days leading up to the Benghazi attacks.  While ISIS was executing a massive genocide campaign against Syrian and Assyrian Christians and initiating terrorist attacks in Beirut, on the Russian Airline, in Paris, and San Bernardino, Obama was trying to point the finger at his own Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, for not alerting him to the rise of ISIS.  However, that will not sit well with the American people since Obama attended only 42% of his daily White House intelligence briefings.

Obama’s flagrant failure to take action over the last five years to destroy ISIS has allowed ISIS to metastasize and create an Islamic State, with ISIS in control of over 35,000 square miles of territory in its widening caliphate in Iraq and Syria.  The American people should know that 75% of the US air strikes launched by the US Armed Forces to destroy ISIS in Iraq returned to base without dropping a single weapon because of Obama’s very dangerous and inept Rules Of Engagement (ROE).  The only way to prevent the spread of the threat of ISIS is to destroy ISIS with aggressive military action; it is not to violate the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans by issuing an Executive Order to remove the defensive weapons from Americans who need those weapons to protect themselves and their families from future attacks from Islamic terrorists—that are coming!!!!

This year the remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day is clouded, because although the Islamic terrorists have been repeatedly attacking the United States for six years and declared war on the US, the current occupant of the Oval Office has stated they have been contained and ISIS is a JV team. The difference between events around Pearl Harbor 74 years ago and in America today is that Americans understood war was initiated by Japan’s sneak attack on the US Navy in Pearl Harbor in 1941.   President Franklin Delano Roosevelt named Japan as the enemy, led the Americans to aggressively take the fight to Japan, and sealed all the US borders to protect the American homeland.  Unfortunately, despite repeated attacks by Islamic terrorists on Americans over the last six years, the current occupant in the Oval Office refuses to name the threat as radical Islamic terrorists, refuses to seal the borders to prevent terrorists from entering the nation through the wide-open southern border and the UN Refugee Resettlement Program that doesn’t vet refugees to determine if they have terrorist ties, and refuses to defend the nation by taking the proper military action to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Islamic State (ISIS).

The wide-open southern border and the Refugee Resettlement Program, with ISIS terrorists embedded in the mass of refugees, are responsible for the 900+ terrorist threats now facing all Americans.  Yet the Congress and the Obama administration refuse to close the southern border, the Obama administration refuses to order a pause in the entry of refugees through the UN Refugee Resettlement Program until the refugees can be properly vetted, and the Washington Ruling Political Class wants to continue the current Refugee Resettlement Program, regardless of whether or not the backgrounds of refugees can be reviewed to ensure they have no terrorist ties.

The above commonsense approach would prevent the entry of ISIS terrorists into the United States to protect the American people, take effective actions to combat and defeat the them by changing Obama’s dangerous Rules Of Engagement that have been tying the hands of the US Armed Forces for seven years, provide sufficient US military support for Middle East allies fighting ISIS radical Islamic terrorists, and eliminate the “Political Correctness” that has been responsible for the death of American personnel!!!

Copyright 2015, Capt. Joseph R. John. All Rights Reserved. This material can only be posted on another website or distributed on the Internet by giving full credit to the author.  It may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission from the author.



Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

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