In news that’s shocking to exactly zero Twitchy readers, theOffice of the Director of National Intelligence — the group that coordinates the efforts of all of America’s intelligence agencies — told Congress in a confidential briefingthat terrorists are attempting to enter the U.S. disguised as Syrian refugees:
From Judicial Watch:
Now we have the ODNI, the broad agency that serves as an umbrella for the intelligence community and advises the president, verifying that indeed terrorists have tried to exploit Obamas Syrian refugee initiative. The ODNI is composed of more than a dozen spy agencies, including Air Force, Army, Navy, Treasury and Coast Guard intelligence as well as the FBI and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). This week the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Michael McCaul, releasedunclassified excerpts of information provided to him by the ODNI regarding possible terrorist exploitation of Syrian refugee flows. Its scary but, unfortunately, not surprising.
The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) has identified individuals with ties to terrorist groups in Syria attempting to gain entry to the U.S. through the U.S. refugee program, the ODNI tells the Texas congressman in a document that contains classified information the lawmaker could not make public. The NCTC also wrote this to the congressman: The refugee system, like all immigration programs, is vulnerable to exploitation from extremist groups seeking to send operatives to the West. U.S. and Canadian authorities in 2011 arrested several refugees linked to what is now ISIL. Early in 2011, Canadian authorities arrested dual Iraqi-Canadian citizen Faruq Isa who is accused of vetting individuals on the internet for suicide operations in Iraq. The FBI, in May of the same year, arrested Kentucky-based Iraqi refugees Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi for attempting to send weapons and explosives from Kentucky to Iraq and conspiring to commit terrorism while in Iraq. Alwan pled guilty to the charges against him in December 2011, and Hammadi pled guilty in August 2012.
So, when will the MSM start reporting on this?