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The Real Side | Commentary by Joe Messina
| Tuesday, Sep 15, 2015

joemessinamugYou see pictures of thousands and thousands of refugees coming over the mainstream media feeds. Mothers and children, families – oh, the humanity of it all.

Wait. Look closer. It’s more like a 12-1 ratio men to women and children. Tons and tons of men “fleeing.”

My first though was: cowards? Did these men leave their country and their families behind to save their butts? Maybe there are that many single men in the Muslim nations? Then I wondered: Why didn’t they stay and fight? Fight for their families, their homeland, their dignity? If they just got together, they would outnumber the ISIS fighters 100 to 1. Why don’t they fight for what’s theirs?

Then a sinister thought came to mind. (Being a Republican, I guess those are the only kind I can have, right?) What if all of those men coming over had an ulterior motive? What if this is a Trojan horse scenario? You know, like what’s happening on our southern border?

What if these thousands and thousands of “refugees” coming over simply want to create havoc in Europe?

OK, my mind is racing out of control. It’s Sunday. I’ll go to church, come back refreshed, and take another look at this.

Now I heard on the radio on the way home from church, and then I checked that interweb thing when I got back home. Guess what? I was correct.

ISISfighters1ISIS flags are being found among refugees. Not enough? A captured ISIS smuggler confessed to bringing in more than 4,000 ISIS fighters. How? Well, the Turkish border is over 550 miles long and is almost never guarded.

While authorities are checking in the refugees and keeping peace in the cities, the borders and other avenues into Europe are poorly guarded or completely unguarded.

Picture after picture now shows these “refugees” coming in and fighting with authorities, beating the police with ISIS flags.

The Germans are floored. They can’t believe this is happening? One terrorist, posing as an “asylum seeker,” was arrested in Germany after he was found to be in possession of boxes of fake Syrian passports for use by ISIS terrorists in Europe.

Hungary has matched pictures of “refugees” and ISIS terrorists on the Internet. This is insane.

ISIS is telling those in the Middle East that ALL will be under Sunni rule, so convert or leave before we get there. So what do they do? They run.

Why not stay and fight? Why not arm yourselves and defeat them? Maybe because the U.S. and others don’t come through for them? They have no one to trust to help them. Nevertheless, shouldn’t they fight for their homeland and family?

Christians help Christians. Jews help Jews. Why aren’t Islamic communities helping each other out? Why are they running to communities that are not fundamentally Muslim?

Kuwait has accepted seven. That is not a typo. That’s right: Kuwait has accepted only seven (7) refugees. United Arab Emirates has accepted 16 and Saudi Arabia only four.

If this isn’t a red flag, I don’t know what is.

But the Saudis have said they would build hundreds of mosques in Germany to accommodate the influx. (Aren’t they generous?) All the while, they are putting up a 900-kilometer razor-wire fence along their border.

Huh? But they won’t take in their own? What do they know that we are ignoring?

French police are searching for terrorists among the refugees in the town of Calais. The mayor there has asked the Brits to open the borders so the refugees can freely pass to England. Really?

Why don’t the French want them? Aren’t the French a caring, loving people? Or do they know something we are ignoring?

Germany gave up trying to protect the border a few days ago, saying it was futile and they would find a way to cope. Then Angela Merkel came out and said they would take up to 800,000 and encouraged other EU nations to help. Right, because the EU is so financially stable and can handle the influx?

There are already people out of work in these countries, and tensions are starting to rise between the nationals and the refugees over who will get jobs when they became available.

Don’t these so-called “experts” in these government administrations see what’s happening and, possibly worse, what could happen?

While I’m writing this, Germany has figured out they can’t handle it. They have reinstituted border control measures. The EU, all 28 countries, are also rethinking the program. Many of the countries don’t want to take any refugees. What do they know that we are ignoring?

I understand everyone wants to help “refugees” and wants to make sure no more kids wash up on shores. But doesn’t security to the greater good mean anything to anyone?

We have millions of illegals, yes, illegals, in this country. Look at the strain on our financial system, in our job market, and in our schools. Europe is already on a shaky fiscal foundation. Is there any doubt they will look to us for financial help when they tank after this?

Those of you who keep asking why we are involved in the affairs of other countries, will you be asking the same here, or will you want us to get involved?

Will you at least allow us to “vet” these “refugees” to make sure they are actually refugees and not terrorists?

This is another failure waiting to be ratified by this administration.

 

 

 

Joe Messina is host of The Real Side (TheRealSide.com), a nationally syndicated talk show that runs on AM-1220 KHTS radio and SCVTV [here]. He is also an elected member of the Hart School Board. His commentary publishes Mondays.

 

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  1. scvMMSenger says:

    I agree to mostly everything but don’t u think MOST people dont want to stay and fight because THEY WANT TO LIVE? If ISIS is big as they are they hugely outnumber everybody in the area cus if u cant beat em join em RIGHT?

  2. Dave Warburton says:

    So how about they admit all the children and women at least?

  3. Javi says:

    Do shhh bag

  4. Gee Hawd Gee Hawd says:

    Lets walk a week or 2 in their shoes b4 you open up your yap. Such self centered arrogance. Problem with me rica, js.

  5. Open boarders cannot control who’s coming across, but they can control who they are sending!!

  6. I’m kinda starting to not like Muslims but it’s not their fault, oh wait it is!

  7. James Parker James Parker says:

    Have you seen the images? It’s all fighting age males that should be defending their country. They ditched the women and children. They are better dressed than I am. Some look like body builders. They need to be fighting isis

  8. I hope Joe’s mother, wife, and children receive the exact same treatment he recommends. Also – sorry about your low low low ratings Joe. Desperate attempt here.

  9. El Gabacho El Gabacho says:

    Is that a ISIS flag?

  10. Stay in your own country!

  11. Jerry Munoz Jerry Munoz says:

    Just kill all the men that are rioting, and save the children and women

  12. Don Teller Don Teller says:

    Didn’t know SCVTV was a hate group

  13. Don Teller Don Teller says:

    Photo is three years old this piece is a fraud

  14. There is a much larger plan at work here. They have legitimate refugees mixed with undercover terroists. That is why is takes so long for our country to do background checks. We need to make sure we are not accepting terrorists. The more they spread out across the world, the harder it will be to fight them.

    • Don Teller Don Teller says:

      Show me the proof and fox news isn’t a legitimate source

    • Show you the proof that the more they spread across the world the harder it will be to fight terrorism?
      Lol I would think that is fairly logical. If you want to see what I’m referring too, I would suggest you look at the way certain areas of European countries are being taken over and Muslim laws and customs are enforced. Look at the fact that Saudi Arabia would rather build mosques in Germany for refugees than accept them into Saudi Arabia. A little due diligence on this matter will allow you to see the direction. By the way Fox news may be one sided, but that does not mean that side is always wrong. :)

    • This is not an attack on Muslims, I feel sick seeing the photos of children washing up on beaches. Their faith has nothing to do with the fact that they are losing their lives. It needs to stop and they need to help the women and their children.

    • William Reel William Reel says:

      Don’t bother with Don, Michael. All you get from her is Fox News, Fox News, Fox News, a couple of disjunct memes and juvenile cliches. To honor her meme fetish, here is a picture of her hard at work spreading her joy…

  15. Ian Miller Ian Miller says:

    Oh man, the amount of ignorance in this thread is austonishing. What a bunch of racest white people. When was the last time y’all read any Muslim texts or learned anything about the people aside form this crap and the crap on mainstream media, you most likely have never done that, and for you ignorance I truly hope ISIS kills you.

  16. Don Teller Don Teller says:

    Right wing and isis has a bit in common

  17. Ary Gomez Ary Gomez says:

    Trouble. Just like a wolf wearing a ship skin…

  18. Nancy Stern says:

    While I agree with some of what you have written I do think the men leave alone because the crossings are so dangerous with many unknowns and like a lot of our own immigrant population the men go off to find work and send the money back home.

  19. Sick ass pedophiles in Islam and they want to bring them here.

    (QURAN 52:24): “And there will go round boy-servants of theirs, to serve them as if they were preserved pearls.”

    (QURAN 56:17): “They will be served by immortal boys.”

    (QURAN 76:19): “And round about them will (serve) boys of everlasting youth. If you see them, you would think them scattered pearls.”

  20. You have to wonder why now…..this has been going on for years…why NOW are these ‘refugees’ flooding into Europe….and eventually the United States. I think that needs to be looked into first before we bring any into our country…it is the Cloward-Piven Strategy to overwhelm the system….no time to check who are really coming into these countries and our country because there are just too many to properly screen….

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