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CANADA'S REFUGEE PLAN RAISING NEW CONCERNS OVER NORTHERN BORDER
Michelle Fields: They said that we shouldn’t be concerned because they’re not going to let young men in. It’s just going to be women, children, families. But, I don't know where they get the idea that only young men join ISIS. ISIS has been very successful in luring young women to come over to ISIS and be potential brides. If you look at the people who are here in America and have tried to join ISIS, many of them are refugees, especially in Minnesota, or are children of refugees.
Juan Williams: Germany has taken, I think 90,000 refugees. France actually had a recent attack. They’re still taking people. None of the people that attacked were refugees. Why are you demonizing all refugees, people who are suffering who have been killed by these terrorists and who seek refuge with America, a great society?
Jonathan Hoenig: We are in a state of war. Until that is resolved, everything is a threat. Before these Islamist attacks started we could welcome everyone, Canadians, South Americans, Africans, even people from the Middle East. But now, everyone, whether it’s refugees, people on visas, work permits, vacationers, even native-born Americans. Anything, everyone, everything is a threat until Militant Islam is gone.
Jessica Tarlov: What I would like to start with is the facts about how secure the border is. In a pre-9/11 world, the Canadian border was totally open. You showed a driver’s license, overnight it was completely unmanned. But today it's been 'Mexicanized,' is what they call it. They have eight stations across the border. In Michigan, they built a $30 million war room for security there. We have drones, low-flying helicopters over it. I'm not saying there is no way to get across. You’re not talking about somewhere that isn’t secure at all. This is not just that they’re all going to be walking across. It is fear mongering.
US RELEASES VIDEO OF FRESH ATTACKS ON ISIS OIL SUPPLY
Michelle Fields: I think it’s ridiculous that it’s taken this long for him to realize that we should disrupt their financial flow. This should have been happening a long time ago. The oil is almost just as important to ISIS as weapons or as guns or bombs because this is what is financing the terrorism. This is what’s financing their entire infrastructure. I think it is also ridiculous that we gave them 45-minute warnings and dropped leaflets to people who are transporting the oil. If you're transporting oil for ISIS, you shouldn't get a warning.
Wayne Rogers: The fact of the matter is, they are not going to listen to us. They are going to listen to themselves. They think that strategically they have the right answer. They don't. They proved it to themselves. You’d think that alone would be a wakeup call. It’s nuts.
Juan Williams: You've got to remember if you want to rebuild Syria, if you are looking towards some kind of solution, destroying the infrastructure, that doesn't help.
Jonathan Hoenig: I don't think that these Islamists are motivated by money. Terrorism is cheap. A couple of pressure cookers bombs are not a lot of money. Rather than break their income, you really need to break their spirit, their will to fight, the ideology. If they are not getting it from oil they’re already getting it from wealthy donors in Qatar and Kuwait. As long as those ideas are supported they’re going to find the money to spread terror.
Jessica Tarlov: They are making $50 million a month off this oil, take it away. This is something we should be giving President Obama credit for. Even late to the party, fine, but at least he's there. We are hitting 283 trucks a day. In defense of pamphlets, these people driving an ISIS truck with oil are not ISIS fighters. They’ve been forced to do that. Giving them a 45 minute warning to get out of there is what is humane.
PRESIDENT OBAMA TO MEDIA: 'MAINTAIN PERSPECTIVE' IN TERRORISM COVERAGE
Jonathan Hoenig: People should be outraged by this. The media is the people. In a free society, the media is the fourth estate. That’s the check on government. Is the media a little outraged? Are the people outraged? Yeah. In '79 those American hostages were held by the Iranians or the Islamists for 444 days. This Washington Post reporter has been held for 490 days. The people are outraged about this lackadaisical response to militant Islam.
Wayne Rogers: They’ve attacked us wrongly. President Obama hasn't helped himself in this situation either. He hasn't supported the media that much. So I think there is a problem with him as well.
Juan Williams: The thing about media is creating this fear, a frenzy, it pumps up our ratings. People get more anxious. Everybody is watching. Everybody wants to know what's next, what's coming. I don’t think it’s real.
Michelle Fields: I think the problem is the president under estimated just how powerful ISIS is. He called him the J.V. team. The spokeswoman of the State Department said that we can't just kill these people and bomb our way out of this fight, these people need jobs. As if this is a group of teens who are upset because they couldn't get a job at Subway.
Jessica Tarlov: The J.V. comment, everyone agrees that was a problem. Hillary Clinton obfuscated about it. We know it was a mistake, shouldn’t have said it. The jobs fair line was part of a larger plan to rebuild. Paris was a setback was part of a much longer speech. I'm not saying the president has been tone deaf on some issues. When he talks about there being a media problem, he's also talking about all the bad information especially coming out of our politicians.