Monday, November 23, 2015

Sicilian Mafia Will Protect NYC

Finally! Someone who is pro-active!
Gangs of New York: Sicilian mafia offers Big Apple protection from 'psychopathic' ISIS
Life is interesting in the 21st century.

1 comment:

Robert Coble said...

Decisions, decisions: which is more cost-effective "insurance" against "man-caused disasters" and "workplace violence"? Should I go for the jizya or the protection money? The Islamists give a "money back" guarantee that if any Muslims get overly zealous for Allah in making sure that I feel "subdued" and (so unfortunately) kill me, then they will refund at least part of the jizya to my survivors (if there are any). On the other hand, Vinnie and Crew want to make me an offer I can't refuse. Hmmm: my wife raped and my children's heads in my bed, or a horse's head in my bed?

Either way, I get the feeling that either of these groups would be better at "protecting" me than the U.S. government. At least they are interested enough to want to profit from it.

Ben Rhodes (Scholar): "We have very robust vetting procedures for those refugees. It involves our intelligence community, our National Counterterrorism Center, extensive interviews, vetting them against all information."

I see a teenie, tiny problem with this approach: "vetting them against all information." Suppose there is NO INFORMATION available?

For once, a career politician recognized the obvious.

His (Rhodes) remarks drew a blunt rebuttal from Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, who spoke to "Fox News Sunday" with Chris Wallace:

"Let me just say, Chris, I was listening to Ben Rhodes. What he said about the robust vetting about refugees is untrue. THERE'S VIRTUALLY NO VETTING. [Emphasis added] There are no databases in Syria. There are no government records. We don't know who these people are. And when you meet with the people doing the vetting, they tell us that.

"So, this is really -- they are rolling a dice here. We know that ISIS wants to bring in terrorists with these refugees."

I'd guess that fantastic vetting process is what allowed the Gambinos into the country in the first place.

If I were a betting man, I think I'd put all my money on Peter King's assessment of the situation rather than Ben Rhodes (Scholar). That's based on my lifelong career in Civil Service. The ONLY area in which government bureaucrats excel is massive overwhelming incompetence.