Military to hire hundreds of aliens for medical jobs

Out of work refugees and asylees can begin applying next year for medical and linguistic jobs through the Pentagon it was announced this week.

WASHINGTON – Struggling to find enough doctors, nurses and linguists for the war effort, the Pentagon will temporarily recruit foreigners who have been living in the United States on student and work visas, or with refugee or political asylum status.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates has authorized the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps to recruit certain legal residents whose critical medical and language skills are “vital to the national interest,” officials said, using for the first time a law passed three years ago.

Read all about it at Newsmax yesterday, hat tip Blulitespecial.   I know there will be some good guys jump at the opportunity, but I couldn’t help think about that comment made by an Al Qaeda bigwig in Baghdad early in the war, “those who will cure you will kill you.”

As for the linguists:

Those with the best language skills would be used in intelligence fields.

Great, huh?

Blogger says it takes 3 things to make a country vulnerable to terrorism

I don’t know who Marc Chamot is but this post turned up in my alerts today and I thought it was worth mentioning since I am on a tear about Muslim immigration to the US these days.  According to Mr. Chamot it takes three things to come into alignment to create a climate  ripe for terrorism on the scale we have been seeing in other parts of the world lately.  

Countries With Out of Control Radical Muslim Immigration, Muslim Overpopulation, and Strict Gun Controls Are Breeding Grounds For Islamo-Fascist Terrorism.

He then goes on to site facts and figures about vulnerable countries and points out that the US is still far from having the three elements come together.    Since we know that Muslim immigration is increasing in the US and big Muslim families are encouraged, he says we still have that third deterent to terrorism firmly established—we are an armed society.

All it takes is a couple of cars, buses, and train bombings to do the job and even a Mumbai styled attack. There would be a backlash of unprecedented manner in America if attacks of that magnitude were ever to happen here.

“I suppose that there could be dead Muslims carcasses strewn all over the high plains from the East to the West coast. I think they know that, they have families living here; brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, and they fear serious retaliation from the angry armed American population at large.”

Hold on to those guns.

Mark Steyn makes my point—brilliantly, again!

I got into a little discussion on a comment thread recently about Islamic terrorism where I said all terrorism in the world these days was Islamic terrorism.   A slight overstatement maybe, but not by much!   Although these horrible attacks like the Thanksgiving massacre in Mumbai might be perpetrated by the radicals in the Islamic so-called faith, the moderates remain silent so they are in fact at minimum, useless, or at worst—quietly supportive.   And, since I am not very articulate in my arguments, here is a column by the astute, brilliant, brave Mark Steyn posted at Atlas Shrugs, that says it better than I ever could.   To wet your appetite:

I wrote in my book, “America Alone,” that “reforming” Islam is something only Muslims can do. But they show very little sign of being interested in doing it, and the rest of us are inclined to accept that. Spread a rumor that a Quran got flushed down the can at Gitmo, and there’ll be rioting throughout the Muslim world. Publish some dull cartoons in a minor Danish newspaper, and there’ll be protests around the planet. But slaughter the young pregnant wife of a rabbi in Mumbai in the name of Allah, and that’s just business as usual. And, if it is somehow “understandable” that for the first time in history it’s no longer safe for a Jew to live in India, then we are greasing the skids for a very slippery slope.

Since the supposed moderate Muslims aren’t standing up,  it is time to stop all Muslim immigration to America!

Update: Greeley, CO gets a Somali community organizing group

I’m going to try to not be so cynical and give you the straight news as I report on the latest from the Greeley Tribune

Graen Isse, unemployed Somali meatpacker has started an East African Community center in Greeley so the local folks can better understand their new neighbors.  You can read more and follow links to Graen Isse in this post a couple of weeks ago.  

A group of East Africans recently opened a community center in Greeley, which they hope will ease the integration of refugees and other newcomers to the city.

Isse is the one who told the Arab press that the Hispanics were to blame for the conflict at the Swift plant, so much for integrating into the community.

This little group of  Somalis want to get 501(c)3 status so they can get in on some lucrative government grants (oh gosh, I am already slipping into cynicism).

Graen Isse, spokesman for the East Africa Community Council, said the group is working on getting nonprofit status to allow it to apply for grants to further its educational programs. So far, the office rent and computers are being paid for by combined donations from the office’s nine volunteer staff members — all East Africans who are relatively new to Greeley.

You will see in that link I posted above that Isse is unemployed and was thinking about leaving town.   Amazingly he had arrived in Greeley (well-educated and speaking excellent English) and gotten a job at the Swift meatpacking plant just about a week before he and others walked off the job in the prayer dispute.     We have a whole category here on the Swift/Somali controversy.

The Greeley Tribune wants readers to know that the Somalis are here legally, but there is some question about that because the State Department has suspended a large section of the refugee program mostly because of immigration fraud over many years from especially Somalis.

An estimated 400 East Africans, who are legal residents under a United Nations refugee resettlement program, have moved to Greeley over the past 20 months, mostly to work at the JBS Swift & Co. meatpacking plant.

Then we have the obligatory wrap up from the Somali point of view about the grievances they have with the JBS Swift plant.   They plan on filing a complaint with the federal EEOC (CAIR’s hit man).

Warsame Ali, a member of the East African Community Council, said about 120 East Africans left town after being fired by JBS in September. The dismissals came after Muslim workers claimed the company reneged on a compromise to allow them a short break around sunset to accommodate prayers during the holy month of Ramadan. Company officials said they tried to accommodate the workers’ religious practices and that the firings were the result of an unauthorized work stoppage that involved about 300 Muslims walking off the job.

Dozens of fired workers are planning to file complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The workers claim they were discriminated against and harassed at the Greeley plant.

Apparently it doesn’t matter if there is work in Greeley because Somalis keep coming to this welcoming town.   The Trib, above, told us there are 400 Somalis but this new group says 1000.

Despite the problems, Ali said that each day a few more East Africans come to Greeley seeking work. He estimates that there may be as many as 1,000 in the city, since many of them are students or elders who live with family members who work at Swift.

Read on and learn how the Somalis promote Sharia finance.

I think it’s interesting that we have gotten in on the ground level and will have a view from the beginning of how an American town succumbs to Islamization.

And, it is ironic that it is Greeley, CO, the American town that inspired one of the original leaders of  modern day radical Islam.   I assure you that Isse is well aware of Greeley’s role in the rise of  Islam, here.

Communism had Karl Marx. Al Qaedaism has Sayed Qtub. Who’s he, most people would ask. The ideology that nurtured modern Islamic extremism, and spawned every violent movement from Hezbollah to al Qaeda, was born in 1952 when Qtub, an Egyptian writer, returned from studying American literature at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo.