Commenting at Refugee Resettlement Watch

I guess it’s a good thing we are getting comments because for the longest time we didn’t get any so what I am about to say was  never an issue.  Now it is.

As you know already, we do moderate our comments.   First, we are not posting foul language.  You know what I’m talking about, you put it in and we trash your comment.    If you are too nasty to another commenter, I’m going to dump y0u too.    

We also are not posting appeals from people all over the world trying to get into the US.

But, most importantly,  we have lives.  Believe it or not, this is not the most important thing we do every day, so there will be times when we are away and your comments won’t get posted for hours and hours.  

Also, I have decided after seeing a bunch of unmoderated critical comments when I got home that I am not going to spend the evening or the next day answering you all.  You can chat with each other, but I have all sorts of news to post.   That is what I enjoy doing and what I think is needed.  The mainstream media is not telling the public the whole story about refugee resettlement on many levels and that is what I need to spend my limited time doing.

If you are unhappy with things we say here, I encourage you to start your own blog.  You can give an opposing view,  you can explain how you think the refugee program is just fabulous, you can defend Muslim immigration, you can criticize us all you want at your own blog.   Let me know, and I’ll come over and see what you say from time to time.  We will even give you a link!

Now back to work!

Australian authorities pull in Somalis for questioning about piracy

I have old news piling up that I have been meaning to post on for weeks.   Hopefully, I can get some of it posted today. 

Here is a story from Australia in late November.   Can you imagine the outcry if the CIA started pulling in Somali refugees in the US and asking them what they knew about piracy off the African coast?   I guess things are different in Australia.

VICTORIA Police’s secret intelligence unit is investigating possible links between Somali pirates and Melbourne’s 10,000-strong Somali community.

Community members are being quizzed about their knowledge of pirate groups in Somalia and have been asked to provide any information that may assist negotiations to release some of the 250 crew members currently held hostage in that country.

It appears that the exercise was not going to get very far.

“Even if they did know any pirates, they will never tell you,” he said. “I don’t believe that one person from the Somali community will be happy about what these pirates are doing.”

One of the Somali community’s most respected leaders, Isse Musse, said that although the community did not support the pirates’ actions, it could understand them.

“Many believe the pirates are expressing their anger at the international community for abandoning Somalia to its fate for close to 20 years,” Sheik Musse said. “People here are saying, ‘Well, this is the natural outcome of such a thing’.

Of course, should have known,  it’s all about being victims.