By Kris Paronto
The following piece on refugees published on June 27, 2017, in the August/September issue of Tactical Weapons Magazine.
Most all of the Muslims I have worked with just want to have peaceful and ordinary lives. The majority of them live in as much if not greater fear of terrorism than we do and support our efforts. This support gets complicated when collateral damage from our attacks kills or injures civilians.
What most people don’t realize is that days after the attack, tens of thousands of Libyans protested in Benghazi against the attackers and the violence in the name of Islam. At that time, there was significant support for the American effort there against both Qaddafi and ISIS.
I think the temporary ban on refugees from hostile countries is necessary. However, we have to have a plan—a smarter plan—to determine who we let into the country.
I support fast-tracking visas for the interpreters (“terps”) we used in the respective countries to work as the primary tools to vet refugees. The majority of these terps already have security clearances, and their experience and cultural familiarity enables them to sniff out frauds much …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life