A terrorist refugee welcomed by Obama
When senior White House adviser KellyAnne Conway misspoke and described a terrorist “massacre” in Bowling Green, Kentucky, it was a garbled reference to the fact that two Iraqi refugees who settled there turned out to be committed terrorists.There is no assurance that more such terrorists may have embedded themselves among refugees coming to America. Liberals seem to no longer care about this danger. They have apparently convinced a judge to allow more refugees in. Will they accept responsibility for the consequences?
And while they did not commit a massacre in Kentucky, one of them certainly did in Iraq. The victims: American troops.
Ms.Conway, a close adviser to President Trump, has been the brunt of a liberal pile-on via Twitter for her now-acknowledged mistake. Chelsea Clinton chimed in with her own tweet, prompting Ms. Conway to remind her that her mother, Hillary Clinton, made up a story about coming under sniper fire after landing in Bosnia.
In 2009, the Obama administration welcomed Iraqi Waad Ramadan Alwan to the U.S. as a refugee, and he settled in Bowling Green. From afar, he soon began an operation to help al Qaeda in Iraq kill Americans by providing advice on his specialty — building improvised explosive devices (IEDs), a main killer of U.S. troops
The FBI discovered his terrorist activities and inserted an informant to whom he bragged in recorded conversations about the Americans he had killed between 2003 and 2006. His motive in coming to the U.S., he said, was not altruistic: He wanted to obtain a passport so he could carry out his jihad around the world.
Alwan said he was a wanted man in Iraq and could not return, which raises the question of how he was able to obtain refugee status from the Obama administration. The Alwan case prompted the government to suspend the intake of Iraqi refugees while it tightening its vetting procedures.
Alwan said that he procured explosives and missiles in Iraq and conducted strikes every day. He also collected parts for his four types of IEDs, which he buried after dark.
A criminal complaint said that Alwan “gave detailed verbal explanations of how to build them and discussed various occasions in which he used these devices against American troops in Iraq.”
His stories about killing Americans was verified by forensic science. His fingerprints were found on IED parts in Iraq. One of his bombs sat unexploded on a railway track. It consisted of high-explosive artillery rounds and phone components.