Who could have possibly seen this coming?
One of the suicide bombers who brought terror to a packed sports stadium in Paris on Friday entered Europe on a boat packed with migrants last month, Greek officials said.
The attacker landed on the Greek island of Leros on Oct. 3 carrying a Syrian passport and gave his name as Ahmad Almohammad, Greek Immigration minister Ioannis Mouzalas told reporters Sunday.
Investigators attempting to shed more light on the attacks carried out raids across France and neighboring Belgium on Monday. ISIS claimed responsibility for the series of killings, which French President Francois Hollande described as an “act of war.” On Monday, French officials said Friday night’s atrocities were masterminded by Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a Belgian with known terror connections.
Mouzalas said one of the Stade de France suicide bombers arrived on a boat from Turkey with 198 others — a journey undertaken by tens of thousands of refugees and migrants trying to cross borders into the European Union.
Fingerprints taken by Greek authorities match one of the three attackers who blew themselves up outside the stadium during an international soccer game Friday night, Mouzalas said. However, French justice minister Christiane Taubira told NBC News the passport was likely not genuine.
But don’t worry, Obama still plans on welcoming more of these so-called migrants.
The administration is going ahead with its plan to admit thousands of Syrian refugees into the US despite the horrific attack in Paris — where at least one of the attackers is believed to have posed as a Syrian migrant to get into the country.
“We’re still planning to take in Syrian refugees,” White House national Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told “Fox News Sunday.”
Rhodes, who is traveling with President Obama in Turkey, said there would be “very robust vetting” to “sort out that foreign fighter flow.”
Robust vetting of people who could be be traveling with fake ID’s. But at least it’s robust.