I'm afraid Barringer is forgetting a number of important items: Homegrown terrorism is responsible for the attacks in Paris and were carried out European Nationalists, not Syrian refugees, who are trying to escape the oppressive regime of the Islamic State.
Invading Syria further bogs us down into another long drawn out war. Victory will be hollow at best.
Since homegrown terrorism is the root of the attacks, denying refugees entrance into the United States or Washington state would not make us any safer. Refugee status is a very long and vetting two year process who are screened by several different agencies. "Wiping out the scum that doesn't value or recognize human life" would only fuel propaganda and the perception of Western countries are an imperialistic regime and would be playing into the terrorists hands.
Yes there are many ways we can help; Allowing refugees to come into our country, demonstrating compassion, empathy and providing a safe and welcoming place for them to rebuild their lives is one way. Another way of helping the refugees is by not giving into the xenophobic hate, skepticism, fear and treating them with the same respect as we want to be treated.
I am honored when a person will risk their lives and escape the atrocities of war and wanting to be part of my community. They are the shining example of what makes America great. To deny refugees and close the door on the oppressed would further cement that we have lost our way.