Comment Last Three
January 10, 2010
Once again, political correctness gets in the way of protecting American citizens. When will our elected leaders stop illegals coming across our borders, stop terrorists from getting on airplanes, stop giving terrorists American legal rights, and start profiling radical Muslims? The White House cannot even get its own "guest lists" correct without allowing uninvited guests into secure environments.
The Obama administration has repeatedly said the failure to connect intelligence reports that might have prevented the Christmas Day panty-bombing attempt was not because spy agencies failed to share information. Instead, John Brennan, assistant to the president for counterterrorism and homeland security, said top intel officials simply didn't understand all the intelligence pointing to a possible terrorist attack, which came true when a Nigerian national tried to blow up a U.S. airliner with a bomb in his underwear. If they did not understand the information, should they still have a job?
There are many intelligence agencies, offices, and people working around the world to protect the United States. Are these agencies asleep, not doing their jobs, or have the wrong leadership and priorities? Intelligence intercepts captured a steady stream of chatter before the bombing attempt, including one that said a Nigerian with connections to al Qaeda was planning an attack. Other major red flags -- Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab bought his ticket to Detroit with cash and was traveling with no luggage, his father warned the embassy, and he had communications with known terrorists.
President Obama said that his administration had a "systemic failure" of our security services, so what will he do to correct the situation? Why were the signs missed and why were senior officials on vacation when there was a failure to prevent Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (UFA) from flying into the country on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 with a bomb in his underpants that could have killed 300 people. Only by the grace of God and the actions by passengers that the bomb did not explode.
Has the reforms of our intelligence agencies in recent years merely added bureaucracies and damaged the efficient collation and analysis of intelligence? American citizens will be punished by new rules while flying while the TSA, FBI, and other agencies do not pay any price for not do their jobs. Start profiling radical Muslims since no other individuals or groups are targeting the US. Again, Iran is a major force behind all of these attacks.
Security must be Job One.
February 26, 2009
With the drug war on our southern border, why does the Obama administration want to stop ICE from doing its job? Illegal immigrants are the root cause of our drug and gang crisis as they stream illegally across our borders. Why does Obama and the open-border groups want illegal Mexicans and others in the US? It is all about political power, votes, and unions. We want the government to protect us, our country, and our rights.
Immigrant rights groups blasted President Obama on Wednesday for breaking what they called his "personal commitment" to change Bush-era immigration raids after U.S. authorities raided an engine machine shop in Washington state and detained illegal immigrants. The Obama administration itself seemed taken aback by the raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano vowing to Congress that she would "get to the bottom of this."
"The secretary is not happy and this is not her policy," a Homeland Security official said Wednesday evening, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the secretary's review is ongoing. White House spokesman Nick Shapiro said "these raids are not a long-term solution."
"Secretary Napolitano is conducting a thorough review of ICE, including enforcement," Mr. Shapiro said. "The president believes we must respect due process and our best values as we enforce the law. The real answer to our broken immigration system is to fix it. The president has said that we will start the immigration reform debate this year, and this continues to be the plan."
The raid in Bellingham, Wash., was the first major workplace enforcement action since Mr. Obama took office, but the second time a law enforcement action has angered the White House.
In a statement, ICE said the raid was the result of a gang investigation.
Ms. Napolitano said she expects ICE actions at work sites to focus on employers "who intentionally and knowingly exploit the illegal labor market." "That has impacts on American workers, it has impacts on wage levels, often has undue impacts on the illegal workers themselves, and our ICE efforts should be focused on those sorts of things and we should really have thought through the prosecutions that are going to result and the deportations that will result after any sort of work-force action," she said.
With this kind of attitude and lack of security enforcement, why should Ms. Napolitano be Secretary of Homeland Security?