April 22, 2010

Well Organized Homeland Security…

…ala Barack Hussein Obama.

This is what the Obama Administration considers Homeland Security.

A Department of Homeland Security official told a Senate panel on Wednesday that the Christmas Day bomber, who was allowed to board a U.S.-bound plane from Amsterdam, probably would have raised a red flag at the airport when he arrived in the United States.

“In the Abdulmutallab case, had he arrived in Detroit, it is possible we would have–it is likely that we would have noted the derogatory information, gone to the secretary and perhaps made a recommendation to the State Department to refuse the visa,” David Heyman, an assistant DHS secretary, told the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

…probably would have raised a red flag at the airport when he arrived in the United States.

Lovely, and if Abdulmutallab had known that, he wouldn’t have attempted to set off his bomb until after the plane had landed in Detroit and everyone had debarked.

“In the aftermath of the Abdulmutallab case, there was some confusion over which agency considered itself ultimately responsible for revoking a visa on terrorism grounds,” Collins said. “I remember the National Counter-Terrorism Center director testifying before us and expressing his bafflement at some of the comments that were made by the State Department personnel.”

Collins quoted a State Department spokesman — shortly after the Christmas Day bombing attempt – as saying, “It would be up to the National Counter-Terrorism Center to make the determination whether to revoke a person’s visa or take other action.” And Collins noted that when the spokesperson was later asked why the State Department did not revoke Abdulmutallab’s visa, the spokesperson said, “Because it’s not our responsibility.”

“Because it’s not our responsibility.”

“Ees not my yob, hombre.”


“The idea was to ensure that security considerations were given the weight they deserve. Eight years later, I’m sorry to say it seems clear this program has not been a priority for either department,” Lieberman said.

Lieberman says it so eloquently. Wolf has a term that fits it a little better: He would call the entire thing a goatfuck.

by @ 3:15 pm. Filed under Homeland Security, Security, Terrorism
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2 Responses to “Well Organized Homeland Security…”

  1. GM Roper Says:

    Hey Seth, I forgot for a while (brain damage from too much Obama on the MSM?) how much fun your writing is. Now, IF, and that is a very big IF, TSA can snatch a Medal of Honor Winner and give a granny a “custom search” don’t you suppose that they could indeed have captured the underwear bomber? I mean after all, Napolitano declared folk like you and me and army vets and folks who question their government to be potential terrorists didn’t she?

    I think it is high time to re-stock the ammo bins, just in case Janet doesn’t prevent Costa Rica from invading. :)

  2. Seth Says:

    GM –


    Napolitano’s appointment was kind of like replacing the roof of a house with a huge rectangle of window screen to “protect” the upstairs in the event of rain.

    You could be right about Costa Rica, though I was leaning more towards Trinidad. :-)