April 30, 2010

Napolitano’s Contempt For Our Intelligence…

…can be seen below.

Here, we have some bad news that is part of the National Drug Threat Assessment for 2010.

Three Border Patrol agents are assaulted on the average day at or near the U.S. border. Someone is kidnapped every 35 hours in Phoenix, Ariz., often by agents of alien smuggling organizations. And one-in-five American teenagers last year used some type of illegal drug, many of which were imported across the unsecured U.S.-Mexico border.

These facts are reported in the recently released National Drug Threat Assessment for 2010, published by the National Drug Intelligence Center, a division of the U.S. Justice Department….

Here, we have Janet Napolitano in action.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, while testifying before a Senate panel, said the United States’s southwest border is “as secure now as it has ever been.”

“I say this again as someone who has walked that border,” she said. “I’ve ridden that border. I’ve flown it. I’ve driven it. I know that border I think as well as anyone, and I will tell you it is as secure now as it has ever been.”

Napolitano made that remark in response to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who was questioning her during Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the oversight of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

…as secure now as it has ever been.

Notice that unlike when she announced that the “system” works in the aftermath of the Christmas attempt to blow up a plane by the underwear bomber, this time she says the border is “as secure as it has ever been.”

In other words, it ain’t too secure, is it, Mzzzz Homeland Security Secretary?

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6 Responses to “Napolitano’s Contempt For Our Intelligence…”

  1. BB-Idaho Says:

    Where were you when the last administration OK’d the sale of a US
    manufacturer of miliatary armor plate to the Russians ??

  2. Seth Says:

    BB –

    But…even though there’s a Putin lurking around over there, still; Having a factory that manufactures armor plate on U.S. soil pretty much means we can monitor their output. Even then, keep in mind that the Soviet Union had no shortage of armor plate during the Cold War years, anyway.

    It’s not quite the same thing as, say, giving the coyotes (Mexicans who traffic in illegal border crossings) high tech tunneling equipment.

  3. BB-Idaho Says:

    Seems like it should be pretty simple:
    “During President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first term, it was estimated that illegal Mexican border crossings had grown to about 1 million. Such a massive illegal workforce had a devastating impact on the wages of American workers. Eisenhower, concerned about corruption that resulted from the profits of illegal labor, took decisive action. In 1954 he appointed General Joseph Swing to head the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Shortly thereafter, “Operation Wetback” was launched. With only 1,075 Border Patrol agents, tens of thousands of illegal aliens were caught and sent back deep into Mexico. Hundreds of thousands more returned to their homeland voluntarily. Illegal immigration had dropped 95% by the end of the 1950s.”
    Later, the TeflonPrez;
    The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), also Simpson-Mazzoli Act (Pub.L. 99-603, 100 Stat. 3359, signed by President Ronald Reagan on November 6,1986) ‘unsimplified’ things a bit;
    well, quite a bit
    If suddenly it is ALL Napolitao’s fault,
    I suspect you to be an undercover misogynist. But, what the heck, I was an Ike Republican-they don’t make em like that anymore, IMO. :)

  4. Seth Says:

    BB –

    Indeed, Reagan did add a wee complication or two, in a time when we had not yet tasted Islamo-terrorism on our home turf nor found a major paramilitary drug war on our southern border, fought as much against our own officials as between rival gangs.

    DHS was to secure our southern border as much to keep terrorists from sneaking in with the coyotes as anything else. The only reason a border fence was brought into the picture was through the efforts of one Tom Tancredo, statesman, conservative, former GOP primary candidate for POTUS.

    If suddenly it is ALL Napolitano’s fault,

    It is not so much her fault as her lack of expertise hell, qualifications for the position she holds.

    With only 1,075 Border Patrol agents, tens of thousands of illegal aliens were caught and sent back deep into Mexico. Hundreds of thousands more returned to their homeland voluntarily. Illegal immigration had dropped 95% by the end of the 1950s.”

    Q: So why can’t the same be true today?

    A: Political correctness at the high cost of the American taxpayer, who despite footing the bill is not being listened to, and politics — the Democrats want lots of amnestied illegals to increase their voting base, again at cost to the U.S. taxpayer.

    Janet Napolitano, who wouldn’t know security if it walked up, introduced itself and shook hands, is the Secretary of Homeland Security, right?

    So, under her auspices, our homeland security structure is a complete failure, she has beefed up nothing to the extent that it is any safer than it was before she came along, and then seeks to assure us that we’re safe in each area despite glaring evidence to the contrary.

  5. BB-Idaho Says:

    We aren’t really serious
    about terrorism, are we?

  6. Seth Says:

    BB –

    That’s an internal problem, the province of the ATF (in most cases, SPIT!) obviously that needs to be fixed, and fast, and shows that certain computers need to talk more freely to other computers.

    However, this should not be used, as liberals will undoubtedly try to use it, as another argument for depriving law abiding Americans of their 2nd Amendment rights.

    I don’t see what the linked article reports as trivial, not by a long shot, but I do see it as a wake-up call against compatmentalization between federal agencies whose jobs are of a protective nature.