“…one vulnerability or gap anywhere across the globe has the ability to impact security thousands of miles away.”
Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep heroin out-
Welcome Home Troops
Meanwhile- Sensitive Dept. of Homeland Security documents are released to the public at a garage sale.
Zero reporting on how these sensitive documents left the workplace- any violation of procedures?
What stops hardcore terrorists from blowing themselves up in crowded airports just prior to entering security checkpoints?
The federal government must have magic crime fighting powers to stop terrorists. The magic powers don’t work on crimes like bank robbery or drug trafficking.
We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists. The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50.
Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep illegal drugs out-
Homeland Security: Smugglers Recruit South Bay Youth to Act As Drug Mules
Your thoughts Vice President Biden?
More from Western Washington-
Ferndale brothers sentenced to 40 months in prison for dealing heroin
Everson man gets prison for selling cocaine to informant
20 grams of cocaine and a loaded shotgun seized at Port Angeles.
Urban Shield SWAT event- Preventing Terrorism Aim Of Operation ‘Urban Shield’
“Fusion centers maximize our ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity. They assist the FBI by providing information made available by the combination of knowledge, expertise, and information within local law enforcement and homeland security agencies operating throughout the nation, and our participation allows us to provide a national perspective on regional threats and trends so we can better inform decision makers at all levels. The exchange of intelligence that takes place in fusion centers aids other intelligence and law enforcement organizations—including the JTTFs—in their investigative operations and serves as a critical tool for collaboration at all levels.”
Waiting in line policy to show special biometric ID fails to prevent hardcore criminals from crossing into the US- even while packing large quantities of contraband. Maybe an enhanced driver license or U.S. Passport Card will keep terrorists out- they wouldn’t be smart enough to just ride on in with shipments of illegal drugs.
We’ve got the upper hand-
It will be easy to spot an attempted strike. Expect the bad guys to be sloppy- the packages they send will look like they were put together by drunken 3rd graders, or Wile E Coyote.
Terror watch lists fail to prevent illegal drug shipments from entering North America-
“Today, traffickers operating from Colombia continue to control wholesale-level cocaine distribution throughout the heavily populated northeastern United States and along the eastern seaboard in cities such as Boston, Miami, Newark, New York, and Philadelphia.”
“Heroin is readily available in many U.S. cities as evidenced by the unprecedented high level of average retail, or street-level, purity. Criminals in four foreign source areas produce the heroin available in the United States: South America (Colombia), Southeast Asia (principally Burma), Mexico, and Southwest Asia/Middle East (principally Afghanistan).”
“Ten years after the September 11th attacks, America is stronger and more secure today, thanks to the strong support of Congress; the tremendous work of the men and women of DHS and our local, state and federal partners across the homeland security enterprise,” said Secretary Napolitano. “The Department’s FY 2013 budget request preserves core frontline priorities by cutting costs, sharing resources across components, and streamlining operations wherever possible.”
Looks like terrorists can cross into the US just as easily as illegal drugs do.
photo- Mystery Bay, WA