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June 06, 2012-

Lead-Contaminated Children’s Shoes Seized at Seattle Waterfront

“CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.”

How do you keep terrorists and their weapons out by checking cargo after it shows up in downtown Seattle?


Old news-

Lead tainted toys show up in Seattle-

While our priority mission is to prevent terrorists and their weapons from entering the country, we are also responsible for keeping a wide variety of harmful products from reaching the American marketplace,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection Area Port Director Roland Suliveras Jr. said in a news release. “Lead-contaminated toys are one such product.

Do we wait to check for terrorists and their weapons until they arrive at the Seattle waterfront?

We did in 2006-

22 Smuggled Chinese Arrested at the Seattle Seaport

Note- the headline reports the arrest- further into the article we see that prior to the arrest- people released themselves from a shipping container and wandered around the pier in the wee hours.

“Once again, CBP was on the scene as the first line of defense in cargo security and against dangerous illegal activity posing a threat to our nation’s security,” said Tom Hardy, CBP director of field operations for Seattle. “CBP screens 100 percent of all maritime containers that pose a risk for terrorism at foreign ports before they are shipped to the United States.”

But not the containers used to transport human cargo?

Hey VFW, Hey American Legion, Hey Joint Chiefs of Staff- what’s your take on this?


How are terrorists kept out while heroin comes in?

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula-

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep illegal drugs out:

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula

Port Angeles- 50 agent US Border Patrol station fails to keep the heroin out



Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center