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Bad news-

Port security: U.S. fails to meet deadline for scanning of cargo containers

Good news-

CBP Agriculture Specialists Detect Asian Gypsy Moth at the Port of Tacoma

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. 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 Tacoma?


Seattle men busted at the border with illegal candy

Meanwhile- the people who move heroin into N. America do so free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

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.

Terror watch lists fail to prevent illegal drug shipments from entering North America.


Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep drug traffickers out-

‘Uptick’ in heroin use seen on North Olympic Peninsula


Don’t forget-

“…one vulnerability or gap anywhere across the globe has the ability to impact security thousands of miles away.”

Looks like some vulnerabilities and gaps are present here:

Graphic: Mexican drug cartels’ spreading influence

Hey VFW, Hey American Legion, Hey Joint Chiefs of Staff- what are your thoughts on all this?


Possibly of interest:

Port Angeles Border Patrol- $9.8 million facility move in day

The Garage Sale Incident

Gunboat escorts on Puget Sound



Photo- Coast Guard moves south through the Port Townsend Ship Canal