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WARNING: Our government is a threat to public safety

by Michelle Malkin on Thursday, September 19th, 2013

This is article 116 of 129 in the topic National Security


WARNING: Our government is a threat to public safety
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2013

Forget gun control. America needs government control. Have you noticed the common thread among several mass killings and homeland security incidents lately?

Time and again, it’s the control freaks in Washington who have fallen down on their jobs, allowing crazies, creeps and criminals to roam free and wreak havoc while ignoring rampant red flags. Let’s review:

Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis: Despite gun-grabbing Democrats’ best efforts to blame a nonexistent “AR-15″ for this week’s horrific Navy Yard massacre, the truth is seeping out about shooter Aaron Alexis. The 34-year-old Navy veteran had been treated since August by the Veterans Administration for a host of mental problems that plagued him for up to a decade.

Officials say Alexis was paranoid, had a sleep disorder, suffered from schizophrenia and was “hearing voices.” He told Newport, R.I., police after an altercation just last month that he believed a “microwave machine” was sending vibrations through a wall into his body. Friends say he was a heavy drinker and violent video game addict. A ticking time bomb, he had racked up a string of misconduct incidents during his military stint ranging from absenteeism to insubordination to disorderly conduct. He was arrested in Seattle in 2004 and in Fort Worth, Texas, in 2010 for separate anger-fueled shootings that terrorized neighbors and innocent bystanders.

Yet somehow Alexis passed several military background checks, gained high-level security clearance and had access to multiple military installations. The civilian contractor who employed Alexis blasted the feds on Tuesday for failing to fully disclose his history. “Anything that suggests criminal problems or mental health issues, that would be a flag,” Thomas Hoshko of The Experts told The Washington Post. “We would not have hired him.” And 12 innocent people might still be alive today.

Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan: The red flag-ignoring government seems to have become an affirmative action employer for rage-filled madmen. Fort Hood jihadist Nidal Hasan, sentenced to death last month, had warned his military superiors well in advance of the massacre that he was prone to violence. Citing convicted Army fragger Hasan Akbar and others, Hasan emphasized that he was not alone among Muslim soldiers who believed they “should not serve in any capacity that renders them at risk to hurting/killing believers unjustly.”

The feds buried concerns about Hasan and instead kept him employed to prevent accusations of discrimination. They did not want to be “crucified,” according to one Army investigator. Twelve innocent men and women, plus one unborn baby, died as a consequence of the government’s malign neglect and feckless indulgence of political correctness.

TSA nutball Nna Alpha Onuoha: Then there’s the TSA. Last week, a former TSA agent was arrested on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks for calling in threats to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and warning that there would be a “baptism of fire” on 9/11/13. Investigators found a raft of handwritten nutball notes by disgruntled TSA screener 29-year-old Nna Alpha Onuoha tacked up in his closet. Onuoha also operated a bizarro website titled, which featured “end of the world” essays. He was the same TSA agent who made headlines earlier this summer after harassing a 15-year-old girl at LAX over her modest apparel.

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by Burt Prelutsky on Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

This is article 603 of 804 in the topic Terrorism

by Burt Prelutsky

It’s been twelve years since the Islamic faithful inadvertently brought down the twin towers. I say inadvertently because nobody was more surprised than Osama bin Laden when jet planes crashed into the tops of New York skyscrapers and brought the buildings tumbling down. Because he had no idea how thousands of gallons of burning jet fuel would work on steel girders, he had only imagined he would send a message by murdering a few hundred office workers and airplane passengers.

For that sick puke, murdering 3,000 civilians was like buying a single ticket and winning the Powerball lottery.

As horrific as 9/11 was, we’ve had a succession of truly vile days since. To begin with, we had to listen to American Muslims whining about being racially profiled. It was particularly obnoxious when we discovered that the FBI had to step in and stop them from continuing to fund Hamas, Hezbollah and the rest of the Middle Eastern scumbags, under the pretense that they were making charitable contributions to schools and hospitals.

At the time, I wrote that if Muslims in America wanted to prove that their loyalty was to this country and not to the jihadists, all they had to do was pass the hat at their neighborhood mosques and come up with a sizable reward for Osama bin Laden, dead or alive. It never happened, and as a result every time I heard George Bush or Condoleezza Rice telling us that Islam was a religion of peace, my gag reflex was activated.

The true extent that political correctness dictated policy was on display at every airport in America when 25-year-old Muslim males were treated no differently than 75-year-old Lutheran grannies. If anything, Homeland Security agents were more likely to frisk the old lady because nobody was likely to lose his job if she complained.

Along with everything else, things only got worse once Obama was elected. He not only went on a barnstorming tour of the Middle East, pretty much adding his voice to the chorus of mullahs condemning us as the Big Satan. He went to Cairo and delivered a speech that appeased our enemies and confounded our allies. He even went so far as to state that Muslims had played a major role in the creation of our nation, only stopping short of mentioning the unforgettable contributions of Mohammed Washington, Abdullah Jefferson and Osama bin Hamilton.

It only took him another four years before he deigned to visit Israel, and even that only came after he voiced strong objections to Israel erecting apartment houses in their own country and parroting Islamic demands that they draw back to pre-1967 borders.

In the meantime, we have seen Obama’s choice for head of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, insisting that our security system worked like a charm just because incompetence prevented major terrorist acts taking place in Times Square and over the skies of Detroit.

An Army Major at Fort Hood who owed his allegiance to Allah murdered a slew of his fellow soldiers, and the White House dismissed it as workplace violence.

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Reason #5,475 to not want Joe Biden elected in 2016

by Doug Powers on Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Concerns grow over new immigration enforcement chief appointee

by Jim Kouri on Friday, August 23rd, 2013

This is article 106 of 118 in the topic Obama Appointments

Two top GOP lawmakers sent a letter on Wednesday to President Barack Obama stating that they have serious reservations regarding the appointment of John Sandweg as the acting director of the U.S.

Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) directorate, according to law enforcement sources in Washington, D.C.

According to the letter signed by House Committee on Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul, R- Texas, and Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., who chairs the committee’s Oversight Subcommittee, John Sandweg is a former criminal defense attorney from Arizona who defended convicted murderers, sexual predators and pedophiles. They also pointed out that Sandweg “fought to free convicts who were locked up for violent offenses.”

McCaul and Duncan stated in their biting letter to Obama that Sandweg’s record makes him unsuited to head the nation’s law enforcement agency that must be prepared to enforce laws that are unpopular with the current White House and many members of both houses of the U.S. Congress.

Sandweg’s predecessor, John Morton, was very unpopular with his own agents at ICE and agents with other Homeland Security Department agencies such as the U.S. Border Patrol. In fact, ICE agents through their union gave Morton a unanimous vote of “no confidence.”

“We now have an Attorney General [Eric Holder] who as an attorney defended Guantanamo Bay terrorists and now we have an immigration enforcement chief who defended the worst criminals one can imagine. What’s next? An FBI director who once defended Mafia members?” asked former New York police officer, Iris Aquino.

While the 38-year-old John Sandweg, worked defending criminals in Arizona he also helped Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano raise campaign money for her reelection campaign when she was the governor of Arizona.

Several law enforcement officers question Sandweg’s credentials as a law enforcement executive saying he’s part of the Obama administration’s politicization of yet another federal agency.

The McCaul-Duncan letter states:

“A litany of concerning allegations has been raised against Mr. Sandweg. Perhaps the most concerning is the clear political partisanship displayed throughout his career.

“Despite extensive political experience, Mr. Sandweg’s qualifications are critically thin in one area: experience in law enforcement.

“Such a critical agency to our homeland security demands a leader with proven experience, significant managerial acumen, and tested judgment. We fear your choice may possess none.

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Mexican bloodbath: Drug cartel ambushes cops during Napolitano visit

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

This is article 59 of 65 in the topic Border Issues

In what some observers are calling an ironic twist to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s visit to Mexico on Tuesday and Wednesday to build more alliances between American and Mexican law enforcement, the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto received word from his federal police officials that beginning and Tuesday and continuing on Wednesday his police officers were being victims of multiple ambushes.

With the capture of Los Zetas’ capture, Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, still fresh in the minds of cops on both sides of the southwest border, Pena Nieto is once again facing the harsh truth that his nation’s drug war is far from over and Secretary Napolitano’s rhetoric isn’t changing a thing, according to Mike Baker, a political strategist.

On Tuesday, armed Mexicans allegedly working for one of Mexico’s numerous cartels conducted a series of ambushes on the convoys protected by the Mexican federal police (Federales).

With the cartels continuing their assaults on Wednesday, five federal police officers were wounded in Michoacan district.

On Tuesday, the gunfights left 20 cartel members and two Federales dead, with 15 civilians wounded in the crossfire.

Two months ago, President Pena Nieto deployed thousands of military troops and federal police to the same district in order to regain control from the cartel known as the Knights Templar. As a result of that show of force, citizens who formed self-defense groups to protect themselves and their families agreed to be disarmed by the Pena Nieto government. But the peace didn’t last once the troops left.

“What surprises me the most is that Napolitano’s silence is deafening. She usually has a lot to say about the success of securing the U.S. border, but her Obama-provided talking points are useless on the bloody streets of Mexico,” said former narcotics officer Jennifer Bodgett.

“President Pena Nieto said he wished to concentrate his administration’s resources on economic and fiscal issues, but like his predecessor he’s finding that security is a must in order for a nation to prosper,” said Bodgett.

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U.S. to work with corrupt Mexican police to secure border

by Jim Kouri on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

This is article 58 of 65 in the topic Border Issues

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on Tuesday conferred with her Mexican counterpart — Secretary of the Interior Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong — and law enforcement officials in Matamoros, Mexico, in order to plan border security cooperation to enhance public safety and security within the border region, despite numerous reports of widespread corruption by Mexico’s government.

“The United States and Mexico have taken unprecedented steps in recent years to deepen our cooperation along our shared border. We are committed to working together to support economic competitiveness by creating an environment in which our citizens and businesses continue to feel safe and secure, while reducing violence and increasing security,” she said.

But several American law enforcement sources point out that Napolitano’s statements must be dissected in order to separate facts from fabrications.

“[Napolitano] talks about ‘citizens and businesses’ continuing to feel safe and secure is an obvious canard to anyone who works in law enforcement in our border states,” said former police captain, now a manager of a private security firm, Stephen Rodgers.

“Since Obama took office in 2009, Napolitano has turned the Homeland Security Department into an appendage of the Democratic Party. Her minions enforce certain laws while ignoring the breaking of other laws,” said Rodgers.

Following their meeting, Napolitano and Osorio Chong signed an agreement which they claimed provides a framework for the bi-national utilization of the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Security Communications Network.

“This network will allow participating public safety and law enforcement organizations on both sides of the border to improve their responses to incidents of border violence,” according to DHS officials.

However, several police commanders said they are concerned with the sharing of intelligence with the Mexicans.

“Are we going to give them information on undercover investigations, Border Patrol deployments, investigative leads and other intelligence? Do we trust them when we’ve seen out own citizens steal classified documents and share them with the world?” asks former undercover police officer Iris Aquino.

Napolitano and Osorio Chong spoke of coordinating patrols conducted by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico’s Federales (federal police).

Napolitano reminded reporters that in April she and Mexico’s government signed a Declaration of Principles Regarding Coordinated Operations to enhance law enforcement cooperation along the border between the U.S. Border Patrol and Mexico’s Federal Police to detect and confront smuggling activities and transnational criminal organizations.

“Unfortunately, the topic of terrorism — especially Islamist terror organizations — was not broached by Napolitano and her staff members traveling in Mexico. The fact that reports of Hezbollah, al-Qaeda and other groups recruiting and training south of the U.S. border, doesn’t appear to be a concern of this DHS leader,” said Mike Baker, attorney and political strategist.

On Wednesday, Napolitano and her entourage will visit Mexico City and meet with members of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s cabinet in order to discuss “bi-national efforts to facilitate legitimate trade and travel, enhance information sharing and continue efforts to ensure a safer, more secure and more resilient global supply chain.”

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Cheers and tears over Secretary Napolitano leaving DHS

by Jim Kouri on Monday, July 15th, 2013

This is article 22 of 23 in the topic White House Advisors/Czars

There are cheers from some and tears from others over Friday’s announcement that Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, who served President Barack Obama from the very beginning of his presidency, is stepping down from her government post to become president of one of the nation’s largest systems of higher education, the University of California. She’s due to leave the DHS in September.

While serving as the head of DHS, Napolitano became a lightning rod for criticism by members of her own agencies especially the U.S. Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorates. She’s been blasted by members of law enforcement for “her selective enforcement of immigration laws” and for her alleged lies regarding deportation statistics.

“Napolitano would boast about high deportation figures, but according to Border Patrol agents, she’d count an illegal alien caught crossing the U.S. border and forced to return to his own country by the Border Patrol as a deportation,” said former police detective, now corporate security manager, Iris Aquino.

“Her management team also received low marks by their own agents and officers. For instance, the director of ICE, John Morton, received a ‘vote of no-confidence’ by ICE agents. In fact, the vote was unanimous,” said Aquino.

But Napolitano’s supporters claim she improved airport security, made the immigration system fairer, increased the protection of U.S. borders and worked to increase the nation’s cybersecurity. However, according to attorney and political activist Mike Baker, there is no mention of the enormous amount of crime committed by illegal aliens and the cost to state governments to incarcerate the hundreds of thousands of criminal aliens who commit the types of offenses that lead to imprisonment.

Her priority, however, was the DHS’ Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties which she said is dedicated to educating communities and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement on cultural awareness across the nation.

“Cultural awareness? How about the fact Islamic terrorists want to murder Americans and destroy the Western world and its practice of pluralism and religious freedom?” asks attorney and political strategist Mike Baker.

In a press statement released Friday by the Homeland Security Department, Napolitano stated:

“For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career. We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public.

“The Department has improved the safety of travelers; implemented smart steps that make our immigration system more fair and focused while deploying record resources to protect our nation’s borders; worked with states to build resiliency and make our nation’s emergency and disaster response capabilities more robust; and partnered with the private sector to improve our cybersecurity.

“After four plus years of focusing on these challenges, I will be nominated as the next President of the University of California to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders.

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by Burt Prelutsky on Monday, July 15th, 2013

by Burt Prelutsky

It occurred to me the other day that people are confined to mental institutions when they’re found to constitute a danger to themselves or others. So, why is it that Obama is still running around loose?

I also found myself thinking how far this nation has declined since the time of the Founding Fathers, while at the same time acknowledging that this seems to be the natural order of things. Historically, the patriarch of a family, through invention or industry, accumulates a great fortune. But, eventually, he dies, leaving his wealth to be dispersed to future generations. In time, the family deteriorates into a collection of floozies, playboys, drunks, addicts and, inevitably, politicians.

Judge Andrew Napolitano, who is presented as the final word in matters of jurisprudence by Fox News in spite of his conviction that 9/11 was an inside job pulled off by the Bush administration, recently announced that Edward Snowden performed a heroic act. I suppose if by heroism, one means being guilty of espionage and treason, he may have a point. But before I’d start heralding Snowden for his patriotism, I think I’d ask myself how it is that this schmuck immediately scampered off and sought refuge in such bastions of freedom and liberty as China and Russia.

Speaking of Russia, Vladimir Putin said “Dealing with Snowden is like shearing a piglet — too much squealing, too little wool.” I’m willing to grant that his words may have lost something in translation. Or it may have been one of those old folk sayings that only Russians can fully grasp. But it is just possible that assuming pigs to be the source of wool might help explain the economic woes that have bedeviled Russia down through the ages.

In related news, a poll showed that 22% of the American public agrees that Snowden is a hero. But before Napolitano takes any small comfort in that, it should be pointed out that 19% think that Obama was right in not sending military assistance to Ambassador Stevens and his three valiant cohorts in Benghazi. It’s always worth being reminded that 10% of Americans are convinced that Elvis is alive and working at a 7-11 in Nashville.

Possibly the worst result of the latest attempt to pretend that amnesty isn’t really amnesty is that Marco Rubio has blown his chances at garnering the GOP nomination in 2016. It just goes to prove once again that young men should never join gangs, even those with only seven other members.

There are other drawbacks to the immigration bill. One of them is that when it comes to the border, Janet Napolitano has the final word as to when it’s secure. Inasmuch as she has already claimed that the border is safer than it’s ever been, the 15 Republican senators who fell for Chuck Schumer’s lies should be forced to take a remedial history class and read how Ronald Reagan was bamboozled by the Democrats back in 1986.

What the heck is it about people named Napolitano? Surely they can’t all be gibbering idiots.

Another drawback to a bill that carries the stench of sulfur is that it is jam-packed with pork, which I seem to recall Congress promising would never again be the case.

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Janet Napolitano to leave Department of Homeland Security: To lead radical progressive education as head of the University of California

by Stephen Levine on Friday, July 12th, 2013

This is article 21 of 23 in the topic White House Advisors/Czars

Worse than former Egyptian President/Dictator Morsi being a USC graduate …

Bad news for California and the alumni of the University of California. The University of California will now have a progressive ideologue running the show. Napolitano will leave DHS sometime in September to replace Mark Yudof. Apparently the University was not producing its fair share of radical activists and needed a strong hand at the helm. Perhaps this move will inspire the same degree of outrage as the redesign of the University logo into a graphic that looked more like a graphic of a toilet seat than the iconic logo used for decades.

Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano

Release Date:  July 12, 2013

“For more than four years I have had the privilege of serving President Obama and his Administration as the Secretary of Homeland Security. The opportunity to work with the dedicated men and women of the Department of Homeland Security, who serve on the frontlines of our nation’s efforts to protect our communities and families from harm, has been the highlight of my professional career.

We have worked together to minimize threats of all kinds to the American public. The Department has improved the safety of travelers; implemented smart steps that make our immigration system more fair and focused while deploying record resources to protect our nation’s borders; worked with states to build resiliency and make our nation’s emergency and disaster response capabilities more robust; and partnered with the private sector to improve our cybersecurity.

After four plus years of focusing on these challenges, I will be nominated as the next President of the University of California to play a role in educating our nation’s next generation of leaders.

I thank President Obama for the chance to serve our nation during this important chapter in our history, and I know the Department of Homeland Security will continue to perform its important duties with the honor and focus that the American public expects.”

Bottom line …

Obama’s fellow travelers are moving into mainstream institutions to continue the progressive damage they wrought as part of Obama’s Administration.

— steve

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Janet Napolitano resigns

by Doug Powers on Friday, July 12th, 2013

This is article 20 of 23 in the topic White House Advisors/Czars

An administration official departs for the welcoming climes of academia. That **almost never happens.

**Overly sarcastic comment of the day brought to you by Altius vaulting poles. When you need to get over the top, make it Altius!

From the Associated Press:

U.S. officials say Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is resigning to take a senior posting in the University of California system.

Napolitano told senior staff Friday she was leaving for California. Napolitano has led the department since the beginning of the Obama administration, just the third person to hold this post.

This might explain it:

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Hey, the system worked!

The L.A. Times notes that the president of the University of California system is a “position usually held by an academic,” but J-Nap’s relationship with the people in charge of the federal trough were obviously taken into account:

UC officials believe that her Cabinet experiences –- which include helping to lead responses to hurricanes and tornadoes and overseeing some anti-terrorism measures — will help UC administer its federal energy and nuclear weapons labs and aid its federally funded research in medicine and other areas.

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