ONE would have to possess rocks for brains – or be sitting on them – to publicly take DHS to task in a frontal manner without requisite due diligence. Now, while there are those who disagree with this and that contained within these pages, it is well-known that this investigative journalist is far from stupid, or reckless in nature. Not at all.
THUS, when an “in the know” (former) DHS birdie started whispering in these ears, rest assured, said droppings were checked out with all due deliberation. And as to why certain sorts are comfortable confiding in this direction, it would be inordinately stupid and reckless to comment on such matters publicly. Let’s just leave it at that. Understood?
MOVING right along, yes, it was soon after Janet Napolitano, aka “Mama Janet”, was appointed head of DHS in 2009 (until 2013) that it became clear that her task was to take the focus off of the real threats inside America, instead, creating a distraction via a bogeyman and a bugaboo. Say whaaat??
IN this regard, she COMPLETELY ignored – by Allah-washing – Islamic terror/militant jihad as America’s main strategic and long-range threat. True to an inveterate liar’s playbook, she changed/reversed the discussion by fingering patriotic Americans and the U.S. military as “public enemy” number one! Imagine that. So, as one of HUSSEIN Obama’s main hatchet women – alongside commie/Islamist Valerie Jarrett – out of the gate, in April 2009, who recalls her bold-faced “threat assessment” report?
The initiative, dubbed Operation Vigilant Eagle, was outlined in February, two months before a memo giving a similar warning was issued on April 7 by the Department of Homeland Security.
Disclosure of the DHS memo this week has sparked controversy among some conservatives and veterans groups. Appearing on television talk shows Thursday, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended the assessment, but apologized to veterans who saw it as an accusation.
“This is an assessment of things just to be wary of, not to infringe on constitutional rights, certainly not to malign our veterans,” she said on NBC’s Today Show.
For example, a program dubbed Operation Vigilant Eagle tracks military veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, and characterizes them as extremists and potential domestic terrorist threats because they may be “disgruntled, disillusioned or suffering from the psychological effects of war.”
INDEED, “Mama Janet” intended to malign patriots in the “court of public opinion” and this was the plan all along – all the “apologies” notwithstanding. Effectively, once the “threat assessment” is implanted in the minds of Americans, well….
MORE specifically, it was under her “watchful eyes” that DHS went on a MEGA billion ammo shopping spree where the question became: Who are the INTENDED targets?? In tandem, is anyone shocked that she also lent cover for the infiltration and penetration of Islamic terrorists, and was taken to task for it too?
IN line with the national betrayals from HUSSEIN Obama’s first head of DHS, did anyone expect her successor, Jeh – “toady-boy” – Johnson to be a loyal American? Hmm.
TO wit, it is into this vortex of anti-American hell that the latest traitor at DHS’s helm behaved true to form:
The Department of Homeland Security removed the names of nearly 1,000 individuals suspected of terrorism ties from the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to newly released documents obtained by an advocacy group under a Freedom of Information Act request.
The Washington Free Beacon first reported in 2014 that the Obama administration secretly assembled a terrorist “hands off” list that enabled individuals with terrorist ties unfettered entrance into the United States.
The latest documents, obtained by Judicial Watch and released on Tuesday, appear to confirm these initial reports. They further disclose that at least 1,000 names were scrubbed from the U.S. Terrorist Screening Database as part of an administration effort to protect the civil rights of suspected individuals.
“The documents appear to confirm charges that Obama administration changes created a massive ‘hands off’ list,” Judicial Watch said in a statement. “Removed data from the terrorist watch list could have helped prevent the San Bernardino terrorist attack.”
Lawmakers disclosed in 2014 that the administration has secretly assembled a terrorist “hands off” list that facilitated travel to the United States for those one flagged as a potential terror threat. Sources who spoke to the Free Beacon at the time disclosed that at least one individual, a Canadian Islamist leader tied to Hamas and Hezbollah, had been put on the list.
“These new documents bolster allegations that the Obama administration may have removed information from a terrorist watch list that could have prevented the San Bernardino terrorist attack,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Philip Haney risked his career to blow the whistle on how the Obama administration created a ‘hands off” list of over 1,000 foreign nationals with potential terrorist ties. And, once again, it was a Judicial Watch lawsuit—and not Congress or the media—that uncovered the key information about this national security scandal.”
AND attesting to more of the same lawlessness….
U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen – appointed by President George W. Bush – summoned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and four other immigration enforcement officials to come to Brownsville, Texas and appear in court in August to explain why they shouldn’t be held in contempt of court for violating his court order.
The order requires the five immigration officials to appear at a hearing August 19th, but the hearing may never actually occur. Hanen said he would cancel it if he was “satisfied” with the government’s actions to correct work permits it issued to illegal immigrants violating the injunction Hanen had earlier ordered, according to Politico.
“This Court has expressed its willingness to believe that these actions were accidental and not done purposefully to violate this Court’s order. Nevertheless, it is shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude the Government has taken with regard to its ‘efforts’ to rectify this situation,” Hanen stated. The judge wrote in his order:
The Government has conceded that it has directly violated this Court’s Order in [the government’s] May 7, 2015 advisory, yet, as of today, two months have passed since the Advisory and it has not remediated its own violative behavior. That is unacceptable and, as far as the Government’s attorneys are concerned, completely unprofessional, Neither side should interpret this Court’s personal preference to not sanction lawyers or parties as an indication that it will merely acquiesce to a party’s unlawful conduct.
“Spokespeople for the Homeland Security Department and the White House had no comment Tuesday on the order, which applies to Johnson as well as Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez, Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldana, Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello. and Customs and Border Patrol Director Gil Kerlikowske.
MIND you, the Traitor-in-Chief and his main underlings deserve nothing less than reservations in maximum security prisons – or worse. And if there is any justice left in America, it would be righteous for leading patriots to take part in said punishments.
BUT if there are still those who believe that Obama Inc.’s top leadership are working for the welfare and security of the nation, well, maybe the co-option of Border Security – after all, the illegal open borders invasion IS a hotter than hot button election issue – will set the record straight – or not.
The strong remarks by Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske came as tensions between Congress and the White House grew even higher, with House GOP leaders announcing they’ll hold an unprecedented vote to have their chamber join in the lawsuit trying to halt the amnesty…..continue reading….
MOST significantly, when people hear the words Homeland Security they reflexively believe that those leading the charge are operating to secure the nation from whatever threats emerge at any given time. Grave error.
WHAT countless fail to internalize is this: When the fish stinks from the head up, it is outrageous, bizarre and counter-intuitive to believe that the interests of those at the helm are in sync with the nation’s security and that of patriots on the ground. Resultant, following orders from DHS (and its underlings) is akin to doing exactly what the enemy – both external and the enemy within – wants most!
IT’s your call.