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Jim Hoft says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano defended Obama’s intelligence chief saying, "He didn’t have to know about the London terror plot."  Obama Intelligence Chief James Clapper was surprised in an interview last week to hear that several terror suspects had been arrested in Britain in an anti-terror sweep -- the largest counterterrorism raid in nearly two years.

James Clapper is the principal adviser to President Obama, the National Security Council, and the Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security.
FOX Nation reported this from Mediaite:

I knew.  [Chief Counterterrorism Advisor] John Brennan knew.  We also knew there was no connect that had been perceived to anything going on in the homeland and that we were in perfect connectivity with our colleagues in Britain.  So one of the things I think that should be very clear to the American people is that those of us in homeland security who needed to know, we knew.

It’s good to know that this guy is the principal advisor to Obama, huh?

Related:  Napolitano says the U.S. is safer now than in 2009

Related:  Don’t Cross Big Sis: Agents Raid Home of Pilot Critical of TSA (Video)
House Panel Wants Homeland Security Documents
Alan Fram says a House committee has asked the Homeland Security Department to provide documents about an agency policy that required political appointees to review many Freedom of Information Act requests, according to a letter obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.

The letter to Homeland Security was sent late Friday by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.  It represents an early move by House Republicans who have vowed to launch numerous probes of Barack Obama's administration, ranging from its implementation of the new health care law to rules curbing air pollution to spending in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Associated Press reported in July that for at least a year, Homeland Security had sidetracked hundreds of requests for federal records to top political advisers to the department's secretary, Janet Napolitano.  The political appointees wanted information about those requesting the materials, and in some cases the release of documents considered politically sensitive was delayed, according to numerous e-mails that were obtained by the AP.

The Freedom of Information Act is supposed to ensure the quick public release of requested government documents without political consideration.  Obama has said his administration would emphasize openness in providing requested federal records.

According to Issa's letter, Homeland Security's chief privacy officer and FOIA official told committee staff in September that political appointees were simply made aware of "significant and potentially controversial requests."

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Laugher Of The Day
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano issued a stern warning to Mexican drug cartels on Monday.

The cartel leaders must be shaking in their boots.

Napolitano, speaking at the University of Texas at El Paso, said the southern U.S. border has never been more secure than in recent years and public officials who argue otherwise do so to "score political points."

Another of Napolitano's "the system worked" moments.

"It is inaccurate to state, as too many have, that the border is overrun with violence and out of control." ... "This statement -- often made only to score political points -- is just plain wrong."

"Not only does it ignore all of the statistical evidence, it also belittles the significant progress that effective law enforcement has made to protect this border and the people who live alongside it."

Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

"Today I say to the cartels: Don’t even think about bringing your violence and tactics across this border.  You will be met by an overwhelming response.  And we’re going to continue to work with our partners in Mexico to dismantle and defeat you.

Tee hee!  Mental image of brutal cartel leaders rolling around on the floor, laughing.

"And that message extends to anyone considering coming across that border illegally, whether a smuggler, a human trafficker, or an unlawful immigrant seeking work."

Al Qaeda, Hezbolla, and Muslim Brotherhood members are, of course, welcome, so they may make what Obama refers to as another positive contribution to America by Muslims.

The nearly brain-dead Napolitano throws around a number of stats showing arrests are up, deportations are up, drug seizures are up, and monies seized are up, as evidence of things getting better.

A more skeptical view of those stats would indicate that not only is the border totally out of control, but the stats are up because more illegals are entering the country as Mexico nears anarchy, and as more cartels are smuggling more drugs and terrorists into the country.

Week after week, more and more Americans are kidnapped and murdered along Napolitano's "more secure" border.

This woman has to have pictures of Obama in bed with a nine year-old boy and a goat.  It's the only reason I can think of that she still occupies that office.
Shocker!  Nukes Have Been Found In America
San Diego's 10News was granted access to San Diego's seaport for a firsthand look at how Customs and Border Protection officers safeguard against weapons of mass effect.

10News investigative reporter Mitch Blacher asked Al Hallor, who is the Assistant Port Director and an officer with Customs and Border Protection, "Do you ever find things that are dangerous like a chemical agent or a weaponized device?"

Hallor: "At the airport, seaport, at our port of entry we have not this past fiscal year, but our partner agencies have found those things,"

Blacher: "So, specifically, you're looking for the dirty bomb?  You're looking for the nuclear device?"

Hallor: "Correct.  Weapons of mass effect."

Blacher: "You ever found one?"

Hallor: "Not at this location."

Blacher: "But they have found them?"

Hallor: "Yes."

Blacher: "You never found one in San Diego though?"

Hallor: "I would say at the port of San Diego we have not."

At this point, the interview was interrupted by the agency's public relations person.

There you go.  An assistant port director has spilled the beans on a possible major government cover up.  During the conversation the Port Authority's public relations person continually interrupted the officer in an attempt to get him to shut up.

Just five days ago, on February 9th, Janet Napolitano lied to Congress.  She said that the Homeland Security department is more prepared than ever to deal with the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction.

"I would say that we are more prepared now than we were two years ago, and two years ago we were more prepared than two years before then," Napolitano said in testimony to the House Homeland Security Committee.

This, and the next item are related.  Under Obama there is no such thing as "national security."
Where Did Obama Find This Liar?
Yesterday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano lashed out at border critics, flatly denying claims that problems along the Southwestern border are "out of control."

"The border is simply not the same as it was two years ago," Napolitano said in a speech Friday at the Newseum in Washington.

Napolitano argued that these "misconceptions" are "just plain wrong," and touted the praises of the Obama administration's efforts to secure the area.

According to Napolitano, border security has increased under the Obama administration and said, "American border communities are safe and open for business."

Hey Janet!  Tell it to these two guys.

A mixed martial arts fighter was one of two Americans gunned down in an execution-style killing near the San Ysidro border crossing Monday morning.

Mexican authorities say Sergio Salcido Luna and Kevin Joel Romero were waiting in their company truck while waiting to cross into the U.S. before dawn.

A gunman walked up to the white Mazda truck with California license plates and opened fire at least five times, killing both men as they sat in traffic.

Investigators are still trying to determine a motive for the killing.  Salcido, 25, was a professional fighter who began his career in MMA in Bakersfield.

There are more killings along the American-Mexican border than in Afghanistan, but Napolitano prefers to lie to the American People.
Muslims Aren’t Terrorists.  You Are

With the election approaching, Barack Hussein Obama has spared no effort in proclaiming his undying love of his country (the United States, we are told), his veneration of the Constitution, his enduring belief in the power of prayer, and the firm conviction that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms.


But we proletarians who manifest such sentiments had best beware of the Department of Homeland Security and its commandant, Big Sis Napolitano.


A proud assertion of patriotism by Americans who actually mean it may well succeed in marking one as a Suspected Domestic Terrorist.


Veteran law enforcement officer James Wesley Rawles has attended training classes throughout his 18 years of service.  But he writes that, over the years "courses have moved away from a local community focus to a federally dominated model of complete social control."  And the majority of these courses are sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, that is, the TSA and FEMA.


According to the Department, potentially dangerous types are members of militias and "extremists," so defined by their tendencies toward:


•  Libertarian views;
•  Support for the Second Amendment;
•  Stockpiling of food and ammo;
•  Buying gold or silver;
•  Fear of Big Brother and the overreach of government;
•  Home schooling;
•  Belief in one’s Constitutional rights; and
•  "Unacceptable" religious views


Not only are law enforcement officers told to develop relationships with small business owners in order to determine who might be "stockpiling," they are trained to manufacture evidence of terrorist intent.  When "lengths of pipe, gunpowder, matches, flammable liquids and fireworks" are found at a residence, "officers are told…they can be listed as 'bomb making materials,'" continues Rawles.


So reload ammunition, keep gasoline for your lawn mower, or smoke cigarettes and your terrorist credentials are certifiable.


Rawles also writes that one of his federal trainers warned of those who admire the Constitution.  "These people actually believe the 2nd amendment gives them the personal right to own a gun," said this mental dwarf to a generally stunned audience.


He also recommended that officers "be cautious of anyone who quotes the Constitution and even worse, actually possesses a copy of this radical document."


That the United States and liberty of the American people are threatened by the Obama Regime is obvious understatement.

Terrorist Group Setting Up Operations Near Border
San Diego News is reporting a terrorist organization whose home base is in the Middle East has established another home base across the border in Mexico.  "They are recognized by many experts as the 'A' team of Muslim terrorist organizations," a former U.S. intelligence agent told 10News.  The former agent, referring to Shi'a Muslim terrorist group Hezbollah, added, "They certainly have had successes in big-ticket bombings."  Some of the group's bombings include the U.S. embassy in Beirut and Israeli embassy in Argentina.

However, the group is now active much closer to San Diego.  "We are looking at 15 or 20 years that Hezbollah has been setting up shop in Mexico," the agent told 10News.  Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, U.S. policy has focused on al-Qaida and its offshoots.  "They are more shooters than thinkers … it's a lot of muscles, courage, desire but not a lot of training," the agent said, referring to al-Qaida.  Hezbollah, he said, is far more advanced.

"Their operators are far more skilled … they are the equals of Russians, Chinese or Cubans," he said.  "I consider Hezbollah much more dangerous in that sense because of strategic thinking; they think more long-term."  Hezbollah has operated in South America for decades and then Central America, along with their sometime rival, sometime ally Hamas.

Now, the group is blending into Shi'a Muslim communities in Mexico, including Tijuana.  Other pockets along the U.S.-Mexico border region remain largely unidentified as U.S. intelligence agencies are focused on the drug trade.  "They have had clandestine training in how to live in foreign hostile territories," the agent said.

The agent, who has spent years deep undercover in Mexico, said Hezbollah is partnering with drug organizations, but which ones is not clear at this time.  He told 10News the group receives cartel cash and protection in exchange for Hezbollah expertise.  "From money laundering to firearms training and explosives training," the agent said.

For example, he tracked, along with Mexican intelligence, two Hezbollah operatives in safe houses in Tijuana and Durango.  "I confirmed the participation of cartel members as well as other Hezbollah individuals living and operating out of there," he said.

Tunnels the cartels have built that cross from Mexico into the U.S. have grown increasingly sophisticated.  It is a learned skill, the agent said points to Hezbollah's involvement.  "Where are the knowledgeable tunnel builders?  Certainly in the Middle East," he said.

Why have Americans not heard more about Hezbollah's activities happening so close to the border?  "If they really wanted to start blowing stuff up, they could do it," the agent said.

According to the agent, the organization sees the U.S. as their "cash cow," with illegal drug and immigration operations.  Many senior Hezbollah leaders are wealthy businessmen, the agent said.  "The money they are sending back to Lebanon is too important right now to jeopardize those operations," he said.  The agent said the real concern is the group's long-term goal of radicalizing Muslim communities.  "They're focusing on developing … infiltrating communities within North America," the agent told 10News.
The Person In Charge Of America's Security

According to Napolitano's Homeland Security Department, Muslim men under the age of 35 aren't the problem, potentially dangerous types are members of militias and "extremists," so defined by their tendencies toward:


•  Libertarian views;
•  Support for the Second Amendment;
•  Stockpiling of food and ammo;
•  Buying gold or silver;
•  Fear of Big Brother and the overreach of government;
•  Home schooling;
•  Belief in one’s Constitutional rights; and
•  "Unacceptable" religious views

Obama's crowd sees Americans as the enemy, not Muslims.  What does that tell you?
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