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Washington (CNN) -- The terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland has continued to "evolve" and may now "be at its most heightened state" since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told members of Congress on Wednesday.
There is an increased reliance on recruiting Westerners into terrorist organizations, she told the House Homeland Security Committee. State and local law enforcement officers are increasingly needed to combat terror, and the focus must be on aiding law enforcement to help them secure communities, she said.... www.cnn.com...
Administration Will Cut Border Patrol Deployed on U.S-Mexico Border - September 24, 2009
Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border....
....the Obama administration on May 7 said the Border Patrol “plans to move several hundred Agents from the Southwest Border...
Local Officials: Border Crime On The Rise - January 6, 2011 PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. — Authorities in Pinal County dispute the Federal Government’s assertion that the Arizona border with Mexico is more secure than ever.... Tim Gaffney said that Director of Homeland Security Janet Napaolitano’s statements that crimes related to immigration and drug smuggling issues are down is just not true.The numbers county officials provided in the release seem to back up Gaffney’s stance. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said it has seen a “dramatic” increase in vehicle pursuits, drug seizures and calls to U.S. Border Patrol agents to help deal with illegal immigrants.
January 03, 2011 – Are Legalized Civilian Militia Groups the Answer to Arizona's Border Security Problems?
Special Guest: Arizona State Rep.-elect Jack Harper
.... Jack, in 2007, you passed legislation to create a state-sanctioned militia here in Arizona. The then-governor, Napolitano, vetoed it....
HARPER: Well, you might have heard that three of the four border states are losing their National Guard troops now. And Arizona is supposed to lose the federally funded National Guard troops in June or July. Well, we're going to get crushed once the National Guard's off the border because ..... these forces in Mexico that smuggle illegal aliens and drugs into our country, they're more considered with the National Guard than they are Border Patrol. Border Patrol's ... under Janet Napolitano, and that's not really an intimidating factor.
But a military uniformed person on the border makes a lot more sense. Now, using the Homeland Security Force volunteers to observe the border and the National Guard to react to incursions across our border is something that we're going to explore,..
The first bill, though, to establish the Homeland Security Force, I believe I'm going to have bipartisan support again. And I don't know that .... Governor Brewer will be opposed to that, like Governor Napolitano was....
Mexican Government Threatens Minutemen Over Civilian Border Patrols - October 2008
Minutemen say corrupt, heartless government drives Mexican citizens from home....
The government of Mexico yesterday issued a threat of legal action against the Minuteman Civil Defense Corp...
According to the U.S. State Department, the Mexican government has a long and sordid history of human rights violations and corruption that continues today....
The Minutemen do not blame Mexican nationals for wanting to live and work in the United States, said Chris Simcox, President of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. "Our grievance is with the corrupt Mexican government and the oligarchs in power there who are callously shifting the responsibility of their impoverished population to the United States taxpayer through ineffectual border control efforts."
Simcox continued, "The border policies of the Mexican and United States governments have created a tragic and dangerous situation for citizens of both countries. Each year hundreds of Mexican and other nationals die a horrible death as they traverse desert wilderness attempting to illegally enter the United States. Among the sea of humanity that moves across the open borders every day, terrorists are free to walk across the border unchecked with chemical, biological and even nuclear materials. This is an unacceptable level of national security risk in a post-9/11 world"....
To his right stands a steel wall, 20 feet high and reinforced by cement-filled steel piping. To his left another tall fence of steel mesh. Ten yards beyond, a shorter cyclone fence is topped with jagged concertina wire....
"This wall works," says Mr. Bernacke. "A lot of people have the misconception that it is a waste of time and money, but the numbers of apprehensions show that it works."
The triple-and double-layered fence here in Yuma is the kind of barrier that US lawmakers – and most Americans – imagined when the Secure Fence Act was enacted in 2006.
The law instructed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to secure about one-third of the 1,950-mile border between US and Mexico with 700 miles of double-layered fencing – and additionally through cameras, motion sensors, and other types of barriers – by the end of the year to stem illegal immigration.
Bankrolled by a separate $1.2 billion homeland security bill, the Secure Fence Act would, President Bush said in 2006, "make our borders more secure." ...
Napolitano Cancels Virtual Border Fence Project..1/14/2011
Signaling a major shift from her predecessor, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday said she will spend $50 million of stimulus funds originally intended to build a “virtual fence” along the 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border on other more proven and cost-effective security technology.
TITLE I--ENHANCING DOMESTIC SECURITY AGAINST TERRORISM
TITLE IV--PROTECTING THE BORDER
Subtitle A--Protecting the Northern Border
Sec. 401. Ensuring adequate personnel on the northern border.
Sec. 402. Northern border personnel.
Sec. 403. Access by the Department of State and the INS to certain identifying information in the criminal history records of visa applicants and applicants for admission to the United States.
Sec. 404. Limited authority to pay overtime.
Sec. 405. Report on the integrated automated fingerprint identification system for ports of entry and overseas consular posts.
Subtitle B--Enhanced Immigration Provisions
Sec. 411. Definitions relating to terrorism.
Sec. 412. Mandatory detention of suspected terrorists; habeas corpus; judicial review.
Sec. 413. Multilateral cooperation against terrorists.
Sec. 414. Visa integrity and security.
Sec. 415. Participation of Office of Homeland Security on Entry-Exit Task Force.
Sec. 416. Foreign student monitoring program.
Sec. 417. Machine readable passports.
Sec. 418. Prevention of consulate shopping.
Subtitle C--Preservation of Immigration Benefits for Victims of Terrorism
Sec. 421. Special immigrant status.
Sec. 422. Extension of filing or reentry deadlines.
Sec. 423. Humanitarian relief for certain surviving spouses and children.
Sec. 424. `Age-out' protection for children.
Sec. 425. Temporary administrative relief.
Sec. 426. Evidence of death, disability, or loss of employment.
Sec. 427. No benefits to terrorists or family members of terrorists.
Sec. 428. Definitions.
that's the thing, crim, there won't be any terror cells. a quick google or even ats search will show that crops all across the globe have been decimated.....
They also saying they "worried" about WMDs in Egypt Yes i'm serious!
Sorry to be off topic as to say.....
Thank you for scaring the hell out of me....
I believe the time will be soon. When it is quiet and calm in the MSM.
]That is when we need to be aware.
I don't know, call me crazy... but each and every day its becoming clearer and clearer the more the American people wake up from the false paradigm they are force fed, that the American people are being considered the 'enemy'....
I think you are correct in what your saying, but I do not see Napolitano's comments proving this is imminent. I also have been waiting for a false flag since the Bush administration, and frankly I am surprised it has not happened yet. As far as Napolitano goes, I think it is fear mongering to get the patriot bill extended. I do not think things have changed radically from a week ago, but only the need for the public to believe it has.
The food issue is what really scares me....
S&F! Nicely done! Rest assured, no matter what these idiots do, it will NEVER be enough to enslave us. I have spoken with dozens of active military who have stated that they would never fire upon thier own citizens. I have had conversations with dozens of policemen who have stated that at the end of the day, they work for the people of this country.....
Philippians 2:4 ESV / 132
Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.