• There are 72 DHS Employees on Terrorist Watch List

    February 9, 2016

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    Posted in: Post-Constitution America

    Stephen Lynch


    So you can read this one one of two ways:

    Either the terror watch list is complete bull, or the Department of Homeland Security has a big problem. Come to think about it, maybe you can read it both ways.

    At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to Representative Stephen Lynch (D., MA, pictured)


    It is entirely possible Representative Stephen Lynch just demonstrated there is little to no actual threat from terrorists.

    “Back in August, we did an investigation — the inspector general did — of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security. The former DHS director had to resign because of that.”

    Lynch did not say what has happened to the 72 employees, however. That in fact is the key question. If any of them are indeed bad guys, how did they get their jobs at DHS, and keep them, and what, if any, naughtiness did they do? If some/none of the 72 are bad guys, why were they on the terror list and WTF is the point of such lists?


    Meanwhile, list or no list, DHS continues to fail inspections aimed at determining the efficiency of its internal safety mechanisms, as well as its efforts to protect the very Homeland that is part of its own name. Lynch referred to a recent report that found the Transportation Security Administration, which is “overseen” by DHS, failed to stop 95 percent of those who attempted to bring restricted items past airport security.

    “We had staffers go into eight different airports to test the department of homeland security screening process at major airports. They had a 95 percent failure rate,” Lynch said. “We had folks going in there with guns on their ankles, and other weapons on their persons, and there was a 95 percent failure rate.”

    And that brings up another question. If TSA has a 95 percent failure rate, and since no terror incidents have happened due to contraband being smuggled through our airports, doesn’t that strongly imply there really isn’t much of a threat? At a 95 percent failure rate, given the level of threat we are told is now part of our post-ISIS lives, shouldn’t planes be dropping daily from the sky?



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    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      quote”At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to Representative Stephen Lynch”

      Hahahahahaha! I’ll file that under Great Moments In You Can’t Make This Shit Up!!

      Meanwhile…
      quote:”Either the terror watch list is complete bull, or the Department of Homeland Security has a big problem. “unquote

      Ha! They gotta a bigger problem than that now that a hacker used a simple lie to get a DHS employee to give him the access code to DHS’s employee database..which he posted on the net TODAY! Along with the FBI’s too. And what’s even funnier is the hacked DHS “database” was a garden-variety MS Exchange Global Address List!!

      Hahahahahahahaha!

      I’ve got $100 that says heads are exploding exponentially at FBI/DHS as I type, notwithstanding NSA. In fact, I suspect some heads will be “rolling” there soon too, …. as… Congressional bitchslapping hearings coming in….5….4…..3……2…..

      Indeed. Ya can’t make this shit up.

      02/9/16 9:36 AM | Comment Link

    • jo6pac said...

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      Doesn’t every person in the employ of mother land security belong on the list?

      02/9/16 9:58 AM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “Lynch referred to a recent report that found the Transportation Security Administration, which is “overseen” by DHS, failed to stop 95 percent of those who attempted to bring restricted items past airport security.”

      We may be incompetent, but at least we are consistent. Passport Services failed the majority of the time to detect fraudulent applications submitted by a GAO “red Team.”

      http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/undercover-feds-easily-obtain-fraudulent-passports/story?id=11274031

      02/9/16 10:01 AM | Comment Link

    • Bruce said...

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      I KNEW There was a revolving door to ISIS ! (And it’s Vaterland ϟϟ , Jo.)

      02/9/16 11:29 AM | Comment Link

    • Shea Brown said...

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      Peter,,, I think what we obviously need is one more federal agency to make sure the other ones are working correctly ,,, isn’t this the usual procedure when failures are discovered ? ?

      02/9/16 11:54 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      quote”If TSA has a 95 percent failure rate, and since no terror incidents have happened due to contraband being smuggled through our airports, doesn’t that strongly imply there really isn’t much of a threat?”unquote

      Oh, there’s a threat alright. From massive, Big Bang level stupidity.

      02/9/16 12:23 PM | Comment Link

    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      That is what happens when the nets are cast too wide — the rate of error increases too, and 95% fail rate is nuts

      02/9/16 2:46 PM | Comment Link

    • Helen Marshall said...

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      “The former DHS director had to resign because of that.”

      ??? Could we hear more about this

      02/9/16 7:57 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Helen said…

      “??? Could we hear more about this”

      Me too. When I read that, I didn’t have time to research it. But something tells me this is either bullshit or my brain neurons are suffering daily death by age. No matter..I want an answer this this too..

      02/9/16 8:05 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      Kyzl Orda said…

      Wow. Hi Kysl. Long time not hear from you. Glad to see you here.

      02/9/16 8:06 PM | Comment Link

    • kyzl orda said...

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      Hello Pitch. Im here. I love reading Peter’s site and everyone’s contributions.

      02/9/16 11:49 PM | Comment Link

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      02/10/16 3:23 AM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      kyzl orda said…

      “Hello Pitch. Im here. I love reading Peter’s site and everyone’s contributions”

      Cool. Here’s my contribution for a morning laugh…

      https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9L5suVPobGQ/VrnkmEKz-XI/AAAAAAAAIEs/dVgLNXH6u1s/s1600/clinton.jpg

      If only. I’d give up 4 months of SS to see that happen.

      🙂

      02/10/16 7:28 AM | Comment Link

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      02/10/16 8:52 AM | Comment Link

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    • Kyzl Orda said...

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      Heh. Yes, well let’s see. Stranger things happen, and, being Clinton, you know more scandals are fighting to get out of the closet just a matter of time

      02/10/16 12:15 PM | Comment Link

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