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Border officials retract "weapons of mass destruction" comments (Bravo Sierra Ping!)
http://www.sfexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/border-officials-retract-weapons-mass-destruction-comments ^

Posted on 02/15/2011 3:32:46 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

A San Diego Channel 10 interview, with Customs and Border PatrolAssistant Director Al Hallor is going viral after the San Diego officialsaid weapons of mass destruction have been discovered by federal agencies at US ports of entry. The Channel 10News investigative reporter Mitch Blacher asked, "Do you ever find things that are dangerous like a chemical agent or a weaponized device?" Hallor said, "at the airport, seaport, at our port of entry we havenot this past fiscal year, but our partner agencies have found thosethings." The interview played Monday on numerous major television news outlets and on dozens of web sites. But the agency is now stepping back from that comment. "During a local interview on port security that aired last week, aU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assistant port director in SanDiego made statements that were simply inaccurate,"Kelly Ivanhnenko,Southwest Border Field Branch Chief, said in an email to The Examiner."CBP has not encountered any weapons of mass effect at or between ports of entry anywhere in the United States. Furthermore, at this time, CBP does not have any credible information on terrorist groups operating along the Southwest border," it said. Hallor could not be reached for comment.


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1 posted on 02/15/2011 3:32:49 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA
Hallor could not be reached for comment.

He is still being chewed on by supervisors. And it may be several days more before he surfaces.


2 posted on 02/15/2011 3:38:43 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Red in Blue PA

Who do you believe? The honest security guy who blurted out the truth, or the agency PR hack trying to lie about it.


3 posted on 02/15/2011 3:39:53 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
CBP does not have any credible information on terrorist groups operating along the Southwest border Because they are not looking for them.
4 posted on 02/15/2011 3:40:16 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I can’t believe that THEY believe they are fooling us anymore!


5 posted on 02/15/2011 3:41:20 PM PST by kevslisababy
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To: Red in Blue PA
"Innacurate" is a long piece from False.

Very wordy for a false statement.

6 posted on 02/15/2011 3:41:30 PM PST by blackdog
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To: Red in Blue PA
"U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assistant port director in SanDiego made statements that were simply inaccurate,"

So the question now becomes, why would this high ranking CBP employee make such a verbal faux pas. Why even allow the conversation to be steered in such a direction or just generally just what the heck was he thinking...

Or was this a freudian slip, possibly an attempt to telegraph to reporters they need to start digging on this subject.

Or what is being covered up and why.

If this guy just blurted out this mess then we need to question how someone with just lack of mental discipline rose to the ranks of Assistant Port Director in San Diego... but then again we are talking about law enforcement here. Not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas Tree to begin with...

7 posted on 02/15/2011 3:42:29 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: Red in Blue PA

So which is it?


8 posted on 02/15/2011 3:47:14 PM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: Red in Blue PA

Nothing to see here, folks. Move along....


9 posted on 02/15/2011 3:47:23 PM PST by Bush_Democrat (ATLAS SHRUGGED was supposed to be a warning, NOT a newspaper.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Over/Under on how soon Al Hallor is Vince Fosterized??


10 posted on 02/15/2011 3:49:34 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Red in Blue PA

There’s too much heat to fire him over this but let him be one minute late to work or doesn’t dot an “i” on a report and he’ll be looking for a new job. I give him six months before he’s retaliated against.


11 posted on 02/15/2011 3:51:55 PM PST by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Red in Blue PA
."CBP has not encountered any weapons of mass effect at or between ports of entry anywhere in the United States. Furthermore, at this time, CBP does not have any credible information on terrorist groups operating along the Southwest border.

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12 posted on 02/15/2011 3:53:27 PM PST by Capt. Tom
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“but then again we are talking about law enforcement here. Not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas Tree to begin with...”

I’ll wager a far cry ahead of what ever profession your in. What an asinine comment.


13 posted on 02/15/2011 3:54:43 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

>Who do you believe? The honest security guy who blurted out the truth, or the agency PR hack trying to lie about it.<

Considering he was the assistant director of Customs and Border Patrol I would think I tend to believe him more than the administration in damage control.


14 posted on 02/15/2011 4:01:09 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

exactly...we live in the theather of the absurd...Baghdad Bob has been cloned many times over...

After the next big fiasco we can expect Patriot Act II...


15 posted on 02/15/2011 4:03:21 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Trace Gallagher watched the entire report himself, to ensure nothing had been taken out of context after the official failed to respond to a local reporter asking him if any weapons of mass effect had been found in San Diego. The verdict? Trace says, without a doubt, nothing was taken out of context.

Now, other security officials are trying to quell a growing air of concern:

http://www.foxnewsinsider.com/2011/02/15/new-details-surface-in-san-diego-officials-wmd-comment/


16 posted on 02/15/2011 4:09:04 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Red in Blue PA

Like the “official” explanation of that missle launch off the coast of California a few months ago. It was “officially” a jet contrail although everyone knows better. Must be the weapons of mass effect were “officially” deemed something else and this guy went off message.


17 posted on 02/15/2011 4:24:04 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

“but then again we are talking about law enforcement here. Not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas Tree to begin with.”

??? What do you mean by that?


18 posted on 02/15/2011 4:31:14 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I find it insulting that our government feels like we can’t handle the truth. Did it ever cross their minds that we would be better off knowing what’s really going on rather than letting our imaginations run wild?


19 posted on 02/15/2011 4:34:35 PM PST by RoseyT
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. Did it ever cross their minds that we would be better off knowing what’s really going on rather than letting our imaginations run wild?

I don't think that occurred even for a millisecond.
20 posted on 02/15/2011 5:04:47 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: TomGuy

“He is still being chewed on by supervisors. And it may be several days more before he surfaces.”

Naah...he’s just difficult to get in touch with given his new assignment as “customs inspection trainer” in Afghanistan.


21 posted on 02/15/2011 5:07:27 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


22 posted on 02/15/2011 5:57:11 PM PST by HiJinx (What new decade?)
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To: The Antiyuppie

http://civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/david-hillman-killed-by-suicide-bomber-in-afghanistan/

customs border mentor killed in Afghanistan by teenage suicide bomber


23 posted on 02/15/2011 6:09:42 PM PST by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Lying is the go to approach of this Admin. Unbelievable.


24 posted on 02/15/2011 7:26:48 PM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Don’t kid yourself, lots of smart law enforcement people out there...


25 posted on 02/15/2011 7:33:33 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - World Disaster Map)
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To: ColdOne

CBP doesn’t have? But they know who does.


26 posted on 02/15/2011 7:57:28 PM PST by Freddd
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To: GOPJ
"Don’t kid yourself, lots of smart law enforcement people out there..."

....and "lots of smart law enforcement people out there" with their hands tied behind their backs !!!

27 posted on 02/15/2011 10:55:19 PM PST by Robert Drobot (Quaeras de dubiis, legem bene discere si vis)
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To: rolling_stone

http://civiliancontractors.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/david-hillman-killed-by-suicide-bomber-in-afghanistan/

“customs border mentor killed in Afghanistan by teenage suicide bomber”

I am very sorry to read this about David Hillman...this was a coincidence or a subconscious memory. In either case, there seems to be an opening.


28 posted on 02/15/2011 11:14:39 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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