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Napolitano Visit Aimed at Beefing Up Afghan Border Security, Customs
Fox News ^ | Dec 31, 2010 | Mike Levine

Posted on 12/31/2010 12:04:01 PM PST by ml/nj

KABUL, Afghanistan -- During an unannounced New Year's Eve visit to Afghanistan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano traveled to the country's mountainous border region near Pakistan to see first-hand her department's efforts in the war effort there.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; asleeponthejob; bigsis; border; borders; bordersecurity; dhs; homelandsecurity; military; napolitano; nappy; wtf
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WTF? Is Homeland Security [sic] in charge of the military now?

ML/NJ

1 posted on 12/31/2010 12:04:04 PM PST by ml/nj
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Napolitano Visit Aimed at Beefing Up Afghan Border Security, Customs

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/laughs.wav


2 posted on 12/31/2010 12:05:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ml/nj

We should see Napolitano traveling much more, now that DADT has been killed.


3 posted on 12/31/2010 12:06:39 PM PST by Gator113 (I'm voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: ml/nj

Nappy cares for only one thing......36-24-36


4 posted on 12/31/2010 12:07:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: ml/nj

The jokes are starting to write themselves....


5 posted on 12/31/2010 12:08:13 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (We conservatives will always lose elections as long as we allow the MSM to choose our candidates.)
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To: ml/nj

This is satire right? She can’t defend our border but wants to help Afghanistan defend theirs?

We really are down the rabbit hole. And we’ll be down a different hole if we don’t turn things around in a hurry.


6 posted on 12/31/2010 12:09:05 PM PST by PhilosopherStone1000
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To: ml/nj

We need to just close down that whole damn department.

It’s necessary, and run by a one woman clown car brigade.

Bush should have NEVER allowed the DHS to be a ‘cabinet level’ agency. Over the long term, the DHS is going to be worse for us than 911 itself ever was.....


7 posted on 12/31/2010 12:09:19 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: All

“Necessary” = Unnecessary


8 posted on 12/31/2010 12:10:15 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: ml/nj

Janet,

The 12 hour flight should have been your first clue that you were at the wrong fricking border.


9 posted on 12/31/2010 12:10:40 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: ml/nj

Hey you dizzy liberal!!!

How about SECURING AMERICA’S BORDERS??????!!!!!!


10 posted on 12/31/2010 12:13:20 PM PST by G Larry (When you're right, avoid compromise!)
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To: ml/nj; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
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Napolitano Visit Aimed at Beefing Up Afghan Border Security, Customs

Is Homeland Security [sic] in charge of the military now?

11 posted on 12/31/2010 12:13:26 PM PST by LucyT
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Napolitano Visit Aimed at Beefing Up Afghan Border Security, Customs

Looks like a headline from a John Semmens satire.

12 posted on 12/31/2010 12:15:27 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: ml/nj

Wow. I’ll bet that a surprise visit from Old Cow Face really helped morale. /s


13 posted on 12/31/2010 12:16:07 PM PST by pabianice
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To: ml/nj

“WTF? Is Homeland Security [sic] in charge of the military now?

ML/NJ “

Anything but REAL homeland security! Janet ignores our own porous borders with WAR raging on our Southern one.

Guadalupe’s only cop Erika Gandara kidnapped

GUNMEN have kidnapped the sole police officer in a northern Mexican town, a 28-year-old woman working alone after her colleagues resigned or were killed in the region’s brutal drug war. A dozen unidentified gunmen set Erika Gandara’s home ablaze last week and torched two cars parked outside before abducting her, the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office.
Guadalupe, the town of 9000 inhabitants she helped keep safe, is located just off the US-Mexico border in the heart of one of the country’s most violent regions where 3100 people were killed this year alone.
A single woman without children, Gandara often patrolled the streets with her automatic pistol in hand.
She joined the police force in 2009, when there were 12 agents on the force with her.
As rampant drug violence spiralled, Gandara began to lose her colleagues, one after the next.
“Nobody wants to go into policing here, and the budget just isn’t there anyway,” she said earlier this year.

“I am this town’s only cop. I am the law... I am not here for humanitarian stuff, I am not here to do social work.”
The town of Guadalupe is just up the road from the hamlet of Praxedis Guadalupe Guerrero, where 20 year-old female college student and young mother Marisol Valles took over as police chief in October.
But Valles has said that given her inability to confront organised crime, she would focus on social work.
Guadalupe also is just 60km from Mexico’s crime capital Ciudad Juarez, the center of drug smuggling operations into the United States.
More than 30,000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon announced a widespread crackdown involving tens of thousands of troops that has so far failed to stem the bloodshed.
Over the same period, civil rights groups monitoring the developments have counted 5300 kidnappings - a 317 percent increase, according to Jose Luis Obando, who heads the Public Security Commission in the Chamber of Deputies.
In late November, unidentified gunmen killed another female crime fighter, Hermila Garcia Baeza, the police chief of Meoqui. a town in the state of Chihuahua, located about 175km from the US-Mexico border.
An attorney, Garcia Baeza had been on the job for only a month at the time of her death.
The Sinaloa and Juarez drug cartels are engaged in a bitter fight for control of Ciudad Juarez and its surrounding towns, key points to smuggle illegal drugs into the lucrative US market.
Shootings, arson and kidnappings have nearly become routine.
In thousands of Mexican towns, local police officers - too few, too poorly paid and inadequately armed to confront the scourge of bloody violence - end up turning a blind eye to drug traffickers or helping them. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...-1225977069114


14 posted on 12/31/2010 12:18:46 PM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: ml/nj

I deeply resent this woman having a hand in anything.


15 posted on 12/31/2010 12:18:57 PM PST by righttackle44
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To: ml/nj

Odd ... she never deemed it important to go an visit the AZ State Guard troops there when she was Gov. of AZ., but now she does.

Afghan border security is important but AZ border security wasn’t when she was Gov. of AZ.

Very odd.


16 posted on 12/31/2010 12:20:38 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: AuntB

Damn - I knew it was just a matter of time but this woman had some guts - hopefully her kidnapping will awaken some in the government to take the battle to the drug dealers.


17 posted on 12/31/2010 12:22:35 PM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: ml/nj

I know these SURPRISE visits to the war zone by politicians was begun by President Bush but I really wish they’d knock it off. Using America’s military men and women as political photo op props really disgusts me. What the hell does Napolitano know about fighting a war? She was a sh*tty governor and is an even worse Homeland Security czar.


18 posted on 12/31/2010 12:24:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("The Dems have a 'war room' for everything but war..." - Dennis Miller)
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To: ml/nj

Considering the mexican border, what a damn joke.


19 posted on 12/31/2010 12:25:49 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: ml/nj

What in the BLOODY HELL is she doing in Afghanistan? Between the fantastic job she is doing on our border, the new climate-change-as-nat’l-security threat she is dealing with, and now this field trip to hell, I honestly don’t understand how she has time to maintain her girlish figure.


20 posted on 12/31/2010 12:31:51 PM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder ("Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking" - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: righttackle44

Woman? She’s a man, baby!


21 posted on 12/31/2010 12:36:10 PM PST by austingirl
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To: ml/nj

Before you know it, Big Sis will have the Afghan border as secure as the US/Mexico border, which is the most secure it’s ever been. Thanks, Big Sis.


22 posted on 12/31/2010 12:40:55 PM PST by Will88
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Check the guys face in the picture- He looks like hes just been ordered to give up his bullets for beanbags.


23 posted on 12/31/2010 12:43:41 PM PST by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: ml/nj

What is this a joke?


24 posted on 12/31/2010 12:49:32 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ml/nj

Gee, could she maybe visit the southern border along AZ and Tx?


25 posted on 12/31/2010 1:00:45 PM PST by LibertarianLiz
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To: Old Flat Toad
Caption says she met with troops. Looks like troop to me.

ML/NJ

26 posted on 12/31/2010 1:00:45 PM PST by ml/nj
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“The jokes are starting to write themselves....

Headline: Big Sis declares DHS Victory! Afghan border secured from Mexican Drug Cartels.


27 posted on 12/31/2010 1:01:59 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: ml/nj
Immense Sis (and the alleged administration) are desperate for some positive ink (short of genuinely supporting our military, our troops and their mission and their families).

Simultaneously comical and tragic, this is the best they can do.

.

28 posted on 12/31/2010 1:09:05 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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“Her agency has about two dozen officials in Afghanistan, including Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Customs and Border Protection officers, and Border Patrol agents. Many are training Afghan security forces to manage their country’s borders.”

Ruh Roh.


29 posted on 12/31/2010 1:09:43 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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To: Seaplaner

Get her ass down here on the mexican border where she belongs.


30 posted on 12/31/2010 1:11:45 PM PST by Benchim
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To: ml/nj

OMG, do they want the borders to become as bad as our southern border? Nappy is the last person they should ask about defending the borders.


31 posted on 12/31/2010 1:13:24 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: KoRn
... Bush should have NEVER allowed the DHS to be a ‘cabinet level’ agency. Over the long term, the DHS is going to be worse for us than 911 itself ever was.....

Bush CREATED the DHS by Executive Order 13228 of October 8, 2001 Establishing the Office of Homeland Security and the Homeland Security Council.
32 posted on 12/31/2010 1:25:59 PM PST by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: ml/nj
"Different Strokes Stars Give Advice on Life After TV"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

33 posted on 12/31/2010 1:48:09 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: PhilosopherStone1000

There is a word for this and I’ll be darned if I can think of it. I can’t post the other words that come to mind.


34 posted on 12/31/2010 1:48:22 PM PST by MestaMachine (islam - Hostis hvmani generis - Enemy of the human race)
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To: ml/nj

Idiot has no business being in Afghanistan especially as it directly relates to border security there. The sheer and utter lunacy and idiocy of this administration apparently knows no bounds. Good frakin grief 2012 canNOT come soon enough! =.=


35 posted on 12/31/2010 2:01:50 PM PST by cranked
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To: ml/nj

speechless


36 posted on 12/31/2010 2:14:27 PM PST by Bronzewound
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I don't see what jurisdiction the Dept. of Homeland Security has in a foreign war.

Why the hell is she interested in beefing up their border security? How about America's, Janet?

37 posted on 12/31/2010 2:31:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ml/nj

This has to be a joke...the woman that can’t control our borders is going to Afghanistan to share her stupidity?


38 posted on 12/31/2010 2:33:32 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: ml/nj

What on God’s sweet earth is Incompetanto doing in Afghanistan? She can’t even secure the Southern border of the US. Inconceivable!!!


39 posted on 12/31/2010 2:42:21 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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You really cannot make this crap up. Just when I think DHS can’t sink any lower...


40 posted on 12/31/2010 2:43:55 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: ml/nj

Yeah, like she knows squat about border security.


41 posted on 12/31/2010 2:48:27 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: ml/nj

Wow, a bona fide use for a burka....


42 posted on 12/31/2010 2:49:34 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Happy New Year to all fellow FReepers!)
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New Year’s Eve visit? Isn’t our country on extra alert for terrorism because of New Year’s Eve for goodness sake? You would think that Napolitano would be HERE IN THIS COUNTRY during one of our major holidays.

She really needs to go - this is absolutely ridiculous.


43 posted on 12/31/2010 2:52:11 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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Check the guys face in the picture- He looks like hes just been ordered to give up his bullets for beanbags.

Went and looked- you're right. Looks like he just gave the Cheech and Chong Kamikaze briefing answer, too.

"Honorable Admiral, Sir, are you out of your F#$%ing mind?"

44 posted on 12/31/2010 2:56:26 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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I deeply resent this woman having a hand in anything.

I'd be willing to bet there are some things she would just love to get her hand into.

45 posted on 12/31/2010 3:07:12 PM PST by dearolddad
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

I agree. Since when did “Homeland Security” mean Afghanistan?

She’s doing a lousy job in her own country and the only reason we haven’t had a successful attack has been sheer luck. DHS had nothing to do with any of it.

She’s probably part of Bambi’s Muslim outreach program. You know, go and give them our secrets, such as they are, so it will be easier for them to get in.


46 posted on 12/31/2010 3:13:40 PM PST by livius
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To: ml/nj

Could we get the Afghanis to just keep her?

Give her some sort of administrative position over there while we get somebody who actually cares about securing the border?


47 posted on 12/31/2010 3:19:02 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: ml/nj

she can’t do anything on our own border to protect the citizens of this country. What the H___ is she doing heading to Afghan to beef up THEIR border??? This is ludicrous and she is a joke and a half. Someone SENT her there. She didn’t make that decision on her own I bet.


48 posted on 12/31/2010 3:21:24 PM PST by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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Napolitano and Obozo have American blood on their hands. As illegals flood into our country, break laws and kill or maim our fellow citizens, our federal government looks the other way.

Some previous administrations were just as negligent bordering on the criminal. Stop this madness. Close the border.

49 posted on 12/31/2010 3:25:15 PM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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The Ditzbrain Communist Lesbo is suppose to be responsible for Our United States Borders which she(he-It?) continues to IGNORE TOTALLY!! Even to being a Key Asset to all the Drug Cartels that are Thrilled since Nappy took over as Secretary of Homeland Security! Now here she is over worrying about screwing up the Afghan Border Security as Bad as she has OUR AMERICAN BORDERS! You couldn’t make this stuff up!


50 posted on 12/31/2010 3:29:02 PM PST by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Greatest President :George W. Bush!!)
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