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Obama Is Sending Border Officers from DHS to Help Secure Afghan-Pakistan Border
CNSnews.com ^ | 01/04/2011 | Penny Starr

Posted on 01/04/2011 1:37:20 PM PST by RnMomof7

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano rang in the New Year with a visit to Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy in Kabul)

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, which by its own admission has thus far failed to control even half of America's nearly 2,000-mile-long border with Mexico, is now sending personnel to Afghanistan to help that country secure its border with Pakistan.

On a New Year’s visit to Afghanistan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there are now 25 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CPB) personnel on the ground in Afghanistan. That number could reach 65 or more by the end of 2011, she said.
“We’re going to contribute numbers,” Napolitano said, in explaining her department’s role in helping Afghanistan transition from military to civilian control.

Napolitano said she hoped to leave Afghanistan with an appreciation of what “skill sets” are most needed there – “and to make sure that’s included in the next wave of individuals that we (Department of Homeland Security) send over.”

In July 2002, when the George W. Bush White House released the first national strategy for the Department of Homeland Security, it identified the new agency’s three objectives as preventing terrorist attacks within the United States; reducing America’s vulnerability to terrorism; and minimizing the damage from attacks that do occur.

When asked by CNSNews.com if ICE and CBP personnel have been deployed elsewhere in the world to help secure borders, a DHS spokesperson said that they had, but that security issues prevented the department from providing details on those deployments. Such secrecy apparently does not extend to the deployments of CPB and ICE personnel to Afghanistan, however. The DHS spokesperson did not respond to questions about what posts CBP and ICE personnel would be pulled from in order to go to Afghanistan. Nor did the spokesperson say what expertise the Homeland Security Department could provide that NATO and U.S. military forces could not provide.

At her Jan. 1 news conference, however, Napolitano said that some of the advice provided by U.S. border security and customs personnel is “very practical in nature.” She gave some examples: “How do you arrange in-bound versus out-bound lanes? How do you make sure that you can check trucks? How do you employ the right kind of equipment in the right way?”

Napolitano said U.S. civilians also are working to prevent “criminal activity in general, not just insurgency.” She mentioned drug smuggling and “bulk cash” smuggling and said the goal is to “intervene and disrupt.”

Napolitano said border protection in any country demands specific skills. “Policing at a border, border protection, is not the same as being say an inner-city police officer,” Napolitano said. “There are obviously different techniques involved, different tactics, different laws oftentimes, and so I think being able to participate and help design that training for this border (Afghanistan) is very important.”

Napolitano said border protection is crucial to establishing “legitimate trade” – and revenue -- which “needs to happen” in Afghanistan.

Napolitano visited the Torkham border crossing with Pakistan, where a number of American border security and customs civilians are serving as advisers. She indicated that in general, she is satisfied with what she saw. “So I would say that there is a perception that real progress is being made here and has been made in the last nine months.”

However, the commander of a U.S. Army Brigade assigned to the Afghan-Pakistan border told reporters in late December that even the U.S. military has trouble controlling the Afghan-Pakistan border.

“As far as the border itself, you know, I think it’s naive to say that we can stop, you know, forces coming through the border,” Col. Viet Luong told a press conference in Afghanistan on Dec. 28. Luong and his troops are in charge of 162 miles of the Afghan border.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; aliens; bhodhs; borders; democrats; dhs; obama; pakistan
Why is the only border which is not important OURS?
1 posted on 01/04/2011 1:37:24 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: RnMomof7

Is this insanity ever going to end? IS IT 2012 YET???????


2 posted on 01/04/2011 1:39:57 PM PST by taillightchaser
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To: RnMomof7

So now Afghans will have a completely open border, but will be felt up any time they travel. Nice.


3 posted on 01/04/2011 1:40:36 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: RnMomof7

Obama has nothing to gain. He has already lost Americas’ support. More would like to see him gone than stay.


4 posted on 01/04/2011 1:40:56 PM PST by freebird5850 (When 0bama fails, FREEDOM prevails!)
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To: RnMomof7

Never anything to help THIS country.


5 posted on 01/04/2011 1:47:34 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: RnMomof7
Good grief. You can't make this stuff up.

Will they arm them with cork guns and jail them if they try to shoot border crossers with a cork?


6 posted on 01/04/2011 1:48:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RnMomof7

In other news, the Keystone Cops have been loaned to Mexico to fight the cartels.

Our Border Agents, good and valued sworn officers, have been defanged, nullified and left powerless, unfunded and vastly undermanned at our southern border. Building on that lack of success, Napalitano tries to build a legacy and get herself an excuse to get out of the country.


7 posted on 01/04/2011 1:50:58 PM PST by KC Burke
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To: RnMomof7
Makes sense. The Imam Obama, the undocumented One,
made the US borders totally porous for his 57 states
as Americans undergo genital and rectal pawing and gropes
(depending upon how attractive they are) at every airport
gate (and soon busstop, library, and eventually intersection).


8 posted on 01/04/2011 1:51:01 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: RnMomof7

Article I, Section 10, last clause. If the Federal government will not secure the border against invasion, the States have the right if not the duty to do so themselves.


9 posted on 01/04/2011 1:51:49 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: RnMomof7
"On a New Year’s visit to Afghanistan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there are now 25 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CPB) personnel on the ground in Afghanistan. That number could reach 65 or more by the end of 2011, she said."

I didn't know Afghanistan had become a new state in the Union. It must be one of those seven "new" ones Obama mentioned during the 2008 campaign.

10 posted on 01/04/2011 1:56:13 PM PST by StormEye
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To: RnMomof7
How many cats does Obammy have?


11 posted on 01/04/2011 2:01:55 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Diogenesis
“...as Americans undergo genital and rectal pawing and gropes...”

I flew over the Christmas holiday. I opted out of the naked body scanner. I asked if I could have a woman feel me up instead of a man. I was told no, it has to be a man.

12 posted on 01/04/2011 2:02:25 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: StormEye

Israel built a fence, Egypt built a fence, Mexico is building a fence and Greece is now building a fence. India long ago built an Israeli designed fence...what are we doing?
Helping Egypt with a fence and sending DHS people to Afghanistan. I bet they are all locked safely in the US Embassy..


13 posted on 01/04/2011 2:02:54 PM PST by Oldexpat
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To: RnMomof7

I’d quit my job first if I had to go elsewhere to secure someone else’s border when I wasn’t allowed to secure our own and protect our citizens from terrorists.

Shame on you obama.


14 posted on 01/04/2011 2:03:07 PM PST by cubreporter (Rush Limbaugh...Man of all the years. Trust Rush he stands for America.)
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To: RnMomof7

This is the beginning of 0zero’s brown shirt civilian force.


15 posted on 01/04/2011 2:04:02 PM PST by DBeers (†)
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To: RnMomof7
Maybe there is a hidden silver lining here?

Perhaps the Border Patrol can see first hand how effective Predator drones with Hellfire missiles can help seal out murderous miscreants? Maybe shoot-to-kill and landmines really are an effective deterrent to drug smugglers and killers? Obliterating bad guys and their clans and supporters has some merit?

There may be some lessons they can learn here...?

16 posted on 01/04/2011 2:07:13 PM PST by Gritty (Politics is largely the process of taking credit and laying blame regardless of facts-Thomas Sowell)
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To: RnMomof7

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot


17 posted on 01/04/2011 2:07:36 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: RnMomof7

Obama thinks Article IV Section IV of the U. S. Constitution was written to protect every border but our own. Bush evidently thought so too. Clinton and the first Bush as well...


18 posted on 01/04/2011 2:13:47 PM PST by DoughtyOne (All hail the Kenyan Prince Obama, Lord of the Skid-mark, constantly soiling himself and our nation.)
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To: RnMomof7

Why are we bothering to protect a border for inhabitants who like the people on the other side of the border more than they like us???


19 posted on 01/04/2011 2:15:19 PM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: RnMomof7
The politico's will get their NAU, North American Union by hook or by crook; by lies, deceit or deception, despite WE THE PEOPLE and our feelings or opinions about it.

Both parties are at fault here.

These are not soldiers and should not be sent to guard any border except the US border.

I guess the plan here is to dilute and underman the US border so more and more illegals can get in here. 20+ million after all, isn't enough to do the jobs that American's refuse to do.

We need to decapitate our entire government.

20 posted on 01/04/2011 2:16:45 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: Diogenesis
This just broke me up

Napolitano said she hoped to leave Afghanistan with an appreciation of what “skill sets” are most needed there – “and to make sure that’s included in the next wave of individuals that we (Department of Homeland Security) send over.”

SKILL SET..

21 posted on 01/04/2011 2:19:40 PM PST by RnMomof7 (Gal 4:16 asks "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?")
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To: RnMomof7
If this means sending the TSA to the 'stan, and bringing our warriors home, I'm all for it.

Somehow, I doubt that's what Stalinbama and Chavezapolitano have in mind.


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

22 posted on 01/04/2011 2:20:04 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: RnMomof7

Is mac daddy arming them with rubber bullets or is that just a requirement for those trying to protect America?


23 posted on 01/04/2011 2:23:00 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: RnMomof7

Is mac daddy arming them with rubber bullets or is that just a requirement for those trying to protect America?


24 posted on 01/04/2011 2:23:14 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica
We need to decapitate our entire government.

More like a colon cleanse.


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

25 posted on 01/04/2011 2:26:50 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: RnMomof7

Something strange going on...I heard a story on the radio earlier today about a guy being arrested for soliciting sex from a 13 year old boy, and the agency running the sting was DHS! Since when is DHS tasked with sex crime enforcement?


26 posted on 01/04/2011 2:31:47 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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27 posted on 01/04/2011 2:49:58 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Gritty

The Border Patrol already has a few drones, and where they are in use they are very effective. They would be even more effective if they were armed.


28 posted on 01/04/2011 2:54:46 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: 6ppc

Good point. So after the airlines privatize security, all the TSA thugs transform into Obama’s Civilian Army.


29 posted on 01/04/2011 2:56:12 PM PST by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: RnMomof7

Makes sense... we have no need for them here.


30 posted on 01/04/2011 2:59:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Gabrial
"I flew over the Christmas holiday. I opted out of the naked body scanner. I asked if I could have a woman feel me up instead of a man. I was told no, it has to be a man."

In the spirit of the DADT repeal, you should have told them that you were a flaming homo and that a guy-grope would get you all hot and bothered.

31 posted on 01/04/2011 3:03:07 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack
“In the spirit of the DADT repeal, you should have told them that you were a flaming homo and that a guy-grope would get you all hot and bothered.”

If I had to bet my own money, I would have bet the TSA agent the felt my genitalia was a homosexual. The reason I say this is the only thing he felt up twice were my inner thighs and testicles. He also looked like he was enjoying himself immensely. Most likely his dream job, getting to touch men's junk all day.

32 posted on 01/04/2011 3:11:18 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: RnMomof7

I need a rubber stamp... FUbo!

LLS


33 posted on 01/04/2011 3:41:10 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: RnMomof7

Sounds exactly like something P.J. O’Rourke would have written in his old “National Lampoon” days. God help us.


34 posted on 01/04/2011 3:56:30 PM PST by redpoll
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To: RnMomof7

More soldiers killed in 2 years than the whole of Bush’s 8 years, our borders or still in jeopardy and they send personnel to Afghanistan.

Seems all of their efforts are ill timed and not enough.


35 posted on 01/04/2011 4:20:02 PM PST by swheats (All stop. Forward rudder)
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To: RnMomof7

This has to be satire. It’s satire, isn’t it. PLEASE TELL ME IT’S SATIRE!


36 posted on 01/04/2011 5:23:48 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz

So, let’s get this correct: The DHS is sending “experts” on border enforcement to Afghanistan. This is the same government department that refuses to do its job of securing America’s borders and its TSA gropes and prods and fondles everyone but Muslims because that would be “profiling.” What is wrong with this picture? Anyone?


37 posted on 01/04/2011 7:58:23 PM PST by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: RnMomof7

I think you are missing the point, Big Sis has already secured the Drug Trade on our borders. Our Drugs will get here just fine now, unfortunately since we went to Afghanistan OPIUM production has fallen by 50%. We cannot have that, DHS will setup everything so that the Opium producers have established routes with unfettered access. Opium is there #1 Cash Crop and they supply 90% of all opiates to the world. If we are going to have a War on Drugs we have to make damn sure we have a freeflow supply of Drugs.


38 posted on 01/05/2011 5:35:46 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: taillightchaser
Is this insanity ever going to end?

It's criminal. Sending our border agents to Afghanistan and continuing to leave our borders unprotected, which has led to the deaths of Americans, on US soil, is criminal.

39 posted on 01/05/2011 5:50:40 AM PST by onemiddleamerican (FUBO - and all your terrorist buddies, too!)
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To: RnMomof7

This is absolutely UNBELIEVABLE. I honestly thought it might be satire after first reading the title.


40 posted on 01/05/2011 6:15:09 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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