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  • Homeland chief: Domestic extremism is top concern (1st Amendment about to be attacked?)

    02/21/2010 3:59:22 PM PST · by pillut48 · 98 replies · 1,988+ views
    MYWAY NEWS via Drudge Report ^ | Feb 21, 5:31 PM | EILEEN SULLIVAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says terrorists who are U.S. citizens or live in the country legally and plot against the U.S. are just as big of a concern as international terrorists. She says that when she started as secretary a year ago, the focus was largely on international terrorists who want to harm U.S. interests. But in the past year, more of the violent extremism that has been seen overseas is showing up in the U.S. She says officials need to drill down and analyze the factors that make a young person, raised in the U.S.,...
  • Napolitano Secretly Meets with Muslim Brotherhood Leaders

    02/18/2010 8:04:41 PM PST · by Hypo · 32 replies · 1,035+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 17, 2010 | Richard Pollock
    Last month, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and her senior staff privately met in Washington, D.C., with a select group of Muslim, Arab, and Sikh organizations. Among the mix were three organizations directly associated with an outlawed terrorist entity — the Muslim Brotherhood. Secretary Napolitano spent an hour and a half briefing them on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) counter-radicalization and anti-terrorist programs. The intensive briefings spanned two days (January 27 and 28) and were called by the DHS. Although there is no evidence of an exchange of classified information, this meeting was the beginning of an Obama administration...
  • During the Olympics, The Feds Will Be Reading Your Tweets – And the Blotter

    02/13/2010 7:18:08 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 72 replies · 790+ views
    Subtitle: DHS Is Monitoring Social Media and Web Sites for Terror and Disaster Info As the winter Olympics begin, the Department of Homeland Security has disclosed that it will be monitoring the comments and posts on websites and social media like Twitter for information on possible terror threats. Among the sites listed in a privacy impact statement filed Friday afternoon by DHS are the Drudge Report, the Huffington Post, Twitter, Google and this web site, the Blotter. Photo: DHS Monitors Social Media Websites for Olympic Security Police patrol the area outside of the BC Place Stadium which will host the...
  • TSA to Clear 10,000 Workers for Access to Classified Intelligence

    02/12/2010 8:15:51 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 39 replies · 908+ views
    fox news ^ | 2-12-10 | fox
    The Transportation Security Administration plans to clear 10,000 workers for access to secret intelligence, Fox News has learned.
  • Is This Former Stay-at-Home Mom Our Greatest Security Threat?

    02/12/2010 6:42:56 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 6 replies · 779+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2-12-10 | Gary Bauer
    The Department of Homeland Security has a clear, if difficult, mission. It includes securing 7,500 miles of border and 9,500 miles of shoreline, and protecting 300 million Americans from the threats posed by a bold and determined jihadist enemy. But its greatest menace is a former stay at home mother of 11 and grandmother of eight from Brookfield, Wisconsin. Or so it would seem. Peggy Hamill, state director of Pro-Life Wisconsin, is among a group of pro-life activists upon whom a DHS “threat assessment” was performed last year. The assessment targeted the free speech rights of peaceful pro-life activists in...
  • New report says illegal immigration population plummeted last year

    02/09/2010 4:43:16 PM PST · by ruralvoter · 33 replies · 655+ views
    Contra Costa Times (CA) ^ | 2/9/10 | Matt O'Brien
    The number of illegal immigrants living in the United States dropped by 1 million people in two years, according to new estimates by the Department of Homeland Security. The government thinks that 10.8 million illegal immigrants lived in the country in January 2009, down from a peak of nearly 12 million in 2007. If the official estimates are correct, not since 2005 has the population of illegal immigrants been as low as it was last year. Some private researchers, however, are questioning the magnitude of the drop. # Top countries of origin for illegal immigrants in the U.S.: Mexico: 6.65...
  • Napolitano Investigating Pro-Lifers, not Terrorists!

    02/09/2010 12:40:30 PM PST · by Peter Andrew Conservative · 16 replies · 638+ views ^ | 2/9/10 | Peter Andrew
    In keeping with Barack Obama’s administration position that pro-lifers are “radical right wing extremists” or “Right wing domestic terrorists,” Janet Napolitano is spending time investigating pro-lifers in Wisconsin instead of underwear bombers over Detroit!!! This is pure insanity Homeland Security improperly conducted a threat assessment of Wisconsin pro- and anti-abortion rights groups before an expected rally last year. The department said in a memo released last year that it destroyed or deleted all of the copies of the assessment after an internal review found it violated intelligence gathering guidelines about “protest groups which posed no threat to homeland security.”
  • Spies like us: NSA to build huge facility in Utah

    02/03/2010 12:04:15 PM PST · by LonePalm · 15 replies · 1,218+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2/3/2010 | Mathew D. LaPlante
    Hoping to protect its top-secret operations by decentralizing its massive computer hubs, the National Security Agency will build a 1-million-square-foot data center at Utah's Camp Williams. The years-in-the-making project, which may cost billions over time, got a $181 million start last week when President Obama signed a war spending bill in which Congress agreed to pay for primary construction, power access and security infrastructure. The enormous building, which will have a footprint about three times the size of the Utah State Capitol building, will be constructed on a 200-acre site near the Utah National Guard facility's runway. Congressional records show...
  • Intelligence Officials Warn Attempted Al Qaeda Attack Months Away

    02/02/2010 2:20:54 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 38 replies · 1,431+ views
    Intelligence Officials Warn Attempted Al Qaeda Attack Months Away The terrorist organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, CIA Director Leon Panetta told Congress WASHINGTON -- Al Qaeda can be expected to attempt an attack on the United States in the next three to six months, senior U.S. intelligence officials told Congress Tuesday. The terrorist organization is deploying operatives to the United States to carry out new attacks from inside the country, including "clean" recruits with a negligible trail of terrorist contacts, CIA Director Leon Panetta said. Al Qaeda is...
  • Oh So Boring! Homeland Security Chief Napolitano Sleeping during Obama’s State of the Union Speech

    01/27/2010 9:24:06 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1,710+ views ^ | Jan. 28, 2010 | Cristy Li
  • Can't confirm bin Laden tape authentic: White House

    01/24/2010 12:29:41 PM PST · by ColdOne · 20 replies · 753+ views
    Reuters ^ | January 24,2010 | Vicky Allen
    I can't confirm that (al Qaeda's responsibility for the attack) nor can we confirm the authenticity of the tape, but assuming that it is him, his message contains the same hollow justifications for the mass slaughter of innocents that we've heard before," David Axelrod said on CNN's "State of the Union" program. The audiotape that aired on Al Jazeera television on Sunday claimed responsibility for the attempted Christmas Day bombing of the Detroit-bound plane. A Nigerian, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, has been
  • Orphaned Haitian Children to Be Allowed Into U.S.

    01/18/2010 5:17:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 33 replies · 1,164+ views ^ | January 18, 2010 |
    Orphaned children from Haiti will be allowed to enter the U.S. temporarily on a case-by-case basis to ensure they received proper care, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State announced Monday. "We are committed to doing everything we can to help reunite families in Haiti during this very difficult time," DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said in a statement. "While we remain focused on family reunification in Haiti, authorizing the use of humanitarian parole for orphans who are
  • U.S. Lets Illegal Haitians Stay

    01/16/2010 6:06:14 AM PST · by Brilliant · 31 replies · 1,217+ views
    WSJ ^ | JANUARY 16, 2010 | JOEL MILLMAN
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano extended temporary amnesty to Haitians who were illegally inside the U.S. before Tuesday's earthquake, but warned that the Coast Guard would turn back any new refugees fleeing the devastation... If refugees take to the sea--the normal reaction to turmoil throughout Haiti's recent history--officials in the U.S. and other countries will have to grapple with how to deal with a new wave of immigrants, most of whom will arrive without visas. Ms. Napolitano warned that no new arrivals would get amnesty and the U.S. Coast Guard and other authorities would move quickly to stop new migrants....
  • President Obama Signs Executive Order Establishing Council of Governors

    01/11/2010 7:45:15 PM PST · by Pantera · 308 replies · 16,991+ views
    Executive Order ^ | January 11, 2010
    ESTABLISHMENT OF THE COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS By the authority vested in me as President by theConstitution and the laws of the United States of America,including section 1822 of the National Defense AuthorizationAct of 2008 (Public Law 110-181), and in order to strengthenfurther the partnership between the Federal Government and Stategovernments to protect our Nation and its people and property,it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Council of Governors. (a) There is established a Council of Governors (Council).The Council shall consist of 10 State Governors appointed bythe President (Members), of whom no more than five shall be ofthe same political...
  • Obama Pick to Head TSA Calls Groups that are "Christian-Identity Oriented" Potential Danger - Video

    01/11/2010 6:13:38 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 1,028+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of President Barack Obama's nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - Errol Southers - saying he worries about the danger posed by groups that are "Christian-Identity Oriented." He does not explain what he means by that. Southers also mentions groups that are "anti-Government," "anti-abortionist," and with a "survivalist mentality." He never mentions any concern for groups or individuals that have a strong "Muslim-identity," even though virtually ever terror attack - or attempted terror attack - has been carried out by Islamic Jihadists. And President Obama thinks someone like Southers is going to make us safer....
  • What the US knew about Al-Qaeda plot

    01/10/2010 11:38:34 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 739+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/10 | Dan De Luce
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US spy agencies in recent months picked up clues pointing to an Al-Qaeda attack out of Yemen and were moving to disrupt it, but a crucial piece of information fell through the cracks. Intelligence officials describe a trail of warning signs for the botched Christmas Day attack on a US-bound airliner dating back to August, when the National Security Agency reportedly intercepted chatter among Al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen. The NSA, which runs an elaborate global eavesdropping operation, heard conversations from Al-Qaeda figures describing a plot to recruit a Nigerian man for a terrorist attack, the New York...
  • What I Saw At the Napolitano "Revolution"

    01/10/2010 4:37:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1,186+ views ^ | January 10, 2010 | Austin Hill
    Two terrorist attacks on American soil within les s than sixty days. Administration officials declare that “the system worked” after the Christmas day attack, only to be contradicted by the President days later. The President notes on December 29th that the Christmas day attack was carried out by merely an “isolated extremist,” but then declares on January 7 that “we are at war,” and that we must stay “one step ahead of a nimble adversary," in complete contradiction of his Homeland Security Secretary and his own previous remarks. Oh, my –how does America’s liberal media explain it all away? One...
  • DHS, Stuck in Red Tap

    01/09/2010 2:09:07 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 4 replies · 367+ views
    City Journal ^ | Heather Mac Donald
    If you’re wondering why the collection and analysis of counterterrorist intelligence still disappoints, a Department of Homeland Security document provides a glimpse at part of the answer. Congress requires the DHS to report annually on the privacy implications of any “data mining” activities it conducts. Data mining is a sophisticated information-analysis technique that sets computers to work sifting through electronic databases for significant patterns—the predilection of people who subscribe to Golfing to take Bermuda vacations, say. Companies and marketers constantly mine publicly available information and commercial data banks (such as credit-card records) to find new ways of understanding and enticing...
  • Democrats plot to protect Janet Napolitano

    01/08/2010 2:33:02 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies · 641+ views ^ | Jan. 8, 2010 | JAKE SHERMAN & JOHN BRESNAHAN
    Democrats worried about protecting the homeland in wake of the Christmas Day terror plot are also working to protect one of their own: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. With at least seven congressional committees investigating the failures behind the terror plot, Democrats are carefully gaming out the testimony of Napolitano to spare her from the worst of the GOP criticism. First, they may shield her from the Senate Judiciary Committee, keeping conservative senators like Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and others from bashing her in a major public forum. She may instead appear before the Senate...
  • Dems plot to protect Napolitano

    01/08/2010 12:43:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,254+ views
    Dems plot to protect Napolitano By: Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan January 8, 2010 03:16 PM EST Democrats worried about protecting the homeland in wake of the Christmas Day terror plot are also working to protect one of their own: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. With at least seven congressional committees investigating the failures behind the terror plot, Democrats are carefully gaming out the testimony of Napolitano to spare her from the worst of the GOP criticism. First, they may shield her from the Senate Judiciary Committee, keeping conservative senators like Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)...