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  • Janet Napolitano Denies Existence of ‘Orwellian State’

    06/15/2013 1:15:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Politicker ^ | June 14, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano weighed in on the NSA intelligence leaks on Friday, telling NY1 that fears over government surveillance were overblown. “I think people have gotten the idea that there’s an Orwellian state out there that somehow we’re operating in. That’s far from the case,” she told Errol Louis during an appearance on Road to City Hall. Despite civil liberties advocates’ fears that monitoring efforts have gone too far, “there are lots of protections built into the system,” Ms. Napolitano said, pointing to a privacy office embedded in her own department that is “constantly reviewing our policies and...
  • U.S. Admits Mexican (Drug) Cartels Control Parts Of Border

    10/01/2011 2:40:57 PM PDT · by opentalk · 44 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 29, 2011 | Judicial Watch
    Janet Napolitano spent much of the spring sounding like a broken record ensuring that the U.S.-Mexico border is safe when the reality is that stretches are controlled by drug-trafficking organizations. A new federal report exposing the ugly truth about the southern border has left President Obama’s Homeland Security Secretary with egg on her face. Published by the Justice Department’s National Drug Intelligence Center, the document contradicts much of what Napolitano has preached in the last few months during highly publicized jaunts to the crime-infested region. Remember this? The Mexican border “is as secure as it has ever been.” Or what...
  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is not fit for position, recent events prove

    12/29/2009 4:25:03 PM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 29 replies · 1,091+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 12-29-2009 | Michael Daly
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is living proof you can not only take the girl out of New York, but take New York out of the girl as well. Napolitano was born in New York and yet takes so little interest in us that as recently as last April she seemed unaware of some basic facts regarding the attack on the World Trade Center. That became apparent in an interview with Canadian television. Napolitano suggested that the Canadian and Mexican borders warranted equal attention. "Yes, Canada is not Mexico. It doesn't have a drug war going on," Napolitano said. "Nonetheless,...
  • Obama administration blames Bush for airport security failures

    12/28/2009 12:19:11 PM PST · by bigred08 · 137 replies · 6,179+ views
    The Examiner ^ | 12/28/2009 | Kevin Hall
    First she said "the system worked". Now, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admits the system failed miserably, but repeatedly points out it was a system put in place while George W. Bush was President. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs made similar statements...
  • She Said It

    12/28/2009 8:53:15 AM PST · by LSUfan · 4 replies · 678+ views
    In From the Cold ^ | 27 Dec 09 | George Smiley
    Let's review...a Nigerian man, who studied at a British university, becomes a radicalized Muslim. The "transformation" is so disturbing that the man's father, a prominent Nigerian banker, personally alerts the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, warning that his son may represent a potential terror threat. Meanwhile, information obtained by the U.K. government seems to confirm the father's fears. When the former student applies for a new visa to visit Britain, his request is declined. At about the same time, the U.S.--for reasons still unclear--grants a visa to the young Nigerian. Then, a few weeks later, American intelligence services determine that the...
  • What if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Had Succeeded?

    12/28/2009 8:16:40 AM PST · by LSUfan · 22 replies · 1,223+ views
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 28 Dec 09 | Terrortrends
    What if Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had succeeded in detonating his bomb and had brought down Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Christmas day? There are a few things we know:
  • Nepolitano On NW Airline Terror Attempt: Everything Worked Fine – Video

    12/27/2009 8:27:53 PM PST · by Biggirl · 29 replies · 1,098+ views ^ | December 27,2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Goes to show Ms.Nepolitano had no idea what was going on. These two bites, from NBC and ABC are as much an indictment of the tenacity of the media as it is of the arrogance of this administration. The appearance on Meet The Press, I think, is the best of the three sound bites this morning, because she continues to step in it on multiple occasions. The Director of Homeland Security taking credit for the fast thinking and brave acting of the passengers and crew. First she claims the system that let this suspected terrorist not only on the plane...
  • Immigration looms as the next test for Congress

    11/22/2009 10:09:05 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 809+ views
    Examiner ^ | November 22, 2009 | Michael Barone
    Is Congress, behindhand on Barack Obama's deadlines on health care and cap-and-trade legislation, and flummoxed by the failure of the stimulus package to hold unemployment below 10.2 percent, prepared to address the immigration issue next year? Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says it better be. The current situation, she told the Center for American Progress on Nov. 13, "is simply unacceptable." We need a "three-legged stool," with provisions to strengthen enforcement, legalize some illegal immigrants and improve "legal flows for families and workers." Ironically, the push for legalization in 2006-07 resulted instead in stronger enforcement measures. Some 600 miles of...
  • The Obama Administration's Pre-Amnesty Amnesty

    11/27/2009 5:58:19 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 37 replies · 1,536+ views
    According to Janet Napolitano, the Obama administration will insist on a path to citizenship for illegal aliens when it pushes for comprehensive immigration "reform" in 2010. The legislation will grant illegal aliens amnesty from serious job-related felonies including document fraud, perjury on I-9 forms and even identity theft. It is quietly ensuring that illegal aliens who lose their jobs are allowed to remain here rather than being prosecuted/deported. In addition to ending virtually all arrests, prosecutions, and deportations resulting from workplace crimes, the administration has restricted state and local law enforcement's ability under the 287(g) program to help immigration authorites...
  • Homeland Security chief warns of threat from al-Qaeda sympathizers in U.S.

    12/03/2009 5:11:51 AM PST · by Cindy · 130 replies · 4,573+ views
    WASHINGTON ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009; 6:36 AM | By Spencer S. Hsu
    Al-Qaeda followers are inside the United States and would like to attack targets here and in other countries, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday night.
  • Office of Inspector General at DHS to Audit NSEERS at the Request of ADC and Other...

    11/19/2009 5:45:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies · 543+ views
    Press Release: Office of Inspector General at DHS to Audit NSEERS at the Request of ADC and Other Major Organizations Washington, DC | November 19, 2009 | | The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is pleased to announce that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be conducting an audit reviewing the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS) in early January 2010. Implemented in the wake of September 11, 2001, NSEERS required non-immigrants from predominantly Arab and Muslim Countries to register at ports of entry and local immigration offices and complete fingerprints, photographs...
  • Napolitano Warns Al-Qaida in U.S.

    12/03/2009 5:29:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies · 1,634+ views ^ | Thursday, December 3, 2009 2:22 PM | Jim Meyers
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that al-Qaida followers are inside the U.S. and pose the threat of terrorist attacks on Americans. “The fact is that home-based terrorism is here,” she said in an address to the American-Israel Friendship League in New York on Wednesday night. “And like extremism abroad, it is now part of the threat picture that we must confront." “Individuals sympathetic to al-Qaida and its affiliates, as well as those inspired by their ideology, are present in the U.S., and would like to attack the homeland or plot overseas attacks against our interests abroad.” Napolitano said a...
  • Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information Releases Report and Recommendations

    12/17/2009 3:30:25 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 347+ views - Press Release ^ | December 15, 2009 | n/a
    Note: Contact info and telephone numbers deleted by me. # Note: The following text is a quote: Presidential Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information Releases Report and Recommendations Release Date: December 15, 2009 For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Holder announce dedicated offices to support threat-based information sharing and reporting between all levels of government Report and Recommendations of the Presidental Task Force on Controlled Unclassified Information (PDF - 50 pages, 1.25 MB) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced two major steps in their...
  • Judge Andrew Napolitano: My opening monologue on the Beck show today [health care is not a right]

    12/19/2009 5:27:06 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 71 replies · 2,846+ views
    facebook ^ | 12/18/2009 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    In the continually harsh public discourse over the President’s proposals for federally-managed healthcare, the Big Government progressives in both the Democratic and the Republican parties have been trying to trick us. These folks, who really want the government to care for us from cradle to grave, have been promoting the idea that health care is a right. In promoting that false premise, they have succeeded in moving the debate from WHETHER the feds should micro-manage health care to HOW the feds should micro-manage health care. This is a false premise, and we should reject it. Health care is not a...

    12/21/2009 9:48:37 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 1,031+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | December 22, 2009 | by Ryan Mauro
    SNIPPET: "If a major homegrown terrorist attack happens on U.S. soil in the coming years, 2009 will be looked at as the year when the warning signs were missed. According to the Rand Corporation, the U.S. has experienced 30 homegrown terrorism plots since 9/11. One-third of these occurred in 2009; a frightening spike that warrants more attention than it is currently being given by public officials. The Obama Administration began its term by refusing to include terms like “radical Islam” as part of its lexicon. The Global War on Terrorism was alternatively called an “overseas contingency operation” or “a campaign...
  • An Open Warning To All Conservatives, Big Sister Is Watching

    12/23/2009 11:35:59 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 11 replies · 1,302+ views ^ | Dec. 20, 2009 | rcov092
    Ever since the election, I have been writing, here, in comments and on my blog. I started my blog right after the election in November. I have not been real active on my blog of late, I have been deeply involved in some political activities in other venues. Tonight, I was looking at the logs on my server and I ran across an entry for a visit and it had an address I could trace back so I decided to check this one entry out. It sent a chill down my spine until I remembered who we are dealing with...
  • Airlines: New rules keep passengers in seats

    12/26/2009 11:51:05 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 124 replies · 4,011+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 26, 2009 | JOAN LOWY
    Some airlines were telling passengers on Saturday that new government security regulations prohibit them from leaving their seats beginning an hour before landing The regulations are a response to a suspected terrorism incident on Christmas Day. Air Canada said in a statement that new rules imposed by the Transportation Security Administration limit on-board activities by passengers and crew in U.S. airspace. The airline said that during the final hour of flight passengers must remain seated. They won't be allowed access to carryon baggage or to have any items on their laps. Flight attendants on some domestic flights are informing passengers...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 27 December 2009

    12/27/2009 5:04:46 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 412 replies · 8,017+ views
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 27 December 2009 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, December 27th, 2009 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich.; Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; Sens. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., Arlen Specter, D-Pa., Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Jim DeMint, R-S.C.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): White House press secretary Robert Gibbs; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga.; Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gibbs; Reps. James Clyburn, D-S.C., and Peter King, R-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Gibbs; Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Homeland Security...
  • If a Rep was President Democrats express outrage at security lapse on Amsterdam/Detroit flight

    12/27/2009 7:11:53 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 7 replies · 630+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 12/27/09 | Liberal Lunacy Staff/REM
    (Washington, D.C., 12/27/09) Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano, in Washington, D.C. on official business, led the outraged voices of the Democratic Party over the lapse of security on a recent Amsterdam to Detroit flight that almost wound up in disaster. "It's inconceivable that the lapse of security in Amsterdam that almost led to an airborne disaster over American soil was allowed to happen. The Republican President, currently on vacation in Hawaii and seemingly unmoved by recent events, has yet to make a personal statement regarding this incident. This lack of concern, which affects every American who takes to the skies, is...
  • Napolitano: "The system worked"

    12/27/2009 6:40:13 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 409 replies · 11,673+ views
    Napolitano: "The system worked" DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up the Amsterdam-Detroit flight this week demonstrated that "the system worked." Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who sought to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the flight, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions." Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the bomber] was improperly screened."
  • Napolitano: No indication of wider plot in botched airline attack (Al Qaeda no longer exists alert)

    12/27/2009 7:49:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 84 replies · 2,407+ views
    CNN (Chicken Noodle News) ^ | December 27,2009
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that a botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner was part of a broad international effort. "Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger," Napolitano told CNN's "State of the Union" program. A lone suspect allegedly tried to ignite an explosive device on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan on Christmas Day. The device apparently failed to detonate and the suspect was subdued. Napolitano said the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was on a broad security watch...
  • Napolitano: The “System Worked”..Even Though A Bomb Made It Through Security

    12/27/2009 9:34:04 AM PST · by Starman417 · 92 replies · 2,095+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-27-09 | Curt
    Gotta agree with Jonah Napolitano. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that "the system worked." Asked by CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union" how that could be possible when the young Nigerian who has been charged with trying to set off the bomb was able to smuggle explosive liquid onto the jet, Napolitano responded: "We're asking the same questions." Napolitano added that there was "no suggestion that [the suspect] was improperly screened." The system worked? You have to be joking....
  • Rep. Peter King: "The System Did Not Work"

    12/27/2009 10:07:21 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 1,248+ views
    Rep. Peter King: "The System Did Not Work" Republican Congressman Says Administration Should Be Doing More to Remind People "How Deadly This Enemy Is" By Kevin Hechtkopf (CBS) Republican Rep. Peter King said Sunday on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the attempted terrorist attack aboard a Delta/Northwest flight on Christmas Day shows "the system did not work," despite comments made by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. "Earlier today, Secretary Napolitano said the system worked. The fact is the system did not work," the New York congressman told host John Dickerson. "We have to find a bipartisan way to fix...
  • Clown alert: Janet Napolitano and Homeland Security

    12/27/2009 11:17:59 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 23 replies · 962+ views
    From SeaTto Shining Sea ^ | 12/27/09 | Purple Mountains
    Over the weekend, the incompetence and the radical left ideology of the Obama Administration came together in the skies over the country as a would-be Al Qaida bomber tried unsuccessfully to take down a passenger-laden jetliner. We learn from the dunce running Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, that “the system worked” and “this was a lone operator – not part of a larger group”.
  • "The System Worked" - Film of Napolitano Shucking and Jiving

    12/27/2009 11:25:38 AM PST · by jessduntno · 60 replies · 1,878+ views
    Homeland Chief Napolitano on terrorist attempt stopped by passengers: 'The System Worked'
  • Security reviews under way after airliner attack

    12/27/2009 11:30:24 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies · 499+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 27, 2009 | Pamela Hess and Calvin Woodward
    The Obama administration promised Sunday to review security procedures at airports and the government's system for checking suspicious travelers after an alleged terrorist bent on destroying a jetliner came close to succeeding. An apparent malfunction in a device designed to detonate the high explosive PETN may have been all that saved the 278 passengers and the crew aboard Northwest Flight 253 on Christmas Day. No undercover air marshal was on board and passengers subdued the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, of Nigeria.Abdulmutallab was hospitalized with burns from the attack and was read an indictment filed Saturday in federal court in...
  • Fire Napolitano

    12/27/2009 12:44:08 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 65 replies · 2,584+ views
    Fire Napolitano [Jonah Goldberg] Understandbly, the White House is trying very hard to get out in front of the would-be Christmas bomber story. The head of the Department of Homeland Security isn't helping. I watched her on three shows and each time she was more annoying, maddening and absurd than the pevious appearance. It is her basic position that the "system worked" because the bureaucrats responded properly after the attack. That the attack was "foiled" by a bad detonator and some civilian passengers is proof, she claims, that her agency is doing everything right. That is just about the dumbest...
  • Some Thoughts on the Latest Man-Caused Disaster Attempt

    12/27/2009 11:31:56 AM PST · by AJKauf · 14 replies · 770+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | Dec. 27 | Rand Simberg
    A few reflections on the terrorist attempt aboard Northwest Flight 253: 1. What happened to “man-caused disasters”? I thought that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told us that we weren’t going to call it terrorism anymore? Or is the response to the Christmas Day terror attempt a sign (just like the Nobel acceptance speech) that the administration is finally embracing reality after the hopey-changey first few months? In fact, unlike in the case of the Fort Hood attack, there also has been no hesitancy from the press to call this latest incident terror. Why the difference? I’m guessing that, as...
  • U.S. Investigates Attacker's Ties (VIDEO)

    12/27/2009 12:16:34 PM PST · by GOP_Lady · 10 replies · 526+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12-27-09 | U.S. Investigates Attacker's Ties
    Man on Flight to Detroit Claims al Qaeda Ties; Father Warned U.S. Officials WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has "no indication" that an attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight was part of a larger plot by a terrorist group, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. "Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger, but obviously the investigation continues," she said on CNN's "State of the Union" program on Sunday. A 23-year-old Nigerian man, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was charged on Saturday with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound Northwest airliner on Christmas Day. Passengers said the...
  • Homeland Security chief: No sign airplane attack part of larger plot

    12/27/2009 1:37:15 PM PST · by traumer · 41 replies · 1,066+ views
    (CNN) -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday there was no indication so far that an alleged botched terror attack on a U.S. airliner was part of a broad international effort. "Right now we have no indication that it is part of anything larger," Napolitano told CNN's "State of the Union" program. A lone suspect is accused of trying to ignite an explosive device on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to Detroit, Michigan, on Christmas Day. The device apparently failed to detonate and the suspect was subdued. Napolitano said the suspect, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was on...
  • Dateline 1871: Chicago Fire Chief Declares--'The System Worked!'

    12/27/2009 2:13:21 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies · 1,097+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Interview with Chicago Fire Chief Alden Brown two days after the Great Chicago Fire: ALDEN BROWN: One thing I'd like to point out is that the system worked. Everybody played an important role here: the local citizens took appropriate action. Within literally an hour to 90 minutes of the incident occurring, all 128 towns and villages in the Chicago area had been notified to take some special measures in light of what had occurred in Chicago. We instituted new measures on the ground, both in central Chicago and at Mrs. O'Leary's barn, where the fire originated. So the whole process...
  • The Ball-Burning Bomb in Boxers and Stupid Homeland Security Tricks

    12/27/2009 2:01:16 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 1,446+ views
    Various/The Lid ^ | 12/27/09 | The Lid
    Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano either doesn't get it, or is dumber than toast. Today President Obama's choice to protect us from terrorism appeared on CNN and proved that she does not belong in her position. Napolitano, said it was too early to speculate on the claims of Al Qaeda connections made by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian held in connection with the incident. After his arrest in Detroit, Abdulmutallab said he had obtained a specialized explosive chemical compound and a syringe sewn into his underwear from a bomb expert in Yemen associated with the terror network, according...
  • Janet Napolitano Should Resign Now: “The security system worked”

    12/27/2009 1:47:12 PM PST · by LSUfan · 36 replies · 1,663+ views
    Terror Trends Bulletin ^ | 27 Dec 09 | Terrortrends
    By now everyone knows about the attempt by a Jihadist from Nigeria to set off a bomb in an airliner above Detroit. But what many of us may not have been aware of is the fact that our nation’s transportation security systems worked just fine to prevent the terrorist from completing his Islamikaze mission. Or so says already-disgraced Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano This is just the latest in a series of incredibly stupid policies and mistakes made by this woman since she took office.