August 4, 2011
Janet Napolitano was asked – when the vast majority of terrorist acts have been carried out by Muslim men, under the age of 35 – why we do not pay special attention to them. Her response has been rather shocking, if you use common sense, and revealing when you apply her answer to what her TSA department is doing under her direction.
Her response was: "You're not using good logic there. You've got to use actual intelligence that you received. And, so, you might -- all you've given me is a kind of status. You have not given me a technique for tactic or behavior. Something that would suggest somebody is not Muslim, but Islamic, that has actually moved into the category of violent extremists," (Emphasis added)
Now as an intelligence analyst, with over 15 years of experience ranging from strategic to tactical, I know a little of what she is talking about. Every organization in the U.S. Government, that has an analytical intelligence capability, has a mission area that defines their intelligence boundaries. We’ll speak more to this shortly.
Janet Napolitano stated that what she is doing, the steps she has instituted at the TSA, is based on “actual intelligence.” So let’s see if this passes the stink test – the TSA must have had actual intelligence:
That terrorist’s would be trying to board planes hidden within
• That female terrorist’s would be sneaking liquid explosives comprised of mother’s milk in baby bottles.
• That 80+ American citizens were using explosives hidden in their soiled Depends under garments.
• That little pre-school boys and girls would have weapons or explosives hidden in the crotches and would need to be groped.
• That there was actionable intelligence that demanded that American citizens were going to sneak firearms or explosives onto planes by hiding them in their genitals and therefore must be sexually violated.
• That men with bladder cancer will use their urine bags to smuggle illegal and dangerous items onto plains.
• That anyone voicing constitutional opinions must be terrorist sympathizers and will try to smuggle explosives.
• That a former Miss USA will try and bomb an airplane
This is just a very small smattering of the abusive tactics used at airports and now starting to be employed at a number of ground transportation sites as well.
For each item in the list, does ANYONE believe that ANY of these targeted individuals was done so based on “actual intelligence?” Absolutely not!
Ms. Napolitano state that the reporter was “not using good logic” when he presented her with the under 35, male, Muslim scenario; so let’s try this logic. You are a shop owner and every day a red haired, Irish dialect speaking young man of about 25 comes into your store. He goes up and down the isle stopping now and again to look at items on the shelves and then leaves. As you go about your business you start finding a baggy on floor with what looks like dog poop in it. You quickly dispose of it, and you get a little upset.
The next day he does not come in; but on the third day he is back. He does his same routine and then leaves. You never see him actually drop anything and it is always in a different spot but there it is again – a bag of doggy poop.
In this scenario would it be improper to pay special attention to the red haired man when he comes to your store – of course it would. This is exactly the point the reporter was making to Janet Napolitano; the over whelming perpetrators of terrorist attacks against the US has been middle east males under the age of 35 so why do we not pay special attention to them?
So now we are left with a most glaring question – is Janet Napolitano lying to the American people? In my opinion, yes she is. Or secondarily, if she is not lying then what does that mean?
First off, if she is not lying that they are acting on “actual intelligence) (see list above) then we have grave problems with the security and intelligence of Homeland Defense. This would mean that the terrorists have infiltrated every aspect of American society and that they are plotting massive attacks using our elderly, our infirm, and our own children to kill us all. However, I don’t believe that, and I don’t think you do either.
Secondly, if she is lying and there is “actual intelligence” then she has been directing the TSA to abuse and violate the rights and dignity of every American citizen they come in contact with. And because she is lying she knows exactly what she is doing and its effects and chooses to break the oath she took to protect and defend the Constitution which makes her not only a liar but, in my opinion, a traitor to the American people.
This is exactly the kind of abuse of power our forefathers warned us about if we allowed our central government to get too powerful. They will not back down and they will not give up that power easily. They will continue to expand and hold sway over the American people until they bring this nation to ruin, as we see happening all around us today at every level of government.
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One thing we can do is demand from our representatives, state and federal, a stop this abusive unconstitutional behavior. Stop travelling wherever they establish these checkpoints; drive if you have to, use online meeting software and reduce your travel expenses and increase your bottom line. If you volunteer to have your rights infringed upon you become part of the problem, that is why I do not fly commercially any more. Yes it is a burden but freedom demands the people to stand for principle and liberty; and if you do not stand you will kneel before your master even if it is only to put your shoes and clothes back on after being molested, for you own safety of course.