72 DHS Employees On Terrorist Watch List

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72 Department of ‘Homeland Security employees are on the terrorist watch list.

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Washington Free Beacon Reports:

At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.

Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.”

“Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.

“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that,” he said.

DHS continues to fail inspections aimed at determining the efficiency of its internal safety mechanisms, as well as its efforts to protect the nation.

Lynch referred to a recent report that found the Transportation Security Administration, which is overseen by DHS, failed to stop 95 percent of those who attempted to bring restricted items past airport security.

“We had staffers go into eight different airports to test the department of homeland security screening process at major airports. They had a 95 percent failure rate,” Lynch said. “We had folks—this was a testing exercise, so we had folks going in there with guns on their ankles, and other weapons on their persons, and there was a 95 percent failure rate.”

Lynch said he has “very low confidence” in DHS based on its many failures over the years. For this reason, he voted in favor of recent legislation that will tighten the vetting process for any Syrian refugees applying for asylum in the United States.

“I have very low confidence based on empirical data that we’ve got on the Department of Homeland Security. I think we desperately need another set of eyeballs looking at the vetting process,” he said. “That’s vetting that’s being done at major airports where we have a stationary person coming through a facility, and we’re failing 95 percent of the time.”

“I have even lower confidence that they can conduct the vetting process in places like Jordan, or Belize or on the Syrian border, or in Cairo, or Beirut in any better fashion, especially given the huge volume of applicants we’ve had seeking refugee status,” Lynch said.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. You can’t have foxes guarding the hen house. Oh, I forgot! It’s one of those CONDITIONS FOR THE CONTINUED:

    1. Pricing of petroleum in US dollars

    2. Status of the US dollar as the world reserve currency

    3. Sale of US govt instruments in world financial markets

    4. Avoidance of a petroleum embargo *NEW!*

    Destroy a country to prove one is not a racist? Shoot the name callers, jury nullification to follow.

  2. And Hillary Clinton helped get them in the Obama administration, Valerie Jarret and the head of the
    CIA to name two, there are many many more.

    According
    to the Investigative Project, “the people in the Obama Administration to
    date:”

    * Abedin,
    Huma: Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

    * Abunimah, Ali: Vice president of the Arab American Action Network

    * Al-Hibri, Azizah: U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

    * Al-Mansour, Khalid Abdullah Tariq: Patron of Obama during 1980s

    * Al-Marayati, Salam: Representative of the U.S. government at the annual
    Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe conference

    * Alikhan, Areef: Department of Homeland Security

    * Arab American Action Network: Received money from Woods Fund when Obama was
    board member of Woods Fund

    * Barack H. Obama Foundation: Headed by President Obama’s half-brother, who
    oversees the Muslim Brotherhood’s international investments

    * Asbahi, Mazen: National Coordinator for Muslim American Affairs (during 2008
    presidential campaign)

    * Elibiary, Mohamed: Homeland Security Advisory Council

    * Husaini, Minha: National Coordinator for Muslim American Affairs (during 2008
    presidential campaign)

    * Hussain, Rashad: Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference

    * Khalidi, Rashid: Professor of Middle East Studies at Columbia University

    * Magid, Mohamed: Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Violent
    Extremism Working Group

    * Mogahed, Dalia: Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    * Obama, Abon’go Malik: the older half-brother of Barack Obama

    * Patel, Eboo: Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

    * Said, Edward: Professor and Arab activist who was keynote speaker at 1998
    fundraiser attended by Obama

    * Shora, Kareem: Homeland Security Advisory Council

    * Shora, Nawar: Senior Advisor to the Civil Rights and Liberties Office of the
    Transportation Security Administration

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