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Posted on 03/05/2008 6:39:53 PM PST by K-oneTexas
Homeland Security Issues Warning on Sports Arenas
As the spring sports season moves into high gear, the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI today issued an assessment, called "Potential Threats to Popular Sports and Entertainment Venues," that said arenas and stadiums are attractive "potential targets during events." ..
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Yet the border remains open and Chertoff pitches a "virtual fence."
this sucks. I usually take the train to Yankees stadium.
Don’t the Washington Nationals open up a brand new stadium this year? Hmmmmm
Coming too your porch soon........:o)
and the last 7 seasons??? what part of "kill the infedels" do we not understand already?
That pic of Islamic Rage Boy wearing a Mets uniform comes to mind....
Not to fear Osama Hussein Obama and Hitlery will protect us with help from Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the surrender traitors.
I’ve had this in mind at every Indianapolis 500 race since 9/11. The largest single sporting event in the country and the second largest mosque in the USA is just 20 miles west of Indy in Plainfield.
If they cared in the least about the threat of terrorism, the southern border would have been closed no later than 2002.
This is nothing but fear mongering for the sake of maintaining power.
Is it the nothing-can-be-done crowds assumption that the fellows who run armies of the undocumented from Mexico into America are just kindhearted human smugglers whod have nothing to do with jihad even if the price was right?
Duh. With open borders and terrorists streaming in, what the hell do these jerks expect?
“The FBI and DHS put out a joint bulletin for law enforcement concerning potential threats against sporting events.” FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said in a statement....”We’ve had great cooperation with the various leagues”, Kolko said, noting that New England Coach Bill Belichick has personally volunteered to install security cameras in all NFL stadiums.
Washington Post: “’Virtual Fence’ Along Border to Be Delayed: U.S. Retooling High-Tech Barrier After 28-Mile Project Fails.”
The opening paragraphs:
“The Bush administration has scaled back plans to quickly build a ‘virtual fence’ along the U.S.-Mexico border, delaying completion of the first phase of the project by at least three years and shifting away from a network of tower-mounted sensors and surveillance gear. ... “Technical problems discovered in a 28-mile pilot project south of Tucson prompted the change in plans. ...”
Thus, building the first 100 miles of “virtual fence” will take Bush longer than it took FDR to win World War II. The admission of failure comes two years after Bush announced plans for “the most technologically advanced border initiative in American history.”
“The virtual fence,” writes the Post, “was to complement a physical fence that the administration now says will include 370 miles of pedestrian fencing and 300 miles of vehicle barriers to be completed by the end of this year. The GAO says this portion of the project may also be delayed and that its total cost cannot be determined. The president’s 2009 budget does not propose funds to add fencing beyond the 700 or so miles meant to be completed by this year.”
In short, these characters cannot build a virtual fence and won’t complete a physical fence. If the nation is fed up with Republicans, who can blame them?
Securing a border is not that difficult. In 1954, President Eisenhower sent an Army general to Texas to do it. He began repatriating thousands of Mexicans and had the situation in hand within a year. Along the San Diego corridor, a crude fence of corrugated steel matting from U.S. airfields in Vietnam has stopped illegal trucks from crossing, cut back 90 percent on the illegal alien traffic, and virtually eliminated murders and assaults in the border area.
Measures taken lately at the state and federal level, though grudgingly by the administration, have begun to bear fruit.
After Arizonans voted to cut off all social benefits to residents who could not prove they were in the country legally came reports of people pulling their kids out of public schools and leaving the state.
From the border come reports that added Border Patrol agents have reduced the number of illegal aliens apprehended, suggesting word has gone out south of the border that it is no longer so easy to walk in. And deportations of criminal aliens, long demanded, is actually going up.
Let it be said: Our border can be secured; the illegal aliens can be sent home; the magnets that draw them here can be turned off. This crisis can be resolved if the courage and will are there. Unfortunately, we have a government that does not seem to care and probable nominees neither of whom is committed in his heart to doing it.
Given the manifest will of the people that this invasion from the south be halted and rolled back, the 2008 election is shaping up as yet further confirmation that American democracy is a fraud.
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Crap....I’ve been habitually avoiding certain places for YEARS. Stadiums included. :-) I’m not much for crowds anyway. :-)
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