If we pretend to buy into all the b.s. this system is cramming down our throats, this should be a simple enough question to answer, should it not?
Why are 72 employees who work for the DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, put in place after 9/11 to, at least in name, secure the homeland from terrorism, on the terrorism watchlist themselves?
Congressman Stephen Lynch recently told Boston Public Radio:
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. The director had to resign because of that.
Wow. How utterly sad is that. (The question is rhetorical.)
Not that the whole thing isn't security theater to begin with, but how can even the asleep Americans who actually buy into this system continue to do so when employees of said system are on the very list of people said employees are supposedly there to protect them from in the first place?
So I guess the DHS is there to protect us from… the DHS?
Then again, Rep. Lynch mentioned the fact that TSA has a 95% failure rate anyway:
Then we went further and did and eight-airport investigation. 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. 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.
And somewhere there are Americans who still think the Department of Homeland Security is going to protect them from terrorists. Has that ever happened anyway? (Short answer? Nope.)
More like they are there to invade our privacy, bully us into taking off our flip flops at airports, confiscate our shampoo if it is over three ounces, and generally make us feel like slaves when we fly.
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