Napolitano gives the virtual fence the virtual axe

DHS fails to protect United States

The technologically advanced system known as the “Virtual Fence” has been cancelled. American citizens were told scientific advancements, including $1 billion in towers, computer software, radar and remote closed-circuit cameras — monitored by highly trained agents — would provide superior border security. Had the entire project been completed, its cost would have exceeded $6 billion.

The New York Times has a full report here detailing the millions wasted and the bogus information fed to Americans desirous of constitutionally mandated national security. 

As far back as October 2001, WorldNetDaily reported in an article titled Arab terrorists crossing border, that there has been a “tremendous increase in OTM’s (border lingo for Other Than Mexicans). Illegals from the former Soviet Union, Asia, and the Middle East are joining the flood of Mexicans, Central and South Americans — all slipping in through our easily accessible and porous southern border. Apprehensions have included illegals from the Sudan, Iran, and even Iraq.”

In 2004, TIME magazine reported border agents have encountered not only a wide variety of invaders from Latin America (Guatemala, El Salvador, Brazil, Nicaragua and Venezuela) but also intruders from Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Russia, Korea, China as well as Egypt, Iran and Iraq, Yemen and other nations hostile to the United States.

Such longstanding knowledge makes this unintelligible and (k)notty quote from Homeland INsecurity Chieftain Janet Napolitano even more worrisome: “We know that we cannot continue to put out millions and millions of dollars of taxpayer’s money if we’re not confident that it’s really not going to work.”

Seeing Red AZ has been writing about the so-called virtual fence since 2007. Here are a few samples:

Calderon: “Immigration an inevitable phenomenon”

Virtual fence is a virtual flop

The border fence hoax

Betrayal at the border

Mexico has a border patrol?

Skeptics question high-tech border ‘fence’

8 Responses to Napolitano gives the virtual fence the virtual axe

  1. Kathy says:

    But, but, but Janet said the border has never been more secure under her watch! NOT!!!!

    • Suzanne C says:

      Kathy, LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL you got it. Nappy is the newest failed Homeland Security Secretary. Please do away with that Cabinet Post. She is an embarrassment. Oh but did not McCain and Kyl support her for that post? Did not half of John McCain’s staff support her for Governor? Is there a pattern of wrong support by our Senators?

  2. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    This effort by the lunatic-left d-crat socialists to unprotect and, in effect, open the US border with mexico is clearly part of their desperate effort to get “You Lie!” hussein a second term. The massive voter fraud by ACORN that allowed “You Lie!” to steal his previous election will pale in comparison to the voter fraud from the millions and millions of additional amnesty-seeking ILLEGALS that this latest failure to secure our border will allow in.

    • Standing Tall says:

      So true! And now McCain has declared Obama a “patriot,” giving him an additional boost in 2012. Arizona’s gag inducing RINO is obviously already campaigning for Obama.

      As to the fence, this was a feel-good venture for the masses from day one. Bush had no more dedication to keeping illegals out of the US than McCain or Obama. We’ve been had, “my friends.”

      Remember Bush’s “VIVA BUSH!” bumper stickers?

  3. T Dodson says:

    There is a reason that congress De-Funded Duncan Hunter’s Real Double Wall Border Fence and replaced it with this Gift to Boeing. It was “Virtually Never meant to stop anyone and I declared it a waste of money from “day one” Fully fund and Build entirely the Duncan Hunter Double wall Border fence and we will then appear serious about Border Security.

    • AZ Conservative Guy says:

      I’ve heard former U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter speak on three different occasions over the years when he visited the Valley. He represented the San Diego border district and made a strong case for the construction of a wall in Arizona, detailing how well it worked in his district. Hunter’s son (same name) is now representing that district. San Diego’s citizens are fortunate to have him. Both Hunters have military backgrounds and are true American patriots.

  4. Jon Altmann says:

    The way they thing was set-up with no input from the Border Patrol – who was to use the fence – plus the way the thing was approached like a defense project over budget – it should have been shut down two years ago.
    Do we still need to use technology and do the best job we can to seal up that border? Yes. And we can and we know we have the technology. One view was Napolitano went to Afghanistan to see how NATO/US forces were sealing up parts of the boarder with Pakistan – which seems to have some success. So, B-52s, Predators, combat troops – plus all the electronics that the DoD has …. gosh, that blends to some point about what many folks have asked to do – put the military on the US/Mexico border until we can have enough other Federal resources to do the job.

  5. LEO IN TSN says:

    The “Virtual Fence” as proposed by the globalists would never have been effective. Border Patrol has had camera systems operating for years, and all it means is that agents could watch from the control room as illegals flooded across the border with nobody and no impediment to slow or stop them. This proposal was intended as a means of mass hypnosis, so all of us racist bigots (McKyl’s words, not mine)would be placated and back off.

    The only way to secure the border is to construct a multi-layer border wall complex, reinforced by high technology and patrolled by boots on the ground. What the globalists intentionally ignore in their whining about the high cost of a wall, is that the wall would pay for itself starting IMMEDIATELY in the money that Americans wouldn’t be paying to support illegals and their social and criminal ills.

    Also, probably more than 95% of the illegal drugs that enter America come from or through Mexico, across the open border. The wall complex would almost entirely eliminate that traffic, and would make smuggling much easier to control. This also would have a tremendous impact on saving American kids and families, and reducing more costs to American tax payers.

    Both Duncan Hunters, Tom Tancredo, JD Hayworth and other patriotic Americans have outlined the plan we need to follow: build the wall, prosecute and imprison smugglers, and arrest and deport illegals from ALL countries. Let’s get it done.