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: