protecting Us(tm) from Terrorism(tm)

Imagine. A group has, after careful study, concluded that Terrorism is not the focus of the Department of Homeland Security.

Exhibit A:

Of the 814,073 people charged by DHS in immigration courts during the past three years, 12 faced charges of terrorism, TRAC said. Those 12 cases represent 0.0015 percent of the total number of cases filed.

Exhibit B:

The TRAC analysis also found that DHS filed a minuscule number of what are called “national security” charges against people in the immigration courts. The report stated that 114, or 0.014 percent of the total of roughly 800,000 individuals charged were charged with national security violations.

And what was DHS’s response? Nothing but empty rhetoric, stating that the report is “ill-conceived” and that the group “lacked a grasp of the DHS mission.”

That’s what is so maddening about this. This report looks at what the DHS DOES. The DHS spokesman wants us to focus on what they SAY they do. Big difference.

One can draw two possible conclusions from these facts: either the mission of DHS is not what it is commonly claimed (ie, to protect Us(tm) from Terrorism(tm), or they are just terribly incompetent at what they do. Additionally, it seems fairly obvious that terrorism just isn’t the threat that it is made out to be.

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  1. Here it comes again — Happy Anniverscary Sept. 11 — be afraid, be very very afraid. THEY are going to get you unless you do EXACTLY as I say….[and so the American public did exactly as the Preznit said…]

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