Homeland Security Watch

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July 26, 2013

Friday Free Forum

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on July 26, 2013

On this day in 2009 Boko Haram attacked a Nigerian police station in Bauchi, the first use of organized violence by the Salafist organization.  Over the next four days at least 700 people were killed in sectarian strife.  In subsequent years at least 10,000 have died in violence associated with Boko Haram activities.  Conflict continues.

What’s on your mind regarding homeland security?

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Comment by Christopher Tingus

July 26, 2013 @ 6:49 am

This Friday like all other Fridays…the story gets even worse and while I am troubled by the photos of Ambassador Stevens so badly abused and Ms. Hillary throwing her arms up and in her rants and chants what’s the difference whether a group or a preplanned attack where our brave Patriots were left behind in such a knowing and willingly way and in such blatant lie We hear Barry Obama this week in his chants stating that the “scandals” which have plagued his obvious inept and lack of leadership thereof and an administration where even the AG disregards laws and the enforcement thereof and divisiveness and the pledge not to Constitution and our Judeo-Christian way of living and a Black community whose leadership takes little responsibility for its failed leadership to mentor and help especially Black youth who have fatherless homes and young women becoming pregnant before the age of 18 with little education and employment knowledge and skills, the reality is that America, yes, our beloved republic has been hoodwinked and the demise as written in scripture for our failed repentance is upon us – God Bless us all! If you ever have the opportunity to be empowered by your Right to vote, whether Black, White Blue or Green, make sure you vote for competency rather than merely your biased vote to vote for the color of skin for it is time that we respect one another similarities as well as differences and that we truly treat one another as God’s children and when voting for elected officials who are supposedly to serve the Constitution and uphold and enforce the present laws rather than self-serving interests, vote the competency and integrity of the individual….

Folks, read Psalm 83! We are in peril and while Barry Obama et al continually make every effort to circumvent the laws and obviously has any respect for our valued history with the White House Doors Remaining Closed and Our kids Deserve Better –

The phony mannerisms of of the beltway thieves who permit these travesties and frown and turn their cheeks whether Democrat or Republican, how dare you? Your self-serving ways are not only witnessed with such abhorrence, but remind each of you in your arrogant demeanor and gait in self-importance, that you are a disgrace to our nation and again, beginning with this Chicago city street slicker, Madame Secretary of DHS who has finally resigned, the AG who carries out this “Chicago-Washington-Hollywood Charade” and We here on “Main Street USA” are to have confidence in the protection of our Homeland when seeing China accessing secret files and stealing latest technology and some fella at NSA has access to files which we cannot believe and an ever burdensome government enslaving especially the Black minority in this nation with hand-outs and as evidenced continued high unemployment…God is witness to all…

So given the Obama health plan which will bankrupt this nation along with his intent in increasing our budget deficit in every way as his intent is nothing short than a breach of faith treason in so many ways….

On another note this Friday and knowing Al Gore and his millions really gives a care, the following which affects our society and homeland security in numerous ways and hearing all these chants about global warming…the following for your perusal:


Comment by Christopher Tingus

July 26, 2013 @ 7:39 am

Further to our serious concerns regarding – Homeland Security – and a mistrusted WH and impostor as a Chief Executive, the following and you bet we have concerns for our Homeland Security and who we have within this every burdensome government so hell bent on making sure our valued history remains behind the Closed Doors of our White House when our Kids Deserve better and from my perspective as an independent voter, Barry Obama and Hillary Clinton and possibly the AG being held under House arrest in the suspicion in breach of faith, treason for the scandals of this administration referred to as phony by this Chicago city slicker and nothing more…well, on this Friday as our beloved Republic is attacked from within, suggest reading the following and get further enlightened:

Excerpted from National Review

– Charlotte’s revulsion over Huma Abedin’s calculated “stand by your man” routine is surely right. Still, it is amazing, as we speculate about Ms. Abedin’s political future, that the elephant in the room goes unnoticed, or at least studiously unmentioned.

Sorry to interrupt the Best Enabler of a Sociopath Award ceremony but, to recap, Ms. Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years. Throughout that time (1996–2003), Ms. Abdein worked for Hillary Clinton in various capacities.

Ms. Abedin’s late father, Dr. Zyed Abedin, was recruited by Naseef to run the JMMA in Saudi Arabia. The journal was operated under the management of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth, a virulently anti-Semitic and sharia-supremacist organization. When Dr. Abedin died, editorial control of the journal passed to his wife, Dr. Saleha Mahmood Abedin — Huma’s mother.

Saleha Abedin is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood and to supporters of violent jihad. Among other things, she directs an organization – the International Islamic Committee for Woman and Child. The IICWC, through its parent entity (the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief), is a component of the Union for Good (also known as the Union of Good), another formally designated terrorist organization. The Union for Good is led by Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the notorious Muslim Brotherhood jurist who has issued fatwas calling for the killing of American military and support personnel in Iraq as well as suicide bombings in Israel. (As detailed here, the Obama White House recently hosted Qaradawi’s principal deputy, Sheikh Abdulla bin Bayyah, who also endorsed the fatwa calling for the killing of U.S. troops and personnel in Iraq.)

Like Sheikh Qaradawi, who helped write the charter for the IICWC, Saleha Abedin is an influential sharia activist who has, for example, published a book called Women in Islam that claims man-made laws enslave women. It reportedly provides sharia justifications for such practices as female-genital mutilation, the death penalty for apostates from Islam, the legal subordination of women, and the participation of women in violent jihad. Dr. Abedin has nevertheless been hailed in the progressive press as a “leading voice on women’s rights in the Muslim world” (to quote Foreign Policy). What they never quite get around to telling you is that this means “women’s rights” in the repressive sharia context.

Back to daughter Huma. In the late mid to late Nineties, while she was an intern at the Clinton White House and an assistant editor at JMMA, Ms. Abedin was a member of the executive board of the Muslim Students Association (MSA) at George Washington University, heading its “Social Committee.” The MSA, which has a vast network of chapters at universities across North America, is the foundation of the Muslim Brotherhood’s infrastructure in the United States. Obviously, not every Muslim student who joins the MSA graduates to the Brotherhood — many join for the same social and networking reasons that cause college students in general to join campus organizations. But the MSA does have an indoctrination program, which Sam Tadros describes as a lengthy process of study and service that leads to Brotherhood membership — a process “designed to ensure with absolute certainty that there is conformity to the movement’s ideology and a clear adherence to its leadership’s authority.” The MSA gave birth to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the largest Islamist organization in the U.S. Indeed the MSA and ISNA consider themselves the same organization. Because of its support for Hamas (a designated terrorist organization that is the Muslim Brotherhood’s Palestinian branch), ISNA was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation case, in which several Hamas operatives were convicted of providing the terrorist organization with lavish financing.

As I’ve recounted before, the MSA chapter to which Ms. Abedin belonged at George Washington University

has an intriguing history. In 2001 [to be clear, that is after Ms. Abedin had graduated from GWU], its spiritual guide was . . . Anwar al-Awlaki, the al-Qaeda operative who was then ministering to some of the eventual 9/11 suicide-hijackers. Awlaki himself had led the MSA chapter at Colorado State University in the early nineties. As Patrick Poole has demonstrated, Awlaki is far from the only jihadist to hone his supremacist ideology in the MSA’s friendly confines. In the eighties, Wael Jalaidan ran the MSA at the University of Arizona. He would soon go on to help Osama bin Laden found al-Qaeda; he also partnered with the Abedin family’s patron, Abdullah Omar Naseef, to establish the [aforementioned] Rabita Trust — formally designated as a terrorist organization under U.S. law due to its funding of al-Qaeda.

Ms. Abedin served as one of Secretary of State Clinton’s top staffers and advisers at the State Department. As I’ve previously detailed, during that time, the State Department strongly supported abandoning the federal government’s prior policy against official dealings with the Muslim Brotherhood. State, furthermore, embraced a number of Muslim Brotherhood positions that undermine both American constitutional rights and our alliance with Israel.

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Christopher Tingus
“Main Street USA”
PO Box 1612
Harwich (Cape Cod), MA 02645 USA

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 26, 2013 @ 8:24 am

Chris! Is the person you discuss married?

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 26, 2013 @ 8:35 am

By the way Chris I would consider the background information you reveal would be considered adverse in any personnel security clearance review. But under Executive Order 10450 the head of any department or agency in the Federal Executive Branch determines what access will be allowed despite any adverse information in a personnel security investigation file.

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 26, 2013 @ 8:37 am

Executive Order 10450

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued Executive Order 10450 on April 27, 1953. Effective May 27, 1953, it revoked President Truman’s 1947 Executive Order 9835 and dismantled its Loyalty Review Board program. Instead it charged the heads of federal agencies and the Office of Personnel Management, supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), with investigating federal employees to determine whether they posed security risks. It expanded the definitions and conditions used to make such determinations.

Previously, the criteria used to define a security risk were largely political, that is, affiliation with suspect organizations or a clear demonstration of disloyalty. Executive Order 10450 added more general estimations of character, stability, and reliability. Its language was broad: “Any criminal, infamous, dishonest, immoral, or notoriously disgraceful conduct, habitual use of intoxicants to excess, drug addiction, or sexual perversion.” At the same time, the executive order’s provisions contained advice on evaluating character problems, as in its provision that the medical valuation of a psychological problem should show “due regard to the transient or continuing effect of the illness.”[1]

Comment by Christopher Tingus

July 26, 2013 @ 1:55 pm


Comment by William R. Cumming

July 27, 2013 @ 11:16 am

I don’t mean to be alarmist but GAO in January 2013 again followed up early reports concluding that the cupboard was largely bare for preparedness in the NCR [National Capitol Region]! My conclusion is that the DC government acting as the STATE Administrative Agency for the Region is largely incompetent and corrupt.

I lived in that Region most of my life but don’t do so now so wondering about those who live there now?

A forthcoming hearing in the US Senate will be exploring preparedness in the NCR and Administrator Fugate’s desire to move the NCRC position to FEMA Region III. This is a statutory position with a political appointee that would be reporting to a Career SES but in fact the statute requires it to report directly to the Secretary DHS IMO! What gives?

Also rumors flying that Administrator Fugate hates the NFIP and wants it out of FEMA fast! Perhaps too complicated a program for him to understand. We do know he excels in disbursing “free” disaster relief for which no mitigation and no premiums ARE NECESSARY!

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 28, 2013 @ 12:14 am

To answer my own previous question Huma Abedin former Deputy Chief of Staff at the State Department is the wife of Anthony Weiner. From MSM stories she may have been in violation of the Dual Compensation Act of 1947 that prohibits any federal employee from having earned income outside his/her federal salary.
Goodbye 2016 for Hillary Clinton?

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 29, 2013 @ 8:21 am

On July 31st:
The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on
Emergency * Management, Intergovernmental Affairs and the District of
Columbia will hold a hearing titled “How Prepared is the National
Capital Region for the Next Disaster?” 2 p.m., Washington.

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 29, 2013 @ 8:22 am

A bill in the Senate on a fast track to spend more money on Personnel Security Clearances.

Comment by Christopher Tingus

July 30, 2013 @ 10:05 am

American innovative achievement led by scientists and engineers versus political divisiveness and the failed journalist of the 21st century incapable of asking why the phony scandals and the failed response at the “Benghazi Massacre” and the blatant lies of Ms. Hilary and Barry Obama shoulder to shoulder in hoodwinking so many to the detriment of our American values….Homeland Security….oh, how far we have willingly allowed the truths to be so manipulated for self-serving way….a breach of faith, treason I shout!

Two Moons Passing in the Night
07/29/2013 08:00 PM EDT

The Saturn moons Mimas and Pandora remind us of how different they are when they appear together, as in this image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Pandora’s small size means that it lacks sufficient gravity to pull itself into a round shape like its larger sibling, Mimas. Researchers believe that the elongated shape of Pandora (50 miles, or 81 kilometers across) may hold clues to how it and other moons near Saturn’s rings formed. This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas (246 miles, or 396 kilometers across). North on Mimas is up and rotated 28 degrees to the right. The image was taken in blue light with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera on May 14, 2013. The view was acquired at a distance of approximately 690,000 miles (1.1 million kilometers) from Mimas. Image scale is 4 miles (7 kilometers) per pixel. Pandora was at a distance of 731,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) when this image was taken. Image scale on Pandora is 4 miles (7 kilometers) per pixel. The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging operations center is based at the Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute


Christopher Tingus
Cape Cod, MA 02645

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