At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.”
“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,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.
I guess my main question is this: Just what the fuck is the point of the DHS? How in the hell is it going to keep the homeland secure if it can’t even keep itself secure?
Frankly, I lack the vocabulary to describe how astonished and perplexed I am by this. It’s simply incredible that our government is being infiltrated like this in spite of its massive surveillance abilities. The entire justification for expanding government spying was security against foreign terrorists. The entire point of expanding the federal security budget was to increase security against foreign terrorists.
More to the point, how does no one catch this? You’d figure job applicants’ names would be checked against the internal watch list. Has non-discrimination policy become so completely ass-backwards that federal government feels it would be unfair to discriminate against people on the basis of their terrorist associations?
Either the DHS is staffed by moronically incompetent retards, or it has completely castrated itself with political correctness. Either way, it is simply has no reason to exist anymore.