How do we fight terrorism at home?
Unlike America's past wars, the war on terrorism transcends traditional political boundaries. It is impossible to say that since we are fighting in the Middle East, we are safe at home. We have to reorient our perspectives on longstanding ideas of offense and defense, as we must practice both on a domestic and a global scale. At home, it is essential to secure buildings, borders, and other assets that are likely terrorist targets. At the same time, we must be proactive, seeking out those who would cause us harm and preventing them before they can be successful. This is a complex challenge that demands a complex response. The government alone cannot fulfill the dual demands of homeland security. The American people must assume some responsibility for their own safety and contribute their individual and collective strengths to the government's effort. Working together, we stand a much better chance of keeping our families and communities safe.
Federal, state, and local level action plans . . .
The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. The entrepreneurial courage of someone who would leave the country and culture they had always known to take their chances in a new world has greatly shaped the American experience. Our population has grown immensely since our founding, but we still welcome newcomers to our shores. Our commitment to an equal opportunity and equal treatment for all, with no consideration for ethnic background and place of birth, remains strong.
Of course, there are other people, those who would do us harm, who are not so welcome in the United States. Technological developments exercised alongside our own precious freedoms provide a lone actor with malevolent intent the tools required to cause immense devastation to the American homeland. Our law enforcement capabilities are poised to detect and prevent such an act before it could occur, but our resources are necessarily limited. It is much easier and safer to stop such individuals before they even enter our country. Preventing individuals with threatening backgrounds or a blatant disregard for our laws from entering the United States is an important step in preventing further attacks. Equally important is having an accurate record of who is here, for what reasons, and for how long, to assist in law enforcement investigations. This is not a question of keeping out those who are different or reserving the wealth of the United States only for those who are native citizens. A balance must be struck that respects the role of immigrants in our national culture and gives an opportunity at the American dream to as many people as possible, while preventing the entry or continued residence of those who would do us harm or disrupt our system of government.
SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
The State Department admitted that it has 5,600 Clinton emails recovered by the FBI that were government documents and not personal emails as she claimed.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
"Climate change poses a significant and growing threat to national security, both at home and abroad…"
What did Elizabeth, New Jersey and St. Cloud, Minnesota have in common?
"Allah is our objective. The Prophet is our leader. The Qur'an is our law. Jihad is our way. Dying in the way of Allah is our highest aspiration."
State Department admits to reality. Kerry, Clinton hardest hit.
Promoters of renewable energy sources -- the supposed “low environmental impact” alternative to fossil fuels -- are putting forth a false narrative…
SEPTEMBER 22, 2016
Mocking Islam or mocking the prophet of Islam spells doom. In Egypt you will be arrested, home and property confiscated, and coerced to “force emigrate” from your town.
Netanyahu’s statement flummoxed the administration because no Israeli leader has ever stated the obvious bigotry of the US position regarding the so-called settlements so pointedly.
Rahami appears to have been following Islamic State orders to strike at home.
“I don’t see how it’s considered unconstitutional or bad police work to have undercovers, to have informers, the same that’s done when you’re tracking down any other type of crime where it’s coming from a particular community or organization…”
The ideology behind the attacks in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota must be confronted forthrightly.
The outfit worn by the model is about as Sharia compliant as a Halloween gypsy costume you might see at a college sorority party.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
A man claiming to be a member of a local school board protested that schools incur enormous costs to provide ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers for refugee children.
We now know that two foreign nationals who received refuge in this country are implicated in the jihadist attacks that took place over the weekend in Minnesota, New York and New Jersey.
While the Obama White House assures us that they will all be carefully “vetted” I can’t help but recall other promises from our current President.
Let’s give Iran, a certified state sponsor of terrorism, billions in cash. What could go wrong?
More than 300 terror attacks have taken place in Israel this year, killing 40 and wounding more than 500.
– IPT’s Shillman Senior Fellow Pete Hoekstra will testify before a House Subcommittee on the causes and results of the administration's partnership with the Muslim Brotherhood.
SEPTEMBER 20, 2016
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
The man who carried out a terror attack at a mall in Minnesota was identified a 22-year-old Somali-American whose father said was born in Africa and came to the U.S.
A career civil servant with that kind of money ought to be surprising, especially in lieu of his subsequent outreach efforts to proven Muslim Brotherhood outfits.
This issue is whether former NSA technician Edward Snowden, who stole 1.5 million classified documents and leaked thousands to the news media, is a true whistleblower or a traitor.
You’ll fine players for large and small infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.
The applicants used different names to apply and got through the cross referencing because the federal agency is missing their fingerprint data...
As of Monday morning, Obama has made no public comment on the series of bombings and stabbings in three states -- Minnesota, New York and New Jersey -- that took place on Saturday and Sunday.
Along with the three recent homeland terror attacks comes a terrorist warning: they plan to target children. Be prepared: read this!
Parents need to ensure their children are safe...and that means on the school bus too.
The NYPD tweeted that authorities were seeking 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami. He is a naturalized citizen from Afghanistan.
The FBI launched a raid at a building in Elizabeth, New Jersey this morning, hours after investigators uncovered five suspicious devices -- one of which exploded -- near a train station in that city.
For the U.S government, a drone strike eliminating a key Islamic State military leader constitutes a success.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
Interview with Chairman Stuckenberg
“The bomb squad believes it’s real,” a police source with knowledge of the investigation told The Post of that second device, found at 27th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues. The cooker was safely removed from the scene by NYPD.
The mayor's statement is absolutely incoherent. It's "intentional" but not "terrorism.
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They were walking down the hallway toward Sears when they heard a loud scream. “I saw this security guard sprinting down the hallway toward Target,” Weires said. “He was yelling, ‘Call the cops. Call the cops.'”