Friday, September 26, 2014

Homeland Security Focuses on Climate Change Instead of Homeland Security

Our southern borders are almost entirely unprotected, with our patrol agents being used as welcoming committees instead of deterrents to the swarms of drug lords, sex traffickers, delinquents and tax burdens wanting in to the United States of America.

Oh yeah, and terrorists. They’re coming through too, on top of the terrorist attacks and attempted terrorist attacks we’ve already suffered under the present administration, including:

·         The Little Rock, Arkansas Army recruitment center shootings in June 2009
·         The Fort Hood shootings in November 2009
·         The Underwear Bomber on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 in December 2009
·         The Times Square bombing attempt in May 2010
·         The U.S. embassy attack in Benghazi, Libya in November 2012 (still sovereign soil)
·         The Boston Marathon Bombing in April 2013.

Considering that even the unsuccessful attacks were thwarted by dumb luck or divine intervention, clearly our Department of Homeland Security could be doing a better job of protecting citizens. Not that it cares.

Instead of focusing more solidly on eliminating terrorist attacks and other security threats within our own borders, it’s decided to add another chore to its list of responsibilities: fighting climate change.

Reuters reports: “‘Increasingly, we’ve moved not only from a security focus to a resiliency focus,’ said Caitlin. Durkovich, assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at Homeland Security, an agency better known for its fight to curb terrorist threats.”

Sometimes, government-speak can be fairly cryptic, but I think this one is easy to translate:

“We’re going to continue spending money on completely pointless projects that won’t do you a single bit of good. Feel free to go jump off a bridge whenever you want. We really don’t care.”

Actually wait a minute. That pretty much describes government-speak in general.

I guess it’s not so cryptic after all.

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