If they can land on the terrorist watch list, then I guess anyone can. Next, we’ll find out that President Obama is on it.
Does this tell us more about these Homeland Security employees or more about the terrorist watch list itself and how useless it is? Somehow, they ended up on the list, and yet they work allegedly to keep us safe from terrorists. Honestly, I’d believe that terrorists are working undercover as employees for our government, and also that the list is useless. Toddlers have ended up on it. Even Ted Kennedy ended up on the no-fly list.
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.
“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that,” he said.
DHS continues to fail inspections aimed at determining the efficiency of its internal safety mechanisms, as well as its efforts to protect the nation.
So, are these 72 employees actual suspected terrorists, or are they people whose names were essentially pulled at random? It could be a little of both, considering we are talking about our own corrupt government. Corrupt in the sense that they’d allow people with questionable ties to terrorist organizations work for them, and also in the sense that DHS is a bungling bureaucracy that might as well be pulling names at random to add to their list.