Many of you probably already know that in 2009, the Dept. Of Homeland Security singled out returning veterans, 2nd Amendment supporters, and Constitutionalists as a possible threat to national security. Needless to say, this has angered a lot of people. Most of us regard the groups listed above as the backbone of our nation.
I'll grant that a very half hearted apology was given after the report was aired. Of course it was the usual, "Sorry, if you're somehow offended," apology.
Soooo... as I've stated in the past. We have a worldwide Jihadi terrorist group that is waging war against the US. There are hundreds of thousands of gang members in America. Our neighbor to the south is basically at war with narco terrorists, and that is spilling over to many of the states on the border. There's a lot of serious security threats to our nation, and Homeland Security is concerned about veterans?
It would be funny if it wasn't so damn sad. Incompetence is a pet peeve of mine.
I'm not going to write paragraph after paragraph about the Boston Marathon bombers. You know the details already. Both the Russians and Saudis contacted our government about Tsarnaev.
There's a limited amount of time, money, people, and assets available for any endeavour. I'm sure that's as true for DHS as it is for any organization. Perhaps this department would be wiser to use their finite resources on the obvious threats instead of the guys and girls that served with honor in Iraq and Afghanistan.
I'll be fair. Timothy McVeigh was someone that probably fit the Department of Homeland Security profile... almost 20 years ago. He was one guy. It's kind of hard to profile a group or find a pattern with one person or event. From the media's (and DHS's) accounts, it would appear that we have another McVeigh type attack on a yearly basis.
Let's take a look at current events. This is the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists. I don't see a lot of Tea Party types on the roster