(so grab a cool one… and catch up on things)
Okay, its summertime after all, and I for one am feeling particularly festive after half time. Yep, the 4th of July is said to be summer’s half way marker. So enjoy what you can of the balance. And as a special seasonal bonus, remember Congress goes on recess in August. That should sort of make you feel like you’re saving money while noticing those skyrocketing vacation costs.
Now if you’re in the same seasonal mood, I hope you are at least throwing the burgers on the grill as liberally as Obama’s administration is piling up scandals. Not even halfway through their summer of scandal and they’ve added another one to their menu, a border crisis to rival any other. As this one kicks off with the customary fanfare you’ve come to expect from this administration, remember like wine they only get better with age. And this one has not reached its peak vintage yet.
Time for another installment of the “summer of scandal”. Brought to you by our fine sponsor, DNC and its many affiliates. Special guest appearances of Eric Holder and his rock ’em-sock ’em DOJ. While Eric was out calling the play by play games, he gave us the hint of the planning involved in this show.
Crack open a Dr Pepper and throw another burger on the Bar-b. Add this one to your repertoire of scandals.
By Dana Ford, CNN | July 14, 2014
(CNN) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is worried about wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts.
Take, for instance, the current mix of bomb-makers from Yemen with foreign fighters in Syria.
“That’s a deadly combination, where you have people who have the technical know-how along with the people who have this kind of fervor to give their lives in support of a cause that is directed at the United States and directed at its allies. And it’s something that gives us really extreme, extreme concern,” he told ABC’s “This Week.”
He estimated there are about 7,000 foreign fighters in Syria, coming from places like Europe and the United States.
“In some ways, it’s more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general,” he said. “This is a situation that we can see developing and the potential that I see coming up, the negative potential I see coming out of the facts in Syria and Iraq now, are quite concerning,” he said.
Does his boss know he’s out there dissing their foreign policy achievements? Maybe its like that guy trying to lure you into the side-show at the carnival with all the hype.
And threats from that part of the world aren’t the only ones Holder has to worry about. He also fears potential attacks on planes.
This month, the Transportation Security Administration said that security screeners at overseas airports may ask U.S.-bound passengers to turn on their electronic devices to prove they work and aren’t explosive devices.
So every electronic device is a potential weapon. One may ask where was his concern about this a year ago?
They won’t allow devices without power on board planes. The traveler may then undergo additional screening.
It’s part of an update to security measures aimed at combating potential new threats from terrorists in the Middle East and Europe.
“This is not a test … We’re doing something in reaction to things that we have detected,” Holder told ABC about the upgrades.
“We are at a dangerous time,” he said.
U.S. attorney general urges new laws to prevent terror from returning fighters. – CNN
Do you hear that, Obama, “this is not a test”?
I get the new ever-changing security threats stuff. Those rascally terrorists are creative. So why does the invasion on the Southern border not have alarm bells going off in his mind? Why does border security need to stand down in the face of real ever-evolving threats? And at this most “dangerous time”?
Hello: “wholes that are greater than the sum of their parts”… just saying. Remember my “Gestalt effect.”
Oh so other countries airport security may be taking precautions but our own US security in this country takes a big fat pass. In fact, they put out the welcome flag. Scabies and lice – check, TB or diseases — checkaroony. Other than Mexicans — check. Spotting literature of jihadists traveling across the border – check. What are we missing for potential threats? No, I think we got most of them, right here flowing across the border. Reports are coming out that some of the recently “documented” illegals are using their new papers for air travel. I wonder how that factors into Eric Holders fearful brain?
Well on the other hand, maybe we can cut Eric some slack. He said these are threats they have detected. So maybe he just hadn’t gotten around to noticing the tens of thousands of OTM pouring across our border, with who knows what, or plans for who knows what? He’ll probably get around to that info, soon, like how out of the loop he was on Fast and Furious. It just takes a while for it to work up the chain of command. The fact that Fox News has been reporting on it is probably a tip-off that it’s just BS like all those other scandals which he refuses to take action on.
Keep an eye on that sunburn.
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