Could DHS Have Prevented San Bernardino Massacre?

DHS: Political Correctness Meets Incompetence. What could possibly go wrong?



From NBC News:

Top officials at the Department of Homeland Security considered a specific policy to strengthen security screenings for foreign visa applicants’ social media accounts, but the proposal was ultimately not adopted, according to an internal department memo obtained by MSNBC.

While the U.S. visa screening process does not include formal vetting of social media accounts, the memo proposed the Obama administration “authorize” customs officials to “access social networking sites” to vet applicants. Such vetting could help catch applicants bent on fraud, crime or “national security” risks, the memo stated.

The federal government considered that policy, according to a former senior official in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but officials passed on it in 2011.

“I thought it was a done deal,” said the former official, who would only speak anonymously about internal security discussions.

The memo went through roughly a year of revisions with agency lawyers, privacy officers and senior staff, the official added, and was about it to be published as policy – but was then halted by senior officials.

There’s a shocker, huh?

Do you feel safe?


  1. Yes, they could have, but for all the wrong reasons chose to turn a blind eye to an easily exploitable source of information favored by those who target us for attack. One would think that an agency titled the Department of Homeland Security would be taking the security of our homeland just a little more seriously than they would appear to be doing. Hearing that the members of this agency are doing everything they can to prevent further attacks is not exactly inspiring my confidence.

  2. Not with Jeh Johnson at DHS:
    Judicial Watch posted a report Friday that said Jeh Johnson, the secretary of Homeland Security, confirmed in a recent news conference that his grandfather appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1940s.
    Judicial Watch said the FBI previously disclosed that “the dad, maternal grandpa and father-in-law of President Obama’s trusted senior adviser, Valerie Jarrett, were hardcore Communists under investigation by the U.S. government.”
    Johnson’s family history is relevant, Judicial Watch said, “because, although Islamic terrorists keep attacking America, the cabinet official responsible for the nation’s safety has vowed to protect Muslims from the type of persecution he says his grandpa suffered under McCarthyism in the 1940s.”
    Allah Akbar is not foreign t JEH!
    He had zero EXPERIENCE in security.

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