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First responders?

Do we blame this one on President Bush? After all, he is the guy who first implemented Homeland Security. He was probably sitting at home in his new Dallas home, knowing full well that a guy with a bomb was going to get on a plane in Amsterdam. Maybe he was at a school reading to kids or talking to Cheney on the other line. Either a conspiracy or a lack of security. We will here both in the coming months I am sure of that.

President Obama has stated that the Department of Homeland Security will be first responders. Kind of like police and fire fighters I guess. They get the 911 call, and they respond. Simple enough. But not very smart.

Terrorists and others (also terrorists, but the PC people insist we refrain from such terms) who want to hurt the USA must be laughing their heads off at how inane our "first responder" plan is. We will go into action after the roadside bombs go off. We will go into action after the plane load full of good Americans goes down. We will go into action after the dirty nukes have detonated. What?

Another case of PC gone too far. I remember one of my uncles telling me 20 years ago that this whole political correctness thing was going to get folks killed. Well, right now it is right in front of our faces. An entire plane would have gone down. People would have died. But, damn-it, we would not have offended anyone.

I have an idea. Lets get our Dept. Of Homeland Security to do their job (the name says it all), or lets disband the department. After all, we already have first responders. They are known as police and fire fighters. No need to fund a useless do nothing agency.

 

 

Comment balloon 5 commentsKevin Robinson • December 28 2009 09:52AM

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I look at it like a series of dots - simple as connecting the dots. When the new administration send terrorists at GITMO back home, shuts down GITMO, brings those guys to the US Courts for a civil trial, gives them Miranda Rights, will not call them terrorists - or acts of terrorism now referred to as man made disasters. Clamps down on the Patriot Act for reasons on privacy and is so worried about political correctness about segregating high risk people at airport check-in. They weakened up and are not connecting the dots. We have to do it right every time - terrorists only have to get it right one time.

Posted by Ed Newman (Alamo Infrared, LLC) over 9 years ago

I have flown in and out of Schipol International Airport in Amsterdam several times. It used to have (its been a few years) the tightest security I have ever seen anywhere at any aiport and I have been to many countries. If you leave the seating area to go to the bathroom you had to go through security again including the XRay machine, taking off shoes, etc. I am surprised that this guy got through.

Posted by Tom Robinson, Experienced Real Estate, Professional Serving No. VA and DC (Keller Williams Realty Kingstowne/Alexandria, VA Office) over 9 years ago

Crazy idea here: How about we start profiling anyone who looks like a terrorist? Lets forget about being PC and maybe save a life or two.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

Kevin,  I'm in favor of profiling.  Why is El Al the safest airline to fly on?  We need to take a lesson from Israel who has been repelling terrorists for years.

Posted by Bonnie Vaughan, CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin over 9 years ago

We will end up becoming more like Israel if this guy (Presbo) keeps it up.

Posted by Kevin Robinson, Fractional Developer over 9 years ago

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