DHS Lists All The Ways It Keeps Us Safe

The Department of Homeland Security had featured a page on their website about the myriad ways in which DHS helps to keep our nation safe. The page was entitled, “A Day in the Life of Homeland Security.”

Today, DHS will:

  • Pre-screen 2 million passengers
  • Screen 1.8 million passengers for explosives and prohibited items at 448 airports
  • Perform 200 inspections of air carriers and airports infrastructure
  • Screen 100% of cargo and vehicles entering the U.S. from Canada and Mexico
  • Patrol 3.4 million square miles of U.S. waterways
  • Seize 19,040 lbs of drugs at/near U.S. ports of entry
  • Train 350 members of law enforcement, faith-based, academic and private sector communities to respond to active shooter scenarios
  • Train 5,880 federal, state and local emergency management personnel
  • Train 2,100 officers and agents from 90+ federal agencies as well as 125 international, state and local officers and agents
  • Engage the public through “If You See Something, Say Something.”


And the list went on and on. And yet after all that, the DHS mentality couldn’t keep runners safe in Boston. And on top of that, the marathon event was already saturated with and being monitored by law enforcement at all levels and military personnel specifically at the starting line and the finish line, near where the bombs went off. They even had bomb-sniffing dogs. And with law enforcement’s penchant for finding “suspicious behavior” in the most innocent of people, you’d think that there’d be some actual suspicious behavior noticed, but not this time.

If we go out on a limb and assume that the media narrative regarding this attack is correct, it goes to show that law enforcement cannot prevent terrorist attacks even with all their supposed “anti-terror” measures. If a terrorist is bent on carrying out an attack, he’s going to find a way to do it. They’re criminals. They don’t care about laws. All the police, military, nude body scanners, TSA agents, checkpoints, body cavity searches and surveillance cameras in the world couldn’t keep the marathoners safe. But DHS will insist that this event only proves we need more “security” (theater) measures.

In a short statement on DHS’s website, Secretary Napolitano instructed the public to be “vigilant.” I’ve heard that word thrown around in the past couple of days by government officials at press conferences. “If you see something, say something.” What they mean is, they want a nation of snitches. They want everyone to be afraid to say anything at all in public. They want us to be conspiracy theorists. Not against government officials, but against our fellow civilians. “Hmm. It sounded like that guy said something about ‘freedom.’ Terrorists think of themselves as ‘freedom fighters.’ I bet he’s planning something. I’d better contact the police just in case.”

Once again we see the blatant hypocrisy of the media. Not to belittle the lives lost, but they’ve turned this “local story” about a couple explosives going off and killing a few people into an international story, while they continue to ignore Gosnell who murdered over 100 newborn babies. They’ll drone all day and night about the 8-year-old boy who died in Boston, but they don’t care one bit about the children. If they did, Gosnell would have already made international headlines. But that’s just a “local story.”