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Thursday, June 30, 2011

U.S. Adds Israel and Removes North Korea From Terrorist List

TheBlaze reported yesterday and NewsMax today that Israel has being added to a U.S. Terror List. Any one wondering where the Heads of DHS and ICE are presently residing. Sort of like Deja Vu only substituting Israel for patriotic Americans previous placed on watch lists. Recalling a prior report on the actions of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the State of Missouri: "On February 20, 2009, the State of Missouri, via its Department of Public Safety, issued what was called "MIAC Strategic Report: The Modern Militia Movement." In this report, people who supported Presidential candidates Ron Paul, Bob Barr, and Chuck Baldwin were referenced as being connected to potentially dangerous "militia members." But the inference did not stop there. People of "conservative" ideology were also identified in the State Police report as being potentially dangerous. People who held political opinions opposing abortion, illegal immigration, the New World Order, the North American Union, the Income Tax, the U.N., etc., were profiled in the MIAC report.". No Islamic extremists. No environmental extremists. Only people holding "conservative" or "right-wing" philosophies were identified in the MIAC report.

Now, we find another agency of DHS
has identified resident from the only democratic country in the Middle East, an ally of the United States, to be on a DHS watch list while those from North Korea, who is a sworn enemy of the United States, are removed from the terrorist list. Who running this American Government DHS NutHouse?

The Blaze:

The Obama administration has added Israel to a list of 36 ‘specially designated’ countries that have ‘shown a tendency to promote, produce, or protect terrorist organizations or their members.’

The ‘specially designated country’ list is used by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to screen detained foreigners with an extra step, called a “Third Agency Check.” Overall, the countries on the list are unsurprising, with two exceptions this year. Israel was not on the  list in 2008, but now in 2011, it has been added. North Korea, on the other hand, was dropped from the list this year but was on it in 2008.

The Department of Homeland Security published the list of “specially designated countries”  as an appendix to a publicly released report on May 11 report entitled “Supervision of Aliens Commensurate With Risk.”

As reported by CNS News, ICE Spokeswoman Gillian Christensen claims the creation of the list began at least seven years ago during the Bush administration, and ICE was not responsible for creating it. According to a written statement by Christensen:
“The U.S. does not and never has considered Israel to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in our efforts to combat global terrorism. Countries may have been included on the list because of the backgrounds of arrestees, not because of the country’s government itself.”
There are only five countries on the list that do not have majority Muslim populations, and those countries have had serious internal problems with radical Muslim terrorist groups or insurgencies.

NewsMax:
The United States has designated Israel as a country that tends to “promote, produce, or protect terrorists,” while at the same time calling the country an anti-terror partner. The designation is an admission that Israel not only is surrounded by countries and territories that produce terrorists but also unwillingly harbors terrorists within its own territory, CNSNews.com reported.

Also on the list of 36 such countries are the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and Gaza, as well as Israel’s four neighbors of Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon. The Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General published the list of "specially designated countries" as part of its “Supervision of Aliens Commensurate with Risk” report, CNSNews reported.

“The U.S. does not and never has considered Israel to have links to terrorism, but rather they are a partner in our efforts to combat global terrorism,” Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) spokeswoman Gillian Christensen told CNSNews. “Countries may have been included on the list because of the backgrounds of arrestees, not because of the country’s government itself.”

ICE would not say who put Israel on the list or when. However, Christensen said the list was created at least seven years ago, during the presidency of George W. Bush, and that ICE was not responsible for creating it.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Patrick L. Booth said...

Who was the moron who thought this one p.

7/01/2011  
Anonymous Scott Ballinger said...

Bill this is liable to make me mad when I get to a computer to read the post.....

7/01/2011  
Anonymous Greg Jeffery said...

One would think this would be an Onion report, LOL.

7/01/2011  
Blogger Bill Smith said...

Too bad the situation is true.

7/01/2011  

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