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  1. NRG
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    I posted this once already, but since I feel this is important to see, I am reposting it w/ it's own thread. Good to see we are being protected just like it was the mornin of 9/11. Way to be tough w/ National Security.

    Holy crippies!

    Quote Originally Posted by GAO

    For the purposes of this undercover investigation.GAO purchased a small amount of radioactive sources and one secure container used to safely store and transport the material from commercail source over the telephone. One of GAO's investigators,posing as an employee of a fictitious company located in Washington D.C.,stated that the purpose of his purchase was to use the radioactive sources to calibrate personal radiation detection pagers.
    The purchase was not challenged because suppliers are not required to determine whether prospective buyers have legitimate uses for radioactive sources,nor are suppliers required to ask a buyer to produce an NRC document when purchasing in small quantities. The amount of radioactive sources GAO's investigator sought to purchase did not require an NRC document.Subsequently,the company mailed the radioactive sources to an address in Washington DC. (YOU FEEL SAFE YET)
    The radiation portal monitors properly signaled the presence of radioactive material when two teams of investigators conducted simultaneous border crossings.Our investigator's vehicles were inspected in accordance with most of the CBP policy at both northern and southern borders. However.GAO's investigators,using counterfeit documents,were able to enter the US with enough radioactive sources in the trucks of their vehicles to make two dirty bombs.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a dirty bomb is a mix of explosives,such as dynamite,with radioactive power or pellets.When the dynamite or other explosives are set off,the blast carries radioactive material into the surrounding area.The direct costs of cleanup and indirect losses in trade and business areas could be large. Hence,dirty bombs are generally considered to be weapons of mass disruption instead of weapons of mass destruction. GAO investigators were able to successfully represent as employess of a fictitious company present a counterfeit bill of lading and a counterfeit NRC docment during the secondary inspections at both locations. The CBP inspectors never questioned the authenticity of the investigators' counterfeit bill of lading or the counterfeit NRC document authorizing them to recieve,acquire,possess, and transfer radioactive sources.
    Full PDF [Border Security: Investigators Successfully Transported Radioactive Sources Across Our Nationís Borders at Selected Locations]
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    Im not surprised...its thousands of miles long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t2gungho
    Im not surprised...its thousands of miles long.
    I can't believe there is only one response to this.
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    I totally 100% agree with you NRG....I posted a similar article from Time Magazine about 18 months ago when real terrorists were caught smuggling potential WMD materials across the Mexican border...and yet nothing has been said about it and nothing has been done about it.

    Bush has refused to act to secure our borders, which I think is a total derelict of duty in protecting our national security.

    Home Land Security has not taken any action to address this issue in any way shape or form.

    Many high ranking Dems have publicly stated that they are against strong Mexico border security, i.e. fence, increased laws to enforce illegal crossing, etc... Simply playing for votes in a targeted demographic Mexican population at the expense of national security.

    I see this as a major issue that is viewed as a political trump card to further personal political agendas on every side of the political fence! I do think all the above should hold full accountability if a nuke is set off in the US due to the unsecure borders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HobbesIsReal
    Simply playing for votes in a targeted demographic Mexican population at the expense of national security.
    Right, alienating the last few hard line conservatives he had left, resulting in an historically low job approval rating, so that he can garner votes for his next non existant presidential campaign, from immigrants that will not be able to vote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HobbesIsReal
    Bush has refused to act to secure our borders, which I think is a total derelict of duty in protecting our national security.

    Home Land Security has not taken any action to address this issue in any way shape or form.
    I agree but I don't think its about votes--unlike the Democrats feigned "outrage" over the immigration situation. I believe Bush really wants open borders and a pan-American union similar to the EU. Go to spp.gov and see for yourself.

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