End the Lie
October 3, 2012
A newly released report from the Senate’s bipartisan Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations reveals that the claims of Janet Napolitano, the Secretary of the behemoth Department of Homeland Security (DHS), surrounding the United States’ so-called fusion centers are nothing short of outright lies.
This is far from surprising to me since in September of last year a report from the Homeland Security Policy Institute revealed the fact that information received from fusion centers “often lacks value.”
Fusion centers are also involved in rolling out nationwide biometrics systems as well as centralized biometrics databases coordinated by the federal government.
In the past, Napolitano has claimed that fusion centers are “one of the
centerpieces of our counterterrorism strategy,” while reality paints a
completely different picture.
The Senate panel, which combed over 80,000 fusion center documents,
determined that they could not “identify a contribution such fusion
center reporting made to disrupt an active terrorist plot.”
Furthermore, unnamed DHS officials told the senate panel that fusion
centers put out “predominantly useless information” and “a bunch of
crap,” according to Danger Room.