Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced earlier this month at the UN that she would be working in several American cities to form what she called the Strong Cities Network (SCN), a law enforcement initiative that would encompass the globe. Now Jeh Johnson has decided what is really needed is an alert system to warn everyone of pending terrorist attacks on US soil. I'm detecting a very unpleasant trend here. The old one that these morons came up with was never used. It went unused. At least Bush's made sense - this one is only two levels. 'Elevated' and 'We're all about to die.' I find it curious in the article below that these idiots admit they have been keeping all of us in the dark on terrorist threats and attacks. Something most of us always suspected.
From Defense One:
President Barack Obama’s top homeland security officialhas ordered a review of the nation’s terrorism alert system to reflect what he called the growing threat of attacks originating within the United States.Seriously? They aren't vetting those refugees at all. They have no refugee database and they aren't checking their backgrounds. What a hysterical lie. But Johnson says we have to bring in many more refugees because the UN said so. This is insane. That's a homeland threat all by itself. As far as visas go, they've been saying they were going to fix that from the beginning. They never have and they never will. Not under this Administration. What an incompetent stooge. What they really mean by all this is not that they are going to be watching for ISIS and radical Jihadist attacks here in the states the way they should. Nope. They mean they are going to be watching white, Tea Party, gun packing patriots. That's what this is all about. Just like the Strong Cities Network, this amounts to nothing less than the overriding of American laws, up to and including the United States Constitution, in favor of United Nations laws that would henceforth be implemented in the United States itself – without any consultation of Congress at all. All in favor of Islamic refugees.
The U.S. has never used the National Terrorism Alert System, a two-level system that replaced the oft-derided color-coded terrorism alerts installed after 9/11 to spread the word about potential attacks from abroad. But after a “homegrown violent extremist” killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn. — and amid the expectation of more terrorist-inspired attacks — the Department of Homeland Security wants to revise and jumpstart the system.
“I’ve asked our folks to consider whether we should revise that system to accommodate how the terrorism threat has evolved,” DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington, D.C.“That review is underway now.”
Instead of the post-9/11 green-to-red progression, the NTAShas just two states of alert. An “elevated threat” means there is a credible threat against the United States. An “imminent threat” alerts the public to just that, “a credible, specific, and impending terrorist threat against the United States.”
Under the old system, DHS took much criticism that the nation was being held on constant orange alert for no good reason. But the department has since been criticized for never issuing any alerts. U.S. intelligence and national and local law enforcement officials have opted to keep the public in the dark to avoid panic with a sudden terrorism alert.
The review is the latest of several new security measures DHSenacted since last year to address the growing threat of terrorism that originates within the borders of the U.S., rather than from abroad.
“There is a new reality,” Johnson said at AUSA. “The global terrorist threat has evolved from terrorist-directed to terrorist-inspired attacks,” he said.
Johnson also highlighted the department’s focus on stopping foreign fighters from entering the U.S., particularly through via the 38 Visa Waiver countries where so many have originated.
Later, Johnson was asked to assess how DHS would handlethe coming influx of up to 10,000 Syrian refugees in this fiscal year. Johnson said the department has improved its ability to vet them using intelligence databases while meeting international commitments with the United Nations.
“We want to do more; we believe we need to do more,” he said. “I’m committed to doing that and to ensuring that those that are resettled are vetted property and receiving the appropriate security review.”
“We’ve gotten better at that over the last couple of years, but it is a time-consuming process and one of the challenges that we’ll have is that we’re not going to know a whole lot about the individual refugees that come forward.”