Thursday, April 21, 2016

THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: State Dept. Hack Who Issued Visas to 9/11 Hijackers Still Employed by State Dept.

Writing at PJ Media, Nicholas Ballasy passes along a story that -- in a sane world -- would startle regular Americans and merit front page headlines around the country. But, given the legendary incompetence of Democrat administrations, it's not and it won't. To wit:
The State Department official who issued visas to many of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorists is still employed by the federal government...

...[A] former head of the visa section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, told PJM that Shayna Steinger approved 11 of the visas granted to the 19 9/11 hijackers. Fifteen received their visas at the Jeddah consulate.

Page 7 of the 9/11 Commission report states that “one consular officer issued visas to 11 of the 19 hijackers.” Those visas were reportedly approved between the years 1999 and 2001.

...the State Department commissioned Steinger as a class four foreign service officer in 1999, which he said is “a high rank for someone hired just out of Columbia University with no prior experience.”

“Despite her issuing visas to terrorists and giving equivocal answers to the 9/11 Commission, Steinger is still an FSO,” [author J. Michael] Springmann wrote in his book.

She was appointed and confirmed by the Senate under the Clinton administration in 1999 as Shayna Steinger Singh in the Congressional Record, Volume 145.

Springmann said he was never given an official reason why he was fired by the State Department in 1991. He requested the documentation used to support the government’s decision but says he never received anything. To this day, he believes he was fired because he denied visas to individuals in Jeddah, Saudia Arabia, who submitted applications from 1987-1989 that raised red flags.

The more I read about the Clinton administration, from nutjobs like Steinger to the coverup of its handling of Osama Bin Laden, the more I think that Democrats revel in evil.

Hat tips: BadBlue Real-Time News and Wikispooks (image).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

State Department never punishes anyone for giving out visas (with a legitimate reason) but seems to reserve its ire for those who deny visas. The rate of refusal of visas is a bad joke. Mexico City has a far lower refusal rate than London.

Worse State rewards those officers who are authors of especially bad treaties and agreements. Remember the Panama Cannal treaty? The Paris Peace accords? How about the North Korean nuclear agreements? What do you suppose happended to the State officers involved in those?

State promotes the ineffective, the incompetent, and the corrupt. It has too. Washington needs an agency where it can send its drooling relatives that they are too embarassed to be seen with publically. So they ship them overseas.