Thursday, February 28, 2008

Government Border Fence Virtually Useless


Chertoff’s Virtually Useless Border Security System is a huge government boondoggle, and has already cost taxpayers $15 million, and the remaining $5 million had been withheld. Members of Congress began questioning Boeing about the expensive, ineffective border security mess called “Project 28,” and its faulty equipment. Last week Chertoff said the system was approved for service and the money was released.The Department of Homeland Security announced they discovered 19 underground tunnels in 2007 along the U.S.-Mexico border used by international drug cartels to transport tons and tons of illegal narcotics into our country. An incredible 73 of these LaRaza smuggling tunnels have been found since 1990, and half of all these known drug tunnels were built after September 11, 2001.

Now today the Washington Post reports that “The Bush administration has scaled back plans to quickly build a "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border, delaying completion of the first phase of the project by at least three years and shifting away from a network of tower-mounted sensors and surveillance gear, federal officials said.”

Do they know what they are doing? Do they think this constant campaign of misinformation secures the border? Do they believe that blue sky and hope will protect us from Al-Qaeda terrorists training in South America and crossing the U.S.- Mexican border?

Remember the real 700 miles of Border Fence that President Bush and Chertoff promised to build. The funds for that have never been released and likely never will.

What is wrong with this Congress? Do they really believe that just a camera will stop illegal aliens and drug cartels? Just this week the Border Patrol released surveillance camera footage from a border crossing point in Naco, AZ. It showed a group of 20 illegals getting into a van just 30 feet from agents and getting away. They only went after the coyote that was leading the group allowing 20 more illegals to enter the U.S.

The camera’s caught all the action and the illegal’s got away.

The money should be used to put real people on duty at the border. We need more agents and the National Guard redeployed.

Now Our government intends to “secure” 28 more miles of our embattled Southern Borders with the same flawed, virtual fencing technology, that they have admitted contains “software glitches” and will at best provide, “marginal functionality.”

Chertoff is proud of this new technology that can distinguish between a COW and a HUMAN.

Unbelieveable, $15 million to do something that a 5 year old child can do and the system is just as likely to run down criminals and illegals as that same 5 year old.

This “virtual” fencing is virtually useless. We need a real fence. It does NOTHING to stop the over 2,000 terrorists, drug dealers, rapists, and MS-13 gang members who violate our porous borders on a daily basis with the intent on harming YOUR families.

Chertoff also says he want taxpayers to believe that “one size will not fit all”. Translation, MORE TAX MONEY WILL BE WASTED on faulty technology and put into some bill somewhere as pork.

ACT NOW to forcefully remind these Washington elites that American citizens will no longer tolerate government “leaders” who use smoke and mirrors rather than build the 700 miles of physical border fencing that was promised in 2006.

Do not be fooled by the false concerns of Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss), Chairman of the U.S. House’s Homeland Security Committee that make him appear to be watching. Last year he wrote Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff and cited numerous problems with Boeing’s virtual fence system in a letter which explained his reasons for not providing final payment to Boeing

The letter states, “we have received recent reports from the field that strongly suggest that the "final" Project 28 product will provide the Border Patrol little, if any, functionality it did not already possess. Yet he says, “I strongly support the use of technology to secure our border.”

Washington lawmakers continue to bicker, months and maybe years over the $20 million awarded to Boeing, our borders remain unsecured and overworked Border Patrol agents continue undermanned attempting to apprehend 20,000,000 illegal aliens.

So Congress lets the illegal alien invasion continue and Minuteman volunteers must continue to do the job our government refuses to do. Volunteer now to participate in monthly border watch operations

Virtual fencing alone will never provide the necessary deterrence to the coyotes, international drug cartels and Al-Qaeda members.

Lawmakers will eventually ignore the will of legal citizens, with a sneak attack if we don’t prepare to fight them now! Please select here to ensure we have the resources to remind our lawmakers that border security demands we build physical fencing.

In the U.S. House, Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) has recently introduced the SAVE ACT Secure America Through Verification and Enforcement Act of 2007(H.R. 4088) otherwise known as the SAVE ACT.

In the U. S. Senate, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) recently introduced a measure that will prevent licenses from being granted to illegal aliens. His bill will keep the City of San Francisco and eight states from causing irreparable harm to our nations.

Make a difference by helping us to do the job our government refuses to do!

Send the message that the average American still understands the difference between “illegal” and “legal” — even if our corrupt elites do not.

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