MIND-BLOWING: 45% of aliens apprehended crossing into the U.S.at the border have criminal records

Guest post by The Machiavellian

I finally came across the FY 2013 figures for the removal of illegal aliens and these numbers are mind numbing. If ever there was an argument against tolerating illegal immigration, this is it.

These numbers blow the mantra that “these are good people just trying to make a living” out of the water. It is an absolute falsehood that attempts to hide us from the truth. And, what is the truth?

In FY 2013, ICE removed 368,644 aliens. Of these, 133,551 were caught inside the United States. Eighty-two percent of this group were previously convicted of a crime. In other words, 109,511 aliens with criminal records were loosed upon the citizenry of the United States. If only good, hard working people looking to better themselves crossed our borders illegally, then how is this number even possible?

ICE breaks down the interior criminal deportees even more into Levels 1, 2, and 3. Level 1, refers to those convicted of aggravated felonies. Level 2, describes offenders convicted of other felonies or three or more misdemeanors. Level 3 criminals are those who have committed misdemeanors which are associated with sentences of less than 1 year.

Of the 109,511 criminals caught in the interior of the U.S., 53,000 were Level 1 offenders, 26,000 were labeled Level 2, and 31,000 Level 3.

Take that in. 53,000 were violent criminals: rapists, murderers, sex offenders, and thieves. Then you add in 26,000 who were convicted of non-violent felonies, plus another 31,000 who have been convicted of one or more crimes.

Once again, if a majority of illegal aliens are hard working, honest people, how do you explain these numbers from ICE regarding interior removals?

If you keep looking at the report, it actually gets worse!

In FY 2013, ICE removed some 235,000 aliens that were caught at the border.106,695 or 45% of those apprehended and removed at the border had criminal records. Of these, 21,000 were Level 1 offenders!

So, one might argue about the interior numbers, that maybe ICE is just targeting criminal, criminal aliens (yes, think about that for a moment), but how do you explain the border apprehensions? Almost half of those caught at the border, have criminal histories, of which over 20% have violent convictions. What do these numbers say about the alien population that does make it across the border? Well, certainly, it should put to rest the idea that only hard working, honest people are illegally entering our nation. Instead, our politicians have unleashed a horde of criminals on us. Illegal immigration not only depresses wages, but ruins the quality of life in the United States by allowing unfit and dangerous people in our nation. Amnesty, I fear will just attract more criminals, looking for new opportunities.

Read more at The Virtuous Republic

Doug Ross @ Journal

6 MIND-BLOWING REVELATIONS: How Eric Holder and Barack Obama Perverted the 2012 Election Using the DOJ

Yet again, we have ironclad proof that the Obama administration has committed high crimes and misdemeanors that would, in a lawful society, have already resulted in impeachment. Author Peter Schweizer describes some of the more outrageous revelations in his new book Extortion:

6. THERE ARE COMPANIES BEING TOLD THEY’RE SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INVESTIGATION, CRIMINAL AND CIVIL AND LITERALLY THOSE COMPANIES ARE SOLICITED TO DONATIONS TO THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN AND NOW TO OBAMA POLITICAL COMMITTEES AND THERE IS STATISTICAL EVIDENCE IN THE BOOK THAT LITERALLY YOU CUT YOUR CHANCES OF GOING TO JAIL IN HALF IF YOU MAKE A CONTRIBUTION.

5. AFTER THE 2010 MID-TERM ELECTIONS WHERE THEY HAD THAT STUNNING DEFEAT IN CONGRESS, [the Obama Department of Justice] TARGETED THE INDUSTRIES THAT FINANCED THE TEA PARTY CANDIDATES THAT GOT ELECTED…

4. LITERALLY DAYS AFTER PRESIDENT OBAMA MADE THAT FAMOUS STATEMENT “WE’RE GOING TO PUNISH OUR POLITICAL OPPONENTS,” [the Holder DOJ] SENT OUT AN INDUSTRY SWEEP LETTER [to companies in the oil and gas sector] WHICH SAID YOU ARE SUBJECT TO CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AND YOU BETTER SHARE AND COOPERATE… IT WAS A CLEAR INTIMIDATION TACTIC USED.

3. THE TOP [Republican] FINANCIERS IN 2012 WERE ALL SUBJECT TO DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CRIMINAL CHARGES.

2. THE TOP FIVE POSITIONS AT DOJ BEGINNING WITH ERIC HOLDER WERE ALL CAMPAIGN BUNDLERS FOR THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN.

1. [Obama] FUND-RAISERS [were] RAISING MONEY TO PUT [Obama] INTO POWER WHO [are] NOW MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT WHO THEY’RE GOING TO PROSECUTE AND WHO THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PROSECUTE… THIS [is a] MELDING OF THE DOJ AND THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN.

You know, it’s getting harder and harder to keep President Barack Obama’s Complete List of Historic Firsts current. These guys seem to invent a new Executive Branch crime each and every day.

Tell you what’s scarier: this is only the stuff we know about.

Click here to read Extortion.

Doug Ross @ Journal

THE CASH FURNACE: 66 mind-blowing ways the federal government wastes your hard-earned money

Guest post by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog.

Why did the U.S. government spend 2.6 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly?  Why did the U.S. government spend $ 175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”?  Why did the U.S. government spend nearly a million dollars on a new soccer field for detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay?  This week when I saw that the IRS was about to pay out 70 million dollars in bonuses to their employees and that the U.S. government was going to be leaving 7 billion dollars worth of military equipment behind in Afghanistan, it caused me to reflect on all of the other crazy ways that the government has been wasting our money in recent years.  So I decided to go back through my previous articles and put together a list.  I call it “The Waste List”. 

Even though our politicians insist that there is very little that can still be cut out of the budget, the truth is that the federal budget is absolutely drowning in pork.  The following are 66 crazy ways that the U.S. government is wasting your hard-earned money…

#1 The IRS is about to pay out 70 million dollars in bonuses to employees even though discretionary bonuses are supposed to be cancelled due to the sequester.

#2 According to the Washington Post, the U.S. government is going to leave 7 billion dollars worth of military equipment behind in Afghanistan.

#3 It is being projected that the trip that the Obamas will be making to Africa will cost U.S. taxpayers $ 100,000,000.

#4 The NIH plans to spend $ 509,840 on a study that “will send text messages in ‘gay lingo’ to methamphetamine addicts to try to persuade them to use fewer drugs and more condoms.”

#5 The National Science Foundation has given $ 384,949 to Yale University to do a study on “Sexual Conflict, Social Behavior and the Evolution of Waterfowl Genitalia”.  Try not to laugh, but much of this research involves examining and measuring the reproductive organs of male ducks.

#6 The IRS spent $ 60,000 on a film parody of “Star Trek” and a film parody of “Gilligan’s Island”.  Internal Revenue Service employees were the actors in the two parodies, so as you can imagine the acting was really bad.

#7 The NIH has given $ 1.5 million to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts to study why “three-quarters” of lesbians in the United States are overweight and why most gay males are not.

#8 The NIH has also spent $ 2.7 million to study why lesbians have more “vulnerability to hazardous drinking”.

#9 The U.S. government is giving sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks to the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt even though the new president of Egypt, Mohammed Morsi (a member of the Muslim Brotherhood), constantly makes statements such as the following

“Dear brothers, we must not forget to nurse our children and grandchildren on hatred towards those Zionists and Jews, and all those who support them”

#10 During 2012, the salaries of Barack Obama’s three climate change advisers combined came to a grand total of more than $ 370,000.

#11 Overall, 139 different White House staffers were making at least $ 100,000 during 2012, and there were 20 staffers that made the maximum of $ 172,200.

#12 Amazingly, U.S. taxpayers spend more than 1.4 billion dollars a year on the Obamas.  Meanwhile, British taxpayers only spend about 58 million dollars on the entire royal family.

#13 During 2012, $ 25,000 of federal money was spent on a promotional tour for the Alabama Watermelon Queen.

#14 The U.S. government spent $ 505,000 “to promote specialty hair and beauty products for cats and dogs” in 2012.

#15 NASA spends close to a million dollars a year developing a menu of food for a manned mission to Mars even though it is being projected that a manned mission to Mars is still decades away.

#16 During 2012, the federal government spent 15 million dollars to help the Russians recruit nuclear scientists.

#17 Over the past 15 years, a total of approximately $ 5.25 million has been spent on hair care services for the U.S. Senate.

#18 The U.S. government spent 27 million dollars to teach Moroccans how to design and make pottery in 2012.

#19 At a time when we have an epidemic of unemployment in the United States, the U.S. Department of Education is spending $ 1.3 million to “reduce linguistic, academic, and employment barriers for skilled and low-skilled immigrants and refugees, and to integrate them into the U.S. workforce and professions.”

#20 The federal government still sends about 20 million dollars a year to the surviving family members of veterans of World War I, even though World War I ended 94 years ago.

#21 The U.S. government is spending approximately 3.6 million dollars a year to support the lavish lifestyles of former presidents such as George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

#22 During fiscal 2012, the National Science Foundation gave researchers at Purdue University $ 350,000.  They used part of that money to help fund a study that discovered that if golfers imagine that a hole is bigger it will help them with their putting.

#23 The U.S. government is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority every single year.

#24 Federal agencies have purchased a total of approximately 2 billion rounds of ammunition over the past couple of years.  It is claimed that all of this ammunition is needed for “training purposes”.

#25 During 2012, the National Science Foundation spent $ 516,000 on the creation of a video game called “Prom Week” which apparently simulates “all the social interactions of the event.

#26 If you can believe it, $ 10,000 of U.S. taxpayer money was actually used to purchase talking urinal cakes up in Michigan.

#27 When Joe Biden and his staff took a trip to London, the hotel bill cost U.S. taxpayers $ 459,388.65.

#28 Joe Biden and his staff also stopped in Paris for one night.  The hotel bill for that one night came to $ 585,000.50.

#29 If you can believe it, close to 15,000 retired federal employees are currently collecting federal pensions for life worth at least $ 100,000 annually.  That list includes such names as Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Dick Gephardt and Dick Cheney.

#30 The U.S. Department of Agriculture has spent $ 300,000 to encourage Americans to eat caviar.

#31 The National Institutes of Health recently gave $ 666,905 to a group of researchers that is conducting a study on the benefits of watching reruns on television.

#32 The National Science Foundation has given 1.2 million dollars to a team of “scientists” that is spending part of that money on a study that is seeking to determine whether elderly Americans would benefit from playing World of Warcraft or not.

#33 The National Institutes of Health recently gave $ 548,731 to a team of researchers that concluded that those that drink heavily in their thirties also tend to feel more immature.

#34 The National Science Foundation recently spent $ 30,000 on a study to determine if “gaydar” actually exists.  This is the conclusion that the researchers reached at the end of the study….

“Gaydar is indeed real and… its accuracy is driven by sensitivity to individual facial features”

#35 In 2011, the National Institutes of Health spent $ 592,527 on a study that sought to figure out once and for all why chimpanzees throw poop.

#36 The National Institutes of Health has spent more than 5 million dollars on a website called Sexpulse that is targeted at “men who use the Internet to seek sex with men”.  According to Fox News, the website “includes pornographic images of homosexual sex as well as naked and scantily clad men” and features “a Space Invaders-style interactive game that uses a penis-shaped blaster to shoot down gay epithets.”

#37 The General Services Administration spent $ 822,751 on a “training conference” for 300 west coast employees at the M Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  The following is how the Washington Post described some of the wasteful expenses that happened during this “conference”…

Among the “excessive, wasteful and in some cases impermissable” spending the inspector general documented: $ 5,600 for three semi-private catered in-room parties and $ 44 per person daily breakfasts; $ 75,000 for a “team-building” exercise — the goal was to build a bicycle; $ 146,000 on catered food and drinks; and $ 6,325 on commemorative coins in velvet boxes to reward all participants for their work on stimulus projects. The $ 31,208 “networking” reception featured a $ 19-per-person artisanal cheese display and $ 7,000 of sushi. At the conference’s closing-night dinner, employees received “yearbooks” with their pictures, at a cost of $ 8,130.

You can see some stunning pictures of GSA employees living the high life in Las Vegas right here.

#38 Do you remember when credit rating agency Egan Jones downgraded U.S. government debt from AA+ to AA?  Well, someone in the federal government apparently did not like that at all.  According to Zero Hedge, the SEC planned to file charges against Egan Jones for “misstatements” on a regulatory application with the SEC.

Normally, the SEC does not go after anyone.  After all, when is the last time a major banker went to prison?

No, the truth is that the SEC is usually just a huge waste of taxpayer money.  According to ABC News, one investigation found that 17 senior SEC officials had been regularly viewing pornography while at work.  While the American people were paying their salaries, this is what senior SEC officials were busy doing…

One senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn, according to the report, which has yet to be released. When he filled all the space on his government computer with pornographic images, he downloaded more to CDs and DVDs that accumulated in boxes in his offices.

An SEC accountant attempted to access porn websites 1,800 times in a two-week period and had 600 pornographic images on her computer hard drive.

Another SEC accountant used his SEC-issued computer to upload his own sexually explicit videos onto porn websites he joined.

And another SEC accountant attempted to access porn sites 16,000 times in a single month.

#39 According to InformationWeek, the federal government is spending “millions of dollars” to train Asian call center workers.

#40 If you can believe it, the federal government has actually spent $ 750,000 on a new soccer field for detainees held at Guantanamo Bay.

#41 The U.S. Agency for International Development spent 10 million dollars to create a version of “Sesame Street” for Pakistani television.

#42 The Obama administration has plans to spend between 16 and 20 million dollars to help students from Indonesia get master’s degrees.

#43 The National Science Foundation spent $ 198,000 on a University of California-Riverside study that explored “motivations, expectations and goal pursuit in social media.” One of the questions the study sought an answer to was the following: “Do unhappy people spend more time on Twitter or Facebook?”

#44 In 2011, $ 147,138 was given to the American Museum of Magic in Marshall, Michigan.  Their best magic trick is making U.S. taxpayer dollars disappear.

#45 The federal government recently spent $ 74,000 to help Michigan “increase awareness about the role Michigan plays in the production of trees and poinsettias.”

#46 In 2011, the federal government gave $ 550,000 toward the making of a documentary about how rock and roll contributed to the fall of the Soviet Union.

#47 The National Institutes of Health has contributed $ 55,382 toward a study of “hookah smoking habits” in the country of Jordan.

#48 The federal government gave $ 606,000 to researchers at Columbia University to study how heterosexuals use the Internet to find love.

#49 A total of $ 133,277 was recently given to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games for video game preservation.  The International Center for the History of Electronic Games says that it “collects, studies, and interprets video games, other electronic games, and related materials and the ways in which electronic games are changing how people play, learn, and connect with each other, including across boundaries of culture and geography.”

#50 The federal government has given approximately $ 3 million to researchers at the University of California at Irvine to fund their “research” into video games such as World of Warcraft.

#51 In 2011, the National Science Foundation gave one team of researchers $ 149,990 to create a video game called “RapidGuppy” for cell phones and other mobile devices.

#52 In 2011, $ 936,818 was spent developing an online soap opera entitled “Diary of a Single Mom”.  The show “chronicles the lives and challenges of three single mothers and their families trying to get ahead despite obstacles that all single mothers face, such as childcare, healthcare, education, and finances.”

#53 Last year, the federal government spent $ 96,000 to buy iPads for kindergarten students in Maine.

#54 The U.S. Postal Service once spent $ 13,500 for a single dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

#55 In 2011, the Air Force Academy completed work on an outdoor worship area for pagans and Wiccans.  The worship area consists of “a small Stonehenge-like circle of boulders with [a] propane fire pit” and it cost $ 51,474 to build.  The worship area is “for the handful of current or future cadets whose religions fall under the broad category of ‘Earth-based’, which includes Wiccans, druids and pagans.”  At this point, that only includes 3 current students at the Air Force Academy.

#56 The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $ 400,000 to study why gay men in Argentina engage in risky sexual behavior when they are drunk.

#57 The National Institutes of Health once gave researchers $ 442,340 to study the behavior of male prostitutes in Vietnam.

#58 The National Institutes of Health once spent $ 800,000 in “stimulus funds” to study the impact of a “genital-washing program” on men in South Africa.

#59 The National Science Foundation recently spent $ 200,000 on a study that examined how voters react when politicians change their stances on climate change.

#60 The federal government recently spent $ 484,000 to help build a Mellow Mushroom pizzeria in Arlington, Texas.

#61 At this point, China is holding over a trillion dollars of U.S. government debt.  But that didn’t stop the United States from sending 17.8 million dollars in foreign aid to China in 2011.

#62 The U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the largest snack food maker in the world (PepsiCo Inc.) a total of 1.3 million dollars in corporate welfare that was used to help build “a Greek yogurt factory in New York.

#63 The National Science Foundation recently gave a whopping $ 697,177 to a New York City-based theater company to produce a musical about climate change.

#64 The federal government once shelled out $ 2.6 million to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly.

#65 The U.S. Department of Agriculture once handed researchers at the University of New Hampshire $ 700,000 to study methane gas emissions from dairy cows.

#66 The federal government has spent $ 175,587 “to determine if cocaine makes Japanese quail engage in sexually risky behavior”.

Doug Ross @ Journal

21 Mind-Blowing Facts: Rising Government Dependence in America

Guest post by Michael Snyder

Government dependence in the United States has reached a level never seen before. 50 years ago, the federal government handed out about 10 cents for every dollar that American workers earned. Now, the federal government hands out about 35 cents for every dollar that American workers earn. Yes, there are always poor people that cannot take care of themselves. We never want to see a single American going hungry or sleeping in the streets. But we are rapidly approaching the point where so many people are jumping on to the “safety net” that it is going to break. If you can believe it, more than 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program, and more than 70 percent of all spending by the federal government goes to “dependence-creating programs”. If we really are “the greatest economy on earth”, then why is the number of people dependent on the government absolutely exploding? Of course the truth is that all of this just shows that we are in the midst of a long-term economic decline that is rapidly accelerating. Our economy simply does not produce enough jobs anymore, and there are a whole lot of people out there that are really suffering.

It is good to want to help all of the people that are hurting, but the reality is that we are spending far more money than we can afford to. We have been borrowing (stealing) more than 100 million dollars from our children and our grandchildren every single hour of every single day to pay for all of this. Our national debt is rapidly approaching 17 trillion dollars, and if future generations get the chance, they will look back and curse us for handing such a mountain of debt down to them.

It is absolutely criminal what we are doing to future generations. But we cannot help ourselves. We are like the 400 pound union executive in New York that takes long naps at his desk every afternoon. We know that what we are doing is not right, but we cannot help ourselves. For much more on the horror of our national debt, please see my previous article entitled “55 Facts About The Debt And U.S. Government Finances That Every American Voter Should Know“.

So what should we do? We certainly don’t want millions of Americans to go without food or a place to sleep, and yet the number of Americans that need government assistance just continues to grow. Of course the ultimate solution would be to provide a job for all of those people, but our economy is falling apart. Unless a miracle happens, the U.S. economy will never produce enough jobs ever again. As our economy continues to crumble, dependence on the government is likely going to continue to rise.

The following are 21 facts about rising government dependence in America that will blow your mind…

1. Back in 1960, the ratio of social welfare benefits to salaries and wages was approximately 10 percent. In the year 2000, the ratio of social welfare benefits to salaries and wages was approximately 21 percent. Today, the ratio of social welfare benefits to salaries and wages is approximately 35 percent.

2. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 49 percent of all Americans live in a home that gets direct monetary benefits from the federal government. Back in 1983, less than a third of all Americans lived in a home that received direct monetary benefits from the federal government.

3. Overall, more than 70 percent of all federal spending goes to “dependence-creating programs”.

4. According to the Survey of Income and Program Participation conducted by the U.S. Census, well over 100 million Americans are enrolled in at least one welfare program run by the federal government. Sadly, that figure does not even include Social Security or Medicare.

5. Today, the federal government runs about 80 different “means-tested welfare programs”, and almost all of those programs have experienced substantial growth in recent years.

6. The number of Americans on Social Security disability now exceeds the entire population of the state of Virginia.

7. If the number of Americans on Social Security disability were gathered into a separate state, it would be the 8th largest state in the country.

8. In 1968, there were 51 full-time workers for every American on disability. Today, there are just 13 full-time workers for every American on disability.

9. Right now, there are approximately 56 million Americans collecting Social Security benefits. By 2035, that number is projected to soar to an astounding 91 million.

10. Overall, the Social Security system is facing a 134 trillion dollar shortfall over the next 75 years.

11. The number of Americans on food stamps has grown from 17 million in the year 2000 to more than 47 million today.

12. Back in the 1970s, about one out of every 50 Americans was on food stamps. Today, about one out of every 6.5 Americans is on food stamps.

13. Today, the number of Americans on food stamps exceeds the entire population of the nation of Spain.

14. According to one calculation, the number of Americans on food stamps now exceeds the combined populations of “Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.”

15. According to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, 43 percentof all immigrants that have been in the United States for at least 20 years are still on welfare.

16. Back in 1965, only one out of every 50 Americans was on Medicaid. Today,one out of every 6 Americans is on Medicaid, and things are about to get a whole lot worse. It is being projected that Obamacare will add 16 million more Americans to the Medicaid rolls.

17. As I wrote about recently, it is being projected that the number of Americans on Medicare will grow from 50.7 million in 2012 to 73.2 million in 2025.

18. At this point, Medicare is facing unfunded liabilities of more than 38 trillion dollars over the next 75 years. That comes to approximately $ 328,404 for every single household in the United States.

19. Back in 1990, the federal government accounted for just 32 percent of all health care spending in America. It is being projected that the federal government will account for more than 50 percent of all health care spending in the United States very soon.

20. The amount of money that the federal government gives directly to the American people has increased by 32 percent since Barack Obama entered the White House.

21. When you total it all up, American households are now receiving more money directly from the federal government than they are paying to the government in taxes.

Hat tips: Michael Snyder and BB.

Doug Ross @ Journal

MIND-BLOWING TRANSCRIPT OF BENGHAZI WHISTLE-BLOWER: US identified terrorist behind 9/11 attack but refuses to capture him

Part II of Fox News Special Report into the Benghazi cover-up premiered tonight and the news keeps getting worse.

BAIER: President Obama promised to get to the bottom of the Benghazi attack. Why are the perpetrators still free? Correspondent Adam Housley has part 2 of our exclusive investigation.

OBAMA: Make no mistake. Justice will be done.

HOUSLEY: Seven months and still no arrest or targeted killings after the brutal attack on two U.S. locations in Benghazi, Libya, killing four Americans — despite promises that those responsible would be hunted down and held accountable.

However, multiple sources tell Fox News that the U.S. has identified the Benghazi attacker who is still running free.

SO: We basically don’t want to upset anybody. And the problem is if Ambassador Stevens’ family knew that we were sitting on information about the people who killed their son, their brother, and we could look them as a government in the face, then we are messing up.

We’re messing up.

HOUSLEY: Fox News spoke exclusively with this Special Operator who watched the events unfold in real-time and debriefed those who were part of the response.

He remains anonymous for his safety and has decided to talk because he says he and others connected with the September 11th attacks of Benghazi are frustrated with the excuses, lies and lack of a military response since Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed.

SO: We have all the capability, all the training, all the capacity to kill and capture that only terrorist involved with the specific events of 9/11 and Ambassador Stevens’ death with terrorists who are feeding other regions, including Europe that eventually could effect our national security in the short-term.

We’re not talking midterm or long term. This is short-term.

HOUSLEY: The community is pretty frustrated?

SO: Absolutely. It’s a daily frustration.

HOUSLEY: Another threat, a larger terrorist haven that continues to build in parts of Libya and North Africa. Those working the region in the United States security plainly the ball is being dropped by people at the White House, Pentagon and State Department.

SO: The second highest population of foreign fighters in the war in Iraq came from Benghazi. Second to Saudi Arabia.
So we are talking about historic location and region that has fed foreign fighters to kill Americans and kill other coalition forces the analysts, the intelligence experts that I work with all say the same thing: that if we just ignore the situation, as it presents itself, eventually another invasion will have to take place for us to eventually turn the tide.

HOUSLEY: He says the region also remains a weapons hub. After the overthrow of former leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 which saw massive stockpiles of weapons in Libya move freely across the Mediterranean many cases in Syria.

There are thousands of shoulder-launched missiles called MANPADS, some Americans working the area say they are not allowed to take or even destroy the missiles because they have not been given the authority from their chain of command.

SO: I have come across SA-7′s in the hands of friendly forces, meaning, you know, surrogate, military, or police forces that wanted to be handed over and I was unable it to do that because there was no program in place, no government organizations were interested, no special operations organizations were interested.

HOUSLEY: Is it frustrating knowing that these potential friendly forces or friendly people on the ground there were willing to pass along something that could fall into the hands of an adversary and there was no plan in place to do it?

SO: It was frustrating not only for myself but for the men and the guys that I work with. We always talk amongst each other and discuss that, you know, it’s probably going to take a 747, a 757 to get shot down in Tripoli for somebody to pay attention though that, which is unfortunate.

HOUSLEY: Bret, looking for a response to the charge, that the possible mastermind has been identified and walking around in Libya.

We reached out to the State Department, the CIA, the Pentagon and the FBI. And we received no official response or comment.

Close your eyes and imagine a MANPAD taking out an American or a European passenger jet. Because that’s going to be what happens thanks to the fecklessness, cowardice and incompetence of the Obama administration.

Remember this when — not if — such a “man-caused disaster” occurs.

Also See Part I: BENGHAZI WHISTLEBLOWERS: Obama, Hillary Lied About Assets That Could Have Saved SEALs, Then Threatened Witnesses

Doug Ross @ Journal