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Justice Dept. Called Unready for W.M.D. Attack

June 1st, 2010 . by TexasFred

Justice Dept. Called Unready for W.M.D. Attack

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s inspector general has concluded that the department is not fully prepared to respond to a terrorist attack involving a weapon of mass destruction.

In a report issued on Tuesday, the inspector general said that none of the law enforcement agencies within the department, other than the Federal Bureau of Investigation, had operational response plans in place to deal with such an attack.

Other than F.B.I. specialists, the department’s staff receives little training on how to respond to a biological, chemical, nuclear or radiological attack; there is no central oversight plan in place for such a crisis; and the management of the department’s plan is “uncoordinated and fragmented,�? the report determined.

“The Department as a whole does not have policies or plans for responding to a W.M.D. incident,�? the 61-page report concluded.

The report did not address the role of other Federal agencies, such as the Defense and Homeland Security departments, that would also have important roles in dealing with any unconventional terrorist attack.

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Justice Dept. Called Unready for W.M.D. Attack

The *other* agencies that come under the DOJ are numerous, the ones that pertain to law enforcement and national security are the ones I am most concerned with and will be addressing here.

They are, in no particular order, United States Marshals Service, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Bureau of Prisons, National Institute of Corrections, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, INTERPOL, (U.S. National Central Bureau) and the National Drug Intelligence Center.

The United States Department of Justice (often referred to as the Justice Department or DOJ), is the United States federal executive department responsible for the enforcement of the law and administration of justice, equivalent to the justice or interior ministries of other countries.

The Department is led by the Attorney General, who is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate and is a member of the Cabinet. The current Attorney General is Eric Holder. SOURCE

Now I don’t know about you, but I was always taught that if you want to see why a particular entity is failing, you must first look to the leadership of that entity. In this case it would be Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, and ultimately, his boss, one Barack Hussein Obama.

Of course I am going to go out on a limb and say, I’m fairly certain that Holder and Obama will both be of a mind that any unpreparedness on the part of any agency under the jurisdiction of the DOJ is not their fault, but the fault of the agency head himself, and to a certain degree, I have to say they would be correct if that were their assumption.

But, the buck has got to stop somewhere. Being Commander in Chief is not just a title, it is a responsibility, to the nation and to We, The People!

If the A.G. isn’t getting the job done, fire him and get a new A.G. that will do the job.

If the various Department heads of the agencies within the DOJ aren’t getting the job done, fire them, and promote, or hire NEW personnel that WILL get the job done, and get our agencies fully prepared and ready to address ANY eventuality!

The Justice Department said it largely agreed with the critique from its inspector general, Glenn A. Fine, but that it had made meaningful progress in correcting the shortfalls while the report was being compiled.

So they say…

I have to wonder, is it really good idea to have an inspection and readiness assessment done by your own people? I am hoping that Mr. Fine is totally on the up and up and did his job of assessment and critique properly, but suppose he didn’t?

And to tell everyone that meaningful progress has been made in correcting the various maladies within the DOJ itself? Meaningful progress? By who’s standard? The DOJ’s standard? Those of the Inspector General? Maybe someone that’s an impartial party?

The inspector general’s report also focused on specific preparations to deal with an unconventional attack in the Washington capital region, the seat of the Federal government.

Those findings mirrored the report’s broader conclusions: The F.B.I.’s Washington field office was found to be the only unit of the Justice Department in or near the capital that had a written plan and checklist to respond specifically to a biological, chemical, nuclear or radiological attack there.

Well, isn’t that special? The D.C. field office is ready!

Just wondering here now, not saying it will happen, or should happen, BUT, suppose the D.C. field office is wiped out by a biological, chemical, nuclear or radiological attack? There goes a a lot of written plans and checklists out the window…

There’s one other thing that really bothers me about this report. It’s just a nagging little thing that probably only I would worry about, but WHY is this report in the public domain?

If I can see it and read it, if I can make a post about it, if I can express an opinion about it, don’t the powers that be think that just maybe the terrorists that seek to destroy this nation can see them too?

Oh, wait, silly me, Obama said they aren’t terrorists and jihadists.

As I said earlier, look to the top, you’ll immediately see the problem…

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10 Responses to “Justice Dept. Called Unready for W.M.D. Attack”

  1. comment number 1 by: Steve Dennis

    Your last question is one that I thought of as soon as I read this report. Why is it public? Aren’t we inviting the jihadists to attack by telling them that we are unprepared? As frightening as it is to learn that nine years after September 11th we still aren’t prepared, it is equally as frightening that we just told the whole world.

  2. comment number 2 by: BobF

    Good question Fred about the report being in the public domain. I wonder that about a lot of things that are released to the public. But hey, Obama just released our nuclear capabilities to the world.

  3. comment number 3 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Grandma used to say that the source of the all the mess at the bottom is usually at the top… it trickles down. I too wonder why this report was released to the public. Is this administration trying to signal to our enemies, the ALL CLEAR to strike??? I just don’t know what to think of a bunch of Bozo’s that the idiots in America have put in charge!

    Maybe I should, if I’m still around and not in a FEMA camp, run for President in 2012. It would make about as much sense! Geeez, the inmates are truly running the asylum.

  4. comment number 4 by: Vigilante

    It might be frightening Mr. Dennis, but it’s going to have to take something like a WMD to get these booger eatin morons off their utopian high horses. Sure the people are going to have to suffer for the ineptness of this administration in thinking that being nicey nicey to these muslim bastards is going to make them like them. HAH!! Hell-ooooooooo are you listening?? They want to KILL American asses. They better start heeding the warnings because there’s not much time left.
    People will die, that’s for sure, but look at the soldiers that have died in iraq, and afghanistan because these limp wristed, PC correct assholes wont let them fight a war like it should be fought and be done with it.
    The only thing we can hope for, if there is a WMD strike, is that it takes out the people that are the most responsible for putting this country in the perdicament that it’s in right now.

  5. comment number 5 by: NativeSon

    Funny, he’ll release multi-hundred page documents about our unpreparedness, nuclear capabilities, etc. YET, NOTHING OF HIS OWN SCHOOLING, OFFICIAL BIRTH DOCUMENTS, ETC!!!
    Something STINKS (add “utt” and “le” to his initials) :)

  6. comment number 6 by: TexasFred

    Butt Hole?? :?

  7. comment number 7 by: We Have a Winner, and Links! | Conservative Hideout 2.0

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  8. comment number 8 by: HoosierArmyMom

    They are making a new M&M in Obozo’s honor.

    They are taking a “small ball of bullshit” and candy coating it and stamping the M&M (Marxist & Muzzie) on the surface in invisable ink!!! LOL!!! Problem is, the only people who are comfortable with a mouth full of candy coated BS would be the “liberally challenged”.

  9. comment number 9 by: minuteman26

    Would seriously doubt that the federal govt as a whole is prepared for a WMD attack. That includes DOD. As was stated above; look at the leadership. They are, however, more than ready to organize communities.

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