72 DHS Employees on a Terror Watchlist
Tue, December 8, 2015 Print Email
A congressional investigation found 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were on a terror watchlist at the same time.
“Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security,” Rep. Stephen Lynch (D- Massachusetts) told Boston public radio “and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security.”
“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that,” he added.
Similar failures were seen in France, where 57 workers at Charles de Gaulle international airport in Paris were found to be on a terror watchlist. A full review of all 1,000 employees was ordered as a result.
(OLD) NEWS ANALYSIS
US Issues Whole-World Travel Warning,
But Don't Panic What Could Go Wrong?
BY ELLIOT FRIEDLAND
Wed, November 25, 2015 Print Email
The travel warning “alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats.”
It notes that “ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions” and states that “the likelihood of terror attacks will continue as members of ISIL/Da’esh return from Syria and Iraq.”
People should not take the warning as proof they are in imminent danger everywhere they go.
Statistically speaking, the chances of being killed by a terrorist attack are extremely low. While taking precautions and remaining aware is important, American citizens abroad should not allow the possibility of terrorist attacks to bully them into ruining their experience of travel.