The government of Iran probably heard that this administration was full of “dam fools” on national security and decided to put it to the test:
Iranian hackers breached a dam outside of New York in 2013, according to a former official, managing to get control of the flood gates.
The previously undisclosed cyberattack was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on Monday.
According to a former official familiar with the 2013 investigation into the attack, the hack of Bowman Avenue Dam near Rye Brook, New York, was not a sophisticated intrusion, but a test by Iranian hackers to see what they could access.
The breach occurred during the same time frame that Iranian hackers were targeting U.S. financial institutions.
The attackers were unable to get into the full dam system, but could take control of the flood gates. The incident remains classified, the official said.
These are the people Obama and Kerry are still patting themselves on the backs for providing them a fast track to nukes.
To celebrate those historic emissions reductions that are crucial if humanity is to be saved, President Obama’s going to torch tens of thousands of gallons of jet fuel and along with it burn millions of taxpayer dollars:
Fly-time alone will set taxpayers back somewhere in the region of $3.5million as Obama, the First Lady, Sasha and Malia and their two dogs jet off for around two weeks.
Exact figures for the trip – outside of Air Force One – are hard to obtain. According to a Watchdog.com report on the 2014 trip, there is also an Air Force cargo plane to bring Obama’s helicopter and limo, which costs more than $150,000 to get to Hawaii and back.
A second plane brings a Marine Corps contingent at similar cost.
Is the DHS is taking the “it takes one to know one” approach when it comes to hiring employees to spot potential terrorists?
At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker.
Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.”
“Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.
“The [former DHS] director had to resign because of that,” he said.
Anybody done a tally of how many people working at the State Dept. or White House are on the watch list (or should be)?
The only way to make the Obama administration take fast action would be to tell them how many DHS employees are members of the NRA.
Those 72 apparently are working in agencies under DHS purview but not the DHS directly, such as the TSA — which kind of makes it even more concerning.
The Department of Homeland Security often says this: “If you see something, say something.”
Unfortunately a lot of people fear what might happen if they follow that advice, as evidenced by this person who noticed suspicious activity at a home where the people accused of killing 14 in San Bernardino had been living:
It was believed that the Redlands home was the home of Syed Farook’s sister and mother.
The second shooting suspect who was killed in a shootout with authorities was identified as Farook’s wife of two years, Tashfeen Malik, 27.
Neighbors in Redlands were shocked that the suspects had ties to their area.
“I was in awe that it was happening four houses down from my property,” one neighbor said.
A man who has been working in the area said he noticed a half-dozen Middle Eastern men in the area in recent weeks, but decided not to report anything since he did not wish to racially profile those people.
“We sat around lunch thinking, ‘What were they doing around the neighborhood?’” he said. “We’d see them leave where they’re raiding the apartment.”
Clinton joined in the celebration of the Rosa Parks anniversary and was able to empathize because Hillary knows she still has to overcome the obstacles of A) An FBI investigation; B) Tight-fisted university and corporate event sponsors who won’t cough up more than $250k for a 40-minute speech; And 3) A husband with a voice-activated zipper.