Good points too. The funding has been cut so much by this administration that the FBI, NSA and CIA are under maned and from what I hear the FBI is calling back recent retirees to help out.
The FBI chief also said that Farook and Malik were radicalized at least two years ago and planned their evil martyrdom long before they were engaged.
“Our investigation to date shows that they were radicalized before they started courting or dating each other online, and as early as the end of 2013, were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom before they became engaged and married and were living in the US,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Malik may have given false information on her visa application, the paper reported.
She may have provided an incorrect address in Pakistan on her K-1 visa application to hide her family’s ties to radical Muslims in the Punjab area.
“We now know that Ms. Malik, one of the San Bernardino attackers, arrived in the United States on a fiancée visa,” said Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. “This is yet another example of the failure of the screening process for those entering the United States. Our government apparently didn’t catch the false address in Pakistan she listed on her application or other possible signs that she was radicalized or an operative.”
Two government sources told the LA Times that Malik apparently used the name of a neighborhood or street near her home in Pakistan.
And the take last Friday in stark contrast to today with the FBI and Visas…
State Department spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said Friday that the State Department stands behind the visa process that allowed a terrorist into the United States. “Are you satisfied that Malik’s application process followed the proper protocol?” one reporter asked Trudeau, referring to San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik, who had previously pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on Facebook. “Yes,” she said. “How can you say that with such assurance?” the reporter asked. Trudeau said that she is confident that this case followed protocol because the State Department is confident in its visa process. “Because we stand behind our screening process for visas,” she said. She attributed part of her confidence in the visa process to the fact that the process is consistently being improved and revised…When asked whether she could “say with absolute confidence that no one dropped the ball in this case,” Trudeau said that she has “no information that indicates that.” She later added that Americans can have confidence in the visa processing system.
Most people who have spent years, if not decades, studying terrorism say that all this would do is radicalize American citizens.
This I’m doubtful of.
And the overwhelming majority of those who have committed or attempted to commit terrorist acts in the U.S. were either Americans or those who were already here.
Doesn’t change primary issue though of security its both.