March 6, 2006, - 3:00 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
The ICE Princess is tickled pink about her agency’s latest “achievement.” It probably got Julie Myers, the incompetent infidelette who heads Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) an invite to the Saudi Embassy for a halal dinner.
ICE is supposed to be about enforcing immigration laws and stopping money laundering to terrorists. But your tax dollars are being spent on something far more “important”: seizing coins someone found in a shipwreck on a vacation and giving them to Saudi royal sheikhs who simply aren’t rich enough. Is that what you had in mind when they created Homeland Security? Me neither.
In the United States when there is a shipwreck, divers can generally keep what they find. Apparently not so in “poor,” “downtrodden,” BinLadenLand a/k/a the House of Saud. And they get YOUR federal agents to help them with the hammer.
ICE’s latest press release shows you what federal agents are really doing when they’re supposed to be protecting us from illegal immigrants and money launderers:
“Artifacts such as these coins are not trinkets that can be pilfered and sold to the highest bidder,” said Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). “To their rightful owners, these artifacts are priceless items that are cherished and proudly displayed as a testament to their cultural history.”
Puh-leeze. The coins are from the 13th Century, before there ever was a Saudi Arabia. It isn’t theirs. It’s abandoned. What does the ICE Princess know about Saudi “cultural history” (if you can call beheadings and forcible conversions of Jews and Christians; stealing Medina from the Jews after forcing them to build it; phony, broken agreements with the Qureishi Tribe; Nationalizing oil wells we, Americans, discovered and developed, etc., “cultural history”)?
A more representative set of artifacts might be the 15 passports of the proud Saudi hijackers. You just know they’d love to proudly display those in a Saudi museum.
The coins were underwater . . . since the 13th Century. You call that “proudly displayed”? Some vacationing stiff goes diving and finds them buried under water, claims them, and suddenly he’s under attack by ICE, now working for our “allies in the War on Terror,” the Saudis.
“These coins are treasured artifacts that reflect the cultural heritage of humanity as well as Saudi Arabia’s unique history as an ancient trade center and as the birthplace of Islam,” said Saudi Ambassador Prince Turki Al-Faisal . “Their recovery and return to the Kingdom is an example of the deep friendship between Saudi Arabia and the United States and the respect the U.S. has for cultural heritage.”
Hmmm . . . Saudi Arabia and “humanity”–not exactly the first word you’d match up to this barbaric country. On “cultural heritage,” see comments about fifteen skilled hijackers, above.
That Prince Turki. Guh-Reat Guy! “Deep Friendship.” Especially the part where he told Der Spiegel how he likes his “gentle,” “dignified” friend, Bin Laden, with whom he negotiated an agreement to limit terrorism to us and the other westerners (so long as no touching the Saudis, okay). The ICE Princess’ new friend, Prince Turki’s sis paid rent for two of the 9/11 hijackers, and he defended her. Or how about when he headed the Saudi Secret Police, protecting Qaeda members all over the Kingdom? Nice going, Julie.
ICE agents in Miami launched an investigation following a tip that led agents to a Key West man who admitted to improperly taking the coins while on a recreational dive in Saudi Arabia in 1994. An Interpol Red Notice posted by Saudi law enforcement provided additional information on the coins and the subject.
Records show that the subject communicated in chat rooms that focused on Islamic coins in order to learn how to restore the coins and to solicit possible buyers. Agents, acting in an undercover capacity, engaged the suspect via email eventually identifying themselves as ICE agents and confronting him in person with the facts of the case. The subject surrendered the coins to agents on April 7, 2005 and the coins were administratively forfeited on July 9, 2005.
Your tax dollars hard at work . . . for the Saudis. Thank the ICE Princess for it, the next time you hear about yet another illegal alien in our midst or don’t hear about yet another terrorist smuggling who knows what and no-one doing a damned thing about it.
Note to ICE Princess: If you do get that dinner, let your crony uncle or hubby drive to Embassy Row. It’s strictly the back seat for all females in Saudi Arabia, hun.
Tags: ambassador, Assistant Secretary, Der Spiegel, Interpol, Julie L. Myers, Julie Myers, law enforcement, Loves Bin Laden, Miami, oil, Prince, Princess, Qaeda, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Secret Police, Turki Al-Faisal, United States