March 16, 2006, - 1:53 pm

List, Shmist: Terrorist List Largely Ignored; Suspects LET GO! – ICE purge?

Remember the 9/11 attacks? Looks like a lot of people, including law enforcement, forgot.
In response to the attacks, a federal list of those with ties to terrorism was developed. Over 200,000 known or suspected terrorists are on the list, as well as an additional 150,000 partial names. The list, run by the FBI, combines several databases from nine agencies that all law enforcement officials and agencies can check when someone is being stopped or screened.
Unfortunately, no-one seems to be using it. Over the past 28 months (2 1/3 years), those using the list encountered people on it only 6,000 times. That’s very low and indicates that few are using the list. More frightening, LESS than 60 arrests resulted, said Donna Bucella, whose FBI office, the Terrorist Screening Center maintains the list. Instead, in most of the cases, additional information on the “appropriately suspected” person is “collected,” and the individual is LET GO! Incredible.

Women of the Terrorism List:

Donna Bucella & Marcy Forman-Friedman a/k/a “Peppermint Patty”

Millions of dollars spent on compiling and maintaining the list and less than 60 arrests occuring. Talk about a boondoggle. Clearly, too few law enforcement officials are running names through the list. And far too few law enforcement officials are pursuing individuals who pop up on it. Less than 1% of those showing up on the list being arrested is simply absurd.
Our friend, investigative reporter Bill Conroy dug up a March 2005 memo from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director of Investigations urging all top ICE personnel to “modify” (ie., purge) their part of the terrorist list, claiming that info on it is exaggerated or not correct. We wonder if this gave our favorite federal agent, ICE Special Agent in Charge ,” an excuse to “modify” the record on his “friends”–like “former” Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist –for whom he’s done .
Just wondering. And betting on it.

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4 Responses

You make a good point Debbie, why have the list if we don’t use it. As far as the ICE issue goes, thats a wierd road to venture down, I still don’ttoally understand all the goings on. However, you bring out an interesting point with this topic, I wonder if we are failing our ownback here in America beause weare so focused abroad?
Raymond B on March 16, 2006 at 5:52 pm

I just love how you rag Abu and Mr. Burns. It is so funny. I am sure you have read Orianna Fallaci’s The Rage and the Pride and now Force of Reason. In the Rage and the Pride, you could feel the flames from her pen. Quite intense. That biting satire.

John Sobieski on March 16, 2006 at 7:13 pm

The ironic thing about this story is, not only are they releasing terrorists, they’re bringing them in
IMAGINE IF you were in college and found out that the guy next to you in class had worked as a propagandist for one of the most oppressive regimes of modern times. For some Yale students, this is not a theoretical question. Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, a former spokesman for Afghanistan’s Taliban government, was admitted to the university last year as a special student in a non-degree program; this spring, he plans to apply as a regular student.

KOAJaps on March 17, 2006 at 3:06 pm

In the name of God the Merciful
The existence of the Zionist entity in the heart of the Arab and Muslim is itself a strange
Because the Zionist entity is not shared with the Arab world of anything characteristics such as religion, customs
Traditions and language. The existence of Israel within the Arab world is a big mistake, and constant tension
In the Middle East, and we note since 1948. Such as the entry of foreign bodies within the human body begins
Body fever, tension and fatigue and to ensure that until the UFOs.
To all Arab and Islamic countries to form the Ministry of Defence and one common to all States and the expulsion of the Jews
From the Middle East. This is the best choice for Arabs and Jews in that one because Bjrdasiraiil within the Arab world
Will feel the Arab world would not be true of the world would not be true of the Jewish people will never feel the stability and comfort, unless
Came out of Palestine, all Palestine greetings to all

jordan on May 24, 2010 at 5:53 am

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