July 16, 2007, - 12:56 pm

Big Hints: Who Will Head Homeland Security Under a New President?

By Debbie Schlussel
To me, the most important question in deciding for whom to vote for President in 2008 is: Who is the toughest on Islamic terrorism? Who is the least PC on this issue? Who is not afraid to do–and say–the right thing to protect America? Who will call out Islamists on our shores? And who will kiss their rears?
In the past, only Rudy Giuliani has proven to be tough on terrorists and their supporters. As I’ve written, he forced Yasser Arafat to leave a concert in New York. After 9/11, he also told Saudi Prince, gazillionaire, and FOX News key investor Prince AlWaleed Bin Talal where to go and told him to take his $10 million check and shove it, when the Prince suggested giving in to the terrorists and changing U.S. policy.
But, now, something else has come up that’s troubling. And that’s the possible identity of the new Secretary of Homeland Security under a new administration.

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Artwork by Fred Taub/Boycott Watch

Last week, on a little-listened to radio show, Giuliani told the arrogant pseudo-conservative host whose name will never be mentioned on this site that he has the utmost confidence in Michael “Serpenthead” Chertoff, the current Homeland Security chief. He lauded Chertoff endlessly and said that Chertoff had been his deputy as U.S. Attorney in New York.
That’s bad news–very disturbing. Would Giuliani re-appoint Chertoff to head up DHS (along with his gang of incompetent cronies, like The ICE Princess)? Who knows? Would Giuliani appoint Chertoff to some other important national security role in a Giuliani Administration? Giuliani must be pressed on this issue because we cannot afford to have the incompetent, politically correct (to extremist Muslims) Chertoff in any position in any future administration. He’s been a complete failure. And it’s disturbing, given this track record, to hear Giuliani endorse Mr. “Gut Feeling’s” atrocious performance.
Then, there is Hillary Cankles Clinton–for whom I would NEVER EVER vote. She is very good friends with New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, who would likely be among Hillary’s top choices to head up DHS. Legacy-Customs agents in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have mixed reviews of Kelly’s performance when he ran the then-U.S. Customs Service, a job he got because of his tight friendship with Hillary Clinton.
One former Special Agent in Charge, whom I trust a great deal, told me Kelly’s chief priority was not law enforcement and stopping money laundering and smuggling of goods into America. He said Kelly’s chief priority and objective in Customs was the affirmative action hiring and promotion of minorities, many of whom were not competent because they were not hired or promoted based on qualifications and experience. The former Customs Agent tells me that Kelly was terrible and helped destroy Customs.
And Kelly is friends with dangerous Islamo-pandering ICE officials like Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz,” the ICE Special Agent in Charge over Michigan and Ohio. Abu Moskowitz, a former New York City cop, brown-nosed Kelly. And Kelly, in turn, repeatedly promoted and groomed Abu M (selecting him for the prestigious Customs Leadership Institute), getting him to the position where he is today. Under a Kelly DHS, Moskowitz–who panders to known Islamic terrorists and agents of the Government of Iran and refuses to investigate their illicit activity–might be as protected and unduly promoted as Julie L. Myers a/k/a “The ICE Princess” was and is. NOT a good thing.
On the other hand, as head of New York’s police, Kelly has been doing a great job getting and stopping Islamic terrorists. The NYPD has done such a great job stopping Islamic terrorists in New York, the FBI is angry and jealous. (That includes NYPD counter-terrorism personnel embedded in Israel, to which the FBI strenuously objects.) Most big terrorism suspects thwarted in New York recently have been stopped by NYPD undercover operatives and informants, not those from the FBI. While Kelly has achieved a lot in the fight against terrorism in NYC, he’s hugged and kissed a lot of extremist Muslims in photo ops, in the process. Not a good thing.
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New DHS Leader?: “Serpenthead” Chertoff & Ray Kelly

I’d love to hear more from ICE agents who’ve worked for Kelly. Please post your comments in this entry and/or e-mail me, and let me know what you think of him.
So, it will be interesting to see who will be among the DHS (and FBI and USDOJ) top personnel picks for the prospective and eventual nominees for President. I’ll be watching closely. And you should be, too.
There is a reason why Al-Qaeda is now, according to government reports, at pre-9/11 strength. We’ve had a series of incompetents running the FBI, Homeland Security and important sub-agencies, like ICE and Citizenship and Immigration Services. They’ve done nothing to stop terrorists from entering the U.S. . . . and everything to welcome them to our shores, unfettered.
That must change in the next administration if America has any hope of long-term survival and and any significant national security.

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Bernie Kerik – Bush’s (and Giuliani’s) original choice – should get the job. And he should openly state either that his private life is exactly that, or that he reserves the right to have multiple relationships at any given time, and that’s not going to work with him in terms of blackmail. Once that aspect is fixed, he’d be a fine Homeland Security Director. So what if he makes his wife pregnant while he’s humping Judith Regan (whose crush on him was obvious when she was an FNC host of the Sunday show ‘That Regan woman): is that more important than a prude who thinks that there are moderate Muslims?
In terms of the other questions – Who is the toughest on Islamic terrorism? Who is the least PC on this issue? Who is not afraid to do–and say–the right thing to protect America? – the only Republicans I see who do that are:
- Tom Tancredo
- Mitt (happens) Romney
Of these 2, Tancredo has never entered double digits in the polls, even though he deserves to. He’d be my #1 choice, but the voters don’t agree with me.
Mitt Romney, despite what one may think of him for wanting to make the 2002 Olympics world oriented, as opposed to US oriented, or his flip flops on abortion, or the MA health care reforms, as governor, has been unafraid to put MA mosques under surveillance, even as Jihad Wahabi Bush proposes to send an envoy to the Organization of Islamic Countries, and in Albania, demands Kosovo’s independence (while denying Serbs in Bosnia’s Srpska region the same rights), and putting pressure on Israel, as well as itself trying to strengthen Fatah against Hamas, and trying to figure out which of the Jihad sides to support in Iraq (hint: they ALL are – Shias, Sunnis, even Kurds (ref their treatment of Assyrians and Mandeans)).
Tancredo would be my first choice, but since he’s not even among the frontrunners, Romney is next. Giuliani might have been as well, except for the fact that his law firm represents the legal efforts behind the North American Union.
On a separate note, I just can’t wait for McCain to switch parties – he might have a better chance in the Dem primary, except for his support for the surge in Iraq.

Infidel Pride on July 16, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Tancredo.

justamomof4 on July 16, 2007 at 3:13 pm

Not sure who will head DHS under the next President. Not sure who will head the State Dept, Defense, Education, Labor, EPA, AG, etc.
I would much prefer to hear who is ready to reorganize it. Through I do like the idea of having Rep Tancredo being nominated to oversee immigration.

zyzzyg on July 16, 2007 at 3:20 pm

Hello
I was listening to Stand Up America with Gen. Paul Vallely on RIGHTALK.com and Gen. Paul Vallely said when Ray Kelly was hired to be New York’s Police Commissioner he was told he could hire anybody he wanted and do anything he wanted to make sure there won’t be another attack on New York. After hearing this IF Ray Kelly was hired to be the New DHS Leader would Hillary allow Ray Kelly to hire who he wanted and do what ever he can to make sure there is not another attach on America?
Will the next president say to their DHS Leader they can hire whoever they want and do whatever they want to make sure there is not another attach on America?
That is the question that needs to be asked.

INFINITE on July 16, 2007 at 5:05 pm

Conservatives that are thinking of voting for Romney or Giulliani should know both of them are CFR members which is important if you care about American Sovereignty and Illegal Immigration.
Their backup candidate if they have a blow out is Fred Thompson another CFR member.
All the first tier candidates hand picked by the Global Elite in the RNC support the NAU or SPP and will vote for Amnesty. Rudy Giulliani gave a speech honoring David Rockefeller and said that his work on advancing the New World Order should be applauded and he supported it as well.
What should outrage anyone thinking of voting for Rudy is that he and his law firm are behind the NAFTA superhighway. Here is an excerpt from an article by Diane M. Grassi:
ìAt the center of negotiations for multiple legs of the Superhighway Corridor throughout Texas, is none other than Rudolph Giulianiís law firm which landed the Comprehensive Development Agreement for a widening of Interstate-35, now referred to as the TTC-35, in addition to the Master Development Plans for State Highways 121 and 130 among other legs of the TTC. All negotiations for Cintra were and are presently handled by the law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, of which Republican Presidential candidate, Rudolph Giuliani, has been a senior executive partner since March 2005. His law firm is the exclusive legal counsel for Cintra. Bracewell & Giuliani is comprised of 400 attorneys, based in Houston, TX with offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., London and Kazakhstan.
Most interesting to the whole story is not only has Mr. Giulianiís involvement in the NAFTA Superhighway not ever having been publicly addressed, but how a foreign company is awarded the building of a mass highway system, versus maintaining it, for the first time in U.S. history, and negotiated by the law firm of the top Republican candidate running for President of the United States. And truly disturbing is how such will not only have national and homeland security and sovereignty implications but how it is deliberately being kept away from the Halls of Congress.
Giuliani fancies himself as an expert on homeland security issues and a law enforcer. And he has amassed quite the portfolio since 2002, earning $20 million in that year alone, by selling himself as such. He owns Giuliani Partners, Giuliani Safety & Security and Giuliani Capital Advisors. In March 2007 he sold Giuliani Capital Advisors, a former Ernst & Young finance company he purchased in 2002, to Macquerie Infrastructure Consortium. Not coincidentally, it is a partner of Cintraís in its shared operations of toll roads in both Indiana and Chicago, IL.
Particularly unnerving, given Guilianiís personal experience on 9-11, is his defense of open borders at any cost while condoning the NAFTA Superhighway Corridor and by extension the North American Union, without the purview or consent of the U.S. Congress or the will of the American people.
We should have seen it coming when Giuliani enacted Special Order 40 in 1994, during his tenure as Mayor of New York City, in ordering law enforcement officers to no longer check the legal status of suspects caught violating the law. We should have seen it coming when Rudolph Giuliani single-handedly decided that illegal aliens were not lawbreakers and also quit upholding the law. And unfortunately we now do see it coming. But sadly, he may now actually be handed the opportunity to no longer defend and abide by the U.S. Constitution of the United States of America.î
(Read the whole article here: http://www.sierratimes.com/07/05/07/70_189_188_189_68367.htm)
Here is another article by Cliff Kincaid; GIULIANI LINKED TO “NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY”
http://www.newswithviews.com/Kincaid/cliff149.htm
Turns out Giuliani is just as bad as El Presidente Bush or may even be worse. Anyone that would sell our nations highways to a foreign company that intends to charge Americans tolls while bringing in cheap goods from China made in slave labor camps does not have my vote.

ScottyDog on July 16, 2007 at 5:10 pm

Tom F’ING Tancredo. He’s my new hero, and I want him in the white house in 2008. Anyone that doesn’t support this great man, are nothing more than puppets for the republican party.

Squirrel3D on July 16, 2007 at 5:13 pm

Here’s a novel approach: Why don’t you get a person that has experience running an organization with 180,000 people?
Hey, how a’bout someone who instead of puffing his chest, or is a lawyer with modest supervisory experience, can actually run a major government program? Enough with the I’m a tuff guy, let’s have someone that can order the support, build morale and budget properly.
Jeez, skeletor is killing us and you want to float another turd down stream?

code7 on July 16, 2007 at 6:35 pm

Squirrel3D
I am with you; Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo are the only two Republican candidates that will not sell our Sovereignty out to a European Union like superstate called the SPP or North American Union.
I have heard Duncan Hunter is person and he would make a great president too.
The reason Bush refuses to enforce our Immigration Laws is behind the scenes he is trying to do an end run around the Constitution to eliminate our borders and create this One World Order elitist wet dream. It would destroy the middle class in favor of unrestricted cheap labor from south of the border and from other nations like India using H1B Visas to hire cheap engineers and computer programmers.
According to Boeing employees, Chertoff was so confident that the Shamnesty (comprehensive immigration reform) was going to be passed, he called them in March of 2007 and told then to stop building the fence project that was signed into law in 2006.
If you want to learn more about this coup d’Ôø?tat, I urge you to go to The August Review and read Ôø?Toward a North American UnionÔø? by Patrick Wood. http://www.augustreview.com
For those of you that say that this all just a big conspiracy theory, listen to President George H.W. Bush tell Congress about his dream for a new world order in September 1991. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdxI0zClV_Y

ScottyDog on July 16, 2007 at 8:03 pm

Debbie,
I worked for Customs under Ray Kelly and had some personal interaction with him. Here’s what I observed:
Ray Kelly understands leadership, and generally leads from the front. He is used to people doing as ordered (from his NYPD days) and this frustrated him at Customs. He has command presence, and uses it to his advantage.
You can’t just fire someone in the federal government, because they made a mistake (but he did it anyway, only to have the people get their jobs back later with back pay). He sent a strong message though, “screw up and you are gone”, which frankly the Federal government could use more of.
Ray Kelly also ordered us to hire some local cops that impressed him during various briefings, and he had us bring them on the job at journeyman levels. As you can imagine, this caused all sorts of nightmares.
Ray Kelly fixed a lot of stuff that wasn’t broken during his tenure at Customs. Old cars got new paint, etc. Designed a new uniform for the inspectors, stuck us with an inferior caliber sidearm (9mm), because that is what NYPD carried.
Instituted a coat and tie policy for Special Agents, that went over like the proverbial turd in a punch bowl.
I flew on a BlackHawk with him once, and rather than strap into the seat and go, he made a point of walking around the bird to shake the hands of the pilot and co-pilot and the hands of the agents on our security team, and then he saddled up.
He didn’t have to do this, as the Commissioner of Customs, but he knew what leadership was about, and he won the hearts and minds of those agents and pilots that day with that simple gesture.
One weakness I observed was his loyalty to “his people” that he brought with him from the NYPD. He apparently trusted some of these people, and would get his advice and counsel from them, instead of us, who had been doing this job for a long, long time. That was frustrating.
Ray Kelly is a personable, charming guy though, and I liked him as a person, even if he is Hillary’s friend. We could certainly do worse for a DHS Secretary, as I don’t think you’ll see any real strong leaders throw their name in the hat, as much turmoil is present at DHS right now.
My two cents worth.
EVS

EverVigilantSheepdog on July 16, 2007 at 9:33 pm

EVS,
Jeez, your going to get Chertoff killed, you didn’t say which end of the Black Hawk Kelly walked around to shake hands with the pilot. Couldn’t this have been accomplished after he arrived at his destination from inside the copter. He is a sniper’s wet dream.
Like I said, can’t we get someone who isn’t a struting around like a farm animal and someone who can manage a multi-billion dollar budget like something other than an ATM card?
We would be much better served by someone like the head of the IRS. Those guys fix their government vehicles when they need it (up to $2000) with out some dipsh-t ASAC signing off and take on the bad guys like adults not children begging for their allowances.

code7 on July 16, 2007 at 9:50 pm

Well there’s the Everliving Lapdog. “Mr. Kelly, I could be useful to your regime…” Gawd, do you not have any pride? Don’t forget Kelly, whom I also met but was not as overwhelmed as EVS, had the nerve to cast out the 200+ year old USCS Seal to replace it with one he designed! I guess it’s better than tossing out the 200+ year old agency like this administration. Kelly – dresses like Gotti, looks like Popeye, and spends like there’s no tomorrow. One of the worst Commish’s I worked for. Blew a lot of dough on superfluous stuff. Where’s Willie V when you need him?

q2thecore on July 16, 2007 at 10:54 pm

Sorry to hear Guliani is a Chertoff supporter. Really bad news, but should we be shocked? After all, Guliani is a closet open borders fan. True. Sure he may have hedged his statements lately but just another Bush as far as I am concerned when it comes to illegal immigration.

John Sobieski on July 17, 2007 at 12:30 am

Code7,
He knew which end to walk around, and the security detail that he thanked weren’t going to be at his destination. Always trying to find fault aren’t we? tsk tsk
q2,
If you’ll read my post, you’ll see that I too mentioned fixing a lot of stuff that wasn’t broke. I too would vote for VonRabb, but don’t think he’d be interested in us.
EVS

EverVigilantSheepdog on July 17, 2007 at 8:08 am

I was a supervisory inspector during the tenures of Von Raab and Kelly; while both had their strong points, I have to agree with one previous observer about the weapons, redesigned uniforms, seal and shoulder patches that Kelly instituted – unnecessary, not a morale-booster, and detracted from the mission. Von Raab was doing a good job (the lockdown after DEA Agent Camerena’s abduction took a lot of guts), but his Zero Tolerance program turned a lot of inspectors into “seed pickers” who focused almost totally on easy targets (young border-crossers with a joint or two), possibly making it easier for less obvios violator to get bigger loads in.

scipiper on July 17, 2007 at 9:25 am

EVS-
It was a joke, suggesting that Chertoff might try the same thing after your post and walk into the rotor.
Now who’s always trying to find fault?

code7 on July 17, 2007 at 7:16 pm

code7,
My apologies sir. I clearly didn’t get the joke. :)
EVS

EverVigilantSheepdog on July 17, 2007 at 8:43 pm

Everliving Lapdog,
Your posts generally aren’t worth reading because company line rarely is. I think you need to find another blog to regurgitate the “everything is fine” b.s. But hey, who’s yer DADdy, anyway? Pretty much what one would expect. You don’t get to your exhaulted level by being a rebel, or even a realist. Why candy-coat it? Debbie asked for input on Kelly, so tell her the truth. It’s not like it really matters who is at the top of an agency anyway. It’s the ground-pounders who make them, and vicariously, people like you, look good. Don’t forget the little people!

q2thecore on July 17, 2007 at 9:11 pm

queertothecore,
I think you need to find someone else to try to tell what to do, for I won’t follow your direction.
I gave Debbie the insight I had on Kelly. I don’t have anymore to tell her, and it’s the truth, whether you like it or not.
I agree with you to some degree, on “It’s not like it really matters who is at the top of any agency anyway”. I’ve always said that it doesn’t matter who the Commissioner or Assistant Commissioner is. As long as I have the trust and confidence of my immediate supervisor, the rest don’t matter. That’s where my job satisfaction comes from.
How do you like your new name? You can’t seem to get mine right, so I decided to play along. You think I fit in better this way? LOL
EVS

EverVigilantSheepdog on July 18, 2007 at 7:42 am

Kelly’s legacy in my part of the Customs world was the painted inspector’s cars and the Glocks. That’s about it. He didn’t accomplish much, he wanted to turn a federal LE agency into the NYPD. However as poor as he was he was much more qualified and effective than our current leader, Julie. I’m another that would vote for the return of Von Rabb.

longshanks on July 18, 2007 at 8:46 am

In all seriousness we need to bring a team of Israeli Security Specialists in. Give them what the want and have them report to the President.

Diego on July 18, 2007 at 3:17 pm

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