June 3, 2011, - 2:50 pm
Apparently the Department of Homeland Security learned nothing from 9/11 . . . and has zero just plain common sense. DebbieSchlussel.com has learned that it is official Department of Homeland Security policy for all agents to stay in buildings when a bomb threat is made, even if an actual bomb is discovered. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, who make up the largest group of DHS agents, are angry, as they’ve learned their agency values their lives very little (if at all).
Official Dept of Homeland Security Policy: Agents Must Stay in Bldg, Get Blown Up During Bomb Threats
You may recall that, in March, I broke the story that ICE agents at Detroit’s McNamara Federal Building were not told about a live bomb discovered in the building, until many hours later. They were not told about it even after the bomb was moved just outside of the windows of their offices. Their Islamo-pandering boss, ICE Michigan/Ohio Special Agent in Charge Brian Moskowitz a/k/a “Abu Moskowitz,” didn’t even inform them about the bomb, until hours after it was discovered in their building. Agents were rightfully upset, given that they could have blown up. Most of them have families, with kids who would lose a parent. Had the bomb not been discovered and removed to be detonated elsewhere, they might all be dead.
But, apparently, what Moskowitz did is official Department of Homeland Security policy, as ICE agents in Dallas recently learned, when they were not allowed to leave their office building during a bomb threat. Yes, agents are sitting ducks, their safety deliberately put at risk by the Department of Homeland Security. The agency cannot, and refuses to keep its own agents safe. Think it’s gonna keep America safe? Ha. Think again, suckers. Here’s what one agent told me:
I work for the Immigration and Customs EnFARCEment office at 7701 N. Stemmons Fwy., in Dallas, TX. The below forwarded email is in reference to a suspicious package incident that we had in our building on Wednesday, May 18, 2011. The email is from the Assistant Director of my office. [DS: The agent redacted the person’s name to protect the innocent.]
On May 18, we had a suspicious package left in our building. The office of approximately 300 employees, was informed that no one was allowed to leave and that guards were stationed at each door to physically prevent any of us from leaving. Upon further inquiry, I was informed that there was a possible bomb in the building. Being somewhat fond of my life, I decided that this ridiculous edict that nobody could leave a building that possibly had a bomb in it was not going to be acceptable. I attempted to exit the building and was told by the armed Federal Protective Service guard at the door that he was not going to allow me to exit. Subsequently, I took my team with me and used one of the other doors that our completely inept security team failed to cover.
I’m sure that you are as appalled by this “no evacuation during a bomb scare” rule as I am. Especially when there actually is a suspicious package that has been located as opposed to just a random bomb threat call from some lunatic. The following day, I was informed that this is a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy and not just a local policy that lacks common sense and attention to safety. I emailed Mr. Roy Castillo (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is our Building Superintendent and asked him to provide me with the contact information of the person at the DHS level who is responsible for the policy of not allowing employees out of a building when there is a possible bomb in it (I am still stunned by the stupidity of this every time I type it). To this date, I have not received a response from Mr. Castillo.
I believe that this type of complete ineptitude and willingness to sacrifice lives in order to……your guess is as good as mine as to why the hell this policy is in place.
I thought you might be interested in the kind of complete ineptitude and disregard for human life that DHS and ICE displays on a daily basis.
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 2:40 PM
To: Anderson, Mary FE V; Andrews, Quomika L; Arnold, Sally; Ayers,
Lawrence M; Brito, Rafmar R; Brown, Joseph E; Burch, Barbara D;
Crockett, Bobby; Curiel, Mario; Doty, Marilyn L; Hancock, David;
Horwitz, Greg; Jackson, Christopher L; Morigeau, Kenneth W
(KWMorige@fins3.dhs.gov); Peavler, Dan P; ransom, wesley; Stark, Stephen Craig; Stephens, Julian M; Stiegler, Elaine; Teichmann, Terry L; Thomas, Demetress; Thomas, Jill; Trujillo, Christopher H; Volkmer, Colette S; Wang, Tasha R; Webb, Anthony D; Werner, Peter; Williams, James G; Youngblood, Stacee S
Subject: Building On Lock Down
We have been notified by the guards that the building is currently on
Lock Down and no one is allowed to leave because there is a suspicious
package in the building and HAZMAT must come and check it before anyone is allowed to leave. There is no estimation on how long this will be.
Once I know more, I will let you know. Thanks.
This is an absurd policy, and it won’t help catch anyone who leaves a bomb in a federal building. It will only blow everyone else up and jeopardize innocent federal agents’ lives.
Can you imagine if they locked down the towers of the World Trade Center on 9/11? The count of dead Americans would probably be double.
I repeat the obvious here: if Homeland Security doesn’t give a damn about the lives and safety of its own agents, the agency management certainly won’t give a crap about yours. Keep that in mind anytime Homeland Security tells you the agency is doing something–anything–to keep America safe.
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