December 4, 2013, - 3:16 pm

UPDATED – EXCLUSIVE: Obama Kept Family of Murdered Soldier in Dark That Muslim Murderers Were in US, Got Citizenship

By Debbie Schlussel


The family of murdered Pennsylvania National Guard officer Gennaro “Jerry” Pellegrini, Jr. is outraged that the Obama Administration and its Justice Department kept them in the dark about the fact that their son/brother’s Iraqi Muslim killer was not only given U.S. citizenship but that they were not notified when the government indicted him. Dana Shearon, Army Spc. Pellegrini’s sister, contacted and spoke exclusively with, as Mrs. Shearon’s husband is a regular reader of this site.

Gennaro Pellegrini at Home and In Iraq . . .





As longtime readers may recall, back in June 2011, we first wrote about Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, the Iraqi Muslim terrorists who were granted entry into the United States and then granted citizenship, despite the fact that the United States had already caught them, years earlier, and they admitted at that time that they were involved in terrorist attacks against Americans on behalf of Al-Qaeda. But they were not only let go, they were allowed into the United States as “refugees” who successfully sought asylum in America. The U.S. government had even taken their fingerprints, at least one of which matched a fingerprint on an IED–the IED they used to murder Jerry Pellegrini, but this information was never checked until later on when Alwan and Hammadi, living in Bowling Green, Kentucky (one of them in public housing), attempted to help Al-Qaeda murder more Americans. The FBI was involved in the investigation and the two were indicted.

Dana Shearon, in e-mails and telephone conversations, told that no one from either the Obama Administration’s Justice Department or from the FBI ever contacted her, her father or anyone else in Pfc. Pellegrini’s family to inform them that her brother’s killers were allowed into America, that they had been given U.S. citizenship, or that they were caught trying to help Al-Qaeda from their new tax-subsidized homes in Kentucky. The Pellegrini Family was never invited to attend the trial or speak as victims about the impact their dear brother/son’s murder has had on them. Instead, they learned about the indictment from and the conviction from ABC News. You would think that given that their brother and son made the ultimate sacrifice in service to America, contacting and informing them about this is the least the Obama Administration could do. But Obama and his minions, while usually only doing the least, didn’t even do that in this case. The Pellegrinis still have yet to hear from anyone in the FBI or the Justice Administration.

The Islamic Schmucks Who Murdered Jerry Pellegrini . . .


Waad Alwan & Mohanad Hammadi: Al Qaeda Terrorists Who Murdered Jerry Pellegrini & Were Given U.S. Citizenship By Obama Even After We Caught Them

And in connection with the story, I told you, back in July 2011, that the U.S. government finally discovered America and realized it hadn’t properly screened any of the 58,000 immigrants it let into the U.S. from Iraq and to whom it gave citizenship, like Alwan and Hammadi, and the government scrambled to find and re-screen them all (do you believe they actually did? I don’t).

Two weeks ago, ABC’s Brian Ross and Matt Drudge finally caught on to this story you read about on this site, nearly 2.5 years ago, and Ross noted that the U.S. government began re-checking (or rather, checking for the first time) the tens of thousands of Iraqi “refugees” we allowed into the U.S. and to whom we gave citizenship. But, as I noted back in 2011 when I first wrote about this, Alwan and Hammadi highlight what already is a massive problem with our immigration system–which will be amplified geometrically tens of thousands of times cubed under amnesty.

Currently, the U.S. government spends less than six minutes checking each immigrant seeking citizenship. And that doesn’t even account for the bathroom and smoking breaks the immigration benefits adjudicators (who “check”–very quickly–the backgrounds and essentially rubber stamp most citizenship applications) at Homeland Security’s Citizenship and Immigration Services take, which means the time spent check these immigrants is even less. Alwan and Hammadi are not the only ones who slipped through the giant sieve that is the system, despite what Brian Ross reported on ABC News. There many Islamic terrorists like them in our midst who’ve gotten through and are now citizens because we barely check them out and even if we did, the immigration applicants can make up any name and say they are whoever they want to say they are. We have no way of proving otherwise. I’ve written about Mr. X a/k/a Noureddine Malki a/k/a Almaliki Nour a/k/a Abu Hakim a/k/a Abdulhakeem Nour, a Muslim translator for the U.S. military, who was also an Al-Qaeda operative who got U.S. citizenship. We still don’t know his real name and who he really is (he gave a false name). And he gave Al-Qaeda our troops movements and plans, allowing the terrorist group to kill many Americans in Iraq.

Dana Shearon, Jerry Pellegrini’s sister, is disgusted by this whole thing because they had Alwan and Hammadi in Iraq, and, yet, America released them. They had their fingerprints, and yet America allowed them into the country. That America allowed the Muslim terrorists who murdered her brother into the country and gave them citizenship and public housing is insult on top of injury with regard to the murder of her brother. “How does this happen?!” she asked in a telephone conversation we had this week. Mrs. Shearon says that she is worried for her son, who is currently a U.S. Marine. She says he can even be attacked on U.S. soil because Islamic terrorists, like her brother’s killers, are allowed into the U.S. without much of a cursory check. The men who murdered her brother were only caught on American soil after they initiated plans to help Al-Qaeda again. And we were lucky that plot was intercepted.

Moreover, Mrs. Shearon worked for a U.S. contractor that does the fingerprinting of immigration applicants. “I don’t understand how they had these guys in custody over there and how they had their fingerprints from the IED that killed my brother, and yet they get to come to the U.S. and live free in public housing without anyone checking who these guys are. How does this happen?!” And, again, she asks why her dear father, Jerry Pellegrini’s only living parent has never heard anything about his son’s murderers, except through what she tells him about reports she’s read online. Where is the Obama Administration on this? No common courtesy for relatives of those who gave their lives for America. Just crickets chirping . . . . If the Pellegrinis were Muslim, perhaps Obama would be right over and bowing down to them or inviting them to Ramadan dinners at the White House.

Jerry Pellegrini, may he rest in peace, sounds like he was a really terrific guy–the kind you used to see in the movies but rarely get the chance to meet in real life anymore. He was a real American hero and a complete mensch. When he died at age 31 in Bayji, Iraq, he had just begun his winning career as a professional Welterweight boxer and was a Philadelphia police officer, just like his retired father (he even took his father’s badge number). He was a Golden Gloves star and was known as “One Punch Jerry” by the Philadelphia police because he once knocked out a violent suspect with one punch. Despite the way Muslims ultimately treated him, he collected hundreds of pairs of flip-flops from American schoolchildren to donate to Iraqi kids. This guy was one of the good guys. “There’s a kid that never gave up,” said Frank Talent, of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, who watched Pellegrini, an amateur welterweight, win his first professional fight . . . . “He had heart to the end.”

How disgusting it is the way America has treated his family in response, while it treated his murderers with kid gloves.

More from Dana Shearon, Jerry Pellegrini’s sister:

From: DANA
Date: Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 10:43 PM
Subject: Sister to murdered National Guardsman Gennaro Pellegrini

Dear Ms. Schlussel,

My name is Dana Shearon. My brother Gennaro (Jerry) Pellegrini was a soldier in the Pennsylvania National Guard and was killed in action in Bayji, Iraq on August 9, 2005. My husband is a reader of your website, and when he told me about you I thought you would understand how I was feeling.

My family and I just learned today from an ABC News article and from a past article on that our government had brought Jerry’s killers here to the United States as refugees in 2009 even after one was captured in Iraq in 2006 where he admitted to be an “insurgent”. We did learn about the FBI’s findings the same way we learned about this article and that was by seeing and reading it. No one has ever contacted us.

Neither I nor any member of our family were notified at any time by any agency of the United States that my brothers killers were (1) apprehended, (2) were in the United States, (3) were on trial and (4) were convicted.

Our mother passed away in 2008 after fighting cancer for a second time. I truly believe that the cancer which was in remission came back due to the stress she incurred at the loss of her youngest child and only son. Both my and my family’s lives were and will always be horribly affected by the loss of Jerry and now we have to cope with the fact that Jerry’s killers were brought to the U.S. and allowed to plot further acts of terrorism with the assistance of this administration. I truly feel violated once again.

I’m going to contact my Representatives in Washington, DC and express my outrage at the emotional duress my family and I are forced to endure due to this administration’s negligence, ineptitude and total disregard for the safety and security of our country.

I do want to thank the various law enforcement agencies who discovered these terrorists and tied them to the murder of my brother. I know from personal experience that these and most agents and officers have to constantly battle with the political appointees in Washington in order to protect us from the vile human beings and policies Mr. Obama and his appointees have thrust upon them and the citizens they should be taking care of.

Please feel free to contact me should you want to investigate this further.

Dana (Pellegrini) Shearon

May Jerry Pellegrini rest in peace. And may the Islamic terrorists who murdered him–and the Obama U.S. government officials who let them in and kept the whole set of incidents a secret from the Pellegrini family–rot in hell.

**** UPDATE, 12/05/13: I received this e-mail from Kelly, who worked with Gennaro Pellegrini in the Philadelphia Police Department.

From: Kelly
Date: Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 8:34 PM
Subject: Jerry Pellegrini

Thank you so much for writing this article..I was a coworker and friend of Jerry and my son was born the day he died…so I have so many reminders of that day…I dont know how something like this can happen in the place we call home…what happen to our great America that I used to be so proud of..Jerry was one hell of a guy and all the things you wrote were so very true..I was the police officer who helped him collect the flip flops for the Iraq children…he made me so proud how he help over there…just wanted to thank you for writing this story. Although it broke my heart…
Former Phila Police Officer

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49 Responses

@Darrell L.Hicks
Well mister I am comming for you soon.December 17 at 11:31.Feel the fear…

friendly 999 reaper on December 4, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Hey, Friendly 999 Reaper,

    Let me know if you need directions.

    Waiting for You.

    Darrell L. Hicks on December 4, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    It is not surprising that the socialist closet Muslim Barack Hussein would be silent on this matter, what is surprising is that he has not accused us of a hate crime and had mr. black panther, contemt of court jester/ mexican cartel gunn- runner, terrorist defener Holder himself enrolled us In mandatory sensitivity classes on the religion of peace, my only question is, if Barack had a son would he look like those murderous scumbags.

    Ricardo Urista on December 6, 2013 at 1:28 am

Once amnesty comes through, the problem will be compounded! We have no way of knowing who is an Islamic terrorist and who isn’t and if they’re sleepers – they’re in a position to do us great damage without our knowing about it. (Think the 9/11 Islamic terrorists). Waad Ramadan Alwan and Mohanad Shareef Hammadi are the exception to the rule only because their fingerprints tied them into the murder of an American citizen and even then nothing was done to keep them out of the country.

The only real solution is to ban all Muslim immigration. But that will never happen and as usual Debbie’s right – we bend over backwards to give those who hate us and want to see us dead everything America offers. And the Pellegrinis aren’t the first and won’t be the last American family victimized by our country’s Islamo-pandering policies.

NormanF on December 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
Barack Obama-Putin~”The Audacity Of A Dope”

Those who know truth from unicorn fairy-floss know THIS is a direct quote from our un-impeachable President in his (ghostwritten) 2nd book.

Those who know the truth KNOW that everything he has done for 5 horrible years compliments that very ideology and quote. If you don’t know it then you’re a low-info. (Ask Israel, and Libya and Egypt and Iran and Afghanistan & Iraq…)

Those who know truth know that since September 11th, 2001 the Mooooooslims are winning. Look around. See the women in niqabs almost severe as Burkas (and notice all their children). (The other day I saw 6 Arab men on a busy Boston street yakking away…I was wishing like mad I knew Arabic…)

Those who know the truth have finally realized our politicians and Govt entity only care about THEIR power and how to keep it. (The Donks get away with blatant lies and cheap talk. The GOP, if not in cahoots with them are weak as water).

Those who know the truth know that even though there are at least FIVE reasons Obama-Putin should be impeached he NEVER will be (let alone convicted). (Benghazi, “Fast & Furious”, Seal Team 6 Copter disaster, Constitutional over-reaching, ObamaCare etc…)

So what can we do about this? I’m serious because whining is just not enough. It’s a real fear and real abominations that are happening (and have happened). What can we do to stop it because soon it’s gonna eat America alive?

(Also, Mooooslim pandering is going on all over the world. Lots in the UK, even more so in France and Australia does a great amount too. Norway is seeking how to make “halal” ham from reindeer for their beloved Mooooslims and we know how horrible that weirdo country is…)

Skunky on December 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm

My question here, well let me back up, reading this article, the heading says “Obama….” as in Obama has done this, then under the picture, its says “Obama did…”

How come this is attributed to the president or any president, when it wasn’t him, its not like HE personally let them in, I personally think that a president, whether its President Barack or even G.B, they do not know everything that is going on, no way can they, their plates are full and can’t be held accountable for everything, there is no way a president would know about this

Or am I being simple minded and trying to give the president an out?

Big D on December 4, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    You’re simple-minded BDD.

    You are a regular reader but it’s ponderous watching you NOT pick up what the host teaches and what many uber-smart regulars have to say and teach as well.

    Someday the light-bulb will appear above your head. I’ll not give you quarter ’til it does.

    Yoda says it best…

    “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

    “Ready are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained. A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away… to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things. You are reckless.”

    Skunky on December 4, 2013 at 7:53 pm


    DS_ROCKS! on December 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      DSR, that was soooo awesome. LOLOL! 😀

      I bought my Daddy that very t-shirt. It was so cute when he wore it.

      You said it, DSR!

      Skunky on December 5, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Oh, please, Big D, you already know you’re being simple minded or you wouldn’t have asked the question. It’s not about a president knowing everything. It’s about the “tone”, the paradigm, the fear of repercussions that he sets. It all comes from the top down.

    Pray Hard on December 5, 2013 at 11:03 am

No country can afford to lose heroes like Gennaro Pellegrini.

Frankz on December 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Not even the US

Frankz on December 4, 2013 at 5:06 pm

If your question where rhetorical, big d, then you wouldn’t have wasted the time, nor the bandwidth, to send it. What a pity, that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

nadie on December 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Nadie, I know you know what your handle means in Spanish. But I have never felt that about your posts. I always like what you say…

    Skunky on December 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Thanks Skunky, you made me blush a little. Or, it may have been all the burst blood vessels from screaming too loudly after reading Debbie’s article.

      nadie on December 4, 2013 at 8:43 pm

To me, the most enraging thing about this whole story is the fact that these two cowards, who could not even face Gennaro on the battlefield, and who hid in the shadows with a cell-phone, or garage door opener, while Gennaro fell prey to their trap. That one of these POS had the gall to admit to their captors that they were an “insurgent” and he was released to do more harm? WTF?
I would especially like to know if these two sub-humans were given money by the USCIS once they were processed for asylum. If they were, both POS should be ordered by a judge to hand over twice that sum to Gennaro’s father before they have their necks stretched by a rope.
To Genarro’s family, I cannot thank you enough for all that your brother gave to us.

nadie on December 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Everything Obama does results in damage to America.

One might think it intentional.

Darrell L. Hicks on December 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    Just like every Muslim, everything they touch turns to s**t.

    Pray Hard on December 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

It’s not mind-boggling that the government or its subcontractor could allow a muslim whose prints were found on an IED into America, nor is it surprising that they would attempt to cover up their mistake.

What is disconcerting is that a huge bloc of voters in our country and the idiot Electorate voted twice for a painfully obvious usurper and fraud who isn’t qualified by the Constitution to be a POTUS.

DS_ROCKS! on December 4, 2013 at 6:41 pm

I will tell you how exactly this could happen. Fingerprints via TECS (NN16 on the TECS menu) are now only available on a case by case basis, with supervisory permission. In years past, an INS Adjudicator knew the Henry fingerprint classification system and used it daily. Today they have a drastically abridged system called BBSS, so the fact these prints may have been lifted forensically would never appear within the ‘new’ BBSS database. You see, they want Immigration Service Officers to stamp everything APPROVED. They aren’t even called “Adjudicators” any longer. The CIS youngsters I see these days wouldn’t know their assholes-from-their-elbows.

#1 VATO on December 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

BigD: If you’re that naive, your handle must mean “Big Dumb”.

Not only does the President have the power to make a phone call, but he has also had his administrators (Janet Napolitano) set policies to not allow immigration laws to be followed legally. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents cannot perform their jobs according to what they swore to do because of this dirtbag president. I wouldn’t doubt if USCIS has been issued similar edicts. Further, not only do I believe this scumbag has let terrorists into our country, I believe he was involved in his Uncle, who was issued a deportation order years ago, being granted citizenship.

It happens like this, one person looks at another, a wink is exchanged and the person in the lower position thinks if they rubber stamp “approved” then the President or important person will “own them one”. We all owe Gennaro Pellegrini’s family the commitment to vote smart and spread the word about these abuses of the system.

Get involved and get the illegals out of our country before it is ruined!

JustMe on December 4, 2013 at 8:14 pm

The ugly truth is that with people like Mohamed Elibiary, of the Muslim brotherhood leading adviser to the President for Homeland Security, they not only won’t get caught, but will probably be aided by these traitors. Of course there is also Valerie Jarrett, from Iran, who is Obama’s chief adviser. She was personally responsible for firing the top generals in charge of nuclear weapons. Then there is Huma Abedin (Weiner), from Egypt and the Muslim Sisterhood, Hilary Clinton’s chief adviser. The list goes on and on and on with this leftist government of traitors.

Paul on December 4, 2013 at 8:33 pm

Bush gave a visa to Muhammed Atta 9 mos after 9/11, so it happens in all administrations.

Lee on December 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Libtard Lee with his usual “hit & run” nonsense. Can’t write out a proper post because he knows he’ll be tasting his own bum in his mouth in seconds flat.

    Libtard Lee doesn’t seem to remember DS calls out the damage GWB did regularly and most here are not fans of his (how could one be will all the Islamopandering he did??).

    It’s fun to watch Libtard Lee be a proud Libtard and look down on the Conservatives he loves to hate even when it’s been proven over and over again how progressives have lied, used people and have destroyed this country. But that has yet to stop him from believing he’s on the righteous side.

    C’mon Lee. Take someone on here in a REAL way instead of your baby “hit & run” tit for tats. I dare you. C’mon you sad wimp!

    Skunky on December 4, 2013 at 10:16 pm

      Bush had healthy instincts more often than not, but, sadly, lacked all but a minimum of presidential leadership qualities; a man a mile wide and an inch deep. Maybe a half mile wide and a quarter inch deep. Too generous? He at least tried to try.

      But Obama. Never before have we had to suffer a president who could barely contain a devil level satisfaction in punishing America and Americans on one hand and reward our enemies on the other.

      lee of the lower case "l" on December 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm

This is completely Bullshit !!!

AJ Austin on December 4, 2013 at 10:17 pm

The way this is going welfare is funding more terrorism than our “foreign aid”.

ender on December 5, 2013 at 1:31 am

A Muslim will not rat out his own people !
Obama is a Muslim !

Nam Marine on December 5, 2013 at 4:58 am

THERES a much bigger storm coming,OBOOZO was sent by the LORD to punish america for their SINS,this country has been on a KILL the world, war footing for generations,YOU KNOW THE LORD FORBIDS THAT,yet americans have supported it,KENT STATE UNIVERSITY,should have been all the warning BELLS a nation needed,instead of going WHOOOO,whats going on with the military shooting college students ,AMERICA said good, they deserved it,THEN to add insult to injury,EVEN after the LORD warned you NOT TO HARM HIS LITTLE ONES,then the attack on children got under way big time,AMERICA,YOU HAVE CAUSED YOUR OWN DESTRUCTION,this nation is ENDING and you can’t stop it,THE BLOOD of the children of the world WILL NOW BE POURED OUT DOUBLE ON YOUR HEAD,your going to see blood running down every sidewalk in america….AND ONLY THE LORD can save you now,to bad you threw him out with the bath water………..

Arizona on December 5, 2013 at 9:01 am

    Go, Arizona!

    Pray Hard on December 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

SEE the fema death camps,see the guillotines,see the foreign soldiers training and being TRAINED BY YOUR MILITARY how to kill americans, to take down america,see the jobs leaving the country,see all the homeless,see the value of your money dropping,see the corruption in your government,see the police gangs beating you into compliance,YEA the whole government IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE,AND YES OBOOZO is planning to bomb the crap out of america,AND HE WILL,using your own military,TO do the dirty work,and all the while you support everything he does,not much longer though…………

Arizona on December 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

Seriously? “Obama let them in.” Fucking mouth breathers…you people are ridiculous.

B on December 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

    So, B, you’re saying that nobody runs this country these days, or even instructs the Department of State, the USCIS, et alia how to conduct themselves? Thanks for you insightful and erudite remark.

    nadie on December 5, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I don’t see you enumerating for us how we’re ridiculous “B”. You would think you would since you’re supposedly so passionate about our “error”.

    I bet you can’t even read off the alphabet.

    Another “hit & runner”. Knows what side their on but doesn’t know WHY they are on that side. That’s why they only post a few sentences. They couldn’t break an argument if the prize was going to the bath-house with Obama-Putin.

    Start calling out these effers. They are a waste of time and people with not such big brains need to know why.

    Skunky on December 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

Off your meds again, Arizona?

WilliamMunny on December 5, 2013 at 9:46 am

A story like this should be all over the news. Terribly sad.

Ilan on December 5, 2013 at 11:22 am

This insult to this soldier, his family, our armed forces, our country and fellow Americans is simply unforgivable, as are the countless insults by this worthless administration.

Every day I wake up hoping that I’ve seen the bottom of this septic tank, that I can plant my feet, push upward and get a breath of air. But, as in a nightmare, the bottom keeps receding away. I want to scream, but would just choke on the s**t if I tried. So, I hold my breath another day.

Pray Hard on December 5, 2013 at 11:24 am

we knew jerry as well.great person.who can i write to express my thoughts on this??

thank you

mary farrell on December 5, 2013 at 11:32 am

who -where would i write to express my thoughts on this??we knew jerry as well-great person.this is just so unbelievable.

mary farrell on December 5, 2013 at 11:34 am

This is why the SW border is not as much the problem as U.S airports, visas, “refugees”, and BCIS; terrorists are being rubber stamped in every single day. All of the immigration reformers that constantly shout that the system is broken should really look at the “system” because it is broken when our enemies are being welcomed into the country. U.S. military fight and die for our freedoms, keeping us safe from terrorists, while politicians, bureaucrats,and bleeding hearts let them in by the boatloads. HSI is totally useless, in fact they are a big part of the broken immigration system, “special agents” are being forced to sit at their warm, comfortable cubicles because management policy believes that is the best way to run an agency. Very few of the thousands of “special agents” discuss criminal investigations because they’re not expected to by a management corps that has no criminal investigations experience, most likely just part of the rubber stampers from previous years. Oh yes, the rubber stamping has been going on for decades by the 7 am to 3 pm crowd. Then, instead of hiring veterans, they hire ex-boat people, former illegal aliens that can barely speak English.
The broken immigration system repair should begin with the agencies that allowed such a travesty, a total scam of the system that was supported by the clown bureaucrats.

QTD on December 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

My deepest condolences to Dana and her family. Their grief from losing Army Spc. Pellegrini, to murder, is a major trauma on it’s own that would take years to recover from. But, to learn AFTER the arrest,trials and convictions, the identities of these murderers is just beyond comprehension to me.

I do remember, Debbie, the blog you posted back in 2011. I read here regularly but rarely post comments. I am horrified that Dana Shearon’s beloved brother was murdered by these terrorist scum but that the murder happened in this country and was the result of the blatant and total incompetence of one of our gov’t’s major safety net systems – immigration – is beyond frightening. I also remember reading here back in 2011 that ‘somehow’ the thousands of Iraqi’s that had been granted entry into the US – were actually NEVER screened prior to allowing their entry into this country. Truly, back then, we all knew that the gov’t had no real system in place to back track and screen nor any intention of actually doing so. The corrective action plan that the government announced was fvor the sole purpose of mollifying the masses. When this cluster f%#^ was given a minute’s of the media’s attention, the administration was forced to respond with something to placate the masses, who were/are mostly asleep anyway. I found that whole thing to be very scary and bordering on treasonous conduct. It proved to me then that even though the scope of powers, personnel and budgeted annual funds allotted to the Homeland Security Agency, triples nearly each year since 9/11 but was a nonfunctional behemoth. Immigration and HLS are both bloated agencies that are broken and worthless in simply doing their jobs about 50% of the time, if not more.

I thought that Homeland Security was given some authority over Immigration some years back, but I could be wrong about that. So, our government learned NOTHING from 9/11 and still has the total absence of an effective immigration screening protocol/process in place or else it’s calculated, which, again, I believe both are treasonous. In my opinion, one of the most sacred and most important responsibilities a government has, is to protect it’s citizens. I am thoroughly disgusted that no one in our government had the decency to pick up the phone (even very belatedly) and tell this grieving sister how terribly sorry they are. And to let her know that they intend to fly to where she lives, personally meet with her and her husband and take full responsibility and accountability for treating the murderers/terrorists with much more respect and adherence to their civil rights than they have afforded the victim, Army Spc. Pellegrini and the living victims Dana & her family.

Why isn’t this all over the news – print & tv? Someone needs to start a petition, because I am confident that it would be signed by hundreds of thousands of citizens. I was continually ashamed of my government during Bush’s 8 yrs and continue to be ashamed of my government during Obama’s 8 yrs. Truthfully, I see very little difference in either of them.

Thank-you Debbie for covering this travesty.

NancyB on December 5, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Thank you for your kind words. My hope I that some good can come from all of this but I just have to wait and see.

    DanaP on December 5, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    “Why isn’t this all over the news – print & tv?”

    The “journ-o-list” made an agreement before the ’08 election to always remain soft on Obama news.

    DS_ROCKS! on December 5, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Dana and spouse – I’ve known you for years and was so upset when I heard of your little brother passing. Only now we see salt thrown in your wounds by this administration and the sleazy way it handles immigration issues. Not that the full blame lies with Obama and his buddies – Bush and his cronies did a lot of pimping to gain votes as well. However, the lunatics running the asylum today are 100 times more corrupt – peeling back law after law through executive order and policies – bypassing congress and ignoring the american voters along the way. Unfortunately – this mess will only continue to get worse as the political whores in DC do everything in their power to further destroy immigration enforcement….and then claim the system is broken. I am sorry you have to seen this thrown in your face day after day.

Debbie – keep exposing this BS. Only through knowledge can we gain the power to wipe out this corruption.

belugajedi on December 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I’m sure this is not the only time this has or will happen. Got no proof, but knowing the federal government….ect. This man(?) occupying the White Palace has no sympathy for the victims or their families, none what-so-ever. I can only imagine what the family is thinking . Practically nothing from the obama administration and those connected, can be believed or trusted.

William on December 5, 2013 at 8:35 pm

Oh LOL! Nelson Mandela has finally croaked. Naturally that joker Krauthammer and Prince Walid’s Fox News has nothing but sweet things to say.

skzion on December 6, 2013 at 2:26 am

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