Lessons Still Unlearned from Worst Attack on U.S. since Pearl Harbor

September 11, 2016, will mark the 15th anniversary of the worst attack on the United States since Pearl Harbor. Since then, the threat of terrorism both in the U.S. and elsewhere has not diminished but has, in fact, increased.

Lessons that should have been learned by our political leaders, at all levels of government, have either not been learned or forgotten.

False Security is Worse than No Security

Security procedures and background checks were top topics on news programs after Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 crashed October 31 shortly after taking off from the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, destined for St. Petersburg, Russia.

Vermont Wakes Up to Fraudulently Obtained State-Issued Driver’s Privilege Cards; When Will California?

The 19 terrorists complicit in the 9/11 murderous attacks on America held a total of 30 state-issued driver’s licenses which they used for identification to enroll in flight schools, rent apartments, open bank accounts and board airliners.

On 9/11: Since 2001, the White House Hasn’t Learned a Thing

Every September 11, Americans ask each other where they were and what they were doing when they first heard that terrorists slammed four jumbo passenger jets into different U.S. locations, resulting in the deaths of nearly 3,000 people.

The Masquerade Ball

On January 10, 2013, news reports appeared throughout New York City about how individuals dressed in full costume (including as various Toy Story and Disney cartoon characters) had groped and pinched women passing them on a Manhattan street. The CBS radio report that appeared online was typical of these reports:

What Happens in Mexico May Not Stay in Mexico

In this post-9/11 world it can take more than a bit of courage to turn on the news programs.

For instance, on the morning of December 4, 2013, the major broadcast networks provided the very disconcerting news that a truck transporting an obsolete medical device containing pellets of Cobalt 60 was stolen in Mexico. What a way to start the day!

Criminals, Terrorists, War Criminals Hide in Plain Sight through Immigration Fraud

The 9/11 Commission noted that visa fraud and immigration benefit fraud were the preferred methods for terrorists to enter the United States and then embed themselves here – not only those who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, but also terrorists found operating in the country during the decade prior to the 9/11 attacks.

We Don't Know What We Don't Know, and What We Don't Know Can Get Us Killed!

On July 23, 2013, the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security conducted a hearing on the subject:

Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children

The Gang of Eight’s Porous Immigration Bill Offers No Safety Against Future Terrorism

The Boston marathon bombing perpetrators arrived in the United States on a fraudulent ayslum application, readily apparent as falsified but ignored during the US Citizenship and Immigration Service petition process. ABC News, reporting from Dagestan, providedthe details in its story, Boston Marathon Suspects‘ Twisted Family History. Read it here.

New York Mayor Bloomberg's Inconsistent Immigration Policies Defy Logic

On September 27, 2012 the New York Post published an article, “Bloomberg blasts Bronx DA for not prosecuting trespassing arrests” which stated:

     “Mayor Bloomberg blasted the Bronx DA’s controversial policy of not prosecuting some trespassing arrests in public housing — saying that the move will bring the city back to its bad old days of crime and disorder."