Senate Dems Refuse To Mention Radical Islam At 9/11 Hearing
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During a Senate Homeland Security hearing on Monday, Senate Democrats discussed national security threats but refused to mention anything regarding radical Islam even though the event was held at the 9/11 memorial museum in New York City.
There was also no mention of terrorist attacks committed after 9/11 either. Although the senators refused to mention radical Islam at the hearing, they did however mention that 'climate change' is an existential threat to America.
“Climate change poses an existential threat” to America said Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) as he linked 'climate change' to 9/11.
Climate change poses and existential threat not only to the United States but our entire planet. The Department of Homeland Security is our first line of defense against these and other challenges. As these threats to our homeland change, so must the efforts to protect our national security. With nearly two decades of lessons learned, the time has come for a clear-eyed assessment of what has worked and what needs to be improved. As we reflect on what the department has accomplished to date, we must consider whether the size and capacity of DHS can keep pace with the constantly evolving threats. In order to build a more sustainable department and defend ourselves from global threats, we must look to the future. It is not enough to understand the effect of the moment. We must also make sure DHS is prepared to anticipate those threats arising in out future. This is a difficult conversation, but one we must have to ensure we never again face a catastrophic event like September 11.
He wasn't done. Peters also went on to blame "white supremacist violence" as a threat to America saying, “A rise in violence driven by racism, religious discrimination, and other hateful ideologies has altered our perception of domestic terrorism.”
Janet Napolitano also ignored radical Islamic terrorism and decided to spread the blame on 'climate change' and 'global warming' calling them national security threats.
It is also time for Congress and DHS to recognize climate change as a generational threat to the homeland that must be addressed in a meaningful way. The uptick is extreme weather events on land and offshore clearly impact the missions of FEMA and the U.S. Coast Guard, from rescue and reconnaissance to disaster preparation, response, and recovery, our changing climate requires DHS to approach those missions differently. Climate evolution also implicates our border and immigration system, thereby directly affecting USCIS, CBP, and ICE. Extreme weather is destroying crop yields in Central and South America, devastating economies, and driving out jobs and gainful employment opportunities. Wth lost jobs and lost wages, the aperture towards radicalization widens, as does the draw of northward migration. There are many factors that lead to migration to the United States, but the downstream effects of climate change are certainly among them. If we as a nation fail to address climate change in a holistic and global way as a threat to the homeland, we will ignore one of the nation’s — and the world’s — greatest security risk.
According to Napolitano, illegal immigration over the southern border is not a threat but climate change is. “The U.S. border with Mexico" is not "a threat to the homeland.” She said, “What we do not need and what does not make sense is a wall from one end of the border to the other.”
Napolitano finished, “Show me a ten-foot wall, and I will show you an 11-foot ladder. … The debate about a costly and needless border wall should come to an end. It distracts us from the overall mission of DHS. It is a red herring. I urge this committee to consider putting an end to discussions on a border wall.”
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