Obama Slashes $42 Million From NYC Anti-Terror Funding… But Will Bail Out Greece
Another day… Another move to make America less secure.
Last week it was reported that the Obama White House removed confessed terrorist Faisal Shahzad from the Department of Homeland Security travel lookout list sometime after Barack Obama came into office.
Terrorist Faisal Shahzad had substantial connections to the Taliban, reached out to the Taliban, was influenced by Yemeni terror leader Anwar al Awlaki, made at least a dozen return trips to Pakistan since arriving in the United States in 1999, and he bought a one way ticket with cash to Pakistan.
He was “blogging” and asking for jihad as far back as 2006 but the Obama Administration took him off the terror watch list anyway.
Faisal Shahzad was blogging on terror websites since 2006 but the Obama Administration took him off the terror watch list and gave him citizenship.
Barack Obama will cut $42 million in funding to New York City just days after the attempted bombing in Times Square.
President Obama was expected in Manhattan Thursday to thank the cops who handled the recent Times Square terror. His visit comes the very day the government was set to announce that millions of federal dollars were being slashed from the City’s counter-terrorism budget, just a dozen days after the attempted car bombing, despite the Big Apple being considered many to be the number one target of Islamic terrorists.
“It’s an absolute direct slap in the face of the people of New York,” said Rep. Peter King.
The city takes a $42 million hit for mass transit security, down 27-percent from last year. Measures like extra patrols on trains and chemical and biological weapons detection systems may have to wait, according to officials, and port security get a big cut as well. On the chopping block are $11.2 million dollars, down 25-percent from last year.
But, President Obama will bail out Greece.