Dianne Feinstein Warns Terrorist Sleeper Cells are in the U.S….

…While Supporting Policies that Shield Them

Dianne_Feinstein_2010Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee (and, until last week, the committee chair), said on Sunday that she believes there are terrorist sleeper cells in the U.S. that could be activated at any time. Discussing the terror attacks in Paris last week, Feinstein said on CNN, “I think there are sleeper cells not only in France but certainly in other countries and, yes, in our own.” Her words echoed those of Britain’s MI5 intelligence director Andrew Parker who warned that, “A group of core al Qaeda terrorists in Syria is planning mass casualty attacks against the West.”

Feinstein further stated that the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), which allows citizens of 38 nations to enter the U.S. without a visa, is the “Achilles’ heel” of America’s defense against Islamic terrorist groups. Although the Kouachi brothers were on the U.S. terrorist watch list, she warned that even that is no guarantee that those identified as security threats could not gain access to this country. “There are stolen travel documents in large numbers. They could pick up false passports…We have a big problem there,” said Feinstein.

No kidding. We have a big and very dangerous problem.

Based on her sobering assessment of the situation, one would expect that Feinstein would be leading the charge to minimize the clear and present threats she describes. As is often the case when one applies logic to what goes on in Washington, that expectation would be unfounded.

If the sleeper cells of which she warns are not comprised of U.S. citizens, and have not been previously identified as terrorists (which is a strong possibility since they are sleeper cells), Sen. Feinstein is all in favor of granting them amnesty. She was a vocal supporter of the Gang of Eight amnesty bill that passed the Senate in 2013, and, according to her own website, is fully on-board with the president’s executive amnesty plan.

While the VWP, in Feinstein’s own words, is America’s Achilles’ heel, she voted against an amendment to the Gang of Eight bill that would have required implementation of a long-delayed biometric entry/exit tracking system. It’s kind of hard to identify foreign nationals who might be part of terrorist sleeper cells if don’t know who’s here.

Then, of course, Feinstein represents California, a state that in recent years has decided it would rather turn potentially dangerous aliens loose than turn them over to ICE to be deported, and is now busy handing out driver’s licenses to illegal aliens. Feinstein has not expressed a word of concern, much less disapproval, of California policies that could potentially let terrorists slip through the net or make it easier for them to plan and carry out attacks.

Former President George W. Bush was properly criticized for ignoring intelligence reports of an impending terrorist strike one month before 9/11. In 2015, President Obama is ignoring equally ominous warnings that an attack against the United States is imminent in order to pursue his own immigration agenda. What’s worse is that the leading member of the Senate sounding the warning, and countless numbers of her colleagues in Congress, seem more interested in helping the president achieve his political goals than they are in carrying out their own constitutional responsibilities to ensure the safety and security of the American people.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    Has she not heard the cry of the American people to Close Our Borders? Of coarse the worst of the world’s worst have taken advantage of our lack of sovereignty. You, Ms. Feinstein and your party, is to blame for this, so now you must suffer the consequences along with the rest of us. Shame on you!

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      I don’t see them as Sleepers, but a Very Alert cell of radical terrorists in the WH ( Obama and those who have been obviously indoctrinated by him). I feel Obama is the head honcho in activating and clearing the way for the Islamic takeover (jihad) of our country. I not only think he’s a Muslim, I would go so far as to say he’s a Radical Muslim leader! His unamerican ways have become oh so obvious as time goes by. If we’re no longer a Christian country, Obama, what was all that celebration about for the last 2-3 months. Christmas Everywhere! In your face!

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        I have been telling people that Obama took ben ladin’s place and that the prez and his cabinet are in fact a sleeper cell. Not to mention little Erick.

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      feinstein would know, she is part of taking over America, what she forgot is there are 385 million guns in America and it will not take long to take our country back and run it legally again. Right this second, America is the most corrupt country in the world and oboma is just the tip of the iceburg

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    What is she trying to do, become an American again after she showed her true colors by throwing Americans to the wolves. Get lost dianne, we all know what you are made from and WE DON’T LIKE it or you

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    Our government is going to get us killed. They are not worried about our safety as long as they are safe. It is their fault that we were attacked on 9/11. They were not doing their job. If only one of those planes had made it to the Capitol Building, then they would have woke up and increased security to unbelievable proportions. They need to be attacked, instead of us. Then and only then will they do something about the security of this country. Get rid of the muslims in this country and we WILL be safe.

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    Diane Feinstein is the one, along with that bogus committee, who put this country and all of us in jeopardy. She had a hissy-fit because she had a problem with the CIA and issued that atrocity of a report of how our Intel works. However, she never questioned or got testimony or any statement from those involved. She, along with other Democrats on her Committee, were on a witch hunt pure and simply and didn’t care how that would impact all of us and this Nation. Her legacy is that she tried to undermine our security, FBI, CIA and all Intel without any regard to the safety of this nation, out allies and we the people. She should be kicked out of office. She’s lost all credibility and doesn’t know what honesty, integrity and ethics even mean. What a disgrace she’s made of herself – that’s her legacy.

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    This administration we have needs to be sued for not protecting our borders and us, We the People. We all know it is very possible that there are terrorists in our country but our so called PRESIDENT will not close our borders to prevent them from so easily coming into our Country. He is inviting them. What happened to protecting us from foreign and domestic enemies. NONE of them are following our Constitutional laws because OUR Representatives our ALSO obligated to do so as a law. Just because Obama doesn’t follow the law doesn’t mean they shouldn’t. Contact your Representatives and tell them you demand it.

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    Feinstein has put us all in danger and now she is concerned about terrorist being in the US? amazing! What do you recommend we do with them Ms. Feinstein? Let’s see maybe we can take their cell phones away for a week, ground them to their room for a week. or maybe send them to a cushy rehab center in say Malibu and make them see the error of their ways. What do you think they will do when there are no serious consequences for their actions thanks to people like you.

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    Time to close the borders and send the ones here back to their countries. No free driving licenses and SS and free hosp and free schools. Follower the rules. Illegal means Illegal.

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    Great article Ira. I am sending a copy to Feinstein’s office as well as my other open borders California representatives.

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    I don’t wish to alarm anyone but there have been sleeper cells in this country since maybe around the mid 1970’s.
    The fact that she just now found out about it shows that either (1) she is a very stupid woman or(2) she feels compelled to inform her loyal subjects.
    I heard about this a long time back, back when there were no computers, back when one had to read a paper or magazine or book to know about this.

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      Rubio said when he was running for the Senate in 2010 that he would not support amnesty because it encourages more illegal entry. Then all of a sudden he’s one of the Gang of 8 pushing a full amnesty, more worker visas at all levels to the detriment of American workers, and at least doubling legal immigration. Just like McCain that same year when he ran all those ads about just finish the dang fence. Well, as we saw this summer, that dang fence is not done.