July 29, 2005
Homeland security chief meets with St. Paul officials
On friday, July 22, 2005 the nation chief of homeland security met with officials of St. Paul. The chief urged the citizens of this great state to be vigilant but there was no imminent threat in the state. He went on to say that the state leaders were doing good jobs in keeping the citizens save. On the part of the Major of St. Paul, Randy Kelly who told the homeland Security chief that the city was asking for more than $3 million in federal grants in order to combat terrorism.
Chief Michael Chertoff told the citizen of Minnesota not to avoid Public transportation out of fear. He went on to say that eventhough there was no known threat in the state, but a potential terrorist attack at the Mall of America was a focus of concerned.
The chief also lamented about how the department was also focusing on border security and how a sophisticated tunnel along the U.S. Canadian border was found and appear to have been built to smuggle drugs.
I think the Canadian authorities need to do more work on their side of the border in order to strengthen it. For the past time terrorists have been using Canada to enter the U.S.
I agree that the Canadian border should be strengthed
Posted by: Chuck at July 29, 2005 1:08 PM
oops! posted too early
I agree that the Canadian border should be strengthened but that is not Canada’s responsibility. If we want the border to be stronger that is our responsibility.
Posted by: Chuck at July 29, 2005 1:09 PM
I want to know -- why wasn't the border to Canada strengthened at the same time the Mexican border was? Let me guess why. Could it be that for the most part Canadians are considered 'white' and that Mexicans are 'non-white'? Could it be that Canadians are more like the population as a whole in the U.s. than the Mexican citizens? Could it be that the U.S. is gaining more economically when working with Canadians than in working with Mexicans? And I wonder what the average salary is for parts of Canada vs. parts of Mexico.
Now that I've posted this, do you agree with me, or not? Am I being to jaded in suggesting these options?
Posted by: Debbie at August 2, 2005 4:37 PM