Greetings, DHS agents! The DHS can’t study or even speak about Islamic jihad or Islamic terrorism — in other words, it can’t distinguish the threat we’re facing from a hole in the ground — but DHS agents can terrify elderly people strolling into a Virginia Social Security office. Feel safer?
“Training excercise [sic] startles locals,” by Millard K. Ives in the Daily Commercial, January 4 (thanks to Kenneth):
It may have looked like they were ready for war or some deranged person looking for his late Social Security benefits.
But it was only Federal Protective Service officers with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security who were conducting a random training operation early Tuesday morning when they surprisingly showed up at the Social Security Administration office in downtown Leesburg.
With their blue and white SUVs circled around the Main Street office, at least one official was posted on the door with a semiautomatic rifle, randomly checking identifications. And other officers, some with K-9s, sifted through the building.
“I thought someone was upset about not getting there [sic] check,” said Laura Kelly, who took a friend to the office on Tuesday….