Look who's finally paying attention. - Proving again that she's on top of homeland security issue's - be it ports, skies, or our porous borders - Michelle Malkin points out that the Washington Times is reporting that the Senate and House Judiciary Committee called for federal officials to come and report on the events that took place on Flight 327, which Annie Jacobsen originally reported upon.
Audrey Hudson reports for The Washington Times:
One staffer who attended the briefing said officials were "very cagey" on details, which he described as "very frustrating."
However, the officials confirmed air marshals found the activities unusual and suspicious.
"They are trying to have it both ways and say yes, our people are smart enough to see something and that's why they called for authorities, but they deny it was as scary as it has been portrayed," the staffer said.
Malkin points out:
DHS is also attempting a CYA move on the expired visas issue; a spokesman revealed that the department "learned late Tuesday" that an extension had been granted to the Syrians until July 15. The fact remains that no federal immigration officer was present when the passengers were questioned in Los Angeles and no one bothered to check on their status until after they were released.
This whole incident continues to be really fishy. Maybe, as Malkin notes, the Feds are trying to cover their collective rears for dropping the ball on the visas, but I just don't know. Something continues to bother me, but I can't put my finger on it. I think it goes to the fact that there was more than one marshal on the plane. It's almost as if a chess game were being played and that they were waiting for something to happen before moving into action themselves.
Time will tell.
Related posts on The Great Separation:Update on Flight 327's & the Tune the Syrian Crooner Sings.
Flight #327 Syrian Musicians Continue To Raise Questions.
Terror Tactics in the Skies: Flight 327 & Others.
A Must Read Domestic Airline Experience: Flight #327.