Now we know that the Secret Service deceived us when they said that Omar Gonzalez, the veteran who had a load of ammo in his car, simply got within the door of the White House after jumping the fence.
"The Secret Service had previously stated that Gonzalez was stopped after entering the front door of the North Portico.
Gonzalez ran through much of the main floor, past a stairway that leads up to the first family's residence, and was ultimately stopped at the far southern end of the East Room. He also reached the doorway to the Green Room, an area that looks out on the South Lawn.
So... The Secret Service might argue that it told a partial truth. But it led to an impression that was very different from the reality. This is seems to be new way that spy agencies and their spokesmen operate. i call it lying.
I am not a big fan of conspiracy theories, but there's one I have. I call it "leaving the back door open." In other words, people who are supposed to be providing security drop the ball intentionally in some way that makes it possible for something bad to happen.
I've long felt that this could be applied to a lot of questionable events-- assassinations, "accidental deaths," and 911.
There have been a few times when security lapsed for Obama.
Reportedly, security was far under par on the day of JFK's assassination.
Just sayin'. These kinds of failures should be looked at very, very carefully.
As far as this lapse-- every person who could have influence it, in and out of the Secret Service should be fired and investigated. I am no fan of Obama, but allowing lapses in his security is not just sloppy or poor performance. It has the potential to be so much worse.
So, readers, can you give any examples of cases you know of where "leaving the back door open" might have applied.
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