The Boston Marathon bombing made me reflect on what federal agencies do to protect Americans. The ATF provided weapons to Mexican drug gangs which were used to kill a DHS Border Patrol. Meanwhile, ICE's Chief of Staff Suzanne Barr was going around the U.S. and Colombia to check the equipment of male ICE Special Agents.
Also in Colombia, Presidential Secret Service agents worked with prostitutes taking turns practicing full body searches and pat downs in sessions facilitated by DEA agents. Our government provided weapons to Libyan rebels including Islamic extremists. Two CIA agents sent to Benghazi to recover weapons were killed by Islamic extremists along with Ambassador Stevens.
While CIA agents were being killed in Benghazi, CIA Director Petraeus was busy having Paula Broadwell write his biography and carrying on affair with her. Broadwell, protecting her lover, wrote anonymous emails to rival Jill Kelly. Kelly, fearing for her safety, contacted the FBI who sent scantly clad Agent Humphries to investigate.
In Afghanistan, American troops were being killed including two Marine friends of my daughter. Meanwhile there commander, General Allen, was exchanging hundreds of emails with Kelly. While government agencies were preoccupied, terrorists were planning the bombing of the Boston Marathon.
JOHN HANSON, Kennewick