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Suspected terrorists gamed the U.S.

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How suspected terrorists gamed the U.S. witness protection program

The U.S. Marshals Service lost two suspected or known terrorists who snitched on their pals, got new identities — then left the U.S.

"Should you ever be accused of terrorism, here's what you should do," says Spencer Ackerman at Wired: "Snitch on your friends, demand to be placed under witness protection, then fly out of the country." That's one takeaway from a surprising, and somewhat alarming, report released by the Justice Department inspector general's office on Thursday. (Read the unclassified version of the report SEE MORE: Are Obama and Turkey's Erdogan united on Syria?

How were two potential terrorists allowed to board a commercial flight and leave the country? "The underlying problem is almost laughably absurd," says Wired's Ackerman: "Once the terrorists get new identities, those identities aren't provided to the Transportation Security Agency for inclusion on the federal No-Fly List."

For obvious reasons, the people overseeing the witness protection program want as few people as possible to know the true identities of the witnesses they are protecting — one leak, and lots of people could end up dead. But not providing the new names to the FBI's Terrorist Screening Center, whose database feeds the no-fly list, has obvious problems, too — it is one of the "significant deficiencies" the inspector general's office found in how the witness protection service handles terrorism suspects.

Taken from: http://news.yahoo.com/suspected-terrorists-gamed-u-witness-protection-program-074400479.html

Seriously?! :face palm:

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well ... it happens I guess ....

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This government is so out of control it's not funny. :unsure2:

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