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Simple Government Clearance Techniques Should Be Used

Reader comment on item: Melbourne's Petite, Shy, Honors-Student Jihadi

Submitted by Dave (United States), Nov 22, 2018 at 11:46

If this person were to apply for a US government clearance to do contract work there's absolutely no way that she would have received it. The normal procedures for secrecy level (top secret would be overkill) would be more than enough to deny her a clearance. There are all the usual warning signs involving excessive criticism of the nation involved as evidence of disloyalty, political extremism, as well as possible criminality or anti-social behavior.

Any person desiring entry into a country ought to have these background checks done. They work well, though not perfectly, with civilian contractors working for military, so why couldn't they be used in screening potential immigrants and other foreign applicants? Given the dangers of terrorism and Islamism in today's world, we all could use better protection, and the mechanisms are already in place.


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3Jihadists and mental health problems [109 words]dhimmi no moreNov 23, 2018 13:49246222
3A simple oath [87 words]PrashantNov 22, 2018 21:45246216
2Simple Government Clearance Techniques Should Be Used [137 words]DaveNov 22, 2018 11:46246206
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1The comments about Momena, are more a refection of writers bias, than clear thinking [299 words]Ray ExleyDec 1, 2018 14:46246202
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1Teaching the Children [71 words]TomDec 5, 2018 15:07246202

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