- Posted December 14, 2013 by
Mandela Memorial Interpreter
How does the Secret Service "protect" the president?
United States Secret Service
When the president travels, an advance team of Secret Service agents works with host city, state and local law enforcement, as well as public safety officials, to jointly implement the necessary security measures.
South African Secret Service
The SASS was formed in 1994 following South African first multiracial elections. It was created to take over the foreign intelligence functions of the now-defunct National Intelligence Service (NIS), with the domestic intelligence responsibilities taken up by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA)
Now that you know the responsibilities of each country’s Secret Services, how is it that a convicted murder and rapist (Thamsanqa Jantjie) is able to be within arm’s length of President Barak Obama? I hear the US Secret Service saying, oh! South Africa was responsible for vetting these individuals. As I can remember from my 11 years of military service, I delegate but I check to ensure that the job is done. As an officer in the military, I learned that you must trust, but also verify. No, this isn’t a quote from President Reagan. The advance team of the secret service failed miserably.
Fact 1: This was a complete failure of the US Secret Service. You do not source out the security of the United States President to anyone at any time. They can play the blame game all they want to. They are trying their best to shift the responsibility upon the South Africans. But as I can recall this is the second major blunder of our Secret Services. Do you remember the reality show couple getting photo ops with the President? I do.
Fact 2: No one in the Secret Service have yet to fall on their sword and take full responsibility of their lack luster performance.
Fact 3: If our Secret Service do not get their house in order, the next state funeral may just be our own.
Note: (No, I am not threatening the President) I know I have to spell it out for some of you who may try to twist my words or work for Fox news.)