Selling homeland security – how it works

An archive-based approach...

What did you make up in the war on terror, daddy? The Register's recent discovery of the 'approved news' panel on the front page of the US Customs site is already paying dividends.

Today, we have an item headed 'On the front lines of Homeland Security' from NPR. Within this piece, you'll note news of "perhaps the biggest arrest in the ongoing war on terrorism," that of Ahmed Ressam in Port Angeles, Washington. A swift Google on said bomb-toting Algerian leads you to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police records on the case, which commence: "Chronology of Ahmed Ressam Investigation Montreal, December 18, 1999 Following the arrest of Ahmed Ressam by U.S. Customs in Port Angeles, Washington on Tuesday December 14th..."

December 14th 1999? Ongoing war against terrorism? Ah yes... ®

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