Then-U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman visited the company’s Danbury facility three years ago to examine the Radseeker, a handheld radiation-detection device weighing less than five pounds that can identify more than 40 radioactive isotopes.
At the time, company officials said the product, which was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, could play an important role in protecting the country’s borders from nuclear threats.
The article doesn’t say how the device is supposed to work, but presumably someone has to be watching the detector, and our border, to notice and intercept nuclear material being smuggled in. That’s not happening.
Just this week, merry prankster James O’Keefe released a video of himself, dressed as Osama bin Laden, wading the Rio Grande into the U.S., repeatedly, entirely unmolested by the border control. Every reprobate in the world knows that our southern border is now open, and they’re flocking to cross. Some are merely here to look for work, others are undoubtedly coming to do us harm