In Egypt, they have renamed their secret police force--they will now be referred to as "homeland security". These are the thugs who make people disappear, bug telephones, assault citizens, and act as the strong arm of a dictatorial government.
I can't imagine why the Egyptians would get the idea that the United State's Office of Homeland Security would be a good role model with its invasive searching of citizens trying to travel freely within the country, with its agents performing acts of rape, intimidation, and theft.
If a foreign country perceives the US Department of Homeland Security as a strong arm enforcer of the government, why can't many Americans wake up and see them as what they are?
4 months ago