Republican Party presidential candidate and counter-terror expert Andy Martin will hold a
conference today, Monday, September 28th, to announce he has asked for
Department of Homeland security and congressional investigations into lax
homeland security practices at the . Andy warned five (5)
years ago that Port
of Honolulu Hawai’i officials
have a “lackadaisical air” about homeland security practices. Andy is using the
scandal involving the abandoned boat “Judy K” as the trigger for his latest
demand for emergency action in Washington.
Andy will release his letter to homeland security officials in Washington
at his Monday news conference. “What happened with the Judy K,” Andy charges.
“reflects a terrorist attack waiting to happen. An abandoned boat sat
unsupervised for eight years in the , within explosive range
of passenger ships. If this scandal happened in the Port
of Honolulu , heads would roll. Why
not in Port
of New York Hawai’i? Homeland security
is not a partisan issue. But Hawai’i
officials need to man up and recognize the state is a prime terrorist target
because of their sloppy attitude towards security matters.”
ANDY MARTIN /2016
Republican candidate for
President of the
Great Again” America
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Republican presidential candidate Andy Martin will hold a Honolulu news conference today, Monday, September 28th to demand a congressional investigation of lax homeland security practices in Hawai’i
Andy will release the results of a six-month undercover investigation at the
Andy previously warned of the terrorist threat to
in 2010 Hawai’i
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) ( Honolulu September 28, 2015) Republican presidential
candidate and Obama author/expert Andy Martin will hold a Honolulu
conference today, Monday, September 28th to announce he has asked the U. S.
Department of Homeland Security and congressional committees to open investigations
into lax homeland security practices at the . Port
is one of the nation’s busiest ports,” Andy says. “ Port of Honolulu Honolulu
is also a major passenger terminal for cruise ships. And yet lax security
practices that would get officials fired in New York
or Los Angeles are routine in Honolulu.
State officials refuse to take threat of terrorism seriously.
“The ship Judy K sat abandoned in the
for eight (8) years.
The owner of the boat was dead. The port received no rent payments. But no one
of Honolulu Hawai’i state government took
notice. The abandoned boat was within blast range of the passenger terminal,
where thousands of cruise passengers arrive and depart. Even after the
abandoned boat sank state officials refused to remove the vessel because they
didn’t want to pay the cost.
“Five years ago I warned of lax homeland security practices in
Hawai’i, because the state is
a prime terrorist threat. We continue to maintain liaison with concerned local
employees who are aware of the dangers but feel powerless to blow the whistle.
What will it take for state officials to start taking homeland security
“In my opinion, even President Obama’s security is endangered by the lackadaisical attitude of state and local officials.”
Andy first landed in
in 1967 and has been a regular visitor to the state since 2008.
Andy provides a summary of his findings below.
1. The results of our undercover investigation
A. Homeland security practices in
are abysmal to incompetent. State officials do not take the threat of terrorism
B. The Port of Honolulu is a major security threat because of the thousands of cruise passengers who arrive and depart, and the port’s role in facilitating trade with
C. The boat Judy K should never have been allowed to sit abandoned in the port for eight years, within blast range of the passenger terminal.
2. How our investigation was conducted
The investigation was conducted intermittently from April through September, 2015 and followed up on earlier investigatory work in 2010.
A. Undercover observations
After receiving a tip in April we started circulating around the port looking like down-and-outers. (A photo may accompany emailed copies of this story.) The investigation is continuing.
We also interviewed local individuals who have first responder and security roles and who are uncomfortable with the lack of concern shown by senior state officials in
about the terrorist threat to the port and the islands. PLEASE CONTACT US IF
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3. What needs to be done?
A. Hawai’i state officials
Hawai’i state and local officials need to start taking homeland security and counter-terror responsibilities seriously, and not fobbing off on the federal government the need for vigilance at the Port of Honolulu and statewide generally. There has been a disgraceful abdication of responsibility by the rinky dink
state government. Tourism is big business in Hawai’i.
If there had been an explosion on the Judy J, and injury to passengers and
ships at the cruise terminal, the local economy would have been devastated.
There are still terror threats in the harbor. When are local and state
officials going to assign someone to take a basic spreadsheet and start mapping
and monitoring activity in the port?
B. DHS officials
DHS officials in
need to investigate, preferably trough the Inspector General’s office, why
nothing was done with a phantom ship for eight years when that ship was within
blast range of a busy passenger terminal. Instead of accepting the promises of Hawaii
officials to do better in the future, DHS needs to develop a performance plan
with performance objectives and meaningful performance supervision of state and
local officials on a continuing basis.
C. FEMA officials
FEMA needs to coordinate and cooperate with DHS officials.
D. Congressional committees
We have asked congressional committees to open oversight investigations of lax practices in
and Hawai’i, and lax supervision
by DHS and FEMA officials that have the ultimate responsibility for
counter-terror operations. Why was nothing done for eight years when there was
a threat situation adjacent to the passenger terminal in the ? Port
news conference details: Honolulu
Presidential candidate and counter-terror expert Andy Martin
Andy Martin demands that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and congressional committees investigate lax security practices at the
and throughout Port of Honolulu Hawai’i.
September 28, 2015;
Andy cell phone (917) 664-9329
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ANDY MARTIN - A BRIEF
Andy Martin is a legendary
, New Hampshire and Chicago-based muckraker, author,
Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster
and media critic. With forty-seven years of background in radio and television
and with five decades of investigative and analytical experience in New York , the Washington and around the world, Andy provides
insight on politics, foreign policy, intelligence and military matters. For a
full bio, go to: www.AndyMartin.com;
also see www.BoycottABC.com/executive_director.htm USA
Andy has also been a leading corruption fighter in American politics and courts for over forty-five years and is executive director of the National Anti-Corruption Policy Institute. See also www.FirstRespondersOnline.us; www.AmericaisReadyforReform.com.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and is a former adjunct professor of law at the City University of New York (LaGuardia CC, Bronx CC).
He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [www.OrangeStatePress.com] and produced the Internet film “Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” [www.BoycottHawaii.com]. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse,” blogging at www.contrariancommentary.wordpress.com and www.ContrarianCommentary.com.
Andy’s family immigrated to
100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Manchester, New
Hampshire Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where
he played as a small boy. He is ’s leading corruption fighter and
Republican Party reformer. New Hampshire
Andy’s columns are also posted at ContrarianCommentary.blogspot.com ContrarianCommentary.wordpress.com
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