Re: Take 2 Steps Back, Relax, Sit Down, and think for a moment.
And don't let's forget that when the Homeland Security combined the federal agencies and bureaus under one roof, they broke down all of the checks and balances that interdependent offices exercise in order to be accountable and competitive, etc.
Keep your eyes open when federal offices become centralized, especially in times of "National Crisis."
If my hunch is true, then you will see the federal authorities slowly encroaching on the state and local jurisdictions; and not without the proper "triggering events", either!
Whenever this happens in foreign countries, the CIA steps in to inverstigate, calling it a signal event.
Who will guard our constitutional securities if it happens on domestic soil? :-o
\"Oops\" = A. Hitler upon hearing that the allied troops landed at Normandy instead of Pas-De-Calais as expected.