posted on Sep, 8 2005 @ 03:57 AM
I think this is a relatively simple answer. Terrorists kill far fewer people every year than natural disasters. Terrorism is by its nature hard to
prevent, and even harder to prosecute. Natural disasters on the other hand follow certain patterns and effect specific areas. It's much easier to
prepare for a hurricane than it is to prepare for a potential terrorist attack.
The disaster in NO could have been prevented with just a couple billion a year from the feds. Compared to the WoT spending, this amount is miniscule,
and it would save more lives than the entire combined defense budget...
Just makes good sense to prepare for natural disasters and defend the homeland at the same time.
The best offense is, in fact, the best defense. However, a clumsy offense is the WORST defense. We need homeland secruity, definitely. But we need
the actual security, not just a department bearing the name that wastes money and screws everything up no matter how much they spend.
We can do more to prevent deaths from tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, VOLCANOES (let's prepare for Yellowstone already), and even
We have the technology, but as of now, only the elite benefit from it.
Why, because it's so expensive? NO! Because the elite only give a # about themselves, just like we do, and though they're in the position to help
us out, they consistently choose not to, for obvious reasons, mostly because they don't gain anything by helping.
It costs considerably less to prevent and mitigate disasters than it does to clean up after them. This fact alone should motivate the government into
action, but it doesn't. Why? Because they have no compulsions about spending YOUR money, to pay THEIR friends, to clean up the mess that could have
Case in point is the construction going on in NO. The money spent already, just in the last two weeks, would be enough to prevent this from ever
happening again, but it's not being used as such. This is insane, obviously, to maintain this cycle, because the only people who benefit are the