posted on Jan, 2 2004 @ 10:29 PM
While I agree you can't let the terrorists win by being afraid, I think Shay's main point is being largely overlooked:
"If you have an alert system, you need to be honest about it," Shays said. "To tell people we have a problem and then to downplay a risk, it's an
I'm inclined to agree. Nothing happened, so we bash Shays for reacting to a false alarm, but not The Department of Homeland Security for the false
alarm in the first place?
I've seen Shays on video explaining himself as basically ~ We had an elevated alert; I just said I wouldn't be allowing my daughters to take that
If the purpose of the mass reporting of the warning system is NOT to help Americans make safe, informed choices... then I say keep it to yourself.
I'm not interested in a strictly CYA intelligence effort, that exists only to be able to say: we told you so if anything happens, but ignore us until
[Edited on 2-1-2004 by RANT]