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The value of emphasizing terrorism over crime remains in question. Just 5 percent of the 5,500 leads identified by Counterterrorism 6 have led to more in-depth investigations; few of those resulted in prosecutions and no known terrorist plans have been uncovered.
“Just chasing leads burns through resources,” said intelligence expert Amy Zegart, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. “You’re really going to get bang for the buck when you chase leads based on a deeper assessment of who threatens us, their capabilities and indicators of impending attack. Right now, there’s more chasing than assessing.”
Originally posted by TheCoffinman
tack another one on....
"DALLAS - Police arrested a man Thursday after he allegedly placed an inactive car bomb near Fountain Place at 1445 Ross Avenue in downtown Dallas.
Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian citizen who has been living and working in Italy, Texas illegally, was charged with "attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction," authorities said."
what the hell....
A statement from the United States attorney’s office in Dallas said the Jordanian, Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, was arrested after putting what he thought was a bomb at the 60-story Fountain Place office tower. The device had been given to him by an undercover F.B.I. agent.
Yeah, I thought once Obama got elected all these terrorist acts would stop!
At least that's what we were led to believe.
The FBI probably exploited his fear by intimidation, his friends ext. on TV, say it was not like him to do this? I would bet the kid was coerced by the FBI...... sick.
Hosam Maher Husein Smadi, a 19-year-old Jordanian citizen who has been living and working in Italy,Texas illegally
Originally posted by crimvelvet
There have been foreigners in the USA and Canada, recruiting ex cons straight out of prison and sending them to paramilitary training camps around the country. According to this article Here the people at those camps have recently "vanished"
Lattimore had been convicted in 1979 of stockpiling weapons and explosives in a St. Louis mosque and his credit card was used to purchase materials for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In 1995, while residing at the ul-Fuqra compound in Talihina, Oklahoma, [B] he was spotted on several occasions in the company of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh [/B]. Despite this, Lattimore was never taken into custody and subjected to an extensive grilling. His name does not appear in the 9/11 Commission Report. He received favored status from the Justice Department since he was listed as an FBI informant.
Originally posted by jsobecky
The last I heard, a 19 year old was considered an adult in Texas. He makes his own decisions.
Stop blaming the FBI and everyone else. The old 'The Devil made me do it' excuse doesn't work here.
That "kid" is obviously the perfect type to carry out that type of attack!