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Senate probe faults Army, FBI for missing warning signs before Fort Hood attack
Sat Feb 5, 2011 01:30 AM EST
U.S. intelligence failed "in a potentially disastrous way" in missing a failed plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airplane on Christmas Day
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
the Department of Defense and the FBI "collectively had sufficient information to have detected Hasan's radicalization to violent Islamist extremism but failed both to understand and to act on it."
The deaths at Fort Hood could and should have been prevented. The Defense Department's failure to acknowledge the threat of violent Islamist extremism within its ranks, coupled with organizational and communication flaws in the FBI's counterterrorism operations, contributed to the tragedy
I love your description here. Has everything been geared towards profiting from war? When we fail to have a country to fight we can always declare war on inanimate objects, War on drugs, or on our emotions like fear, War on terror. I know of very few people that see the futility of these actions.
so too must we take control of our government from the cold war dinosaurs
I feel that you are correct here but more importantly I hope that you are correct here. We have a long way to go and a short time to get there.
I know the next generation of leaders, and they are not idle or prone to bs.