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Just a thought about the 700 billion spent since 9/11 on making eveyone safe

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posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 06:32 PM
Was not the Boston bombing a total massive failure of the surveillance state that we’ve created in America. Since 9/11 we spent over $700 billion on DHS and national security and a lot of that is surveillance with video cameras, with massive date collection, with fusion centers, and none of those helped to deter or detect any Boston terrorist plot.

We have the FBI running around trying to convince losers to commit acts of terror so they (the FBI) can claim they are effective by saying, "another failed plot thwarted by your hard working FBI". . Yet all the while they (FBI,CIA, DHS) have warnings about a young Muslim who got on the Russian radar and "THEY" can not even put him on a no fly list! Yet some 2 year old is stopped at security because his name is on the list. Our Government at work showing some of it's finest efforts!

If I were in a position to institute a grand jury or a legal means to get to the bottom of who, where, and when the ball was dropped I would never rest until the inept idiots were found and fired or worse.... Same with Bengasi...and there would be no "to big to jail card" the perps could use to get out of the trouble I would bring down upon their empty head.

700 Billion (16 trillion debt) and all the fancy data collecting points that have been instituted yet (again) not shared effectively.... or the people who needed to know were never told...... much less any actions taken by our high paid bureaucrats .

While the surveillance video was useful in reconstructing what happened in Boston it did not prevent the bombing; most of the video I saw (if not all?) was from private company security cameras or cell phones anyway!!

They will be asking for money for more cameras and no telling what else...700 Billion ain't enough folks!

Anyone who believes the government is capable of being efficient and reliable might want to wake up and look at a little history. O.K. rant kinda off......

The government is like a pack of dogs. If one smells you and wants you then the whole pack will run you down even if it takes forever.....But it sure seems like their smelling is defective even though they are using the best nose money can by; must be a short circuit some place?
edit on 27-4-2013 by 727Sky because: dhs

posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 06:35 PM
reply to post by 727Sky

Multiply that times 10 and you might come close to what's been spent in the name of national defense and holeland security since 911. We're being rob with our eyes open.

posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 06:44 PM
Yes,The Department of Homegrown Stupidity.Like the DEA another money pit of an agency that only manages to find more ways to throw taxpayer funds in the garbage,namely their pockets.

posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 06:50 PM
700 billion.....What did all that money actually get us. I think they could have got the same amount accomplished at a tenth of the cost. Seems like giving someone an open checkbook is always a bad idea.

posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 06:57 PM

Associated Press= WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government added the name of the dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect to a terrorist database 18 months before the deadly explosions, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

The CIA made the request to add Tamerlan Tsarnaev's name to the terrorist database after the Russian government contacted the agency with concerns that he had become a follower of radical Islam. About six months earlier, the FBI had separately investigated Tsarnaev, also at Russia's request, but the FBI found no ties to terrorism, officials said.

The new disclosure that Tsarnaev was included within a huge, classified database of known and suspected terrorists before the attacks was expected to drive congressional inquiries in coming weeks about whether the Obama administration adequately investigated tips from Russia that Tsarnaev had posed a security threat. Shortly after the bombings, U.S. officials said the intelligence community had no information about threats to the marathon before the April 15 explosions. End Quote:

posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 07:01 PM
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So why didn't these agencies do something about these guys or the ones that were involved in 911. Maybe they want some big attacks to guarantee they will always be needed and their funding will be increased.
edit on 27-4-2013 by rickymouse because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 07:04 PM

Janet Napolitano stated during the committee, “Yes, the system pinged when he was leaving the United States, by the time he returned all investigations closed”, essentially admitting that DHS dropped the ball. However, other factors could play into this media and governmental circus as there is likely more to the Boston Marathon bombings than reported at this time. For instance, why has there been no official mention of the contractors that were present near the finish line spotted before and after the bombing? These contractors look militarized, carrying 3 day assault packs and wearing Craft International spec ops gear typical of private contractors. In fact, questions by reporters on this very subject have been heavily deflected by officials raising eyebrows on some.

The blame game will start shortly and ineptitude will be covered with request for more money.

The truth will never be known unless there are consequences for lying.

posted on Apr, 27 2013 @ 07:35 PM
Too bad, the government scares you a bit and the majority of people just handover the freedom that your forefathers fought so hard to achieve.

Don't really care about the amount of money wasted but the amount of freedom lost since 2001.

Guess what, they will come for you next.

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