posted on Jul, 30 2013 @ 04:36 PM
Originally posted by CIAGypsy
reply to post by ItDepends
OK, let's talk about the Fusion Centers as you seem to have a narrow view into their purpose. Regardless of attempts to believe otherwise, the
government is not everywhere at all times. They do not have limitless resources to analyze every piece of data that comes into purview. The Fusion
Centers were set up as State Level agencies of Homeland Security to connect disparate pieces of information that may be suspicious within that state.
The Fusion Centers are typically manned by a team of analysts from other agencies such as FBI, State Police, DEA, etc.
Let me give you an example of the type of work the Fusion Center does... Let's say a Fire Station in Anytown reports they are missing a bunch of
uniforms. The next town over, a paramedic school reports a man from out of state asked about learning to drive an ambulance. They may report that his
behavior was very strange and that he exhibited no desire to be a paramedic, just driving an ambulance... Oh, and he asked if he could rent one for a
day. In yet another town, a farm store reports someone tried to buy 500 lbs of fertilizer without the proper credentials. While all this information
by itself may not be actionable, if you also consider a big public event is coming up, it might put a different skew on these incidents if viewed as a
The role of the Fusion Center is to connect these disparate pieces of information into a potentially actionable picture. If that happens, they send
the information off to the appropriate agency for further follow up.
The goal is to prevent another 9/11 by connecting dots that, on their own, may seem unimportant. Also be aware that the public only sees intelligence
failures and not it's successes. The Fusion Centers play a very important role in keeping us safe domestically.
No, again, I think you are a little strong in your understanding of my postings or maybe I am not clear enough. I DO NOT have a narrow perspective. I
actually know quite a bit about the nature of intelligence gathering in some respects. I know that they were implemented after 9/11, and I applaud
that. I also am a strong advocate of a full exploitation of every asset we can use by every agency in the protection of our country. My comments were
not meant to imply anything negative, just information about them, and how they are run and by whom, which I found interesting, but not surprised.
Anything that is set up as a public/private company does not need to come under the scrutiny of our Legislature....sometimes not a bad thing at
Lastly, never said Mr. Huff was suspicious, He has a marvelous background and apparently has been of great service to our country. So again, we are on
a site that likes to share information about things that seem a little out of place.Just an observation, again not saying anything negative, but he
certainly has a very interesting background.
Therefore, all of the things I noted above in an earlier response were just that, observations and interesting facts. So, please don't jump down my
throat for simply adding information to a discussion. Lastly, you may indeed have great experience and knowledge of the banking industry. However, as
I pointed out, during a point in our country's history since 2008 and the banking/financial crisis, the number of banks, branches that have been added
in relationship to the latest census population figures seem disproportionate to a casual viewer. Not saying anything wrong/bad/nefarious, just
stating the facts. Others can make up their own minds. Peace!! ID!!!
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