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reply to post by jrod
Did terrorists need to be told flying aircraft into buildings or planting bombs could be bad for the publics health then?
Or am i missing something.
It seems Terrorists are quite able to determine what might be a high value target on their own, whereas the public rely on public safety information to remain safe, don't they?
We have radically different ideas of what forms and what is required to maintain a free, informed and active electorate to the ongoing process of Government.
That doesn't come by being spoon fed and sheltered from information directly dealing with threats to us. Now this information is the subject of a new ruling, as this is about. It's now restricted, where it hasn't been in the past. Why *SO* much now requiring restriction and protection from ..us... when it hasn't before?
We aren't suggesting the war on terror is going so poorly that it's MORE dangerous now to have such information out, than it's ever been in our nation before...are we? If that's the case, I know exactly who we can start firing and replacing to solve the issue at hand and not the one these show a symptom of...if an issue even exists to really justify it.
on their logic.
That makes sense.
It should not take a court ruling to make that kind of information classified, the same goes for contingency plans often that high-lite vulnerabilities and worst case scenarios. Like you said, a 'blue print' for an attack.
However common sense things, like be at risk for a chemical leak or spill because of a plant, being in the evacuation zone in the event of a nuclear meltdown, or in flood inundation area is pertinent information for the citizen to know. I think some of that information is even required for homeowner's insurance.
Critical infrastructure goes beyond what most people think, and to release these reports would provided information that could be used to cause major damage. Critical infrastructure is dependent on individual factors as well as reliance upon other critical infrastructure areas in order to effectively operate. All it takes is to damage one low level category to cause mass issues in other areas (domino effect).
Amid growing concerns over whether or not the water is actually safe for 300,000 West Virginians following a massive chemical spill into the water supply, the state’s governor said it was up to each of them to decide whether they use it.
“It’s your decision,” Gov. Tomblin told reporters at a press conference on Monday. “If you do not feel comfortable drinking or cooking with this water then use bottled water.”
“I’m not going to say absolutely, 100 percent that everything is safe,” Tomblin continued. “But what I can say is if you do not feel comfortable, don’t use it.”