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posted on Feb, 11 2003 @ 11:34 AM
FBI, CIA: Al-Qaida Still Threatens U.S.


If so them what the HECK are we doing in Iraq, WHERE IS OSAMA! Maybe the government could finish one war before starting another, and why don't we try North Korea at the same time too! I mean at least they have a verified nuclear program, unlike all of Iraq's supposed weapons. N.K. has openly admitted to having weapons and using them if needed.

And also in the article:

Both Mueller(FBI) and Tenet(CIA) said their agencies are far better
prepared to detect and prevent terrorists than they were
prior to the 2001 attacks.Text

It took the deaths of 3000 people on american soil to reform these agencies? what?


[Edited on 11-2-2003 by xaos]

posted on Feb, 11 2003 @ 11:46 AM
Where is Osama? Probably well-shaved, wearing glasses, and dressed in a business suit, sipping marguaritas on the French Riviera right now, laying low. Soon enough though, he'll don his turban, and be back at it, and then he'll be nabbed.

What are we doing in Iraq? Getting rid of another terrorist backer, since we can't find the one we really want, and taking care of unfinished business from 12 years ago...

Why don't we take NK? Easier to put out one fire at a time, but if it flames up too high, we'll just have to put that one out at the same time...

It took the deaths of thousands to improve those agencies? Yep, sad but true, nothing revamps government agencies like a tragedy...

posted on Feb, 12 2003 @ 11:43 AM

Originally posted by xaos
It took the deaths of 3000 people on american soil to reform these agencies? what?

This lack of foresightedness happens on *all* levels, simply because I've heard of no one who can so acurately predict the future as to avoid *future tragedies*. As an example of this lack of foresight on a local (municipal) level, my hometown had built a bypass around the city-borderline...But there was one intersection in particular that seemed to invite idiots to jump out into (highway-speed) oncoming traffic. It seems that the people wanting to turn onto the bypass or simply go through to the other side of it were having difficulties "judging the speed" of the traffic on the bypass itself...So they'd wind up jumping out into the traffic, even knowing in advance that the bypass traffic was *moving at highway speeds*!

After nearly a year & 30+ accident-related deaths, the city *finally* put up a traffic light to replace the original stop sign.

...At that time, a "joke" was popular that asks, "How many people have to die before someone *actually does something* about the problem?" But the "problem" was based on each individual's lack of judgment when trying to cross that intersection or turn onto the bypass *at that particular intersection*...None of the other intersections along the bypass had that seriousness of the problem.

However, those angencies that took 9/11 as an oportunity to reform had already been informed of the potential tragedy...And were actively suppressed by the Bush administration from *doing anything* about it...This same "suppression of action" to allow such tragedies has happened (in various levels of seriousness) in *every* federal administration for decades...

...It's not that only certain departments need restructuring, the entire governmental structure needs restructuring...

[Edited on 12-2-2003 by MidnightDStroyer]


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