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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Actually, the govt revealed that the patriot act did not capture anyone or prevent any attacks.

    Therefore its ineffective and has rightfully sunset-ted (though some certainly remains).

    Obama actually ran against it, then renewed and expanded it.
    Has nothing to do with Obama.... everything is about Obama with you...

    Im talking about the INTEL CHIEF... who made these statements.... shortly after the snooping ability was "curbed", if only slightly...

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Has nothing to do with Obama.... everything is about Obama with you...

    Im talking about the INTEL CHIEF... who made these statements.... shortly after the snooping ability was "curbed", if only slightly...
    Ok, I understand where you might start to believe that its a conspiracy-but where you lose me is when it comes to the fact that some of these terrorists have been caught. Is there any timing that would not make you suspicious?

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Ok, I understand where you might start to believe that its a conspiracy-but where you lose me is when it comes to the fact that some of these terrorists have been caught. Is there any timing that would not make you suspicious?
    None really...

    I see no reason why the intel chief needs to tell the American public that we are under threat..... seems he is doing the terrorists job for him..

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    None really...

    I see no reason why the intel chief needs to tell the American public that we are under threat..... seems he is doing the terrorists job for him..
    Would you prefer he keep the American people in the dark? Should we not worry our pretty little heads about reality because its too disturbing?

    Do you think we elect our govt to conduct the legitimate functions of govt (including national defense) or should we just "trust" them to tell us what they think is best?

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Would you prefer he keep the American people in the dark? Should we not worry our pretty little heads about reality because its too disturbing?

    Do you think we elect our govt to conduct the legitimate functions of govt (including national defense) or should we just "trust" them to tell us what they think is best?
    Handling our national defense... and telling us things to put the public in fear so that they can justify taking more of our liberties in the name of "safety" are two different things.

    It is not a requirement that they give us these "We're under the greatest thREAT EEVVARRRR!!!!" "woogity-boogity" speeches. It is actually in our best interests that they not tell every last detail of how they are investigating the terrorists so that they don't find "alternate" communication methods.

    But... thats none of my business......

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Handling our national defense... and telling us things to put the public in fear so that they can justify taking more of our liberties in the name of "safety" are two different things.

    It is not a requirement that they give us these "We're under the greatest thREAT EEVVARRRR!!!!" "woogity-boogity" speeches. It is actually in our best interests that they not tell every last detail of how they are investigating the terrorists so that they don't find "alternate" communication methods.

    But... thats none of my business......
    We are big boys and girls, and the world is really sometimes a dangerous place. I dont see how ignoring facts because some might abuse them (not saying thats the case here) is a wise strategy.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We are big boys and girls, and the world is really sometimes a dangerous place. I dont see how ignoring facts because some might abuse them (not saying thats the case here) is a wise strategy.
    What benefit does providing this knowledge do for the American Public?

    And does it outweigh the downside of giving away information on how we track terrorists TO the terrorists?

    I think OPSEC procedures should be employed a little tighter around our specific methods of tracking terrorist activity.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    What benefit does providing this knowledge do for the American Public?

    And does it outweigh the downside of giving away information on how we track terrorists TO the terrorists?

    I think OPSEC procedures should be employed a little tighter around our specific methods of tracking terrorist activity.
    You are asking the wrong questions. Why shouldnt our govt, which serves US, provide us with the facts?

    Last I checked, catching terrorists does not include giving away all of the methods used to catch them.

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    You are asking the wrong questions. Why shouldnt our govt, which serves US, provide us with the facts?

    Last I checked, catching terrorists does not include giving away all of the methods used to catch them.
    Letting the public know why there is increased security in certain areas all around the country.....would be beneficial to the public. Moreover staying proactive with crowd control will help to allow things not to get out of hand, should they do so. Looks like DC and New York said they will have more security and resources than they did last year. The only city that wouldn't tell anybody what they are going to do. Was Los Angeles.



    Security intensified as July 4th weekend nears.....

    In Washington, D.C., where tens of thousands crowd the National Mall to watch one of the largest firework displays in the country, specially designated police patrols will keep an eye on potential targets such as landmarks, financial institutions, houses of worship, hotels and theaters, police said. Additional plainclothes officers, radiation detection units, bomb-sniffing canines and surveillance aircraft will be deployed.

    Los Angeles police declined to provide details of additional security steps being taken, but a spokeswoman, Officer Liliana Preciado, said the department is preparing for any threat. "We do have enough resources available and we will have enough officers out there," Preciado said.

    Boston police will also increase the number of officers on duty to provide security and crowd control, said Officer Rachel McGuire, a department spokeswoman. City officials will hold a press conference Friday to elaborate on steps being taken.....snip~

    Security intensified as July 4th weekend nears

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    Re: House Intel Committee Chair: US Is At ‘The Highest Threat Level We Have Ever Face

    Security officials in New York, Washington ready for July Fourth weekend.....

    There is high anxiety in some very high places right now over the potential for terror attacks in this country over the July Fourth holiday weekend. Police and security agencies are watching a confluence of key dates, observances and the growing reach of ISIS that they fear make the climate for attack especially worrisome.

    All of it amid heightened fears of homegrown terrorism, inspired by the relentless calls for attacks from ISIS social media, focusing on the 4th of July holiday period and the Muslim holy days of Ramadan, which this year coincide.

    In Washington, security will be more visible than usual. Bulletins warn police around the country that ISIS has called for attacks on government employees, law enforcement, sporting events, and other big gatherings. And the FBI is stepping up arrests of people who’ve been under surveillance for months, suspected of plotting attacks here: ten arrests in the past two weeks.....snip~

    Security officials in New York, Washington ready for July Fourth weekend | KSN-TV


    Some anxiety in high places, huh?

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