Reactionism or what.
First we saw hijackers with guns, so we got metal detectors. Then we saw box cutters and bombs so metal detectors weren't enough. We added x-ray machines.
Then we saw liquid bombs, so we set limits for carry on liquids and increased searches. That was so effective we now see the latest evolution, the crotch bomber. So we're going to spend a fortune on those very revealing body scan machines.
What are we going to get when the crazies hide their liquid bombs in their body cavities? When the Crotch Bomber is replaced by the anus bomber, what will be the response of those clever, reactive folks in charge of our security?
Implementing the security measure after the fact is not going to do anything. The terrorists will just do something new each time.
The companies that make all this crazy security technology are rolling in the dough. Do you not find it strange how fast the body scanners were implemented after the recent aborted attack coming from Amsterdam? You can bet that contract was already in the works.
The problems with the US economy involve a government that's ten times too large. Tourism isn't a significant factor in what's happening in this economy.
Well, if China uses common sense like that, why shouldn't other nations imitate them?
it's not just napolitano, gibbs too first said the system worked
remember when the white house sent geithner and summers on mtp and ftn to suggest raising taxes on the middle class, then pulled it all back THE NEXT DAY, claiming obama's 2 top econ advisers "misspoke?"
yesterday, the white house was still insisting on repatriating yemenis currently held at gitmo
today (big surprise), 180 degree reversal
except he just released 6 in december
he ordered foreign airports in fourteen named naughty nations to institute pat downs and comprehensive suitcase screenings
half the countries so directed have basically flipped off our perplexed president
several have expressed affront, offense
what leverage does he idiotically, foolishly believe he holds over libya?
over lebanon, syria, iran...?
he can't see two moves ahead what's obviously gonna happen if he demands assad's compliance?
can't he see the opportunity provided the like to totally dis him, humiliate him?
why does he repeatedly put himself in such supine positions?
he's blamed our intel for blowing it
how, by failing to halt an "isolated extremist?"
but suddenly today he praises the fbi for prying "actionable intelligence" from mutallab
apparently, that was just before ag holder hustled the jihadist into criminal court, lawyering him up, silencing him, and trying to bribe "actionable intel" out of the punk with promises of a plea
today, obama's talking "war," but yesterday it was "crime"
why this huge hurry to haul the hitman away from his military handlers?
is it a matter of national security?
or is it obama's odd AGENDA?
either way, we likely won't be getting any more actionable intel from the jihadist
why can't the president pronounce the word, "jihad?"
he wants the yemeni govt to take action, us supported, against aq in the peninsula
but saleh knows that any actions he takes against the terrorists in his mountains means political suicide for the hard-pressed president of yemen
so his people have "downplayed the partnership"
"the threat posed by aq has been exaggerated," and "yemen is not a haven for militants," they say
so obama closes the embassy
he'll never close gitmo per his jan 22 deadline, and he doesn't seem to comprehend the political and military connections between all these events
keep in mind, the guys still at gitmo are the most hardened of haters, deemed the highest security risks from the start
the president has put himself in a position where policy success for him depends on the right action and efficacy of zardari in pakistan and saleh in yemen
i personally have never seen such incompetence
the prez is all over the place, he's changing everyday and contradicting himself
how are his subordinates to know exactly what he wants and expects them to do?
Freed Guantánamo inmates are heading for Yemen to join al-Qaeda fight - Times Online
Let's not forget that the Obamer administration is politicizing this, as well. They will bring forth an expose (maybe commission it like what was done with the 9/11) and will offer Federal solutions to the break down of intelligence.
The vice grip is getting tighter.
"I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann
United States Intelligence Community
National Intelligence Council [NIC]
National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC)
Central Intelligence Agency
National Security Agency
National Reconnaissance Office
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Defense Intelligence Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis
Assistant to the Secretary for Intelligence Oversight Official
Defense Information Systems Agency
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Protective Service
Defense Security Service
US Special Operations Command
Intelligence and Security Command
Office of Naval Intelligence
Naval Security Group Command
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Air Force Technical Applications Center
Air Intelligence Agency
National Security Council
President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of Intelligence
Justice Intelligence Coordinating Council
OIG - Office of the Inspector General
DEA - Drug Enforcement Administration
NDIC - National Drug Intelligence Center
USNCB - U.S. National Central Bureau
INR - Bureau of Intelligence & Research
INL - Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
CT - Counterterrorism Office
DS - Bureau of Diplomatic Security
Office of Intelligence Support
Information Security Oversight Office
I'm sorry but having this many redundant intelligence agencies is ridiculous and a God awful waste of money. And if they don't always work with each other...
Last edited by EnigmaO01; 01-05-10 at 09:38 PM.
I'm sorry boys and girls but using the word intelligence in connection in any way with Obama is exceptionally stupid. Obama has so far proven to be the worst dumb ass to ever be in the White House.
So far nothing he's done or said was good for America, and so far everyone who backs him has shown they are mental retards. Nothing this imbecilic idiot has said or done has made sense or is good for America. But retards still defends this idiot.
I challenge the retards to present one thing this anti American dumb ass has said or done that is good for America.
Health care reform? Sorry wrong it doesn't address it core issues.
Cap and Trade? Sorry the whole thing is based on the HOAX of man caused Global warming.
Obama does nothing but lie and when caught in his lies he create a bigger lie to cover for it.
When we point out Obama lies we are called racists because he's black. Get grip retards, we never refer to him as a black or as a nigger, those are your words not ours. We go after what the anti American says and does, retards tend to fill in the blanks to suit themselves.
Hasan was not a terrorist. He may have been a murderer that was motivated be Religion, but he was not a terrorist.he took the same too early tack he took with hasan, and for the same reason
Link? Source?the admin failed to follow up on al awlaki, even after his contacts with the hood hitman were known
The lead would have had to have existed first for her to follow it, and since it didn't...nancy drew woulda followed up THAT lead
You overestimate the ability of our intelligence agencies. They are not omnipotent.had intel gone there, they'd have found the warnings awlaki was warbling about a nigerian underwear bomber on christmas
Same thing the current one did.can you imagine what the previous admin would have done with major hasan's computer?
Bush let the ones who plotted this attack go.obama still insists on returning yemenis from gitmo
The reason would be Justice, the American Ideals, Morals, etc.obama, for no cogent reason, yanked mutallab away from his military handlers and lawyered him up for civil court
Hate to tell you, but Torture is actually the most ineffective means of gathering intel that there is.this is the precise instant the kid from nigeria stopped talking
Who the hell is Brennan?when brennan was pressed for an upside to trying mutallab in criminal court on cnn's state of the union, he mumbled something about mutallab's need to cooperate with prosecutors in order to win legal concessions
I can name upsides. It shows the terrorists that no matter how many times they attack American ideals, we will not forfeit them in fear. It shows that we have confidence in our Justice system as a nation. It shows that we believe peers will find this man guilty, and that Justice will be served.
If by political disaster you mean the right thing to do, then yeah, it is.no, this is a political disaster for the white house
This Administration seems to be doing a good job then.and, like all the others, it's the admin's own doing
Last edited by ScottD; 01-06-10 at 07:31 AM.
no part of a bigger plot?
LOL!Hasan was not a terrorist. He may have been a murderer that was motivated be Religion, but he was not a terrorist.
neither is awlaki
Islamic Radicalization: Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab - Newsweek.comLink? Source?
the connections between hasan and awlaki and awlaki and mutallab...The lead would have had to have existed first for her to follow it, and since it didn't...
sure, from hasan to awlaki to mutallabYou overestimate the ability of our intelligence agencies. They are not omnipotent.
too much potency required
well, based on reputations...Same thing the current one did.
no kiddingBush let the ones who plotted this attack go.
a little music here?The reason would be Justice, the American Ideals, Morals, etc.
torture?Hate to tell you, but Torture is actually the most ineffective means of gathering intel that there is.
where the heck did that come from?
no one tortured mutallab that i know of
maybe YOU could provide the link
LOLOLOL!Who the hell is Brennan?
ooh, that's prettyI can name upsides. It shows the terrorists that no matter how many times they attack American ideals, we will not forfeit them in fear. It shows that we have confidence in our Justice system as a nation. It shows that we believe peers will find this man guilty, and that Justice will be served.
maybe you could teach it to brennan
then the jingle bells jihadist is HELPING obama politicallyIf by political disaster you mean the right thing to do, then yeah, it is.
superThis Administration seems to be doing a good job then.
tell it to ritter, dodd and dorgan