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Re: Don't blame Intelligence or Security Agencies.....
From: Dean Robb <Dean () PC-Easy-va com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 15:11:28 -0400
At 01:25 AM 9/13/2001, you wrote:
> The intelligence agencies in the United States are the best in the world.
> Get your shit straight!
> ~ Clarke ~
If our 'best' had no hint that what happened yesterday was going to occur,
then perhaps the statement above is wrong. (Either way(if they knew, or not)
expect changes, and more money for them.)
Unfair. I've heard lots and lots of people screaming "intelligence
failure" and "why didn't we know about this?". It's actually pretty damn
simple - bin Laden (or whomever) wasn't talking about his plans on his cell
One cannot intercept communications that don't take place. Wanna defeat
the NSA? Write your message on a piece of paper and mail it.
All the gurus ascribe the attack to intelligent, capable, well-trained
terrorists - why should we think they'd be stupid enough to talk in the
clear about their plans? It's not like NSA's comm intercept capabilities
are a dark secret.
If you don't have people sitting in the inner circles (and terrorist
leaders tend to be very clannish folks - if you ain't family, you ain't in)
and the bad guys aren't blabbing all into their telephones - how can you
learn about their plans?
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Re: Lack of Security Dominic J. Eidson (Sep 13)
Re: Lack of Security Geoff Zinderdine (Sep 13)
Totally OT, sorry; was (Re: Lack of Security) Joe Shaw (Sep 13)