View Full Version : Law enforcement & intelligence failures

Ian McColgin
12-29-2009, 11:12 PM
Of course the recent airline failed attack is nothing compared to the horrendously successful terrorism of September 11, 2001, but here's an interesting point. Both had tons of advance intelligence that this specific thing would happen and in both cases correct processing of available intelligence would, not could but would, have prevented the act.

This latter event differs from the earlier in scale and in the openness and clarity with which the causes are being evaluated.

12-29-2009, 11:42 PM
I'm surprised things like this and Richard Reid don't happen more often but with people who know how to set off a bomb successfully.

Captain Blight
12-29-2009, 11:47 PM
Thank Crom for the overwhelming stupidity of the easily led.

I don't know how much further we can keep pushing our luck. By and large, the Feds are pretty smart. I wonder why and how they dropped the ball so publicly on this one.