Napolitano: terror threat may be highest since 9/11

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  1. tom911
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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/02/09/terror.threat/index.html?on.cnn=1
     
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    The terrorist threat to the U.S. homeland has continued to "evolve" and may now "be at its most heightened state" since the September 11, 2001, terror attacks...

    Does that mean that without the institution of the TSA and the expenditures and the X-Ray scanners and the groping searches it would have been at an even more most heightened state?

    Is she admitting to failure or, more likely, demanding even more resources? (rhetorical question alert)

    Napolitano argued that terrorists would ultimately benefit if certain airport screening procedures do not remain random. If rules are set down regarding the treatment of certain groups, she said, terrorists would "know those rules" and learn how to manipulate them.

    Yet she has set down rules regarding the treatment of certain groups, including children under 12, airline crews, and airport employees for all practical purposes. They're exempted. Yet she claims to worried about how terrorists would "know those rules..."
     
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    We're fortunate that the terrorists don't want to attack anything other than airplanes!

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  4. James Dombrowski
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    So she has some inside info that the US govt is planning another false flag attack?
     
  5. kiwi
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    Good grief. Just because virtually anything may be possible doesn't mean it is even remotely likely.
     
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    Why don't more people tire of "The boy who cried wolf" claims?
     
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    So the "boy/girl who cried wolf" is still claiming the threat may be the highest since 9/11 even as the expected damages of such are no greater this year than what has occurred in the decade prior to 9/11? Sounds to me like the risk is actually much lower than some are willing to acknowledge in public, or the admission is but an implied assertion that the previous Administration and/or the current Administration's foreign and domestic actions have not been effective. Either way, the head of DHS and TSA should resign and investigations into previous government employees' actions should commence.
     
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    Because in the U.S. right now, more people are watching Egypt, Lindsay Lohan and Verizon's iPhone4 release.
     
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    Most people in the U.S. are not watching Egypt. Most of the members couldn't name Mubarak and assumed the entire thing was a Muslim extremist takeover attempt. Small sampling with no statistical value but it's telling nonetheless.
     
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    My comment wasn't about the intellect of most Americans.

    My point was that Brian, Diane and Katie are talking more about Egypt and the other things. Plus, it's a tiresome message repeated several times (also done sometimes on false premises) by Secretaries Ridge, Chertoff and Napolitano, to the point of it not being news anymore.
     
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    I understand completely. I went off on tangent, lack of intellect irritates me no end. And in any case, your point coincides with my boy who cried wolf comment earlier. It's no different than being at threat level orange for most of a decade with repeated announcements about it in airports as the status quo - so repetitive that the whole thing becomes meaningless. Someone finally realized that and did away with the color chart. Now if they'd just expand that thinking a bit more...
     
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    Well said.

    Agree completely on the color chart thing.

    Also, the possibility of the risk-management model that might be coming, as mentioned in the other thread, the ice might be thawing at DHS/TSA. Although, that could be subjective given the possibility that the TSA likely mis-fired on its calculations about the strip-search machines on many different levels.
     
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    Speaking of Lindsay Lohan, did you see that dress she wore into court......LOL![​IMG]
     
  14. Too bad she is not running for Senate.
     

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