FBI? They had an informant --living with two of the hijackers --several months before the attack. Field agents sent reports --on students who didn't want to learn how to land; requests for court order to examine suspicious people, computers; one sent over 70 e-mail requesting permission to pick up, question suspicious foreigner. FBI management: denied permission or ignored all.
One brilliant person --in FBI --connected all the dots of coordinated terrorist organization --long before US attack: forced out of FBI on minor infraction, management jealous, annoyed at his intelligence; John O'Neal subsequently took job: head of Security -World Trade Center, New York; died while working, September 11.
Occupant went to New York, several days later, told mourning firefighters, police, grieving new orphans, widows, parents and the country: US government would strike those who attacked us. Three years, five months and several billion dollars later: nobody involved in the attack tried, arrested or even caught. The rest of the world, however, despises, fears, loathes us. Does that cause you to feel "safe" --are you safe?
In case they hadn't read a newspaper, watched TV, heard weather report, White House administration was given written and video notice that a really big hurricane, worst hurricane ever, was headed to Gulf Coast states. But "genius" puppeteer was on vacation; President of Vice: off fishing; Occupant: on vacation, as usual. The thirteenth person offered job of heading up nation's security: got on a plane --in the opposite direction, the day hurricane struck; then declared media coverage of damage, effect, devastation, after-affect was "over-blown, exaggerated." Occupant? Not watching any TV, so his staff prepared a tape --what happened to four of the 50 states he swore to protect.
He watched the tape --while survivors rescued off roofs, trudged through 5' high water sludge and debris to arrive at 'refuge' center --no water, food, hygiene facilities, medical care or even any cots. Pentagon nabs $420 billion bucks every year, but couldn't manage to spare any of it or use any Black Hawks or ordinary helicopters to air drop water or MREs to desperate survivors. That is our money. Would you like to sit in extreme heat, surrounded by filth --without water or food --for days? --A good thing for children?
Five entire days later: Occupant shambled on down to New Orleans to pat fed people on the back for "heck of a job." Later: his PR people grabbed available generators --so he could make a 'feel good' speech with attractive background lit up, seen by no one in the four states --without electricity, shelter or TVs.
Twelve months later: survivors have one foot 'at home' --one foot in relocation cities, rooted nowhere as they wait...for facts, answers, master plan, decisions, promised funds to rebuild, as thousands of gallons of water bubbles away daily out of broken pipes. They wait for electricity, just like Iraqis.... Only unlike Iraq: schools, hospitals, libraries --roads, pipes, pumps, levies haven't been repaired.
Occupant: took "full responsibility" for fed failure to get off their collective butts --get anything in gear. --Ya so, what's changed? --What's his penalty --what cost to him?
Where is Osama? Pentagon: headed by civilian, Donald Rumsfeld, chosen by Occupant, who has no military experience, ordered generals NOT to read After-War plans for Iraq, didn't have a problem with US military violating Geneva Conventions --or with prisoners standing for 12 hours a day; over-sees vast bloated top-heavy bureaucracy, that receives $420 Billion annually; protects no one but themselves, their budget; hasn't got Clue One how to secure peace in Iraq, protect US military or exit.
Occupant and his oil pals: used the military to attempt to loot Iraq --take its oil, while telling Americans, world: Iraq --"imminent threat" to this country. WHAT did Iraq or its leader have to do with September 11, 2001 attack on this country? Should our best, brightest die --to engorge some fat cats? Who should loose an eye --leg --hand --arm to enrich these people?
"Genius" puppeteer thinks, no doubt, that he is clever --for getting Oval Office occupant to blame Americans, at fault --for "addiction to oil." --Americans use oil instead of??? Where is: alternative? What is Penta-goofs using to run their fake war? These people have been occupying White House nearly SIX Years --where is alternative fuel --ideas, budget, incentive, engineers, scientists --PLAN for alternative fuel?
Question: if he and his posse failed to prevent attack --on one month's notice;
failed to respond --before or after to a natural disaster --when they had five full days notice
do we need a third disaster --to get it: these people have admitted --can't/ won't/ don't know how to protect --defend --or even prepare?<>
Entire country, all Americans put in jeopardy by invading a country, angering vast numbers of people in other countries; has not secured ports or transportation or chemical plants or oil refineries or airport cargo --nor captured those responsible for the attack --after five years.
We DON'T need government to swipe rights granted in the Bill of Rights, regulate religion, invade privacy, determine 'acceptable' personal behavior. Protecting citizens is primary reason for government. --That is entire purpose, to do for us --for the common good, that which we can not do individually. --But these people?
As they make midnight raids on Treasury, slipping pork into bills that gets bacon shipped 'back home' but violate fiscal responsibility, Republican principles, ethics, decency and future generations' ability to live decent safe life: How many more have to die --before we ALL get it?
2,617 Americans: will not come back from Iraq
62,000 Americans: wounded, maimed, permanently injured
100,000+ Iraqis: perished since American invasion
Treasury: $8 TRILLION debt --and soaring
Republicans can spend money, but they can't protect, defend Any body --but themselves. Isn't two strikes enough --to count Occupant, his administration and his employees, his Party, his Republican supporters in Senate, in House of Representatives out?
-Republicans: not good for health
-Work with friends, neighbors and co-workers to Get electronic "vote" machines removed
tag: Homeland Security, arrogant incompetent disaster preparedness protection, Republican spending, bloated ineffectual Pentagon, natural disaster, 9/11, November election