Originally posted by futsnfup
I was wondering exactly where you got your so-called "Intel" from? Being a veteran and ex-military intel type myself, I just have to know. Is your intel based on conversations you've had with some of your Arab hating buddies in the barracks? It's pretty obvious from your comments that you haven't worked any ops focused on the Middle East, if you've ever worked in the Intelligence community at all.
Do you honestly believe that our country was blindsided by the attacks of September 11th? Do you honestly believe that the NSA had email correspondence detailing these attacks but failed to produce a translation until three days after the attack? C'mon, is this how Intel was handled in any unit or agency you ever worked with? Have you ever, in your supposed intel career, witnessed an intercepted transmission, of any type, that was then left to sit for three days untranslated? We don't intercept communications to shelve them. That's not how it works, if you've worked in intel, you know this!
Remember Pearl Harbor. We let an attack happen once. What makes you think our government wouldn't let it happen again? Without 9/11 the door to war in the Middle East would have remained closed to this administration. Do a little digging of your own. Especially keep your eye on what Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Perle were up to in the 90's. They have been looking for a catalyst to ignite that region for the last 12 years. The evidence is out there...... use your intel skills to go get it!
The intelligence community in the USA government does whatever the current regime wants it to ferret out. It ignores that which will help the administration.
Both CIA and FBI knew of the impending 9/11 threat. Both elected to ignore it on the advice of John Ashcroft who was working with Wolfowitz and Rumfeld to turn simple-minded W Bush into a blazing warhawk--and succeeded.
No American needed to die in the WTC--that was strictly determined by Wolfowitz and Bush in consultation with his father HW who believed a war would redeem his tarnished reputation.