Posts Tagged ‘FBI’

Ill. governor arrested…

December 9, 2008

Illinois Governor Blagojevich is corrupt. So says the FBI at least. Now, it would be all too easy to say “I told you so.”

But then, that would be picking on someone that has hit bottom. It would be all to easy to post comments along the lines of “bottom feeding gun grabber” and such…

Let’s all wait for the FBI to put up or shut up, and allow the legal system to work. No comments about how the law is bought and sold across that state. Nor will I speculate about the power of pardon and the President Elect. Or about said soon to be Presidents political cronies.

Nor should we speak in terms of elitism and justice. After all, people like politicians and sports hero’s are above that which we mortals must endure.

story here

In the mean time, I can daydream

Mumbai, picking up the pieces, or picking apart the pieces?

December 1, 2008

The atrocity committed by Islam’s extremist’s in Mumbai is on the front page of websites and newspapers all over the world. People are screaming for accountability there, just as they screamed here in the United States after the World Trade Center attacks. That is a normal, and human reaction. But it really does nothing but make people feel better.

So then what might be a better way of going about things? For one thing, don’t trash the people that are the best that you have. Granted, there are times when a brand new approach is the way to go. However when you are in the classic conundrum of limited resources with outstanding demand why, I ask, get rid of what few resources you have? Did those people make mistakes? Most likely. They are also in the best position to evaluate those failures and place new procedures in place to address those weaknesses. Sure, get some new blood in those places at some point in time. However, when your nation is reeling with grief, and running on emotion is not the time to change the only person, or people that know how to steer the vehicle.

India is looking beyond it’s borders for assistance, and that is indeed a good thing. This is a problem that the entire civilized world faces, not just India. Information is the first principle of warfare. Shared information brings strength that a single entity simply cannot possess. After all, the well known story of the quarreling brothers, and the father that taught them that as individual arrows leaves them weak, but joined together they are strong truly applies here.

It appears that many nations do realize that and that India is allowing it’s friends to help them in their time of need. Mass casualty planning is far from an easy thing to do. The various contingencies involved can be mind boggling. This is where nations can be greatly enabled by one another. Terrorism is no different than any other disaster situation. With one very big difference. It is wholly human caused. Humans are easier to figure out than earthquakes for example. They (humans) are much more predictable.

I submit that many nations working in concert will be much more effective at combating terrorism than single nations, or small groups of nations can, or will ever be. Both India and Pakistan need to work together to help fight this cancer called terrorism.

It is not simply a thing of tracking Muslims either. There are several groups in the general region that have their own agendas. The rattling of nuclear sabers will not do anything but make a few blowhards feel better.

Rogue Agency plagues the good guys…

May 9, 2008

A rogue agency, whose very mission was to interfere with the rights of American citizens was, during the Clinton Days given a legitimate mission, later was merged with the good guys. You know, the F.B.I. Well, it appears that they still find it impossible to play well with others. From the folks that brought you Ruby Ridge and the holocaust at Waco we have them acting like cocaine gang bangers involved in a turf war.

Here’s what I think. Get rid of everyone of them, and turn over any duties that they are rightfully performing to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

In the five years since the FBI and ATF were merged under the Justice Department to coordinate the fight against terrorism, the rival law enforcement agencies have fought each other for control, wasting time and money and causing duplication of effort, according to law enforcement sources and internal documents.

Their new boss, the attorney general, ordered them to merge their national bomb databases, but the FBI has refused. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has long trained bomb-sniffing dogs; the FBI started a competing program.

At crime scenes, FBI and ATF agents have threatened to arrest one another and battled over jurisdiction and key evidence. The ATF inadvertently bought counterfeit cigarettes from the FBI — the government selling to the government — because the agencies are running parallel investigations of tobacco smuggling between Virginia and other states.

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