Cba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4530 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1207 times:
I also recall an article in the NY times a while back that said that French intelligence sent the FBI warnings about possible terrorist attacks in August, 2001, however the American govt. ignored the warnings, deeming the risk level not high enough. Over the years, even before 9/11, the French have provided us bounds of information about Islamic terrorists. However everyone seems to forget this.
Mandala499 From Indonesia, joined Aug 2001, 6399 posts, RR: 74 Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
If the US have a minister for information like the Iraqis do... (ie. same level of intelligence)... he'd say this... "You're either with us or against us... if you provide us intelligence on our enemies, we can only conclude that you are linked with them and therefore you are against us... regardless of the circumstances..."
Just kidding... Surely Americans deserve a better president and cabinet!
When losing situational awareness, pray Cumulus Granitus isn't nearby !
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 79 Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1112 times:
Then of course there is Liberia, ruled by a gangster, massive human rights abuses, spilling over to other nearby nations, and this an African state with strong US links.
They are crying out for Bush to send the Marines in.
Bet he won't.
GDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 12948 posts, RR: 79 Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1067 times:
Yes, and the situation is as bad as ever, and they what the USMC back, or anyone really, if you are that desperate you'd hardly be too fussed.
A lot of people seem to think that Liberia does have strong US ties, still, no 'nation building' I suppose, (unless Bush's business cronies can make a pile of $ out of it). http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2992752.stm