Sometime after 9/11 our local Republican club invited an agent from the FBI to speak to our group about terrorism. What a disappointment! All he could talk about was the danger Timothy McVeigh types posed. He could not, or would not, connect the dots to anything else. I asked him about the obvious physical resemblence between sketches of John Doe #2 of OK City and Jose Padilla.
“Who’s Jose Padilla?” he asked. JP had been arrested about 18 mos. prior trying to smuggle material for a “dirty” bomb into the US. I thought EVERYBODY knew who JP was at that time. Cerainly everybody at the Republican CLub knew who he was that night.
But, not our intrepid FBI agent. I decided that either he was incompetent, or he was lying. This agent was out of either the Milwaukee, or the Chicago, office. All he was interested in was computers.
I’m not surprised at all.