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Woolsey: Foiling the Next Attack
Opinion Journal ^ | 05/21/2002 | R. JAMES WOOLSEY

Posted on 05/20/2002 9:06:48 PM PDT by Pokey78

Edited on 04/23/2004 12:04:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

It might be useful to call a truce, step back from the finger-pointing about who in the government made what mistakes before Sept. 11, and look for a moment at who was doing things right.

Much of the information upon which these men reached their conclusions was available to the rest of us. Why weren't we as perceptive as Rick Rescorla et al.?


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1 posted on 05/20/2002 9:06:48 PM PDT by Pokey78
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To: Miss Marple
Your thoughts? I'm outta here for the night...
2 posted on 05/20/2002 9:09:27 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma
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To: Pokey78
The way to foil the next attack is the exact same as the Allies did to the Germans, Italians and the Japanese in World War II.

Completely destroy their ability and desire to make war. Bomb them and their cities into smithereens until they come begging for unconditional surrender.

Hopefully the sleeping giant (USA) won't hit the snooze button and will wake up and come out swinging.
3 posted on 05/20/2002 9:11:18 PM PDT by xrp
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To: All
"One major reason is that much of the terrorists' plotting may be done here in the U.S.,
as terrorist expert Steven Emerson has been saying for years. "

It's your choice, sit at home OR actually get out and help defend America.

How YOU can assist fighting terrorist cells in the United Sates.
17yrs old and up, no upper age limit. Something for everyone to do




Jihad in America: Author Steve Emerson explains how he made video, lived to tell about it

4 posted on 05/20/2002 9:20:00 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Pokey78
Gee a Manhatten Project!

Please, dont put Condi on it.

Let her go play her piano.

Put her on her oil tanker.

Get her a library card.

Buy her a puter and teach her to google, but please,please dont let her on this new team!

5 posted on 05/20/2002 9:29:11 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Pokey78;Reformjoy;Snow Bunny;Fred Mertz;Joe Montana;ChaseR;VOA;RonDog;68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub...
NEVER FORGET

...For more on the LifeSaving U.S. 7th Cavalry Hero of the Battle of IA DRANG-1965, the Bombing of the World Trade Center-1993 and the Airstrikes on the World Trade Center-2001...

...please see my Bookmarked...

RICK RESCORLA/"WE WERE SOLDIERS"/IA DRANG-1965

.. www.Freerepublic.com ..Threads...

...simply by accessing the.. ALOHA RONNIE ..on this Post.

...May I suggest first checking out my last Bookmarked Thread titled:

.. 'The bravest man I ever knew'..

...And above all ..-THANK YOU JAMES WOOLSEY-.. for following in the true LifeSaving foosteps of one ..RICK RESCORLA.. in a new -Time of War- in a new Century ..with an Enemy that is now Within.

Signed:..ALOHA RONNIE / Vet-Battle of IA DRANG-1965 / www.LxRay.com

NEVER FORGET

6 posted on 05/20/2002 9:36:13 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: ALOHA RONNIE;All
ALOHA RONNIE Guyer-Vet/Battle of IA DRANG-1965
asks that we sign this Petition for Tower 2 Lifesaver ..RICK RESCORLA


RICK RESCORLA's Picture graces the Cover of ALOHA RONNIE's Commanding Officer
Lt. Col. HAL G. MOORE's Bestselling Book about the Battle of IA DRANG-1965
where RICK's heroism is highlighted on -35- different pages..!


Click Here to sign the petition.

Petition to the President of the United States to bestow America's Medal of Freedom Award on New York City's Tower 2 Lifesaver Hero ..RICK RESCORLA..
ON SEPT 11TH IN SPITE OF BEING TOLD HIS BUILDING WAS NOT IN DANGER, HE IMPLEMENTED THE EVACUATION PLAN HE HAD DEVELOPED FOR HIS FIRM, MORGAN STANLEY. AS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS EFFORTS THAT DAY AND HIS QUICK ACTION, OVER 2,600 EMPLOYEES WERE SAVED. MR. RESCORLA WAS LAST SEEN GOING UP TO RESCUE PEOPLE WHO WERE UNABLE TO GET DOWN. HIS ACTIONS REFLECT THE VERY BEST ABOUT AMERICA,
ITS CITIZENS AND ITS DREAMS.

7 posted on 05/20/2002 9:40:20 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
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To: Pokey78
A ***PART**** of the answer is in his doc.

LIBRARIANS are used to handling massive amounts of information and filtering it out for users--especially REFERENCE LIBRARIANS.

Some super sharp such should be enlisted in this war. . . and paid well for it.

8 posted on 05/20/2002 9:41:09 PM PDT by Quix
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To: Pokey78
The only true answer to this is for the Gov't to spy on in's people and racial profiling !

The Right will freek out about the first and the left will freek about the second !

It will happen and it's just a matter of when?

I bet right after the next major attack !

9 posted on 05/20/2002 9:42:53 PM PDT by america-rules
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To: Betty Jo
Why keep Condi off the team?
10 posted on 05/20/2002 9:43:40 PM PDT by Quix
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To: Quix
Rice's job pre 9-11 had nothing to do with security inside the US ! That's never been the role of her position ! It's always been foreign affairs/security but I'm sure that's changed now?
11 posted on 05/20/2002 9:46:42 PM PDT by america-rules
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To: All
NEVER FORGET

...For more on just WHO did all this to LifeSaving Hero ..RICK RESCORLA.. at Tower 2 on Sept 11th may I also suggest checking out the following Threads:

'September 11, 2001--Another Day That Will Live in Infamy'

...in the.. www.WeWereSodliersFILM.com ..-Off Topic- General Discussion Forum.

'Guilty CLINTON: "It ain't my Fault" (9-11-01)' -&-

'WE are ALL SOLDIERS Now'

...in the.. www.Newsmax.com ..-Operation Enduring Freedom- Forum.

Thank You ALL Very Much.

NEVER FORGET

12 posted on 05/20/2002 9:49:59 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: america-rules
OK, SO her past brief has been outside CONUS.

Howsomever . . . uhhhhh. . . . given her manner, cleverness and raw mental horsepower . . . it seems foolish to leave her off an important team unless higher priority demands require it.

13 posted on 05/20/2002 9:51:15 PM PDT by Quix
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To: Quix
Because she's the twit that is the NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER!

When told to get a report she didnt have the brains to make it real!

14 posted on 05/20/2002 10:01:01 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo
Betty Jo, please elaborate. What is it makes her unfit for inclusion?
15 posted on 05/20/2002 10:06:57 PM PDT by Eugene Tackleberry
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To: All
NEVER FORGET

...May I also suggest checking out the ..RICK RESCORLA.. Story on our U.S. 7th Cavalry ..'WE WERE SOLDIERS ONCE and YOUNG'.. website..

.. www.LzXray.com ..

...Also get a hold of ..-Dateline NBC's-.. outstanding ..RICK RESCORLA.. Story that aired in March 2002 that starts out with we IA DRANG-1965 Veterans -&- a newly widowed ..SUSAN RESCORLA.. at dawn on Veterans Day Sunday at Washington D.C.'s Vietnam Wall in honor of our 1965, and now 2001, Fallen Brothers.

Thank You ALL Very Much.

NEVER FORGET

16 posted on 05/20/2002 10:11:47 PM PDT by ALOHA RONNIE
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To: Eugene Tackleberry
Go read what her duties are.

She obviously didnt take them seriously.

17 posted on 05/20/2002 10:15:26 PM PDT by Betty Jo
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To: Betty Jo
Guess I missed that one. What are you referring to?
18 posted on 05/20/2002 10:25:03 PM PDT by Quix
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To: Betty Jo
You know, I just have to comment on what seem to me grossly unfair remarks made over and over about this administration. Do you even realize that this new administration have had their hands full trying to plug all the holes left by 8 long sorry pathetic years of treasonous acts by the previous administration?

Give W and his team a break, for crying out loud! I'm constantly impressed by what they're accomplishing. Maybe they're not perfect, but it's a darn sight better than what we had to endure before.

19 posted on 05/20/2002 10:44:27 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Pokey78
Find the missing 9 tons of sodium cyanide taken gunpoint and you'll stop the next attack. That's about 8 million lethal doses. The papers aren't even talking about it.
20 posted on 05/20/2002 10:46:13 PM PDT by John Jamieson
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