The WA/BC border is one of the most significant entry pts for terrorist that our country has, as well as for illegal materials.
Canada is a significant staging ground for terrorists of all brands.
Besides building their own networks, all type of terrorists will use smuggling routes and the in-place smugglers themselves, to move people and materials.
As the masses sleep, we and our allies have prevented quite a few attacks bigger than Sept11. and probably hundreds of small ones. We CAN’t talk about them because doing so means the “journalists” and lawyers, etc. will know HOW we stopped the attacks and that tool will no longer be available. The only way to keep the evolutionary cycle in our favor is Operational Security of our techniques.
March 24, 2008 2:48 PM
Insights Training Discussion Group
[It’s an interesting dilemma. And it goes much further than what is obvious at first glance. If you were to arrest and prosecute them then only the first one or two attempts would be unsuccessful. The methods of detection would come out in the trial(s) making it much more likely subsequent attempts would work. So what can you do? Put a sack over their head and ship them Club Gitmo on a military plane in the middle of the night? Put a bullet in their head and feed them to the sharks and crabs? But what about due process? Yeah, they are terrorists. But what if President Obama declares the NRA to be a terrorist network? Do NRA members then get the same treatment?–Joe]