U.S. Still at Risk and Not Doing Enough to Prevent Attacks

December 04 19:01 2005 Print This Article

WASHINGTON, December 4 – As far as the former 9/11 commissioners are concerned the United States have not learned much from the catastrophic events of 2001. Many of their recommendations haven’t been put in to place and the Katrina-disaster showed that the government is still not ready of a big event like a new terrorist attack.

Meanwhile Al Qaeda hasn’t been sitting still, many experts report that they are continuing to pursue weapons of mass destruction and a new attack is imminent, not a matter of “if” but a matter of “when”.

The former 9/11 commissioners are issuing a report on Monday which will shed a light on how many and how well their recommendations have been implemented. Today they disclosed that the government is scoring more F’s than A’s. The situation is increasingly worrisome because it seems like they are not even aware of the urgency of this matter.

For example a bill to allow communication between police forces and firefighters is still stalled in Congress, another bill to divide funds to fight terror based on the level of threat to the state is also being stalled, simply because they keep arguing over the money. The commissioners are very clear on this point, the terrorists want to hit hard and kill a lot of people so Washington and New York face the highest threat to get hit, so they should get the most money to defend their state.

It looks like the government did not learn from 9/11 and their blatant failure during hurricane Katrina did not change anything. We can only hope someone in the White House wakes up soon and smells the coffee, or in this case the imminent threat of 9/11 all over again.

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