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  •  Speaking for myself (2+ / 0-)
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    Jo Bob, maryabein

    If they ever manage to stumble on a terrorist attack (which doesn't look likely), yes, I would like to know beforehand before I get my legs blown off.

    •  They've thwarted attacks, but I guess that doesn't (1+ / 0-)
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      johnny wurster

      count and if they alert an attacker beforehand by alerting you, the attacker can make alternate plans to evade them and CARRY OUT THE ATTACK.  Alerting a terrorist doesn't help YOU, or anyone other than the terrorist.

      Yeesh.

      Best. President. Ever.

      by Little Lulu on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 10:52:34 AM PDT

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      •  What attacks? (0+ / 0-)

        DiFi was asked about this and could only come up with Mumbai (which was actually a success bombing).

        No thwarting I can see.  

        And you're pretty quick to volunteer other people to act as bait for the terrorists.

        •  Volunteering you as "bait?". WTH? Are you (1+ / 0-)
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          johnny wurster

          kidding?  Having the ability to track attackers without their knowledge and STOPPING THEM from bombing YOU is the opposite of using you as "bait."

          And you seem to be forgetting the much hated drone attacks that have taken out loads of al Qaida new number ones the moment they make that announcement.  Wonder how we found 'em to blow 'em away?  Couldn't be covert surveillance on our part, could it?  Nah!  That would mean the government can actually get stuff done and that's aintithetical to your premise, isn't it?

          Best. President. Ever.

          by Little Lulu on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 11:47:38 AM PDT

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