Journal: Deja Vu on FBI Ignoring Advance Warnings

03 India, 09 Justice, 09 Terrorism, 10 Security, Cultural Intelligence, Law Enforcement, Methods & Process, Officers Call
NYT on FBI Failure (Again)

Years before 26/11, Headley wives told US of his LeT links (Indian Express)

FBI ignored Headley wife’s warning on LeT (Times of India)

U.S. Had Warnings on Plotter of Mumbai Attack (New York Times)

FBI knew Headley had LeT links in 2005 (Hindustani Times)

Phi Beta Iota: The FBI has two walk-ins on 9/11 in advance of the event, one in Newark, NJ and the other in Orlando, FL.  In both instances, because the FBI did not recognize any of the names being reported, it blew off the walk-in.  Something similar appears to have happened here, BUT there is also yet another instance of a US person being in the employ of the US Government (similar to the botched car bomb attack on the World Trade Center) and their activities being a) sanctioned by one US agency and b) not being reported to other US agencies or to allies.  The US secret world is HOSED strategically, operationally, tactically, and technically….. it is cultural “unfit for duty.”   We continue to believe that an Open Source Agency and a Multinational Decision-Support Centre with reach-back to at least 90 countries is the way to kick-off 21st Century Intelligence.  See the Virtual Cabinet series at the Huffington Post for the larger context within which we believe US intelligence must be reinvented.