Thursday, October 16, 2008

National Terrorist Alert News Site Practices Censorship

One of the sites I follow is the National Terrorist Alert News, as it shows you just how stupid and idiotic the Department of Homeland Security actually is, shows you how vulnerable we are as a nation because of the inept actions of almost every dpeartment of our Federal Government sworn to protect us. This is a topic of interest to me, as I live less than three miles from the aging, environmentally dangerous failing nuclear reactors known as Indian Point that gained national notice when it was learned one of the planes that crashed into the World Trade Center Towers flew right past them in route, could have easily have flown into one of them instead of the Twin Towers.

In the past few days I've left comments on a couple of their stories because I had either covered the topic here on my blog (such as the World Bank's computers being HACKED), or they were stories about such horrid National Security that I could not resist...well, apparently the National Terrorist Alert News has decided to censor any comments that speak negatively of our Nation's security apparatus, as all of my responses have been removed. Not a problem...from here on out, I'll just share their articles here, and post my comments underneath. My first such example is a story about three very high profile radios that have been stolen from West Point.

West Point Reports Theft Of Radio Equipment Worth $400K - Reward

Submitted by national on Thursday, 16 October 2008No Comment

Army investigators are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to whoever stole more than $400,000 worth of equipment from a warehouse at West Point.

According to the Army Criminal Investigation Command, the crime occurred between 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 7 a.m. Sept. 17 in a storage facility near Washington Gate.

The perimeter fence around the warehouse was cut, CID reports said, and the “door to the building, although secured with lock and key, was easy to open with a strenuous pull.”

The stolen goods included 330 Motorola Portable Astro Digital XTS 5000 radios, worth $1,142 each, and about 600 Ni-Cad batteries worth $87 each.

The most interoperable radio of its class, the Motorola XTS 5000 radio is an incredibly versatile Public Safety portable designed for mission-critical APCO Project 25 users. APCO Project 25 is a set of industry standards for digital mobile radio designed primarily for public safety agencies.

Investigators publicized the theft and introduced the reward this week. Anyone with information is asked to call Special Agent Jared Kalmes at 938-7548.


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    So, three radios that would be invaluable to terrorist who were say, trying to attack Indian Point, are stolen from West Point in the middle of the night from a poorly defended and improperly secured building…value well over $400,000. Yet, trying to get information on the CHEAP, they offer a paltry $5,000 reward which is probably tied to arrest and conviction…which often times does not happen. I would think Jared Kalmes is smart enough to realize it will take a reward worth more than one percent of the value to get people to loosen their lips. Also wondering here what action is being taken against higher ups at West Point for treating such sensitive equipment in such a cavalier way? Sounds like my Single Malt Scotch has better security than these radios had.

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