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Could U.S. have stopped Syria's chemical attack?
« on: September 11, 2013, 02:50:20 PM »
(CNN) -- We recently learned that U.S. intelligence agencies had at least three days' warning that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to launch a chemical attack on his own people, but wasn't able to stop it. At least that's what an intelligence briefing from the White House reveals. With the combined abilities of our national intelligence apparatus -- the CIA, National Security Agency, National Reconnaissance Office and all the rest -- it's not surprising that we had advance notice. It's not known whether the U.S. shared what it knew.

More interestingly, the U.S. government did not choose to act on that knowledge (for example, launch a pre-emptive strike), which left some wondering why.

There are several possible explanations, all of which point to a fundamental problem with intelligence information and our national intelligence apparatuses.

The first possibility is that we may have had the data, but didn't fully understand what it meant. This is the proverbial connect-the-dots problem. As we've learned again and again, connecting the dots is hard. Our intelligence services collect billions of individual pieces of data every day. After the fact, it's easy to walk backward through the data and notice all the individual pieces that point to what actually happened. Before the fact, though, it's much more difficult. The overwhelming majority of those bits of data point in random directions, or nowhere at all. Almost all the dots don't connect to anything.


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Re: Could U.S. have stopped Syria's chemical attack?
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2013, 03:28:56 PM »
nagback out na si Obama at gusto niya na lang magresort in a diplomatic way

it ain't over. . .till its over


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Re: Could U.S. have stopped Syria's chemical attack?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2013, 03:11:41 AM »
yes kung sila mismo supplier tulad na kay Sadam kaso Na-napoles si Sadam

di katulad kay Napoles nakulong

kay Sadam nilusob at binitay


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Re: Could U.S. have stopped Syria's chemical attack?
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 03:42:02 AM »
i feel that this Syrian war is about money

Remember Yasser Arafat? ( hope i spell his name right ) US gave Yasser money just to stop doing terrorist actions

US gave Yasser money and natigil lang yun nung namatay si Yasser Arafat

si Saddam din ganun ngyari , remember Kuwait? Greedy Saddam borrow money from Kuwait
he cant pay for it he attack Kuwait