The attacks in Brussels rocked the globe.
Unfortunately we’re already learning that the perpetrators of this attack were already known to authorities. Why does it always seem to be the case that these individuals are always known before hand?
Of course as Americans in these situations we look to our government for reassurance that this can’t happen here, and absolutely everything is being done to prevent something like this from happening. To assure you, the public, that your government has everything under control Homeland Security crafted this tweet.
I don’t know about you, but this tweet doesn’t really instill confidence in me. If there’s no ‘credible’ evidence, then there has to be information they’re discounting.
I don’t believe in living in fear either. It’s not right to stay home because you think radical muslims could strike at the grocery store where you’re shopping.
However, when you look at the events leading up to 9/11, there were multiple intelligence reports issued to President Bush that clearly stated that Osama Bin Laden was planning an attack on U.S. soil. At the time these were not credible enough to tell the public about.
The U.S. spends billions of dollars on all of its intelligence programs, and while it’s modern to have a Twitter account, it doesn’t matter one bit that our intelligence agencies actually maintain one themselves.
And if they have endless resources to spend why can’t they allocate a modicum of that budget to employee actual internet marketers and copywriters to compose coherent tweets that understand the brand that they’re selling?
I prefer Fear Department to anything else the government puts out.
As always, be sober and vigilant.