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Reader comment on item: L.A.'s Thwarted Terror Spree

Submitted by jeff hoyne (United States), Sep 7, 2005 at 00:54

Great article. I am tired of the far left, and their ignorance of the threats we face. I do have a problem with you saying that law enforcement showed "ineptitude". Speaking from first hand experience, this was a great case of (local) law enforcement taking a simple robbery farther than it's face, and turning it into a terror investigation/arrest. That is how law enforcement is done. You start small, and if you are smart, lucky, and diligent, things turn into bigger things. You assume that law enforcement was inept because of what exactly? That we do not know what ALL of our enemies are doing 24 hours a day? Local cops made good, thinking of the big picture, not just wanting to close a few robberies. Your expectation is an unreasonable demand...

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Daniel Pipes replies:

That law enforcement, handed a treasure-trove of information on the mobile phone, made the most of it is to its credit. But to pat itself on the back for breaking a case that it knew nothing about, although hatched right under its eyes in a prison, means that the necessary introspection and self-criticism will not take place.


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