[Intelforum] Fixing intelligence
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Fri Dec 16 11:21:50 EST 2005
Interestingly enough, French security has been very busy of late, and
surprisingly effective. Perhaps some lessons learned can be got from
them . . .
French Arrests 'Linked to Zarqawi'
Europe - France French counterterrorism agents on Thursday arrested
three suspects believed to have "indirect links" to al Qaeda in Iraq
leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a police spokeswoman said. more...
Note, that having "indirect links" can get you arrested in France. In
the U.S., we are still arguing over aspects of the Patriot Act that
makes one wonder whether we are really serious about this whole thing.
Perhaps French law is different. What do you think?
Kate.Reid-Smith at cdu.edu.au wrote:
>...and might I also respectfully add that the problems are not only limited
>to the USA, one suspects the lack of offencive CI across the board is also
>severely lacking among several others such as in Australia and Britain as
>well...a point taken given the seemingly aggressive PRC activities across a
>wider field in Southeast Asia, and I also support the point that for far
>too long the fourth arm of the government - the media - has been taking too
>much of the lead in shaping public opinion. One might also argue that the
>lack of lateral thought is astounding as is the self-perpetuating
>'self-licking icecream' syndrome that appears to be becoming the accepted
>'norm' in CI arguments.
>Charles Darwin University
>"Anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with
>surprising effectiveness. A genuine unfashionable opinion is almost never
>given a fair hearing."
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