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The Government has spent tons of money on a system that will collect information on terrorism in a central data bank that agencies with a need to know can access along with "others". Nearly four years after 9/11 the FBI still does not have a unified computerized system to deal with domestic terror.

The seventh bullet at the Terrorist Screening Center, TYSC, says in part:

"That’s what the Terrorist Screening Center, or TSC, is all about. Created in 2003, the TSC maintains the U.S. government’s consolidated Terrorist Watchlist—a single database of identifying information about those known or reasonably suspected of being involved in terrorist activity.

By supporting the ability of front-line screening agencies to positively identify known or suspected terrorists trying to obtain visas, enter the country, board aircraft, or engage in other activity, the consolidated Terrorist Watch list is one of the most effective counter-terrorism tools for the U.S. government."

Consolidation of information is vital in this age of terror. Using such information effectively is quite another matter. People in the FBI and the CIA had information that could have alerted us to the type of problem we woke up to on 9/11. No one was listening--much less trying to put numerous clues together to create a picture.

After three long years, we still have two questions:

  • Is anyone listening?
  • Who is included in the "others" classification?

Publisher's note

We fear the answers, for some who did not listen were promoted after 9/11! See: Guardian Patriots.


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