Blast inquiry attacks UN security

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  1. DoyleG

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  2. Attacking Minded

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    Jun 22, 2002
    And these people want to be in charge of the reconstruction? Yeah, sure.
     
  3. DoyleG

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    What wasn't mentioned in the article, but stated in others, was that some of the security actions would've made it impossible for the attack to occur.

    One of those was that the route to the service road had been blocked off by a 5 ton truck. The UN ordered that out.
     
  4. Karl K

    Karl K Member

    Oct 25, 1999
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    I love this bit from the article

    The report did not blame anyone for the security lapse, but recommended that managers be made more accountable for implementing security regulations.

    Sheesh.

    In their efforts to "distance" themselves from the occupying Americans, the UN made themselves a focal point for the very forces that they, presumably, were trying to indirectly appease.

    I am sure, when Kofi Annan spoke to Sergio Vieira de Mello's widow, and extended his condolences, I assume that this particular irony was not lost on him.

    Then again, maybe not.
     
  5. MikeLastort2

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    Because we all know the US is doing a great job keeping things secure. It's not like anyone's firing rockets at deputy directors of the US DoD.
     
  6. superdave

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    Now that I've read the WaPo article that I dedicated a thread to, I can say this...it's a damn shame they missed.
     
  7. DoyleG

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    And you accuse some of us on the right of being insensitive?
     
  8. superdave

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    Umm, major screw up by me. This was supposed to be in the Wolfowitz rocket thread.
     

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