As more and more news is coming out regarding what is now called by the news media as the underpants Bomber (the Nigerian Guy), it is now become clearer that there was a huge failure of intelligence. There were so many signs that he could have been caught before hand, but whatever is the case, we have spent so much money on intelligence and still the result is that the best way to prevent is as simple as people besides the alleged bomber stop them. No amount of money can replace this simple tactics.
There has always been this case that the intelligence agencies don’t share information among them or pass it along as it seems (by account of the news) and they jealously guard their turf. I don’t understand this if this is the country we have to defend why hesitant in sharing information. If something does happens what kind of turf they would be defending if that turf is destroyed by internal bickering. We need to make absolutely sure that every intelligence agency is on the same page and intelligence and information is shared immediately no matter what little information each agency has. And if it does not happen than heads should roll immediately. I am sick and tired of paying my taxes and at the end of the day what I get is poor response and confused statements and lax security. I go through the security like every body does and if the civil rights are violated so that it makes me secure than I am willing to have that.