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The Morning Mix with Davey D - April 16, 2013 at 8:00am

The Morning Mix, for April 16, 2013 - 8:00am

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I thought Davey D's take on

I thought Davey D's take on the medias response Boston Marathon attacks was noteworthy. I would just emphasize the point about 'Do we know if homeland security did its job?" Are we allowed to know whether they searched the area previous to the bombings or whether they had surveillance video? Are we allowed to know what standard procedure is roughly? I imagine we are not allowed to know any of these questions. But what is perhaps more troubling is the average citizens inability to even ponder the importance of such questions. I believe the supposed reason for no public transparency will be that we cannot let the potential evil doers know what Homeland Security ,or whatever intelligence agency you choose, is doing. The tradeoff is clear secrecy equals lack of transparency which is unfortunately equivalent to blind trust. And blind trust has been a prescription for disaster in much of our history.Then we have the most sophisticated technology in the hands of the longtime world leader in violence and posturing, and i would say you have cause for at least some concern about what they are up too.
I am not saying this attack had to have been an inside job. All I am saying is that the lens we look through at all this stuff makes all the difference I think Davey D was saying some of this in a milder way when he asked, "How do we know if HS did its job? " Pathetic that this is considered a radical question however.

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