Ten Short Years

The New York Police Department is doing everything it can to make sure there’s not another 9/11 here and that more innocent New Yorkers are not killed by terrorists,” NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. “And we have nothing to apologize for in that regard.”

– “With CIA help, NYPD built secret effort to monitor mosques, daily life of Muslim neighborhoods“, AP, Aug 24, 2011

In the months after 9/11, the FBI deployed its investigative apparatus as a blunt weapon. In November 2001, the Department of Justice began conducting “voluntary interviews” with 5,000 Middle Eastern non-citizens. Hundreds of FBI agents were dispatched across the country to conduct the interviews, with standard questions like “Are you aware of anybody who reacted in a surprising way about the terrorist attacks? Maybe you got to work and maybe a coworker said, ‘Good, I’m glad that happened’?”

– “To catch a terrorist: The FBI hunts for the enemy within“, Petra Bartosiewicz, Harper’s, Aug 2011.

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2 thoughts on “Ten Short Years”

  1. Pakistan from the very beginning of its existance have idealized USA , and I think all the states, and individuals, have always been targeting soft and easy first in the middle and towards the end.

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