Net Assessment of USG Capacity to Handle Domestic Terrorism –BOSTON MARATHON ATTACK: Major Disaster for POTUS; WH National Sec Staff; FBI; Mueller; Eric Holder; CIA; Boston Police Force; Governor Deval Patrick.
The horrendous handling of the Boston Marathon bombing proved once again that an ACT OF TERRORISM is 96% successful in creating its initial intention—FEAR. But in this particular case---a so-called act of ‘terrorism’ created the ABSOLUTE DREAM of ANY WORLD WIDE TERRORIST---COMPLETE PARALYSIS and LOCKDOWN OF BOSTON AND it’s ENVIRONS!!
The Boston Bombing paralysed a metro area of 4 million through fear alone and the subsequent inept handling of the siege.
In crisis management, there are three basic principles which the founding fathers of Counter Terrorism and Hostage Negotiation initiated and taught over thirty years of experience:
 Control –Media, Violence, and Complexity of Situation.
 Minimize the Theater of Fear and Terrorism—this is the most inviolate principle which differentiates the amateur from the professional crisis manager. The press is borne and embedded as part and parcel of the theater of terrorism.
The more media coverage, the greater the impact of the fear.
The reporters become the RESONATORS and AMPLIFIERS of the fear factor. The job of the professional is to eliminate that factor by not reporting events or ‘managing’ the media coverage.
In my experience, I literally cut off the access of the networks to the perpetrators. Even in the age of the internet it is even easier to control the ‘official’ media coverage through silence and ‘no responses’. But once the media is asked to help in the apprehension of the perpetrator, the crisis is now controlled by the terrorists.
I have run crises with 500 Hostages in three buildings in Washington DC with several already dead, my one and only job was to free the hostages, minimize the impact the fear of the terrorism in Washington DC and protect the office of the presidency.
 NEVER ESCALATE the CRISIS to the level where the POTUS is involved in either decision making or the appearance of decision making.
The reason is simple.
If the POTUS gets involved as OBAMA invariably did and Jimmy Carter had wanted to do [but I threw him out of the crisis room], it places the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY and THEREFORE the SYMBOL of the USG as a HOSTAGE to the ACT OF TERRORISM.
This is a no-no!
It was the professional obligation of the FBI crisis manager and especially his boss, MUELLER, not to involve POTUS or the WH in any of the decision making process.
But as usual, the FBI failed.
The FBI should have insisted on a gag order on any and all participants to minimize the fear factor but once again, they did the opposite….
So who won in this CRISIS of “TERRORISM”?
The terrorists made Boston look like the catastrophes that our own military has created in Iraq, Pakistan, Libya, Jordan, Syria, Egypt, Yemen and Somalia.
This terrorist action brought home the atrocities that we americans don’t see when we illegally invaded and destroyed muslim countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Egypt, and Syria.
So what are the lessons that we American citizens have to learn from this tragedy?
 We should demand from our legislators an independent investigation of the FBI handling of the crisis. What went wrong??
 The Boston Police Dept should also be investigated for the way they handled the entire situation. It’s standard procedure. Where did they make mistakes and where did they succeed.
 The WH National Security Staff –filled with novitiates—should be seriously cross examined for their incompetency and lack of demonstrated experience in Crisis Management.
In particular, Lisa Monaco, rumored to be the next head of the FBI. Who is she? What are her qualifications for counter terrorism other than political cronyism?
Denis McDonough –has proven to be one of the WORST CHIEFS of STAFF in the past thirty years. As far as I know, he was basically a speech writer who wandered into areas in which he was completely incompetent to run, like foreign policy or domestic crises.
It is the prerogative of Obama to choose any one he wants, but clearly his inexperience in both domestic and foreign policy has become so blatant. Crises after mis-handled crises….real or not, it ain’t leadership, folks! Osama bin Laden “faked” killing, the real death of our ambassador in Benghazi, the false flag of Sandy Hook, Arab winter, sanctioned torture and now this mess in Boston- this is what Obama hath wrought. With leadership like this, who needs it??
But where is our favorite group in all this mess in Boston? Constantly Incompetent Agency worked with these two brothers and the Chechen terrorists.
Let’s ask our CIA for a briefing on how the Chechen family received political asylum in the early 2000s ?? then why the parents returned back to Russia leaving their wealthy sons to live in Cambridge Mass? I don’t see a conspiracy, I see a FUBAR by our USG both domestically and in Foreign Policy!
One of my readers maintains that we just need 3% to start seriously questioning and demanding answers:
Why are we at war?
Why do we commit and sanction torture?
Why are we spending money on police/military equipment when our schools and roads are deteriorating?
Why are we shipping 10 billion dollars worth of military equipment to Israel and the UAE?
What is this Homeland Security monster that is sucking all of our taxpayer money?
Keep at it, they are messing up like crazy.