Terror Alert Color Code

The Homeland Securty Advisory System has just gone from “elevated” to “high.”

With all due respect to the Department of Homeland Security, the whole color coded warning system is ridiculous. Not because it might not predict the future, but because it answers the wrong question.

I don’t want to know that something might happen. I just want nothing to happen. That’s the purpose of these governmental agencies. Anything else is CYA posturing.

With governmental programs, though it’s not limited to governmental programs, we often see policies that confuse process with results. It was that adherence to process that allowed airport security checks to become worthless, while still following the rules.

Haven’t we learned anything?

One more thing. Is there anyone, anywhere, who anticipates the warning level ever going down to “green”, for low risk of attack?

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