Forwarded from: covert_one <covert_oneat_private> I wholly disagree with Rob's comments, or at least his cut and paste of some sentator's comment. (we call this FUD, fear, uncertainy, and dispair, I sometimes call it Fu-ked Up Data) The problems of cellular communications during the WTC event was due to a massive amount of traffic, the problems of being unable to reach officers in the tower was due to field radio ranges, inside a building and 80 stories up. But to claim that the entire US was blind, deaf during the event is a massive overstatement. How did I get to watch the second airplane hit the second tower live? Television. Did I have any problems using my cellphone, a landline, or using a radio or television in Michigan at 9:10am on 9/11? Nope. I know of employees that managed to call loved ones in NYC, and even a person five miles from the penatgon with no problems on the landlines and cellular. More people hit the internet during this time for news reports as this event unfolded. The issue with commo is more of the realization that we need a separate band (radio or otherwise) for emergency units - sort of like a dispatcher asking officers to clear the air for an officer in trouble. I am all in favor of a .gov and .mil only network. To cry that the entire US was disabled by two buildings collasping in NYC would be laughable. Lets say the entire state of New York was removed from this planet, really how would that effect commo for the rest of the 50 states? To blame the FBI and NIPC shows an ignorance of what their purposes are. Cellular lines are own by private companies, fire departments spend money on commo based on their budgets and reasonable requirements for commo. It sounds like ugly prejudice to say the entire FBI and NIPC was all involved looking for some virus, thats like me saying, all blacks like watermelon and basketball. The worst digital event in history, hardly. Get the facts and stop spreading FUD. C0VERTl [[[[[[>-Contact C0VERTl-<]]]]]] AIM: C0VERT0NE Yahoo Messenger: C0VERTl Best Email: covert_oneat_private Feed Your Brain visit the Digital Nomad Website http://c0vertl.tripod.com/digital.htm [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[-]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]] - ISN is currently hosted by Attrition.org To unsubscribe email majordomoat_private with 'unsubscribe isn' in the BODY of the mail.
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