US Department of Homeland Security on new secret buildings being constructed

Please attribute the answers to Robert C. Glenn, Ohio Homeland Security Executive Director.

Thanks!
Lindsey

On 05/09/11 at 9:46 PM, Jaime Ortega-Simo
<ortega-simo.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu> wrote:

Thanks you Lindsay, I appreciate your time.  Here are 5 questions, in order.

1. According to the Washington Post, Documentary there is a list of locations which are considered secret facilities all over the Nation, in Columbus there are 34, and 10 emerged new after 9/11. Why do we have 10 more facilities? Here is the source: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/top-secret-america/map/

“We are at war, and it’s a different kind of war than one we have fought previously, so It’s not surprising that there are new sites  that have a prevention, protection or counterterrorism mission in Ohio. Certainly, such a spike in activity and vigilance is not new.

I can only speak to the State of Ohio Fusion Center – the Strategic Analysis and Information Center enables us to access information previously unavailable to state and local officials such as the recent
notice about the rail ways threat seen in the media last week. Additionally, the description in the website provides a rationale behind the need of such as facility. 

By bringing together federal, state and local homeland security partners, we can better assess and analyze threats and vulnerabilities to better share information throughout the state and address emerging challenges like cybersecurity and better protect infrastructure.”

2. After talking to several Experts, (James M. Dorsey (WSJ), Ali Soufan (NYT), Jonathan Schanzer, Stefano Casertano..etc..they all agree that Al-Qaeda is not really a threat to the USA, and don’t have the funs to make any
significant impact. If that is so, why do we run more than 3000 of these secret facilities to operate over a dying network of terrorist?

“Our assessment is that we are still at risk of a terrorist attack, and in Ohio we are vigorously working to prevent terrorism.  The hate of Al Qaida and the inspiration to fight the west continues beyond the
death of their leader.  Also, terrorism is much broader than Al Qaida.”  

3. The second question raises another question; having so many new secret  facilities for any other reason that might not relate with counter-terrorism oriented projects, but relate with a future police state proposed by Obama? (Sounds conspiratorial,but its not) This is what Obama Said: > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwaAVJITx1Y

“Again, I cannot speak for all of the facilities in Ohio that may ormay not be within my authority to  . Ohioans are not ready for a police state. We are fulfilling a mission that enables us to do the
first work of government – protecting the rights and freedoms of its citizens. In fact, all members of Ohio Homeland Security recently attended civil rights and liberties training to ensure we do this.” 

4. How many corporations, and other outside powers that are involved in this project? Could you list 3?

We don’t fully understand this question.

5. Do you think the Washington Post is on to something big, or are they just not reporting right?

“The Washington Post is fulfilling the role of the media to hold government accountable. The first Amendment is one of the freedoms we enjoy because of many who are openly and secretly working to defeat those who seek to maim, kill and remove freedoms under the flag of Al Qaida and other terrorists.”

I appreciate your responses,

Jaime Ortega

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