Yesterday the New York Daily News reported on recent Congressional testimony by FBI chief Robert Mueller. Mueller told a Senate panel that he still hasn’t bothered calling NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly about the latest terror threat.
The article reports:
“As I told Ray, he’s always welcome to call,” he said, repeatedly referring to the commissioner as “Ray.”
“That’s the type of information, quite frankly, that we need, deserve,” Kelly vented.
The FBI finally got around to briefing NYPD brass Monday — but Mueller made no effort to contact Kelly.
New York City has been targeted by terrorists a number of times. Thank goodness that most of the attempts have been stopped. If we intend to prevent future attacks, we need to keep lines of communication open and information flowing freely. Since President Obama took office and instituted the killing of terrorists with drones rather than taking them to Guantanamo for imprisonment and questioning, American intelligence about terrorist activities has decreased considerably. Because of this, communication between the people who are supposed to protect us from terrorists is critical. This is not the time to play silly games with the lives of Americans.
Representative Peter King summed things up:
Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.), who heads the House Homeland Security Committee, said “the bottom line” is that Kelly should have heard directly from Mueller.
“We have to assume that sooner or later, everything targets New York.”