As I always say I encourage the presentation of contrasting points of view… The following was emailed as a response or comment on my earlier blog post.
I have a totally different opinion on the Coast Guard event. When I saw that CNN was reporting an overheard radio broadcast and did not confirm any of it before broadcasting it I had no sympathy for them (its their job to confirm). I believe that ANY agency that protects the USA and does practice runs to sharpen their skills should not pay any attention to a calendar. They should at random perform their drills. If it Christmas, July 4 or 9/11, go for it as the Bad Guys are most certainly watching. Because of this event, now the Bad Guys know that we are ready even on special American days. Even the radio frequencies they use should be random like using some public ones, some private ones and even ones no one suspects like satellite comms. Keep the Bad Guys guessing and keep our First Responders sharp and prepared. Oh, and by the way, if Im a little inconvenienced for their efforts, Ill get over that much faster than being dead.