Our speaker last week was Lou Vici
.International Terrorism was the topic.Lou is a retired FBI agent.He
spent twent-five years with this governmental agency.The first fifteen years he
dealt with domestic terrorism, the last ten years he
was involved with international terrorism.Lou
had some interesting statistics.Reminding us that the war on terrorism is global in nature.Terrorists reside in sixy four countries across the globe.He
is convinced that Osama Bin Laden is responsible for igniting and fusing nationalism and religion.Yet he
conceded that if Osama were caught terroristic strikes would still abound because of the large number of terrorists who have been already been trained."Terrorists are capable of anything."Lou
defined winning this interntional war as, "a gradual diminishment of global attacks."Losing the war would mean an overthrow of the Saudi Government which would then produce destabilization of our oil supply.
September 11th happened because the system broke down and because people had not done their jobs prior to the attacks.He
explained how the Patriot Act has made it easier to get information about people.Yet Lou
cautioned us to be careful that the governmental agencies do not become too invasive in our lives.He
said we walk a fine line.His
conclusion was, "The world has certainly changed since September 11th."