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Re: You avoided answering the question

Posted by Jim LaMattery on April 24, 2005 at 13:58:21

In Reply to: You avoided answering the question posted by Observer on April 24, 2005 at 13:48:02:

If Jules indeed said that, then she was dead wrong. The FBI would never have instructed me to either announce it or not to announce it. They recognize the freedom of speech that they put their lives on the line for. My freedom of speech and every citizen of this nation. I made the decision to announce it in order to get the ball rolling. The reporter verified what he could before airing the announcement. Claire Borowick wrote a lengthly letter to the reporter trying to stop the announcement. She knew about it before many of you did, because the reporter was giving her a fair chance at responding to the annoucement.
I saw a major standstill in resolving the issues that face all of us. Ricky must have seen it too, I am supposing. So my decision to announce it had the direct result that I was looking for- action. It was a success by my standards, something I would do again if given the chance. Many people have now decided to communicate with the FBI directly, and that is what I wanted from the beginning. Many people want to tell the authorities what they experienced, and that was what I wanted from the beginning.