Looking back on the events of Sept. 15th 2008, I often wonder where the "mighty" FBI or CIA were? It seems that once again, they were caught offside. That is they did'nt see the bankruptcy and resulting financial meltdown coming. Apparently all their focus was on the Islamic fundamentalists. The war on terror was their chief aim.
Political interference from the Bush administration was one of the reasons. To a lesser extent MI5 in the UK were also caught out.
Was a class issue also involved? Wall street and the City of London were basically white collar-so deemed to be ok. Anyway I hope the intelligence and security services start looking beyond the usual suspects, and get their acts together.