Interview with Steve Moore (Retired FBI Agent): Safety Abroad After Osama bin Laden is Killed

Melibee Global speaker, Steve Moore, and I spoke about his perspective on the bin Laden killing. Steve spent 25 years as an FBI agent – as a SWAT operator with sniper certification, as supervisor of Al-Qaeda investigations for the LA field office and a case agent for bombing of the US consulate in Karachi. His book “I’m Not Jack Bauer: An Ordinary Man Infiltrates the FBI” is scheduled for a spring 2012 release.

Steve is available to present about his experiences in the FBI as well as to consult on safety/emergency planning abroad.

  • http://michellesings1.blogspot.com Michelle Moore

    Great job Missy! And that Steve guy was pretty good too! jk He ROCKED.
    :)))) keep up your good work! I hope it's OK, I've shared this on my little blog.
    :)`

  • Stasia

    I think the world did a backflip when the news of Osama Bin Laden being killed was broadcast and the 'Master of Hide 'n Seek' was no more. I do not think that the world is going to be any safer just because Osama is dead. I think it would be very foolish if the security measures went lax all because the "accomplishment" of one huge terrorist being killed happened. There are so many people out in the world who followed Bin Laden's ideals and beliefs. Scary. I would also like to comment on our President. People expected President Obama to snap his fingers and *poof!* all of America's woes and troubles would have credible solutions. I think the role of President for some people is over-romanticized too. He is yes, the Commander in Chief, but, Congress weighs heavy on his decisions. I think its getting too political. We need to re-focus and together (whether democrat, republican, green party, or whatever you may be) push for our nation's happiness as a whole. I have traveled around the globe and lived in Europe for a time and got to experience life as a non-American.

    • Missy Gluckmann

      Thank you for sharing your perspective Stasia. Needless to say, it will be interesting for us to see what unfolds in the coming months. As an educator, I still strongly believe in the value of promoting peaceful solutions and dialogue over violence. We have to make an effort to be willing to look at others' points of view and find a way to a common solution – the common denominator for all is no violence.

  • Stasia

    I really do believe that traveling, being open-minded, and being culturally sound really help in breaking ethnocentricity and learning how to be a global citizen, not just of your own country, but of the world. Its OUR planet. I can only pray that we can be safe as we press on toward the future. I am nervous for any "surprises" and other terrorists trying to do harm to anyone. I am a true advocate for study abroad and travel and I of course would ideally love everyone to have a taste of the travel apple because seeing it on the news is just not good enough. I pray for peace on a daily basis. World peace. May the victims of 9/11 R.I.P. They will never be forgotten…

  • http://www.safetyexpert.info safety policy

    We have just got back from a trip to Florida (we live in the UK) and we were amazed to see all the hype on the TV about traveling to Europe and how dangerous it may now be. There seems to be much less concern about the safety of traveling broad-casted throughout the European media.

    • Missy Gluckmann

      Interestingly, Florida got a particularly bad reputation after several tourists were attacked when driving in rental cars that were clearly marked as rentals. This, combined with the tourism meccas of Disney and S. Beach, can make it a prime location for petty crime. Sadly, the US is a bit obsessed with safety, risk management and liability.

      • http://www.safetyexpert.info safety policy

        Yes that does make sense, i guess tourists would be prime targets. Thanks for the reply