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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

The overview I would like to give you before showing you the individual slides to walk you through the 10 years - the overview is a study of the CIA, the FBI, the State Department, the White House having an evolving awareness beginning almost 9 years ago of a problem related to someone named Usama bin Laden.

That awareness grows through the decade. By the mid-decade, in 1995, there were a cadre of people in those agencies who recognized that we were facing something different and something special, that a cancer had been let loose in the world and was spreading rapidly.

By 1998, that was well recognized, but still there was a cadre of people in CIA, FBI, the White House, Treasury, the State Department who believed it fervently and did as much as they could to stop it. That cadre of people grew from 1995 to 1998, but that cadre, a handful of people in each of those departments, had to fight their bureaucracies within their agencise; and if at the end of the day the question is, who did things the right way, I think there is a short list, and they are people in each of those departments who were fervent, obsessive, but who did run into bureaucratic resistance in each department, in each agency.

- "Joint Inquiry Briefing by Staff on U.S. Government Counterterrorism Organizations(Before September 11, 2001) and on the Evolution of the Terrorist Threat and U.S. Response: 1986-2001," United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence http://intelligence.senate.gov/ and U.S. House of Representatives, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Briefer: Richard Clarke, Washington, D.C., June 11, 2002

Also known as "The Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Irag" available in PDF format at this Web page here http://intelligence.senate.gov/index.htm. The PDF file link on this Web page is http://intelligence.senate.gov/iraqreport2.pdf

And, "The Conclusion (Excerpted From Full Report)" is also available on this same Web page at the PDF file link http://intelligence.senate.gov/conclusions.pdf