History Headscratchers / TwentyFour

20th Aug '16 8:40:15 PM GrumpyGainer
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** It depends on the agency. The CIA, for example, wouldn't allow any previously unauthorized visitors. However, there are some subagencies of DHS that allow personal visits, although I'm sure they'd prefer if they were notified ahead of time and it wasn't on the employee's work time. That being said, they would definitely have a log of it. And it's possible to find the address of many "secret" locations thanks to the interwebs. And we've seen CTU employees give out the address before, so it's definitely not outside the realm of public knowledge at this point.

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** It depends on This is a major headscratcher. An agency with the agency. The CIA, for example, wouldn't allow any previously unauthorized visitors. However, there are some subagencies of DHS Top Secret access like CTU--and especially the Comm section where everyone in the series works--would have to be a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility), meaning that allow personal visits, although I'm sure they'd prefer if they were notified ahead of time no one without a security clearance should even be allowed in there; and it EVERY visitor to the SCIF that wasn't on the employee's work time. That being said, they supposed to be in there would definitely have to be checked in by security and then made to sign a log of it. And it's possible and be constantly supervised by whatever SCIF-occupying employee was sponsoring their visit. It would be a gross security violation to find do otherwise in the address of many "secret" locations thanks to real world. CTU, though, has been clearly breaking the interwebs. And we've seen CTU employees give out rules for security protocols since the address before, so it's definitely not outside the realm first minutes of public knowledge at this point.Day 1.
10th Nov '15 6:03:01 PM nombretomado
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** Russia worked for what they wanted in season five; it has fairly recognizable terrorist problems (in the Chechen terrorists) and fits the Cold War model that Logan can evoke [[RichardNixon Nixonian]] imagery by engaging in diplomacy with. The Russians also work for they wanted in seasons six and eight because the former Soviet Union is probably the most recognizable place to obtain black market nuclear weapons from.

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** Russia worked for what they wanted in season five; it has fairly recognizable terrorist problems (in the Chechen terrorists) and fits the Cold War model that Logan can evoke [[RichardNixon [[UsefulNotes/RichardNixon Nixonian]] imagery by engaging in diplomacy with. The Russians also work for they wanted in seasons six and eight because the former Soviet Union is probably the most recognizable place to obtain black market nuclear weapons from.
9th Sep '15 8:26:37 PM AlexF
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** Kim's clearly been Megan's nanny for a while, given the bond between them that's shown. Its possible Gary hasn't been present that often during her work schedule, considering he's depicted as an over-stressed workaholic. The day is definitely the first time Kim has witnessed his explosive temper, as she questions Megan about it and seems completely shocked. Therefore, the day the season takes place on is the first time Gary let his temper slip up in front of Kim.
31st Aug '15 5:21:12 AM Dragon101
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* SerialKillersSpecificTarget. If she murdered the photographer, she would have to do it on the plane and ''somehow'' hide the body, since its' likely that someone will come to pick him up at the airport. That is extremely risky and even if she gets away with it, the cover of their guy might be blown if the body is discovered after the fact and ID'ed. Murdering the photographer looks like murder; crashing a plane looks like a tragic accident.

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* SerialKillersSpecificTarget.** SerialKillingsSpecificTarget. If she murdered the photographer, she would have to do it on the plane and ''somehow'' hide the body, since its' likely that someone will come to pick him up at the airport. That is extremely risky and even if she gets away with it, the cover of their guy might be blown if the body is discovered after the fact and ID'ed. Murdering the photographer looks like murder; crashing a plane looks like a tragic accident.
31st Aug '15 5:16:57 AM Dragon101
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* SerialKillersSpecificTarget. If she murdered the photographer, she would have to do it on the plane and ''somehow'' hide the body, since its' likely that someone will come to pick him up at the airport. That is extremely risky and even if she gets away with it, the cover of their guy might be blown if the body is discovered after the fact and ID'ed. Murdering the photographer looks like murder; crashing a plane looks like a tragic accident.
5th Jun '15 3:43:23 PM violettglass
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** And in Season Five, Jack obtains, loses and recovers an incriminating recording and never once bothers to make a copy or even play it over the phone while he is coordinating with CTU.



** And in Season Five, Jack obtains, loses and recovers an incriminating recording and never once bothers to make a copy or even play it over the phone while he is coordinating with CTU.
5th Jun '15 3:42:39 PM violettglass
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* Season 2: It's a minor point but why would Gary the wife beater and child abuser hire a nanny in the first place to be a witness to his misdeeds?
3rd Jun '15 9:31:08 AM Prfnoff
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** Tom Clancy syndrome. Clancy has never quite gotten over the Cold War, and it's clear he's the major thematic inspiration for 24.

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** Tom Clancy Creator/TomClancy syndrome. Clancy has never quite gotten over the Cold War, and it's clear he's the major thematic inspiration for 24.



*** Have you read Clancy's books? After 1991, his books pretty much portray Russia as working with America. In fact, Russia becomes a member of NATO. But that all ends in ''EndWar''. But if you think about it, nothing in ''EndWar'' makes sense.

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*** Have you read Clancy's books? After 1991, his books pretty much portray Russia as working with America. In fact, Russia becomes a member of NATO. But that all ends in ''EndWar''. ''VideoGame/EndWar''. But if you think about it, nothing in ''EndWar'' ''[=EndWar=]'' makes sense.
22nd Mar '15 8:47:18 PM TinMan
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** The U.S. wasn't exactly in a position to do anything about it. The country had just suffered through a massive terrorist campaign which culminated in an American city getting nuked and the President being assassinated, [[FlipFlopOfGod maybe.]] Plus, they had just barely avoided going to war with Russia. Considering that CTU had captured the Chinese agent responsible, Vice President Daniels probably just counted that as tit for tat.
7th Mar '15 8:34:47 PM TinMan
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** His resignation wouldn't actually be effective until the letter was delivered to the Secretary of State.
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