Don’t You Feel Safer Now?

Granted, we do seem to have a firm grip on keeping three-year-olds, nuns, elderly MOH recipients and breastfeeding moms from committing acts of terrorism, thanks to Nappy Incompetano, but when it comes to staying abreast of actual terrorist plots, we seem to be a bit behind.

Mainly due to the heads of our counter-terrorism efforts residing permanently on the icy, lower left slope of the bell curve of intelligence distribution.

Such as the Director of National Intelligence, James Crlapper, who hadn’t heard a peep about the Brits arresting 12 real life, non-breastfeeding, non-Presbyterian, adult hirabi pig molesters.

Perhaps the journalist should have followed up with a question to make sure he’d at least heard about 9/11?

It’s way past time to get out the broom, sweep out those ignorant Obamarrhoids and put the adults back in charge.

Thatisall.

20 comments

  1. 1
    LC PrimEviL bloviates:

    You don’t really expect MI-6 to share information with those incompetent dorks, do you?

    It would wind up on Wikileaks, or the front page of the Spew Dork Slimes, and screw the OPSEC.

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    Emperor Misha I bloviates:

    LC PrimEviL said the following:

    You don’t really expect MI-6 to share information with those incompetent dorks, do you?

    No. But I DO expect the so-called Director of National Intelligence to be at least familiar with the terrorism-related headlines that have been splashed all over the news (heck, I think even MSNBC noticed) all over the world.

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    Mike M bloviates:

    Apparently, this wasn’t a fuck up, it was part of the program. Janet Napolitano explains it right here. There’s thousands of them working “24/7/364” and this just happened to fall on their day off.

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    Elephant Man bloviates:

    So there won’t be any misconception that we’re unfairly criticizing the followers of Islam, I present, in the spirit of this holiday season:

    The Twelve Days of Ramadan

    (hat tip to The Blogmocracy for this “gem”) :em99:

  5. 5
    LC Xystus bloviates:

    Except that Ramadan is a month

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    americanexpat bloviates:

    Response to LC PrimEviL @:

    MI6, hell. All Clapper had to do was watch the Beeb or read the Times Online. That’s what I did, and got a pretty good, timely rundown. But I guess that was a bit too advanced for our Sooper-Sekrit Spymaster to manage.

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    simonwise bloviates:

    “Except that Ramadan is a month…”

    So’s my wife’s peroids, LC Xystus..but you don’t hear me complaining!

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    0352crumb crunch bloviates:

    Wow…this is it…the U.S. officialy has the most pathetic intell system on Earth. We have next to zero human intell when compared to the rest of the world. We can’t even track people anymore unless there on a cell phone, e-mail, and twittering there GPS co-ordinates all at the same time. Thank you Clinton.

    simonwise said the following:

    So’s my wife’s peroids

    :em99: :em99: :em99: :em99: :em99: :em01: :em01: :em99:

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    0352crumb crunch said the following:

    Wow…this is it…the U.S. officialy has the most pathetic intell system on Earth. We have next to zero human intell when compared to the rest of the world. We can’t even track people anymore unless there on a cell phone, e-mail, and twittering there GPS co-ordinates all at the same time. Thank you Clinton.

    OK, let’s not go overboard. The IC overall is DAMN competent, thank you very much. Just because Clapper missed his PDB brief that day, doesn’t mean the rest of us need to be condemned!

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    Library Czar bloviates:

    And don’t forget JaNo put a program into effect where by prescreened Mexicans can breeze through customs without being searched. While millions of Americans are required to be felt up and go through porn scanners.

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    who hadn’t heard a peep about the Brits arresting 12 real life, non-breastfeeding, non-Presbyterian, adult hirabi pig molesters.

    It’s the “Winter Holiday Season” in DC ya know. Too many Beltway parties to go to for him to pay attention to such plebeian incidents as “Man Caused Disaster” Initiators getting picked up for planning to use fellow human beings for their own personal fireworks displays.

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    0352crumb crunch bloviates:

    Response to LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch @:
    Yeah I know. Just frustrated. After WWII and the all the way through the cold war the U.S. had the greatest intelligence network in human history. Now we don’t get Intel unless it comes real-time through an electronic medium, or we read about it in the news. Our human Intel has suffered badly in the last 20 years. We’re really feeling it now in Iraq and Afghanistan. We don’t know shit unless a local risks his and his family’s lives to volunteer info to us. And then we have people like Hansen, Assange and this Army PFC fagit who I won’t even give the dignity of burping his name out of my mouth, who undo millions of manhours of intel work at the tickle of their fancy. And now to top it off we have senior intel officers not being briefed on major arrests of enemy agents…and it’s on television for the whole world to see and laugh at !!!! It’s freaking embarassing. Nicki, I give major cudos to you folks for not losing your minds when shit like this happens. As frustrated as I am I can only imagine how this makes you feel. I didn’t mean to offend you or suggest that the whole community is doing a bad job. I know first hand that many more very bad things would be happening worldwide without the job our intel agencies do.

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    Response to 0352crumb crunch @:
    No worries. I’m not insulted. It does make us crazy, and the leaks create so much extra work, that it’s hard to describe. FTR, the DNI is not a bad guy. I have issues with him, but then who doesn’t. I do think a lot of the time that the PDB tries to cram too much information into a briefing. I don’t know how anyone is expected to retain it all, ya know?

    Yes, our HUMINT suffered after the Cold War ended. Luckily, we’re starting to realize that it should have never been neglected as badly as it was, and we’re beginning to rebuild. But it’s taking a while.

    Cheers!

  14. 14
    0352crumb crunch bloviates:

    In the spirit of keeping us safe, here is a strip from my favorite web comic. I have never had this experience but I know plenty of guys who have. Unfortunately it discourages most of us from flying in uniform anymore.

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    Elephant Man bloviates:

    LC Xystus said the following:

    Except that Ramadan is a month…

    Heh, I forgot about that.

    Should’ve said “The First Twelve Days of Ramadan”. :em93:

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    Response to 0352crumb crunch @:

    :em93: :em01:

    Fucking hilarious, that one!

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    R6 bloviates:

    What I find ironic is that you complain about the measures the TSA and Homeland Security are using for security, and you scream bloody murder that your privacy is being violated, yet in the next breath you complain if someone doesn’t get briefed on something that happened on the other side of the globe as if it happened next door to you.

    Hey deej, have I told what a fucking prick you are lately?

    No?

    deej, you’re a stupid ass prick.

    Okay, I take it back. I can’t call you a prick, that’s the best part of a man.

    deej, you are a rancid clingon on the ass hair of society. Fall off already and don’t make a toilet splash when you hit please.

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    americanexpat bloviates:

    Response to 0352crumb crunch @:
    You’re right about the need for real training, but remember the context in which the AQI hirabis were operating. They were on turf they knew well and in a larger society where they knew how to blend in. Would they know how to behave as calmly and naturally if they were in a security line at LAX or DFW, where they’re out of their element? Maybe, but very probably not. Even the 9/11 hijackers, some of whom had lived in the West for years and were supposedly the pick of the litter among AQ terrorists, raised lots of red flags that were not picked up on at the time. Picking up those cues and tells is what TSA should be about.

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    0352crumb crunch bloviates:

    Your right about an operative not being able to act as camly and naturally at a securty line. But proximity negates skill and you are assuming that the security line itself isn’t the target. TSA needs undercovers in an airport trained in profiling…similar to the way that grocery stores have loss prevention officers. We need a whole rethink of our security mentality in America. Technology has replaced human interaction in so many areas of our lives. Profiling and observing is an easy skill to learn, most of us apply the fundamentals of it every day. I took a “combat hunter” class during my pre-deployment workup in 2009. Part of the class was an FBI profiling session. Its amazing how much can be learned just by watching the subtle ticks of human behavior. We started the class by watching a video of a female body bomber who detonated herself in a government bulding (I have since forgotten which country). The whole incident was on film from many differnt angles because of the sucurity cameras. The first time we watched it we had no breifing about what we were about to see and although we were suspicious given the nature of what we were learning, we were just as surprised to see her pull the detonator out of her blowse as the rest of the people in the lobby, most of whom were killed or seriuosly injured. We then broke down the video in a play by play lead by the instructors and were taught the signs to look for that once we knew they were there, were so painfully obvious that it angered us. After a dozen or so excercises like this, we were able to pick out the perpetrators of these acts before they were able to commit them. Not only that but we were able to pick out who else was involved on some of the clearer videos. The cameramen, handlers, and what have you (these were all big operations even though only one person usually carried out the attack). Sometimes we noticed them a few seconds before it happened, sometimes long before it happened. Either way if we had been present in the real life events we could have stopped all of them. The total length of this portion of the class was about a week, and it drastically improved our combat survivability. To this day I don’t look at people the same way. Body language is one the largest ways humans communicate, and like any other language it can be learned fairly easily. To a well trained person, someone walking into an airport with a bomb strapped to their cock, or just the intent to cause some ruckus will be screaming ,”stop me I’m a dousche bag”! It’s an easy enough system to learn that anyone from a mall cop or person taking a self defense class, all the way up to road cops and airport security can learn it.

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