Today’s Lesson in Logic, and Other Stuff

Or “how His Imperial Majesty evaluates any and all ProgMedia stories involving ‘anonymous sources within the intelligence community.'”

We won’t go into all of the back and forth about Russians “hacking the election” because that’s just plain nonsense. Were they behind the Wikileaks infodump? Possibly. We don’t know that, regardless of what Assange says. He’s saying that he didn’t receive it from the Russians, and that’s most likely true, as far as he’s concerned. Because he wouldn’t know it if he did receive it from them. Unless they, for reasons unfathomable to normal people, wanted him to know.

But they are most definitely “hacking” in this country. As are the Chinese, the Saudis, the Iranians and the Germans, for that matter. Everybody out there are. Unless they’re idiots. Because we’re doing it too. You don’t gather information that you need, but that other parties would rather you don’t have, by walking up to them and asking politely.

Remember when Frau Merkel was outraged, outraged that our operatives had been listening in on them? Until, that is, it turned out that they’d been listening in on us as well. Everybody does it. That’s not news, unless you’re two years old or have the IQ of a rutabaga.

It doesn’t mean that we should shrug it off, we definitely shouldn’t, and we need to get better, much better, at keeping The Other Guys from doing it to us. ALL of The Other Guys, not just Russia.

Say, does anybody recall Ofuckhead’s sanctions and diplomat expulsions when the ChiComs hacked the OPM and grabbed the data of millions of American service members? No? Why is that, we wonder? Oh, that’s right. They didn’t embarrass the fuck out of a ProgNazi queen bee. And, besides, one socialist to another. Professional courtesy and all that.

But it’s not news. And they most certainly did NOT “hack the election.” If they had, if they’d been capable of it, Felonia von Pantsuit would have won in a landslide. They (assuming that they had anything to do with it, which they might, even though any 8-year-old could have “hacked” the DNC in between World of Tanks matches) already had her and her party utterly discredited and humiliated, hung out to dry for the corrupt, lying, sleazy scumbags that they are, so what possible reason could they, given their own national interest, have for NOT making her win?

Nobody has benefited more from the past 8 years of unmitigatedly disastrous and failed Odunderhead foreign “policy” than Putin and Russia. Out of chaos rises opportunities for others to step in and fill the vacuum, and the only vacuum stronger than the U.S. “foreign policy” of the past 8 years is the one between O-lick’em-and-stick-em-bama’s comically enormous ears. If they had a choice, they’d be IDIOTS to not opt for at least four more years of the same.

So no, they didn’t. More likely, if they were behind the DNC hacks, they did it because they expected her to win, no matter what, and wanted to steal a march on the upcoming administration by discrediting it before it had even been sworn it. Didn’t quite work out that way, though.

So back to the bit about how we evaluate stories by the ProgMedia involving anonymous “sources” within the intelligence community:

In those cases, there are only two possibilities:

1) There are no “sources within the intelligence community”, in which case any and all stories mentioning them can and should be immediately disregarded or

2) They really exist, in which case our vaunted “intelligence community” is as leaky as a sieve AFTER 8 loads of buckshot, in which case they’re a fucking disgrace, a national security risk, and should be nuked from orbit, every last motherfarking one of them, then rebuilt from the ground up.

We, personally, would much rather that 2) is not the answer, not to mention that we have a great deal of respect for those people and their importance to our nation’s security, but those ARE the only two options. Fortunately, 1) is the safer bet, since we all know by now what “according to anonymous sources” in a “news” story means. It means “all that follows is unsourced, utter BS that we just made up on the fly.”

But we suppose 2) could be possible. If so, it’s our own fault for not being serious about intelligence and who we share it with. Flapping your gums if you have a clearance to access the most secret and potentially damaging information that we have needs to be punished. And no, losing your clearance and getting a book deal and movie rights for being “courageous” is NOT “punishment.” You need to be identified, located and destroyed. Utterly. You need to disappear, never to be heard of or remembered again. First, to eliminate the threat that you pose and, second, to encourage other potentially loose-lipped traitors to zip their pie holes and keep mum.

Otherwise we’d be better of with NO intelligence community.

Thatisall.

UPDATE: Oops. Looks like we were a bit too optimistic about the vaunted professionalism of our intelligence community. Obviously, somebody couldn’t keep his lips zipped about a meeting having taken place since the only ones who knew it had even happened were in the meeting. With clearances.

Somebody needs to “disappear.”

9 comments

  1. 1
    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Darth Misha sez:

    Obviously, somebody couldn’t keep his lips zipped about a meeting having taken place since the only ones who knew it had even happened were in the meeting. With clearances.

    And we thought Bush was a good rope peddler!

  2. 2
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    I was just reading something about these leaks from the Central Idiots Agency. Apparently they are and have been a Democrat stronghold since it’s foundations.

    It may be time to bring back the OSS, cherry pick the cream of the CIA and close them down, terminating the employees. Extreme prejudiced shoud not be take off the table.

  3. 3
    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    I LOVE IT , I LOVE IT…thats BEAUTIFUL…the President -Elect set a canary trap :em01: :em05:

    NICE.

  4. 4
    Ironbear growls and barks:

    If they had, if they’d been capable of it, Felonia von Pantsuit would have won in a landslide. They (assuming that they had anything to do with it, which they might, even though any 8-year-old could have “hacked” the DNC in between World of Tanks matches) already had her and her party utterly discredited and humiliated, hung out to dry for the corrupt, lying, sleazy scumbags that they are, so what possible reason could they, given their own national interest, have for NOT making her win?

    Felonia von Pantsuit and the remaining neo-cons in government want a war with Russia.

    Putin does not want a war with the United States and NATO.

    Putin could slap around Obama with impunity, because he (rightly) pegged Obama early on as being a pussy. The Shew, however, being a shrill humorless feminist, and having something to prove (no balls and no testosterone), would start a war just from sheer hysterical idiocy.

    If anyone was going to win the 2016 election, it was in Putin and Russia’s best interests for Trump to win, because Trump is sane and Putin knows they can deal with each other.

    Which is not to say that I believe that Putin hacked the elections to make Trump win. I don’t.

    But if he did?

    I. Don’t. Care.

    Trump winning was important enough to dwarf any considerations of how he won.

    Tactics are not ethic. Losing gracefully, ethically, and nicely when the Democrats always win gracelessly, nastily, and unethically has to stop.

  5. 5
    LC Rabidfox growls and barks:

    Ironbear, what scares me is that McCain and Graham seem to want US/Russian relations to deteriorate badly and that idiot child Rubio is happily going along with their plan. What “Blood & Guts” McCain gets out of it is beyond me but I suspect that he’s going senile.

  6. 6
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    This whole thing, the Trump campaign and the Deep State’s hysterically savage reaction to him, has been…. Fascinating.

    Trump’s appearance on the scene is like the fog of a fumigator, flushing all the termites out of all the baseboard cracks. We’re seeing termites come out of “our” baseboards too, which is, sad to say, not surprising.

    We’re also seeing that our national Building is as riddled by these termites as an African termite mound — it Looks okay, but by God, it’s rickety from years of undermining and stealthy treachery. The CIA has no doubt done good work and had patriots on their team, but even the OSS had Soviet agents/termites in its ranks: remember that we were allies with the Soviets in WWII, and especially with undercover work, we had to get in harness with that enemy quite a bit, and some of our people were corrupted/turned in favor of the Communists even then.

    I’m an historian. One constant throughout man’s history has been that, when there are glittering prizes at stake (nations, crowns), NOTHING is off the table. No villainy, no evil. And America is the Most Glittering Prize in Human History.

    So what’s amazing is that the corruption and treason aren’t WORSE, and that’s a tribute to our once-sturdy Christian values. But as those are attacked and deliberately eroded by the Termites, we become more and more vulnerable. (BTW, Rush talked today about the Leftists using a video of a monkey having sex with a deer as a harbinger of their campaign to “normalize” bestiality — which they’ll have to do now that they’re injecting our nations with millions of goat-fuckers. That’s no joke; you can see that on LiveLeaks, night videos shot in Afghanistan, etc. Bestiality is as common in that world as buggering little boys….)

    Gird your loins, folks, and if you haven’t, develop a taste for battle in this culture war we face.

  7. 7
    Ironbear growls and barks:

    Ironbear, what scares me is that McCain and Graham seem to want US/Russian relations to deteriorate badly and that idiot child Rubio is happily going along with their plan.

    “And the remaining neocons” covers it, I think. Both McCain and Graham are heavy advocates of the “invade the world, invite the world” American globalist philosophy.

    So of course they want to spark a continuing conflict with “The Evil Empire,” even though all indications are that it’s no longer all that evil, and it’s not really an empire any longer.

    Rudio really is an idiot child, and a tool.

    It probably should scare you… if Hillary had won, then McCain and Graham would have had a ready made foil to agitate into war with Russia. Fortunately, I believe that Trump is sane enough not to go for it short of actual Russian encroachment upon actual American interests.

    What “Blood & Guts” McCain gets out of it is beyond me but I suspect that he’s going senile.

    In fairness, I suppose, you may be on to something. Not senile, necessarily, but McCain is old, and from an era when the Russian Bear was the Enemy (and there really was no other.)

    It may simply be that it’s no longer possible for him to shift gears and see Putin as not the enemy, and really grasp that the Cold War is over.

    That and follow the money, for what he gets out of it: McCain has a lot of contacts and ties to US Defense Industries, and has to make a lot of his financial sponsors happy.

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    LC hilljohnny growls and barks:

    since the only ones who knew it had even happened were in the meeting. With clearances.

    and their drivers, bodyguards and whoever handled the phonecalls.
    p.s. HAPPY DAY!!!

  9. 9
    Tallulah growls and barks:

    Don’t swoon over the Russians. See this, and you’ll have a MUCH more realistic idea of what the hell is going on:

    http://www.iwarbook.com/

    Limbaugh interviewed author Bill Gertz at length on Friday, calling him the “best reporter on the Pentagon” ever. And what’s he’s uncovered is frightening.