I love reports like this! Watch the biggest threat to our national security warn that the government shutdown threatens our national security:
Top official warns shutdown is ‘dreamland’ for foreign intel services
Think hard: do you feel safer when our national intelligence agencies are “protecting” us, or when they’re on furlough? For a few brief days, we can breathe easy while the NSA takes a break from its nefarious plots. Then the surveillance state goes back to business as usual.
A nice touch is when Senator Lindsey Graham says to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, “You scared the hell out of us!” It almost sounds like a joke, but I’m afraid it isn’t. The senator means it.
Clapper warns that the shutdown is “a dreamland for foreign intelligence services to recruit.” I wonder what he means by that? Is he afraid that furloughed intelligence analysts will go to work for the evildoers? He must have meant that our enemies can confidently pick up their cell phones now, to call up their prospects!
Well, watch the video at the link above. Clapper actually suggests that furloughed employees – in financial straits because they’re not being paid – may go to work for our enemies! That must be a big morale boost for those employees, forced to take an unpaid vacation. He has a lot of confidence in the public servants who work for him.
One observer of government said we imagine powerful people like Mr. Clapper to be terrible people, powerful giants who visit havoc on their foes. Then when you meet them, they seem like Elmer Fudd. Soon we’ll have to give James Clapper his shotgun back, so he can go hunting for wabbits.
Meantime, the NSA will have to place its furloughed employees under extra close surveillance, to make sure they stay loyal! It’s a dreamland out there.
You are beating around the bush, Steven. Why don’ t you call for the lying, incompetent buffon, Clapper, to be fired!
Steven Greffenius said:
Hi Stuart, Thanks for your comment! I found myself getting too serious in past posts, and writing them wasn’t therapeutic anymore. So I thought I’d try some humor before I became overly bitter or quit writing altogether.
Something about the DC culture makes people like Clapper rise to the top. I don’t know much about him beyond his recent public image, but he’s unlikely to be fired for the very qualities that made him DNI in the first place. Top bureaucrats are sort of like yes men or yes women with power. You won’t find honesty among people who have a lot of practice in going along.
I know I’m judging on little evidence, but Clapper is surely not an impressive guy.
Thanks again, /SG
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