Spy Sorries: Jan. 6's Massive Intelligence Failure
The next 'wakeup call' could get us killed. Oh, wait...
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had it up to my keister with “wake-up calls” and ”lessons learned.” We keep talking about our intelligence failures like they’re feckless college students. One day their screwups are gonna get us killed. (Oh wait, that’s happened already.)
The latest kick in the butt came today courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, which revealed that on January 5, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis sent a situation report to law enforcement across the country saying, “Nothing significant to report.”
Let that sink in. The Journal pointed out without snark that “the office is responsible for monitoring threats online.”
Nobody here needs to be reminded that far right fringe groups and untold tens of thousands of delusional pro-Trump fans had been lighting up their social media redoubts and chat room hideouts for weeks with excited talk of marching on Washington to reverse the election results. The red lights were screaming, as the all…
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