Intelligence Community sayeth: “The bad Russians have been mucking about in our elections. Yes!”
But, wait, Big Red Car, who exactly is the “Intelligence Community”?
Ahhh, you are a very astute observer of the condition politic in the United States of America, aren’t you?
So, the Big Red Car is a little skeptical at the pronouncement that the “entire intelligence community is unanimous in the assertion that the Russians hacked the election.”
OK, so, Big Red Car, who is the Intelligence Community?
The Intelligence Community reports to the Director of National Intelligence and consists of the following embedded intel entities:
1. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine, Coast Guard Intelligence, DIA (Defense Intelligence Agency);
2. Departments of Energy, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency);
3. CIA, FBI;
4. NSA (National Security Agency), NRO (National Reconnaissance Office), National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
As you can see, dear reader there are sixteen members, many of whom you have likely never heard.
I thought there were SEVENTEEN, Big Red Car?
Ahh, you are a stickler for detail, dear reader, as well you should be. The seventeenth is the Office of the DNI (Director of National IntelligenCe).
So, the Big Red Car is calling “baloney” on the notion that Coast Guard Intel or the National Geospatial Intel Agency is actually tasked with nosing about in or concerned with the American elections.
You? You think the DEA is monitoring Russian involvement in the US elections? Or the Navy?
So, the Big Red Car is offering the following hypothesis: This is all a bunch of baloney. Half of these agencies have NOTHING even remotely related to the American elections in their charters and the assertion that the entire IC is unanimous in their conclusion that the Russians hacked our election is pure baloney.
If you like your intelligence community member then you may keep your intelligence community member, y’all!