The Question Is WHY

the HELL does the the IC (Intelligence Commmunity) get over 80 BILLION a year in their budget? The cartoon below sums it all up. The Donald kicked over their rice bowl and threatens to cut their vastly over-inflated budget while the boogeyman, Russia, spends LESS than 80B on their entire DEFENSE BUDGET! 

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Retired US Marine and pissed-off American. Tired of the bullshit from inside the Beltway and determined to change it, peacefully or otherwise. A Constitution-loving American who believes that the US is #1 and should be!
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8 Responses to The Question Is WHY

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  2. Popular Front says:

    WE didn’t miss the Tet offensive. In Phuc Tuy province all the signs were there of a big buildup of force. We passed all the intel up the line to MACV and it was patronisingly dismissed as “the Aussies being paranoid again”.

    We had the last laugh; the VC/NVA started the shitfight and we ended it by crushing them utterly. Paranoia is an asset in field intelligence work btw.

    • GunnyG says:

      P F,

      Exactly right. Heard that from other Nam vets who reported a build up and got laughed at by intel weenies.

  3. SafeSpace says:

    The IC did not miss the Pearl Harbor attack. That paragon Franklin Delano Roosevelt had excellent intelligence on Japanese attack plans, and apparently stood our defensive efforts down so as to allow the attack to happen. He expected this assault would galvanize the American civilian population into a war-fighting mentality. That part worked. I’ve read a credible analysis of this; here is a link to the book and a synopsis. FOIA requests were used to pry the info out of givernment closets and basements. This story is neither popular nor well-known, but it has yet to be debunked. http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-684-85339-0

    • GunnyG says:

      SafeSpace,

      I agree and I’ve always thought that FDR kept pushing the Japanese into a war. Oil embargo. Steel embargo. Etc.

  4. vonMesser says:

    I was there for Tet 1968. We killed them by the droves. By the time June rolled around we had pretty much wiped out the Viet Cong completely, and from then on we were fighting the North Vietnamese regular Army more than 80% of the time. We only lost that battle in the eyes of the news media.

    • Popular Front says:

      Damn right vM. Given that the VC were, for the most part southerners and the NVA northerners it made sense (in the commie point of view) to let the VC take the brunt of the fighting. Indeed the VC units attacking in and around Saigon were supposed to have been reinforced by NVA regulars but they didn’t show up, allowing the worthless ARVNs to mop them up.

      The killer for the USA was the sight of VC running around inside the Embassy compound. They achieved nothing, other than their deaths but the asshole media portrayed it as a full infiltration, which it was nothing of the sort. They only got in the front door and then were blown away by the MPs.

      • vonMesser says:

        Not all the ARVNS were worthless. I dealt with the So Phong Ve Duyen Hai. One of those boys won the US Navy Cross for his actions. And the Navy Cross is (1) almost as hard to get as the MoH. And (2) we damn near never give it to people not in the US Navy. These guys were almost as good (and much more ruthless) than the SEALS.