Fools Fighting Phantoms

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The recent revelations by the whistleblower Edward Snowden were fascinating. But they – and all the reactions to them – had one enormous assumption at their heart. That the spies know what they are doing.”

So begins a hilarious article about the lunacy, nonsense, gullibility, and incompetence that comprise “national security” and the various agencies of spooks supposedly guarding it. Case in point: Britain established its silly MI5 during WWI because a novelist based one of his plots on a German invasion of England.

Though the article discusses British nutjobs and their agencies, you can bet your bottom dollar that only the places and acronyms change when we consider American nutjobs and their agencies. Thanks to David Mueller for the link.

9:57 am on August 19, 2013