What the Islamic State didn't scoop up, the Russians, ChiComms, Iranians, and North Koreans will wind up with. Is there no END to what "smart power" can accomplish?:
Hundreds of badges, credentials, cell phones and guns belonging to [Commissariat] of Homeland [Ins]ecurity employees have been lost or stolen in recent years — raising serious security concerns about the potential damage these missing items could do in the wrong hands.
Inventory reports, obtained by the news site Complete Colorado and shared with FoxNews.com, show that over 1,300 badges, 165 firearms and 589 cell phones were lost or stolen over the span of thirty-one months between 2012 and 2015.
The majority of the credentials belonged to employees of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), while others belonged to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) employees.
The phones can have their service turned off, I suppose, although if their missing status wasn't discovered for days or weeks or months afterwards, they were fully usable, passwords and clearances and caller lists and speeddial lists and all. The guns can be mentally allocated to the Fast & Furious pile. But the badges could be very useful in "the wrong hands" in a number of ways limited only by their evil imaginations. And evil people usually have the most vivid imaginations of all.
That, though, is just the idiotic appetizer; this is the main course:
For more than two years, the Navy’s intelligence chief has been stuck with a major handicap: He’s not allowed to know any secrets. [emphasis added]
I'll give you all a few minutes to recover your composure.
Vice Admiral Ted “Twig” Branch....
Must have a small penis; otherwise he'd be nicknamed "Trunk".
....has been barred from reading, seeing or hearing classified information since November 2013, when the Navy learned from the [Injustice, Revenge & Coverup Commissariat] that his name had surfaced in a giant corruption investigation involving a foreign defense contractor and scores of Navy personnel.
And just think, folks, Hillary Clinton wants back into the White House! THAT'll clean up that "culture of corruption" at DOD in no time!
Worried that Branch was on the verge of being indicted, Navy leaders suspended his access to classified materials. They did the same to one of his deputies, Rear Admiral Bruce ["Arliss"] Loveless, the Navy’s director of intelligence operations.
More than eight hundred days later, neither Branch nor Loveless has been charged. But neither has been cleared, either. Their access to classified information remains blocked. [emphasis added]
And while Loveless was, eventually, rotated out to a "less sensitive" position, Branch hasn't been replaced, even temporarily. Nor has either been prosecuted. It's like the whole situation has been put into a temporal stasis bubble freezing the moment in time, like suspended animation, except the rest of the world has continued on, effectively denying the U.S. Navy any intelligence information. FOR OVER TWO YEARS. Almost as if that was the intended end result.
But then we do all know that state secrets and military intel and classified information are all relics of Obamerikastan's "rightwing extremist" past that have all been "progressively" abolished and relegated to history's dustbin, now don't we? It's a good thing the world is so quiet and at peace, or this could be a serious problem.