Just today, Sean Hannity was wondering aloud on the air why, just why, the administration announced that they had captured a treasure trove of computers, hard drives, thumb drives and papers in the bin Laden compound. Â It doesn’t make good intelligence sense to warn terrorists all over the world that we may have their cell phone number, mission, and location. Â Unless.
While many have been deploring the poor quality of conflicting information releases over the last few days regarding the bin Laden assassination, sometimes what looks like crazy behavior around conflicting stories may actually be the Obama administration acting crazy like a fox.
The DHS advised local law enforcement agencies today to undertake a posture of heightened awareness regarding rail transport. Â They attributed information gleaned from the bin Laden intel cache for the measure.
Now the treasure trove of intel gathered at the bin Laden assassination site is being used to justify that heightened security awareness. Â It’s a trial balloon that I’m willing to bet will work like a charm.
“We have no information of any imminent terrorist threat to the U.S. rail sector, but wanted to make our partners aware of the alleged plotting,” Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler said in a statement.”We want to stress that this alleged al-Qaida plotting is based on initial reporting, which is often misleading or inaccurate and subject to change,”
Boy, that was fast. Â Note that in the past, intel actually used to protect our country must be very, very carefully vetted. Â It can never be single-sourced. Â It must be confirmed and re-confirmed. Â ‘Intel’ that will abrogate our rights? Â Not so much.
I’m willing to predict that in the next year, nearly every time our rights are abrogated for ‘security’ reasons, that bin Laden intel cache will be cited.
How could our ‘security apparatus’ pass on such a golden opportunity?
We may have very, very good reasons soon to regret that Obama ever killed bin Laden.