May/01
2016

Hey CIA, You're Just Fucking Embarassing

Who and I mean WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been criticised online for live-tweeting the killing of Osama Bin Laden as it happened five years ago. It has shared details of the mission and intelligence that led to America's most wanted man being found. But reaction has been largely negative, with one Twitter user calling the move "grotesque and embarrassing". (BBC)
I'm going to go out on a limb and say it was either someone at the top of the food chain or their significant other because there's no way an ordinary schmuck would even think this was a good idea much less actually have it happen. So I'm thinking it's like this: some asshole who got promoted due to extreme incompetence (because that actually happens) either saw their kid tweeting or had their SO come over and say "Hey Bill/Mary/Jack/Sue know what would be a good idea? Why not use Twitter to LIVE STREAM they whole Bin Ladin takedown AS IF IT WERE LIVE! And to spice it up, WHY NOT THROW IN SOME SENSITIVE INFORMATION?!?!?!" So then Big Boss tells their flunkies this idea, and the flunkies - who are so aghast at the idea just stand there with their mouths open, unable to respond so Big Boss goes "See? I knew it was brilliant! Let's do this!" And suddenly it becomes a thing with a life of its own, something no one wants to say NO to because they know full fucking well how bad it's going to be. It's hard to imagine why anyone would think this was a good thing in any way at all. I just hope whomever it can be attributed to will finally find another job, far and away from our government. Possibly even from our nation itself. Goddamn but that's fucking stupid.
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