When it comes to the American intelligence community, there is no time like the present to get out while you still can.
The abject mountain of failures that the FBI alone is racking up are enough to make anyone second guess the efficacy of the entire intelligence sector as a whole. In Parkland, Florida, the FBI chose to do nothing, even after being faced with an ominous warning from a concerned citizen who claimed that Nikolas Cruz was likely going to “shoot someplace up”.
This failure of imagination, or protocol, cost 16 children and one teacher their lives in February.
Similar failures occurred in the case of the Pulse Nightclub shooter Omar Mateen.
Mateen had been singled out by a concerned gun store owner after the radicalized young man attempted to purchase literally thousands of rounds of ammunition – something that this particular store owner wasn’t comfortable with. After calling the FBI, agents chose not to investigate further, even though Mateen had previously been investigated by the FBI for ties to radical Islam, and, quite incredibly, his own father was an eleven year veteran of the FBI’s confidential informant program.
This all comes to us, of course, in the wake of a 2016 inquiry into the horrendous Hillary Clinton email scandal in which former FBI chief James Comey opted to not press charges in the national security matter – a decision that would later see the colluding politician fired by no-nonsense President Donald Trump.
Now, the disgraced former chief of the FBI is heading out on the road to promote his latest book, (a trick Hillary herself used just last year). Unbelievably, ticket packages for this snooze-fest cash-grab are going for up to $850.
Getting fired by President Trump was the best thing that ever happened to James Comey — at least financially.
The former FBI director — who never made more than a bureaucrat’s salary in law enforcement — already has a best seller through preorders with his book “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.”
Last summer, Comey signed a book deal with Flatiron, a Macmillan imprint, worth $2 million.
Comey, who is also taping an audio version, will make promotional appearances on ABC and CBS and launch a 10-city tour.
In five of those cities, Comey is giving lectures and commanding Broadway-like prices.
Tickets for Comey’s appearance at Town Hall on April 19 (two days after the book’s publication) are going for as much as $850 on StubHub — $95 is the top face value.
This is, of course, a simple resistance economic tactic: Oppose the President, create a product, and then profit.
Worse still is just how predictable this process has become. In attempts to show their disdain for the President, the left has simply created a formulaic display of their supposed “resistance”, monetizing the idea of weaponized radicalization.
Incentivizing dissent is not only abhorrent, but infectious as well, and maneuvers like Comey’s are likely to spur an even more staunch “resistance” in the coming months.