Homeland Stupidity is great and reminding us that the security and intelligence community in the United States is insecure and of questionable intelligence.
The military intelligence unit responsible for spying on Americans had to evacuate its Fort Meade, Md., offices Friday after a six-alarm fire broke out.
A fire broke out shortly after 3 p.m. on the roof of Nathan Hale Hall, at 4554 Llewellyn Ave., just on the other side of the golf course from the National Security Agency headquarters. Construction was underway on the part of the roof that caught fire, according to Lt. Col. James Peterson, director of emergency services at Fort Meade.
A fire is unfortunate, and yes, it occurred in a building with sensitive “intelligence” material. However, isn’t this quote from later in the post a bit odd?
Jennifer Downing, a spokesman for the post, would only confirm a fire was burning at 4554 Llewellyn Ave., deep inside the west county Army base. She directed calls to a spokesman with the Armyâ€™s Criminal Investigation Division, who did not return calls.
Fort Meadeâ€™s fire chief also did not return calls for comment. And later, a public affairs officer told The Capital to file a Freedom of Information Act request. â€” Annapolis Capital
“Dude, I can see flames coming from your offices.”
“I can neither confirm nor deny that my hair and clothes are on fire. Excuse me, I must participate in the screaming in pain and running madly away from the fire exercise.”