The latest Wikileaks document dump

Posted: November 29, 2010 by chad98036 in Uncategorized

Bradley Manning and Julian Assange continue their two person campaign to destroy US foreign policy with the release of 251,000 documents from the State Department’s SPIRNET. 

Obviously I haven’t read all of the documents, and frankly I don’t know if I will try, but the snippets I have seen so far don’t really reveal anything new.  In fact the most interesting thing I have seen so far is this comment by the editor of Foreign Policy magazine:

Wikileaks says data dump "reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and what it says behind closed doors"

Actually, to me it reveals that the U.S. is remarkably consistent in what it says publicly and privately

He goes on to say that regardless these leaks will be damaging and I have to agree.  If for no other reason than people never really want to know what someone truly thinks of them deep down inside.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out over the next couple weeks.  the press is already slobbering about how President Obama’s massive popularity is helping to mitigate the damage, but my understanding is a good number of the leaked documents were written on his watch.  If that’s the case what happens then?

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Comments
  1. ECM says:

    Find, prosecute (and where possible, execute) the people originating these leaks and, surprise, they’d mostly stop.

    (Of course, the fact that had these leaks happened on Bush’s watch, the left would be just thrilled w/ Wikileaks, e.g. the NYT, Senator Rockerfeller, etc., playing politics with national security when, in a more sane time, those people would also be prosecuted for their role(s).)

  2. FallenTree says:

    Names were removed by Wikileaks. First, it’s the job of the government to protect it’s secrets…it’s the media to report the news. I hope no one is hurt.

    For me, I believe in: where there is an action….there is an equal & opposite reactions. Forget FOIA & transparancy with our govt. classifying everything from the People to where we haven’t a clue what our own govt. is doing. So, I agree with the leaks (again if no one is hurt). It’s the only way we can find out what our govt. is doing.

  3. davis,br says:

    If no one is hurt …

    Hmpf. Well, I for one am absolutely certain we can blindly trust in left-wing idealogues with openly anti-American agendas to make strikingly sound judgment calls in meticulously redacting the innocent from tens of thousands of documents.

    Yeah, that works.

    I sincerely hope I missed that you were being wittily sarcastic FT …because I couldn’t disagree more.

    I rather think it’s about bloody damn time we hear that some people associated with this turned up with “self-inflicted” fatal wounds or “deceased from natural cause” heart-attacks (and at age 24 too, tsk) or even the ever useful “horrible accident” in mysterious circumstances.

    …these people have already reached the “…needed killin'” level of frontier justice.

    …and I’d like to hear that the little bastard who leaked the damn things is never, ever going see the light of day again, too.

    I may not like nor agree with the effing incompetents who make up the current bureaucracies, the current administration, and the current government.

    But I like much, much less when people seeking to do American interests obvious – and long term – harm, succeed at it without consequences.

  4. Jones says:

    What did Al Pacino say in Scarface?

    “Somebody choot dat piece a chit for me.”

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