More Weaky Leaky Stuff

As Michael says in his comment on the previous thread

Assange is committing espionage against the US.

Quite right. Further to this is this from No Pasaran

The New York Times, one of members of the provisional wing of Wikileaks, calls what Wikileaks is doing an exercise in “seeking transparency.”

Transparency, my ass.

If they were seeking transparency, they would publish ANY NATION’S confidential documents, but they aren’t. Their actions are more than mere tacit support of al Qaida and the Taliban. Their mission has been to undermine the standing of the United States, and the United States alone, and they are doing it in close coordination with a small coterie of press operations.

To begin with, those with access to SIPRNET and the Diplomatic Communications network who have been giving Wikileaks the documents are breaking the law, and are being openly treasonous. Wikileaks on the other hand, is at the very least violating copyright and trafficing in stolen goods to such a great magnatude that they have committed a high crime.

What I did not make sufficiently clear in the previous post is that while the content of these leaks is a yawner the fact that someone was able to get all them out is a very very serious problem. And no, I don’t agree with Rep. King that the goddamned anti-terrorist legislation should be expanded to include this.

All agencies of the government need to take a very very hard look at the sloppy slip-shod way they handle data.

5 Responses to “More Weaky Leaky Stuff”

  1. tree hugging sister says:

    Actually, Assange ISN’T committing the espionage, is he? That would be the Alfred E. Newman faced ratfucker sitting in prison. Therein lies the coil. Assange, asshat that he is, is merely disseminating the gains of the espionage committed by the treasonous little dickhead.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    Like the NYT itself did with the Pentagon Papers. Ellsberg was the one threatened with the criminal charges.

  3. Gary from Jersey says:

    Careful, THS, or you’ll get a stern letter from the White House or someplace important telling you to knock off this crap.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Oh, I HOPE it’s in PURPLE INK.

  5. nightfly says:

    It was commonly understood, in the old days, that spying was the sort of thing that would get you killed if you were caught – and the government sponsoring you would utter nary a peep. They would “disavow all knowledge” as the old TV statement goes. Treason was just so distasteful that to exploit even someone else’s treachery for gain was “beneath” a government’s public diginity.

    Now Assange is celebrated by a significant minority. A civilized world would loathe him, and would not bat an eye if small bits of him started to turn up in a landfill somewhere.

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