Friday, June 11, 2010

Unholy Alliance: Wikileaks Founder Goes on the Lam

Speaking of the alliance between the Jihad and the Left, the Pentagon is searching for the founder of Wiki-leaks, whom they believe is preparing to publish hundreds of thousands of pages worth of the US State Department's diplomatic cables. These are not messages from St. James asking for the proper manner to greet a baroness. Rather, they are cables originating from the Middle East, especially the Left's second least favorite country, Iraq: Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Hunted By Pentagon Over Massive Leak

Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear that he may be about to publish a huge cache of classified State Department cables that, if made public, could do serious damage to national security, government officials tell The Daily Beast.

The officials acknowledge that even if they found the website founder, Julian Assange, it is not clear what they could do to block publication of the cables on Wikileaks, which is nominally based on a server in Sweden and bills itself as a champion of whistleblowers.

The claims of helplessness from the US side are absolutely pitiful, of course, as is Wiki-leak's pretensions to nobility as a champion of "whistle blowers." This is the quality of whistle blower whom Assange claims to be championing:

American officials said Pentagon investigators are convinced that Assange is in possession of at least some classified State Department cables leaked by a 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist, Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland, who is now in custody in Kuwait.

And given the contents of the cables, the feds have good reason to be concerned.

As The Daily Beast reported June 8, Manning, while posted in Iraq, apparently had special access to cables prepared by diplomats and State Department officials throughout the Middle East, regarding the workings of Arab governments and their leaders, according to an American diplomat.

The cables, which date back over several years, went out over interagency computer networks available to the Army and contained information related to American diplomatic and intelligence efforts in the war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, the diplomat said.

This guy, Manning, is not a whistle-blower. He's no better than a traitor and spy! And, Assange's determination to publish this material would be a hostile act that would harm American interests, not to mention actual Americans. We all know that the "seething Muslim Street" is always ready to explode on any pretext. We can only imagine what sorts of triggers might be in those cables.

It is a fundamental tenet of the Internet that "information wants to be free." That may be, but Charles Manson wants to be free, too. That doesn't mean we let him out on weekends. That also doesn't mean we let traitorous buck privates leak national security secrets to foreign nationals with no fixed address. With freedom comes responsibility, remember?

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