WikiLeaks – why are we putting up with this shit?
Thought I would weigh in on this whole WikiLeaks brouhaha for a moment. Currently there is a rather heated cyberwar going on with opposing sides carrying out DoS (Denial of Service) attacks on pro and anti WikiLeaks servers. When hackers started taking down WikiLeaks servers and financial services started blocking funding and donations (Visa, Mastercard and PayPal), supporters launched DoS attacks (Operation Payback) against the financial services and for some strange reason, websites associated with Sara Palin (more here). Huh? WTF?
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, was arrested in the UK on a Swedish warrant for sexual assault (more here) and he has threatened to release what he calls his “nuclear option” if “anything happens” to him or WikiLeaks. Apparently this involves coded top secret US State Department cables not yet released.
OK, so what do you say about an international organization that releases secret US government communications to the world? (more here and here) Critics claim that this has created embarrassment for the government and could compromise sensitive relationships with foreign governments. Supporters say that these documents expose diplomatic ineptitude and nefarious government activities which the people have a right to know about. I guess I could agree with both sides – to a point. The fact that these are secret communications should invoke a stronger response from the government.
Corruptocrat Attorney General Eric Holder is considering espionage charges against Assange (more here). Given Holder’s abysmal record as AG, don’t expect any movement on this in the near future – you know, like the Brits still have him in custody and all. And please stop with the whole freedom of speech/First Amendment bullshit. Assange is not a US citizen and therefore has no Constitutional rights – period.
My question is this: Why are we putting up with this shit? There is no doubt in my mind that Mr. Assange would have assumed room temperature by now if he did this with the Russians or the ChiComs. Where the hell is the CIA? Or Jason Bourne?