Monday, November 29, 2010

What is the Wikileaks Story About?


This is not a story about backstage diplomacy and battle tactics.  To be quite honest, the information wikileaks displays is nothing more than telling people in black and white what they already believed to be true.  The damage that is done is that now nations actually have to deal with it, which is not good for us.  I feel the true story goes beyond the information itself, actually centering around the leak itself.  Where does this information come from?  How is it that such a vast array and quantity of information makes its way into internet.   Why is it not the Obama administrations top priority to discover the source of the wikileaks.  Divulging this information puts our soldiers, diplomats, and the American people in jeopardy.   This is an act of treason and the perpetrator should be put to death.  However, I think that what is more embarrassing is how weak and inept Obama looks once again as our pants are taken down in front of the nations.  If you have ever read anything else I have posted, you would probably say that I think that wikileaks is exactly the depanting the US hating Obama wants.  When the truth is finally learned, perhaps we will get an image of Obama sitting in the White House basement scanning documents to send to wikileaks.

4 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

Always hard to know how whistle blowers will be perceived and what impact they will have on the companies and governments they expose. I originally posted about this in July (reposted today) and there didn't seem to be much interest about it.

I do find it interesting that, since July, no direct correlation has been made to the leaks and military deaths. There may be some but I have not heard of any.

Kansas Bob said...

Just heard that wikileaks is going after a major US bank. Says that are getting more data in than they are able to leak out from all different sources. Whistle blowers out there must be pretty frustrated.

jrchaard said...

How do you draw a line between whistle blowing and protecting sensitive information dealing with national security. What if some pfc leaked the plans for the normandy invasion because he felt it was dishonest. We have no idea how many operations have been ruined as a result of these leaks. The true cost will be the distrust created, ruined covert operations, and ruined relationships.

Kansas Bob said...

I am not advocating any behavior that puts lives at risk. But you do have to wonder about the frustration level that a person might have to blow that big of a whistle. You also have to wonder about the security protocols that are in place.