By Gary P Jackson
Americans woke up Monday morning to another massive security breach courtesy of cyber-terrorist Julian Assange the founder of Wikileaks. This is a massive failure of security and is going to be incredibly destructive to America’s ability to collect the sort of intelligence needed to keep the nation safe and secure.
Sarah Palin has some questions for the President:
Serious Questions about the Obama Administration’s Incompetence in the Wikileaks Fiasco
We all applaud the successful thwarting of the Christmas-Tree Bomber and hope our government continues to do all it can to keep us safe. However, the latest round of publications of leaked classified U.S. documents through the shady organization called Wikileaks raises serious questions about the Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.
First and foremost, what steps were taken to stop Wikileaks director Julian Assange from distributing this highly sensitive classified material especially after he had already published material not once but twice in the previous months? Assange is not a “journalist,” any more than the “editor” of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a “journalist.” He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?
What if any diplomatic pressure was brought to bear on NATO, EU, and other allies to disrupt Wikileaks’ technical infrastructure? Did we use all the cyber tools at our disposal to permanently dismantle Wikileaks? Were individuals working for Wikileaks on these document leaks investigated? Shouldn’t they at least have had their financial assets frozen just as we do to individuals who provide material support for terrorist organizations?
Most importantly, serious questions must also be asked of the U.S. intelligence system. How was it possible that a 22-year-old Private First Class could get unrestricted access to so much highly sensitive information? And how was it possible that he could copy and distribute these files without anyone noticing that security was compromised?
The White House has now issued orders to federal departments and agencies asking them to take immediate steps to ensure that no more leaks like this happen again. It’s of course important that we do all we can to prevent similar massive document leaks in the future. But why did the White House not publish these orders after the first leak back in July? What explains this strange lack of urgency on their part?
We are at war. American soldiers are in Afghanistan fighting to protect our freedoms. They are serious about keeping America safe. It would be great if they could count on their government being equally serious about that vital task.
~ Sarah Palin
Sarah raises some valid questions.
Why hasn’t everything possible been done to hunt down Assange and either bring him to America for trial, or just take him out, as you would any other terrorist?
Why is it five months since the last attack, and Attorney General Eric Holder is just now showing signs of life?
Why is it Obama has time to tout some nonsensical federal employee pay freeze like it will actually make a dent in the budget deficit, but no time to talk about this?
And what of this lackluster response from Hillary Clinton?
Obviously, Julian Assange is a terrorist. His actions are meant to harm America and our allies, while giving aid and comfort to the enemy. Since he is not an American citizen, designating him and his Wikileaks organization officially as terrorists would make things very simple.
Obviously, any and all Americans involved in this effort are guilty of treason and should be treated accordingly.
The 111th Congress will never go there, but as soon as the 112th Congress is sworn in, the Republicans need to go to town, and see where all of this leads. People need to be held accountable all of the way up to the President.
If you know the definition, you know the Obama regime is the very essence of FUBAR. Unfortunately their incompetence has put America in grave danger.