Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Declare war on Wikileaks--The Pentagon looks defenseless against cyberwarfare
Posted on 10/25/2010 4:03:33 PM PDT by jazusamo
The Wikileaks organization has morphed from a relatively harmless aid to government whistleblowers into a threat to U.S. national security. It should be treated accordingly.
As with the July dump of Afghan war documents, the mainstream press has attempted to kindle story lines from the Iraq war data dump that imply scandal, particularly regarding civilian casualties. But once again, the information is underwhelming. There are no smoking guns except for some inconvenient truths about the actual existence of Saddam Hussein's weapons-of-mass-destruction program and Iranian involvement in Iraq's insurgency. For the most part, however, this type of information was well known to those who had been paying attention for the past seven years. Nevertheless, the new details about Iranian involvement in fanning the flames of insurgency in Iraq were alarming enough for the Islamic regime in Tehran to charge that Wikileaks is part of a U.S. government plot.
The 392,000 classified documents are an impressive quantity but lacking in quality. They are brief, tactical-level, on-the-scene reports that offer a soda-straw view of events. They are impressions from the field that may or may not have happened exactly as reported, with no means of verification. They aren't highly classified reports on detailed investigations into events, or records of lengthy two-way communications or other documents that would lend necessary context and corroboration. The Wikileaks database may be a starting point for analysis of events in the Iraq war, but it renders only a superficial look at any given topic.
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Perhaps we should contract this out to Mossad or whoever did the number on Iran. For those people, this would be a piece of cake.
That is exactly what those people want...In their mind it gives them legitimacy. The best thing to do now it to disable USB ports and remove R/W CD in all military computers. Cut off the source.
Not sure this situation qualifies as cyberwarfare. Didn’t Manning just pass the information along — an inside job?
That’s my understanding. The little bast**d ripped off the docs and passed them to Wiki.
Send in the CIA or Delta to kidnap his skinny little white euroweenie-ass and slam him into solitary confinement in Gitmo til he can be tried for his crimes against us.
Second, Wikileaks has evolved from an altruistic movement of many people for shining sunlight on repressive regimes to an anarchistic, narcissistic endeavor of a single person who's self-declared goals is to "end two wars."
I say we capture Assange and airdrop him into Iran.
Manning isn’t the ONLY one!!
I don't want to be taxed to feed and house him.
Correct, he does deserve the death penalty in my view because he has certainly caused the loss of life in Afghanistan. I can’t bring myself to believe they’d pursue the death penalty though.
You’re also correct, AA. Besides Assange there has to be others and we should come down on all of them.
I am convinced that the Obama Administration is feeding this stuff to Wikileaks.
Amen! He isn't worth it.
They should send the Seals to collect these guys and take them to an offshore prison..like Afghanistan. Try them there for violations of Afghan law and hang them.
At least they should send someone to kill them.
Why? He's a spy. Death Penalty.
THIS FILE IS CLASSIFIED TOP SECRET.
Examination by unauthorized access is a criminal offense punishable by fines and imprisonment up to 20 years and $20,000.
When Leavitt gave him the file, Hall had read the note and whistled.
“Don't you believe it,” Leavitt said.
“Just a scare?”
“Scare, hell,” Leavitt said. “If the wrong man reads this file, he just disappears.”
—Michael Crichton, The Andromeda Strain
“Cut off the source.”
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