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WikiLeaks lists sites key to U.S. security
CNN.com ^ | December 6, 2010 12:15 p.m. EST | Tim Lister

Posted on 12/06/2010 10:56:08 AM PST by ConorMacNessa

(CNN) -- WikiLeaks has published a secret U.S. diplomatic cable listing locations abroad that the U.S. considers vital to its national security, prompting criticism that the website is inviting terrorist attacks on American interests.

The list is part of a lengthy cable the State Department sent in February 2009 to its posts around the world. The cable asked American diplomats to identify key resources, facilities and installations outside the United States "whose loss could critically impact the public health, economic security, and/or national and homeland security of the United States."

The diplomats identified dozens of places on every continent, including mines, manufacturing complexes, ports and research establishments. CNN is not publishing specific details from the list, which refers to pipelines and undersea telecommunications cables as well as the location of minerals or chemicals critical to U.S. industry.

The list also mentions dams close to the U.S. border and a telecommunications hub whose destruction might seriously disrupt global communications. Diplomats also identified sites of strategic importance for supplying U.S. forces and interests abroad, such as in the Strait of Hormuz, the Persian Gulf and the Panama Canal.

The cable is classified secret and not for review by non-U.S. personnel.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaida; classified; classifiedinfo; computers; dadt; epicfail; espionage; globaljihad; homosexualagenda; homosexuals; impeachobama; internet; jihad; nationalsecurity; obama; security; terrorism; terrorists; threats; ussecurity; war; wikileaks
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The Gift that keeps giving.

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
1 posted on 12/06/2010 10:56:10 AM PST by ConorMacNessa
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To: ConorMacNessa
This is a direct consequence of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

We obviously need to return to the previous policy.

2 posted on 12/06/2010 10:59:48 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: ConorMacNessa

They should simply have the CIA take him out. Quick, clean, easy.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 11:01:35 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Arrest, Prosecute, Execute.

THIS IS TREASON.


4 posted on 12/06/2010 11:02:21 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete

The guy ain’t an American, you know.


5 posted on 12/06/2010 11:03:40 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ron Paul sure was right on this guy. These are EXACTLY the kinds of secrets the government has no business keeping. I mean, really - what’s the worst that could happen? It’s not like America’s enemies are going to be interested in any of this.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 11:03:43 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Mr. Lucky

Details, details.


7 posted on 12/06/2010 11:06:35 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

But Americans have had to speak to him. Speaks a bit of a manufactured crisis.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 11:07:40 AM PST by Blogger
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To: ZULU

Will that get the genie back in the bottle? Is Assange the real problem?


9 posted on 12/06/2010 11:08:47 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

BO is targeting through his WikiLeaks people and places vital to US National Security throughout the World. Ambassador John Bolton was correct, BO is the greatest threat to the US.

Demand that your congressman, senators, County DA, Sheriff, State Legislators, Governor, Attorney General etc. take legal action to remove BO before he completely destroys our Country.

http://thesteadydrip.blogspot.com/2010/07/taking-aka-obama-directly-before-scotus.html


10 posted on 12/06/2010 11:11:08 AM PST by FS11
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To: SC_Pete
THIS IS TREASON.

He's not an American; he's Australian, so unless one of his releases undermines Australia, he can't be tried for Treason. However, he can be treated as an enemy combatant by the US.

Up until now, I have had mixed feelings about the latest Wikileaks and Assange. This is a game-changer. It is a direct attack on the US. Now I think he deserves whatever he gets!

11 posted on 12/06/2010 11:11:23 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: ConorMacNessa

If our government really wants to keep our nation’s top secrets classified, they should be kept in the same place that OBAMA’S COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS AND BIRTH CERTIFICATE ARE KEPT.


12 posted on 12/06/2010 11:12:31 AM PST by lonestar
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To: Mr. Lucky

I know he’s Australian but he violated US law. Have him extradicted and put him on trial. Prosecute the New York Times and the websites that put secret information on the net.

We may be laughing at some of the embarrassing stuff out their now but what’s next? Plans for the space plane? Scurity codes for Chief of Staff Communications? The President’s nuclear codes? IT DOESN’T TAKE LONG FOR THIS CRAP TO BE THREATENING TO OUR SURVIVAL.


13 posted on 12/06/2010 11:14:29 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: swain_forkbeard

He’s a symptom.

A DANGEROUS symptom.

People who leak confidential information that provides aid and comfort ot the enemies of America are either enemies of America or traitors. In his case, he is an enemy of America.

An FDR, Harry Truman, Eisenhower, etc, would have just taken him out.

We have become too refined and litigious for our own good.

Probably too many attorneys and too many liberal judges.


14 posted on 12/06/2010 11:15:17 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: Bokababe

It’s an act of war.

The twerp who released the docs AND the website that hosts them are both acting with hostility.

The server site should have been blasted to smithereens.

The twerp should have already been executed.


15 posted on 12/06/2010 11:15:17 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Not really seeing anything in here that a person with two brain cells couldn’t figure out. I mean “The Panama Canal” doesn’t really entreaty me to panicking about the release of strategic sites...


16 posted on 12/06/2010 11:16:53 AM PST by Adammon
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To: lonestar
Good one, Lonestar!

Lamh Foistenach Abu!
17 posted on 12/06/2010 11:17:23 AM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN '69 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: SC_Pete

Personally, I’d skip the first two steps and go straight to the third. Assange HAS to know every day he wakes may be his last.


18 posted on 12/06/2010 11:18:12 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Did they list every Wal-Mart shopping center in the country? I hear Wal-Mart is now federal government owned and operated because Homeland Security begins with Hometown Security.


19 posted on 12/06/2010 11:19:02 AM PST by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: OldDeckHand

Ron Paul’s Twitter shows once and for all what a moron this guy really is. Anyone who supports him needs their heads examined.


20 posted on 12/06/2010 11:19:09 AM PST by OCCASparky (Obama--Playing a West Wing fantasy in a '24' world.)
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To: muawiyah
We obviously need to return to the previous policy.
Shoot. Shovel. Shut up? ;-)
21 posted on 12/06/2010 11:20:58 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: Bokababe

Eric Holder calls this latest release “arrogant and misguided”. That understates the seriousnes by several magnitudes. Eric Holder and his commie boss are part of the problem.

This cannot be tolerated.


22 posted on 12/06/2010 11:22:39 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: ConorMacNessa
CNN is not publishing specific details from the list

No one reads/listens/watches CNN when they can go directly to WikiLeaks and read it...DUH!

23 posted on 12/06/2010 11:22:48 AM PST by kcvl
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To: SC_Pete; Bokababe

Post #11 provides the proper analysis.


24 posted on 12/06/2010 11:24:32 AM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: swain_forkbeard
Is Assange the real problem?

Hell NO, Obama, et al are!

25 posted on 12/06/2010 11:24:48 AM PST by kcvl
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To: FS11

BO is targeting through his WikiLeaks people and places vital to US National Security throughout the World. Ambassador John Bolton was correct, BO is the greatest threat to the US.
_________________

I think so too!


26 posted on 12/06/2010 11:25:49 AM PST by mojitojoe (In itÂ’s 1600 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: OCCASparky

But that would rob Eric Holder of his opportunity to Mirandize another enemy combatant.

What would Reagan do? We both know.


27 posted on 12/06/2010 11:26:56 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: mbarker12474
The twerp who released the docs AND the website that hosts them are both acting with hostility.

That would be the little gay twerp who was p*ssed off because he broke up with his 'boyfriend' and wanted to end 'don't ask, don't tell'...NICE! Let's invite more limp wrists to damage national security because they don't like the way the military is run. /s

28 posted on 12/06/2010 11:28:00 AM PST by kcvl
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To: mojitojoe

Lots of good info tying BO to Wikileaks here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2637720/posts


29 posted on 12/06/2010 11:30:45 AM PST by FS11
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To: ConorMacNessa

The KGB spent an awful lot of time and money in their heydays to get this information. Now it’s presented with a few clicks to whoever wants it.

However the worst thing in my mind is the fact that our affirmative action president hasn’t said or done squat to stop this. He is the real traitor.


30 posted on 12/06/2010 11:30:45 AM PST by bergmeid
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To: ConorMacNessa

If Wikileaks is so powerful, where are the docs that prove 9-11 was an inside job? The proof there were no WMDs? Obama’s birth certificate? Prooof the CIA created AIDS? Huh Huh


31 posted on 12/06/2010 11:30:52 AM PST by NCBraveheart ("oderint dum metuant"........Let them hate, as long as they fear.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Look, don't kill the messenger.

Does anyone on this thread know where these leaks are REALLY coming from?
I cannot believe that all of this was in the caring hand of a mere private.
This is a deliberate leak by one or many different people.
I'm not smart enough or sly enough to dream up a possible scenario about these leaks but it is a lot bigger than Assange.

32 posted on 12/06/2010 11:37:39 AM PST by lucky american (If you think the Libs care about your health.....LOLOLOL)
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To: Mr. Lucky
The guy ain’t an American, you know.

The very last entry on WikiLeaks should be:

Dec 7, 2010. It is 4:05 AM, and I am getting up a little early today. I'll fix myself a bit of toast and some coffee, and ... hey, what's that soun AHHHHHHHHH OMG HELP AUUUGGGHHHH

33 posted on 12/06/2010 11:38:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Lowering Kristinn's IQ since May 21, 1999)
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To: ConorMacNessa
The diplomats identified dozens of places on every continent, including mines, manufacturing complexes, ports and research establishments.

This is a "secret"?? As if FReepers couldn't identify most of the same places.

A more important question would be what is the US doing to secure these sites and/or have redundant facilities/suppliers available just in case?

34 posted on 12/06/2010 11:42:58 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: SC_Pete

“THIS IS TREASON.”

Technically, no. But I get your point.


35 posted on 12/06/2010 11:43:04 AM PST by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Tunehead54
Sumpin' lak 'et.

I think you're mixing metaphors though.

36 posted on 12/06/2010 11:44:35 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: ConorMacNessa
prompting criticism that the website is inviting terrorist attacks on American interests.

And Holder is STILL wrestling with whether Assange is a terrorist?

37 posted on 12/06/2010 11:45:49 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Lazamataz
He'll never hear or see it coming (particularly if he leaks Kremlin stuff).
38 posted on 12/06/2010 11:49:49 AM PST by Never on my watch (This is a revolution d@mmit, we're going to have to offend SOMEbody! (Adams character - 1776))
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To: ConorMacNessa

This ass needs a sure and certain death. As as good and loyal American, he is my enemy.


39 posted on 12/06/2010 11:49:49 AM PST by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Meanwhile Valerie Plame was a “victim” of the Bush Administration “leaking” data...

The Press needs to get their memes straight.


40 posted on 12/06/2010 11:51:06 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: SC_Pete

The traitor (homosexual) in the military who pilfered much of the material indeed needs to be tried for treason.

This foreign stooge needs to be prosecuted for espionage.


41 posted on 12/06/2010 11:52:01 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: lucky american
Does anyone on this thread know where these leaks are REALLY coming from?

Right! And how fresh this information actually is. This stuff could be so out of date and stale that the person/people leaking it are pleased that these could be considered valid targets. This could also be part of a sting operation to entice someone to move against these phantoms and thereby expose themselves.

42 posted on 12/06/2010 11:53:35 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: muawiyah

This is a prime example why we don’t want gaie people in the US armed forces.


43 posted on 12/06/2010 11:54:55 AM PST by rahbert
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To: muawiyah
This is a direct consequence of Don't Ask Don't Tell.

Couldn't they just work for JetBlue? America would be a lot safer right now if gays in an "awkward place" psychologically could do no more damage than grabbing a couple of beers and sliding down the emergency chute. ... Ann Coulter

44 posted on 12/06/2010 12:00:02 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Never on my watch


45 posted on 12/06/2010 12:02:50 PM PST by Lazamataz (Lowering Kristinn's IQ since May 21, 1999)
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To: SC_Pete
I know he’s Australian but he violated US law.

Yes, but it's not treason. You have to be American to commit treason against America; that's part of the meaning of the word.

46 posted on 12/06/2010 12:03:06 PM PST by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Maybe the leaks are the excuse to shut down the internet.
47 posted on 12/06/2010 12:05:14 PM PST by freedommom
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To: FS11

Good stuff here if one will connect the dots.


48 posted on 12/06/2010 12:08:31 PM PST by firebrand
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To: lucky american

I was scanning this thread looking for someone to bring this up. Congress should investigate why a single person would have access to all of the information being posted by wikileaks. You would think that U.S. security would require that most of this information would have been kept in separate repositories where one person would not have access.

A second question I have is “who” requested that the information about U.S. vulnerabilities be gathered for dissemination on this relatively insecure information channel where this underling would have access? Congress should begin proceedings to find out how this occurred. I’m suggesting something far more sinister than Assange, here. I’m suggesting that someone in our government may have made sure that this information was present to be dumped by Wikileaks.

Many people do not realize that the CIA was founded after WWII to gather run of the mill demographics worldwide. Most CIA information is gathered by reading the local newspapers and listening to the local media. The CIA was needed because we found out that we knew very little about our enemies when WWII ramped up. Lack of information means lack of good targets in warfare. Wikileaks is serving that function for our enemies.

Finally, how are we to know what is valid and what might be counterfeited? Anyone with the morals of the Wikileaks founder would certainly be suspect to injecting his/her own “information” into the dump.


49 posted on 12/06/2010 12:08:34 PM PST by the_Watchman
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To: FS11

Good stuff here if one will connect the dots.


50 posted on 12/06/2010 12:08:43 PM PST by firebrand
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