Our Country is Under Attack
from the Inside and the Outside!
Not only do we worry about the Marxists in our government, but now a foreigner is attacking us by releasing hacked, secret, sensitive State Department cables between foreign diplomats and ambassadors and government officials. Breitbart says they contain “candid assessments of foreign leaders and their governments, as well as details of American policy.” From what I have read, candid isn’t a word that is strong enough to describe these revelations that government “employees” have used to depict foreign leaders. Only government idiots and fools would put into writing passages such as those now being leaked. Apparently, our diplomatic corps and the State Department don’t have the sense to maintain decorum at all times. Perhaps they need some regulating!
Der Spiegel, a German newspaper, is one of the first newspapers to receive the Wiki leaks information and is publishing excerpts beginning today. The leaked information to other sources besides Der Spiegel is equally as damning to the U.S. State Department. From the few caustic remarks already published, additional ones may invite furor from foreign leaders. This could be our country’s undoing and damage diplomatic relations with foreign countries for years to come. Der Spiegel classified this as a “political meltdown for United States foreign policy.”
The Hill says the White House condemns these leaks of State Department correspondence cables that have “sent the administration scrambling to stem the damage in advance.” Wiki Leaks is defying the demands that were made by the United States government to not release the documents. The owner of WikiLeaks.org, Julian Assange, stated that the Obama administration is trying to cover up alleged evidence of serious “human rights abuse and other criminal behavior by the U.S. government.” That is his explanation for releasing these documents.
Apparently, his website is under attack to stop the leaks from appearing on his website. Yet, he maintains other sites and newspapers will publish the materials beginning tonight. He mentioned the following as recipients of the leaked materials: Germany’s Der Speigel; Britain’s Guardian; France’s Le Monde; Spain’s El Pais; and the United States’ The New York Times.
We can only wonder who in our government has returned early from their Thanksgiving vacations to intercept these leaked messages and try to undo the damage they may cause. Did they think giving an early “shout- out” to foreign leaders would assuage them prior to knowing what was in them?
According to Der Spiegel in their first report, “US diplomats stationed across the globe report back to the State Department in Washington, communicating sensitive information about international arms deals, evaluating political developments or assessing the corruption level of local leaders.” Another assessment by the German paper states, that the reports reveal “America’s at times arrogant view of the world. ”
A few of the leaks reveal our government trying to persuade other countries to take Gitmo prisoners in exchange for more government aid or they could accept a visit by Obama himself! Who would believe that if a country takes a prisoner from Gitmo that they are promised such a gift! A tasteless gift and unbelievable. Let’s see money or Obama..such a decision.
The Hill reported a couple of the leaks. There is one that states “Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has “none of the bravado of Alpha Male Vladimir Putin.” That is sure to appeal to Putin, but anger President Medvedev. So much for that START treaty.
Another says that “French President Nicolas Sarkozy is referred to as a “naked emperor.” Consider further strained relations with France because of this insult. Afghan President Hamid Karzai was attacked in previous leaks, and now there is another that states, he is “said to be driven by paranoia.” This probably won’t be of concern to him if he decides to side with the Taliban. If he was vacillating before, this may tip the scales in the Taliban’s favor.
The leaks also shed light on Hillary Clinton and how her State Department is being run. It appears that members of her diplomatic corps and embassy staff are instructed to document as much personal information about UN staff as they can reasonably get including credit-card numbers and frequent-flier numbers. That sounds a little shaky, unorthodox, and unlawful to me, but it seems like normal behavior for this administration.
These document leaks appear to be the tip of the iceberg in Obama’s diplomatic endeavors. Will we hear from our mostly silent Secretary of State Hillary? How will those who are attacked in these messages retaliate? Whose signatures will be on these leaked historical cables? How many diplomats are packing their bags and leaving their jobs in light of these leaks? We will see.
The year 20 12 can’t come fast enough for the United States of America. The damage done to our country during this administration’s take-over is far reaching, and the consequences of their activities and actions are unfathomable at this juncture. We will have to provide the bandages to wounds not likely to heal quickly both within and without our sphere of influence..if we have any influence left after this episode.
Mr. Assange, you have no idea what you have done. You accuse our country of criminal behavior and and yet it is you that is the real criminal. You are an enemy not just of the United States, but of other countries as well. You will be pursued worldwide for what is considered treasonous behavior. There is no one anywhere that can trust you. You have been hiding since your last document dump, but you will be found. I think there is a target on your back. Only your mother will mourn your demise if it comes to that. Punishment one way or the other is guaranteed.
REACTION FROM THE US GOVERNMENT
We anticipate the release of what are claimed to be several hundred thousand classified State Department cables on Sunday night that detail private diplomatic discussions with foreign governments.
By its very nature, field reporting to Washington is candid and often incomplete information. It is not an expression of policy, nor does it always shape final policy decisions. Nevertheless, these cables could compromise private discussions with foreign governments and opposition leaders, and when the substance of private conversations is printed on the front pages of newspapers across the world, it can deeply impact not only US foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world.
To be clear — such disclosures put at risk our diplomats, intelligence professionals, and people around the world who come to the United States for assistance in promoting democracy and open government. These documents also may include named individuals who in many cases live and work under oppressive regimes and who are trying to create more open and free societies. President Obama supports responsible, accountable, and open government at home and around the world, but this reckless and dangerous action runs counter to that goal.
By releasing stolen and classified documents, Wikileaks has put at risk not only the cause of human rights but also the lives and work of these individuals. We condemn in the strongest terms the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents and sensitive national security information.