Communication Leaks by a Foreigner

By Bridgette

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.

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REACTION FROM THE US GOVERNMENT

In a statement, the White House has condemned the publication of “private diplomatic discussions” with foreign governments by SPIEGEL and four other international media on Sunday.
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White House Statement

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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.

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204 responses to “Communication Leaks by a Foreigner

  1. WikiLeaks sold classified intel, claims website’s co-founder
    Selling secrets ‘lucrative,’ but ‘usually cloaked in some kind of public benefit’

    December 05, 2010 2:40 pm EST

    One of the early members and co-founders of the tight-knit, secretive WikiLeaks operation charged today that the website and its co-founder, Julian Assange, sold intelligence information the site had obtained.

    John Young, whose name was listed as the public face of WikiLeaks in the site’s original domain registration, also alleged that the website is a lucrative business.

    Young said he left the site in 2007 due to concerns over its finances and that WikiLeaks was engaged in the selling of documents. Young was speaking today to WND senior reporter Aaron Klein on Klein’s radio program on New York’s WABC Radio. “I think it is a money-making operation, no doubt,” Young said of WikiLeaks.

    “It follows the model of a number of other business intelligence operations. Selling intelligence information is a very lucrative field, and so they are following that model, usually cloaked in some kind of public benefit,” he told Klein. “But they are far from being the only one that does that,” Young added. “It’s a well-known business model.

    Asked specifically whether he was charging WikiLeaks with selling classified information and documents, Young replied, “Yes.”

    Klein then asked, “When you were at WikiLeaks initially, was your impression they were trying to sell information?” Young responded, “Well, it only came up in the topic of raising $5 million the first year. That was the first red flag that I heard about. I thought that they were actually a public interest group up until then, but as soon as I heard that, I know that they were a criminal organization.”

    Young said he doubted the validity of rumors the Open Society Institute, funded by philanthropist George Soros, was previously in talks with WikiLeaks about a possible donation. “I assume that that was just a tease, a fundraising tease that Julian is known to use,” he said. “He’s a bragger and talks about these possibilities as though they are in the works, but I don’t think there is much to it.”

    Young stated Assange was a “narcissistic personality. He craves attention and he’ll do about anything to get it.”

    Young claimed the main goal of WikiLeaks was to exaggerate their own importance and that Assange wasn’t really anti-American.Assange’s seemingly anti-U.S. intentions were “just a crowd pleaser,” said Young. “That’s a very popular one around the world,” he said. “And so he’s picking easy targets again for publicity purposes for maximum exposure. The effect of this, though, remains to be seen.”

    Continued Young: “There are lots of other things that WikiLeaks is ignoring in favor of this high profile material they are putting out now. They pretty much abandoned putting out useful material to release bombshells and picking easy targets. Banks are an easy target. The U.S. is an easy target. So these are no-brainer targets.”

    Young is a 74-year-old Manhattan-based architect who publishes a document-leaking website of his own called Cryptome.org that predates Wikileaks by over a decade. Cryptome famously posted online a review of security measures at the Democratic National Convention, it released documents that disclosed the names of alleged U.K. spies and it also published leaked internal documents about police requests inside Microsoft.

    Young says it was his work with Cryptome that led WikiLeaks to recruit him early on to be the public face of registering their website, even listing his name on WikiLeak’s original domain-name registration.

    Audio of the interview can be heard : Go to URL
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=236345

  2. THIS IS FRIGHTENING THAT IT IS IN THE HANDS OF OUR ENEMIES
    List of facilities ‘vital to US security’ leaked
    By Jonathan Marcus BBC Diplomatic Correspondent
    Dec. 5, 2010

    A long list of key facilities around the world that the US describes as vital to its national security has been released by Wikileaks. The US State Department in February 2009 asked all US missions abroad to list all installations whose loss could critically affect US national security.

    The list includes pipelines, communication and transport hubs. Several UK sites are listed, including cable locations, satellite sites and BAE Systems plants.

    This is probably the most controversial document yet from the Wikileaks organisation. The definition of US national security revealed by the cable is broad and all embracing.

    In addition to obvious pieces of strategic infrastructure like communications hubs, gas pipelines and so on, it contains, amongst other things, a cobalt mine in Congo, an anti-snake venom factory in Australia and an insulin plant in Denmark.

    The US missions were asked to list all installations whose loss could critically impact the public health, economic security or national security of the United States.

    In Britain, for example, the list ranges from Cornwall to Scotland, including key satellite communications sites and the places where trans-Atlantic cables make landfall.

    ” What the list might do is to prompt potential attackers to look at a broader range of targets”

    A number of BAE Systems plants involved in joint weapons programmes with the Americans are listed, along with a marine engineering firm in Edinburgh which is said to be “critical” for nuclear powered submarines.

    The geographical range of the document is extraordinary. If the US sees itself as waging a “global war on terror” then this represents a global directory of the key installations and facilities – many of them medical or industrial – that are seen as being of vital importance to Washington.

    No wonder then that the Times newspaper in London has published the story under the headline “Wikileaks lists ‘targets for terror’ against the US”.

    Some locations are given unique billing. The Nadym gas pipeline junction in western Siberia, for example, is described as “the most critical gas facility in the world”. It is a crucial transit point for Russian gas heading for western Europe. In some cases, specific pharmaceutical plants or those making blood products are highlighted for their crucial importance to the global supply chain.

    Of course the critical question is that raised by the Times newspaper’s headline: Is this really a listing of potential targets that might be of use to a terrorist? The cable contains a simple listing. In many cases towns are noted as the location but not actual street addresses. That, of course, is not going to hinder anyone with access to the internet.

    There are also no details of security measures at any of the listed sites.

    What the list might do is to prompt potential attackers to look at a broader range of targets, especially given that the US authorities classify them as being so important. It is not perhaps a major security breach, but many governments may see it as an unhelpful development.

    It inevitably prompts the question as to exactly what positive benefit Wikileaks was intending in releasing this document. Former UK Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind condemned the move. “This is further evidence that they have been generally irresponsible, bordering on criminal,” Mr Rifkind said. “This is the kind of information terrorists are interested in knowing.”

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11923766

    • Looks like a map for problems if you ask me…A printed map.

    • “What positive benefit Wikileaks was intending?” This shows you how obtuse and naive these people are. What makes them believe that a psycho like ASSange is anything but what he is? A narcissistic anarchist. He likes the power that comes from disrupting other people’s lives. That’s what hackers do. He’s a terrorist. Does anyone really believe that ASSange does this out of beneficence? This reminds me of how so many didn’t see through Jack Kevorkian. What his TRUE motive was. imho, he found a “legal” way to be a serial killer.

      • You know Miri, I have been wondering about him too. I am thinking maybe he sees himself as a corruption buster or something. The problem is who he sees as corrupt. We only get one side which is pretty unfair considering that corruption is a GLOBAL thing not just a USA thing. Where is all the rest of the corruption busting going on besides just America ? Come on Julian, if you are busting corruption, where is the rest ? Do not be one sided Julian…..Play fair if this is truly your game…. I have a song for him.

  3. Cross posting this here because my new post pertains to Wikileaks:
    https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2010/12/06/an-inconvenient-wikileak/comment-page-1/#comment-36168

    Bridgette: I came here to link to that story about the list of crucial installations, but you “scooped me.” Isn’t this a bite in the butt? Now who will benefit from this? Al Qaeda and any other haters of the USA. I still wonder who pulled off this “leak” and why. WHY did the government change the SIPR-Net system to ALLOW downloading of data to removable media? Who, why, and when? Important facts to know, but the lamestream isn’t asking that question, so far as I know.

    • The fact that a heavy investigation hasn’t been done regarding these leaks and how it occurred is telling. Has anyone in the government come out and said, we are going to get to the bottom of this. No they haven’t. They are playing defense period. Why call on the FBI or CIA to help if you don’t want to know or better yet, it you already do know?

      The information about the governmental systems is coming from the outside instead. Who is being protected? Is the person looking into how it happened the real culprit?

      There is one investigation going on where they are looking for a Mol/Spy…is that related?

      • Bridgette, you said this above:
        There is one investigation going on where they are looking for a Mol/Spy…is that related?

        My answer ” Betcha”

    • The link above was posted at Citizen Wells by Free Speech who added the following comment under the link above :

      There’s more to that also, that I just thought of. Wikileaks, through somebody with the name “jeena paradies” (who is friendly with the Soros types, according to what I was able to find on him), published Obama’s so-called “Advertiser” birth announcement, claiming that it was the first time they had been published even though images had been online for some time. But it was the first time that the document was in searchable pdf format rather than as a graphic image.

      Those announcements were forged. The microfilms were documentably changed out at least once in 3 libraries and at least twice in another.

      The Advertiser was working to convert their archives into searchable pdf files.

      Wikileaks has since removed their announcement image from the web – before any of these large leaks so it wasn’t because they didn’t have space to keep it on.

      The evidence we have at this point strongly suggests that somebody at The Advertiser perpetrated both the Advertiser and the Star-Bulletin forgeries. The Advertiser had the archived microfilms of both papers at their office and would have been able to make the pristine copies from the silver nitrate first-generation master microfilm.

      They also had microfiche – which together with the microfilm was available for the public to use. I can’t find out when that was no longer the case but the first time there’s any written account of it was when “infidel granny” on the Atlas Shrugs blog said she asked to see the microfilms and was told they are not public. The microfiche sheets would have had some wear and tear, with which to make the copies that now show up in the Hawaii State Library that are very heavily scratched with DIAGONAL scratches in bizarre places like the shipping charts, which would not have gotten that way from microfilm readers. The Hawaii State Librarian says their microfilm was NOT made from microfiche sheets, but the diagonal scratches on microfilm would only come from somebody trying to take a diagonal copy of the page. Why would tons of people be trying to take a diagonal copy of the shipping charts – the most heavily used page on the whole microfilm, if the scratches are genuine?

      It would not surprise me one bit if Obama had The Advertiser and Wikileaks work together to try to give legitimacy to what somebody at The Advertiser had forged for Obama.

      So there IS something that Wikileaks “leaked” in regards to Obama’s eligibility: the forged Advertiser announcement, in a format intended to provide legitimacy, as if it came from the Advertiser’s digitized archives.

      Glenn Beck talked about the Wikileaks connection to a number of Soros groups. Considering that nothing was leaked that is damaging to Obama but only furthering his ends – including an attempt to legitimize a forgery regarding Obama’s eligibility – I would say it looks pretty likely that Obama IS behind the Wikileaks.

      Either that or Wikileaks has voluntarily supported only very critically-timed BHO causes such as damaging Palin, damaging Odinga’s rival, supporting Obama’s fake eligibility story, damaging the war efforts, and damaging Hillary when questions were being asked whether she would run against Obama in 2012.

      37 posted on Monday, December 06, 2010 11:04:12 AM by butterdezillion

  4. Old information but still important.
    Wikileaks: Saddam’s WMD program existed in Iraq
    October 24th, 2010

    The recent release by WikiLeaks of classified Pentagon documents reveals that U.S. military intelligence discovered chemical weapons labs, encountered insurgents who were specialists in the creation of toxins, and uncovered weapons of mass destruction. The latest WikiLeaks document dump reveals that as late as 2008, American troops continued to find WMD in the region.

    There are numerous mentions of chemical and biological weapons in the WikiLeaks documents, however the U.S. media appear only interested in those portions of the leaked material that highlight actions that are viewed as embarrassing for the U.S. military such as the accusation that U.S. commanders were aware of abuse and “torture” of prisoners by Iraqi soldiers and police officers.

    Saddam’s toxic arsenal, significantly reduced after the Gulf War, remained intact. Jihadists, insurgents and foreign (possibly Iranian) agitators turned to these stockpiles during the Iraq conflict and may have brewed up their own deadly agents, according to the WikiLeaks web site.

    http://www.examiner.com/law-enforcement-in-national/wikileaks-saddam-s-wmd-program-existed-iraq?cid=parsely#parsely

  5. Bad Citizenship?

    Lieberman: NYT may have committed crime by printing WikiLeaks docs
    12/07/10

    Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said The New York Times may have committed a crime by publishing classified documents provided by WikiLeaks, and called for the Justice Department to investigate. “To me, New York Times has committed at least an act of bad citizenship. And whether they’ve committed a crime, I think that bears very intensive inquiry by the Justice Department,” Lieberman said when asked whether the Times could be charged for publishing the documents.

    During the interview with Fox News, Lieberman also questioned why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has not been charged with treason by the Justice Department.

    “I think it’s the most serious violation of the Espionage Act in our history, and the consequences globally that have occurred.” Lieberman acknowledged the sensitivity of prosecuting a news organization for publishing documents provided to it, but called it “a serious legal question that has to be answered.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/132433-lieberman-nytimes-should-be-investigated-for-publishing-wikileaks-documents

    • Bridgette, I do not think he can be charged with treason though. He would have to be a US citizen for that right ? also, he was arrested for no condom ?
      We would never dream this is real you know ? It is almost like Twilight Zone. Why would the NY Times be in trouble ? Would it be better if we all read in from news overseas instead ?

  6. WikiLeaks Reveals Sex, Drugs, And Rock & Roll In Saudi Arabia
    Dec. 8 2010 – 2:27 pm snips

    A confidential memo from late 2009, released on Tuesday December 7, informed the State Department that Saudi youth love to party with “alcohol, prostitutes, and drugs. The memo, classified by Consul General for Jeddah Martin Quinn, notes that behind the “façade of […] conservativism,” Jeddah’s underground nightlife offers “the full range of worldly temptations and vices.” Jeddah, a thriving port city considered to be the “principal gateway to Mecca, Islam’s holiest city,” is Saudi Arabia’s second largest city after the capital. Considered cosmopolitan and tolerant, Jeddah gives refuge to the vices of the Kingdom’s lower royalty. Princes, which according to the cable exceed 10,000 in population, are shielded from the religious police/CPVPV (Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice) because of their connection to the royal family.

    Members of the U.S. consulate in Jeddah attended an underground Halloween Party at a Prince’s residence hosted by “a U.S. based energy-drink company.” Rich young Saudi’s party like anywhere else in the world, their Halloween event included “plentiful alcohol, young couples dancing, a DJ at the turntables, and everyone in costume.” They probably weren’t drinking Four Loko.

    While the country is ruled by Sharia, or Islamic law deriving from the Quran, the party didn’t seem to lack in the strictly prohibited pleasures of the night and flesh. Party-goers drank local moonshine called sadiqi served by Filipino barmen out of bottles of top-shelf liquor, which had been “already consumed and replaced by sadiqi.” While the country boasts some of the world’s largest oil reserves, younger Saudi royalty doesn’t want to spend the big bucks on their guests, as a bottle of Smirnoff Vodka costs about 1,500 riyals (about $400) on the black market, while moonshine’s available for only $26 bucks. One can only imagine the hangover from Saudi moonshine if it’s that much cheaper than Smirnoff.

    Our partying diplomats got word that some of the ladies were actually “working girls,” something they called “not uncommon for such parties.” Under Sharia, adultery by married men or women is punished by stoning to death. If they are unmarried, they receive the lesser punishment of 100 lashes.

    Parties in Jeddah had all the components to make anyone a rock star. Added to the hookers and booze, our curious diplomats found that “cocaine and hashish use is common in these social circles and has been on other occasions.” Reportedly, it wasn’t witnessed directly at the Halloween party. Let’s hope they didn’t inhale.

    http://blogs.forbes.com/afontevecchia/2010/12/08/wikileaks-reveals-sex-drugs-and-rock-roll-in-saudi-arabia/

  7. Fox News
    Berkley, California is taking a vote next Tuesday to HONOR Pfc. Manning as a HERO. Manning is the jailed thief/anti-American that downloaded cables and gave them to Wikileaks. Support is given by the extreme leftist organization Code Pink

  8. Journalists hid ASSange:
    http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2010/12/liberal-journalists-hid-wikileaks-founder-assange-at-journalists-club/

    MSNBC, cited by GW: “The Frontline Club in London is the kind of place where war correspondents and investigative reporters mingle with admirers and wannabes, fired by a shared passion for exposing government spin, revealing the truth — and fine dining. So when WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange found himself at the center of an international firestorm over the website’s publication of leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, he knew where he would be well-fed and, more importantly, safe.”

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