Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Assange Is No Whistleblower

Whatever happened to the whistleblower category of humans behavior? With the WikiLeaks documents dump, the term is not an acceptable description of this man's behavior. What is he blowing the whistle on? Nothing.

What he does do is deliberately and aggressively try to destroy the United States' place in the world's order. That is what originally puzzled me about the reporting of his behavior. This guy, Assange, is no whistleblower. He's a thief. He's a thug. And, now he is an extortionist. He threatens if he is jailed, he will spread the ability around to those aiding him to punch in passwords and release all kinds of damaging documents.

Last spring when he dumped documents, it was on the operations in Afghanistan. It was meant to try and criminalize the war effort. There is no crime - or the potential - in diplomats sending e-mails to each other. Interoffice information sharing is normal and expected of any organization. He was not exposing bad behavior as it pertains to governance. This is not a transparency issue.

The results of this abhorrent behavior will be deaths of innocent foreign service men and women.

As reporters wade through the documents leaked recently to embarrass America and her partners in the war on terror, one has risen to the top for its ability to put deadly information into the hands of evil men.

Here is the link to a report of the facilities listed by our State Department that would cripple our nation and disclosed 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.

This man is a psychopath.

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