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Marc Thiessen says it’s an ‘incredible sign of weakness’ that the Obama administration failed to act to take down Wikileaks considering they’ve had ample warning that these releases are going to continue. Thiessen says that there are several things they could have done, including unilateral action to find and arrest Julian Assange without the host country’s permission. He even says that we possess the ability to take out their servers and yet we’ve not done so. He goes on to say that there’s nothing worse in diplomacy than to talk tough and do nothing, which it appears is the sum of what the Obama administration has done:

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Philo-Bedoe/1427079026 Philo Bedoe

    I really have to wonder.

    Wikileaks has been telegraphing this information for months. Why hasn’t the administration used all its power and influence as America, to prevent this information from being released?

    Unless of course this information is not necessarily viewed as bad information, but good information that can be used to level the WORLD PLAYINGFIELD.

    • Zaza

      Wikileaks had me sitting on the edge of the sofa. Now do not get me wrong, I totally condemn them for the hurtful information that would on the long run damage the standing of our country. But man, Oh Man, I was hoping that they would tap into Obama files and release the explosive info about the man’s country of birth, school records, college records and the whole shebang. THAT, in my opinion, would be REALLY NEWSWORTHY. Wikileaks is not living up to its motto!

      • Paulchri

        Our media won’t do it, so yeah, it would be good to finally have Obama exposed as an illegitimate candidate. I don’t worry so much about our standing in the world, because I don’t think most of what we do in the world is right. Telling the truth doesn’t make us look bad, it makes our gvnmt look bad. The rest of the world knows that we are ignorant to most of it.

        • RyokTHEgod

          I take it none of you watched Beck last night?

  • TG

    Just because some legal office in the US Government has written a memo saying that we can violate international law in peacetime and kidnap someone from another country doesn’t mean that we can do it. We can put out an arrest warrant in Interpol and process this situation in a civilized way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770715455 Daniel Tumser

      I wouldn’t even go so far as that. People like the man on this clip sound like their recommending we sick the globe-trotting gestapo on someone.

      Yeah, it’s totally not the fault of the wholly incompetent government that they didn’t keep info they wanted to stay secret actually SECRET. It’s definitely not their own responsibility that this kind of information was was accessible by an Army E-2. It’s not their fault at all that they don’t bother to clean up the language in these reports. /sarc

      No, it’s actually the fault of the private individual on the other side of the world who obtains the information and exercises the illusory freedom that is supposed to be valued by the State here. That’s apparently a qualifier to have the individual hunted down, his business unilaterally destroyed and possibly himself “taken out.”

      • RyokTHEgod

        You’re startin’ to sound like the people in Atlas Shrugged!

        “It’s not my fault. You couldn’t possibly hold ME accountable. It was beyond my control.”

        Tumser, I agree.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770715455 Daniel Tumser

          Wait, it’s been so long since I read that book, which people? I’m hoping that’s a good thing, cause I was speaking against that totalitarian thug with the ***-eating grin in the video, not Assange.

          • RyokTHEgod

            It’s a good thing. In Shrugged, whenever someone was about to get into hot water over something that happened, regardless of whose fault it actually was, they felt the need to justify that they shouldn’t be held accountable. It was a common theme, “Don’t blame me, it’s not my fault.” I.E. the government now saying, “It’s not our fault, it’s wikileaks, they’re the bad guys.”

            Inevitably, now, people will be calling for the “government to intervene to protect national security.” When we should just remove these incompetent individuals who are incapable of actually keeping US secrets a secret, like you said.

          • RyokTHEgod

            It’s a good thing. In Shrugged, whenever someone was about to get into hot water over something that happened, regardless of whose fault it actually was, they felt the need to justify that they shouldn’t be held accountable. It was a common theme, “Don’t blame me, it’s not my fault.” I.E. the government now saying, “It’s not our fault, it’s wikileaks, they’re the bad guys.”

            Inevitably, now, people will be calling for the “government to intervene to protect national security.” When we should just remove these incompetent individuals who are incapable of actually keeping US secrets a secret, like you said.

          • RyokTHEgod

            It’s a good thing. In Shrugged, whenever someone was about to get into hot water over something that happened, regardless of whose fault it actually was, they felt the need to justify that they shouldn’t be held accountable. It was a common theme, “Don’t blame me, it’s not my fault.” I.E. the government now saying, “It’s not our fault, it’s wikileaks, they’re the bad guys.”

            Inevitably, now, people will be calling for the “government to intervene to protect national security.” When we should just remove these incompetent individuals who are incapable of actually keeping US secrets a secret, like you said.

            • RyokTHEgod

              At least I’m assuming that’s what you were talking about, correct if I’m wrong.

              • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770715455 Daniel Tumser

                Well my point was more basic, that the state department has no room to complain if they were so obviously inept at keeping “secret” under wraps.I’m not convinced the State should have any secrets from me and my fellow tax-cattle, but if they’re going to behave so incompetently they could at least have the dignity to accept the consequences.

                EDIT: I’m happy it was a good thing, though, lol. Not often other commenters on here and I agree.

                • RyokTHEgod

                  I have my libertarian moments. ;)

          • RyokTHEgod

            It’s a good thing. In Shrugged, whenever someone was about to get into hot water over something that happened, regardless of whose fault it actually was, they felt the need to justify that they shouldn’t be held accountable. It was a common theme, “Don’t blame me, it’s not my fault.” I.E. the government now saying, “It’s not our fault, it’s wikileaks, they’re the bad guys.”

            Inevitably, now, people will be calling for the “government to intervene to protect national security.” When we should just remove these incompetent individuals who are incapable of actually keeping US secrets a secret, like you said.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=770715455 Daniel Tumser

          Wait, it’s been so long since I read that book, which people? I’m hoping that’s a good thing, cause I was speaking against that totalitarian thug with the ***-eating grin in the video, not Assange.

    • Paulchri

      Gvnmt violates our own laws every day. They don’t care. Besides, we have the CIA for this kind of thing. Most likely, Obama isn’t making it a big public thing, because if the CIA takes him out, they can claim that it must have been a private individual. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t be worried if you had big information about gvnmt crimes, and they knew you did.

    • Paulchri

      Gvnmt violates our own laws every day. They don’t care. Besides, we have the CIA for this kind of thing. Most likely, Obama isn’t making it a big public thing, because if the CIA takes him out, they can claim that it must have been a private individual. Don’t tell me you wouldn’t be worried if you had big information about gvnmt crimes, and they knew you did.

    • http://community.livejournal.com/black_avenger_1/profile Virus-X

      And arrest warrants have worked so well, haven’t they? Like the one issued for Roman Polanski. “Friendly”, “law abiding” countries have literally jumped at the chance to have this internationally fleeing child rapist brought to justice, haven’t they? In case you didn’t know, the world doesn’t care what the US thinks, or what happens to American citizens. Therefor, we are not bound to play by their rules, in any event. The participants in Wikileaks are terrorists. They are freelance intelligence operatives, participating in espionage, treason and sabotage against the United States, via fomenting potentially dangerous geopolitical unrest that can result in WAR (http://hotair.com/archives/2010/11/28/wikileaks-servers-under-dos-attack-ahead-of-diplomatic-document-dump-update-times-reveals-documents/). If you’re so interested in kissing the rest of the world’s ass, then do this: put out a warning on CNN and FOXNews that every member of those terrorist cells called Wikileaks has been placed on the CAPTURE OR KILL LIST. Any new names will be added, accordingly. If they fail to turn themselves in, they will be captured, or killed, whichever is more convenient, at the time. President George W. Bush has already stated that in the War on Terror, you are either with us, or against us, so if you harbor this criminal (as Afghanistan did Osama bin-Laden), then you risk serious, and potentially deadly consequences, along with the terrorists you harbor. That way, you’ve played “kinder, gentler” America, by giving that undeserved, unmerited warning. I am a SOLDIER. I served in Panama, and my job description is Military Police. FORCE PROTECTION. My only reason for living was to protect my comrades in arms from any and all possible harm, even at the cost of my own life. Manning is anathema to my existence, and do you know why? Because his is an existence Hell-bent to kill and destroy the people that I am related to by my Army camouflaged blood. He is no longer family, and if I see him, I would gladly kill him, myself. On the spot. No questions asked. And think nothing of it. Any American life lost to Manning’s traitorous actions should result in the immediate forfeiture of his own in the electric chair.

      • Paulchri

        Do you work for DHS. It seems that you have the mentality. When Bush said you are either against us or with us, was he talking about his corporate globalist friends? That is who he actually worked for, so it is kind of confusing. Are we with him or against him on illegal wars? Are we with him or against him on the Patriot Act and taking away our inalienable rights? Yeah, I’m against him. I am also for exposing gvnmt corruption, which used to be the job of the press to expose. So if Wiki Leaks has to do the job, then so be it. I guess you fall in the category of “destroy America because of a hand full of middle east thugs” category. I can certainly see how my positions would make you want to kill me if I informed the public of gvnmt corruption.

  • http://twitter.com/wbcsaint Sam R

    Hmm lets see, take down 70 sites that are pirating music and movies…check. Get a known terrorist off basically scott free in the court of law, finding him guilty on only 1 count and no murder charges…check. Let US Government secrets and identities of foreign operatives go out on the internet without any repercussions….check. Looks like the job of the Obama Injustice Department is done here.

    • Anonymous

      You’re aware that that guy got 25 yrs-life, right? Not exactly scot-free…

    • danenut6

      Thank you Sam R. . .that is exactly what I was thinking. . . he can pull down and take over domains but can’t manage to to it with Wiki?

      I think there has to be a bit of truth in the thought that MAYBE this would hurt Clinton’s chances in 2012?

    • danenut6

      Thank you Sam R. . .that is exactly what I was thinking. . . he can pull down and take over domains but can’t manage to to it with Wiki?

      I think there has to be a bit of truth in the thought that MAYBE this would hurt Clinton’s chances in 2012?

    • danenut6

      Thank you Sam R. . .that is exactly what I was thinking. . . he can pull down and take over domains but can’t manage to to it with Wiki?

      I think there has to be a bit of truth in the thought that MAYBE this would hurt Clinton’s chances in 2012?

  • http://community.livejournal.com/black_avenger_1/profile Virus-X

    This should come as no surprise to anyone, but it does, and that includes me. Obama, since the beginning, has been on his World Apology Tour, and this foreign criminal has done nothing more than buy into the Obama brand, helping Obama prove that America is a bad country, and that it’s good for nothing but war crimes and similar atrocities. I’m sure that Obama believes every lie and distortion put out by Wikileaks, including those that were debunked as not being what they were alleged to be (http://hotair.com/archives/2010/04/05/video-collateral-murder-or-the-risks-of-war-zones/). The traitorous Manning, apparently, is another true believer, just like Obama. The biggest problem with getting the Obama Administration to do anything substantive and right in regards to this espionage and terrorism will be the fact that people in the Obama Administration believe in their cause. They believe Obama’s lies about US forces “air raiding” villages in the dead of night, for no reason. They believe the well-debunked lies of “Senator” Lurch, of Massachusetts (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSNNfQO3ZMhjKvYVpRlF0IWhImoOe_0uiGGQn-W9tpCugqGVGuwSQ), the so-called “winter soldier”. He believes American forces live not to kill OPFOR, but civilians that just get in their crosshairs. He believes that the terrorist cells that constitute Wikileaks are speaking truth to power to the world about the evils of the United States of America. He hopes this will actually become what the public believes, so he can really live up to his undeserved reputation as a ‘healer’, restoring the place of America on the world stage by having the nation humbled and penitent for it’s role call of sins. In his stupid thinking, all we’ve got to do is admit our sins, and we will be forgiven and saved.

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if Obama decided that the information in this cycle of dumps was so damaging to Hillary Clinton that he thought it would be a good thing for him if it was released. Even though she has denied she is thinking about a run in 2012, this document dump pretty much kills any chance of her being “talked into it”. Hillary is damaged goods now and wipes out her previous successful attempts to stay under the radar in this administration.

    Obama has proved over and over again that he sees everything from a self centered perspective. I wouldn’t be at all surprised that when he does talk about this he will throw the State Department, meaning Hillary, under the bus.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FRAOPO3PP2EK7WG3E2YS3MSK5U Star Spankled

    Obama wants to punish America and I think this is part of what HE thinks we deserve , He could have stopped this and he choose not to .

  • KeninMontana

    Considering Assange’s next target is the Russian government,he probably wanted to get a little slice of immortality. He is going to find out just what type of individual it takes to become a Colonel in the KGB. Julian, we hardly knew ya.
    Addendum: Just a suggestion for that epitaph, Ooppsy!