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Barack Obama is a bigger danger Than the WikiLeaks cables

WikiLeaks harms the US. But the president’s refusal to acknowledge the threats we face is a bigger danger


John Bolton
guardian.co.uk, Sunday 5 December 2010 20.00 GMT

WikiLeaks has yet again flooded the internet with thousands of classified American documents, this time state department cables. More troubling than WikiLeaks’ latest revelation of US secrets, however, is the Obama administration’s weak, wrong-headed and erratic response. Unfortunately, the administration has acted consistently with its demonstrated unwillingness to assert and defend US interests across a wide range of threats, such as Iran and North Korea, which, ironically, the leaked cables amply document.

On 29 November, secretary of state Hillary Clinton lamented that this third document dump was “not just an attack on United States foreign policy and interests, [but] an attack on the international community”. By contrast, on 1 December, the presidential press secretary, Robert Gibbs, said the White House was “not scared of one guy with one keyboard and a laptop”. Hours later, a Pentagon spokesman disdained the notion that the military should have prevented the WikiLeaks release: “The determination of those who are charged with such things, the decision was made not to proceed with any sort of aggressive action of that sort in this case.”

that sort in this case.”

Clinton is demonstrably incorrect in being preoccupied with defending the “international community”, whatever that is. Her inability to understand WikiLeaks’ obsession with causing harm to the US is a major reason why the Obama administration has done little or nothing in response – except talk, its usual foreign-policy default position.

At least Clinton saw it as an attack on someone. The White House/defence department view was that the leaks were no big deal. Obama’s ideological predecessors welcomed publication of the Pentagon Papers, and suspected subsequent presidencies of nefarious clandestine dealings internationally, capped by Bush administration “intelligence cherry-picking” on Iraq. The prior WikiLeaks releases were largely military information, which made the Pentagon’s earlier rhetoric more high-pitched, but the outcome for all three was the same: no response. What does it matter if half a million classified US documents become instantly unclassified and downloadable by friend and foe alike?

This sustained, collective inaction exemplifies the Obama administration’s all-too-common attitude towards threats to America’s international interests. The president, unlike the long line of his predecessors since Franklin Roosevelt, simply does not put national security at the centre of his political priorities. Thus, Europeans who welcomed Obama to the Oval Office should reflect on his Warren Harding-like interest in foreign policy. Europeans who believe they will never again face real security threats to their comfortable lifestyle should realise that if by chance one occurs during this administration, the president will be otherwise occupied. He will be continuing his efforts to restructure the US economy, and does not wish to be distracted by foreign affairs.

The more appropriate response is to prosecute everyone associated with these leaks to the fullest extent of US law, which the justice department at least appears to be considering. Next, we must stop oscillating between excessive stove-piping of information, as before 9/11, and excessive access, as demonstrated by WikiLeaks. There is no one final answer, but the balance must be under constant analysis. Finally, the Pentagon’s cyber-warriors need target practice in this new form of combat, and they could long ago have practised by obliterating WikiLeaks’ electrons. Had we acted after the first release in July, there might not have been subsequent leaks, and lives and critical interests would have been protected.

But that was not to be under Obama. His secretary of state does not comprehend that America is the subject of the attack, his department of defence is not interested in defending us, and the president himself seems utterly indifferent to the whole affair.

All of this underscores the real problem. It is not WikiLeaks that ultimately imperils our national security, but the failing Obama administration, which ignores the nature and extent of threats we face, and which is too often unwilling to act to thwart them. While our economic difficulties have dominated the national debate for two years, national security will inevitably again come to the fore, as Americans see the full extent of the devastation left by Obama’s policies. That shift cannot come too soon.

GEORGE SOROS IS THE MONEY BEHIND WIKILEAKS

GET UP, BE REAL,  OPEN UP YOUR EYES ON WHAT IS HAPPENING – THE WIKILEAKS WEB SITE CAN BE SHUT DOWN IN SECONDS BY THE US GOVERNMENT

– WE ARE NOT DOING IT BECAUSE THIS IS PART OF GEORGE SOROS GRAND PLAN TO COLLAPSE THE US GOVERNMENT AND PANIC THE POPULATION.

LET’S CONNECT THE DOTS.

THE PLAYERS:

The Thief – Bradley Manning – Manning was an intelligence analyst assigned to a support battalion with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team,10th Mountain Division at Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq. Agents of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command arrested Manning based on information received from federal authorities provided by an American informant, Adrian Lamo, in whom Manning had previously confided Lamo said that Manning claimed, via instant messaging, to be the person who had leaked the “Collateral Murder” video of the July 12, 2007, Baghdad airstrike, in addition to a video of the Granai airstrike and around 260,000 diplomatic cables, to the whistleblower website Wikileaks, with Manning saying he hoped the release of the videos and documents would lead to “worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms.”

Bradley Manning Support Network – He needs money to perform – The following support Manning. – Michael Moore. Code Pink, Norm Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Movement for a Democratic Society, Answer Coalition, Veterans for Peace, Open Society Institute – George Soros, all are National Socialist Organizations.

The Leaker – WikiLeaks – they define it asa non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it – all National Socialist causes sound wonderful. Then you realize what they are…..

The Leeki – Julian Assange – is an Australian publisher, and internet activist. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor-in-chief for WikiLeaks, awhistleblower website. Before working with the website, he was a physics and mathematics student as well as a computer programmer. Assange, a former computer hacker, leads a nomadic existence and cultivates an aura of mystery. He left Sweden last month after authorities there said they wanted to question him about allegations of rape and other sexual offenses.

He describes the leaks as an opening of worldwide anarchy in .csv format, it’s climategate with a global scope and breathtaking depth, it’s beautiful and horrifying.

Julian Assange’s lawyer is Mark Stevens – who is also the Lawyer for George Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

George Soros is a listed “advisor” to wikileaks. Soros funds Wikileaks through – OSI his open Society Institute.

So let’s connect the dots. George Soros wants – the perfect storm to destroy the Republic. He wants us to lose diplomatic relationships, He wants other countries to not trust us. He funds the above people to disrupt our way of thinking. He wants you to think that the Government is always lying and that you will distrust the Government. He intends to add instability to your thinking.  He wants Chaos.

Notice how his puppets reacted. Obama did not talk about what was going on. Hillary Clinton makes like they are the bad guys, but it is not serious. Eric Halter went to Europe to talk about soccer.

Only the media will keep the story going.

Make sure that you know what this is and diss the whole thing.

GET UP, BE REAL, OPEN UP YOUR EYES ON WHAT IS HAPPENING – THE WIKILEAKS WEB SITE CAN BE SHUT DOWN IN SECONDS BY THE US GOVERNMENT

– WE ARE NOT DOING IT BECAUSE THIS IS PART OF GEORGE SOROS GRAND PLAN TO COLLAPSE THE US GOVERNMENT AND PANIC THE POPULATION.

LET’S CONNECT THE DOTS.

THE PLAYERS:

The Thief – Bradley Manning – Manning was an intelligence analyst assigned to a support battalion with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team,10th Mountain Division at Contingency Operating Station Hammer, Iraq. Agents of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command arrested Manning based on information received from federal authorities provided by an American informant, Adrian Lamo, in whom Manning had previously confided Lamo said that Manning claimed, via instant messaging, to be the person who had leaked the “Collateral Murder” video of the July 12, 2007, Baghdad airstrike, in addition to a video of the Granai airstrike and around 260,000 diplomatic cables, to the whistleblower website Wikileaks, with Manning saying he hoped the release of the videos and documents would lead to “worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms.”

Bradley Manning Support Network – He needs money to perform – The following support Manning. – Michael Moore. Code Pink, Norm Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Movement for a Democratic Society, Answer Coalition, Veterans for Piece, Open Society Institute – George Soros, all are National Socialist Organizations.

The Leaker – WikiLeaks – they define it asa non-profit media organization dedicated to bringing important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for independent sources around the world to leak information to our journalists. We publish material of ethical, political and historical significance while keeping the identity of our sources anonymous, thus providing a universal way for the revealing of suppressed and censored injustices. Sounds wonderful doesn’t it – all National Socialist causes sound wonderful. Then you realize what they are…..
The Leeki – Julian Assange – is an Australian publisher, and internet activist. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor-in-chief for WikiLeaks, awhistleblower website. Before working with the website, he was a physics and mathematics student as well as a computer programmer. Assange, a former computer hacker, leads a nomadic He describes the leak as – it has opened the truth about worldwide anarchy7existence and cultivates an aura of mystery. He left Sweden last month after authorities there said they wanted to question him about allegations of rape and other sexual offenses.

He describes the leaks as an opening of worldwide anarchy in .csv format, it’s climategate with a global slope and breathtaking depth, it’s beautiful and horrifying.

Julian Assange’s lawyer is Mark Stevens – who is also the Lawyer for Gorge Soros’s Open Society Foundations.

George Soros is a listed “advisor” to wikileaks. Soros funds Wikileaks through – OSI his open Society Institute.

So let’s connect the dots. George Soros wants – the perfect storm to destroy the Republic. He wants us to lose diplomatic relationships, He wants other countries to not trust us. He funds the above people to disrupt our way of thinking. He wants you to think that the Government is always lying and that you will distrust the Government. He intends to add instability to your thinking.  He wants Ciaos.

Notice how his puppets reacted. Obama did not talk about what was going on. Hillary Clinton makes like they are the bad guys, but it is not serious. Eric Halter went to Europe to talk about soccer.

Only the media will keep the story going.

Make sure that you know what this is and diss the whole thing.

George Soros: ‘I’m having a very good crisis’

George Soros who predicted the global credit crunch has said the financial crisis has been ‘stimulating’ and the culmination of his life’s work.

He also predicted the global financial crisis twice before, was one of the few people to anticipate and prepare for the current economic collapse.

He is laughing at the Wikileak commotion.

George Soros is playing a world monopoly game with our lives. He is rumored to be behind the wikileak game to disturb the American public. He also wants to destroy all our overseas relationships.

When you understand that he is playing the game against us – you can ignore all the commotion.

Vast Leak Discloses Diplomatic Secrets

The Wall Street Journal

 By JAY SOLOMON, ADAM ENTOUS And JULIAN E. BARNES
The publication of a quarter-million sensitive diplomatic cables Sunday exposed years of U.S. foreign-policy maneuvering that could prove embarrassing to the U.S. and its allies, especially in the Islamic world.

Among activities detailed in the documents was the extensive, and increasingly successful, push by the U.S. for an international consensus to confront Iran’s nuclear program. Five newspapers obtained early access to the documents, which had been gathered by the website WikiLeaks.

The cables showed how some Arab leaders were largely in sync with Israel to support greater financial penalties, if not military operations, against Iran unless it abandons its nuclear ambitions. Regarding Iran, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah was portrayed in an April 2008 memo as having told the U.S. “to cut off the head of the snake.”

The cables showed the Obama administration working to get skeptical European states to back more-biting sanctions against Tehran, and also working to forestall United Nations vetoes of the effort by China and Russia.

One cable showed that U.S. intelligence believes Iran has obtained from North Korea powerful missiles able to reach European capitals.

The leaks, which the State Department decried as illegal, will undoubtedly place domestic pressure on key American allies shown to have cooperated closely with the Barack Obama and George W. Bush administrations, despite statements to the contrary at home.

The release was the third by WikiLeaks in recent months, following caches of U.S. documents about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The New York Times, the U.K.’s Guardian, Germany’s Der Spiegel, El Pais of Spain and France’s Le Monde gained access to the documents well ahead of their release and wrote extensive reports about them. Some of the cables—largely from 2007 through last February, many but not all classified—were attached to those organizations’ websites. Though commonly called cables in the diplomatic world, they were encrypted emails sent by special devices.

The Wall Street Journal had declined to accept a set of preconditions related to disclosure of WikiLeaks documents, said a spokeswoman for Dow Jones, the News Corp. unit that publishes the Journal.

A February 2010 cable showed U.S. intelligence believes Iran has obtained from North Korea 19 powerful missiles, BM-25 models that are a version of a Russian design called the R-27. The cable said Iran has been trying to copy the missile’s propulsion system to speed development of intercontinental ballistic missiles, an effort that, if successful, could add about 800 miles to the estimated 1,200-mile range of current Iranian missiles.

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks Sunday released more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables related to foreign governments.  The documents presented often-stinging assessments of foreign leaders involved in the effort to combat Islamic radicalism. U.S. diplomats were portrayed as referring to allegedly corrupt business practices of Ahmad Wali Karzai, a half-brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Saudi King Abdullah was described as saying he viewed Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a proxy for Iran.

The State Department and Pentagon have sought to limit the diplomatic fallout and possible strategic losses by calling dozens of foreign governments, according to U.S. officials.

The disclosures “place at risk ongoing cooperation between countries—partners, allies and common stakeholders—to confront common challenges from terrorism to pandemic diseases to nuclear proliferation that threaten global stability,” State Department legal adviser Harold Koh wrote to a lawyer for the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Saturday, in a last-ditch effort to forestall publication.

U.S. diplomats and defense officials have worried the disclosures could undercut the ability of foreign leaders to continue cooperating with Washington on counter-terror and counter-proliferation operations, with Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan among those most focused on.

Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh allowed American forces to conduct counter-terror operations against al Qaeda militants inside his country. During a January meeting with visiting U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, the Yemeni leader made clear he wanted to disguise Washington’s role, according to a cable from the American ambassador in Sana’a.

“We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours,” Mr. Saleh said, according to the cable, prompting Yemen’s deputy prime minister to “joke that he had just ‘lied’ by telling Parliament” that Yemeni forces had carried out the strikes.

The cables also showed U.S. officials exploring ways to remove highly enriched uranium from a Pakistani nuclear site in a way that wouldn’t spur a political backlash against Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, right, and Saudi King Abdullah, left.

The leaked cables detailed a secret U.S. intelligence-gathering campaign at the U.N., blurring the line between the work of diplomats and spies. In a U.S. intelligence directive, American diplomats were asked to collect biometric information on key U.N. officials, from under secretaries to the heads of specialized agencies and peacekeeping operations. It also asked for intelligence on Secretary General Ban Ki-moon’s management and decision-making style.

The secret document, titled “Reporting and Collection Needs: the United Nations,” asked for both basic “biographical information” and detailed work schedules, credit-card numbers and frequent-flier accounts. Such information could be used to track the movements and activities of U.N. officials.

With respect to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, one cable described Bahrain’s King Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifa as telling Gen. Petraeus last year the U.S. and its allies must use any means possible to deny Iran’s government a nuclear arsenal. “The danger of letting it go on is greater than the dangers of stopping it,” the king was quoted as saying.

The leaked cables show sometimes-derogatory ways America’s allies referred to diplomatic partners. Saudi King Abdullah told U.S. officials that Pakistan’s President Zardari was incapable of reforming his country. “When the head is rotten it affects the whole body,” the Saudi monarch said, according to a cable.

Another cable has an Israeli official, Amos Gilad, speculating in 2009 about the life span of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, 82, and questioning whether his son, Gamal, was “ready to assume command.”

Denunciations of WikiLeaks and Mr. Assange intensified Sunday, from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers. Rep. Peter King of New York, the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Homeland Security, called for Mr. Assange’s arrest for violating the U.S. Espionage Act. Sen. John Kerry (D., Mass.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, described the release as “a reckless action which jeopardizes lives by exposing raw, contemporaneous intelligence.”

A former low-level U.S. Army intelligence analyst stationed in Baghdad, Pfc. Bradley Manning, was charged earlier this year with improperly accessing a State Department cable on Iceland and providing it to WikiLeaks, and is being held in Virginia in pretrial detention. He hasn’t been charged in connection with the three recent WikiLeaks leaks. In an electronic communication with a former hacker, since posted on the Internet, Pfc. Manning said he had taken 260,000 State Department cables. A lawyer for Mr. Manning declined to comment.

—Matthew Rosenberg and Tom Wright contributed to this article.

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