Thanks Mr. Obama I Feel Much Safer Now
Thanks To Obama I Feel Much Safer Now
November 30, 2010
So let me see if I have this straight. November 29,
2010 in The Wall Street Journal an article “Website Closures Escalate U.S.
War on Piracy” appeared. On first blush, I thought, “Great! This administration
is somehow finding a way to fight pirates on our open waters using cyber
Ah…that would be a Negatory.
“Oh! Then the White House and Eric Holder have finally cracked down on Al Qaida and other terrorist groups via cyberspace!”
Nope, wrong again!
Well then surely this article contains information about the administration’s efforts to stop the WikiLeaks founder who keeps making secret government documents public.
Gee, wrong again.
What the Obama administration can high-five themselves over is the monumental accomplishment of shutting down U.S. and international web sites that sell or allow downloading of counterfeit and pirated products.
Wow. We have a guy who spring of 2010 announced he was about to release tens of thousands of United States government and military documents onto the web. Then he did it. This same guy on the same website just this week was able to commit this act yet again using tens of thousands of new documents. The release of these papers literally risks the lives of those who help us around the world, to include U.S. and allied military members. The military had to scramble to secure the lives of Afghans (for example) who have helped us in the war on terror. An almost impossible task, but there you have it. The information was leaked, we needed to protect our sources.
Instead of focusing on making certain something like this never happens again by (for example) going after the founder of WikiLeaks for espionage, we have our ICE making sure they crack down on music and video lovers and their “pimps.”
Boy do I feel much safer!
What did these documents reveal? Well…nothing except the names of those who until the documents were released, were secret or undercover in The Global War on Terror.
The pre-announcement however by the founder was that the documents would reveal atrocities and crimes committed by the U.S. government and other allied countries.
False alarm. We now know that not to be true. As it almost
certainly isn’t true of these recently released documents.
So what could the true motive be behind the actions of WikiLeaks?
Answer: To harm the United States and allies of the United States because they hate us.
Now that explains it! Who knew? We have an administration that is totally like-minded with people like the founder of WikiLeaks.
Think “The Apology Tour”. Think Michele Obama saying for the first time in her life she could be proud of the United States…
Call me crazy, but I’m thinking this issue along with our struggling economy and our porous boarders (to name a few national problems ) are a tad more important than stopping some 14 year old from downloading onto his iPod a song he didn’t pay for.
Just call me crazy!
Then I read the article more closely, “A federal crackdown that shut more than 70 websites last week is the latest sign of an escalating war against counterfeit and pirated products, using legal tactics that may be closely scrutinized by civil-liberties groups.”
Then I read further, “”It’s time to stop playing games, ‘ said Chris Castle, a Los Angeles attorney [lawyers, a key word here, a favorite group of Mr. Obama’s] who has represented copyright holders as well as technology companies involved in digital music.”
Reading further it becomes even clearer, “Mr. Castle said the [Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s] crackdown [ICE] has been supported not only by businesses, but also by major labor unions, who say that sales of counterfeit and pirated goods can cost U.S. jobs.”
OK, now we finally have the whole enchilada!
Still yet another tax-funded pay-back by the Obama administration to his pet special interest groups. Lawyer and major labor unions.
We have porous borders with Mexico where lives are literally lost on a weekly if not daily basis, the cost crippling our border states. Yet the Obama administration does nothing.
Wait, they did something, they SUED our citizens for attempting to crack down on border security. I almost forgot about that…
We have some hate-filled nut job who reveals governmental and military secrets, again, literally putting lives on the line, yet ICE is shutting down Egypt’s Waleed GadElKareem website because they think he leads people to downloading websites of pirated music and movies. Waleed claims he has done nothing wrong, yet our federal government seized his website without warning, without giving him a reason and he has no way of contacting anyone to find out what is going on.
Oh boy do I feel much safer as a U.S. Citizen knowing Eric Holder and Mr. Dude is on the job protecting me and my country’s interests. Phew! Until this article came out, I sure was losing sleep over all of that money not going into the pockets of Hollywood movie executives like James Cameron and movie stars like Brad Pitt to say nothing of those poor starving musical artists like Beonce’ and Justin Bieber. Now I can sleep so, SO much better.
We can crack down on Mr. GadElKareem in a far off land by shutting down his website, yet we can’t stop some alleged pedophile from putting our men and women of the armed services at risk on his web site.
We have plenty of time, money and resources to shut down the local RolexReplica website (God forbid I buy a fake Rolex for $99.00 that normally would sell for $29,000.00 because that purchase is sure to take jobs away from American Union workers…). Yet WikiLeaks can produce embarrassing documents once exposed that puts lives at risk, without nary a slap on the wrist. As a result, making our country look very, very weak in the eyes of the world.
Yep, we need to make sure I don’t have access to buying that fake Coach bag. Now that’s keeping priorities straight Mr. President!
Good work Eric Holder, ICE and President Obama. Well done! We can all sleep better now knowing you and the unions are hard at work making sure we don’t undercut Cartier profits!
More by this Author
Please note: While I welcome any and all emails and any further questions that you may have, I politely ask that you read this summary first before asking your questions. I realize we're all very busy and this is a...
Our son was deployed to Afghanistan with his Stryker Brigade in 2009 for one year. He returned alive and whole. For that I am eternally grateful to God. A good friend, Sgt. Dave Dunkel wrote an excellent piece about his...
Originally written in 2010, President Obama - at the time - was the first U.S. President to call a scheduled news conference and not have an American flag anywhere to be seen.