WikiLeaks: Where is the Outrage?

It's Only Classified Documents!

 

For the last couple of days the news has been swamped with stories about the dumping of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks. My question, and I assume the same for many, is where is the outrage? The document releases are nothing short of espionage. Realizing we are not in a declared war, there is still no excuse for the lack of outrage. These are classified government documents. They are classified for a reason. People without a security clearance or a “need to know” are not supposed to see them. Many have gone to prison for multiple life sentences for such acts. Our President’s reaction to all this is the largest crime of them all.

                President Obama has really outdone himself this time. He went as far as to call the act “irresponsible”. Really? Wow! You had better watch out Julian Assange, Hillary might come over and shake her finger at you! Does anyone remember when we had Presidents that were concerned with National Security? If Richard Nixon had still been President when the Ayatollah Khomeini decided to leave France, he never would have made it out of the Paris airport alive. That’s all I will say about that.

                Campaigner Obama stated that Iraq was not the right war but Afghanistan was. This was one of the used-car salesman techniques he used to get elected. Since he took office, we have seen just how dedicated he was to the war in Afghanistan. His troop increase was about half of what the generals said they needed. President Obama has been in search of a way to exit Afghanistan, victory or no victory. He has had no desire to reach a resolution there that benefits the United States or Afghanistan. He just wants us out. Why else would someone broadcast an exit date before securing a victory? That is the same kind of National Security strategy as caring less about the release of thousands of classified documents.

                Some have suggested that Obama will use the WikiLeaks incident in one of two ways. Some feel that he will use the incident as an excuse to stay in Afghanistan. Others suggest that he will use it as a way to say it is time to get out. I tend to go with the second scenario. I believe he is determined to stick with the exit date he had stated, in spite of the so-called troop increase. I have heard some express the idea that Operation Enduring Freedom has no foreseeable end. I have to laugh when I hear this. It will end when President Obama said it would, no matter what the conditions on the ground warrant. As Dinesh D’Souza puts it in The Roots of Obama’s Rage , “So Obama figured out a very clever stance. He would seem to be giving victory a chance while maximizing the chances that there would be no victory”.

                So now President Obama has his “exit strategy” for Afghanistan. He will withdraw our troops by the date he had pledged, without securing a victory or securing the confidence of the Afghan people in U.S. protection.  General Patreaus, referred to as General “Betrayus” by Obama supporters, was chosen for appearances only. President Obama knows full well that we cannot possibly secure a victory by the date he has chosen for withdrawal, even with the placement of an icon such as General Patreaus.

                In the meantime, President Obama will display the same kind of concern over WikiLeaks that he demonstrated during the Gulf oil spill. I will continue to ask until someone gives an answer: Where is the outrage? Is the domestic front so overwhelming that there is no time left for a concern over National Security? If the lack of concern over national security persists, there will be no domestic front to worry about.

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Randy Godwin profile image

Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

Hello JT! How's it going? What do you suggest Obama should do in this case?


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Hey Randy, It's been a few days! I would suggest that he resign if it weren't for Joe Biden.

Otherwise, he could show real concern, go after Julian Assange, detain, arrest and crucify him. Just because he is as terrible a President as Jimmy Carter was, does not mean he has to emulate him.

Anyway, how was your Thanksgiving?


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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

It appear has another hubber vjarvahela put it, looks like it is to embarrass the right, and the left are loving it. So is it a planned leak? And wiki-leaks is actually secretly funded by George Soros.

Keep on hubbing!


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Hey eovery, interesting question. I believe George Soros controls most of the Democratic Party and would like to control Obama. I do not think Obama will allow him to. They have similar means but not the same ends.


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Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

Thanksgiving was great, JT! Hope yours was too!

How about if Obama really jumps on him like Bush did to Scooter Libby for outing one of the US agents! That should teach him a lesson!


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Randy, Touche'! I agree, someone's head should have rolled for that.

However, this incident involves some 250,000 documents. No telling how many people this will compromise. This could undermine Obama's entire foreign policy he has tried so hard to change. And he could care less.


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SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

Good article. Obama is a sham and NOT a leader of ANY kind!! I am starting to wonder just what the hell Barry thought the job of president would entail!


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Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

I cannot see inside of Obama's head to see how much he cares, JT! But I see no reason he would want such leaks to happen. How would it benefit his agenda?

Randy


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Sheri, thank you for coming by and for the comment. Unfortunately, I believe he knows exactly what the job entails and this is part of his plan. I am not saying, as some have, that he made the leaks possible, just saying that it plays perfectly into his agenda.


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Randy, you are right there! No one, I am afraid, can see inside his head. He has been very elusive as far as anyone seeing the "real Obama".

If you use the pie analogy....Socialist believe there is only so much pie. The pie has to be divided equally amongst everyone. Capitalist make more pies so everyone can have some. When you use this analogy and apply that to anti-colonialism, it makes sense how it fits into his agenda.

If you have not read already, get a copy of Dinesh D'Sousa's "The Roots of Obama's Rage". It explains, how Obama is a socialist, yes, but not in the traditional sense of say Soviet socialism. It is more in line with African socialism. D'Sousa uses Obama's book "Dreams From my Father" to illustrate his theory. His theory makes a lot of sense.

His anti-colonialism agenda requires "reigning in" our mighty military. The leaks could be just the thing he needs to do that.

You should really read the book. D'Sousa presents it as a theory, but stacked up against all the other crap people have tried to label him as, his makes sense. He also presents a lot of Obama's own words that dispel the rants that shout He's a Muslim, or He's a communist. I intend to read "Dreams From my Father" as soon as time allows me to. I guess the best way to attempt seeing into his head is through his own words.


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa

Hubbers

The real story about who is behind the WIKILEAKS WAS SHOWN ON FOX ON THE GLEN BECK SHOW. All this week Beck is exposing what the press fails to do about the economic crisis bubble.On thurs. Beck has a special that will be shown in theaters. A must see.


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

I missed the show today, please do tell, Jon. Thanks for checking this out and leaving a comment.


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FitnezzJim 6 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

What do you think of Secretary Gates response regarding wikileaks? Google 'Secretary Gates Wikileak' to get a link to a smallwarsjournal.com article that give his response.

"Dreams From My Father" is a reasonably good read. It documents the circumstances of his birth and childhood in his own words. That, taken together with the violence of the 60's explains a lot. It's all about the cool-aid.


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Hey Jim, Thanks for coming by. My search engines are not working right now, as soon as they are I will check that out.


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imjustmusing 6 years ago from Massachusetts

There is a third possible reason for Obama doing nothing, this could be the "emergency" needed to pass the internet kill-switch bill.


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Very good point, Musing. I still have not figured out why the internet though. The internet is a hot-bed of liberalism, i guess he just can't blame Rush for the leaks, so internet will get it instead of Talk Radio.


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JON EWALL 6 years ago from usa

hubbers

Guess who supported wikileaks? Yep George Soros.

The real story about who is behind the WIKILEAKS WAS SHOWN ON FOX ON THE GLEN BECK SHOW.


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Jon, and why does this not surprise me?


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Wesman Todd Shaw 6 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Well, I liked your other hubs. . . .and I do disagree with the latest from wikileaks, the things that compromise national security; but as for our corporate fascists, GO WIKILEAKS!


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Wesman Todd Shaw, thank you for coming by and adding a comment. I am not sure what you are talking about, however. Could you elaborate?


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saket71 6 years ago from Delhi, India

Nice hub, For national security, is it more important to not have people in governance who engage in wrongdoing or those who report their wrongdoings? seems we are OK with the former even at the cost of latter..


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jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

saket, thank you for coming by and for the comment. Thanks also for following. Hope to hear more from you.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Sorry for the late return. I completely disagree with anything endangering our troops; and I'm not saying that to please you, as you are obviously a soldier. I completely disagree with corporate fascism, which is a pretty accurate term describing our current government. Hiding truth is never an honorable thing, and I do not care who does it - but of course war requires secrecy. The thing is, we have absolutely no business having wars with either Afghanistan or Iraq. It's clear that the pipeline construction in Afghanistan is the reason for the "terrorist ruse," and that Haliburton contracts are the reason for the "WMD" lies. There is no honor within our government in either instance.


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jtcarr1164 5 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi Author

Wesman, sorry for my late return, its been a hectic weekend. I can tell you things about the WMD's in Iraq. One, the uranium stores were moved from Iraq in 2008, which showed Iraq's intention for making nuclear weapons. There were things found there that do not make a mushroom cloud, but just as if not more devastating than those weapons that make mushroom clouds (I was there). I will not comment on Afghanistan, having never been there, but Osama is reason enough to be there, in my opinion.

I am not sure what people are talking about when it comes to corporate fascism. That is what I am asking for elaboration on. As corporations are not governments, it is hard to imagine them as fascist. Fascism or National Socialism, as it was called in Germany under Hitler, allowed private ownership of industry, but was controlled by the government, so I need some clarification of corporate fascism.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

"Corporations are not government."

That's certainly how it should be; but the idea or term "corporate fascism," and I use it a lot, refers to government by corporations. Corporations exist for profit, and profit and humanity are mutually exclusive.

As For Wikileaks and corporate fascism, surely you heard the news lately concerning DynCorp, and their sex parties in which young Afghan boys were whored and pimped, sold to the highest bidders. The Bacha Bazi tradition had been done away with by the Taliban, but it seems that American involvement there not only allowed that sickness to come back, DynCorp, and American corporation actually promoted it. If Assange exposes American Corporate Pedophilia, then it's hats off to Mr. Assange.

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