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Wikileaks Executioner Creates the Son of SOPA - CISPA
The Irony of Digital War Crimes
Now, I don't know about you.... but I find it highly interesting and coincidental, that the man who declared that he believed another human being should lose his life because he shared information with wikileaks, is the creator of quite a treasonous bill aimed at preventing the free flow of information and our first amendment rights. Now, I do understand that there are plenty of sensitive matters that require some amount of secretiveness for a while, and I also understand that the topic of secure information and Wikileaks, are all very controversial. Though our current issues of corruption, lack of information and the potential loss of more liberties imposed by our own government, is just as big an issue, if not bigger. That being said, I am not at all surprised that Mike "The Executioner" Roger's himself, is the creator of your favorite recent cyber security bill - CISPA.
Clearly he feels that we must go a step further then taking the lives, he feels we should also lose our freedom to the obscene regulations of the federal government.
Mike Rogers on the "Culture of Disclosure" and why he feels Manning should be executed
Quotes From The Executioner
- "In my mind, it's treason and you've got to send a very clear message," he said. "When you create this culture that it's okay, you get this private first class who thinks he can run the war ... you've got to eliminate this notion that that wasn't treason to your country and it may have brought about the death of your comrades." ~Mlive
- "He releases this information to a third party and we know for a fact that people will likely be killed because of this information being disclosed," Rogers said. "That's pretty serious ... if they won't charge him with treason they ought to charge him with murder." ~Mlive
- "The death penalty clearly should be considered here," Rogers said. "[Manning] clearly aided the enemy to what may result in the death of U.S. soldiers or those cooperating. If that is not a capital offense, I don't know what is." ~Politico
I think what I find most interesting about these statements, is how Roger's seems to contradict himself in just about every sentence. "We know for a fact that people will likely...", this sentence is a dead giveaway if you study NLP or language patterns, that he is lying or unsure about his own statements.
What did Bradley Manning leak?
- A video showing a helicopter full of soldiers brutally shooting down a man who was later found to be a Reuter's Reporter in Baghdad with a Video Camera (which they claimed to be an AK47 AND an RPG) and 20 of his friends/other people.
- A video documenting the binding and shooting of four women and four children by American soldiers which is being called the Granai Massacre.
- 570,000 Pager Messages documenting communication between the Pentagon and NYPD on 9/11 describing
- CABLEGATE - More than 250,000 Diplomatic cables documenting controversial war time events, as well as conversation that explains "how the first world exploits the third, in detail, from an internal perspective."
- The Guantanamo Files
No Reports of Fatalities Due to Mannings Leaks
After spending over a dozen hours searching, this author has yet to find any verifiable evidence on any reliable sites that actually prove that anyone has been harmed specifically due to the release of information by Manning. Which is so interesting seeing as Rep. Mike Roger's claimed that he knew "for a fact" that "people would likely be killed" because of the info leak. If you can find some, please leave it here in the comments section.
What's In CISPA?
- The creation of Cyber Security Teams, Entities, Companies and Agencies (This is the part that allows the government to become cyber security regulators.)
- A definition of Cyber-Threats that SPECIFICALLY includes theft or misappropriation of private or government information, intellectual property, or personally identifiable information.
- The potential ability for ISP's to block accountsbelieved to be infringing, block access to websites believed to carry infringing content, or take other measures provided they claimedit was motivated by cybersecurity concerns. (This specifically includes sites like Wikileaks, Wikipedia, the Huffington Post, Washington Post and the NY Times)
- CISPA gives permission to any private company (Facebook, YouTube, Myspace, Google, etc...) to give away any and all data it's collected on you when asked by a government agency (No Subpena or Warrant Necessary!).
- Any company that deems YOU to be a cyber threat can access and go through your emails, facebook page, chat logs, etc....
- Companies doing the spying and reporting would receive government level immunity from legal persecution as long as they act in "good faith"..
- Even if they deem you are NOT a "Cyber-Threat", if they find you have been doing anything suspicious or illegal (like a legitimate patient using medicinal marijuana), they can and will hand over that information to other authorities.
- There is NO language that describes if, how or when the government will submit their monitoring actions to the public, meaning that any potential law suits, redresses or tort claims would be void if the monitoring of any individual went on beyond 2 years (the statute of limitations on claims such as these).