How is it possible that one person managed to get their hands on so much classified material? Also, how is it that WikoLeaks would be allowed to release classified documents not once, but twice and now threatening to unload incriminating bank docs. Sarah Palin points the blame at President Barack Hussein Obama.
“The latest round of classified U.S. documents through the shady organization called Wikileaks raises serious questions about the Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco,” Ms. Palin wrote on her Facebook page Monday.
Ms. Palin calls WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands.” The WikiLeaks website released more than 250,000 State Department cables that have shed rare light on diplomatic back channels.
From Sarah Palin’s FACEBOOK comes the following criticism of Obama and his handling/mishandling of the WikiLeaks fiasco. In a word … incompetence. Palin also criticized the White House for a “lack of urgency” in preventing future leaks. How many times is it going to take where WikiLeaks threatens to publish classified US docs?
We all applaud the successful thwarting of the Christmas-Tree Bomber and hope our government continues to do all it can to keep us safe. However, the latest round of publications of leaked classified U.S. documents through the shady organization called Wikileaks raises serious questions about the Obama administration’s incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.
First and foremost, what steps were taken to stop Wikileaks director Julian Assange from distributing this highly sensitive classified material especially after he had already published material not once but twice in the previous months? Assange is not a “journalist,” any more than the “editor” of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a “journalist.” He is an anti-American operative with blood on his hands. His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?
What if any diplomatic pressure was brought to bear on NATO, EU, and other allies to disrupt Wikileaks’ technical infrastructure? Did we use all the cyber tools at our disposal to permanently dismantle Wikileaks? Were individuals working for Wikileaks on these document leaks investigated? Shouldn’t they at least have had their financial assets frozen just as we do to individuals who provide material support for terrorist organizations?
More reported at the Gateway Pundit from Sarah’s Facebook page.
Most importantly, serious questions must also be asked of the U.S. intelligence system. How was it possible that a 22-year-old Private First Class could get unrestricted access to so much highly sensitive information? And how was it possible that he could copy and distribute these files without anyone noticing that security was compromised?
The White House has now issued orders to federal departments and agencies asking them to take immediate steps to ensure that no more leaks like this happen again. It’s of course important that we do all we can to prevent similar massive document leaks in the future. But why did the White House not publish these orders after the first leak back in July? What explains this strange lack of urgency on their part?
We are at war. American soldiers are in Afghanistan fighting to protect our freedoms. They are serious about keeping America safe. It would be great if they could count on their government being equally serious about that vital task.