By Albert N. Milliron, Editor
(Politisite)–The Obama Administration officials and others hit the Sunday news shows blasting the large document dump from of the website Wikileaks calling for the site to be shut down and founder Julian Assange to be prosecuted for espionage. Several questions seems to have gone unanswered. How did this site come to obtain hundreds of thousands of documents and cables that are supposedly secret and in the possession of some of our top security agencies?
How can a citizen of another country gain access to potentially damaging information? One answer stands out to this writer. Our intelligence agencies do not handle sensitive information appropriately.
The political spin, regurgitated by the Mainstream media is that this man and website are to blame for the sensitive information getting out for the U.S.citizens, our Allies and Enemies to read.
If our own intelligence agencies are to be trusted with sensitive material, one would expect that it would be locked away under the provisions that this type of material deserves. But it was not locked down enough for this small, irrelevant site to be able to obtain documents that could potentially cause operatives and other lives to be lost.
What we think is that this information is nothing more than an embarrassment to our intelligence agencies generally and the Obama administration specifically.
The New York Times and others will be printing some of the information, in sanitized form, some of the information that has been leaked.
So far Saudi Arabia wanted us to bomb Iran’s Nuke Sites, Our Administration is bad mouthing the New Prime Minister Cameron, Calls the Afghan leader a bit nuts, we spy on our friends via our listening posts at Fort Gordon, Georgia, like Israel and much more.
The Times and others will be reviewing the documents, removing sensitive information, and printing sanitized infromation for the world to see.
Conclusion: Don’t say anything to the United States, in so called confidence, that you don’t want shared with the world.
Here is a food for thought. This government assures your personal information will be held in the strictest confidence when they implement the Electronic Medical Records System laid out in the Health Care Bill.
From the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — A cache of a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them from the past three years, provides an unprecedented look at back-room bargaining by embassies around the world, brutally candid views of foreign leaders and frank assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.
Some of the cables, made available to The New York Times and several other news organizations, were written as recently as late February, revealing the Obama administration’s exchanges over crises and conflicts. The material was originally obtained by WikiLeaks, an organization devoted to revealing secret documents. WikiLeaks posted 220 cables, some redacted to protect diplomatic sources, in the first installment of the archive on its Web site on Sunday.
The disclosure of the cables is sending shudders through the diplomatic establishment, and could strain relations with some countries, influencing international affairs in ways that are impossible to predict.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and American ambassadors around the world have been contacting foreign officials in recent days to alert them to the expected disclosures. A statement from the White House on Sunday said: “We condemn in the strongest terms the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents and sensitive national security information.”
The White House said the release of what it called “stolen cables” to several publications was a “reckless and dangerous action” and warned that some cables, if released in full, could disrupt American operations abroad and put the work and even lives of confidential sources of American diplomats at risk. The statement noted that reports often include “candid and often incomplete information” whose disclosure could “deeply impact not only U.S. foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world.”
The cables, a huge sampling of the daily traffic between the State Department and some 270 embassies and consulates, amount to a secret chronicle of the United States’ relations with the world in an age of war and terrorism. Among their revelations, to be detailed in The Times in coming days:
Read the full story at WikiLeaks Archive — Cables Uncloak U.S. Diplomacy
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A cache of diplomatic cables provide a chronicle of the United States’ relations with the world.