In all the furor over Wikileaks publishing around 250,000 supposedly secret government documents, everyone seems to be missing the point.
As widely reported everywhere except in the Sunday funny papers, Wikileaks is being targeted by the US Government for releasing the documents. The government has gone as far as launching a Denial of Service (DOS) attack on the website in an effort to hinder the exposure of the thousands of embassy cables and memos.
Some are calling for Wikileaks to be declared a "foreign terrorist organization", as the AP reports:
A key Republican Congressman from New York has a new definition for the word "terrorism" that doesn't require the use of violence or even fear.Wikileaks founder Julian Assange reportedly has the hugest set of balls in history, because we all know what happens to people who get on the US government's bad side!
All that's needed to be a terrorist, according to Rep. Peter King, the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is a website revealing inconvenient information.
That's why King sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday, demanding that whistleblower website WikiLeaks be deemed a "foreign terrorist organization" and it's founder declared a terror ringleader.
What everyone is failing to ask is "how the fuck did a quarter million supposedly secret documents find their way into Assange's hands in the first place?"
I mean, c'mon people, use your heads! If some nitwit with a website can stumble across that volume of secret papers, what do you think actual hostile foreign governments are doing right this minute? How is it this guy's fault, when all he did was bring attention to the fact that basically EVERY secret the US government has is up for grabs?
If anything, Assange deserves a frickin' medal! Because he's doing us a valuable service in pointing out just how shitty our government is at keeping its secrets. THAT'S where we should focus our attention.
Somebody left the barn door wide open, and suddenly they're all pissed off that the horse bolted on its own.
(Oh, and fuck that asshole King Abdullah! If he wants to invade Iran so badly, he should buy a few thousand more of our jets and fucking do it himself!)