Daily Archives: November 29, 2010

How the U.S. Should Respond to WikiLeaks

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this WikiLeaks thing.  The leak of diplomatic cables doesn’t directly put people in danger, as the earlier Afghanistan and Iraq leaks did, but rather causes great harm to the image of the U.S. diplomatic corps.  Other countries won’t be trusting us so much to keep secrets.

For the most part, U.S. government reaction has been level-headed.  But behind the scenes, something must be done to ensure this doesn’t happen again.  I hate to say it, but some things need to be kept secret.  Saudi Arabia’s desire to have the U.S. bomb Iran is one of those secrets worth keeping.  Now , who the hell knows what’s gonna happen between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

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WikiLeaks and Informational Terrorism

The recent leak of thousands of diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks, a organization that claims its goal is to “bring important news and information to the public,” has caused quite the international uproar.  In reality, WikiLeaks is an organization that is putting our soldiers, covert operatives, and diplomats in danger, all in the name of trashing the United States.  Previously, WikiLeaks has published so-called “logs” about the Iraq War, revealing alleged “war crimes.”  But this latest document dump, consisting of “251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain,” does far more damage to the U.S. and her allies.

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