Julian Assange and his Wikileaks web site have wormed their way back into the news.
Really, what's the, in the immortal words of Vice President Joe Bite Me, the "big f-ing deal" ?
Let's face it, nothing Assange has released is of any real value. Aside from revealing the names of confidential informants the CIA and military used to hunt down terrorists, what harm was done ? All Wikileaks proved is that the old adage is true: War is Hell. The second round of "stunning" revelations is that some in the State Department think that some world leaders, like Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, are certifiably insane. Not exactly coming down from the mountain with two stone tablets, is it ?
Julian Assange and his chameleon-like hair are not news. The fact that the Big Mommy Regime is this incompetent is most definitely news.
Assange is not some James Bond type. He doesn't skulk in the shadows with microfilm and a suicide tablet hidden in his mouth. He's just a computer nerd, and yet, he confounds the CIA and the Big Mommy Regime, making them look like dolts, time after time. What's to stop a foreign secret service from doing the same ? Does this mean a foreign agent could reveal the launch codes for nuclear weapons ? Does this mean al-Qaeda hackers can reveal US troop movements in Afghanistan before they happen ? This is the real danger, folks. Our country's secrets are no longer safe.
Of course, the blame for all of this falls squarely on Chairman Obama's puny shoulders. He doesn't have the world's respect. If you'll note, this crap would have never been attempted on George W. Bush's watch, because he was feared. No, I don't think the US should be a bully, but I do think the US should hit back twenty times harder when struck first. I may not be a fan of Bush, but at least he got that part of being President right. With Chairman Obama's "Citizen of the World" approach, that's hard to do. It also doesn't help that our Dear Leader isn't qualified to run a 7-11, let alone the most powerful nation on earth, but that's been beaten into ground, hasn't it ?
A Congressional overview of the CIA's security procedures and operations are in order here, and it's time to let Darrell Issa do his thing. We, as Americans, need to know why our intelligence community is failing to function, from 9/11 to Army doing nothing about Nidal Hassan to Wikileaks. We need to know why Osama bin Laden hasn't been caught after nine years.We need to know why Anwar al Awlaki hasn't been caught and tried for treason. We need to know how a computer nerd like Julian Assange keeps making America look stupid repeatedly. And yes, we need to know if there are complicit government officials that have some stake in the downfall of the United States. (I'm not naming names. Unlike the 2+2=5'ers at Media Matters, I don't slander people. I only name names when I am sure they're guilty as hell.)
The real danger is around the corner, and to that I say--
God help us all.