July 29, 2010

I Want To Comment On The WikiLeaks Kerfuffle…

…while I’m able. Luckily, or not so luckily, depending on ones point of view, some things I have to do have been delayed. This, however, leaves me more time to post, so…

I’ve been reading arguments both for and against this WikiLeaks guy, Julian Assange and what he’s been up to regarding the secret documents (91,000 of them, WOW!) he’s allegedly been receiving that detail some pretty bad stuff about our government’s exploits in Afghanistan.

According to some of this material, the U.S. taxpayer has been financing Taliban operations and other activities that are not in the best interests of either our brave troops over there nor in the interests of any sort of U.S./Allies victory.

So why are there pundits and letters-to-the-editor writers blasting this Assange guy for exposing vital military secrets?

It seems to me that the things he’s exposing are problems about which the government needs to do something, but haven’t been — Why? Because like the illegal alien problem we have, which was allowed to build up because politicians were able to sweep it under a rug (if the public ain’t complaining, why take the initiative, right?) due to lack of media pressure, what’s evidently been permitted to become business as usual in Afghanistan has been kept under wraps.

There’s no way anyone is going to convince me that the folks in charge over there (the ones whose salaries originate with We, The Taxpayer), as well as the fine folks in the Langley ‘hood of McLean, Virginia, haven’t been well aware of these ongoing events; If they have been, they aren’t the right people to either a) be assigned responsible charge over there, or b) be responsible for supplying the “powers that be” with intelligence from over there.

I also feel that funneling U.S. taxpayers’ dollars to the Taliban, whether they’re being diverted via U.S. military or intelligence or their Afghani counterparts, endangers our troops a whole hell of a lot more than this WikiLeaks exposing it.

I mean, C’mon! Money supplies people like the Taliban and their al-Qaeda playmates with weapons, logistics, baksheesh to bribe Afghani officials not already secretly sympathetic to their cause, maybe even a nice Swiss account ala Arafat to which some Terrorist-in-Chief can one day retire in luxury.

That sounds more dangerous to our military men and women over there than nobody knowing about any of it.

Now that everybody does know, perhaps something will be done about it.

I know, I know, politicians hate when “classified” graft, corruption, ineptitude and lack of proactive action is exposed.

But, now that it has been, regardless of the source, maybe they’ll do something about it.

I don’t know about the rest of my fellow countrymen, but I sure as shootin’ hate the idea that my hard earned tax dollars are going to the very same evil entity that our soldiers, sailors and airmen are over there fighting.

by @ 8:02 am. Filed under Afghanistan, Just Talking
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4 Responses to “I Want To Comment On The WikiLeaks Kerfuffle…”

  1. The Gray Monk Says:

    Well said, Seth. The media are up to their necks in it as well - how do you think they get their “reporters” into areas our troops can’t go into without a fire fight.


  2. Seth Says:

    Gray Monk –

    Oh, yeah — remember when it was disclosed that the Communist News Network ignored all those atrocities by Saddam & Sons in order to keep their Baghdad bureau open?

    The media sure ain’t what it used to be. :-(

  3. The Gray Monk Says:

    Nope, the modern media is owned, directed, staffed and controlled by people of the left who must make Lenin, and even Goebbels proud…

  4. Seth Says:

    Gray Monk –

    And the funny (depending, of course, upon the nature of ones sense of humor) is that once the far left has shaped our society to their specifications, the media will discover that all along, they have been contributing to a liberty challenged misery they will share with everyone else, and the “powers that be” will not permit them the luxury of printing/broadcasting their sudden “revelations”.