- Law Cases
by Joan Swirsky, ©2010
(Dec. 15, 2010) — The fanatical hard Left – those communists, socialists, and radicals currently in power – view anything that is bad for our country – massive Intelligence leaks, disastrous oil spills, escalating unemployment, chaos on our borders, military setbacks, et al – as a thundering success. To them, anything that undermines the United States brings them closer to their Grand Plan of toppling Big Bad America and transforming it into the kind of totalitarian Banana Republic they never tire of glamorizing.
That’s why it is clear to me that the potential damage from the Australian-born Julian Assange’s release of 250,000 classified State Department and Pentagon cables on November 28 – and an equal number last July – is part not only of this Australian’s wish to harm our country but also the American Left’s premeditated and malevolent plan to destroy America. And let us not forget that Assange’s assault began in April 2010 with nearly 80,000 documents “dumped” for public consumption, as well as another 400,000 that the Marxist Assange released in October 2010 – all of which he claims are just the tip of the iceberg.
Clearly Assange is delighted that his leaks have gained international attention. And so delighted are the Russians with his anti-American raison d’être that they suggested he be rewarded with a Nobel Prize!
It is obvious that “president” Obama is pleased as well. Hence the complete lack of reaction or sanction not only from Attorney General Eric Holder, who seems never to have met a thug he didn’t like, but especially from Mr. Obama himself, who to this day cannot bring himself to speak out against Assange.
In an article entitled The lunatic who thinks he’s Barack Obama, Spengler writes: “Napoleon was a Lunatic who thought he was Napoleon, and the joke applies to the 44th United States president with a vengeance. What doesn’t the president know, and when didn’t he know it? American foreign policy turned delusional when Barack Obama took office, and the latest batch of leaks suggests that the main source of the delusion is sitting in the Oval Office.”
As for Holder, writer Quin Hillyer elaborates at length in this must-read article on the AG, stating that “the Obama Department of Justice is dangerously politicized, radically leftist, racialist, lawless, and at times corrupt. The good news is that it’s also often incompetent.”
As author and journalist Austin Bay has written: “WikiLeaks harms the US. But the president’s refusal to acknowledge the threats we face is a bigger danger.” Bay calls Obama’s response “weak, wrong-headed and erratic.
“…His secretary of state does not comprehend that America is the subject of the attack, his department of defense is not interested in defending us, and the president himself seems utterly indifferent to the whole affair. All of this underscores the real problem. It is not WikiLeaks that ultimately imperils our national security, but the failing Obama administration, which ignores the nature and extent of threats we face, and which is too often unwilling to act to thwart them.”
Bay’s comments echo those made by Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, who commented to Reuters that it is “not WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange [who is] legally liable, but rather the questionable “adequacy” of U.S. security.
Well, far be it for the man who has spent his entire tenure at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to be at all displeased that the WikiLeaks revelations cast our country in the worst possible light. For the past 24 months, after all, he has been:
But all this is not surprising, as a new book by Stanley Kurtz – Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism – demonstrates.
Like a rotten fish, the reaction to the whole WikiLeaks thing stinks – as they say – from the head, meaning not only Obama but also his Capo di Tutti Capi, George Soros, whose major role in the political lives of both Hillary and Obama and their historically toxic anti-American agendas has been brilliantly, rivetingly, and illuminatingly spelled out in exquisite detail in The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party by David Horowitz and Richard Poe.
Of course our Secretary of State pretended to be outraged when in truth she and other Leftists in our government are secretly thrilled that America is made to look weak and feckless, with an incredibly incompetent Intelligence system and an indiscriminately murderous Military. Her statement of “outrage” was delivered so robotically that she may as well have been telling a waiter that her tuna-melt was cold.
I’m sure that when both our allies and enemies learned that the treacherous Ms. Hillary was involved in – gasp – treachery, asking for U.N. personnel’s telephone numbers, e-mails, credit card data and frequent-flier numbers, spewing insults at foreign dignitaries, etc., not a single eyebrow was raised in surprise.
As journalist Tyler Durden has written: “When we first heard of the latest Wikileaks ‘cablegate’ fiasco, we speculated that Hillary Clinton may be forced to resign for what is rapidly becoming the biggest crisis for US foreign policy since the Bay of Pigs. Let’s recall that Nixon resigned to avoid impeachment under somewhat comparable circumstances.”
Rich, is it not, that Hillary sat on Nixon’s impeachment panel, but now this acolyte of anti-American radicals Saul Alinsky and George Soros is being accused of the same rank corruption!?
Liberal writer David Corn seems to think that Hillary’s departure will be just a shade less ignominious than Nixon’s. “Diplomacy is about face,” he writes in the Arizona Sentinel, “and the only way for other nations to save face will be to give them Clinton’s scalp. There is no way that the new WikiLeaks leaks don’t leave Hillary Clinton holding the smoking gun. The time for her departure may come next week or next month, but sooner or later, the weakened and humiliated secretary of state will have to pay.”
Ironic too that the Nixon-era exposés that Woodward and Bernstein were lionized for by the Left, as well as the release of the Pentagon Papers and the Ellsberg Papers, are the same kind of exposés Assange is being vilified for. Leftists still thrill at bad news for America, only not when they’re in power! Liberal hypocrisy knows no bounds.
Just who exactly benefits when Hillary is thrown under the bus? Certainly Obama benefits by having a potential rival in 2012 tainted irreparably. What amazing timing that these particular leaks came so closely after the midterms, when the 2012 presidential race de facto began.
Personally, I don’t believe Obama will run again, as I spelled out in my last article, “Obama Won’t Run…His Work Is Done.” But the leaks will keep Hill and Bill, the perpetual thorns in Obama’s side (especially after Bubba stole the show in the White House last week), scrambling to re-burnish her tarnished broomstick image.
But according to Dr. Jack Wheeler, a longtime Washington insider, all the burnishing in the world won’t help. Everyone “should shout Hallelujah for the enormous act of public service Assange has performed,” Wheeler writes. “He has single-handedly obliterated – as in nuked – Hillary Clinton’s chances for the White House. `The greatest foreign policy disaster in US history` has happened on Hillary’s watch. Any chief executive would have to fire her, and Zero [Wheeler’s name for Obama] needs a scapegoat in any regard. Her political career is over – finita la musica, the Clinton’s music is finished. Thanks, Julian.”
When you think about the magnitude of Assange’s assault on America, you know two things immediately:
Again, who benefits?
No wonder that the personal flunkies of this regime, who share their anti-American views – most egregiously The New York Times – couldn’t wait to publish leaks potentially damaging to the United States.
As Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com points out, Obama “ignored the whole WikiLeaks issue [but] he could only accomplish this with the tacit support and silence of the media. Once again the criminal media is providing aid and comfort to our enemies. It had to strike you as ironic that the New York Times would not publish the 13,000 Climategate emails because they were `private emails` but they had no problem with the treason of WikiLeaks..”
And as the Gawker website states: Holder said that a “criminal investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is more than just `saber-rattling’ and Justice Department officials are claiming he violated the Espionage Act. If that’s true, isn’t the New York Times guilty as well? If Holder really believes that the Espionage Act is a constitutional law that ought to be enforced – as opposed to a mere pretext for making Assange’s life as miserable as possible – then he’d better be prepared to go after the New York Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, and El Pais, all of which published the classified cables after being granted early access and were part of a clear conspiracy with Wikileaks to break the Espionage Act. So if it was a crime when Assange obtained the database, why wasn’t it a crime when the Times did?”
Apparently, the The U.S. Air Force is asking the same question, which is why this branch of our military has blocked the website of The New York Times on its computers, because the paper published bits of secret diplomatic cables leaked by secret-sharing site Wikileaks.
Here is a mere smattering of leaks the Times gleefully published:
Jim Kouri, mentioned above, reports that this week “a new threat emerged in the world of cybersecurity: `hacktivists` have openly launched retaliatory attacks on businesses, organizations and even governments, shutting down their websites for hours or days, in protest over actions taken against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.”
Given the clear advantage Obama stands to yield from Assange’s leaks, could these attacks also have been coordinated from the White House?
Columnist Daniel Greenfield explains that “the Wikileaks mess is a reminder that the enmity of the International Left did not die when the Soviet Union did. It sends the stark message that we have political enemies who are using the internet to organize their attacks in new and dangerous ways. From Soros to Assange to Chavez, the International Left is a highly active and dangerous foe, and it is working to aid Islamic terrorists…because speaking the truth out loud would be `unhelpful` and embarrassing to the Muslim regimes whom they fear and whose favor they court.”
“Our government officials tell us that Assange’s act somehow poses a threat to our national security by undermining America’s foreign policy. One may as well ask: What foreign policy? The cables show something many have always known – that most so-called leaders and politicians are liars, schemers, crooks, egomaniacs, and incompetents.
“Ask yourself this: Who is the greater threat to America? Is it an Australian programmer or Barack Obama? Assange is merely a website operator. He has no backing or powers to inflict harm on this country. Obama, on the other hand, has been using the powers of his office to systematically destroy the American economy, the dollar, our standard of living, and our standing in the world. He has been stoking racial tensions. He has been taking private property of American citizens and giving it to his friends. He and his people have been destroying the values and fabric of American society faster than you can say `bam.’ In reality, it is this regime that is a menace to America.
“But above all, let us not get fooled this time around. The ruling elites will try to play on our patriotic feelings in order to save their skins. Contrary to what you will hear from this administration and its acolytes, WikiLeaks’ disclosures are not a threat to America. But they are an immense threat to the current regime, because they represent a colossal indictment of its incompetence and doltishness.” Amen, Mr. Kohlmayer.
As I stated in my last article, the Left has two bedrock so-called principles, the first being: If it’s bad for America, it’s good! Clearly these leaks are bad for America, which is why I’m firmly convinced that the regime in Washington, D.C. is behind them, or at least complicit, and that indeed Barack Obama is in bed – so to speak – with Julian Assange.
I remember in the mid-seventies hating the Supreme Court decision to allow Nazis to march through the streets of Skokie, Illinois. But I had to agree with the Court that the right of free speech (and assembly) was more important than my personal feelings. And I agree with Fox Business Network’s Judge Andrew Napolitano that Assange has the same right to free speech, objectionable as it may be.
The problem with the WikiLeaks is not that they will threaten our national security. The problem is that our national security is threatened by a far worse menace, specifically by the man I consider a usurper in the White House and his rogue regime.
Writers like me hate to repeat themselves, but I have to end this article the same way I ended another fairly recent article. It is with the three words most deeply in my heart: God Save America!
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