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Archive for 29 November 2010
Naw….why should he start now?
Just Another WikiLeak On An Already Sinking Ship
There is nothing positive that can be said about the release of more than a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables by the rogue hacker organization WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks has recklessly and inexcusably put lives at risk. Any U.S. person who cooperated with WikiLeaks has committed a crime and should be prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law.
That said, WikiLeaks is not the end of the world. The fundamentals of U.S. relationships with other nations remain unchanged. Leaks are not going to stop nations from cooperating with the U.S., or for that matter sharing secrets with us. Nations cooperate with the U.S. because it is in their interest to do so. And no leak will stop nations from acting in their self-interest.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Monday that leaked American diplomatic cables recounting Arab calls for the US to launch a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities were intended to stir “mischief.”
According to the cables released Sunday by online whistle-blower Wikileaks, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia repeatedly urged the United States to attack Iran to destroy its nuclear program and to stop Teheran from developing a nuclear weapon.
My first question would be…..why the hell don’t the Saudis take ‘em out? Are they totally incapable of defending their own corner of the world?
“We don’t give any value to these documents,” Ahmadinejad told a news conference “It’s without legal value. Iran and regional states are friends. Such acts of mischief have no impact on relations between nations.”
Ahmadinejad alleged the leaks were an “organized” effort by the US to stir trouble between Iran and Arab neighbors. When asked to comment on the documents, he said “the material was not leaked, but rather released in an organized way,” according to a Press TV report.
Yeah…cuz Obama & Co. are sooooo competent. /snark Does this clown’s elevator go all the way to the top? I don’t THINK so! He’s not called Ahmanutjob for nothin’ y’know! Even I don’t believe Obama actually wants to put people in harms way, as ‘nutjob is alleging.
Among the first-published documents on Sunday night were nicknames for a number of world leaders. Ahmadinejad was referred to as “Hitler,” French President Nicolas Sarkozy as a “naked emperor,” the German Chancellor was called Angela “Teflon” Merkel and Afghan President Hamid Karzai as “driven by paranoia.” Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, an “Alpha Male,” while President Dmitry Medvedev is “afraid, hesitant.”
I’m curious. Just who was calling these ‘world leaders’ such names? Seems rather immature, IMHO.
I can’t decided if I’d like to see that fool, Julian Assange, show his face around the Podunk parts of the country or not. It won’t be pretty, if he does!
John Bolton, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, announced today he is considering a bid for U.S. president in 2012.
It was his first direct response to months of Internet speculation that he may join the next presidential race.
Bolton was speaking to WND senior reporter Aaron Klein on the latter’s investigative radio show on WABC in New York.
“Yes, I am considering it,” Bolton said when asked if he is considering a 2012 presidential run. “I am very concerned about the direction of national security policy.”
Continued Bolton: “I am concerned that we hardly talk about it at national level debates in the mainstream media. The president, as they say, just seems to view national security issues as an irritation, as a distraction from what his real priorities are.”
Interesting. I’ve always liked Bolton. I find him quite informative when seeing him on the idjit box during interviews. I’ve also noticed he doesn’t seem to let the media get away with asking stupid questions, as many in the media are wont to do.
Now, personally, I am in no way, shape or form, ready to be inundated with politics of 2012. I haven’t mentally recuperated from that last round. But, out of all the folks who are being speculated about, this guy does peak my interest. As time goes on, I may find he doesn’t have the brass set I believe him to have at this point in time, but that remains to be seen.