So the Department of Homeland Security seizes a bunch of domain they accuse of file sharing or selling counterfeit goods, no warning, no nothing, just shut them down – WikiLeak dumps a bunch of info about the government, but this time it contains a lot of info about the Obama administration. Interestingly enough the last time WikiLeaks dumped a bunch of documents they didn’t say a word… why? Well the last dump was predominately documents from the Bush administration and we all know it’s Bush’s fault according to Obama, but this time is was a bunch of info from Obama administration’s State Department and he quickly put Eric Holder on the case to investigate and seek charges – I thought he was to be the most transparent administration in American history and as soon as transparency is forced on him he cries foul and calls for investigations.
So what’s going on?
The investigative arm of the Homeland Security Department appears to be shutting down websites that facilitate copyright infringement.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has seized dozens of domain names over the past few days, according to TorrentFreak.
ICE appears to be targeting sites that help Internet users download copyrighted music, as well as sites that sell bootleg goods, such as fake designer handbags.
The sites are replaced with a note from the government: “This domain named has been seized by ICE, Homeland Security Investigations.”
So let me get this right – the Department of Homeland Security is more concerned about people that download crappy ass rap songs or buying fake Rolex’s when they can’t afford real ones than they are about real security like…. oh I don’t know WikiLeaks? Or the border?
WikiLeaks has dropped its bombshell cache of U.S. diplomatic cables, ripping the cloak off scores of secret deals and duds, including clandestine North Korean support for Iran and the Bush administration’s failed attempt to remove nuclear material from Pakistan.
The release — more than a quarter-million back-channel cables that include brutally candid assessments of world leaders and previously undisclosed details of nuclear and antiterrorism activity — represents the most embarrassing and potentially damaging disclosure of American diplomatic material in decades.
A websites like WikiLeaks is fine and dandy, you can jeopardize the safety of the troops and national security, but if you down load a song for free – well that’s just going to far.
There is really something wrong with our current government, but I guess we’ll learn more about that from WikiLeaks – part of me thinks what WikiLeaks did is wrong if it endangers the troops, but another part thinks it’s hilarious if it exposes the Obama administration for the joke it is.
Oh have you noticed how this little Australian weasel running this site looks like the kid that was picked on and had his lunch money taken from him? What a puss – I have a question since he is a foreigner and mainly releasing American information how is it he is not a internet terrorist? And how is Sweden where his site is hosted not a terrorist state?
Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) slammed international whistleblower WikiLeaks on Sunday, ahead of a reported data dump that opponents say could damage U.S. diplomatic efforts around the world.
McCaskill and Gramnasty – what a could of jokes.
One of American’s leading politicians today called for WikiLeaks to be reclassified as a terrorist organisation after the latest release of top secret intelligence documents
Congressman Peter King, the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, claimed that the data breach was ‘worse than a military attack.’
‘I am calling on the attorney general and supporting his efforts to fully prosecute WikiLeaks and its founder for violating the Espionage Act,’ the Republican said.
Perhaps now that Bush isn’t the only target of WikiLeaks and Obama is part of it – it will be interesting to see how this joke of an Administration reacts. My guess is they will screw this up too.
My jury is still out on this – I’ve not a fan of leaking classified information if it endangers the country but on the other hand it’s interesting to see what they really say verses what they tell us – so to put the official story side by side with the real story shows us just how much they BS us.