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    WikiLeak Supporters Declare Cyberwar on Palin, Others

    WikiLeak Supporters Declare Cyberwar on Palin, Others

    Via ABC News:

    The website and personal credit card information of former Gov. Sarah Palin were cyber-attacked today by Wikileaks supporters, the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate tells ABC News in an email.

    Hackers in London apparently affiliated with “Operation Payback” – a group of supporters of Julian Assange and Wikileaks – have tried to shut down SarahPac and have disrupted Sarah and Todd Palin’s personal credit card accounts.

    “No wonder others are keeping silent about Assange’s antics,” Palin emailed. “This is what happens when you exercise the First Amendment and speak against his sick, un-American espionage efforts.”

    Throughout the day WikiLeaks supporters have been mounting denial of service attacks against Mastercard, PayPal, Visa, and others deemed to have impeded WikiLeaks.  Reportedly, these supporters have disclosed large files containing Mastercard account numbers and expiration dates.

    But don’t call it Cyberwar, you might offend some people. 

    And of course, the government of the United States is standing idly by, twiddling its thumbs and dawdling.

    And Eric Holder?  He’s still reading the Instruction Manual for Attorney General.

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    Oh, pish-posh. Conspiracy theories about being "fed" information is more of the liberal parody of what conservatives are than actual conservatism.

    We know the documents were stolen, from multiple sources. We know that they were published, from multiple sources. We know that there's damaging information there, from multiple sources.

    You act like we don't live in the time of the internet, where said ass has loudly claimed credit for all of the above.

    It's sort of like the Truthers making the same argument in the face of the terrorists claiming credit for 9/11.

    Andrew Glidden asked:

    "1) Isn't Wikileaks being harassed for exercising its right to free speech and press?

    2) Why should an Australian or British citizen be "pro-American" except to the extent it benefits them or their homeland? "

    1.) Wikileaks is being investigated because it is attempting to help others kill Americans and their allies. They did this with people elsewhere, like Kenya, by Assange's own admission. He's a repeat offender. We have every right to keep people from helping others kill Americans.

    2.) A citizen of a country (Australia, in this case) that benefits profoundly from participating in the growing networks of industrial society around the world should be cognizant and careful to minimize the damage he does to his own nation. He should be cognizant and careful to minimize damage to the allies of his nation, in defending against assaults on industrial society, such as those of the International Islamic Front, its "base" Al Quaida, and their allies, like the Taliban.

    Assange's actions reveal him as the same sort of anti-industrial bigot we saw during the rise of the wave of socialist camp reaction against industrial society. We now see a wave of similar assaults on industrial networks again, (this time mostly against intellectual networks, rather than market networks)in the rise of the International Islamic Front and its associated groups.

    Wikileaks has chosen to use one of the primary intellectual networks of industrial society, the internet, to help people who assault that society around the world.

    Industrial society feeds 5.8 out of the 6.8 billion humans on this planet today. Assange and his foolish followers are acting like narrow-minded bigots, handing targets to those people madly chopping away at the industrial networks that keep most humans alive.

    Unsophisticated and simple-minded? Oh my, I've upset a random, but apparently sophisticated, internet guy. What do I do now?

    As for being anti-liberal, yes, I'm absolutely, 100% anti-liberal. But it's not knee-jerk.

    "Wikileaks has chosen to use one of the primary intellectual networks of industrial society, the internet, to help people who assault that society around the world."

    Assuming your assessment of Assange's intent is valid and that he's an Al-Qaeda enabling anarchist, that still begs the question:

    If Assange had stolen classified documents that would HELP industrial society (say, information that made it easy to destroy the Iranian nuclear plants) and published them, would you be okay with that?

    And I reiterate my earlier question, which ought to be very easy to answer: was publishing the Pentagon Papers an act of espionage? I'm just trying to clarify your position.

    AJsDaddie wrote:

    "If Assange had stolen classified documents that would HELP industrial society (say, information that made it easy to destroy the Iranian nuclear plants) and published them, would you be okay with that?"

    If it were classified by the Islamist government in Iran, with the intent of allowing them to expand their means of pursuing Jihad against the industrial world, then I would support it completely. I am a partisan of industrial society, without a doubt. IMHO, we are in World War IV, against those who call themselves the International Islamic Front, and their co-belligerents, who declared war on us, just as another group, the Muslim Brotherhood did recently.

    "And I reiterate my earlier question, which ought to be very easy to answer: was publishing the Pentagon Papers an act of espionage? I'm just trying to clarify your position."

    Yes. That was easy, because, IMHO, the Vietnam conflict was part of World War III, declared by Stalin on behalf of "the socialist camp" in his secret speech to the Soviet Politburo in January of 1946. (Since revealed by those who searched the Soviet Party archives after the fall of the USSR.)

    It was one of the conflicts we should have won, but refused what was needed. That was cutting supply lines where and when it was easiest, putting mines in the harbors of the North no later than August of 1964, and possibly as early as August of 1961.(As recommended by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.)

    Bui Tinh, …Giap's Logistics Officer, … later testified in Paris about how those mine fields shut down the PAVN efforts to 1/10 previous levels, till the mines were removed.


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