I haven’t been quite sure how to respond to the
suddenly overwhelming crisis of the Wikileaks release of
classified U.S. documents and e-mails. As a 10-year,
Top-Secret cleared, veteran of military communications, my
first reaction was naturally anger. But after a cup
of coffee and a few deep breaths, my reaction is more
along the lines of; “so what”.
These leaks, apparently the handiwork of peripatetic,
alleged rapist, Julian Assange and hopelessly “frustrated”
PFC, Bradley Manning, are not surprising in an era where
anyone with a laptop, and access to classified information
can do some serious damage.
Rest assured if that same person can somehow manage to
embarrass America in the process, the mainstream media
will lead with it every half-hour.
Let’s be honest, America hasn’t really been serious about
national security since 1953, when Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
were executed for treason.
Today, the Rosenbergs, who provided the Soviet Union
with vital info concerning nuclear weapons, would be
celebrated by the Hollywood Left, and perhaps
seriously considered to replace Juan Williams at NPR.
If the American people really understood, or even cared about
national security they would never have elected Bill Clinton
or Barack Obama, both of whom would never have been
granted the most basic security clearance for military service.
If you’re unaware of that fact, the reason you didn’t know
is because when it comes to national security, the mainstream
media has been saying “so what” since Ronald Reagan told the
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