Aside from the revelation that there are nukes in The Netherlands and Belgium — big bloody deal! — what I’ve seen of the leaked diplomatic cables is nothing more than a record of vanity, double-dealing, back-biting, gossip, and corruption.
This is news?
Some people on Twitter talk about these revelations somehow jeopardizing our “security.”
That’s utter garbage.
“Security” is the catch-all excuse used by people who want to get away with something.
The non-working check collectors use “security” as excuse to cover-up their crimes in this article: AP Enterprise: Guards shown watching inmate attack
“Public release of the video poses an unnecessary security risk to our staff, the inmates entrusted to our care, and ultimately to the public,” the prison company said in a statement.
Boldfaced emphasis added by me.
What “security” risk? The security of keeping it under wraps so your asses can’t be sued into bankruptcy?
I cannot wait for the 2011 Wikileaks documents that record what’s been going on at a major bank.
I hope it will be Citi that’s brought down. But I suspect it will be Bank of America/Countrywide.
I’m going to grab and read every single word of it when it’s released.
So should you.
Knowledge is security in a free society.
Do we still live in a free society?