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State Dept. Warns WikiLeaks Targets

January 07, 2011

State Department warns hundreds of WikiLeaks targets

Rick Moran, American Thinker

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

The State Department is warning hundreds about potential threats to their lives.

As I have said before, Julian Assange is as interested in “transparency” as my pet cat Aramas. What he wants is to see the world burn.

And if a few stray human beings are put in danger to satisfy his unnatural craving for destruction, who cares?

The US State Department:

The State Department is warning hundreds of human rights activists, foreign government officials and businesspeople identified in leaked diplomatic cables of potential threats to their safety and has moved a handful of them to safer locations, administration officials said Thursday.

The operation, which involves a team of 30 in Washington and embassies from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, reflects the administration’s fear that the disclosure of cables obtained by the organization WikiLeaks has damaged American interests by exposing foreigners who supply valuable information to the United States.

Administration officials said they were not aware of anyone who has been attacked or imprisoned as a direct result of information in the 2,700 cables that have been made public to date by WikiLeaks, The New York Times and several other publications, many with some names removed. But they caution that many dissidents are under constant harassment from their governments, so it is difficult to be certain of the cause of actions against them.

The officials declined to discuss details about people contacted by the State Department in recent weeks, saying only that a few were relocated within their home countries and that a few others were moved abroad.

To the defenders of Assange, I am sure they are upset but after all, in every revolution a little blood has to be spilled, right? Except in their revolution, the people whose blood is going to be spilled didn’t volunteer for the privilege.

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