Saudi King Abdullah is reported to have suggested during a March 19 meeting with U.S. counterterrorism advisor John Brennan that surgically implanted chips could help monitor released Guantanamo detainees.
“ ‘I’ve just thought of something,’ the King added, and proposed implanting detainees with an electronic chip containing information about them and allowing their movements to be tracked with Bluetooth,” the cable states.
“ ‘This was done with horses and falcons,’ the King said,” according to the released document.
To which, Brennan reportedly replied, “horses don’t have good lawyers.”
Just as Andrew Breitbart calculated his release of James O’Keefe’s ACORN videos, Assange is doing the same thing. The ACORN videos were released in stages for maximum effect and in order to put the ACORNuts off balance. WikiLeaks’ releases are coming in stages in order to keep the Obama regime off-kilter and uncomfortable.
What comes next? What damage will need to be controlled? No one knows and no one knows how serious the effects will be. Despite assurances to the contrary, how many lives will be at risk because of these dumps? And why should anyone trust these people? For that matter, why should anyone trust America?
As noted in Toby Harnden’s Telegraph article, although Assange has assured the world that the names and identifying information has been redacted, how many UK-educated engineers from prominent Pre-Revolution Isfahan families who once owned a large factory in Iran and are former national fencing champions of Iran, former presidents of the Iran Fencing Association and former vice-presidents of an Azerbaijan sports association do you think there are out there?
You don’t think someone can figure out who you’re talking about there, Mr.Assange? I’m thinking that it’s probably not too hard for the Iranians to figure out who this is.
I”m going to say it again: if the Obama regime can shut down domains that are pirating music, why can’t they stop WikiLeaks from damaging alliances and endangering lives? How is Homeland Security keeping us safe by preventing people from downloading music? This is the most asinine government in the entire world.
We are being ridiculed and condemned all over the world because of the O’regime’s misplaced priorities. Just read some of the comments from Brits and Europeans, at the end of this article. Here’s one of my favorites:
Someone really needs to shoot some people in the US to make this go away.
Who do these people think they are? Since when do they OWN the WWW – WORLD Wide Web – not AWW.
Someone needs to teach this country a lesson.
This is how the world sees us. We can’t control the dangers from the likes of Julian Assange but we can shut down a website that’s selling counterfeit Gucci handbags.
I’m going to throw some things out here that I freely admit, I don’t really understand.
The current CEO of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) was formerly with the DHS. His name is Rod Beckstrom and he was Director of the National Cyber Security Center, which is part of Homeland Security. He is also a board member of the Environmental Defense Fund, big in the green movement in California and a trustee of Jamii Bora Trust which is based in Nairobi, Kenya. Jamii Bora Trust is an organization that loans money to poor people in Kenya. It’s call micro-economics.
ICANN is headquartered in Marina del Rey, California and part of USC.
What does ICANN do, exactly? Well, I’m not really sure. Wikipedia says that ICANN’s primary principles of operation have been described as helping preserve the operational stability of the Internet; to promote competition; to achieve broad representation of global Internet community; and to develop policies appropriate to its mission through bottom-up, consensus-based processes.
The story of ICANN and Beckstrom go in several directions and can’t be covered in one blog post without confusing myself to no end. You can read about both at Wikipedia and the UN’s attempts to involve itself in an attempted take-over of the internet.
I’ve started a trail for myself and for you: Beckstrom, formerly head of cyber security for DHS which is currently seizing domains, is now CEO of ICANN. He is on the board of EDF and a proponent of the green church, where Obama also worships. And Beckstrom is a trustee of an organization that loans money to poor folks in Obama’s homeland.
Back to why these domains were seized by DHS and ICE.
These domains are selling pirated materials, mostly music but also NFL jerseys and other items. Due to this pirating, the entertainment industry says they are losing money. Who are some of the biggest contributors to theOne’s campaign? Who is his liberal base? These people in Hollywood want some action taken against the theft of their copyrighted materials.
What I can’t understand is why DHS and ICE were involved in this. This is by no means a national security situation nor does it have anything to do with illegal immigration.
What I do know is that I’m not done with this topic.
North Korea, currently embroiled in a knife’s edge confrontation with South Korea and the U.S., was able to smuggle 19 advanced, Russian-designed missiles, capable of delivering nuclear payloads, to Iran, according to a Feb. 24, 2010, cable detailing a meeting between Russian officials and a State Department nonproliferation expert. The shipment of some R-27 components was widely known in intelligence circles, but the WikiLeaks disclosures represent the first confirmation that Iran now possess complete missile systems.
Does this surprise anyone? Does it shock us that Iran is now capable of hitting Europe with missiles? It doesn’t surprise me. Is anyone surprised that Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, as well as Israel, has been begging us to take out Iran’s nuclear capabilities?
None of this stuff is earthshaking news. I am surprised that Silvio Berlusconi is palling around with Putin and I have to wonder what the pay-off for them both might be. Members of the EU should be wondering that, too.
Claiming that it is seizing domain names (like amoyhy.com and do search that site so you can see the DHS seizure notice) that are infringing on copyright and counterfeit laws, the DHS has been pretty busy while the rest of us were enjoying turkey and pumpkin pie.
These domain owners had no advance notice or warnings and in fact, even godaddy.com was unaware that its clients were losing their sites. until after the deed was done.
The targets – at this time – are bootleg music and replica or as DHS calls them, counterfeit handbag-type sites.
Seriously, you’re ordering a Louis Vuittan bag for $49.95 and you think it’s authentic? You really are a dope, if you think so.
So while we’re on the topic of counterfeit, bootleg and pirated stuff, how about this story: Center for American Progress using presidential seal on its ‘teaching Obama how to be a progessive president’ materials.
ALG [Americans for Limited Government] President Bill Wilson initially sent a letter to White House counsel Robert Bauer asking if he granted an exception to the Center for American Progress to use the seal for its publication, “The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change.”
The report offers President Obama a blueprint on how he can advance his agenda through the use of executive orders, instead of relying on Congress after Democrats lost control of the House in this month’s midterm elections.
There’s been no response from the White House or from the DOJ on whether permission was granted to CAP to use the seal on its publication. As the Fox story explains, the use of the seal is very narrow and limited primarily to educational and historical purposes. You can’t just go around slapping THE seal on documents without asking first. . . unless you’re John Podesta or on the George Soros payroll, then I suppose it’s okay to pirate THE seal to promote your propaganda.
Is this the change all those college students voted for? Their music and faux designer handbag and shoe sites are being shut down by DHS – like they have nothing more important to shut down – and the regime is making noises about deactivating their cell phones in their cars.
I hope they are loving this “fundamental transformation” they went all gah-gah over 2 years ago.
The worst thing about this [START] treaty, however, is that it is simply a distraction. It gives the illusion of doing something about nuclear danger by addressing a non-problem, Russia, while doing nothing about the real problem – Iran and North Korea. The utter irrelevance of New START to nuclear safety was dramatically underscored last week by the revelation of that North Korean uranium enrichment plant, built with such sophistication that it left the former head of the Los Alamos National Laboratory “stunned.” It could become the ultimate proliferation factory. Pyongyang is already a serial proliferator. It has nothing else to sell. Iran, Syria and al-Qaeda have the money to buy.
Obama’s dream of a nuclear free world is naive and childish. Why he’s called the man-child president, I suppose.
It’s like the old bumper sticker – “when they outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have them.” This is no different except for the power of the weapon.
We’ll disarm and set an example for — who? The Iranians or the North Koreans? Hugo Chavez? And we all know that this is the ultimate Chavez dream. These are the true nuclear threats. As Krauthammer says: who lays awake nights worrying about what the Brits are doing with their nukes? We worry about the rogue nutcases out there. And no matter what we do, they are not going to disarm – not one iota.
But this is the typical leftist utopian fantasy: a world free of nuclear weapons – oh, and also polar bears hugging us in our driveways.
Earlier this month, during a speech to U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, Obama said: “Pyongyang should not be mistaken: The United States will never waver in our commitment to the security of the Republic of Korea. We will not waver.”
If this were true, we would have wiped out the NK navy back in March when they sunk a SK ship. Instead, we did nothing. We wavered in March and we continue to waver in our defense of an ally. This presidents strategy is to ignore the “teenage misbehavings” of a rogue nation. Obama is just not getting it and of course, has yet to raise a teenager so he has no clue.