Is anyone actually falling for this Wikileaks stuff?

by Datechguy | September 2nd, 2011

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Is anyone actually falling for this Wikileaks stuff?

I see the hand wring­ing con­cern­ing Wik­ileaks “acci­den­tal” leak­ing of totally unredacted US cables and I find it an insult to my intelligence.

Every gen­er­a­tion we seem to have these groups or orga­ni­za­tion that cry free­dom but tend to oppose only US interests.

We saw it in the anti-​war groups that opposed the US but love Chavez and Cuba

We saw it in the human shields who were ready to pro­tect Sad­dam from US attack but not will­ing to pro­tect Iraqi civil­ians once Islamists were bomb­ing them.

We saw it in the Euro­pean pro­tes­tors in the 80’s oppos­ing US mis­sile deployment.

We saw it in the pro­tes­tors against US involve­ment in Vietnam

and we saw it in the defense of Alger Hiss and the Rosenburgs

Over and over we have seen this type of thing. As time passes peo­ple are shocked when his­tory shows the Rosen­burgs guilty, Hiss actu­ally being a spy, the Iron Cur­tain sup­port­ing and fund­ing pro­tes­tors in Europe etc etc etc.

Now Wik­ileaks which some­how man­ages to get their hands on US secrets (but strangely enough never finds, Russ­ian, Iran­ian, Chi­nese , Cuban, etc etc etc cables to reveal) has “acci­den­tally” leaked the lot and peo­ple actu­ally think it’s a sur­prise or an accident?

It takes a cer­tain type of per­son to believe this, per­haps the same time of per­son who bought this bill of goods:

It has been lost in the Amer­i­can press, but until he issued his tele­vised “rivers of blood” speech from Tripoli in Feb­ru­ary, Saif was the dar­ling of Europe’s polit­i­cal estab­lish­ment. He social­ized with mem­bers of the House of Lords, Tony Blair’s cab­i­net, Prince Andrew, and well-​heeled envi­ron­men­tal activists. Saif had seduced Europe’s intel­li­gentsia and the Continent’s left-​leaning cognoscenti.

The polit­i­cal class in this coun­try have courted him,” said Con­ser­v­a­tive MP Daniel Kaw­czyn­ski, chair­man of a British par­lia­men­tary group on Libya, in an inter­view with the UK’s Guardian.

The bot­tom line is the left always man­ages to find any per­son or cause against the US wor­thy of admi­ra­tion from dictator’s wives to leak­ers of US documents.

Glenn Reynolds famously quips “They’re not anti-​war, just on the other side” and I think that’s true con­cern­ing many but never for­get DaTechGuy’s rule of human nature:

When explain­ing bad behav­ior, given the choice between mal­ice and stu­pid­ity, always bet on stupidity”.

Update: Another vote for stu­pid­ity.

I see the hand wringing concerning Wikileaks “accidental” leaking of totally unredacted US cables and I find it an insult to my intelligence.

Every generation we seem to have these groups or organization that cry freedom but tend to oppose only US interests.

We saw it in the anti-war groups that opposed the US but love Chavez and Cuba

We saw it in the human shields who were ready to protect Saddam from US attack but not willing to protect Iraqi civilians once Islamists were bombing them.

We saw it in the European protestors in the 80’s opposing US missile deployment.

We saw it in the protestors against US involvement in Vietnam

and we saw it in the defense of Alger Hiss and the Rosenburgs

Over and over we have seen this type of thing. As time passes people are shocked when history shows the Rosenburgs guilty, Hiss actually being a spy, the Iron Curtain supporting and funding protestors in Europe etc etc etc.

Now Wikileaks which somehow manages to get their hands on US secrets (but strangely enough never finds, Russian, Iranian, Chinese , Cuban, etc etc etc cables to reveal) has “accidentally” leaked the lot and people actually think it’s a surprise or an accident?

It takes a certain type of person to believe this, perhaps the same time of person who bought this bill of goods:

It has been lost in the American press, but until he issued his televised “rivers of blood” speech from Tripoli in February, Saif was the darling of Europe’s political establishment. He socialized with members of the House of Lords, Tony Blair’s cabinet, Prince Andrew, and well-heeled environmental activists. Saif had seduced Europe’s intelligentsia and the Continent’s left-leaning cognoscenti.

“The political class in this country have courted him,” said Conservative MP Daniel Kawczynski, chairman of a British parliamentary group on Libya, in an interview with the UK’s Guardian.

The bottom line is the left always manages to find any person or cause against the US worthy of admiration from dictator’s wives to leakers of US documents.

Glenn Reynolds famously quips “They’re not anti-war, just on the other side” and I think that’s true concerning many but never forget DaTechGuy’s rule of human nature:

“When explaining bad behavior, given the choice between malice and stupidity, always bet on stupidity”.

Update: Another vote for stupidity.

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