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Sarah Palin attacks Obama administration for slow response to WikiLeaks

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took to her favorite mode of communication Monday – Facebook – and harshly criticized the Obama administration’s response to the latest WikiLeaks release.

In a post titled “Serious Questions about the Obama Administration’s Incompetence in the Wikileaks Fiasco,” Palin wrote that the most recent WikiLeaks disclosure of previously classified documents raises serious concerns about the administration’s “incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.”

Palin went on to ask what steps have been taken since the first WikiLeaks release to stop the organization’s director, Julian Assange, from distributing even more harmful material. Palin barely paused long enough for any one of her fans to shout a loud “none!” at their computer screens before going on to classify Assange as an “anti-American operative with blood on his hands”.

“Assange is not a ‘journalist,’ any more than the ‘editor’ of al Qaeda’s new English-language magazine Inspire is a ‘journalist,’” wrote Palin. “His past posting of classified documents revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban. Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?”

The potential 2012 presidential candidate then switched directions, assailing the U.S. security system.

“How was it possible that a 22-year-old Private First Class could get unrestricted access to so much highly sensitive information?” asked Palin, referring to Army Intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, who is believed to be the main leaker. “And how was it possible that he could copy and distribute these files without anyone noticing that security was compromised?”

After the latest information release, the White House issued orders directing federal agencies to take immediate steps to prevent further leaks. But even that, according to Palin, was a failure on the part of the administration.

“But why did the White House not publish these orders after the first lead back in July? What explains this strange lack of urgency on their part?”

She continued: “We are at war. American soldiers are in Afghanistan fighting to protect our freedoms. They are serious about keeping America safe. It would be great if they could count on their government being equally serious about that vital task.”

  • John

    Obama and his administration is acting “stupidly”.

    They need to identify our enemy and stop playing footsie with them.

    Obama needs to start profiling his bother muslims until they have proven the billion muslims are not terrorist.

    Then maybe we can finally get a foot hold on this war.

    It’s like the cartels, I pretty sure I know they are latin people who are in these criminal killing cartels, yes it’s profiling and it works.

    Why is it so hard to do it against muslims.

    So until these dangerous people show themselves in a new light, it is Latinos and muslims who are causing serious harm to Americans.

    Now lets get to work.

  • The_anniebanannie

    To Michael Johns:

    “, but I’m not as gullible as you, who seem to believe everything your government tells you.”

    “I was just saying to you good folks (Annie & TB) that your own people don’t agree with you”

    “Own people”? This is your problem…you’re made in the mold of a liberal troll, making accusations along the lockstep lines of the DNC talking points, and spinning your own posts with strawmen and ad hominem attacks to cover up your hypocritical cherry-picking of Fox News. All the while accusing everybody else of doing the same.

    BTW, next time you cut and paste from the comment section of YouTube, you might want to admit it because is sure makes you look like a liar.

    http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/watch?v=v6S7yr2dULE

    If you ever want to know what a liberal is up to, just watch what they are accusing somebody else of.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Johns/1681497708 Michael Johns

      I cut and pasted from YouTube… this is true. But that post was MY post. My username on YouTube is BWRedux. But it’s nice to see you Googled and did some research. The Beck quotes are accurate, though. I can upload the video of Beck to my YouTube channel if you’d like. Your other points were valid and well received.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Johns/1681497708 Michael Johns

      As I said earlier, the post I cut and pasted was my post from a few days ago, but I don’t see how cutting and pasting a quote and not sourcing it “sure makes me look like a liar” – people do it all the time. If it’s an accurate quote, what difference does it make? I will admit I did shorten the quote because of YouTube’s character limitations, but the essence of the quote remains accurate to it’s spirit.

      I did upload the footage to my YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure. I even added a little message for you at the end.

      Here’s the link (which should prove to you I cut my earlier post from my own post on YouTube):

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXWpD-RJJKA

      • The_anniebanannie

        “but I don’t see how cutting and pasting a quote and not sourcing it “sure makes me look like a liar”

        Because you make a point of accusing everyone that doesn’t agree with you of being part of a group think, copying ideas and thoughts from each other, from Fox and from Beck — like we all swarm around Beck and Fox news 24/7, while you’re this totally free thinking individual. It sure didn’t look that way when I found your quote on some comment thread….looked to me like YOU were stealing somebody’s comment and claiming it as your own.

        It also appears that it is YOU that is obsessed with Beck and not me — since the majority of your YouTube channel is Beck bashing and virtually NONE of my comments EVER resemble or reference Beck.

        Try backing up your opinions with facts, instead of throwing out the Fox News and Beck canard.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Johns/1681497708 Michael Johns

          I just have to read your (and truebearing) posts to know you good folks watch FOX News. Especially ol’ TB, who didn’t understand the points I was making about Bush and Bin Laden. Since FOX News doesn’t talk about how Bush missed opportunities (as did Clinton) to capture the man, I figured it had to be because of the right-wing echo chamber where lies bounce around continuously, like Obama’s “$2 billion” trip to India, the madrassa story, and countless others they got from right-wing blogs. My favorite was when they did the piece on Biden that was messed up on so many levels. Months after the election FOX Brietbarted Biden (they apologized for the “mistake” the next day). The panel wasn’t told that the quote was from months ago and that Joe was actually quoting McCain! They ripped him good. FOX actually apologized for misrepresenting what they claim Biden said months after the election. March 2009, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum: “Take a look at what was said in recent interviews this weekend.” Fox then aired a clip of Biden stating: “The fundamentals of the economy are strong.” The panel FOX assembled wasn’t told that Biden was quoting McCain and that it wasn’t recent. There are hundreds of similar examples of FOX’s deception. Let me know if you’d like an emailed list.

          It doesn’t take a genius to know you folks watch FOX, what with all the lies repeated on this site by you two about George Soros and others. I watch FOX a lot and you folks seem to repeat the lies all too often.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Johns/1681497708 Michael Johns

          anniebanannie: “It also appears that it is YOU that is obsessed with Beck and not me — since the majority of your YouTube channel is Beck bashing and virtually NONE of my comments EVER resemble or reference Beck”

          The “majority of your YouTube channel is Beck bashing” – how do you figure? I have six videos uploaded and the last one features Beck, which I only uploaded for you. A few hours ago I had no “Beck-bashing” videos. Now I have one. Why do you lie when anyone on this site can go to the channel and see you’re lying? That also tells me you watch FOX, because it seems you’ve learned from the best. Please tell me though, outside of one video I uploaded today, how is my channel bashing Glenn Beck? How do you figure I’m obsessed with him by posting one video?

    • John

      annieban, good argument and good judgment call on MJ.

      Liberals think all conservative use the same news sources, which is further from the truth.

      Conversely conservatives think all liberals use the same news sources, which isn’t the truth either.

      The differences are that conservatives have similar views on subjects, but don’t confuse with the same.

      Also liberals have similar views and shouldn’t be misconstrued as the same.

      Conservative views are definitely different than liberal views.

      I believe conservatives think more on a moral level of issues and liberals think more on a liberty level of issues.

      Liberty to a liberal isn’t what a conservative thinks about liberty.

      Liberty for a a liberal is license for excess like many of their beliefs.

      Excess is the cause for their actions, at all costs.

      Examples: drug legalization, no religion (actually one world religion, theirs), drunkenness, debauchery, abortion, homosexuality, big government, nanny government, control over others, etc. (to name a few)

      Now liberals don’t have exactly the same view but very similar.

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  • OldMexican

    “Palin went on to ask what steps have been taken since the first WikiLeaks release to stop the organization’s director, Julian Assange, from distributing even more harmful material.”

    I would like to ask Mrs. Palin to explain how SHE would try to stop Assange – without violating the U.S. Constitution and other countries’ sovereignty while she’s at it. Because behaving like a raving tyrant is easy.

    Instead of all this chest-pounding, hair-pulling, clothes-ripping and wailing, how about looking at this episode as evidence that government just cannot (and should not) keep secrets from its people? How about the US Gov minding its own business, for a Constitutionally-proper change?

    • John

      OM, I believe she did say what she would do, in question form.

      It is a travesty for our government not to be proactive in sealing these leaks to our enemies.

      But the first thing to do is to be able to identify the enemy.

      But Obama doen’t seem to know who the enemy is, it would be profiling against his muslim brothers.

      So until then, Americans will have to stand by while other Americans are put into harms way.

      By the Obama clan.

  • DANIEL CABRERA

    SCENARIO – TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

    THE WIKILEAKS EVENT – ‘PHASE TRHEE’ IN A SABOTAGE AGENDA AGAINST OUR COUNTRY.
    ____________________________________________________________________________

    THE SO CALLED ‘PRESIDENT’ (Obama) IS DOING NOTHING MUCH LESS SAYING NOTHING ABOUT IT!….why?….simple; THE PRESIDENTIAL CONSORTIOUM TOLD HIM TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHOT.

    This factor (THE WIKILEAKS EVENT) is very convenient for the current admisnistration – a pack of saboteours.

    The wikileaks factor could be something like,…uhh!!….PHASE THREE…just walk with me;

    There is a SABOTAGE AGENDA AGAINST OUR NATION….A MASTER PLAN TO PUT DOWN THIS NATION FIRST, for this is the stronger country that can give the good fight to prevent the massive globalist agenda…a nefarious and insidious very well plot plan for – ‘NEW WORLD ORDER STRUCTURE’.

    PHASE ONE;

    Attack on the economic structure…several steps and ‘projects’ for internal destabilization of the american free-enterprise capitalist system – and everyone knows what they did(and still trying to do), right?

    PHASE TWO;

    Weakening national security…unsecured borders, ignoring the reality of war against terrorism fueled in great scale by Islamic-muslim erratical jihaddist ideology…in addition to give american constitutionals rights to the enemy as well as omission of military procedures of interrogation practices and others correlated factors.

    PHASE THREE;

    Purposely and premeditated ingoring the ventilation of sensitive documents that further jeopardize national safety in so many levels (THE WIKILEAKS EVENTS)

    Reason?….simple Obama , Holder the entire Chicago mafia-style group is not interested in the security of this country , rather are working strongly for the destruction of this nation and anything and everything that could help to get the job done on that vector is well accepted by them.

    Bottom line, the current CHICAGO MAFIA-STYLE SUPRA-CORRUPTED POLITICAL MACHINERY NOW IN WASHIGTON (THE OBAMA GANG, AND ASSOCIATES ) are by definition on ideology and vectors of actions, enemies of the people, enemy of the state…by definition they are in TREASON!

    There, short and simple.

    Input anyone?

    Opinions welcome.

    Daniel Cabrera
    Merrillville,Indiana

    • BillyShaft

      Input? I would simply suggest that capital letters be used only at the beginning of sentences or to add emphasis to only the occasional word.
      Entire sentences in caps comes off as a bit unhinged, and I generally do not read posts that are constructed this way. I have learned that these posts tend to open the “crazy box” and usually waste my time spent reading them.

      If your point is cogent, it will not need caps to make it stand out.

      Just my opinion, since you asked for it.

      • John

        good advice billy.

  • flips

    Joe Scarborough attacks Palin at Politico

    “Republicans have a problem. The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. And yet the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012 are too scared to say in public what they all complain about in private.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1110/45687.html#ixzz16m3m7gEX

    • flips

      Joe continues…

      “I suppose Palin’s harsh dismissal of this great man is more understandable after one reads her biography and realizes that, like Bush, she accomplished a great deal in her early 20s. Who wouldn’t agree that finishing third in the Miss Alaska beauty contest is every bit as treacherous as risking your life in military combat? Maybe the beauty contestant who would one day be a reality star and former governor didn’t win the Distinguished Flying Cross, but the half-termer was selected as Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants.”

      Ouch!

      • truebearing

        You idiot. Scarborough has delusions of running for president. LOL! He’s deranged, and is hardly speaking for anyone other than himself. Your citing of his Politico ramblings probably got him more audience than his ridiculous show on MSNBC.

        I guess it stands to reason a moron would quote another moron.

        • John

          I was going to respond to flips, but I’d rather respond to you, because you make more sense.

          Good response to the idiot.

  • Sonny119

    Let’s talk about Gov. Sarah Palin, compared to Obama..
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    Obama, being in office for 2 years now, has managed to put America, on the brink of Bankruptcy and Insolvency, from Obama’s Multi-Trillion Dollar Spending Sprees, for all of his Wealth Redistribution Welfare Entitlement Programs, and his Unconstitutional and illegal massive 2.8 Trillion Dollar Obamacare / Tax and Control Legislation, which with all of other Obama Stimulus and Bailout Spending he has done, and still wants to do., that as Doubled the National Debt, and the Deficit, by himself, which now stands at 13.5 Trillion Dollars, of which 97% of America’s GDP, now goes to pay for the interest payment alone, which also gives America almost a “0″, if not negative Income to Debt Ratio, as well as the National Unemployment level of Americans, which is around 30 Million Americans out of work and under work, making the Unemployment rate between 9.6%-16%, Nationwide, and Inflation, and or deflation, are on the horizon, as the Recession turns into a Depression, especially when Bernanke, the Federal Reserve, starts printing 600 Billion Dollars more, which will cause massive inflation, and the Devaluing of the US Currency, at an astronomical rate.
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    24 Nov. 2010, Russia and China, have just announced that they will no longer be using the US Dollar as the International Currency, and thus, the world will follow them, and thus starts the Decline and Fall of the US Dollar, and eventually America itself, as this is just the beginning…
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    The Fall of the US Dollar, thanks to Obama, is just starting, and it will completely destroy America, America’s Economic Power, Stability, and Influence around the world, and all that America represents.. By 2011, and into 2012, you can all kiss your savings, investments, and pensions “Good Bye”. and you can thank Obama, and all the Liberal Obamacrats – Pelosi and Reid, in Congress, for destroying all of it.!!!
    This is what happens when you vote into office, the Presidency of the Unites States, a far leftwing Liberal Socialist Marxist, Anti-American, President.!!!!!
    Obama had not had 1 day of Experience as a Chief Executive of anything, Not 1 day as a Military Commander, Not 1 day as a Mayor or Governor of a City or State, before being elected as President, by the swing Independent Voters. Only his Ideological and Political Indoctrination, and being a Community Organizer, and part time State and U.S. Senator.
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    These are the results Obama’s Failed Presidency, and from his Anti-American Liberal Socialist Marxist Policies and Agenda, and they are Undisputed.!!
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    Now let’s talk about Gov. Sarah Palin’s record and Political Platform for America, and as the next President of the United States of America..
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    She was a successful City Council Member.
    She was a successful Mayor.
    She was a successful oil and gas commissioner.
    She was the youngest Elected Governor, in Alaska’s history.
    She Lowered all Alaskan Residents Property Taxes.
    She cut wasteful spending.
    She has rooted out corruption in her own party, as well as the Democratic party, starting with defeating the Corrupt incumbent Governor, Frank Murkowski, the Father of the other Corrupt Murkowski, Lisa.!!!
    She had negotiated a Natural Gas pipeline deal that people said was impossible.
    She had taken on the big oil companies that are the most powerful companies in the world to make sure the people were not getting screwed over, making sure safety standards were top shelf, and while still maintaining the importance of continued and increased production, and getting the major share of the Oil Revenues for all the Alaskan Citizens, as evident in the Annual State Oil Revenue Dividend check, aka, PDF, that every single person in Alaska gets, once a year.
    And when she left office, which was to save the State the cost of Tens of Millions of Dollars in Legal fees, because of all the Hate Mongering Liberals, and their organizations, filing frivolous lawsuits against her, and the State of Alaska, just to destroy her, which they failed, when she left the Governor’s office, she had turned a State Deficit, into a State Surplus, for Alaska, and the Alaskan People.
    Sarah’s successful efforts to stop the cronyism and reform the energy business in Alaska were so impressive Kay Cashman, the publisher and executive editor of Petroleum News, wrote the book entitled: “Sarah Takes On Big Oil”. This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the leadership Sarah Palin has exhibited in the area of reforming government and industry.
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    These are the Facts, and they are Undisputed.!!!
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    Gov. Sarah Palin is a True Do it Yourself, Strong, Self-Made, Self-Reliant, Independent, “Andrew Jacksonian” / “Ronald Reagan”, Constitutional Conservative Patriotic American.
    Gov. Sarah Palin’s Tenacity, Intestinal Fortitude, Strength, Fighting Spirit, Political Insight, and most especially her Faith, has not only allowed her to survive the far left Liberal media’s onslaught, and their campaign to personally destroy her and her Family, which is unprecedented in US History, because they fear her with a passion, as they know she has the charisma, charm, and Political ammunition, to completely destroy the Liberal Democrats, and particularly Obama, their only ace in the hole, from power. Like the making of steel, Gov Palin, has gone through the far left liberal media’s furnace of fire, and has grown even stronger and tougher, and has emerged as the undisputed and undeniable major Political Force in American Politics, today, tomorrow, and especially on 6 Nov., 2012.
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    Here’s her Political Presidential Platform as it stands now, in an article by Morgan Freeberg..
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    The Palin Platform
    All Great Ideas Are Simple
    by Morgan Freeberg in ‘Politics’

    That her ideas possess currency is undeniable. In fact, just now there is a burst of energy behind her ideas. Which is interesting, because her ideas are rather plain; in fact, they are wholly lacking in anything remarkable at all. They are deficient in the irony people usually crave. These are quaint, bland, “up is up and down is down” ideas. If she were to announce a run for the Presidency, it would probably be along these lines:

    1. The Government should fear the citizens, not the other way around.
    2. If you want the economy to be stronger, do not fight the people who produce our nation’s wealth. Help them.
    3. If your plan will not get us the results we need, with all due respect I could care less how smart you are.
    4. If we have seen this scheme put into action before, and have yet to see it succeed; then let us shelve it until someone makes it work.
    5. Make it inexpensive to put people on a payroll, or to keep them on it. Then, maybe businesses will make cuts somewhere else during the lean times…and perhaps hire some more. We are not beating this any other way.
    6. Every move we make on foreign policy should send a signal to our allies that they made the right choice defending us; or, to our enemies that they made the wrong choice and need to reverse course. Those who are undecided about us, but watching, should be motivated in a powerful way to decide in our favor.
    7. Anyone who does something you might not be ready, willing or able to do yourself – regardless of what they pull down for an hour on the job before overtime – is deserving of your respect.
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    Here’s a Prediction for all you Hate Mongering Obamacrat Socialist Marxist Liberals out there..
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    “Breaking News from Election HQ’s for Nov. 6th, 2012, America has just Elected it’s first ever, Woman President in U.S. History, Conservative Republican President Elect, Sarah Palin, is now the Nation’s 45th President of the United State of America”.!!!

    • hampton

      Get a blog. They’re free.

      • John

        Amen hampton, I can do my own research.

        I don’t need anyones help, mamma didn’t raise no dummy.

    • John

      Sonny even though you had some good points, I think everyone is mostly responding to this article.

      Don’t store up a weeks worth of information for one post.

      Thanks