Monday, December 27, 2010

WikiLeaks - Anna Ardin and the Case of the Naked Photograph

Julian Assange, Fully Clothed
She invited friends over for dinner to meet the man who was about to sleep in her bed. After the party, they made love.  Then she asked to take a picture....of her lover....naked.    He agreed, of course. Nothing trumps honesty like vanity.  Today, we learn that a picture may exist, photographed by Anna Ardin, of Julian Assange lying naked in her bed.

All of this strangeness is revealed by Mr. Assange in an interview with The Australian. He believes that he is a sex symbol for women who romanticize his mission. Obviously, he felt a Bond, James Julian Bond responsibility to live up to that reputation. Tragically, while in Sweden,  Mr. Bond Assange  "fell into a hornet's nest of revolutionary feminism."

Portraying himself is a victim, Julian Assange has unkind words for the country where he made love to two different women within a week (and allegedly did not practice safe nor appropriate sex), "Sweden is the Saudi Arabia of feminism,"  he stated in his most recent interview.

Miss A, as she is described by court documents, reinforces Mr. Assange's statement with her own online actions. In October, what was Anna Ardin's profile picture?  The Guy Fawkes mask worn by the anarchist revolutionary "V" from the graphic-novel series V is for Vendetta!   Perhaps Palestine is her shadow gallery?

Source:  Anna Ardin's Twitter Stream

It must be pointed out that Mr. Assange is taking his tamer, yet still scandalous (and ultimately self-revealing) version of the wiki fling within a fling to the press. Wasn't it just a couple weeks ago that he stormed off the ABC set when the questions became a tad too personal?  I believe the term he used was "Tabloid Schmuck"  

For a man who claims to walk with the integrity of the world's truth on his shoulders, Julian Assange has a real talent for derisively labeling people who offend him. Now he intends to play the martyr?  No one will ever mistake Mr.Assange for the man who was actually nailed to a cross. Especially not Miss A., hiding out in the same country where Jesus Christ once walked, preaching truth, and changing the world.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WikiLeaks- Update on the Rumors, Innuendo, and Karl Rove

Sofia Wilen                                 Source:  Her non-existent blog?
Time for an update on the rumors and small facts that provide a sense of coloring to this sensational story on Julian Assange, the beautiful country of Sweden, his two female accusers- Anna Ardin (the original Belardin), and Sophia Wilen (sometimes spelled Sofia), and Karl Rove.

Not long after their first contact with police, the two women at the center of these accusations retained a top Swedish attorney, Claes Borgstrom.  According to unnamed sources on a site we can not locate at the moment, Attorney Brogstrom began calling and questioning the status of the investigation just as the police were hoping to bury it.  If this rumor proves to be true, then at some point- both women allegedly decided (or someone made a phone call) to elevate the playing field against Mr. Assange.

Claes Borgstrom   Photo: Anders Wiklund/AP
For the record, Attorney Borgstrom asserts that "all men carry a collective guilt for the violence against women..." -WIkipedia.  Between 2000-2007 he was Sweden's Equality Ombudsman under the Minister of Equality. He resigned in 2007 and started a law firm with former Justice Minister Thomas Bodstrom. Sounds like the girls found the perfect attorney for their case.

We are curious as to how a former political secretary for the Brotherhood Movement of the Swedish Christian Social Democrats  managed to retain one of the most powerful attorneys in Sweden.  Is it a coincidence that his partner is the former Justice Minister and prosecutors are descending like hungry wolves on their prey, Julian Assange?

Imagine if this were one of us.  Imagine getting caught up in an similar event.  The whole thing begins to snowball on us.  Uh oh, I think we need to get an attorney. This is becoming much bigger than we are.  Who should we call? Should we try former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno or former U.S. Attorney Alberto Gonzalez? No, we wouldn't even think of trying that. Besides, we know that we wouldn't get past the first secretary at the front counter. Someone would have to make the call, someone in the know, someone who found us first, was referred to us, was led to us .  Now, who would do that dirty job?

Karl Rove
Suddenly, Karl Rove is mentioned as being involved in this and it all becomes clarion clear.  No wonder this smelled more like a persecution than a prosecution.  Karl Rove is the dirtiest player in the former Bush Administration.  A former Deputy Chief of Staff, Rove was a mainstay in Vice-President Cheney's office.  Every time there was a policy driven to the outside edge of our laws, Karl Rove was seen riding in that car.  Now it is alleged that he is advising the Swedish Prime Minister.  Everything about this rape case becomes tainted with Rove in the picture.  What a surprise. Sweden begins to smell like an enemy combatant, waterboarding, Guantanamo Bay, secret CIA prisons, stolen elections, and unjustifiable wars. Karl Rove involved in this affair? Bad idea, Swedes.

In the meantime, Some bloggers have claimed that the lack of any relevant online information on Sofia Wilen is due to a complete professional cleaning of all information, possibly by her friend, U.S. citizen Seth Bensen.
Seth Bensen  
Seth was studying in Sweden this past year.  Here is a picture of Seth from September, 2010 at the Hyper Island School of New Media, in Kariskrona, Sweden.
Anna Ardin's
Latest Twitter Pic

Wilen is underground, Ardin is playfully tweeting and blogging from her new home on the West Bank-Yanoun, Palestine, where she is working with her Christian Socialist Democratic brethren. (We stand corrected.  Paparazzi will never travel there. Smart girl, good hide-out.) She was @ananymos on twitter for awhile but recently changed her name back to @therealardin.  All is well in Palestine.

This past Sunday, Mr. Assange was labeled a "high-tech terrorist" by Vice President Joseph Biden.  Whatever happened to that transparent government we elected? Say it ain't so, Joe!  The unfolding of this story continues to amaze as much as the diplomatic cables themselves, one day at a time, one country at a time.

Sheep in Yanoun                    Source:

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

WikiLeak Update: Are You Gawking at This Yet?

Julian Assange    Source:
It's a bit of a perfect mess now, isn't it?   Julian Assange, Editor in Chief of WikiLeaks,  is in jail on trumped up charges of  unexpected sex (when sex was certainly expected). Mr. Assange has a second bail hearing Tuesday in which his attorney will argue vehemently for his release. Julian's mother, Christine has flown in from her home in Queensland to provide support.  In an interview with Sunshine Coast Daily , she quoted a statement from her son,

My convictions are unfaltering. I remain true to the ideals I have always expressed.
These circumstances shall not shake them. If anything, this process has increased my determination that they are true and correct.
 We now know that Visa,  Mastercard and Paypal are instruments of US foreign policy. It's not something we knew before.
I am calling on the world to protect my people from these illegal and immoral acts.
Anna Ardin's
Current Twitter
 Profile Picture
His one accuser, Anna Ardin, has left Europe on a Christian-based mission to bring peace to the Middle East. Her Swedish accomplice, Sophia Belin, remains in silent seclusion. We're betting they both have Hollywood agents and are negotiating for a six figure exclusive tell-all of their adventureTwo Women Scorned, The Wiki Leaked.

The always fair and compassionate Western governments and their lackey national news media-darlings are demanding justice for the embarrassing diplomatic cables. According to Assange's lawyer, a secret grand jury is rumored to be investigating WikiLeaks for possible violation of  U.S. spying laws. [ed note: he's Australian, not American,-good luck with that]

Mark Stephens, Assange Lawyer
 Speaks to Reporters   Source:AP
 A disgruntled ex-employee is launching his own kinder, gentler WikiLeak called OpenLeaks.  Based on his business plan, he should re-name it NoLeaks.

Websites that oppose WikiLeaks are attacked faster than an F-5 tornado. We are all under surveillance by a shadowy world citizen's group who call themselves Anons. showed us their arrogant side, sent a message of support to Obama, taunted the Anons for a weak DDOS attack, and then referred to their bloggers/users as peasants (see below)  while their own servers were being drained of every last user name and password by a group calling themselves Gnosis. Anyone who ever briefly registered in order to post a comment on a gawker website spent today changing every password on every site they have ever registered for- a very inconvenient and time-consuming job for millions of unhappy soon-to-be-former gawker clients.

Gawker Admin refers to
their bloggers as "peasants"

We first received an email at 6:59 a.m. EST this morning from that had been hacked and our passwords were floating along in a sweet bit torrent, millions of passwords strong- shining like little beacons to criminals all around the world. also took a dig at
In situations like this, time is of the essence, which is why we were surprised & shocked to find that Gawker Media hadn't taken the initiative to notify you of this privacy breach immediately. We HIGHLY recommend you change all of your online passwords as a precaution. 
A full 14 hours later, at 8:59 p.m. Monday night, sent us the official "we've been hacked and your password is compromised" email.  In 14 hours, thieves could have emptied our bank accounts, drove toWalmart, bought a Samsung 54" LCD TV, set it up, turned it on, watched Inception, ordered Chinese Take-Out, and watched the first half of the Giants- Vikings football game.
 Here is the opening paragraph of's email:
This weekend we discovered that Gawker Media's servers were compromised,
resulting in a security breach at Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel,
io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, and Fleshbot. As a result, the user name
and password associated with your comment account were released on the
internet. If you're a commenter on any of our sites, you probably have
several questions.
We only have one question. And a comment.  14 hours, WTF?  and  EPIC FAIL.   We know these are technical terms that don't include an iphone4 for you to tear apart and destroy in order to understand how critical it was to notify the peasants that your security had been breached!

And a special thank you to for letting us know in a timely manner that our internet security was severely compromised in a manner that required immediate action.

Meanwhile, the U.K. keeps Julian Assange in a cell with no computer, with cameras on 24/7. The cameras are to prevent anyone from attempting an assassination, Julian was told by authorities.  Apparently, the authorities have never watched Mission Impossible or seen Gnosis in action.  It's a safe bet the U.K. will deny him bail, then extradite him to the United States for more trumped up charges. Mr, Assange could become our first enemy combatant in the brand new undeclared war...against truth.

This Wikileaks story has become both Shakespearean and Orwellian.

Tuesday morning update:  Gnosis reveals that this ain't over.  We are praying for the 15 year old teenagers who accidentally or stupidly will ping gawker media's site. Seems the law enforcement community is focused on those poor, sacrificial lambs.  Run, little children, run!

 Here is a copy of the letter Julian Assange wrote to the United States Government on November 26, 2010 requesting their assistance in vetting the U.S. Diplomatic cables in order to protect certain assets (secret agents) from harm.

Julian Assange
Editor in Chief, WikiLeaks
Ambassador Louis B. Susman
US Embassy
24 Grosvenor Square
London, W1A 1AE
United Kingdom

26 November 2010

Dear Ambassador Susman,

I refer to recent public statements by United States Government officials expressing concern 
about the possible publication by WikiLeaks and other media organisations of information 
allegedly derived from United States Government records. I understand that the United States 
Government has recently devoted substantial resources to examination of these records over 
many months.

Subject to the general objective of ensuring maximum disclosure of information in the public 
interest, WikiLeaks would be grateful for the United States Government to privately nominate 
any specific instances (record numbers or names) where it considers the publication of 
information would put individual persons at significant risk of harm that has not already been 

WikiLeaks will respect the confidentiality of advice provided by the United States Government 
and is prepared to consider any such submissions made without delay.

Yours sincerely,

Julian Assange

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wikileaks: Anna Ardin as The Accuser - The Devil is in the Tweet Tales

Ms. Anna Ardin  (Belardin)
As the media explosion on WikiLeaks focuses almost solely on the release and reaction to the diplomatic cables, a darker story moves along in quiet parallel- the story of love, betrayal, revenge, and possible entrapment.

The major news will not report this part of the story, not yet.  Until Swedish prosecutor Marianne Ny throws down the gauntlet- an actual complaint with the names of the accusers- the major news networks will not focus on the lives of the two women who made the initial complaint.  However, that time may soon be upon us. Then everyone from TMZ to Nancy Grace will be chasing down Ana Ardin (who blogs under the pseudonym Belardin) and Sophia Wilen- the two jilted lovers who allegedly have conspired to take down Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.

What little is known about Sophia Wilen, is based upon a published report of her short romantic involvement with Mr. Assange.  She has been described by some as a Julian rock star groupie.who became obsessed with Mr. Assange, pursued him at a seminar he gave at a Stockholm trade union, and bought him a bus ticket so he could join her in her home town of  Enkoping.   According to Libertarian Today Author Chris Moore, Mr. Assange and Ms. Wilen had consensual sex that evening at her home and then again the next morning..  He left the next day, as Ms Ardin was planning a crayfish party for him that evening.  The party is the subject of one tweet from Ms. Ardin that she later, somewhat unsuccessfully, deleted.

Julian Assange attends
seminar in Stockholm
Despite his promise, Mr. Assange did not call Ms. Wilen after their one night stand. A short time afterwards, Ms. Wilen phoned up Ms. Ardin and the two women began comparing notes.  Allegedly, Ms. Wilen was concerned about contracting AIDS.  Ms. Ardin may have shared her concern, but any person betrayed in such a manner would have been very angry at Julian Assange.  In order to have sex with both women, one can assume he also lied to both women.

Clearly, the seeds for revenge were planted when both women went to the Swedish authorities to ask if a man could be forced to be tested for STD's.  The resulting actions by Swedish authorities may have more to do with pressure from world governments, especially the U.S. Government, to keep Mr. Assange in prison while efforts are made to prepare formal spying charges against him and shut down access to WikiLeaks. While some bloggers on-line argue that Anna Ardin was working with the CIA in a bold attempt at character assassination, this looks more like the adventures of a Cad and his wandering penis and the revenge of his two betrayed lovers- the classic love triangle.
One Reason for Revenge (Source: Anna Ardin Blog)

Ms. Ardin presents herself on the internet as "Belardin" , with a blog and a twitter account. Assange supporters point to her twitter account as once containing critical evidence in a well-orchestrated smear campaign against the WikiLeaks founder.  The other, even more plausible explanation for her actions can be found in her blog- on the issue of revenge. Last January, Ms. Ardin highlighted a seven step method for gaining revenge on a unfaithful lover.  While the first step, forgiveness, is consistent with her Christian belief-system, the remaining steps are decidedly un-Christlike. Her seven steps of revenge are more in line with the Old Testament- eye for an eye, tooth for a tooth. In modern times, a person might also manipulate the legal system to imprison, punish, and defame a person for their unfaithfulness and betrayal.

Anna's Current
Twitter Photo
 (Sharon Stone)

The focus on twitter is based upon two tweets Ms. Ardin made while Assange was staying at her apartment in the month of August.  The tweets appear to represent a person excited to be with a man of such stature within the activist community.  The tweets shown below were retrieved by fellow blogger Goran Rudling, of Consent Now.  After filing her complaint with the police, Ms. Ardin allegedly removed the two tweets that represented a more joyous event with Mr. Assange than unexpected sex.  Based upon her now-deleted tweets, sexual relations with Mr. Assange were expected and possibly encouraged. but those tweets disappeared.  Or did they?

Since her twitter feed was linked to appear simultaneously on her blog, the tweets were still available for viewing at her blog after deletion from her twitter account.  The concerns being raised by Assange supporters are that these tweets are potential evidence that Ms. Ardin manipulated for her benefit and to the benefit of the prosecution.

Saturday 14 August at 14 o'clock, she writes on / anna invert:


from August 19

Early on the morning of Sunday, August 15, she wrote again on Twitter:


from August 19

After being confronted by an on-line Assange supporter about her removal of the tweets, Belardin’s blog became unavailable for an undetermined period of time.  When it was placed back on-line, the tweets were also removed from her blog.  This suggests a second attempt to remove potential evidence that would place doubts upon Ms. Ardin's testimony (if she ever returns to testify).  
Perhaps this is evidence in itself that will play hard against her own credibility and influence Swedish Prosecutor  Marianne Ny to decide against  prosecuting Mr. Assange.  If you ride on a roller coaster and  are disappointed by the experience, you don't go on the ride again and you tell your friends, "That ride is a rip-off, don't waste your time."  You don't burn down the entire amusement park. 
Belardin the Ardin
 Ms. Wilen's whereabouts are currently unknown.  Ms. Ardin apparently is in Palestine, working with the Christian Socialists of Sweden, Brotherhood Movement, on bringing together people of differing religious faiths into dialog together.   More than likely, Ms. Ardin believes the Palestinian territories are the best place to hide from the incoming hordes of reporters and paparazzi that are poised to descend upon her.  We doubt she will be successful and look forward to her expose' on Anderson Cooper  within the next few months.  
Anna Ardin most recently posted on twitter (December 8th), 
CIA agent, rabid feminist / Muslim lover, a Christian fundamentalist, flat & fatally in love with a man, how can one be all of these at the same time?
 Relax Anna, we will learn how you can be all these things and Sharon Stone! All will come to you in the days ahead.  Enjoy your time in the Middle East.  See you again on the evening news.

Friday, December 10, 2010

WIkiLeaks - The Atlantic's Brilliant Red Button

It is a simple, yet brilliant idea.
The Atlantic has created a red button where
 you can click through to read a random U.S. Diplomatic cable.
We clicked on the button  
and our random cable was a delightful read.
The button looks like this one below.
Go ahead and read the cable 
about Prince Andrew.

The Atlantic's Random Wikileak Cable Button


DATE: OCTOBER 29, 2008

RUDE LANGUAGE A LA BRITISH -------------------------- 
¶13. (C) The brunch had already lasted almost twice its allotted time, but the Prince looked like he was just getting started. Having exhausted the topic of Kyrgyzstan, he turned to the general issue of promoting British economic interests abroad. He railed at British anti-corruption investigators, who had had the "idiocy" of almost scuttling the Al-Yamama deal with Saudi Arabia. (NOTE: The Duke was referencing an investigation, subsequently closed, into alleged kickbacks a senior Saudi royal had received in exchange for the multi-year, lucrative BAE Systems contract to provide equipment and training to Saudi security forces. END NOTE.) His mother's subjects seated around the table roared their approval. He then went on to "these (expletive) journalists, especially from the National Guardian, who poke their noses everywhere" and (presumably) make it harder for British businessmen to do business. The crowd practically clapped. He then capped this off with a zinger: castigating "our stupid (sic) British and American governments which plan at best for ten years whereas people in this part of the world plan for centuries." There were calls of "hear, hear" in the private brunch hall. Unfortunately for the assembled British subjects, their cherished Prince was now late to the Prime Minister's. He regretfully tore himself away from them and they from him. On the way out, one of them confided to the Ambassador: "What a wonderful representative for the British people! We could not be prouder of our royal family!"

Those #*@&*#% American Journalists. Indeed!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wikileaks - Who's that lady? (Who's that lady) Beautiful lady...

Anna Ardin

When Sweden native Anna Ardin threw a party in honor of WikiLeak's founder,  Julian Assange, he had no idea that she would be one of his accusers only four months later.

According to AOL News,  Swedish Authorities have confirmed that Mr. Assange is not wanted for rape but for "sex by surprise" or "unexpected sex".  Take a moment to think on this.  When was the last time you had unexpected sex?   Would sex by surprise be something that you get from a dick in a box?

Australian News site, reports that left wing feminist Anna Ardin, one of two original accusers of Mr. Assange, has stopped cooperating with Swedish authorities and her own lawyer and has left Sweden for....wait for it....the Palestinian territories!  This story writes itself. writes,

Ardin, who also goes by the name Bernardin, has moved to the West Bank in the Palestinian Territories, as part of a Christian outreach group, aimed at bringing reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. 

According a report in The Raw Story, Julian Assange
Sofia Wilen
had consensual, protected sex with Anna's friend, Sofia Wilen. However, at a certain point during the sexual act, his condom failed resulting in an unexpected sexual event.  Ms.Wilen did not appreciate Mr. Assange's failure to control the event, believing that there was an intent to cause the malfunction.

Being familiar with the quality control of condoms through personal experience, we can report with a relative degree of certainty that condoms can malfunction. This can be due to a variety of reasons ranging from faulty manufacturing, improper sizing, and over exuberance during use. Swedish prosecutor, Marianne Ny, will have a hard time proving this case.

In the second event, Mr. Assange allegedly had protected consensual sex in the evening with Anna Ardin, then the next morning, they had unprotected consensual sex.  In our experience, the morning after sex is usually due to a continuation of passion that has not yet abated.  Unfortunately, most men only carry one condom at a time in their wallet. Ms. Ardin later became uncomfortable with the unexpected morning sex and filed a complaint with the Swedish police.  Mr. Assange's sexual adventures with both women allegedly occurred within one week of each other.  Did he expect that these two women would not compare notes?
Swedish Prosecutor Marianne Ny

It is entirely possible that Ms. Ardin became uncomfortable at about the moment she discovered Julian Assange also had an unexpected sexual event with Ms. Wilen.  Mr Assange is now learning three valuable lessons in his Westminster jail cell- next time you have sex with two Swedish women, make certain they are in the same bed with you at the same time, bring more than one condom, buddy- you're gonna need 'em, and never underestimate how far The Company will go to ruin you.'s Israel Shamir and Paul Bennett summed up Mr. Assange's behavorial problem quite nicely when they wrote ,

Julian Assange now stands accused of: (1) not calling a young woman the day after he had enjoyed a night with her, (2) asking her to pay for his bus ticket, (3) having unsafe sex, and (4) participating in two brief affairs in the course of one week. 

As President Clinton famously once said,  "I feel your pain."

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

WikiLeaks Update- Julian Assange in Jail - Quick, Someone Mention Al Qaeda

Nice Graphic: Stolen then Released

This story keeps twisting and turning in a hundred directions. CNN reports that Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks and number one enemy of embarrassed governments worldwide, has been ordered to jail by an English Magistrate- do not pass secrets, do not collect 200 dollars. Mr. Assange would not provide the judge with a permanent address, making him a "flight risk".  We're almost certain Julian wants to tell the whole world where he lives, but that would be kind of a dumb idea, considering the tense situation over at the WikiLeak  Alamo.  Even the Mexican Army is ready to kick down his front door.

The Queen
It is important to point out that Mr. Assange has not been charged with any crime. In Europe, arrest warrants are issued in order to interview a potential suspect. This is much different than how the U.S. judicial system functions. Could it be there are very high-ranking officials in the British Government who want to intimidate the Australian native and coerce him into pulling his WikiLeaks site offline? Somebody call and ask the Queen.

Mr. Assange has a response for Goverment leaders who want him taken out. He has prepared a massive, encrypted file, which has been downloaded to 100,000 users. If anything unfortunate happens to Mr. Assange, such as his untimely demise, his city-sized accomplices will be given the key to unlock the file, which his attorney referred to as a "thermonuclear device". We were wondering if that was an exaggeration?

Perhaps Mr. Assange found a way to get to that old nuclear material lying around in Pakistan. Recent wiki-leaked diplomatic cables reveal the United States has been trying for years to get permission from Pakistani leaders to remove this aging stockpile of highly enriched uranium and return it to the United States. Since we provided the technology to allow Pakistan to create the nuclear waste back in the 1960's, we have been mildly suggesting that it is our responsibility to clean it up and bring it home- before a couple of Allah-praising radicals in a Toyota pick-up find it and take it to their home. Never mind that. If we toss Julian Assange in jail and close down his Wiki-leaking truth machine, the world will be a safer place. Nuclear-Shmuclear.

Always Reliable Toyota Truck
Meanwhile, a significant fuss is being made by the United States and Great Britain about WikiLeak's release of 2009 diplomatic cables that list potential targets for Al Qaeda. It was only a matter of time before some government official mentioned Al Qaeda. In their eagerness to exploit the Qaeda card, officials overlooked one minor point. Why were State Department diplomats preparing these lists at all? Are our intelligence services so inept they can't find dams and power plants in foreign countries?

We thought diplomats had more of a public relations job. Hey, diplomatic list-making person- have you added the power plant on River Road to your list of American sites? Just curious, because I noticed that the guard shack is occupied by a 70-year old, 5'4" tall, retired district justice, some razor wire, and a few cameras. Looks a bit sketchy to us, better classify this TOP SECRET.

A Real Al Qaeda List  
The Al Qaeda reference is puzzling when you think about the uniquely effective methods of terror they've used. There was the speedboat filled with explosives in Yemen, the  attack on the Taj Majal hotel in Mumbai, the bombing of United Nations in Baghdad, the bombing of trains in London and Madrid, the bombing of the holiest Shiite shrine in Samarra, the cold-blooded killers who took flying lessons, boarded four separate commercial planes, hijacked them, and used the planes as explosive missiles to kill innocent Americans. Al Qaeda doesn't need lists prepared by diplomats in the State Department.

 By the way, who has the list of locations where Osama Bin Laden is hiding? It has been nine years since he murdered nearly 4,000 U.S. citizens on our native soil. Someone should get on that ASAP.

We would like to help the major world powers get their priorities straight. We've prepared our own list:
1. Free Julian Assange
2. Catch Bin Laden

Any questions? Now off you go, hard-working diplomats.


WikiLeaks - One Government to Censor Us All

You have to admire how well our government can function when they have a singular purpose, one clear goal, and are determined to work together to achieve success.  In order to see the full picture of  the U.S. government as a well-oiled machine, we only have to put together five stories from the past 24-hour news cycle.  Our first story begins with those pesky Republicans. 

Encouraged by their recent mid-term election success, the Republicans have been beating their elephant chests with pride. Not only will they clog Obama's wheel of change, they will spin it backwards, to the point where it started, which would, the collapse of our banking system and the beginning of the great recession.  

Here is their chance to be true mavericks. Will they praise Julian Assange for bringing transparency back into our governement, for using the free market system to reveal our secrets-on classified stamped memos, and for embarrassing the pants off of President Barak Obama? Yesterday, on Meet the Press, Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave us a hint of his party's stance.  
I think the man is a high-tech terrorist,” Senator McConnell stated when asked about WikiLeaks by host David Gregory, “He’s (Assange) done an enormous… He’s done an enormous damage to our country, and I think he needs to be prosecuted to the, the fullest extent of the law; and if that becomes a problem, we need to change the law. I think it’s done enormous damage to our country and, and to our relationships with our allies around the world.”    
I think to change that particular law, we would need a constitutional convention, Senator.   Here is a video of the interview.  I swear on my mother’s tiger-eye jewelry I did not manipulate the video in any way.

Not to be outdone, the democrats sent  Attorney General Eric Holder out to meet with the press and express his determination to hold Mr. Assange accountable in some vague way.  According to the article written by Voice of America’s Jim Malone, Mr. Holder condemned, in strongest terms possible, WikiLeak’s publication of classified diplomatic cables. 

When asked by reporters on the type of action he intended to take, Mr. Holder said, 
"With regard to all the tactics that we can do or can use to ameliorate the consequences of these actions, I do not want to get into those as well," he added.  "But we will do everything that we can both to hold people accountable and to minimize the harm that will befall the American people."

Dance, little puppet dance!  Frankly, we will have to accept this as a typical kinda-sorta democratic response that fully supports the capture and crucifixion of Julian Assange. Democrats just don't know how to be strong, forceful, and determined. They just don't want to offend anyone.  But no worries.  As soon as Senator McConnell gets a new law passed that extends our legal boundaries into every other country in the world,  we can hang that bad boy, Osama Bin Laden Julian Assange.

Our third story originates at the State Department, the TMZ of our government services.  An overzealous State Department employee warned Columbia University officials that students who want to have a career at the State Department should censor themselves from participating in anything resembling WikiLeaks.  As reported by Digital trends reporter Molly McHugh,  students were warned in an email that said, it yourself:

From: “Office of Career Services”
Date: November 30, 2010 15:26:53 EST:
Hi students,
We received a call today from a SIPA alumnus who is working at the State Department. He asked us to pass along the following information to anyone who will be applying for jobs in the federal government, since all would require a background investigation and in some instances a security clearance.
The documents released during the past few months through Wikileaks are still considered classified documents. He recommends that you DO NOT post links to these documents nor make comments on social media sites such as Facebook or through Twitter. Engaging in these activities would call into question your ability to deal with confidential information, which is part of most positions with the federal government.
Office of Career Services

Apparently, learning the truth about U.S. diplomacy would call into question a future State Department employee's ability to deal with confidential information, which is based on being truthful with your superiors about your political situation.  

Not to be outdone by the State Department, our military brass jumped onto the speeding bandwagon.  Our fourth story comes from Iraqi soldiers who attempt to access WikiLeaks are greeted with a warning page from the Department of Defense that...well, read it yourself. This is a quote from a spokesperson for U.S. Forces, as reported by
"U.S. forces in Iraq have not blocked any news websites from being read. Because of the Wikileaks release of secret documents and their easy availability on the web, USF-I has posted a warning page NIPRNet computers go to first. This page simply warns the user that the website they are about to view may contain classified documents and that such documents should not be viewed, downloaded, or distributed on NIPR computers. There is a button at the bottom of this warning page that then allows the user to go to the website."
Now we have the Republicans, Democrats, State Department, and the U.S. Military all on the same page, which apparently is not classified.  That should be enough to drive our wagon down the hill and over the almost deceased corpse of Mr. Assange, right?  If you answered in the affirmative, please sit down, this lesson on "government in full cooperation" is not quite finished.  We haven't mentioned the Library of Congress yet, or the Social Security Administration.

We are of the opinion that the Library of Congress is a stuffy old building where millions of books sit on shelves half a mile high.   To one day work at the Library of Congress must be every librarian's dream.  What a magnificent repository of the history for our culture. Certainly, this great institution would be date-stamping those classified diplomatic cables  and scanning them into their computers for all future generations to view.  Is there a quote? Of course, there is a quote!  From their own blog,:
“The Library decided to block Wikileaks because applicable law obligates federal agencies to protect classified information.  Unauthorized disclosures of classified documents do not alter the documents’ classified status or automatically result in declassification of the documents.”
 We could go on, we do have one more.  Oh what the heck, this is such a long article, if you made it this far you might as well  suffer to the end.  According to Undernews, the online report of  the Progressive Review,
the SSA has restricted access to WikiLeaks.  The Pregressive Review reports it received a copy of an email sent to SSA staffers with the subject line "Information Security Bulletin: WIKILEAKS"   that states,
"Earlier this year a large amount of United States government classified information was illegally released to the public website WIKILEAKS. The documents on WIKILEAKS could place military personnel and United States supporters in Iraq and Afghanistan at an increased risk of harm.

"Despite these documents being publicly accessible over the internet, the documents remain classified and SSA employees should not access, download, or transmit them. Individuals may be subject to applicable federal criminal statutes for unlawful access to or transmission of classified information."
Following this posting on UNDERNEWS were some excellent comments. My favorite was from Anonymous,  
 Oh, I see. We do not want Americans or federal employees having the same access to information as the rest of the world. Got it, brilliant.
The one person having the most difficult time staying on the internet is WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Yet despite being cut off from his swiss bank account (something about him not being an actual resident of Switzerland, if that makes any sense), and struggling with a personal problem/smear campaign in Sweden, Mr. Assange is adamant on releasing all 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables.  We can cry, whine, censor, restrict, threaten, intimidate, arrest, and  prosecute and it will not matter- we will still have to take our medicine. With over 500 mirror sites now releasing documents, WikiLeaks is here to stay.

But it is nice, in a perverse and disturbing way, to see our national government work so perfectly together. Imagine how good our health care would be, how deep our pockets would be filled, and how much more meaning our lives would have if government agencies and political parties were working together to improve the world around us instead of shielding us from the world around us.

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