As one would expect, the FBI and Homeland Security have been very busy this season here in America. With all the holiday travelers hopping into airports, train stations and bus stations to wait for delayed public transportation, the risk of getting blown up by some radical terrorist wack-job has increased.
But they won’t admit that. They’re saying they don’t have any intelligence regarding a plot to attack Americans during the holiday season. Sure.
They’re stepping up their controls, getting more man power on the ground, and are now disallowing double-walled thermos type containers onto public transport. Apparently it’s a simple task, stuffing plastic explosive between the walls. This is a new policy. But, they say, this new rule is not based on any specific intel. Really, now. C’mon. The general public may be stupid (and they’ve proven that time and time again by voting idiots into office), but they’re not THAT stupid. More and more, people are learning that they can’t really trust our government. And with good reason. The government lies. A lot.
I don’t really have a problem with this, however. They’re the government. And that means they’re supposed to lie. Especially when it comes to acknowledging intelligence, because if they let on about all the things they know, people would go crazy. They might commit mass suicide. That would be messy and counterproductive. So let them lie to the people about the info they have about the terrorists plans.
Of course, there’s a camp out there that thinks the government should be absolutely transparent. They think the people of this country have the right to know everything our government is doing in the Middle East, in Asia and here within our own borders. They’re wrong. If the government was completely transparent, there would be a bunch of pussies bitching about the steps the government is taking to ensure the safety of the pubic. They’d pitch a fit and demand the government go about it another way. They’d demand that they have a say and request the ability to vote on it. And then it would get tied up with Congress and the House and nothing would get done. The terrorists would get in and blow everyone to smithereens. And then they’d blame the government for the deaths. These people are idiots. They’re also the same people who think that terrorist assholes deserve anything bordering on human rights. They’re wrong about that too.
There are a lot of people out there that want to see America fall. They hate our capitalism. They hate our success. They hate our religion and they hate that they aren’t us. Most of all, they hate that they’re incapable of creating a civilized society that isn’t run by radical religious groups who murder anyone who doesn’t agree to their doctrine.
So they threaten the western world with suicide bombers who shove bombs into (typically) off-limit orifices, strap themselves with C4 and create a mess of themselves in very public areas. They’re capable of creating some of the worst travesties known to man-kind, and they’re happy to plan and commit these crimes.
Personally, I couldn’t care less that these people want to commit suicide. I think it would do humanity good to get these tossers out of the gene-pool because I’m fairly certain that everyone would be better off without them. But I don’t want them taking any innocents with them. If they want to end their miserable, hate-filled lives, so be it. I would be happy to oblige them. Get a few black-ops people (who don’t legally exist) into their camp and let them sanitize the whole of them. Hell, pay me and train me and I’d be happy to take care of the mess.
I also understand our need to acquire more intelligence regarding the plans that these sub-humans concoct. Therefore we will need to keep a few of the most important ones around to see what information we can glean from them. Most likely, the assholes won’t want to divulge much info. That’s OK though. It’s been clearly established that terrorists are incapable of being humane and that, by definition, means that they are not human. Which also means that we can do anything and everything in our power to get them to talk. So all the moral idiots out there can shut their mouths about how these “people” have human rights. They don’t. They’re not human. They’re monsters. If we need to remove their skin and bathe them in salt water to open their mouths and start talking, that’s perfectly fine with me.
There exist in the world two types of people. You have your humans, for which there is one set of rules. Then you have monsters. The rules for dealing with the two types don’t mix. You don’t perform capital punishment on someone who picks your pocket (even though you may feel they deserve a swift beheading), and you don’t allow murderers, rapists and terrorists to go free. There are a number of unforgivable actions. Murdering innocents and raping them are included. We as humans should not be concerned with the welfare of monsters. In fact, I believe that we should be concerned with making their lives as miserable as possible.
Luckily, there are people in our government who feel the same. So while all the idiots up on capital hill were complaining about the injustices occurring at Guantanamo Bay, there were most likely black ops people on the ground in the terrorist camps creating a ruckus, kidnapping terrorists and dealing out death with extreme prejudice. The jackasses complaining about human rights violations had no idea, and probably still don’t.
Unless of course, some traitor leaked the information. If information gets leaked, it can create some serious damage. Leaked information undermines the steps the American Government is taking to provide for the safety of its people. It provides the monsters information regarding how to side-step our actions. It puts clandestine agents and black-ops people needlessly in harm’s way. Because of this, the punishment for traitors is death. That law is still on the books. And it’s more than deserved.
This brings me to Julian Assange, the editor-in-chief of Wikileaks. This website provides information to the public, some classified, some not. Whoever wants the info available on the site can have it… you, me, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah… it’s all public and available to everyone. This is not really a good thing.
Mr. Assange has set the website up in Sweden, a country with very strict laws regarding ISP’s and their ability to shut websites down. This means that Mr. Assange’s website is pretty well protected and America is unable to do a damn thing about it.
Should he watch his back? Yes. There are plenty of people in Washington who think he should be labeled a terrorist, treated as an enemy combatant and be added to the kill list (the kill list is a list of terrorists that should be shot on sight, without a trial).
If I were a black operations operative and he put my life in danger by releasing classified information, I might think about making him disappear. And I’d have no fear of retribution, because I wouldn’t legally exist.
Sure, people would look toward the CIA and America for his disappearance, but they could justifiably claim they knew nothing. That’s the beautiful thing about black ops. No one knows. Everyone has plausible deniability.
Aside from the risks he takes by going outside, he could also end up in jail. It would depend on the American lawyers and the judge’s interpretation of the Espionage Act. At the very least, I would think he’ll either live the rest of his days being paranoid that someone who doesn’t exist is going to make him disappear or he’ll actually disappear and no one will know anything.
Now, I don’t really believe Julian Assange is a terrorist. I think he’s a reckless journalist. I think he’s going to cause some needless blood shed. But I don’t think that’s his point. I think he’s trying to make a point about freedom of speech, and trying to expose that which he sees as corrupt.
Whether or not he’s right is not for me to say, but I believe there are more than a few people in Washington who should be fired due to their excesses and abuses of power.
Mike Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint chiefs of Staff said that “Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is, they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.” Assange denies this has happened, and responded by saying, “…it’s really quite fantastic that Gates and Mullen…who have ordered assassinations every day, are trying to bring people on board to look at a speculative understanding of whether we might have blood on our hands. These two men arguably are wading in the blood from those wars.”
I find his retort interesting, because it labels him as one of those goody-two-shoes. He seems to believe that the monsters who cause terrorism and innocent deaths should continue to live. He uses the word “assassination” in a negative connotation. I do not agree that assassinating terrorists is a bad thing. I think it’s a good thing. This just goes to show that Mr. Assange is a juvenile newsman, pushing his own agenda and carelessly providing information to the public that really isn’t his to provide.
Needless to say, I do not want to be in his shoes. You don’t just go and piss off one of the most powerful nations in the world without expecting some sort of retribution.