U.S.: Enemies searching WikiLeaks Iraq papers

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  • Question Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 27, 2010 2:38 p.m.

    I think if I can monitor my website's traffic... the government would have to be stupid to not know who is mining this data.

    And I think it's very revealing that the LEFT defends the leaking and mining of this data... when even the paper describes the people who want to mine the data as "US Enemies".

    What side are you on???

    Back to AT | 5:52 p.m.'s point.
    Since I'm a conservative I tend to not totally trust the government (especially when it is growing in power and ignoring the Constitution and the People).

    I don't trust the government whether Democrats OR Republicans are in charge. Bush made mistakes. Obama is just making the same bad decisions Bush made... extended patriot_act, GITMO, increased troups involved in war, attacking countries we are NOT at war with (Pakistan, Yemen, etc), unsustainable spending, ignoring the Social Security problem, growing government control, etc.

    Our government isn't perfect... but I support it... while I work to CHANGE it. But I don't totally trust it.

  • AT Prospect, KY
    Oct. 26, 2010 5:52 p.m.

    @Question - I hope you are overly concerned. However, your post does bring to mind Jefferson's statement: "When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny." Your comment makes me think we're moving toward tyranny. What do you think?

  • carpediem Holladay, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 5:51 p.m.

    If I was the CIA I would release false documents that actually looked legitimate so anyone looking at it wouldn't know what to believe.

  • CRB Woods Cross, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 5:00 p.m.

    At what point does wikileaking become treason? Eliminating names but providing methods, practices and insight into the workings and thinking of a government's activities in sensitive areas certainly walks, quacks and smells like treason.

  • Question Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Oct. 26, 2010 4:03 p.m.

    I would avoid this site and this data unless you are a journalist.

    The government is obviously monitoring who is mining this data (from this report). People/groups mining this data are likely to show up on watch lists (if the Government has half a brain).

    As any person who has a website knows... you can get analytics about what info is hot/popular, which data is getting attention... and from whom.

    I doubt our intelegence services are ignorant of that fact. If small businesses can get reports of who is hitting what on your shopping site, how often, from what locations, etc... the NSA can track who is mining this data (and the CIA will probably be curious WHY you are so interested and digging into it).

    I'm just saying... it's one site I'll be avoiding.