[quote=“firstname.lastname@example.org”]So after reading about 8 documents from Wikileaks people fighting our soldiers now know,
- How to set up mines so those defusing them will detonate them instead,
- What our troops look for in booby traps, so now can do things differently,
- (the rest of the mine documents clearly stated the following of the Geneva war convention by Canadian forces)
- Our infantry maneuvers, and their weapons characteristics and capabilities, (with diagrams)
- Standardized tactics for war,
- A whole 148 page document on and I quote “WITH THE INFORMATION REQUIRED TO READILY CONDUCT THEIR MISSIONS AT TACTICAL LEVEL”
I see no need for this information to be made public. In fact it is irresponsible to the men and women serving our country overseas. There was nothing in those documents I read to be of any value to anyone but those we are at war with.
Julian Assange is no friend to the Canadian people, Future injuries and deaths of our soldiers fall on his shoulders[/quote]
While I have to agree that the irresponsible release our tactical logistics should be frowned upon, Wikileaks is more a sign of the times and valuable than any news broadcast out there.
There quite simply is too much going on in the wake of 9/11 and the segway to 9/11 and after we went to war in Afghanistan, I believe. Governments quietly removing our privacy rights and just being a bigger big-brother than ever before.
Now our internet is under full control of the US government and it’s whim for censorship with the recent pass of the law allowing the removal of DNS records for any website they see fit. You cannot without a reasonable amount of doubt believe that this law was “planned” to be passed just a few days prior to Wikileaks well broadcasted release date of damaging documents?
You know how it starts, remove the freedoms using fear of “insert era-specific terror or threat here” and justify removal of privacy rights. Spy, tap, fib on our neighbor. There is another state that was brought into existence in just this manner. And the “measures taken to be able to deal with the threat on domestic soil” is always misused.
Seriously, there’s no tinfoil hat talk here. This is history. This is well documented tactics that governments use to control. We need to be very careful we do not become what we despise.