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United States should take responsibility for Wikileaks

Dilbert Data SecurityIf Wikileaks has been acting like a terrorist organization it is most likely because the United States is trying to push the blame for the leak on Wikileaks. That is not however entirely accurate, we are referring of course to predominately United States Military and Diplomatic reports.

They key word there: United States.

United States Military Personnel and Diplomatic Staff have generated the reports, passed it on to their superiors, or their superiors secretaries whom in turn handed it in to their superiors most likely. So for every document that’s at least 3 people have seen it, although i would be surprised if it was just 3 there’s probably a whole bunch of personnel have access to the information.

This is where the leak came form, not from Australia, Julian Assange is by no means responsible for causing the leak – at most he might be responsible for distribution of the information but how is that different from what Blogger have done in response to the documents, likewise the news channels and papers around the world have reiterated some of the information. Does that mean we all need to hand ourselves in?

The problem lies with the United States personnel whom likely have commited Treason by releasing these documents to unauthorized parties. There is where justice must be sought. More importantly, given the scale of the security breach it must really bring into question how much trust countries can place in the United States in its position of dominance.

The release of the cables are a strong indicator that the United States does not take national security that seriously and should not be trusted with any information of a sensitive nature. Until such a time as they start considering this a serious problem countries must view discussions with US Personnel as something that will inevitably fall into the hands of unauthorized persons.

Australian foreign minister Kevin Rudd dismissed US diplomatic comments regarding him that came out from wikileaks as irrelevant – which it entirely is – it does not effect his ability to do his job. He has judged however that the US should consider this problem and deal with the culprits of the crime instead of using Assange as a scapegoat.


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