I probably shouldn’t be surprised, and I’m sure many will say that to me, but…
I’ve already covered this, technically, but…
Again, I’m a big fan of whistleblowers. I am actually sick of the secrets of people in power, and if there’s shit to leak, especially from a government, it should be leaked, because we deserve to know… especially when that government is elected by the people of the country it governs.
One would think that whistleblowing would be a bi-partisan affair. I recall whistleblowing under both Bush II and President Obama, and just assumed it would continue under Trump. But even while that may be the case, it obviously won’t be happening with Wikileaks, which has clearly outlived its usefulness…
So someone in President Obama’s administration (maybe even President Obama himself) leaked some of the report that links the DNC hack to Senior Russian Officials (including Putin himself, BTW) to NBC. Wikileaks is not very happy about that…
(note that all tweets come from the article I link to above)
The Obama admin/CIA is illegally funneling TOP SECRET//COMINT information to NBC for political reasons before PEOTUS even gets to read it.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 6, 2017
WAIT! Suddenly leaking information is bad, Wikileaks? Really?
They get dragged on Twitter, of course…
@wikileaks You can't be serious. You're calling someone out for leaking? Do you see how absurd that is?
— Bill Shapiro (@Bill_Shapiro) January 6, 2017
@wikileaks your entire organization is built on govt leaks. You are called Wikileaks. If you can't take it, don't dish it out
— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) January 6, 2017
— Dusty (@DustinGiebel) January 6, 2017
And of course @WLTaskForce is trying to say that this doesn’t count as a leak, or some such bullshit, so it’s bad… for some unknown reason…
@nnimrodd Not a leak. It is clearly authorized by the executive and anonymity used to provide political and legal cover.
— WikiLeaks Task Force (@WLTaskForce) January 6, 2017
What I want know is this… why the hell is Wikileaks pro-Trump?
Wait? They aren’t? I’m just making that up? So then why are they attacking President Obama’s administration and defending Trump (see the first Tweet above)? Am I reading too much into that?
See… I don’t think so. I think Wikileaks is betraying itself as an organization that supports Donald Trump. Wikileaks, the organization that was designed to fight corruption and expose secrets we deserve to know, supports the extremely bigoted fascist that was put into office against the wishes of the US voting population (reminder… Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 2.9 million votes).
But maybe it’s a personal crusade against Hillary Clinton? I can understand that to a point; I was never a fan of hers, and do agree that she is corrupt beyond the usual political corruption. Thing is, though, that I really do believe that she could have actually nuked China and still been a better, safer president than Donald Trump. There is literally nothing anyone can say and nothing she could do to change my mind on that. Trump is going to destroy the US, and could very possibly start WWIII just because he’s a fucking pathetic bully. China is already flexing its muscles and sending warnings to Trump, and he hasn’t even been fucking inaugurated, yet! The very fact that Wikileaks is low-key supporting Trump (and yes, that is exactly what I’m reading into all this) is disgusting.
At this point, Wikileaks should just admit that it supports Trump, his administration, and the fascism he represents, and then just disappear or re-make itself as a Trump campaign page… maybe Trump can buy them out, or something…