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    List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    From the BBC:

    A long list of key facilities around the world that the US describes as vital to its national security has been released by Wikileaks...

    If the US sees itself as waging a "global war on terror" then this represents a global directory of the key installations and facilities - many of them medical or industrial - that are seen as being of vital importance to Washington.
    BBC News - List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    This latest leak makes abundantly clear that Mr. Assange is less interested in transparency than in publicizing U.S. vulnerabilities and practices. One is no longer dealing with embarrassing diplomatic cables. Instead, a strategic inventory of sites has been disclosed. This latest leak is of potentially significant value to U.S. enemies, as they have in their possession a list of critical facilities that they could target.

    IMO, no nation can or should allow its critical or vital interests to be threatened with impunity. The U.S. should act either through appropriate legal channels to bring Mr. Assange to justice or, if such options are not available, through covert means so that he can be prosecuted. It should not allow its national security to be undermined without acting to bring an end to that situation.
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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
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    BBC News - List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    This latest leak makes abundantly clear that Mr. Assange is less interested in transparency than in publicizing U.S. vulnerabilities and practices. One is no longer dealing with embarrassing diplomatic cables. Instead, a strategic inventory of sites has been disclosed. This latest leak is of potentially significant value to U.S. enemies, as they have in their possession a list of critical facilities that they could target.

    IMO, no nation can or should allow its critical or vital interests to be threatened with impunity. The U.S. should act either through appropriate legal channels to bring Mr. Assange to justice or, if such options are not available, through covert means so that he can be prosecuted. It should not allow its national security to be undermined without acting to bring an end to that situation.
    Even this is probably useless information. Ten snipers with high-powered rifles targeting ten major power stations in the U.S. all acting at the same approximate time on the same targets within those stations can put our country in the dark for months. Even MaggieD knows that.

    Hmmm, are those black SUV's out front for me??
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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    We should demand that he be turned over to us, and any country offering safe harbor for him should be dealt with harshly.

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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Anyone want to guess what would happen if terrorists blew up any or all of the following?:

    Cobalt mine in Congo
    Anti-snake venom factory in Australia
    Insulin plant in Denmark

    Nothing. It would make the headlines in the countries in question for a couple of days and be largely ignored by the rest of the planet. I may be wrong, but I really don't think this is the type of target terrorists want to hit. They want big publicity when they strike and I doubt that any location on that leaked list would give them what they want.
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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Anyone want to guess what would happen if terrorists blew up any or all of the following?:

    Cobalt mine in Congo
    Anti-snake venom factory in Australia
    Insulin plant in Denmark

    Nothing. It would make the headlines in the countries in question for a couple of days and be largely ignored by the rest of the planet. I may be wrong, but I really don't think this is the type of target terrorists want to hit. They want big publicity when they strike and I doubt that any location on that leaked list would give them what they want.
    Exactly, the list was of things the US does need, but they're not exactly vital to its continued survival.
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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Why isn't Mcdonalds on the list?

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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Why isn't Mcdonalds on the list?
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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    We should demand that he be turned over to us, and any country offering safe harbor for him should be dealt with harshly.
    Assange, like BinLaden only angrier.
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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    From the BBC:



    BBC News - List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    This latest leak makes abundantly clear that Mr. Assange is less interested in transparency than in publicizing U.S. vulnerabilities and practices. One is no longer dealing with embarrassing diplomatic cables. Instead, a strategic inventory of sites has been disclosed. This latest leak is of potentially significant value to U.S. enemies, as they have in their possession a list of critical facilities that they could target.

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    Who cares about the leaks? Terrorism isn't a threat to America. Indigenous leftist extremism is the only threat facing the country.

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    Re: List of facilities 'vital to US security' leaked

    Wow, all these leaks, and nothing on the Valerie Plame situation? Hmmm.

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