Monday, July 26, 2010

The opposite of news.

Blogger RobertM sums up the WikiDuh.

If anything in the much-hyped documents comes as a major lose-your-breath-and-have-to-sit-down shock, I'd avoid getting into checkers games with anything much brighter than a Cocker Spaniel, were I you.

12 comments:

The Jack said...

I guess they went for quantity over quality.

"Hey look it's a big pile of documents!"

That being sasid, if these goobers did get some real juicy stuff I doubt they'd hold back. Given they're trying, and succeding, at making headlines with this dross.

Bubblehead Les. said...

I find it interesting that WiKiLeaks is based in Sweden, the same country that harbored Vietnam-era Draft Dodgers and stayed Neutral during WW2, but kept feeding the Nazis iron and steel. Wonder how much of the Panther tank was made from Swedish steel?

wolfwalker said...

...I'd avoid getting into checkers games with anything much brighter than a Cocker Spaniel, were I you.

Screen-spitter! Gonna have to steal that one, f'sure.

(After I clean my monitor, of course.)

Tam said...

Stuff like this reminds me of my favorite David Drake quote.

To paraphrase as best I can off the top of my head: "When you send out a man with a gun, you create a policymaker. When his ass is on the line, he will do whatever he needs to do to save it. If the implications of that bother you, the time to worry about it is before you send him out."

reflectoscope said...

A beagle handed I my ass at cribbage once, but a spaniel? That I think I can manage :P

Jim

RobertM said...

The whole things just strikes me as totally surreal. I know the MSM has a monopoly on reporting the obvious as if it's earth shattering new information, but I read this story and couldn't help but think "have you not read your own stories or watched your own broadcasts in the last ten years?!"

Thanks for the link.

Comrade E.B. Misfit said...

The only thing that was new to me was that the Taliban has been using MANPADS.

As for the duplicity of Pakistan and that their ISI has been canoodling with the Taliban, that fact has been pretty well known. Even some of the MSM has run articles about it in the past.

Anonymous said...

On the other hand, those of us that are dogs in the fight don't really need our names, units and AARs all over the bloody web. But that might just be me...

Desertrat said...

This story does tend to make me wonder at some of the decision-making process:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/26/world/asia/26keating.html

I remember some folks who set up in a valley without control of the high ground. A place callled Dien Ben Phu.

Tam said...

Anon 6:45,

"On the other hand, those of us that are dogs in the fight don't really need our names, units and AARs all over the bloody web. But that might just be me..."

Thank you for your service and, sadly, welcome to warfare in the wired world. :(

Inbredredneck said...

Anon 6:45- you have my thanks, too. My son-in-law just finished a year over there and was proud that as an E6, he brought all his guys back in one piece. My hope is that the same holds true for you and yours.
From an old 11Bravo.

Joseph said...

There is freedom of the press, and then there is abuse of it. This kind of thing is the latter. Why is it the left refuses to take any responsibility whatsoever for the actions they take?