Wikileaks is at it again: as if they didn’t do enough damage to America’s reputation and influence already by publishing hundreds of secret diplomatic cables with sensitive information and assessments, they’ve now gone ahead and published a list of potential terrorist targets overseas that Washington considers vital to its interests.
The list was the result of a February 2009 order from Washington for officials to compile a list of international assets critical for the United States…
The list of “critical infrastructure and key resources located abroad” detailed hundreds of pipelines, important data cables, and businesses belonging to international industrial and pharmaceutical giants. If destroyed, these sites could damage US interests, the diplomatic communique said.
Although some of these overseas sites were already known to terrorists, many others undoubtedly were not. Thanks to Wikileaks, Osama bin Laden and his ilk now have more targets to choose from – and not just any targets, but ones the U.S. considers vital to global security.
There is an upside to Wikileaks’ latest attack against the U.S., however; Julian Assange and his minions can no longer pretend they’re publishing these cables because they believe in ‘transparency’ or whatever other excuse they use when they’re criticized. Publishing this particular cable makes no sense whatsoever; there is no rational reason to put this cable on the Internet for everybody to read.
Except, that is, if Wikileaks’ real goal is to hurt the U.S. and to help and assist America’s enemies in their war on the world’s only superpower and its allies. Even leftists and moderates who defended Assange when he first started publishing these secret cables have to admit this now he gave Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations this tremendous “gift.”