Not Scared Of One Guy With A Laptop

Robert Gibbs today stated that the administration is not scared of one guy with a laptop. He was referring to Julian Assange, the guy from Wikileaks who has released hundreds of thousands of documents that were stolen from the US government. The release of the documents has done damage to this country and our foreign relations and it has put lives in danger. Even though this is true, it is not Assange and his computer we should have trepidation about.

Private Bradley Manning of the United States Army is the guy with the computer who did the damage. For some unknown reason this guy had access to classified documents and he stole them and sent them to Assange.

Manning was a worker in the US government and he did this. What does this say about the ability of our government to secure private information? If the nation’s classified documents cannot be secured, what assurance do we have that any other information is secure?

Manning is the one that should worry Gibbs and the administration. At a time they are working to overturn Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell a homosexual soldier who was upset and confused leaked classified documents.

Manning is not, however, the person with a computer we should be afraid of.

The person who should concern us is the one who has access to our medical information under Obamacare. There will be many multiples of the number of documents released stored in the electronic medical records. Not only will people with computers have access to it, they could easily release quite a bit of the information. Not only that, a person like Manning in any other department of the government could gain access.

And, as the leaked documents show, so could China. What a great way to steal identities.

Regardless of what any person in government tells you (and we now have confirmation that they lie) they cannot secure your information. This has been proven three times this year, each time Assange leaked information. The government knows it cannot secure its information so much so that the State Department removed its computer files from the government’s network. They did this because they cannot keep them secured.

So what makes anyone think that medical records will be safe? How many identities will be stolen because the government was unable to keep our private information safe?

No, the administration is not scared of Assange. It is almost like they want him to release the documents (how else do you explain the inaction after the initial releases). The Administration does not worry about one guy with a computer.

But you should because there will be lots and lots of people who will have access to medical records. It would only take one to compromise the system.

If this episode does not remove any trust you might have had in the ability of our government to keep your information safe (if you were doltish enough to actually think such foolishness) then you are hopeless.

Cave Canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog

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4 Responses to “Not Scared Of One Guy With A Laptop”

  1. Zilla says:

    The Whitehouse response to the Wikileaks debacle would be comical if it wasn’t so disturbing & dangerous.

  2. Mr. Ogre says:

    Honestly, I don’t know what the big deal is. I haven’t personally seen anything released that wasn’t already really known. I mean, did people really think that diplomats weren’t spies?

    • Big Dog says:

      The information is not a real issue as it only confirms what we already knew. The issue for me is that they were stolen and how this portends for the security of electronic medical records.

  3. Blake says:

    Yes- the real issue is not WHAT was stolen, but that it was able to be stolen at all. This just goes to the point that there has been NO prosecution (serious, that is-) of ANYONE who hasa harmed our country, for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time- no trials for treason, no prosecutions under the Espionage Act, no nothing- just a “time out”.
    Cutting plea deals doesn’t cut it- there are times when the FULL FORCE of what used to be a robust Justice Department should be brought to bear, and the offenders, should they be found guilty, should be marched on front of a firing squad.
    Now Adam will say that I am being bloodthirsty, but there need to be REAL consequences WHEN YOU PERPETRATE AN ACTION THAT HARMS NOT ONE PERSON, BUT A WHOLE NATION- and Holder’s wimpy little “justiss department” just doesn’t know it’s butt from a hole in the ground when it comes to prosecutions- I would be ashamed to work there- I would have to hide my face when I went to and from work.
    Perhaps I would have to enter myself in WITSEC- no, there’s probably no competence there either.