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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Enemy Within

"“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague." Marcus Tullius Cicero

What Cicero wrote 2000 years ago is as true today as it was back then. While in Mexico last week, I heard that the head of US Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE), John Morton (pictured above) had indicated that "his agency will not necessarily process illegal immigrants referred to them [sic] by Arizona officials." Link. That is to say, after the federal government has shown itself to be woefully inadequate at enforcing immigration laws, that police in the state of Arizona would begin to question people about their immigration status if they were approached as having engaged in suspicious behavior. Morton is now derelict in his duty as the head of ICE (IMO).

Just when I think that things can't get any worse, an article by Ralph Peters in today's NY Post exposes an act so treacherous that it even made me forget about Morton, if only for a minute...

"Yesterday, The New York Times published another front-page article based on a leaked classified document. This time, it was an order signed by Gen. David Petraeus authorizing black operations against adversaries and such dubious friends as Iran, Syria, Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

Gee, thanks. We really needed to know that. The world's a better place now.

Yet the Times' sin was the lesser one. The paper has long since given up any pretense of patriotism. (Ugh! Yuck!) Its editors are just publishing and perishing as citizens of the world.

It's whoever leaked the document that bears the burn-in-hell blame.

The document was handed over in a cynical attempt to score political points. There's no other plausible explanation. Some party hack with a security clearance believed this order would show that the Obama administration's doing something about Iran.

The only question is whether this betrayal was the act of an individual, or if it was orchestrated.

I'd hang the leaker by the neck, then cut down the body and give it a fair trial. But nobody's going to be punished. High-ranking officials can get away with manslaughter, if not murder. An Army captain would go to prison. A political appointee can expect a promotion.

This disgraceful culture of leaks isn't just a problem with Obama's disciples, of course. The previous administration frequently leaked classified material for political gain. Leaking of classified information has become just one more tool of national politics. Neither party cares a damn about protecting our secrets -- unless it can score against the other team.

The problem with the security breach is that it alerts our enemies. The best black operations employ diversions to draw the enemy's attention to another sphere. You want him looking east, when you're working the west. Publicizing this document shines a spotlight on our efforts."

I wholeheartedly agree with Peters. The level of sedition in this country is reaching EPIC proportions. If this continues, we will cease to be a country someday soon unless action is taken to guard our secrets.


photogr said...

That is a fact. Reminded me of Vietnam. Before going into a village we would drop leaflets indicating we were going to attack the village to root out the Viet Cong. Now that sounded like great military tactics.

JD Curtis said...

I tried, but I can't think of another word besides "sedition" to describe it Photogr.

Tracy said...

I actually think people who leak classified information should be punished. I also think that it's useless for Arizona to try to enforce immigration laws if the ICE won't "necessarily" follow though.

Mike said...

I don't understand all the fuss. The same rule of law regarding immigration exists in Michigan as well. As a police officer, I am allowed to stop and talk with / investigate anyone I want as long as I have legal reason to do so. Once I discover illegal activity, I am instructed to enforce it.

For instance, I stop a car load of people of Hispanic descent because the driver is not wearing a seat belt. The driver speaks little english and provides a driver's license. When I ask for his "green card", which he must have, and he doesn't have it, I can only assume he is illegally in the US. (A legal alien ALWAYS carries his card with him because he worked very hard to earn it!)
Therefore, I am permitted to contact customs enforcement to investigate his alien status.

That's all Arizona is doing...along with just about every other state in the union.

Christ Follower (no longer) said...

US Citizens jailed for "looking Mexican"

JD Curtis said...

I looked at the site you linked to and it seems like so much "poppycock" to me that I think that it's poppycock

Christ Follower (no longer) said...

About Eduardo Caraballo:
He's a US citizen. He was threatened with deportation and held in prison. The authorities in question refused to accept his legal proof of citizenship. Because he "looked Mexican".

The rights that protect Eduardo Caraballo are the same rights that protect every other US citizen. When his civil rights are eroded, so are yours. So if you can't get pissed off on his behalf, get pissed off on your own.