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US Gov Blocks Employees From WikiLeaks

From the Agence France-Presse:

US agencies curb unauthorized WikiLeaks access

Fri Dec 3, 2010

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The White House told government agencies to take measures to prevent employees without proper authorization from accessing classified US diplomatic cables on WikiLeaks.

You know, this is a rule that the administration should have imposed before the horse bolted the barn. It might have stopped a lowly 22-year old private from having access to millions of classified documents.

"The recent disclosure of US government documents by WikiLeaks has resulted in damage to our national security," the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said in a message to all federal agencies obtained by AFP.

It reminded them that "each federal employee and contractor is obligated to protect classified information" and said that a public release of classified documents did not mean they had been declassified.

"Unauthorized disclosures of classified documents (whether in print, on a blog or on websites) do not alter the documents’ classified status or automatically result in declassification of the documents," the OMB said.

"To the contrary, classified information, whether or not already posted on public websites or disclosed to the media, remains classified, and must be treated as such by federal employees and contractors, until it is declassified by an appropriate US government authority."

Has the federal government ever blocked their employees from accessing the New York Times or the Washington Post, or any of the rest of our news media who gleefully publish classified material on a near weekly basis?

The Library of Congress was among the institutions that blocked access to WikiLeaks, prompting the whistleblower website to say on its Twitter feed that the move signaled "end times" for the First Amendment of the US Constitution guaranteeing free speech

What a bunch of drama queens these WikiLeaks dweebs are.

Their ignorance of the laws are only surpassed by their delusions of self-importance.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, December 4th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “US Gov Blocks Employees From WikiLeaks”

  1. U NO HOO says:

    When I was 22 I worked for a car manufacturer. I observed product tests and wrote reports. 250,000 clasified documents? I needed permission to drive a company car on the test track alone.

  2. U NO HOO says:

    Hey, wait a minute. If we have read the leaks and federal employees have not, well dag nab it we do know more than federal bureaucrats.

    Ha ha ha ha ha…

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    Now the employees will waste more taxpayer funds trying to find a work around.
    Forbidden fruit is sooo tasty!


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