March 30, 2010

from wtfsgoingon Website

"This document is a classified (SECRET/NOFORN), 32-page US counterintelligence investigation into WikiLeaks.

'The possibility that current employees or moles within DoD or elsewhere in the US government are providing sensitive or classified information to cannot be ruled out.'

It concocts a plan to fatally marginalize the organization.


Since WikiLeaks uses,

'trust as a center of gravity by protecting the anonymity and identity of the insiders, leakers or whistleblowers,' the report recommends 'The identification, exposure, termination of employment, criminal prosecution, legal action against current or former insiders, leakers, or whistleblowers could potentially damage or destroy this center of gravity and deter others considering similar actions from using the Web site.'


[As two years have passed since the date of the report (March 18, 2008), with no WikiLeaks' source exposed, it appears that this plan was ineffective.]

As an odd justification for the plan, the report claims that,

'Several foreign countries including China, Israel, North Korea, Russia, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe have denounced or blocked access to the website.'

The report provides further justification by enumerating embarrassing stories broken by WikiLeaks:

  • US equipment expenditure in Iraq

  • probable US violations of the Chemical Warfare Convention Treaty in Iraq

  • the battle over the Iraqi town of Fallujah

  • human rights violations at Guantanamo Bay"