You remember Marc Thiessen…He’s the guy who loves torture, detaining people without charges or trial and probably wants to bring the goosestep back into vogue as a display of patriotism.
What’s caused Thiessen to go off his meds this time? His outrage over WikiLeaks. He wants action, dammit! None of this namby pamby outrage or criminal charges. No, he wants to take the gloves off:
Assange is a non-U.S. citizen operating outside the territory of the United States. This means the government has a wide range of options for dealing with him. It can employ not only law enforcement but also intelligence and military assets to bring Assange to justice and put his criminal syndicate out of business.
Why doesn’t he just say it? Do you really need to sugarcoat it that way? C’mon, Mark! If you’re going to advocate assassinating a guy for running a website at least have the balls to write it.
But let’s not be content with a little ‘extra-judicial killing’. How about declaring war on our ‘allies’.
The United States should make clear that it will not tolerate any country — and particularly NATO allies such as Belgium and Iceland — providing safe haven for criminals who put the lives of NATO forces at risk.
Yeah…let’s invade Belgium. That’ll solve our problems.
I’m sorry, that’s not fair. I’m exaggerating Thiessen’s position. Here’s what he says:
With appropriate diplomatic pressure, these governments may cooperate in bringing Assange to justice. But if they refuse, the United States can arrest Assange on their territory without their knowledge or approval.
Yeah…so that whole concept of ‘national sovereignty’? In Marc’s world that only applies to the U.S. Apparently, every other person in the world is ultimately beholden to U.S. law and not entitled to any protection from their government.
WikiLeaks represents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States.
Ok…that phrase has clearly jumped the shark. So, I wonder where Theissen would put WikiLeaks in relation to North Korea, al-Qaeda, and Iran in terms of threats (dont’ forget his vote for number 1: President Obama!).
But really, I’m not sure what Theissen is upset about. His says his complaint is:
The Post found that the documents exposed at least one U.S. intelligence operative and identified about 100 Afghan informants…
So let’s get this straight. He’s upset because someone exposed the identity of an intelligence operative? Hey, Marc, do yourself a favor and google Valerie Plame.
I really am offended that this douche gets paid to write this nonsense. It’s articles like this that make me look forward to the death of newspapers.