Echoing verbatim comments earlier this month from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY), Vice President Joe Biden today condemned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as a “high tech terrorist” during an appearance on Meet the Press.
During the appearance Biden also insisted that Assange had “put lives in jeopardy” and had damaged alliances the world over. This was in stark contrast to Biden’s much less publicized comments from just days ago, in which he claimed the releases had done no damage but caused some embarrassment.
Biden also reiterated comments by other officials that the Justice Department is “looking into” taking some action against WikiLeaks, but declined to offer any details of what this might be. Though Biden scoffed at the notion WikiLeaks were journalists, there seems to be no small difficulty in moving against the group under US law, where freedom of the press is, at least ideally, guaranteed.
This has left the US struggling, despite apparent popular support for doing so, to come up with some remotely legal basis for censoring the group. Indeed, Congressional hearings originally aimed at inventing some new law allowing for Assange’s imprisonment seem to be falling apart in the face of a preponderance of warnings from experts that such a law would inevitably be unconstitutional.
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Truth and transparency are terror for the ones who hate freedom and the ones looking down upon others….
Joe Biden, like so many previous US vice presidents, is utterly devoid of intellectual prowess. I mean, the man is a chump. To think that 'zionista' Joe is only a heart beat away from the bigs.
However, Joe can parrot a line. Yup, he sure can. "High tech terrorist", that's almost hilarious.
I normally don't engage in name-calling, but in Biden's case there has to be an exception–NUTCASE!
Biden should have been paired with George W Bush! What a team they would've made. Putting their both brains together might have made almost half a brain. Almost!
Why are so many American Presidents and Vice Presidents retarded? Is it because of inbreeding? Is it something in the air? Perhaps their nappies were too tight!
It's a mystery!
To answer your question, our political system is designed so that the scum rise to the top. No intelligent person would even consider running for office.
I like to refer to the political underclass as inbreds. Every once in a while there are reports that this president is related to that president and they are related to those freaks in the English monarchy, and they in turn are related to those some monsters in Hollywood. We haven't changed all that much from the days of Pharao. We are still slaving away day in day out building pyramids (financial or others) while a handful of deformed imbecils live a life free of worries and free of real work. Pharao had soothsayers, our idiots need neo-con and other israelis to tell them how to vote on any law and what to do in terms of foreign and domestic policy.
This buffoon is heart beat away from becoming Commander in chief of the deadliest terrorist force humanity has ever faced. Extremely dangerous world we live in.
Biden would take that force and shoot himself in the foot with it and then stick his bloody foot in his mouth.
Biden and folks like him should study their American history, and read Daniel Ellsberg's "Secrets". Nixon, the CIA and the State Department attempted the same gagging threats. He'd revealed thousands of not just classified material, but top secret files about the conduct of the Vietnam war. They called Ellsberg "The most dangerous man in America". They indicted him with trumped up charges. And they failed.
When will someone put this intellectual pygmy out of his misery?
Soon I hope!
Terrorists intend to disrupt society.
In that sense, perhaps, Assange is, at least with regard to the Democratic party, a sort of terrorist.
He has terrorized their society.
The Democrats imagine they can pave over all they did not do to obstruct Bush and all they have done to walk in his footsteps.
Assange has certainly disrupted that.
Biden obviously got some mental overhaul – but by whom? Who is actually running this country?
Did they choose Biden since in the Eighties he was telling that he finished top of his college class, until a curious journalist found out that he was actually in the last percentile:-)
It almost looks like an invisble power which puts up consistently those figures in the White House.
Considering the fact that the Obama administration has announced that it considers anyone it calls a 'terrorist' a legitimate target for assassination, this is more than mere bluster.
Yeah, in complete contradiction of what he said last week. But, hey, it's not as if anybody is paying attention. Either he suffered a severe brain fart or the powers that be made him correct himself on last week's position, pronto. Reminds me of the Soviet days when any one puppet who was caught in the tail lights disagreeing with the Kremlin was called in for a friendly visit and only left in a casket after "a long and painful illness" – Ha ha! The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Biden may be smart or he may be dumb – same with Obama.
But it really doesn't matter. As Andrew Bacevich points out in his recent book, and as Noam Chomsky has been saying tirelessly for years, CONTINUITY is the main theme of US foreign policy. It does not matter too much who is at the helm. And perhaps it is even better for them to be a bit on the stupid side. What distinguishes Biden, and certainly Obama, is not their intelligence of lack thereof, but their willingness to lie to the people and commit mass murder. How is that different from Bush/Cheney?
John V. Walsh
Biden is as dumb as Obama.
OK, now I know this entire website is just a front group for the Govmint. You people suck.
The only terrorists in the US are Joe "I love israel" Biden, and his neo-con masters. They are the ones terrorizing the American people and stealing their every hard-earned dollar to send it to israel or give it to the mafia-industrial complex.
Bob Gates said it best – Leaks happen – get over it. And if sunlight kills some germs; I'll enjoy my tan.
Biden is a low tech dunce.
This coming from a former senator who not only voted to invade a soverign country, based on bogus and manufactured intelligence, which has thus far killed over five thousand US soldiers and wounded another forty thousand. This does not even take into account the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed, maimed and displaced….and he has the nerve to call Assange a terrorist! If the bogus intelligence could have been exposed prior to the invasion the lives of those killed may be leading productive lives today.
1- Truth always will heart you.., even if you like to hear it. In the other hand who else would react to the question then Joe Biden.., this is the man who was working to divide Iraq and suggested the idea.., this is the man of flamboyant style who call himself a “democrat” without having a shared of respect for the principals in democracy and therefore calls Mr. Assange a “high Tech terrorist”.
Yet he supports Israel and “love” the apartheid regime there. Lets asks this man a question: by accusing Wikileaks as “high tech terrorist” and as a democrat you need to understand that Wikileaks have exposed the bribery, deceptions and fraudulent acts conducted by the US government its banking system and others, yet that should been your lessons that people are sick and tired of your kind of political BS and therefore have cooperated with wikileaks and leaked your garbage.., so for others to see what kind of “democrats” and how you respect the constitutions’ and what kind of people you are.
2- Mr., Biden if there was a democracy functioning in your government then there shouldn’t be one of five kids not having anything to eat in USA, if there was a functioning democracy in your government then the government should work transparent and in honesty, if there was a functioning democracy in your government then there shouldn’t be a hidden social and or economical agendas in your government, if there was a functioning democracy then we wouldn’t need to have a wikileaks to tell us what kind of government you are.
And Biden is a low-tech moron.
<high tech terrorist> …a witch with a cell phone?
Silly me! And all this time I thought a "high-tech terrorist" was a drone 'pilot' sitting at a console in the U.S. killing people with remote-controlled missiles.
Biden is a high-grade bozo.
One of Barak Obama's achilles heal is the inability to select intelligent, open and honest talent. VP Biden is one of many examples.
With the "war on terror" in full swing and Biden now accusing Mr. Assange of being a high-tech terrorist, he's tipped his hand and has shown the US is removing all stops to get Assange.
It's a bit like Henry II when he publicly declared, "Will no one rid me of this meddlesome bishop [Thomas Becket]?"
The leaks are a genuine exposure of the hypocrisy of U.S. imperialism and its military hegemonic excursions around the world. Obviously, any criticism, protest or opposition contrary to its ruling ideology will of course be met with strong reprisal, however mendacious, ridiculous or preposterous the reasons may appear. What is really at stake is the deficit in credibility preponderant in Washington and the extent to which the administration will go to cover its tracks. So Assange is to blame for making public what many people around the world already know: that the US is may be the most destructive force and perhaps the world should know it.
Assange is a disinformation front. Today, in the New York Post, it is saying WIkileaks showed there were WMDs in Iraq. Assange also says Netanyahu is the example of a great world leader, 9/11 happened exactly as the Official Conspiracy Theory® said it did, and Iran is building nuclear weapons. Seems like Biden and Assange work for the same masters
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