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All the king’s horses…

Whaddya think? Are they going to make Hillary! walk the plank for the Wikileaks scandal?

Boy, Hill’s life didn’t turn out the way she imagined, huh?

(You think this is grotesque? My first idea was nailing her to a cross. That’s when a little voice in my ear said, “what are you, fucking retarded?!”).


Comment from The Dread Pirate Neck Beard
Time: December 1, 2010, 12:21 am

What are you fucking, Retarded?
Hwaet! Are ye fucking retarded?
What are you fucking? Retarded?

P.S. Biden for President 2010 (he’s still got 32 days to make it!)

Comment from Nina from GCP
Time: December 1, 2010, 12:28 am

You must not be retarded because you did listen to yourself. 🙂

Comment from Mark Matis
Time: December 1, 2010, 12:44 am

This is why I am convinced that Assange coordinated the entire leak scenario with The One and his toadies.

Yet the putrid stench passed off as “Law Enforcement” in the US cannot bother to honor their oath to “…preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution…” by removing the illegal alien from the office of President of the United States that he is CLEARLY constitutionally unqualified to occupy. Thugs with Guns. That’s all they are. Thugs with Guns.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 1, 2010, 1:09 am

You wanted to see me blaspheme, Nina? Hey, did you know my first illustration gig was with the Southern Baptist Sunday School Convention?

Yeah. There’s a “job mismatch.”

(Mark, Uncle B is nodding along with you).

Comment from Allen
Time: December 1, 2010, 1:24 am

Nah, Hillary’s golden on this one. So she sent a memo around entitled “Spy on those pricks at the UN and if we can sell their info to Nigerian e-mail scammers we’re in clover.”

Be still my beating heart. Really, Sec State is the perfect fit for her; an iron fist in a velvet glove.

Dare I say it, yes I dare. Minus the leftist bullshit Hillary is our Iron Lady.

Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 1, 2010, 2:00 am

We probably are not going to find anything too shocking in the cables released. At least if the reader is someone who already watches the world seriously. However, while we are playing political games with trying to find someone who would have to resign to be the scapegoat [and I have no concern over Hillary being sacrificed. If not for this, then she deserves it for other things.]; we are missing the real damage that has been done.

We know that the cables come from an archive that apparently dates back to the 1960’s, not from real-time data. They are the plain text versions. At the time that they were originally transmitted, they were encrypted. With your indulgence, I am going to paste in part of a discussion of this I had yesterday with some friends. Stoatie, if this is not allowed, please just delete this whole message.

However, there is one real security breach that is keeping people at FT. MEADE up all night. Even as the White House sleeps the sleep of the self-satisfied.

The actual transmission of our diplomatic cables in code does not ensure that they will not be intercepted. Whichever of our enemies who intercepts them will keep the coded signals in storage. I am sure that those enemies include Russia, China, and Iran, at least. With the release of the transcripts of the cables, the enemy is now in possession of both the encrypted versions and the plain text. At that point, brute force cryptographic techniques are all that is needed to crack the cypher that the State Department used, and to gain insight into our crypto methods.

Leaving aside the ability to read other cables that they may have in storage and gain insight on our actions, the ability to figure out our means and methods of encryption endangers other cyphers. I reference the Japanese diplomatic PURPLE cypher cracked by FRUPAC [ Stations Cast and Hypo] pre-Pearl Harbor. [And no, the breaking of PURPLE did not give any hint of the coming attack as except for the ultimatum sent the morning of December 7, the Imperial government did not let the diplomats know what was going on. Not entrusting important matters to diplomats is good policy.] Cracking PURPLE let us get a handle [even though they were different systems, we learned how Japanese codemakers thought] on the different cypher JN-25 which was the Imperial Navy’s operational cypher until it was severely changed in November 1941. Cracking that, gave us a lead that let us crack their new cypher in May 1942, and we kept up with subsequent changes fairly well after that. That is way too much information to be out there.

I’m sure that we have fallback cypher systems; secondary, tertiary, quatenary, etc. ready. And that as soon as the first hints of this coming out happened, that preparations were made for a system wide changeover to a new system, which has surely been done by now. If not, there need to be Royal Navy style hangings of anyone involved. I’ll furnish the rope. And I know of a bunch of volunteers who will walk away with the tail ends of the lines.

Tidings of Comfort and Joy!

I will also note that there are reports that Russia has taken an interest into Mr. Assange. Something about worries that a future release may be less than flattering to a gentleman named Vladimir. I remind all of a gentleman named Alexander Litvinenko in London who found that the Russian Federal Security Bureau has minimal qualms about dealing with people who upset Vlad.

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from iamfelix
Time: December 1, 2010, 2:17 am

Hill = Maggie???!!??

I say thee NAY! Not even in the most alternate of realities. Hill’s not even a 9-iron … a flat iron … a leg iron, mebbe.

“… a little voice in my ear, saying, ‘What, are you fucking retarded?!'”

Can’t we manage to elect at least a *couple* of politicians who have that little voice? Pleeeeeaaase?

Comment from iamfelix
Time: December 1, 2010, 2:21 am

Hill = Maggie???!!??

I say thee NAY! Not even in the most alternate of realities. Hill’s not even a 9-iron … a flat iron … a leg iron, mebbe.

“… a little voice in my ear, saying, ‘What, are you fucking retarded?!'”

Can we manage to elect at least a *couple* of politicians who have that little voice? Pleeeeeaaase?

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 1, 2010, 2:50 am

I love it. The Obama Loyalists are trying to toss Billary under the bus for doing her f’ing job…

Idiots call it spying. Intelligent people call it ‘paying attention to the important details’

(not that I’m a fan of BJ and Hilldog. It’s just that I am LESS of a fan of Obongos)

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 1, 2010, 3:08 am

scuba, like I wondered on the last thread, is she ‘doing her job’ for the security of this nation or her own coin purse? Her past history is not a good indicator.
Also, is she still collecting data on her ‘internal’ political foes, detractors? In the position for a throwdown on someone without them knowing where it came from?

But Billary is slick and sleezy and like all democrat weasels (sorry weasel, the gubmint weasel is your wicked cousin), get away with murder. Hmmm…..perhaps they will help Vlad with some highly classified missile defense defenses and he will help them…….

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: December 1, 2010, 3:36 am

As I said on my blog, the only thing I find perplexingly remarkable in all of this is that Manning was able to just walk out with the data.

If I were running an intelligence analysis facility, my first rule would be data storage can go in but not out. S*t, they do that for notebooks and hardcopy, or did in my day. You want to listen to CDs on the job? Fine. Buy or make copies and bring ’em, but they don’t leave the building, and when you leave or get transferred they get destroyed. Yeah, that means you can’t use the nice fast Government Internet to download your porn movies. Solly, Cholly.

Jail Manning, sure. But there’s some JOs in that chain of command who need to be busted to Recruit, not to mention a gang of (probably civilian) security guards who need jobs more suited to their talents (sewer cleaning, e.g.), and at least one O-5 or above who ought to face a firing squad. At dawn, facing east, so the sun’s in his eyes.


Comment from Subotai Bahadur
Time: December 1, 2010, 3:58 am

Ric Locke @ 3:36 am

Your second paragraph and more, are SOP; which was not followed.

As to your third paragraph, I have been given to understand that such may be in process, but one cannot rush these things. Thoroughness is important. There are professionals; who love this country regardless of regime, who are very busy and VERY PISSED [American sense of the word, not Brit]!

Subotai Bahadur

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 1, 2010, 4:16 am

P&B – I think that for the moment, she is playing it straight just so that she doesn’t trip up her future plans…

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: December 1, 2010, 4:39 am

I have to admit that P&B has a point, though. During Billy Jeff Clinton’s reign, it was revealed that CIA systems were being used in Europe to wiretap the private conversations of Republicans, and that the people who came forward were told that if they attempted to testify before Congress, Janet Reno and the Dems would ensure that they were charged under the Espionage act…

Comment from Allen
Time: December 1, 2010, 4:54 am

No, really think about it, after the “Reset” fiasco does anyone honestly think any Obama appointee has any mojo in the State Department? That was pure Obama, until Hillary took it on the chin.

Oh yeah, I can picture Hillary saying “Will no one remove these troublesome Unicornists?”

Comment from porknbean
Time: December 1, 2010, 5:30 am

Billary and Reno = Waco and those several inside guys who wound up dead. The black dude in the airplane and her close confidante of suicide….his papers disappeared later appeared with Hillary. Mmmm hmm.

Step on grifters toes, IRS audits and mysterious deaths.

The whole sorry lot needs to fall down. I’ll settle with Billary hitting the pavement first.

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: December 1, 2010, 5:55 am

Subotai Bahadur —

I’m glad to see that at least the theory hasn’t deteriorated completely. The careless and incompetent we have with us always.

And yes, thoroughness is required, and I trust the Army to at least make honest efforts in that direction. It still impresses me that the Army’s investigation into the Abu Ghraib “torture” incident went forward at pretty much the normal pace despite political and Press influence.


Comment from David Gillies
Time: December 1, 2010, 6:49 am

Subotai Bahadur: I assume the Sovs knew every technical detail of Western-bloc cipher protocols, and we theirs. An elementary principle in encryption is that security resides in the key, not the opacity of the ciphersystem. It’s called Kerckhoffs’ principle. We didn’t get Ultra and Magic decrypts during WW2 because we broke their key distribution. It was because they were crap ciphersystems. What you’re describing is a ‘known ciphertext’ attack, and unless our technical people were grossly delinquent it’s just not an issue. You can’t brute force a halfway-decent cipher. Unless you believe backdoors were deliberately engineered into DES – and there are good reasons to believe this is not the case – then even obsolete 3DES with its 112-bit effective keylength is secure for now. And absent a breakthrough, AES-256 will be secure for all time.

Comment from SCOTTtheBADGER
Time: December 1, 2010, 8:15 am

In rather better news, an Evil Woman meets her fate. http://cdrsalamander.blogspot.com/2010/11/good-day-for-trip-to-navy-yard.html#comments

I hope they throw her to the otters.

Comment from scubafreak
Time: December 1, 2010, 9:06 am

Damn, scottie. The Wadsworth did some escort work for the Cowpens coming out of overhaul and heading to Hawaii for INSERV back in ’91…..

Comment from tawny
Time: December 1, 2010, 3:57 pm

Here’s a new hobby for those cold winter evenings Stoaty!

Christmas jumpers for chickens. 🙂

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: December 1, 2010, 4:24 pm

For a good take on the WikiLeaks, read what Gates had to say. Very pragmatic about the whole thing.

Comment from Oldcat
Time: December 1, 2010, 6:24 pm

I doubt it – why give her an opportunity to get out from under? Neutering Hillary is the only politically smart thing Obama has done.

She’s tarred by every mistake he makes, but has no chance of getting any credit if she lucks into a success. If she bolts to run against him, she’s a traitor. And its hard to trumpet 3 years of failure and ineffectualness as making you fit to be president.

Hill really should have asked me before running for Senate and taking this job. She would have been better off being the Feminist Jesse Jackson. Nobody calls her the “Smartest Woman in the World” anymore.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 1, 2010, 7:46 pm

Sorry about the trip to the spam filter, Tawny.

Chicken sweaters! Okay…I confess. I’ve been leaving mine a hot water bottle at night. We talked about bringing them in tonight (it’s going to be BITTER), but we decided the shock of the temperature difference would be worse than the cold.

Comment from tawny
Time: December 1, 2010, 8:36 pm

Ridiculously cold isn’t it? I fear that bringing chickens indoors would perhaps mark you at as the local ‘mad chicken lady’, so I hope the hot water bottle does the trick.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 1, 2010, 9:06 pm

My neighborhood is full of mad chicken ladies. I’m not askeert of that. I just want what’s best for the chooks.

Man, it’s something else out there tonight. There was some melt during the day, but places where it didn’t melt (we have an old kitchen table outside the back door) I reckon it’s over four inches of snow and counting.

Pretty extraordinary for the South of England on the 1st of December.

Comment from Ric Locke
Time: December 1, 2010, 11:08 pm

Now, stoaty, don’t go fibbing. You’re having the mildest wintah evah, and children born today will swim on the balmy subtropical beaches near where your house once stood, and occasionally wonder what “snow” might have been.

Just ask the Met Office.


Comment from Deborah
Time: December 2, 2010, 12:25 am

I say Stoaty, ol’ Hillary never looked better. This may be your finest illustration yet.

To tell the truth, I didn’t think Hillary would last this long. I figured she’d over-step her job description eventually, and Obama would have to fire her to save face (forever endearing himself to the DNC, and maybe Bill, too, for all we know). Because if there’s one thing Obama must do, it is save face.

Comment from mojo
Time: December 2, 2010, 12:50 am

Fired? Why?

For ordering her flying monkeys to spy on that wretched hive of scum and villainy on the Hudson?

Good sense, that.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: December 2, 2010, 1:26 am

ShitfuckingFIRE. I’ve just been outside, and the snow’s over a foot.

In the South of England? On the first of December? Unpossible!

Comment from j2
Time: December 2, 2010, 2:04 am

hillary…. hmmm
mark & ub are right

Comment from Mags
Time: December 2, 2010, 2:24 am

Dear Sweas, please send your snow back home. Wisconsin needs it badly. We have nothing in my area. Today was the first “snow” and it didn’t even stick..

p.s. ScottT.Badger,if you are ever around Madtown, let me know. We have beer and we sometimes will share it. We Badgers must stick together!

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