Greg Miller of the Washington Post informs us Wednesday morning that the “CIA has launched a task force to assess the impact of the exposure of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables and military files by WikiLeaks”. The group is officially called the Wikileaks Task Force, but, as Miller informs us, “it’s mainly known by its all-too-apt acronym: WTF”. In a similar vein, we learn that Bank of America also is preparing its mature response to indications that it is to be the next target of Wikileaks. BofA’s response is to buy “hundreds of abusive domain names for its senior executives and board members”.
In describing the CIA’s response to Wikileaks, Miller provides an opportunity for the CIA to claim that it has not been affected by Wikileaks and is merely a bemused spectator. Following up on the disclosure of the WTF nickname of the task force, he says:
The irreverence is perhaps understandable for an agency that has been relatively unscathed by WikiLeaks. Only a handful of CIA files have surfaced on the WikiLeaks Web site, and records from other agencies posted online reveal remarkably little about CIA employees or operations.
It would appear that Miller is unaware of the apparent CIA ties for one of Julian Assange’s accusers.
As for BofA’s response, here is more:
According to Domain Name Wire, the US bank has been aggressively registering domain names including its board of Directors’ and senior executives’ names followed by “sucks” and “blows”.
For example, the company registered a number of domains for CEO Brian Moynihan: BrianMoynihanBlows.com, BrianMoynihanSucks.com, BrianTMoynihanBlows.com, and BrianTMoynihanSucks.com.
The wire report counted hundreds of such domain name registrations on 17 December alone.
That’ll show ‘em!
Similarly, the government addresses the diplomatic and strategic shortfalls exposed in the leaked documents by allowing various figures in and out of the government call for the assassination of Assange. It would appear that we have become a nation of nine year old boys.