- Jul 3, 2010
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- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Left
Article said:After initially approving the release of "Operation Dark Heart," a book focused on American intelligence agencies operating in Afghanistan written by former intelligence agent Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, the Pentagon got cold feet and decided to buy all 10,000 copies of its first printing and destroy them.
Apparently, some revelations in the book are considered a threat to national security.
"Someone buying 10,000 books to suppress a story in this digital age is ludicrous," said Shaffer, in the wake of the Pentagon's decision.
Shaffer's criticism was proven prescient yesterday, when the whistle-blowing troublemakers at Wikileaks announced they had a copy of "Operation Dark Heart" and presumably were going to release it on the Internet.
"Burn all the books you want, Nazi punks. We already have a copy," read an oddly confrontational tweet from Wikileak's Twitter account.
Maybe Wikileaks founder Julian Assange really does believe the CIA is behind recent charges for sexual assault leveled against him by two women in Sweden.
Wikileaks to Pentagon -- Nice Try, 'Nazis' - Asylum.com
IMO: It seems to be a mixture of 'awesomeness', bravery and a flicker of using the term "Nazi" in a disingenuous manner - although it seems intentional to establish the point.