The WikiLeaks – Homeland Security Irony

Posted: November 28, 2010 in Uncategorized
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The Department of Homeland Security has publicly seized a number of domain names for alleged copyright infringement. Which particular organization falling under the gigantic Homeland Security umbrella took this action? Immigration and Customs Enforcement, AKA ICE.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement? Really?!

In the meantime, WikiLeaks has and will post volumes of documents with potentially profound national security implications and thumbs its nose at the U.S. government.

Assignment: note the use of irony in the above situation and provide a comment.

  1. Coyote says:


    Makes as much sense as a football bat.

    A friend recently pointed out that “presidents who get too obsessed with leaks can find themselves in deep trouble.” Referring to Nixon, of course. Perhaps this president has decided to ride it out? Probably not, as that would be placing his personal concerns over his Constitutional responsibility to enforce the laws.

    Still, that ICE is even remotely involved with enforcing Internet copyright laws is a curious phenomenon. It is even more curious the relative ease at which they are able to shut down websites that are operated by some notorious fringe hackers and other civilian cyberwarriors. Does this suggest that the USGov is doing nothing about Wikileaks?

    Here’s a good question: “What would Putin do?” (assuming there were Russian documents)

    It makes me think of a blog entry on 4chan several months ago when someone asked what is now called “The Great Question:”

    “Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?”

    Try not to think about it too hard. It will make your brain hurt.

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