In her latest foray into the national discussion about Wikilleaks, Sarah Palin seems to open the door to the idea that the U.S. Government should have considered a targeted hit on Wilileaks founder Julian Assange.
In a posting on her Facebook page, Palin lambasts the Obama administration for what she calls the “incompetent handling of this whole fiasco.”
She wonders, “What if any diplomatic pressure was brought to bear on NATO, EU, and other allies to disrupt Wikileaks’ technical infrastructure? Did we use all the cyber tools at our disposal to permanently dismantle Wikileaks? Were individuals working for Wikileaks on these document leaks investigated? Shouldn’t they at least have had their financial assets frozen just as we do to individuals who provide material support for terrorist organizations?”
But in the most eyebrow-raising section of the posting, Palin writes of Assange, “Why was he not pursued with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders?”
Given that the U.S. regularly targets suspected Al Qaeda leaders with missile or drone strikes, is she suggesting that Assange should have been whacked?