Top Republican Wants Wikileaks Declared a Terrrorist Organization

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) wrote to Hillary Clinton yesterday urging the Obama Administration to declare Wikileaks a terrorist organization.

Rep. King was on the Today show this morning:

The Hill reported:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should review whether Wikileaks can be declared a terrorist organization, according to a senior Republican.

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, called for U.S. officials to get aggressive against Wikileaks after the website published highly-sensitive, classified diplomatic cables that reveal frank assessments of foreign leaders and the war on terror.

“I am calling on the attorney general and supporting his efforts to fully prosecute Wikileaks and its founder for violating the Espionage Act. And I’m also calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to declare Wikileaks a foreign terrorist organization,” King said on WNIS radio on Sunday evening.

“By doing that, we will be able to seize their funds and go after anyone who provides them help or contributions or assistance whatsoever,” he said. “To me, they are a clear and present danger to America.”

Wikileaks has released thousands of cables that reveal embarrassing comments about foreign leaders and U.S. operations abroad. The White House and Clinton have been forced to conduct an outreach campaign to smooth the waters.

The Obama administration hasn’t taken legal action against Wikileaks, but has condemned the release in the harshest terms. But the clamor for legal action by lawmakers in both parties increased the pressure for prosecution based on the leaks.

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  • bigL

    discovery! In a trial there is discovery. I wonder if Military ones have that.Loveto know which administration official supplied all this.If any, of course. Seems like alot for a hacker. Did Manning ever work in D.C.?

  • Our enemies ascend in so many ways.

    Thanks, Obama. The new admin will have quite a job cleaning up YOUR mess.

  • DINORight

    King is 100% correct. These “leaks” are direct and indirect soft terrorist attacks that are undermining our foreign relations. Period. The faster they move on this, and the faster they try (and I hope, execute) the Army traitor Manning who “leaked” this via his “Lady Gaga” jump drive deception, the better for the security of the USA and the world.

    Can’t happen fast enough – but doing this NOW will staunch some of the bleeding, and prevent more such “leaks.” It is terrorism. It is also treason on the part of this bottom-dweller Manning.

  • Greenshield

    I can’t help it, the more Wikileaks exposes our NON-Constitutional Federal Government (yes Non, as in not even using ) the more I like it and think it a necessary tool and maybe even the best weapon in our arsenal for restoring our Republic. Okay….let me have it, I can take it.

  • Ginger

    Do not forget that Barry has a lot of muslims working in areas that has top level security clearance!

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  • squeaky

    wikileaks will bring terror to anyone found to have co-operated with the U.S. i think there’s been enough jihadi snuff films available for us to be able to figure out what their form of justice is. one example would be a couple of women executed for conspiring with the great satan – their crime providing laundry services. their ulterior motive – to feed their families.

  • bg


    well, if Napalitano et al can declare returning Vets “terrorists”..

    then for the life of me, i can’t see why Wkileaks shouldn’t be..

    oh wait..

    ps: this is a fun read..


  • mark

    I don’t agree at all. Wikileaks is nothing more than a website. You can’t even call Wikileaks journalists or news because they don’t investigate or write anything. They provide a web site to publish documents. After all, wikileaks hasn’t published anything yet, their site is/was down. Other news sources and web sites are publishing instead. The real culprits are the ones stealing and distributing secret documents. The buck stops there. Deflecting blame to any publisher is just that, deflecting blame. I hear of the Pvt. 1st class again. There is no way a Pvt. has access to so many military and embassy secrets. No way, unless someone else or others higher up are involved in the leaks and are pinning it on him. The most transparent administration in history is redefining the term transparent and again, trying to learn how to be a President at the expense of the country.

  • Mark1957

    Wikileaks is just the outlet, they must determine who is leaking all this info and tighten our security measures. If those doing the leaking didn’t give it to wikileaks they would just give it to the N.Y. Times or some other outlet. There is no way that one Pvt. has access to all of these documents, if so, we are in deep trouble.

  • bg



    [WikiLeaks is an international non-profit media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press.[1] Within a year of its launch, the site claimed a database that had grown to more than 1.2 million documents.[3]

    The organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the U.S., Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.[1] Newspaper articles and The New Yorker magazine (7 June 2010) describe Julian Assange, an Australian journalist and Internet activist, as its director.[4]

    WikiLeaks has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine New Media Award.[5] In June 2009, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange won Amnesty International’s UK Media Award (in the category “New Media”) for the 2008 publication of “Kenya: The Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances”,[6] a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights about police killings in Kenya.[7] In May 2010, the New York Daily News listed WikiLeaks first in a ranking of “websites that could totally change the news”.[8]]


  • bg


    btw, and please don’t aks me why, but for some strange reason,
    i think this may be tied into Obama’s New ‘Fairness Doctrine’..


  • bg


    re: #12


  • Our leaders at the DoD and CIA and most importantly, Obama have all failed us. They all saw this coming – pronouncing last time around that the data dumps risk lives and national security, yet what did that do to stop the latest dump? Nothing.

    What Assange and Wikileaks are doing is not a legal matter — it is a matter of war

    Is Obama a coward? The US can and should capture or kill Julian Assange and destroy Wikileaks.

    In an interview with the UK’s Channel 4 News when Wikileaks first began its war on the US, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said the Taliban were studying and investigating the first treasonous “document dump”, adding “If they are US spies, then we know how to punish them.”

    Obama has drones out to kill Taliban and Al Quaida operatives around the world (Pakistan, Somalia, Afganistan, Iraq and Yemen). But he treats Assange as if he were some hippie anti-war protester. Obama has ordered the killing of as US Citizen who is actively assisting the Taliban and Al Queda See the following from Wikipedia):

    Anwar al-Awlaki (also spelled Aulaqi; Arabic: أنور العولقي Anwar al-‘Awlaqī; born April 22, 1971 (age 39) in Las Cruces, New Mexico) is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Yemen, and of Yemeni descent.[8] He is an Islamic lecturer, spiritual leader, and former imam who has purportedly inspired Islamic terrorists against the West and, according to U.S. government officials, also become “operational” as a senior talent recruiter, motivator, and participant in planning and training “for al-Qaeda and all of its franchises”.[3][7][9][10][11][12] Stuart Levey, U.S. Under Secretary of the Treasury for Terrorism, warned that al-Awlaki “is extraordinarily dangerous, committed to carrying out deadly attacks on Americans and others worldwide”.[6] With a blog, a Facebook page, and many YouTube videos, he has been described as the “bin Laden of the internet.“[13]…

    By April 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama approved the targeted killing of al-Awlaki, as officials explained such a step was appropriate for individuals who posed an imminent danger to national security. That step required the consent of the United States National Security Council, and made al-Awlaki the first U.S. citizen ever to be placed on the CIA targeted kill list.[26][27][28][29] In May 2010, Faisal Shahzad, suspected of the 2010 Times Square car bombing attempt, told interrogators that he was “inspired by” al-Awlaki, and sources said Shahzad had made contact with al-Awlaki over the internet.[30][31][32] Representative Jane Harman called him “terrorist number one”, and U.S. newspaper Investor’s Business Daily called him “the world’s most dangerous man”.[33][34] In July 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department added him to its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists.[5] As of that time, he was believed to be in hiding in Yemen.

    There is no difference between Al Awlaki and Assange, except that Assange is white, not an Islamist and will likely do more damage and cause more deaths AND unlike Al Awlaki, Assange is not a US citizen. Assange said at the time of his original leaks that he would attack again! He said he was preparing a new round of leaks. What do Obama and the mighty CIA and State Dept do? Nothing – they waited for the next leak and the damage that they knew would ensue. At the time of the first set of leaks the Obama administration and its flacks loudly proclaimed the magnitude of the damage and likely loss of life that would result if Wikileaks dumped again. They knew where Assange was during the months that followed. Obama did NOTHING, and has allowed the latest set of leaks to occur. Shame on the CIA, Shame on Obama.

    Assange has done untold damage to the US and its allies and intelligence gathering, putting many allies on the ground in fear for their lives, ruining careers of allies and letting anyone who may have considered helping our effort know that they too could be executed or exposed to immense risk because Obama is too weak to protect them and the confidences they share.

    Perhaps there is a soft spot in Obama’s heart for the radical brethren of Asange with whom Obama was so comfortable (Ayers, Dorne, Wright, Farrakahn, and Rashid Khalidi). After all, what is the real difference between them in Obama’s mind?

    Or perhaps Obama is too scared — cowed — by the allies of Assange in the Obama base, to do what is right. Either way, Assange is out there doing immense damage to US national security and the lives and security of those who risk all in the fight against Islamists. Obama has the power and authority to go after and capture or kill him and yet hides behind lawyers as if this were a legal 1st amendment case and not a declaration of war on the United States and its allies by Julian Assange.

    If targeted killing of al-Awlaki, is appropriate for individuals who posed an imminent danger to national security, as US Officials have explained, then there is no better option for dealing with Assange. Is there any doubt Assange poses a continuing imminent danger to US National Security?

    A real leader would not sit and wait fore the next dump of secrets by our enemy.

  • Militant Conservative

    BIG mistake IF they declare an institution/bussiness or blog a terrorist organization. This could be used by an unscrupulous Obama regime to shut down the right wing sites. Prosecute individuals not organizations.
    This is a VERY SLIPPERY SLOPE you do not want any WH getting this ability nor the congress. powder is dry.

  • Paul Revere

    Its not that hard to stop this guy Assange and send a strong message to other would – be leakers:
    1) Like Rep. Peter King (NY) recommends, get Holder to issue an arrest warrant for this cyber terrorist.
    2) Use U.S economic sanctions to get Iceland to arrest the guy and send him to U.S.
    3) These sanctions include:
    a) Removal of “most favored nations status.”
    b) A trade embargo with Iceland, since they just love American items; their per capita spending on U.S goods is double that of Europe!
    c) Encourage any (patriotic) companies to stop investing in Iceland (we’re their largest investor!)

    These steps would get their attention in a minute, and we’d have Assange in custody as soon as they can arrest him. Lets stop playing timid defense and switch to offense.

  • avery

    Maybe the leak coming from the WH.

  • bg


    well thank goodness no one mentioned Muhammad
    the bear on South Park huh?? /Obama jihad sarc/


  • Missy8s

    The more I think about this case the more I believe that we need to capture Asange and subpoena him to testify before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee…

    This Asange character is an incredibly important witness in a criminal conspiracy with the potential to expose treasonable activities that may reach all the way up to the Oval Office itself.

    Yesterday I thought the pentagon should kill him, today I’m strongly in favor of protecting him at all cost to bring him before Darryl Issa at the first possible opportunity.

    We need to get hold of Asange before the Hague has a chance to and we need to act very quickly!

    This could become an impeachment proceeding very quickly depending on the tune Asange sings before the committee…

    Contact Darryl Issa and demand that he call Julian Asange before the committee if we can get him to the US alive!!!

  • Terrorist? Er, no.

    Seditious? Yes.

    Treasonous? Yes.

    Aiding, abetting, and comforting our enemies (including our terrorist enemies)? Absolutely.

    But not terrorist. Words do still mean things.

  • Joanne

    I’d hang that Bradley Manning for treason, and all who release the documents would suffer the same fate……period.

  • PaleRyder

    Homeland security can take you off the internet if you’re selling phony prada bags….But nothing can be done for leaking natl secrets? Give me a break..the ny times,cnn,msnbc and this little puke at wiki are all leaking gov. secrets as fast as possible.They are doing it with gleeful determination to help the enemies of America every chance they get. If you cannot remove their source or means of leakage at least cut off their financial flow. Maybe no more bailouts for failed and espionage traitors like GE and the Times.

  • Granny

    Since when can our government come up against some action that it does not like and choose to then – after the fact – declare that action illegal? To do this would throw the entire basis of our legal system out the window.

    Whoever (and I do not believe that it was Bradley Manning acting alone) accumulated these reams of documents and released them to Wikileaks and thus newspapers worldwide, has certainly committed treason, but “terrorism”? Not hardly.

  • LMcKevitt

    With Napolitano, Hoyer and Obama in charge, wikileaks should hope they’re classified as terrorists. They’ll get a trial where they will get off with only a slap of the wrist, and probably won’t have to go through airport security. Being a terrorist is a good career move for wikileaks.

  • Callipygian1

    “By doing that, we will be able to seize their funds and go after anyone who provides them help or contributions or assistance whatsoever,” he said. “To me, they are a clear and present danger to America.”

    Gray Lady down?

  • bg


    Chip Bennett #20 & PaleRyder #22

    great points..


  • bg


    add Granny #23 to #26

    re: [(and I do not believe that it was Bradley Manning acting alone)]

    and of course he wasn’t alone, i mean, that’s like saying
    all violent jihad attacks were done by a lone Islamists..


  • Susan

    It’s all well and good to go after an outside threat, but these same politicians calling for Assange’s head have utterly failed to go after the homegrown terrorists in white collars and suits, the financial terrorists whose financial fraud is bringing down the US economy. Can’t lock up the guys who are funding their campaigns now, can we?!?

  • aprilnovember811

    Shouldn’t the Obama regime be declared a terrorist organization? All of this is coming from someone within. Heck with all of the czars, and Muslim outreach this guy has been doing, this country will never be safe. It was all very predictable. Now people like Peter King are trying to play catch up? The guy isn’t even American.

  • aprilnovember811

    The problem isn’t wikileaks, it’s the Obama regime. I can hear it now though, “we can’t look at Obama, we will be called racist.