Well, that escalated quickly.
Seems the staggering leak of documents originating from the Pentagon is far more serious than mainstream media lets on, especially given a series of surprising statements issued by the national security giant over the weekend.
Sabrina Singh, who serves as deputy press secretary for the Pentagon, declared that the Defense Department is apparently evaluating the “validity of the photographed documents that are circulating on social media sites and that appear to contain sensitive and highly classified material.”
“An interagency effort has been stood up, focused on assessing the impact these photographed documents could have on U.S. national security and on our Allies and partners. Over the weekend, U.S. officials have engaged with Allies and partners and have informed relevant congressional committees of jurisdiction about the disclosure,” Singh added.
Needless to say, the leaks are devastating, especially in terms of Biden’s highly questionable, massive funding of the war effort in Ukraine, which does not seem to be reaching a terminus at any point soon.
And, as suggested in the leaked documents, confidence in Ukraine’s forces is not exactly sky high in the Pentagon.
As the media is clearly in favor of an endless war, it is no surprise that panic has surfaced at the Pentagon after the document leak.
“The Department of Defense’s highest priority is the defense of our nation and our national security,” Singh declared, with evidence of Pentagon work over the weekend serving to validate the agency’s very real concerns.
As one newscaster remarked, “we don’t often see a Sunday evening news release from DoD. Some of the top brass must have been working at the Pentagon on Easter.”
John Kirby, who serves as the coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, also did little to assuage concerns, though he did lambast the media for its brazen coverage of the leaked contents, especially as they apparently have not been verified yet.
Effectively, Kirby told the media to prevent “public consumption” of the material, though it is unlikely that the leaked documents could be fully buried now.
“Without confirming the validity of the documents, this is information that has no business in the public domain. It has no business — if you don’t mind me saying — on the front pages of newspapers or on television. It is not intended for public consumption and it should not be out there,” Kirby remarked irritably.
Interestingly, the media has no issue with failing to “confirm the validity” of bogus charges against Trump over the years, so it should come as no surprise to Kirby that the documents remain widely discussed.
Even more so now, as Kirby admitted a deeply disturbing truth about the revelations from the leaked documents.
When asked if the leak was a one-time event, or if the leak posed an ongoing threat, Kirby openly admitted not knowing.
“We don’t know. We truly don’t know,” Kirby admitted.
Well, that’s great.
The Pentagon truly “doesn’t know” whether or not the leaks, one of the greatest cybersecurity threats, constitute an “ongoing” concern or not.
Maybe national security agencies and departments should focus a little less on pronouns and a little more on cybersecurity.
Author: Jane Jones