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CIA Launches WTF

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WTF, CIA?

The U.S. Government is predictably concerned about WikiLeaks, and the CIA is launching a task force to take care access the impact of the U.S. cables leaked.

The special task force will examine the thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables as well as the military files exposed by WikiLeaks. The CIA itself has been relatedly unscathed by the WikiLeaks actions, but the agency is concerned that the leaks could affect recruitment of informants due to the appearance that the U.S. government's inability to keep secrets.

"The director asked the task force to examine whether the latest release of WikiLeaks documents might affect the agency's foreign relationships or operations," CIA spokesman George Little said, according to the Washington Post.

The CIA's Counterintelligence Center is leading the new task force, which is also made up of more than two dozen members from departments across the agency.

The official name of this group is the WikiLeaks Task Force, otherwise known as WTF.

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    gladiator_mohaa , December 24, 2010 4:19 PM
    Way too funny...Imagine some Dad telling his kids or something he works at the "WTF" division of the CIA! Makes me laugh just thinking about it.
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    stopthe_bomb , December 24, 2010 4:24 PM
    Bet you didnt notice but... Way Too Funny... (wtf) hahaha
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    gladiator_mohaa , December 24, 2010 4:19 PM
    Way too funny...Imagine some Dad telling his kids or something he works at the "WTF" division of the CIA! Makes me laugh just thinking about it.
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    stopthe_bomb , December 24, 2010 4:24 PM
    Bet you didnt notice but... Way Too Funny... (wtf) hahaha
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    korsen , December 24, 2010 4:31 PM
    Yay! we're paying over 24 people to keep tabs on truthful documents the US shouldve just been honest about in the first place... The CIA is a new lie to cover up the WikiLeaks "lie"

    Good job america. I can totally see how this is relevant to my taxpaying, nonhealthcare, jobless interests. I'm glad I exercised my right to vote.

    /sarcasm
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    scook9 , December 24, 2010 4:45 PM
    Find me a non corrupt politician in ANY country and I will be impressed.......there is no such thing as altruism in real life and they are all there to serve there own interests one way or another. Do not be fooled and think that they deeply care about the people

    Politicians who really care about their voters are few and far between
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    davewolfgang , December 24, 2010 4:53 PM
    You have to be careful here too, because Assange (sp?) has his own agenda too.

    If he were "truly" for openness, he wouldn't hold stuff back.
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    angelraiter , December 24, 2010 5:10 PM
    This is just perfectly fitting to describe this year's news! LMFAO
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    FloKid , December 24, 2010 5:15 PM
    WeakyLinks is weaky bunch of rumors and bs
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    blueeyesm , December 24, 2010 5:20 PM
    "Excuse me, sir. Seeing as how the V.P. is such a V.I.P., shouldn't we keep the P.C. on the Q.T.? 'Cause if it leaks to the V.C. he could end up M.I.A., and then we'd all be put out in K.P. "

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    alidan , December 24, 2010 5:27 PM
    davewolfgangYou have to be careful here too, because Assange (sp?) has his own agenda too.If he were "truly" for openness, he wouldn't hold stuff back.


    if a document could get someone killed, or be something that could start world war 3, would you really want him to leak it? or would you want it buried?
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    cmartin011 , December 24, 2010 6:04 PM
    Some of that good old tax payers money hard at work getting. spent (wasted) on default that they should burn there secrets after there done making them than no one could leaked them right? Wtf.
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    cphorn15 , December 24, 2010 6:53 PM
    Information doesn't have to be spread digitally.
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    DSpider , December 24, 2010 7:47 PM
    cphorn15Information doesn't have to be spread digitally.

    No, but it travels faster and further this way. And if done right it can be done in total anonymity - just look at the Tor network (well... close to total anonymity since your ISP can still see everything).
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    bv90andy , December 24, 2010 7:53 PM
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    , and the CIA is launching a task force to take care access the impact of the U.S. cables leaked.

    come again?
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    tacoslave , December 24, 2010 8:08 PM
    FloKidWeakyLinks is weaky bunch of rumors and bs


    This guy is obviously part of the WTF.
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    Strider-Hiryu_79 , December 24, 2010 9:12 PM
    Dear CIA : FYI Assange is no dumb***. All he has to do is change the name wikileaks to something else and the US government will have to force poor american taxpayers to pay out the nose to change the name from WTF to a different abbreviation. Stupid is as a stupid does.
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    blacksins , December 24, 2010 9:15 PM
    wtf?!
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    stingstang , December 24, 2010 9:29 PM
    Strider-Hiryu_79Dear CIA : FYI Assange is no dumb***. All he has to do is change the name wikileaks to something else and the US government will have to force poor american taxpayers to pay out the nose to change the name from WTF to a different abbreviation. Stupid is as a stupid does.

    I will be impressed to hear your explaination as to where you got this information from. Or is a better word 'amused'?
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    nebun , December 24, 2010 10:08 PM
    such a waste of money...wtf is obama thinking? wait he really doesn't care because he doesn't have to pay for anything
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    Soul_keeper , December 24, 2010 10:13 PM
    The quality of these comments have reached an all time low.
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    cobra5000 , December 25, 2010 1:06 AM
    The other Government agencies are now jealous and are rushing to confirm their own new branches, such as: The FBI's OMG Dept, The Air Forces TTFN Division and who could go without hearing about the new ROFL wing in the Pentagon!
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