We have been informed that in China disgruntled CP officials and others with access to secret docs have been posting them on myriad Chinese Wikileaks-type sites. Just like the theory predicts. Perfect.
Also that Chinese officials' hands have been forced and they have had to address problems revealed by docs.
And USG thinks they will just bluff, threaten, and punish their way through this.
Gov truly doesn't grasp what is at hand here (even though they have had decades of warning). Although the USA is in a much better position than other security states, given the (ostensibly) open nature of our wider society. The problem for the USG is that with so much bread buttered by the secret state, there will always be pissed off (or suddenly awakened/radicalized) people with access who will take matters into their own hands. Live by big numbers, ...
Speaking of that, some want to know why we haven't let LTC Coombs (BM's atty) in on the specifics of what we (and SMC readers) know. Might be helpful, might not. Not a priority of ours, I answered. Sometimes a US Senator will suffice. (Although the BS about "aiding the enemy" (in the indictment) was kinda special.)
They are trying to send the most serious message to acolytes by the treatment of BM.
It ain't gonna work.
The theory says so.
PS: NSA assumes that they are compromised. Saw it in a doc that was in the HBGary email dump.
The theory would predict that type of OPSEC approach would be a good one (even if they are not in fact compromised).
Also, Russia has its hands full with copycat WLs too - but this has been widely reported, unlike AFAIK the China news