What Is WikiLeaks?
Which is it?
Julian Assange says:
“I’m constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud.” — Julian Assange (Source: Belfast Telegraph interview, July 19, 2010)
MSM coverage, the litmus test:
Since 9/11 countless pieces of info about the truth have been published. There is a whole slew of reputable people and groups who want a new investigation. Arch. and Eng., Military for truth, First resp. for truth, firefighters for truth, families for truth, etc. They never get any coverage. This nimrod [Assange] comes along and has book deals, and is instantly a darling. (Source: comments)
through the words they speak
Some Say WikiLeaks Is Just a Whistle Blower Revealing Misdeeds–Maybe Protected Under Laws Regarding Whistle Blowers and/or Freedom of the Press:
- DynCorp and Child Prostitutes Revealed by WikiLeaks
- Wikileaks Reveals U.S. Tax Dollars Fund Child Sex Slavery in Afghanistan
- Some Reasons Why Wikileaks Isn’t An Intel PsyOp
- Telegraph: WikiLeaks to release three million secret U.S. documents – FOCUS Information Agency
- WikiLeaks ready to drop a bombshell on Russia. But will Russians get to read about it?
- WikiLeaks’ Next Target: Bank of America?”
- The American Conservative magazine urges support for WikiLeaks
Some Say WikiLeaks is Espionage and Has a Hidden Agenda–May Be an Illegal PsyOp, or Blackmailing Operation, or a Set Up To Justify Censoring the Internet:
- WikiLeaks ‘struck a deal with Israel’ over diplomatic cables leaks
- WikiLeaks Exposed (supposedly, as a blackmailing operation)
- If We Lose our Internet Freedoms Because of Wikileaks, You Should At Least Know Why
- THE CASE AGAINST WIKILEAKS – II
- Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has close links to the Economist, controlled by the Rothschild banking family
- Wikileaks: The Hidden Agenda
- Who googled the term “wikileaks” the most?
- WikiLeaks Word Clouds, The Wikileaks Word Frequency
- Wikileaks To Be Used To Justify Net Control Legislation
- Wikileaks might not be what we think. Possible inside job to censor the internet?
Julian Assange Defends WikiLeaks:
[WikiLeaks is] “to provoke an over-reaction on the part of the State that will expose its authoritarian nature, turn it inward in a spasm of paranoia and ultimately prevent it from functioning.” – Julian Assange (Source)
“To radically shift regime behavior we must think clearly and boldly for if we have learned anything, it is that regimes do not want to be changed. We must think beyond those who have gone before us, and discover technological changes that embolden us with ways to act in which our forebears could not.
Firstly we must understand what aspect of government or neocorporatist behavior we wish to change or remove.
Secondly we must develop a way of thinking about this behavior that is strong enough carry us through the mire of politically distorted language, and into a position of clarity.
Finally must use these insights to inspire within us and others a course of ennobling, and effective action.”
Shoot the Messenger, Ignore the Message?
Julian Assange, WikiLeak’s Leader, Arrested:
For “questioning” about not using a condom during mutually consensual intercourse. No kidding. That’s it. Read it here; and here: Julian Assange Captured by World’s Dating Police. Now the supposed Assange accuser flees to Middle East. Without an accuser will the UK release Assange?
Info Rebellion Ignited:
- WikiLeaks: The First World InfoWar
- 4chan’s hackers come to the defense of WikiLeaks by attacking its enemies
- ‘Anonymous’ Attacks MasterCard, Swedish Prosecutor’s Site over WikiLeaks
- ‘Hacktivists’ take revenge for WikiLeaks
The data war between companies that have refused to do business with Wikileaks and the online activists keen to defend it is getting more intense.
The tool through which attacks are carried out against websites perceived to be anti-Wikileaks has now been downloaded more than 31,000 times. Security experts warned people to avoid joining the voluntary botnet.
Targets of the loose-knit group Anonymous have so far included Visa, Mastercard and Paypal. (Source)
Global Rebellion Erupts After “Unprotected Sex Meets Disrobed Governments”
[This article is from: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1428.htm ]
The Global rebellion against Western governments continues unabated today over the release by the whistle blowing site WikiLeaks of hundreds of thousands of secret US cables that have landed its founderJulian Assange [photo 2nd left] in a British jail, without bond, not for treason or espionage, but for the crime of having sex without a condom in a case, perhaps, best articulated by Juan Gonzalez in the New York Daily News, “Unprotected Sex Meets Disrobed Governments”.
So serious has the situation become for Western governments, fearful of losing information control over their citizens, it led the International rights organization Electronic Frontier Foundation (EEF) co-founder John Barlow to draw a battle line by stating that: “The first serious infowar is now engaged, the field of battle is WikiLeaks. You are the troops.
The Western government forces arrayed against WikiLeaks, and its founder, in this infowar are, to say the least, formidable and have included attacks against WikiLeaks website, domain name, bank and its ability to raise funds.
From Amazon and Tableau Software kicking WikiLeaks off of its servers, to EveryDNS destroying their domain name, PayPal cancelling the account they use to raise money from donations and Swiss bank Switzerland Post Finance freezing their bank accounts the attacks have been unrestrained and unrelenting.
Even worse is the vitriol emanating from America’s elite moneyed, political and mass media classes who have called for WikiLeaks founder to be labeled a terrorist, prosecuted for treason and espionage, and even assassinated without benefit of either arrest or trial.
WikiLeaks founder Assange has also been caught up in what is known in spy terms as a “Honey Trap” after having sex with two Swedish women, on separate occasions, named Anna Ardin, and Sophia Wilen, and leading to sexual charges being filed against him that are so convoluted, contradictory and confusing no jury could ever convict him of anything.
One of Assange’s accusers, Anna Ardin, has also been linked to a notorious CIA operative further complicating what is already being called one of the ugliest miscarriages of justice seen in modern times.
For a comparison one only need look at the American’s case against Osama bin Laden, who though blamed for the 9/11 attacks, and for being the cause of 2 wars launched against the Muslim World by the US, remains on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, but not for anything having to do with 9/11 as there still remains “no hard evidence” tying him to it.
Being lost in “shock and awe” of the United States and its Allies attack against WikiLeaks is the simple fact that neither it nor its founder have broken any law.
Quite the contrary as under decades old precedents established by the US Supreme Court after the release of what are called the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, the releasing to the public of secret or classified government documents obtained by whistle blowers is not only legal, but a protected function of the press.
Though the Western propaganda media and its government allies, especially in the US, have conveniently neglected to inform their citizens that what WikiLeaks is doing by releasing these secret cables is legal, the “infowar troops” on the other side of this battle have embraced it fully by setting up (as of this writing) over 1,000 mirror sites, all around World, effectively negating all of the attempts to shut this site down.
Most important to remember are that the attacks on both WikiLeaks and its founder are what are called Red Herring’s, which is an idiomatic expression referring to a rhetorical tactic of diverting attention away from an item of significance. (Source)
Did Assange Break US Laws?
It’s unclear what US laws Assange could have broken with his release of US State Department cables, as he is not a US citizen and therefore not bound by US treason laws, and his activites with WikiLeaks were carried out outside the US. (Source) Furthermore, there are US laws protecting whistle blowers.
Conservative Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith blogged:
“I find myself agreeing with those who think Assange is being unduly vilified … it is not obvious what law he has violated. … I do not understand why so much ire is directed at Assange and so little at The New York Times.” (WikiLeaks has partnered with several news organizations, including The New York Times, in its document releases.) (Source)
Possible legal scenarios if the US wants to prosecute Assange–if the US holds that Assange is NOT protected under US laws designed to protect Whistle Blowers and Freedom of the Press:
- Hold the Assange knew the disclosed information was stolen and therefore its publication was a violation of international intellectual property laws, or
- Prosecute Assange for soliciting others to illegally steal proprietary information, or
- Simply declare Assange to be “spy” and prosecute accordingly.
- Assange Lawyers Prepare for U.S. Spying Indictment.
- US State Dept. spokesman: Having a ‘political objective’ disqualifies Assange ‘from being considered a journalist’
The US State Department says that having “political objectives” disqualifies one from being considered a journalist. Don’t tell Rush or Mr. Beck. (Source)
. . . but:
The U.S. Justice Department, if it pursues a case, will have to answer the question: If WikiLeaks is a criminal organization, what of its media partners, like The New York Times? (Source)
Meanwhile, Obama’s ‘Ministry of Truth’ spins these:
And while demonizing WikiLeaks:
“New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals’ right to freedom of expression,” State Department Public Relations Sec. Philip Crowley says in the statement.“At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information. We mark events such as World Press Freedom Day in the context of our enduring commitment to support and expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age,” he continues. (Source)
- Cablegate Timeline of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrest
- WikiLeaks stirs debate on info revolution (theglobeandmail.com)
- WikiLeaks back online as ‘infowar’ heats up (sfgate.com)
- Hackers Give Web Companies a Test of Free Speech
- Federal Workers, Contractors, Soldiers and Some Students Warned not to Read WikiLeaks Cables
- Obama Admin Escalates Crackdown on Whistleblowers of Classified Information
- The U.S. “War on WikiLeaks”
- Amid Censorship Efforts, US Announces Plans to Host World Press Freedom Day
- Assange’s ‘Martyr Status’ Further Damages US Reputation
- War on WikiLeaks and Assange: 6 Ways the Whistleblower Is Being Attacked and Suppressed
- Obama Undercuts Whistle-Blowers, Senator Says – NYTimes.com
- Obama More Aggressive Than Bush In Targeting Whistleblowers
- The crux of the WikiLeaks debate