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I'm still holding out hope that one day, documents detailing the existence of and past trade negotiations with aliens will be released. :side:
 

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Good.
I'm glad stuff like this is out there, you sneak around, do shit & then expect it to get covered up? Hell no, it's out there for the world to see, just as it should be.
 

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This is one of the best things that has happened this year. Everybody should know how the "real politics" work
 

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Ah Saudi Arabia, a key ploy in the hypocrisy of the United States. You're going to attack Iran? Really? With what? All that corruption and abuse of women's rights you have lying around?
 

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UPDATE!

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may claim that he wants the public to focus on the revelations in each of his document dumps, but he can't seem to avoid the spotlight.

The odd Australian Web activist has been doing interviews this week talking up the 250,000 State Department documents his organization released, and in the process, he's made himself a bigger part of the story.

In an interview with Forbes, for instance, Assange hinted that his next document dump would be a "megaleak" involving a major U.S. bank, which he claims will create fallout comparable to the emails that helped bring down the Houston-based energy brokerage Enron in the early aughts. A Forbes reader then alerted the magazine to a 2009 Computer World interview that seems to suggest that Bank of America may be the bank in Assange's sights.

Then, after WikiLeaks' massive dump of State Department cables spurred some pointed, if entirely predictable, criticism from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Assange returned fire by calling for her resignation.

And yesterday, Interpol -- a worldwide police organization -- placed Assange on its most wanted list, though not for the controversial work of his website. Instead, the agents of Interpol issued a warrant on charges of .... and sexual harassment against Assange in his adopted home of Sweden -- charges he has vehemently denied. The Interpol warrant strongly suggests that a number of the world's governments want to stop Assange as he continues targeting the activities of Western states and financial operations.

He's currently believed to be in hiding in Britain, but he moves frequently, rarely staying in one place for more than a few days. It has been reported that an Ecuadorian official extended an offer of asylum to Assange earlier in the week, but the country's president shot down any chance of that happening yesterday.

Meanwhile, Assange's mother, who runs a puppet theater in Australia, confesses that she is worried about her son's well-being. Telling the local press that she's extremely "distressed" about the global manhunt for her son, Christine Assange has gone into hiding herself out of fears for her own safety.

And Assange isn't just getting negative attention from law enforcement. He's also sparked the ire of Sarah Palin, who posted a long note on her Facebook page denouncing Assange, while also blaming President Obama for failing to block Assange's activities.

Still, for all the controversy surrounding him, Assange can still lay one potential claim to fame: There's a strong possibility he'll be named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010. Online voting by readers has Assange near the top, and the magazine announced this week that "Assange's exploits have cemented him as a candidate."
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelo...tention?bcmt=41756012#mwpphu-comment-41756012

My comment for the section.

All of you are hypocrites. First you complain of "government getting bigger and the elites ever increasing hold on our personal lives" and at the same time, you shoot down the man that reveals our leaders crimes to us and calling him a traitor for revealing the truth.

Which is it? Are you for or against the crimes of our leaders being exposed?

You can't handle the truth.
 

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Silly Palin, always blaming Obama for everything. Never mind that the leak came from faulty security that allowed a kid from the Army to access the information.
 

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Update...

Unipoll has put the founder of Wikileaks onto their most wanted list for an apparent ....?
 

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Alright I know this is gonna sound mega stupid but why don't the U.S government just 'erase' the owner of Wikileaks?
 

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Interpol has issued a warrant for his arrest as well as the Swedish government but no one knows where he is. He'll be caught sooner or later but it would be a nightmare if he died and the U.S. was found to be part of it. The information wasn't that damaging though so it won't go that far.
 

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Alright I know this is gonna sound mega stupid but why don't the U.S government just 'erase' the owner of Wikileaks?
If he was "erased", he would be a martyred and millions of people would react violently. That is, if America put down the burger and X Box for one second to get up off it's fat ass to back up the revolution they say is happening.

All this talk of a revolution and not a single shot fired. Shame. You can't peacefully protest a giant entity like the military and US government and expect progress and change. Sitting and wishing won't solve anything.
 

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I'm all for the right to know what's going on and if the government wants to get mad about it go after YOUR guy that leaked it, not the guy who published it. Dumbasses.
 

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They already have the guy they think might have leaked it in a military prison. The guy's name is Bradley Manning.
 

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All of you are hypocrites. First you complain of "government getting bigger and the elites ever increasing hold on our personal lives" and at the same time, you shoot down the man that reveals our leaders crimes to us and calling him a traitor for revealing the truth.

Which is it? Are you for or against the crimes of our leaders being exposed?

You can't handle the truth.
I love that. Can't rep you further sadly.

If he was "erased", he would be a martyred and millions of people would react violently. That is, if America put down the burger and X Box for one second to get up off it's fat ass to back up the revolution they say is happening.
This I disagree with though. I don't think the reaction to his killing would be anywhere near as violent or substantial as you think. Who are the people who it would cause to rise up?

It would certainly be a massive story for a while, would cause lots of indignation from some talking heads and maybe some protests too. It would also rile up the conspiracy theorists. I really can't envisage millions across the globe taking strong action though. Who are his friends? He hasn't made many allies with the right or left wings; Western or Eastern nations; developed or developing worlds; or Alliance or Islamic nations. The man really is a lone wolf.

His killing has already been called for by Mike Huckabee and a senior adviser to the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. However, I very much doubt he will be killed. Huckabee wants Assange executed for treason. How an Australian national could be guilty of treason against the United States of America, I don't know.

There is an international arrest warrant out for him, but for an alleged sexual assault that took place in Sweden - the crime in question is entirely unrelated to Wikileaks. He's in Britain right now and the British police know his whereabouts; they apparently cannot arrest him because of an administrative error made on the warrant by Swedish police. His movements in the UK are also allegedly being monitored by various security services.
Whether the charge is well-founded or is part of a smear campaign designed to discredit or silence him, I don't know.
 

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I saw the Huckabee thing & the Harper advisor comments too.

MENTAL!

I mean it's not like he's making shit up, these are documents of events that happened.
 
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