Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Expect Wikileaks' founder to be on the run within days...

But not for releasing documents and videos showing U.S. procedures and actions during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, nor for the recent release of documents and cables.

Nope, the first only endangered U.S. troops and allies, while the second has mostly just embarrassed U.S. officials.  While there has been a lot of public posturing over the document releases, not much is likely to come of those - Wikileaks is outside of the U.S. and thus outside of the U.S. legal system (the person who allegedly downloaded the documents and fed them to Wikileaks?  Not so much...)

What's sure to generate a drive to hunt down, and shut down, Wikileaks is the next target of a document release, as promised by Julian Assange, the organization's/website's founder.

From CNNMoney -
WikiLeaks' founder claims he has the goods that could take down a big U.S. bank. But there's little sign anyone believes him.

Julian Assange, the founder of the site that has gained notoriety by publishing secret U.S. military and diplomatic documents, said in an interview this week that the next WikiLeaks target is a major bank.
It should be interesting to see how the D.C. types rationalize going hard after Assange and Wikileaks over the bank expose (assuming Assange's promise is real) while for all practical terms ignoring the more serious endangerment of troops (I don't care about the embarrassment of government officials, and I'm guessing that most other folks don't either).

You can be sure they'll find a way though - troops don't make "contributions" to politicians the way that Wall St. banksters do.

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