Skip to comments.WikiLeaks In Chaos
Posted on 12/08/2010 5:12:52 PM PST by Kaslin
Cyberwar: As the U.S. shows itself to be a pitiful, helpless giant against WikiLeaks' dissemination of its stolen secrets, the private sector has dealt some of the best blows against these crooks. There's a lesson somewhere.
The information age has turned a lot of rules on their heads, but it would be hard to find a better example than in the response to WikiLeaks, the secretive criminal syndicate devoted to publishing millions of stolen U.S. government documents.
Things aren't going well, now that its founder, Julian Assange, has been arrested in the U.K. on a rape, rather than an espionage, charge in Sweden. Wired Magazine, quoting WikiLeaks sources, reported that the organization, driven by its founder's cult of personality, is now in "chaos."
If one were to dissect what's going on, all roads seem to point to the private sector, not government, as responding most effectively.
First, it wasn't a government agency that blew WikiLeaks off its regular Internet site and over to its mirror sites it was an anonymous hacker, going by the handle of "the Jester," who claims he's nothing more than a "patriot" who got busy.
Then Amazon.com, whose server hosted WikiLeaks, kicked the site off, pointing out that the organization was trafficking in stolen documents, a violation of its terms of service. Amazon steadfastly denied that political pressure forced its decision. Seems their main concern was liability and a consumer boycott.
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I’m not sure he knows what he want’s to do, besides create chaos. Something seems off with him, he does not seem normal. While he has the computer skills he does not come off as the smartest person as to how these leaks will change how government works. If anything his actions would cause governments and other organizations to make it even harder to access information.
Personally I don't see this going away anywhere soon.
I agree with your thoughts up to the point about the only damage being embarrassment. We don’t yet know the unforeseen and/or long-term consequences of WikiLeaks’ actions in publishing this data. IMHO, the damage is yet to be determined.
That’s no joke. I can just see that bastard Holder doing exactly that.
'top-down hierarchical data distribution and filtering' sounds to me like the model wikileaks itself uses.
Withering for thee but not for me?
The only common thread that goes through anything that Assange writes (and he has produced some drooling, raving “manifestos” a la Unabomber) is that he hates the US and loves the UN. Very little negative information has actually been released on Obama, who also hates the US and loves the UN, and in fact the UN itself has been very protected.
For some reason, people who claim themselves to be anti-government or anarchists are always big world government people (via the UN), and that’s what Assange is.
How can you execute (hang) Assange for TREASON when he is not a US citizen?
The story of Julian’s broken condem gives a whole new meaning to the term “Wikileaks”! LOL.
Wired Magazine, quoting WikiLeaks sources, reported that the organization, driven by its founder's cult of personality, is now in "chaos." If one were to dissect what's going on, all roads seem to point to the private sector, not government, as responding most effectively.Thanks Kaslin.
I can fully imagine it as well.
I made a “Looks just Like” image of him and Galaxar.
Millions of stolen docs...amazing isn’t it? Amazing how “easy” it was...
As much as I find wikileaks repulsive I find the State dept repulsive.
As for the “cyber attacks” who really is doing it?
You're a moron.
Wikileaks has identified at least 100 operatives working against the Taliban in Afghanistan who at this point all have bullseyes on their backs.
Don your conical hat and go sit in the corner.
Excuse me...you aren’t a moron. That was meant for Yollopoliuhqui.
A firing sqaud it too good for Ass(ange) and the new hero of Nancy Pelosi’s district city of Berkley - Pfc. Bradley Manning.