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Leaking Away . . .

Julian Assange and Joran Jermas aka "Israel Shamir"

COMMENT: WikiLeaks has made public a huge cache of State Department cables, many with the identities of sensitive sources and individuals un-redacted.

It remains to be seen what harm, if any, results from this.

WikiLeaks is blaming the potential compromising of identities on The Guardian paper in  the United Kingdom, a publication that had previously been targeted by WikiLeaks’ kingpin Julian Assange.

Supporters of WikiLeaks have manged to overlook the apparently pivotal role of Holocaust denier Joran Jermas (aka “Israel Shamir”) and his son Johannes Wahlstrom in connecting the “whistleblower” organization with the “Pirate vortex,” as it is termed in the For The Record series dealing with WikiFascism and the Piggyback Coups.

“WikiLeaks Reveals All, Media Groups Criticize Move” by Raphael G. Satter [AP]; Yahoo News; 9/2/2011.

EXCERPT: WikiLeaks disclosed its entire archive of U.S. State Department cables Friday, much if not all of it uncensored — a move that drew stinging condemnation from major newspapers which in the past collaborated with the anti-secrecy group’s efforts to expose corruption and double-dealing.

Many media outlets, including The Associated Press, previously had access to all or part of the uncensored tome. But WikiLeaks’ decision to post the 251,287 cables on its website makes potentially sensitive diplomatic sources available to anyone, anywhere at the stroke of a key. American officials have warned that the disclosures could jeopardize vulnerable people such as opposition figures or human rights campaigners.

A joint statement published on the Guardian’s website said that the British publication and its international counterparts — The New York Times, France’s Le Monde, Germany’s Der Spiegel and Spain’s El Pais — “deplore the decision of WikiLeaks to publish the unredacted State Department cables, which may put sources at risk.”

Previously, international media outlets — and WikiLeaks itself — had redacted the names of potentially vulnerable sources, although the standard has varied and some experts warned that even people whose names had been kept out of the cables were still at risk. . . .

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One comment for “Leaking Away . . .”

  1. I wanted to chime in and say that regardless of who is involved or behind the Wikileaks operations, if Wikileaks discloses and releases the truth, the truth which the USA (United States of Authority) and other commiserating Allies and governments are burying or withholding from us….then how could I possibly say I’m against Wikileaks? Besides, Assange isn’t the Wikileaks Chief anymore. As the fictional character Fox Mulder once observed, “the devil is just one man with a plan, but evil, true evil, is a collaboration of men, which is what we have here today.”

    Posted by Joshua Laudermilk | September 5, 2011, 2:47 pm

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