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BP and Bank of America are Wikileaks next U.S. targets.  (Source: The Inquisitr)
Site's founder claims to have exclusive info from bank executive's hard drive

It must be hard for Wikileaks to come to come up with an appropriate second act.  The site aired close to 100,000 confidential documents from the U.S. military and 250,000 classified U.S. State Department diplomatic cables.  The move left the U.S. government scrambling to try to control the damage that leaks had on it.

But 
Wikileaks must come up with an appropriate second act if it hopes to maintain its "Big Brother" global role.  Most of its leaks thus far have focused on targeting America.  It's already embarrassed the U.S. government.  So what could be better than gunning for the U.S. private sector?

The site reportedly is preparing to release a treasure trove of leaked information from a major U.S. bank.  Site founder Julian Assange aired the news in an interview with 
Forbes Magazine on Monday.  

Most believe that his target will be the much-maligned Bank of America.  Last year Mr. Assange in an interview with 
Computerworld reported having "several gigabytes" of data stolen off a Bank of America executive's hard drive.

Shares of Bank of America stock dropped on the New York Stock Exchange this week, as fears that the company could become the next target sunk in.

Another controversial Euro-American corporate giant also has reason to fear.  

BP p.l.c., an English company whose largest division is in the U.S., is reportedly also to be targeting by Mr. Assange's information attacks.  He claimed in the 
Forbes interview to have "lots" of secret BP data, and was merely trying to verify if it was all unique and unreleased.

One has to wonder, though, if the public may be somewhat apathetic to a BP leak after how much the company was lashed in the media following its notorious oil spill.  Nonetheless, the threat dropped BP shares down 2.5 percent on Monday, following the announcement (share prices have since risen back to around their previous trading levels).

Before its efforts to disparage the U.S. government's Middle Eastern war efforts, 
Wikileaks was best known for a leak of information from banking giant Julius Baer, which subsequently sued the site.



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RE: This is what they should be doing
By v9s on 12/3/2010 9:16:14 AM , Rating: 2
First of all, you've got your facts wrong.
The nuclear material that the US wanted to extract out of Pakistan was not weapons grade enriched uranium and is from the research reactor (PARR-1) supplied by US under full IAEA safeguards. PARR-1 was converted to 20% MEU instead of 93% HEU in the early 1990s, and the old HEU rods were stored.
These old HEU rods were the subject of discussion with the Americans.
This uranium has nothing to do with our weapons program.

As for your comment on the Taliban taking over, Pak's military installations are protected by the Pak Army. Militants, in particular the TTP (Taliban), have taken a severe pounding over the last 2 and a half years. Perhaps you should read up on the extensive military operations conducted by the Pak Army that were taken in the northern tribal areas of Pak (Swat, South Waziristan, Bajaur, Orakzai, and Kurram). Only some small pockets remain which will be cleaned up soon (after winding down the flood relief ops conducted by the army).

Pakistanis hate the taliban even more than you can imagine since we're directly affected by them.


By snyper256 on 12/3/2010 2:30:24 PM , Rating: 2
The internet needs more people like you setting people straight on random things that they don't understand.


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