Sources: FBI, Fox , 
quote: The media did a great job of making Assange the villain instead of the US but in my opinion neither are innocent. Assange went too far but the information he released incriminated the US in some things that general citizens should have found to be appalling.
quote: Assange went too far but the information he released incriminated the US in some things that general citizens should have found to be appalling.
quote: Having said that some of the documents he leaked needed to be leaked. The citizens of the United States need to know what the government is up to. The media did a great job of making Assange the villain instead of the US but in my opinion neither are innocent. Assange went too far but the information he released incriminated the US in some things that general citizens should have found to be appalling.
quote: If you are in the business of releasing those documents you probably already have a "burn the house down" mentality so for him there was no gray area.
quote: Back at the start of Aug. 2011, contemplating the possibility that tflow could be a turncoat, I wrote: <...> That statement proved fortuitous.
quote: BACKGROUND:1. Wikileaks has a multi-million dollar budget. Assange estimated the site costs $31M USD a year to run.2. Most of its hosting comes from volunteers.3. Wikileaks has less than 10 paid employees.4. The site has received a great deal of free legal representation.5. The site does not publish even high level details of its finances!6. Where is the money going?
quote: 7. Over 95 percent of the leaks on the site pertain to the U.S., despite most of the admins being non-U.S. residents.
quote: 8. The U.S. only spends 43 percent of the world's military expenditures.9. The U.S. has less than a fifth the world's GDP.10. Statistics show Wikileaks clearly to be targeting the U.S. -- why?
quote: 11. Despite its controversial objectives, the site offers no assurance that it does not accept money from nation states in exchange for engaging in for-profit espionage.
quote: 12. Assange has actively opposed other transparency sites.13. Assange has threatened to sue sites that "steal" and publish his stolen data.
quote: Now on to the publication:COLLATERAL MURDER:1. The full tape shows militants armed with RPGs and AK-47s.
quote: 2. At least one of the RPGs spotted was allegedly traced to an attack from a week before that wounded U.S. soldiers.
quote: 3. The chopper pilots surveyed the armed insurgents.4. The soldier opened fire on the armed combatants.5. A soldier cried "break" during the firefight.
quote: Wikileaks:1. Full video in hand, Assange edits out the scenes that show the RPGs and AK-47s and in its press releases and interviews says that the U.S. killed "unarmed combatants".
quote: 2. His spliced video made it look like the decision to open fire was a split second one.
quote: 3. He subtitled the soldier's cry "break" to read "prick" as if the soldier was swearing at the people he was attacking.
quote: 4. Wikileaks initially refused to release the unedited footage.
quote: Now with that in mind my questions for anyone who still supports the site:1. How can you construe this as anything BUT misinformation?
quote: 2. Do you realize Wikileaks profited off this misinformation?
quote: 3. Do you realize the impact that this work of altered reality had on the U.S.'s reptutation in the Middle East?
quote: 4. Do you realize that the medieval mindset of some in the Middle East encourages them to kill if they feel threatened?
quote: 5. Do you thus realize that Wikileaks' clear misinformation will likely lead to deaths and or injuries?
quote: Russia is still heavily engaged, and China is in just about everyones business, doing all sorts of sketchy things in African countries and municipalities that are probably not sophisticated enough to resist their pressure. Why not shine the light there?
quote: And a telephoto lense or an RPG? WTF? Have you ever seen the two? There's quite a massive difference in size and shape, and it also suggests you think the soldier involved would open fire on a journalist, which perhaps really betrays your misguided anti-Americanism?
quote: For example: A video shows John punches Bob in the face, he goes down nose bleeding. See, proof of assault has taken place, John is bad - must go to jail.But what about the 1-2 minutes before that. John walks in, minding his own business. Bob starts calling John names, pushing him, punching him. Laughing... he takes John's wallet. John gets up, punches Bob in the face, etc.