I want to know
1.who is behind the wikileaks incident?
2.a summary of what happened?
3 what was said about Pakistan,Israel,America,and basically all the countries but those particularly
4How is it going to affect the relations between the governments (if it does affect them)
Please give serious helpful answers. thank you
- 10 years agoFavorite Answer
Wikileaks is a website that was set up by Julian Assange (an australian) to provide people with an anonymous avenue to leak government information into the public domain. It has operated for a long time largely without the scrutiny of the US government.
The reason Assange and his site have found their way into the news recently is because of Pvt. Bradley Manning, an American soldier initiated the dissemination of hundreds of thousands of classified documents, and a number of secret documents to the public domain.
The government is using a classic concept, postulated in the film, Wag the dog, to distract the american public. They have successfully guided the media into efforts to demonise Assange, and have brushed the Pvt. Manning issue under the rug.
They want people to say, "Damn that Assange! He is an international terrorist bent on our destruction!"
rather than having people ask, "How did an entry level member of the US army manage to access State department cables, and information that is considered top secret, over the defense department network"
As for questions 3 and 4, The lion's share of the information has been trivialities, like reports about Qaddafi and his host of blonde Ukrainian nurses, but the major concern that many members of government have, relates to the information that has yet to be released. Assange has promised that if he is prosecuted within the United States (Currently it doesn't seem like he is eligible to be prosecuted under the espionage act) his supporters will release thousands of documents, considerably more damaging than the first leaks.
The truth of the damage that has been done, is that it is not as extensive as it at first seems. Countries like Iran and North Korea, who hold the US in low esteem, are simply finding that the feeling is mutual. Countries that are allied with the US in its global endeavours, are hardly going to cease the cooperation because some state department official said that members of their government were party animals.
- 10 years ago
Wikileaks is all a con, designed to convince you that exposing Government lies and corruption should be outlawed.
Watch and wait,...I'll bet you my last dime that all this stuff will eventually lead to something like a KILL SWITCH for the internet whereby any site which seeks to inform the public about what is really going on in this corrupt World will be taken off the net.
Watch and wait.
- Anonymous10 years ago
I'm so scared to go to that website