Meet WikiLeaks, the newest and very powerful adversary in the relentless assault on freedom.
WikiLeaks is a shrewd, online “information leak” media organization represented by its unofficial “founder,” Julian Assange. It has no formally identifiable board but boasts representation from many nations.
Under the pretext of free speech and goodwill to the world, any hack with secrets and a grudge can contribute to the online “drop box” of leaks. From the WikiLeaks website:
“Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources to leak information to our journalists (our electronic drop box).”
“The broader principles on which our work is based are the defence of freedom of speech and media publishing, the improvement of our common historical record and the support of the rights of all people to create new history.”
WikiLeaks piously positions itself as the world-wide information judge, jury, and police, “protecting” those it reckons “innocent”:
“We do not censor our news, but from time to time we may remove or significantly delay the publication of some identifying details from original documents to protect life and limb of innocent people. We believe that it is not only the people of one country that keep their own government honest, but also the people of other countries who are watching that government through the media.”
The WikiLeaks’ own non-transparent, anonymous journalist hacks tout this hypocritical and very collectivist theory about transparency for the rest of the world:
“Publishing improves transparency, and this transparency creates a better society for all people. Better scrutiny leads to reduced corruption and stronger democracies in all society’s institutions, including government, corporations and other organisations. A healthy, vibrant and inquisitive journalistic media plays a vital role in achieving these goals. We are part of that media.”
If any doubts linger regarding its agenda, consider the latest storehouse of leaks released last weekend, “Cablegate – Secret US Embassy Cables.” Think it’s an honest attempt to expose corruption for the betterment of mankind? Think again.
Cablegate is over 251,000 leaked US Embassy cables dating from 1966 to 2010. WikiLeaks will thoughtfully and systematically dish them out to the world a bit at a time, so we can fully savor and digest the “corruption” that is calculatingly being used to reframe the United States’ “public persona:”
“The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.”
It’s another chapter in the relentless war on freedom. This new power player has maneuvered itself into a very unique and dangerous position, holding the capability to cripple its target using unconventional weapons of “nuclear” information. Its detonations will conceivably deliver far-reaching and dire consequences to the United States.
As such, WikiLeaks is essentially an enemy combatant to the United States, hiding behind the mantra of free speech and the veil of internet anonymity.