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    US Federal Judge Takes Wikileaks.org Down

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    A controversial website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents has been taken offline in the US.
    Wikileaks.org, as it is known, was cut off from the internet following a California court ruling, the site says.


    The case was brought by a Swiss bank after “several hundred” documents were posted about its offshore activities.


    Other versions of the pages, hosted in countries such as Belgium and India, can still be accessed.


    Wikileaks, in case you’ve never heard of it, has been gaining profile as the place to put information that someone is trying to keep under cover:


    The site was founded in 2006 by dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and technologists from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa.


    It so far claims to have published more than 1.2 million documents.
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    Well, well... turns out Wikileaks is a shit site. A LEFTWING site trying to bring down the government and military.

    Fox just released some information about them posting a tape claiming a bunch of innocent civilians were murdered by US Armed forces.

    Fox said a WHOLE LOT of information was edited out of the tape.

    BE CAREFUL WHO YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM NOW!
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    Moved this thread to Tyranny section. doesn't really belong now in financial.
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    That video was making the rounds a few days ago.

    It spawned something that really pisses me off.

    Not just wrong, evil.

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    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/shame-o...anda-part-two/


    WikiLeaks has declared that American forces engaged with armed elements of the Mahdi Army during the 2007 surge are guilty of “collateral murder.”


    Part of that claim is based upon the fact that two Reuters employees, embedded with a band of armed militants, were destroyed by 30mm cannon fire from Apache helicopters. The Apaches were providing support for ground forces that had been under sporadic rifle and RPG fire throughout the morning. Wikileaks would have us hold the pilots responsible for not discerning the armed militiamen from the identically dressed Reuters employees that so comfortably moved with them.
    WikiLeaks would also have us believe that the presence of camera equipment should have stayed the guns of the American aircraft. Dishonestly, WikiLeaks does not mention the well-known fact that cameras are an integral part of the war for both sides, and that video and still cameras are commonly carried by militants. A few seconds of searching on the Internet would reveal militants filming attacks, from IED strikes to the alleged sniping of American and Iraqi soldiers and police.


    We aren’t attempting to establish that these Reuters employees were terrorists — despite their “relaxed” behavior with the armed militants, which even WikiLeaks is forced to recognize. It is enough to note that even if the presence of cameras had been detected earlier, it in no way suggested that the armed men were anything other than terrorists.


    After the initial bursts of cannon fire, Crazy Horse 18 and 19 continue to circle the scene, where we now know Reuters cameraman Namir Noor-Eldeen and his driver Saeed Chamagh lie among the dead and wounded terrorists with whom they traveled.


    Moments later, as the pilots continue to circle, a black van and two men on foot emerge to evacuate the wounded survivor of the attack. Curiously, the van that arrives in the short version of the video to move the wounded man appears as if it could be the same van spotted at the 41-second mark of the long version — sighted pulling up to a mosque. Vehicles such as these were commonly used to ferry militants and munitions, and the van shown in the longer video was captured pulling up to the front of a mosque — a favored location to hide weapons and militants because of policies that forbid U.S. troops from raiding them except under extraordinary circumstances.


    The pilots make a logical assumption when the van and the extra men (who are curiously never mentioned by the WikiLeakers) pull up and infer that anyone pulling into a hot combat zone with the dust of explosions still hanging in the air may have nefarious purposes … such as helping wounded terrorists avoid capture, and recovering weapons before American ground forces can arrive. After requesting permission to fire — which is granted after a still of the gun camera footage is instantly transmitted to superiors — the van and the men around it are engaged and cut down.


    The helicopters continue to circle, talking to ground forces closing in on the scene to keep abreast of their exact position to avoid fratricide. Tho bodies scattered over the length of a city block do not move. The twisted receiver of a shattered AK-47 stands out as the Apaches circle, a mute indictment of the intentions of the dead.
    Only after American ground units roll up on the scene and approach the van do they learn two children are among the wounded.


    Here in the video, WikiLeaks does something bizarre and contemptuous. They call attention to radio chatter where soldiers request to transfer the children to an American base for treatment — but a decision is made to instead hand the children over to Iraqi police so that the children can be brought to a nearby Iraqi hospital. WikiLeaks opines: “This could mean poorer standards of medical treatment and additional delay.”


    The unambiguous statements of the U.S. reports on the incident confirm that the children were indeed carried to an American base for treatment after the incident. The boy and girl were evacuated to Forward Operating Base Loyalty, and then to the 28th Combat Hospital for treatment. They were only transferred to an Iraqi hospital after being treated by the same American medical teams that work to save the lives of our forces.

    WikiLeaks, which prides itself on obtaining classified information, ignored a publicly available unclassified report that clearly refutes a dark assertion they went out of their way to make.


    We’ve already established that the critics at WikiLeaks would have us question whether or not pilots in a combat zone should fire upon identified enemy forces based upon their body language and posture. WIkiLeaks also seems not at all concerned about the verified presence of weapons among those killed, and they also ignore the fact that militants use camera equipment as part of their propaganda war. Even more troubling, they go out of their way to erroneously suggest that American forces treated children wounded in the engagement with callousness. This suggests that the WikiLeaks release, “Collateral Murder,” was not intended to shed light upon the incident, but instead was carefully constructed to elicit outrage and fury.
    The organization happens to be attempting to raise funds now. Claiming the need for an operating budget of $600,000, the group states they have only been able to raise $370,000. The implication seems both sad and obvious. Desperate for both attention and funding, WikiLeaks carefully constructed a propaganda video designed to raise their profile and increase donations.


    They carefully framed the video footage with nearly three minutes of exposition, instead of merely allowing the video to stand on its own, relaying the actual context of this incident as it occurred during a larger battle to diminish the power of militants and restore order during the surge. (Which effectively ended militia control and greatly reduced sectarian violence in this area.) For reasons known only to WikiLeaks, they refuse in the shorter video to show or even mention the third engagement of the helicopter crew that morning, just blocks away, where a larger group of insurgents was destroyed with missiles.


    WikiLeaks whitewashed the presence of weapons clearly shown by gun camera footage and ignored the confirmation in military investigations of the incident that the militant’s weapons displayed in the footage were recovered at the scene. WikiLeaks attempted to create obtuse new standards and rules of engagement, implying that “relaxed” terrorists should not be fired upon. They carefully omit the rules of engagement and refuse to note that evacuating combatants are still enemy targets and recognized as such by almost every military in the world.


    The WikiLeaks video and “Collateral Murder” website seem calibrated for the express purpose of accusing soldiers of murder for the purposes of fundraising.
    If they would like to continue to be though of as a non-partisan whistleblower organization, WikiLeaks must retract the inflammatory “Collateral Murder” short video, shut down the identically titled website, and provide critical and historical context — not partisan framing — around the events depicted.


    The WikiLeaks fundraising effort “Collateral Murder” is not an accurate reflection of what occurred that morning in 2007 and manages only to slaughter the truth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malsua View Post
    That video was making the rounds a few days ago.

    It spawned something that really pisses me off.

    Not just wrong, evil.

    http://98.131.127.215/images/forum/n..._weapon_id.png

    Yeah, I can see why that pisses you off. It IS evil
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    Funny how they can take down thousands of web sites of Republican and Conservative bloggers - and yet, they can't seem to stop this ass clown from releasing classified documents.

    Another 15,000 are about to be released.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Donaldson View Post
    Funny how they can take down thousands of web sites of Republican and Conservative bloggers - and yet, they can't seem to stop this ass clown from releasing classified documents.

    Another 15,000 are about to be released.

    Goes to show just how dangerously infiltrated the Media and Politics have become in this country.

    I happen to have posted 5 of these articles in the Afghanistan and Pakistan thread.

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    Glad I didn't read it then.

    Long story can't explain now.
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    Wikileaks: Secret Iraq War Death Toll Set at 285,000

    WikiLeaks Dumps 400,000 Classified Military Documents.





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    Oct. 22, 2010


    In what is being described as the largest release of secret U.S. military documents ever, whistle-blowing web site
    WikiLeaks has released a trove of classified reports about the war in Iraq, including a secret U.S. government tally that put the Iraqi death toll at 285,000, according to news sources that received advanced copies of the documents.

    The documents include evidence of state sanctioned torture by the Iraqi government, new evidence of Iraqi government death squads, and Iran's involvement in funneling arms to Shiite militias, according to Arab news channel
    Al Jazeera, which has been able to review the documents before their release.

    Al Jazeera has reviewed the 400,000 documents that are being released. WikiLeaks says it will hold a press conference Saturday morning in Europe.
    WikiLeaks' Web site is currently down, for what it calls "scheduled maintenance," and ABC News has not viewed the documents firsthand.

    Among the highlights initially released by al Jazeera are claims that the death toll reached 285,000, and that 63 percent of them were civilians.


    However, some Western news agencies, including the New York Times and the Guardian, both of which viewed the documents, calculated the death toll at closer to 100,000.


    The U.S. military has long maintained that it does not keep an official death toll.


    The Arabic news outlet also claims the documents state that 681 Iraqi civilians were killed at U.S. checkpoints, 180,000 Iraqis were arrested during the war, and that 15,000 Iraqis were buried without being identified.


    U.S. officials knew that the Iraqi government was engaged in torture and recorded incidents in which government interrogators electrocuted, stabbed and sodomized detainees, according to the documents.


    The massive leak was anticipated by the Pentagon, which has warned that publicizing the information could endanger U.S. troops.

    "We strongly condemn the unauthorized disclosure of classified information," said Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell, prior to the documents becoming public.

    Morrell said the documents "expose secret information that could make our troops even more vulnerable to attack in the future. Just as with the leaked Afghan documents, we know our enemies will mine this information looking for insights into how we operate, cultivate sources, and react in combat situations, even the capability of our equipment. This security breach could very well get our troops and those they are fighting with killed."


    Sources that have seen the documents report no major revelations, but taken together can be read as a secret history of the war written from a troop's eye view of the conflict.




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    Iraq war logs: secret files show how US ignored torture

    • Massive leak reveals serial detainee abuse
    • 15,000 unknown civilian deaths in war
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    • Nick Davies, Jonathan Steele and David Leigh
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    • Insurgent suspects are led away by US forces. Some of those held in Iraqi custody suffered appalling abuse, the war logs reveal. Photograph: Sean Smith for the Guardian A grim picture of the US and Britain's legacy in Iraq has been revealed in a massive leak of American military documents that detail torture, summary executions and war crimes.

    • Almost 400,000 secret US army field reports have been passed to the Guardian and a number of other international media organisations via the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks.

    • The electronic archive is believed to emanate from the same dissident US army intelligence analyst who earlier this year is alleged to have leaked a smaller tranche of 90,000 logs chronicling bloody encounters and civilian killings in the Afghan war.

    • The new logs detail how:
      • US authorities failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse, torture, rape and even murder by Iraqi police and soldiers whose conduct appears to be systematic and normally unpunished.

    • • A US helicopter gunship involved in a notorious Baghdad incident had previously killed Iraqi insurgents after they tried to surrender.

    • • More than 15,000 civilians died in previously unknown incidents.
    • US and UK officials have insisted that no official record of civilian casualties exists but the logs record 66,081 non-combatant deaths out of a total of 109,000 fatalities.

    • The numerous reports of detainee abuse, often supported by medical evidence, describe prisoners shackled, blindfolded and hung by wrists or ankles, and subjected to whipping, punching, kicking or electric shocks. Six reports end with a detainee's apparent death.

    • As recently as December the Americans were passed a video apparently showing Iraqi army officers executing a prisoner in Tal Afar, northern Iraq. The log states: "The footage shows approximately 12 Iraqi army soldiers. Ten IA soldiers were talking to one another while two soldiers held the detainee. The detainee had his hands bound … The footage shows the IA soldiers moving the detainee into the street, pushing him to the ground, punching him and shooting him."

    • The report named at least one perpetrator and was passed to coalition forces. But the logs reveal that the coalition has a formal policy of ignoring such allegations. They record "no investigation is necessary" and simply pass reports to the same Iraqi units implicated in the violence. By contrast all allegations involving coalition forces are subject to formal inquiries. Some cases of alleged abuse by UK and US troops are also detailed in the logs.

    • In two Iraqi cases postmortems revealed evidence of death by torture. On 27 August 2009 a US medical officer found "bruises and burns as well as visible injuries to the head, arm, torso, legs and neck" on the body of one man claimed by police to have killed himself. On 3 December 2008 another detainee, said by police to have died of "bad kidneys", was found to have "evidence of some type of unknown surgical procedure on [his] abdomen".

    • A Pentagon spokesman told the New York Times this week that under its procedure, when reports of Iraqi abuse were received the US military "notifies the responsible government of Iraq agency or ministry for investigation and follow-up".

    • The logs also illustrate the readiness of US forces to unleash lethal force. In one chilling incident they detail how an Apache helicopter gunship gunned down two men in February 2007.

    • The suspected insurgents had been trying to surrender but a lawyer back at base told the pilots: "You cannot surrender to an aircraft." The Apache, callsign Crazyhorse 18, was the same unit and helicopter based at Camp Taji outside Baghdad that later that year, in July, mistakenly killed two Reuters employees and wounded two children in the streets of Baghdad.

    • Iraq Body Count, the London-based group that monitors civilian casualties, says it has identified around 15,000 previously unknown civilian deaths from the data contained in the leaked war logs.

    • Although US generals have claimed their army does not carry out body counts and British ministers still say no official statistics exist, the war logs show these claims are untrue. The field reports purport to identify all civilian and insurgent casualties, as well as numbers of coalition forces wounded and killed in action. They give a total of more than 109,000 violent deaths from all causes between 2004 and the end of 2009.

    • This includes 66,081 civilians, 23,984 people classed as "enemy" and 15,196 members of the Iraqi security forces. Another 3,771 dead US and allied soldiers complete the body count.

    • No fewer than 31,780 of these deaths are attributed to improvised roadside bombs (IEDs) planted by insurgents. The other major recorded tally is of 34,814 victims of sectarian killings, recorded as murders in the logs.

    • However, the US figures appear to be unreliable in respect of civilian deaths caused by their own military activities. For example, in Falluja, the site of two major urban battles in 2004, no civilian deaths are recorded. Yet Iraq Body Count monitors identified more than 1,200 civilians who died during the fighting.

    • Phil Shiner, human rights specialist at Public Interest Lawyers, plans to use material from the logs in court to try to force the UK to hold a public inquiry into the unlawful killing of Iraqi civilians.
      He also plans to sue the British government over its failure to stop the abuse and torture of detainees by Iraqi forces. The coalition's formal policy of not investigating such allegations is "simply not permissible", he says.

    • Shiner is already pursuing a series of legal actions for former detainees allegedly killed or tortured by British forces in Iraq.
      WikiLeaks says it is posting online the entire set of 400,000 Iraq field reports – in defiance of the Pentagon.

    • The whistleblowing activists say they have deleted all names from the documents that might result in reprisals. They were accused by the US military of possibly having "blood on their hands" over the previous Afghan release by redacting too few names. But the military recently conceded that no harm had been identified.

    • Condemning this fresh leak, however, the Pentagon said: "This security breach could very well get our troops and those they are fighting with killed. Our enemies will mine this information looking for insights into how we operate, cultivate sources and react in combat situations, even the capability of our equipment."

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    WikiLeaks founder sees himself as 'information activist'

    Australian-born Julian Assange started out as a computer hacker








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    Leon Neal / Leon Neal / AFP - Getty Images Australian founder of whistleblowing website, 'WikiLeaks', Julian Assange, speaks to media after giving a press conference in London on July 26, 2010.



    By Suzanne Choney
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    updated 7/26/2010 1:05:17 PM ET 2010-07-26T17:05:17

    The man behind WikiLeaks, the website that published more than 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war as well as previously secret video of a deadly American helicopter attack in Baghdad in 2007, doesn't much care whether government agencies are enraged by his actions.



    Julian Assange has described himself as an "information activist" — get the information out there and let what happens happen, the Australian-born founder of WikiLeaks has said publicly. But it's also been said that Assange rarely sleeps in the same place two nights in a row because of concerns about his own safety.



    Assange, 39, started WikiLeaks.org in 2007, describing the site's mission as an "uncensorable system for untraceable mass document leaking." The site now reportedly hosts more than 1 million documents, and there are thousands more to come related to Afghanistan, Assange said Monday in a press conference.


    And it's not just Afghanistan ; it's foreign and domestic secrets from all over the world. "We have built up an enormous backlog of whistleblower disclosures," he said.



    Past WikiLeaks posts include the U.S. Army's protocol at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp (2007), Church of Scientology documents (2008) and content from Sarah Palin's e-mail account (2008).



    The release of the Afghanistan war documents has been condemned by U.S. and Pakistani officials as both potentially harmful and irrelevant. White House national security adviser Gen. Jim Jones said the information "put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk."


    Assange's background is more computer programmer than journalist, although he wears the mantle of both. He did not adopt the journalist handle until he became "editor in chief" of WikiLeaks, which is funded by more than $1 million in private donations so far.




    While careful with his personal security, he does enjoy the attention WikiLeaks' disclosures bring. Some of that may be because of his background. His parents, he has said, ran a theater touring company, and he went to 37 schools and six universities in Australia.



    Assange was a serious computer student in his teens, becoming a "skilled hacker," according to a recent profile of him in The Guardian. Assange "formed a group called International Subversives, which broke into US defense department computers. He married at 18, and he and his wife soon had a son, but the marriage broke down and he fought a long custody battle, which, it is said, entrenched his dislike of authority."


    For awhile, he refused to disclose his age, telling a reporter that he only liked to say he was born in the 1970s, and preferred "to keep the bastards guessing."


    WikiLeaks has five full-time staff and about 40 others who, Assange says, "very frequently do things" backed by 800 occasional helpers and 10,000 supporters and donors, he told The Guardian.


    "We have all the problems that a growing startup organization has, combined with an extreme adversarial environment and state spying," he was quoted as saying, referring to those who are trying to penetrate his own organization.


    "It makes it hard to get new talent quickly, because everyone has to be checked out, and it makes internal communication very difficult because everything has to be encrypted and security procedures put in place."



    Seen as a hero by some, others — even in the world of whistleblowing and disclosure — are not so sure.


    "WikiLeaks is basically a dumping ground for anyone to place documents that they want to see made public," wrote Bill Thompson, a BBC commentator on technology. He told of WikiLeaks asking John Young, founder of his own public disclosure site, Cryptome, for help. At first, he said, Young was interested, but that changed.


    "Unfortunately he began to be suspicious of the (WikiLeaks) motives and capabilities of the organizers, and after they failed to reassure them, he pulled out," wrote Thompson. "John Young has, over the years, proved his credibility and his commitment to freedom of speech, and if he is worried about the WikiLeaks project then we should all be."


    In the United States, government agencies are expecting, according to the Associated Press, deluge of classified documents since the leak of helicopter cockpit video of a 2007 firefight in Baghdad.


    U.S. Army intelligence analyst, Pfc. Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Md., is charged with releasing classified information to WikiLeaks. Manning had bragged online that he downloaded 260,000 classified U.S. cables and transmitted them to the website.
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    WikiLeaks founder charged in Sweden

    Julian Assange, the Australian-born founder of WikiLeaks, was charged Friday in Sweden with rape and molestation, just ahead of the expected release of thousands more secret U.S. military documents.

    Assange denied the charges, first reported in the Swedish daily Expressen (link in Swedish), saying in a series of Twitter posts: "The charges are without basis and their issue at this moment is deeply disturbing.

    "Expressen is a tabloid; no one here has been contacted by Swedish police. Needless to say this will prove hugely distracting."

    "We were warned to expect 'dirty tricks.' Now we have the first one."

    Meanwhile, U.S. officials are considering whether to charge WikiLeaks in the disclosure of more than 91,000 secret documents painting a bleak picture of the Afghanistan war, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Citing officials familiar with the matter, the Journal said Pentagon lawyers believe the online whistleblower group acted illegally and federal prosecutors are exploring possible criminal charges.

    U.S. officials denounced the release of the documents, believed to have been stolen by a military intelligence analyst and passed to WikiLeaks, because of concerns that the information put U.S. troops and Afghans who cooperated with them at risk. Human rights groups have also raised concerns, and complained that Assange has not been careful to protect names of Afghan civilians from the release.

    Army Private 1st Class Bradley Manning has been named a "person of interest" in the WikiLeaks investigation and was transferred earlier this month from Kuwait to the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Va., while the Army decides whether to press charges.



    In a statement on its blog, WikiLeaks hints that the second release will go on.
    UPDATE: Swedish authorities cancel the charges and withdraw the arrest warrant against Assange.

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    WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

    By Eben Harrell Monday, Jul. 26, 2010




    Julian Assange, at the Frontline Club in London
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    He has been called "the Robin Hood of hacking." As the founder and public face of WikiLeaks, a website that posts secret documents and information in the public domain, Julian Assange (pronounced Ah-Sanj) believes that total transparency is for the good of all people. But Assange — who reportedly lives an itinerant existence, traveling the world with a backpack and computer — is himself a shadowy figure. Little is known about his life: he has refused to confirm his age in interviews or give a fixed address. But on July 26, the mathematically-trained Australian changed the media landscape — and possibly the course of history — by releasing about 90,000 classified U.S. military records from the war in Afghanistan. (See more on the leak.)


    Fast Facts:

    •Assange was reportedly born in 1971 in the city of Townsville, northeastern Australia. He was mostly homeschooled as a child, thanks in large part to his already peripatetic existence: by the time he was 14, he and his mother had reportedly moved 37 times.

    •After his mother's relationship with a musician turned violent, Assange lived on the run between the ages of 11 and 16.



    •When Assange turned 16, he began hacking computers, reportedly assuming the name Mendax — from the Latin splendide mendax, or "nobly untruthful."
    •In 1991, at the age of 20, Assange and some fellow hackers broke into the master terminal of Nortel, the Canadian telecom company. He was caught and pleaded guilty to 25 charges; six other charges were dropped. Citing Assange's "intelligent inquisitiveness," the judge sentenced him only to pay the Australian state a small sum in damages.
    •Assange studied math and physics at the University of Melbourne, though he dropped out when he became convinced that work by others in the department was being applied by defense contractors and militaries.
    •In 2006, Assange decided to found WikiLeaks in the belief that the free exchange of information would put an end to illegitimate governance. The website publishes material from sources, and houses its main server in Sweden, which has strong laws protecting whistle-blowers. Assange and others at WikiLeaks also occasionally hack into secure systems to find documents to expose. In December 2006, the website published its first document: a decision by the Somali Islamic Courts Union that called for the execution of government officials. WikiLeaks published a disclaimer that the document may not be authentic but "a clever smear by U.S. intelligence."
    •The website went on to get several prominent scoops, including the release in April 2010 of a secret video taken in 2007 of a U.S. helicopter attack in Iraq that killed a dozen civilians, including two unarmed Reuters journalists. Assange helped post the video from a safe house in Iceland that he and the other WikiLeaks administrators called "the bunker."





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    I predict a very untimely suicide for this guy......

    Very untimely.


    His OWN folks at Wikileaks are turning against him because of his outward Anti-American demeanor.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Assange



    Hacking charges


    In the late 1980s, he was a member of a hacker group named "
    International Subversives," going by the handle "Mendax" (derived from a phrase of Horace: "splendide mendax," or "nobly untruthful").[5] He was the subject of a 1991 raid of his Melbourne home by the Australian Federal Police.[9] He was reported to have accessed various computers belonging to an Australian university, Canadian telecommunications company Nortel,[5] and other organisations via modem[10] to test their security flaws. In 1992, he pleaded guilty to 24 charges of hacking and was released on bond for good conduct after being fined AU$2100.[5][6]





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    Public appearances



    Assange in Copenhagen, 2009


    Assange has said he is constantly on the move, living in airports.
    [38] He has lived for periods in Australia, Kenya and Tanzania, and began renting a house in Iceland on 30 March 2010, from which he and other activists, including Birgitta Jónsdóttir, worked on the 'Collateral Murder' video.[5] He has appeared at media conferences such as New Media Days '09 in Copenhagen,[39] the 2010 Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism,[40] and at hacker conferences, notably the 25th and 26th Chaos Communication Congress.[41] In the first half of 2010, he appeared on Al Jazeera English, MSNBC, Democracy Now!, RT, and The Colbert Report to discuss the release of the 12 July 2007 Baghdad airstrike video by Wikileaks.



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    Lastly, from the wiki about him,

    In May 2010, upon landing in Australia, his Australian passport was taken from him, and when it was returned he was told it was to be cancelled because it was worn, and that he was otherwise free to travel.[74][75] According to the Wall Street Journal, the U.S. Defense and Justice departments are exploring possible legal options for prosecuting Assange and others on grounds that they encouraged the theft of government property.[76]

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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange walked out of an interview with CNN in London.
    Assange, who was being interviewed to discuss the 400,000 pages of documents WikiLeaks released about the Iraq War, grew upset when interviewer Atika Shubert asked about his personal legal issues. Assange was investigated in Sweden on charges of sexual abuse that were then dropped, but the investigation was re-opened shortly thereafter.
    "This interview is about something else," Assange told Shubert. "I'm going to walk if you're going to contaminate us revealing the deaths of 104,000 people with attacks against my person."
    Assange repeatedly threatened to walk off, calling Shubert's questions about his personal life "completely disgusting."
    As Shubert persisted, Assange apologized, removed his mic and walked off the set.
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    Hey, the guy is all about "total transparency is for the good of all people" right?

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