In any event, at the time of the documents release, wikileaks was NOT under a cyber attack, nor was the founder sought under international arrest. The Wikileaks released documents, and life moved on.
Now the wikileaks leader has announced his group is to release documents on a large US bank. Specifically he has about 5 GB of data. It is assumed to be email data, but it has not been confirm.
The result? Wikileaks is now under a cyber attack, and the founder is now on an interpol arrest warrant for the military leaks. I already reported legislation that is being sought that would result in criminalizing leaking corporate documents. (click).
I do question the legality (criminal ramifications) of leaking government classified documents about war operations during an active war, overall, I place wikileaks as a critical tool for the public to get information exposing corruption. Without a place like wikileaks, information is difficult, if not impossible, to get proper international exposure to gain traction for action.
In essence, it is freedom of expression at the core, a modern day newspapers used to serve the world public.
Thomas Jefferson said: "If I had to choose between government without newspapers, and newspapers without government, I wouldn't hesitate to choose the latter."
I agree with Thomas Jefferson, and support the concept of wikileaks.
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