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BlueAngel 11-29-2010 09:06 PM

WikiLeaks
 
Okay.

Here goes.

I'm playing stupid here.

Could someone please tell me what it is that WIKILEAKS has leaked that has eveyone up in arms.

Sorry, but I just don't get it.

Post it here.

Thanks,
BA

BlueAngel 12-01-2010 08:34 PM

Re: WikiLeaks
 
Julian Assange wanted by Interpol over sexual assault allegations - The Daily Record

Julian Assange wanted by Interpol over sexual assault allegations
Dec 1 2010

WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange has been placed on Interpol's wanted list over rape allegations made against him in Sweden.

The 39-year-old Australian's whereabouts are unknown, but he is a frequent visitor to Britain and has held several high-profile press conferences in London this year.

Mr Assange is wanted by Swedish prosecutors on suspicion of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion. He denies the allegations.

He is under intense scrutiny after WikiLeaks began releasing a selection of more than 250,000 classified US diplomatic cables passed to the whistle-blowing website.

The allegations against Mr Assange surfaced in August when two women in Sweden went to police with complaints they had been sexually assaulted.

The Swedish authorities issued an international warrant for his arrest last month.

Interpol, the international police co-operation agency, posted a "red notice" on its website yesterday stating that Mr Assange was wanted for sex crimes by the public prosecutor in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Anyone with information about him is asked to contact their national or local police.

Interpol's red notices allow international arrest warrants to be circulated to police forces worldwide.

If Mr Assange is held in the UK, he will face proceedings to extradite him to Sweden at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London.

Scotland Yard, which handles most British extradition cases, said it was not prepared to discuss the matter.

There is a UK connection to the leaks of the diplomatic cables, which have proved deeply embarrassing for Washington and its allies around the world.

US Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, 23, who is accused of passing classified information to WikilLeaks, lived in Wales for about four years as a teenager.

He grew up in Oklahoma in the US but moved to live with his mother in Wales when his parents split up in his early teens and became a pupil at Tasker Milward secondary school in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire.

Manning, who was serving at a remote military base in Iraq, was charged by the US Army in July with mishandling and leaking classified data and putting American national security at risk.

He has not been charged over the release of the US diplomatic cables, but is suspected to be the source of the latest leaks.

BlueAngel 12-01-2010 10:49 PM

Re: WikiLeaks
 
WikiLeaks founder Assange the center of worldwide attention - Yahoo! News

Excerpt:

"And Assange isn't just getting negative attention from law enforcement. He's also sparked the ire of Sarah Palin, who posted a long note on her Facebook page denouncing Assange, while also blaming President Obama for failing to block Assange's activities..."

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Oh, my.

Assange is also receiving negative attention from Palin.

Palin suggests that Obama could have blocked Assange's activities.

I request that Palin inform all of us as to what she believes Obama could have done to block Assange's activities other than shutting down the Internet.

BlueAngel 12-01-2010 10:54 PM

Re: WikiLeaks
 
Wed Dec 1, 2:23 pm ET WikiLeaks founder Assange the center of worldwide attention

By Brett Michael Dykes

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange may claim that he wants the public to focus on the revelations in each of his document dumps, but he can't seem to avoid the spotlight.

The odd Australian Web activist has been doing interviews this week talking up the 250,000 State Department documents his organization released, and in the process, he's made himself a bigger part of the story.

In an interview with Forbes, for instance, Assange hinted that his next document dump would be a "megaleak" involving a major U.S. bank, which he claims will create fallout comparable to the emails that helped bring down the Houston-based energy brokerage Enron in the early aughts. A Forbes reader then alerted the magazine to a 2009 Computer World interview that seems to suggest that Bank of America may be the bank in Assange's sights.

Then, after WikiLeaks' massive dump of State Department cables spurred some pointed, if entirely predictable, criticism from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Assange returned fire by calling for her resignation.

And yesterday, Interpol -- a worldwide police organization -- placed Assange on its most wanted list, though not for the controversial work of his website.

Instead, the agents of Interpol issued a warrant on charges of rape and sexual harassment against Assange in his adopted home of Sweden -- charges he has vehemently denied.

The Interpol warrant strongly suggests that a number of the world's governments want to stop Assange as he continues targeting the activities of Western states and financial operations.

He's currently believed to be in hiding in Britain, but he moves frequently, rarely staying in one place for more than a few days. It has been reported that an Ecuadorian official extended an offer of asylum to Assange earlier in the week, but the country's president shot down any chance of that happening yesterday.

Meanwhile, Assange's mother, who runs a puppet theater in Australia, confesses that she is worried about her son's well-being. Telling the local press that she's extremely "distressed" about the global manhunt for her son, Christine Assange has gone into hiding herself out of fears for her own safety.

And Assange isn't just getting negative attention from law enforcement. He's also sparked the ire of Sarah Palin, who posted a long note on her Facebook page denouncing Assange, while also blaming President Obama for failing to block Assange's activities.

Still, for all the controversy surrounding him, Assange can still lay one potential claim to fame: There's a strong possibility he'll be named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010. Online voting by readers has Assange near the top, and the magazine announced this week that "Assange's exploits have cemented him as a candidate."

BlueAngel 12-01-2010 10:57 PM

Re: WikiLeaks
 
Sarah Palin is an attention seeker.

BlueAngel 12-01-2010 10:58 PM

Re: WikiLeaks
 
I thought Osama bin Laden was the world's most WANTED.

BlueAngel 12-01-2010 11:02 PM

Re: WikiLeaks
 
Oh, and, BTW, Obama and Congress, what's going on with the American economy?

Any jobs created?

People getting back to work?

Just wonderin'.


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