Defending Wikileaks: leaks kills innocent lives


Criticism:
Information published by Wikileaks will allow informants to be identify risk countless lives.

Response:
1. Let me be absolutely clear, U.S. officials concede that they have no evidence to date that the documents led to anyone’s death. NO EVIDENT!!!

2. Wikileaks and other news organization who worked on information released by Wikileaks are very careful and they self reduct information that they think might potentially cause warm to innocent informants. For further measures, Wikileaks and others invited the US government to review the information before each of the 3 major releases, Afghan War Diary, Iraq War Diary and Secret US Embassy Cables. Wikileaks were rejected by the US government all three times. This is one of the reason why Wikileaks has been slow in their release of information, they need to look through these information to minimise harm, to the best of their ability. Of couse, this process would be faster and damage further minimise if the US government helped. As of now, only 960 of the 251,287 diplomatic cables has been released contrary to what media organizations are reporting. More on this and other propaganda against Wikileaks.

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2 thoughts on “Defending Wikileaks: leaks kills innocent lives

  1. Can the government be specific what is so threatening, because NO ONE DIED by the cables released. People did die because the same amount of money did go to Foreign Affair as to public health care.

    Wikileaks is Change Obama cannot imagine, but we need to have global leadership based on transparency.

    We NEED proper steering mechanism to survive the global society we created with technology. Transparency/involvement is needed. It’s urgent, at this moment our society has an obsolete 200 years old steering mechanism. How can a few wise leaders understand these complex global issues pending ?

    Would we have gone to Iraq over Weapons of mass destruction is we were part of the diplomatic cable discussion ?
    Better of with more transparency ? Credit Crises / Cable gate shows governments are not so much in control of the global society. Wasn’t it work of the press to tell us the truth ?

    Can the government be specific what is so threatening, because NO ONE DIED by the cables released. People did die because the same amount of money did go to Foreign Affair as to public health care.

    At least the cork out of the bottle. Fact is that secrets are harder to keep anno 2010. Shutting down is naive. Discuss it is the only option.. If democracy fails, the only solution is MORE democracy!. Fill the streets and discuss where the press fails.

  2. “Wikileaks is Change Obama cannot imagine, but we need to have global leadership based on transparency. ”

    the problem has always been or mechanism of our government, obama cant change it, because Obama is now part of the system, he is no longer part of the grassroots movement that got him there. still better than most republicans tho.

    i also believe that the nation-state system is out of date and require an overhaul.

    i do believe that government require some secrecy to work efficiently, we allowed them to have soem secrecy, but that was predicated on trust, which is lost due to the expansion of government and encroachment on our liberty after 9/11.

    traditional media has lost their ability to check on government, in its stead we have wikileaks.

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