War is over, Wikileaks Won

Wikileaks has accomplished their most important objective: to firmly established it self as a credible and safe destination for leaks and an uncensorable and responsible journalist organization. It is unforeseeable that anything can be done to undermine what they achieve at this point.

To this date, everything have turn out in favor of Wikileaks:

-They have published major news worthy leaks, with only 1200 of 250,000 cable released.
Dedicated cable revelation Page on Foreign Policy.

-They generate lots of attention
Assange tops Time’s Person of the year poll with almost 60% more votes than the second place Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the with the highest rating of 92, ahead of second highest rated (Stewart and Colbert) by 10 points. This is quite remarkable consider that Stewart previously top Time’s other poll “America’s most trusted newscaster”. Also check Google trend.

-No (evident of) harm to innocent have resulted from their leaks (link).

-No whistleblower was exposed by Wikileaks (Manning exposed him self).

-Wikileaks proves that they are uncensorable with more than 1500 mirrors of Wikileaks and increasing.
A visualization of the speed of the increase in the first few day of mirror data release.

-Legal prosecution case against Wikileaks is both extremely difficult and will set an extremely dangerous precedent.

-Support for Wikileaks is piling on
Brazil President Lula
Daniel Ellsberg and a list of formal intelligence agents
Ron Paul Republican Congressperson.
Frank la rue – UN rapporteur for freedom of opinion and expression
Navi Pillay – The High Commissioner for Human Rights UN,
Rally and demonstrations in many developed countries.
Even demonstration in Pakistan.
Growing petition to stop the crackdown on Wikileaks.
The Russians (opportunistic trolls, lol)

-Inspire emulation.

-The establishment (Government, politicians and corporations) seal the deal for Wikileaks by attacking Wikileaks with disregard for law and due process (more here), acting like the untrustworthily power abusing thugs like Wikileaks describe them to be further justify Wikileaks action and place in our society.

All in all, even if Julian Assange is somehow found guilty on the rape charge (highly unlikely), Wikileaks will return to its fully functioning state, stronger, more credible, more legitimate and probably more donations, once the dust settles. There will be more inspired whistleblowers and other sites who try to emulate Wikileaks success. In the first twenty-first century war against tyranny, Wikileaks prevailed, and we won. Special thanks for Glenn Greenwald who was an very early supporter of Wikileaks, the people at WL Central for putting together a excellent information site in very short time frame, and everyone who care enough to actually dig through all the propaganda and find the truth.

On why this victory is so important.


5 thoughts on “War is over, Wikileaks Won

  1. I agree. The US reaction was so extreme, world opinion is definitely on the side of internet freedom.

  2. The problem with so many wikileaks mirrors is that people can say they speak for wikileaks. Even if this is not the case.

  3. The war over? Hardly, that was just the opening battle, won, but not the end. The rest of this war is up to all us foot soldiers! Keep fighting!! 😉

  4. Miryr,

    Everybody knows that Assange speaks for Wikileaks.
    unless you are concern with people putting false content on their wikileaks mirror.
    I am not a technical person, but there is probably a way for the Wikileaks people to verify mirror content. or at the minimal, people can verify content by double checking with other mirror, since there are so many of them.

    yeah, “battle” instead “war” is probably a better description of this sage.
    But i got to say, that battle might have been the deciding battle in the grand scheme of things, because it has define the remaining war.

  5. As the younger generation is taking power, the song “Imagine” is closer to reality.

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