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Originally posted by Sly1one
I've found it increasingly suspicious that wiki-leaks is still a capable entity. Honestly if the information they have is as highly sensitive as it seems and was truly "not intended" to be released then the existence and capability of wiki-leaks should have been destroyed.
Originally posted by TheOracle
reply to post by jibeho
WL has broken no laws
WL isn't located on US soil
WL has leverage (insurance file)
Outright banning it would interest even more people
give it more credibility
and give the feeling the US has something big to hide.
Originally posted by Zaanny
If Wiki was not part of the " Big Plan " it would not be here still.
This is a tool for them to use...
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Well, I think WL needs to go through the documents
rip out parts that expose diplomacy stuff...I don't need to know personally that face to face, a nation shakes hands, then behind the scenes, they call each other jacktards...the only thing this will do is make diplomacy as a concept nearly null and void.
If you take just a moment to consider it...who gains when diplomacy itself is removed from credibility...what option is there next...no more need for diplomatic solutions because the world as a whole has completely lost faith in the process.
As far as actual criminal actions...sure...lets shine a light on that and get some arrests going...but leaking documents simply for the sake of leaking documents is not "bringing truth" verses simply spreading chaos for no real reason.
If your mother gained 50lbs...Dad may say she looks wonderful and will look even more wonderful once they both start their new workout and diet plan come new years...then walk away and mumble she is looking a bit rough...does that mean junior whom overheard dad should run to mom and tell her exactly what dad said? Whats the point and final outcome beyond nothing changing except for anger, resentment, and potentially dropping the whole getting fit come new years together plans out of spite?
From what I understand...this is going to be mostly about diplomacy...I will be pretty jaded against Wikileaks if the only intent was to create anger and mistrust worldwide and eliminate diplomacy...
However, once diplomacy itself is gone...then I guess we can simply talk with bombs as a civilization...nothing like moving our civilization back a thousand years and speak only in ways of military strength. Hoorah
I think you're over-estimating some of the capabilities of TPTB, and under-estimating the capabilities of the hackers who run Wikileaks.