posted on Dec, 26 2010 @ 12:53 PM
reply to post by NWtoHide
To answer your question, I believe that there exists a hidden reason for the trickle release by Wikileaks.
As I have stated in other threads here, whatever else he may or may not be, Julian Assange is NOT stupid. He is playing three dimentional chess while
the governments of the U.S., Sweden and the U.K. are playing checkers.
Consider that the mainstream media partners of WikiLeaks were given the entire set of documents before the release began. They chose which cables to
write about and which, if any, redactions were appropriate. At the same time, the WikiLeaks site has been releasing the documents pertaining to the
stories being published by their press partners.
The underlying story here may very well be what is NOT published by the partners rather than which cables they choose to report upon. So far, any
"bias" seen in the pattern of release of the leaks (whether pro-Israel, anti-U.S. or supporting military action against Iran) has been that of the
media and not WikiLeaks. As this saga runs it's course, my personal belief is that we will see WikiLeaks step forward and underscore the gaps in the
medias' coverage by releasing more and more of the cables which the press has chosen to ignore. That is the true power of WikiLeaks position.
As for the EAW (European Arrest Warrent) initiated by Sweden, there still have been no charges filed against Assange thus the warrent is defective on
its face and thereby unenforcable. Notice that the U.K. police made no attempt to detain Assange until he voluntarily surrendered his person to a
local police station. This move, again in my opinion, was intended to protect Assange from any "rendition" by the U.S. authorities. By the time he
surrendered, the Swedish government had already publically stated that they would defer any action by their courts in favor of his being turned over
to the U.S. for action. Extradition from the U.K is somewhat more difficult (think Gary McKinnon) even when there are charges actually filed by a
All in all it would seem that, at least so far, everything is unfolding precisely as WikiLeaks has intended. Thus far WikiLeaks, and by extension
Assange himself, seems to be far ahead on points in whatever game is afoot. While the final outcome is yet to be determined it is my fervent hope
that, in the end, we shall see more openness in governments and the way in which they conduct their affairs with regard to international relations as
well as the manner in which the media reports that conduct. This alone would result in a very positive change in the human condition.