posted on Aug, 23 2011 @ 01:48 AM
reply to post by Heartisblack
I would think that wikileaks would have backups of the files somewhere... Assange would realize how important those files really were, or at least
one would think.
I almost wonder if this guy isn't looking for media attention by deleting said files...
Think about it for a moment. Wikileaks has some of the most sensitive, earth shaking files in the world and they aren't going to save it to CD or at
least on a portable, external drive somewhere in case someone on the inside went rogue?
The move might not have been for publicity but it is certainly a statement. He might know that Assange has copies of the files somewhere and is doing
all of this for his own publicity, hence the new company. It both acts to put his own competing company in the media and be seen, somehow, in a good
light within the intelligence community in general (not to mention, by Bank of America).
He could've also been paid by Bank of America and other companies with vested interest in keeping those files from getting out into the open.
Keep in mind that he said he did this in the interest of keeping the informants identities secret. That's counterintuitive to how wikileaks operates
in the first place. The files don't necessarily give away someone's identity as a wikileaks informant. Something deeper going on here.
edit on 23-8-2011 by BlasteR because: (no reason given)