After reading the first cables released by wikileaks one must wonder what was the real objective of Assange. After all, the cables are relatively harmless and indicate a much better behaved US than what the idiotic left thought it was. And as far as direct harm, it looks to me that those harmed will be more often than not non-US folks. Surely that was not the real intent of Assange and the creeps that surround him, no?
The Wall Street Journal has a piece today that confirms my suspicions of an earlier post. First Assange is not a whistle blower. He might have appeared to be so when early war material was released. But with the diplomatic cables it is clear that no whistle blowing was at stake and that the Assange people could have gathered as much whenever they received the cables before passing them along to the press. Thus there was an unquestionable intent at getting selectively at the US.
No you may argue that the US had it coming and that it deserves whatever you think it deserves but the only thing you are doing by promoting that position is declaring that you are an enemy of the US, its government and its people for that matter. As such this is not anymore a matter of freedom of speech anymore, it is a matter of freedom of accusation and there is no such freedom. Or if you think that there is such freedom you should be able to articulate a moral case or at the very least prove that you are also seeking to leak more than just US information. So far, wikileaks is only famous for releasing US stuff, no?
As such Assange is just a white collar terrorist and what he promotes is that Western society becomes more repressive, much less open than what it is and as such this will validate other repressive regimes. It is a bleak world that the Assange of the world are offering us, destroying the openness and freedom that allowed them to be what they are.