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Thu Aug 23, 2012, 05:36 PM

9. I've posted 8 links in this thread from a variety of sources, including a former Wikileaks intern

You might actually learn something by reading the links

"Israel Shamir" is the pseudonym of an anti-Semite and holocaust-denier who (1) happens to be an associate of Assange's and (2) happens to be an admirer of the dictatorship in Belarus

There's some reason to think "Israel Shamir" has used his access to Wikileaks material for personal gain, in particular by routing some unredacted embassy cables from Wikileaks to the Belarusian government, enabling them to more easily root out dissidents

And, curiously, while media eyes are fixed on Assange's attempt to fly to Ecuador, there are also reports that Ecuador is extraditing a Belarusian dissident from Ecuador to curry favor with Belarus

Now, it is fine with me if you don't want to rush to judgment on such matters -- but there really are some questions that need to be asked about Assange and Wikileaks: this is a man who has made his reputation and his money by dribbling out other r people's stolen secrets, and it's not that silly to wonder a bit whether he is the entirely honest servant of Public Good he claims to be

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