27 Nov 2010
The WikiLeaks organization has described itself as having been founded by Chinese dissidents, as well as journalists, mathematicians, and start-up company technologists from the U.S., Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa.
Newspaper articles and The New Yorker magazine (June 7, 2010) describe Julian Assange, an Australian journalist and Internet activist, as its director.
Honeymoon era – being a darling of Western INGOs
Early days of WikiLeaks’ disclosures were targeting China and other non Western allied countries in Africa and Asia. Therefore Wikileaks soon became a darling of evil West to fulfill its political goals.
WikiLeaks has won a number of awards, including the 2008 Economist magazine New Media Award. In June 2009, WikiLeaks and Julian Assange won Amnesty International's UK Media Award (in the category "New Media") for the 2008 publication of "Kenya: The Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances", a report by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights about police killings in Kenya.
The change of direction
It all started changing the direction of wikileaks in early part 2010 when they posted video from a 2007 incident in which Iraqi civilians were killed by U.S. forces, on a website called Collateral Murder. In July of the same year, WikiLeaks released Afghan War Diary, a compilation of more than 76,900 documents about the War in Afghanistan not previously available for public review. In October the group released a package of almost 400,000 documents called the Iraq War Logs in coordination with major commercial media organisations.
Other noticeable leaks that angered West
In September 2008, during the 2008 United States presidential election campaigns, the contents of a Yahoo account belonging to Sarah Palin (the running mate of Republican presidential nominee John McCain) were posted on WikiLeaks after being hacked into by members of Anonymous. The contents of the mailbox seemed to suggest that she used the private Yahoo account to send work-related messages in order to evade public record laws
In November 2009, controversial documents, including e-mail correspondence between climate scientists, were illegally released from the University of East Anglia's (UEA) Climatic Research Unit (CRU). This exposed that UN is hiding real facts on the extent of climate issue.
On 5 April 2010, WikiLeaks released classified U.S. military footage from a series of attacks on 12 July 2007 in Baghdad by a U.S. helicopter that killed 12, including two Reuter’s news staff, Saeed Chmagh and Namir Noor-Eldeen, on a website called "Collateral Murder".
On July 25, 2010, WikiLeaks released to The Guardian, The New York Times, and Der Spiegel over 92,000 documents related to the war in Afghanistan between 2004 and the end of 2009. The documents detail individual incidents including friendly fire and civilian casualties.
The website has already made public nearly 500,000 classified U.S. files on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan earlier this year.
The new leaks of Iraq War Logs
‘Wikileaks’ has now announced that it would release a third set of war logs that would be seven times bigger than the earlier documents, which stirred controversy around the world.
They also indicated that a far larger set of war logs could contain even more damaging revelations about similar crimes, or highlight entirely new incidents involving coalition troops. They also raise the possibility of individual officers being named as perpetrators of ‘war crimes’ and special forces agents in the field having their identities revealed.
America’s pants down
America has already lost its economic supremacy to the Chinese and other emerging economic giants of BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China). Dollar has lost its unethical monopoly in world business. Capitalism is limping in Europe too where countries are bailed out one by one.
Wikileaks is now adding to the injury by attacking the last political trump card of the evil west. They can no longer use ‘Human Rights’ as a weapon to change uncontrollable regimes of other countries.
Since all those war logs are factual, America or its western allied have never denied those facts. They are now threatening on one hand and begging on the other hand to not to expose the remaining war logs.
Power is a funny thing. When one has the supremacy of power, no one questions on them. But the moment it start to go wrong, all your past evil activities start surfacing.
One thing is very clear, not only the economic power, but also the political power of the West is fast loosing to the East. It is only military power that will remain with the West.
Now rising Asia together with allied nations must plan out how to neutralize military power of evil West, since the dying devil can do nasty things in the near future.
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