Well, the Wikileaks story is growing, taking on the dimensions of the Daniel Ellsberg/Washington Post/Pentagon Papers; very exciting this is happening in my time!
As I write, the Wikileaks site is under a major DDOS attack, the first beginning 28 Sunday 11 in an attempt to keep Wikileaks from publishing the quarter of a million diplomatic cables released that day and sent to the NY Times, the Guardian and others. That attack was rerouted and Wikileaks got up again (never gonna keep 'em down - thx The Register) but is today 30 Nov @2:51GMT/UT experiencing a 10GB per second DDOSsing.
I was wondering what Wikileaks would do in response to the attacks on Julian Assange and the attempt by the Pentagon to blackmail, intimidate or threaten Wikileaks and obscure the real issue: the Afghan War Diaries and the information they reveal.
The attacks on Wikileaks continue; Forbes Magazine has the incendiary article titled "Julian Assange Wants To Spill Your Corporate Secrets" today. This is ridiculous, as Wikileaks has no incentive nor interest in some company's methods of accounting, share splits or other business-related operations; only in criminal acts and outright lies to stockholders and the public. But you see how this slanting and spinning of news is done as a disinformation and propaganda campaign.
The Obama Administration has revealed its own hollow rhetoric and bombast in caving in to Pentagon and other pressures in instigating US Justice and Defense Department investigations into trying Julian and Wikileaks for charges under the Espionage Act, echoing the charges brought against Ellsberg, The NY Times and The Washington Post by John Mitchell, Henry Kissinger, William Rehnquist and Richard Nixon and finally leading to Watergate and the downfall of the Nixon Administration.
Ultimately in that case justice and the First Amendment prevailed, revealing not "state secrets" designed to keep this nation safe and secure but the considered manipulation by men of power to expand and continue an unjustified war resulting in the death and crippling of hundreds of thousands of young men, the feeding of the military-industrial complex for profit warned against by President Eisenhower and the absolutely morally-bankrupt conduct of men of power to profit off war and human misery.
Hooray for Wikileaks, hooray for the First Amendment; hooray for brave men and women of honor, integrity and journalism and hooray for the net, the Last Free Press.
... and yes, this blog post is about art, as was Picasso's Guernica.
ps - thx to soror Nishi for pointing me to an interview with one of my favorite people, Noam Chomsky on this and other issues:
Noam Chomsky: WikiLeaks Cables Reveal "Profound Hatred for Democracy on the Part of Our Political Leadership"