Aristillus

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And suddenly Wikileaks is big news again.

A lot has already been written about this topic, and I can – and might at some point – write a long essay about whether or not it is ethically right to release 250k US Embassy cables. What worries me most about this whole affair is the total lack of respect for the judicial system demonstrated by a lot of people, in particular politicians. Some have labeled Julian Assange a terrorist and have asked for him to be hunted down “like Bin Laden” and assassinated, before it is even clear he or Wikileaks have done anything illegal by publishing the cables. This has all the signs of a modern witch hunt.

(Note that I am talking about the publishing of the cables, not the allegations made against J.A. personally in Sweden; that is a different matter)

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Written by aristillus

December 2, 2010 at 05:44

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