So I got this response to my Wikileaks post yesterday:
You show an alarming lack of concern for the recent Wikileaks dissemination of US diplomatic cables. The ramification of leaking classified documents from the military side is staggering.
Look, I already discussed how I felt about this in previous posts, if someone would just do a SEARCH in my blog. I find Assange‘s disregard for putting people in harm’s way disgusting and somewhat criminal. He’s slowly turning himself into some sort of international vagabond, where he can’t actually go anywhere without being arrested (in fact, he loves to lie about where he’s going to hide out next).
There’s a lot more at stake here than the classified side of things – such as our international image.
Okay, as we’re now learning from watching Hillary Clinton and the rest of the world community react, no one is surprised or really gives a shit. In fact, a few have said, “Eh, no big deal, you should see what we say about you.” I’ve been waiting for some country to go, “OH NO YOU DINNIT!” and storm off like a spoiled child. No one has done it yet, and I don’t think anyone will – despite the desires of some that this becomes the biggest backlash since the Pentagon papers.
In fact, all this has really done is turned more countries against Assange. Really, this is how the game of Diplomacy* has been played for years, and when you fuck with it, the international community jumps all over your shit. My point is that that maybe he and his people should take some time to read through all the documents, take some names and items out of certain documents to protect people and then release them. Otherwise … you’re now essentially a terrorist in the eyes of the modern world. Regardless of your personal crusade.
Oh, and what I said about China distancing themselves from North Korea earlier? It appears I was right, despite all the “experts” telling us otherwise. So Fox News can go fuck itself.