The news is fascinating right now! The biggest news story of the year (if you discount the BP oil blowout*) is underway, and it’s watchable from your computer. It’s Citizens vs. State Secrets.
It would make a fantastic movie:
– There are world leaders talking frankly as if Citizens can’t hear.
– There’s obvious interference in international affairs by American spies or diplomats. There are bogus allegations of sex crimes against a founder of Wikileaks. (When else have you heard of Interpol tracking someone down using a “Most-Wanted” list, when they are accused of sexual misconduct in Sweden?) There’s escalating American government pressure put on websites like EveryDNS, and Amazon (and now PayPal/eBay) to censor their content, and the businesses are caving in! How could they not? The first 2 of those three are being deluged with bot-net DDoS attacks, likely hired by American spooks.
– Canadian Conservative pundit making death threats on the CBC! Why hasn’t Assange been assasinated yet? Possibly because of the Wikileaks “Insurance” file that was leaked on Bit Torrent networks months ago. If a more critical attack is undertaken against Wikileaks, the USA risks whatever information is contained inside it, being released all at once with the utterance of a code phrase on Twitter or other social media site.
CNN could devote 24 hour coverage to Wikileaks stories, and not run out of content for years, that’s how massive this news story really is. The Library of Congress is blocking employees and visitors from accessing Wikileaks, violating Americans’ First Amendment rights. Wikileaks has been doing what they do for 4 years, and they are still a game-changer. The United States’ reputation is being rewritten as I write and as you read this.
So many things that were never supposed to be able to happen to the USA happened this week, and they are throwing the kitchen sink at Wikileaks before Citizens read and hear what has been going on in their governments contrary to their politicians’ claims.
*If Julian Assange isn’t newsmaker of the year, Bradley Manning could be, or Tony Hayward of BP infamy.
UPDATE: And it just gets more interesting as time goes by!