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The cable claimed that the "current Swedish political climate makes any formal terrorist screening information agreement highly difficult".
Speculation is the name of the game when it comes to Cuba 's secretive internal affairs.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Alayne Gelfand : The question of same-sex marriage is, at its core, a non-question ["Court sounds averse to sweeping ruling," News, March 28].
<img class="alignnone" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2010/06/Julian-Assange_Mihalik.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="440" /> Some online service providers are in the cross hairs this week for allegedly abandoning WikiLeaks after it published secret U.S. diplomatic cables and drew retaliatory technical, political and legal attacks.
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November 8th, 2010
It will be most interesting to see how WikiLeaks defenders respond to the effort on the part of the establishment to put it out of business and punish them. So far measures have included efforts to deny WikiLeaks financial services and websites from which to work; the dubious arrest and imprisonment of WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange on behalf of the Swedish government; and efforts led by the U.S. government to ostracize WikiLeaks and Mr. Assange as irresponsible criminals. WikiLeaks supporters have responded by cyber-attacking the websites of PayPal, MasterCard, VISA, Amazon.com, the Swedish government and those that kicked off WikiLeaks. One particularly interesting target is the Swedish government.
Julian Assange is sitting across the table from me, eyes fixed on his computer screen, searching for videos of himself.
As a former sex crimes prosecutor, I'm the last person you might expect to come to the defense of the unsavory WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. But the charges that now have him sitting in a British prison reek of opportunism and political expediency, and that does women around the world no good. That doesn't mean that I think the two women who've accused him of committing sexual offenses last August are lying.
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Fwoggie I'll start the ball rolling with a question. You're an Australian passport holder - would you want return to your own country or is this now out of the question due to potentially being arrested on arrival for releasing cables relating to Australian diplomats and polices? Julian Assange : I am an Australian citizen and I miss my country a great deal.
American intelligence and law-enforcement agencies, outraged by their inability to stop WikiLeaks and its release this week of hundreds of thousands of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables, are convinced that the whistleblowing website is about to come up against an adversary that will stop at nothing to shut it down: the Russian government. National-security officials say that the National Security Agency, the U.S. government’s eavesdropping agency, has already picked up tell-tale electronic evidence that WikiLeaks is under close surveillance by the Russian FSB, that country’s domestic spy network, out of fear in Moscow that WikiLeaks is prepared to release damaging personal information about Kremlin leaders. “We may not have been able to stop WikiLeaks so far, and it’s been frustrating,” a U.S. law-enforcement official tells The Daily Beast. “The Russians play by different rules.”
During the Bush era, I frequently wrote about escalating attacks by the U.S.
In my previous column for Salon , I cited the infatuation of many on the left with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks as evidence of a disturbingly casual approach to the rule of law among Americans of all political persuasions, along with the U.S. policy of targeted assassinations, preventive war and widespread toleration for illegal immigration and the use of offshore jurisdictions for tax avoidance. Elsewhere in Salon, Glenn Greenwald took exception to my inclusion of the WikiLeaks founder in my list of scofflaws, claiming that Assange has committed no crime. Let me explain why I believe the campaign of Assange and his associates to obtain and publish vast amounts of classified material from the U.S. and other governments, as well as stolen private information from non-governmental organizations and individuals, is neither legal nor legitimate.
Another international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp , the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police. While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satellite campus at Alliance Airport north of Fort Worth.