WIKILEAKS? Should they be trusted?
December 4 2010
by Vincent Werber
Well many of us have watched the Wikileaks situation play out, so much like a badly produced action movie… I have to sit back and say… “what the hell is really going on here?”
I cannot think of a better way for the Obama Administration to fast track any internet laws, rules, and shut down Freedom of Speech. Some of us can see Wikileaks for what they really are, a simple tool to get the World Wide Web under the control, of all Governments involved of course I cannot prove that but can I prove the authenticity of any of the documents released by Wikileaks? NO! It simply cannot be done.
But let’s look closer at Wikileaks. Who are they really? Where do they get their money? And how do they get their information in the first place? No one knows and considering that Wikileaks claims to make things open they seem to keep their ‘books’ out of the public view… That should raise a red flag to everyone.
As I said on Twitter, “Wikileaks is Obama wetting himself and Hillary refusing to change his diaper”, Just a bit of my ‘potty humour’ for all to enjoy but I got a reply that said “I was not all that far off”. I suspect that reply came from a person that believes that the dumping of the documents was just a crude way of Obama wanting to get rid of Ms. Clinton but who really knows?
Now here is a question that needs to be answered, just what information will be released by Wikileaks? The claim is that they have received so many documents from every corner of the world and that includes many banks and companies. OK fine but will only information at appeals to Mr. Assange be released? What is his true motives here? Is this just another scam to leverage the money markets, banks, Wall Street, et al? And what politics will this satisfy?
Wikileaks likes to say that they are not political but let us understand that the very fact that they are releasing documents that may effect political matters that they are not being truthful because everything that Wikileaks has done to date is very political… it reeks of politics… it reeks of some sort of money making scheme and perhaps even reeks of social engineering.
It has been reported in a number of different blogs and the major news media that many of the original Wikileaks membership have jumped ship because Mr. Assange has changed the ‘rules’ from the prior intent of the organization. These persons that have left Wikileaks intend to form their own web based organizations to go forward with the original intent of what was Wikileaks. Mr. Assange told these folks too; “piss off” as it is claimed.
Now let me address the claims of the DoS of the web sites used by Wikileaks. Wikileaks has big problems in the area of keeping any web site up because of ‘denial of service (DoS)’. Of course many will think that this situation would be caused by any of the Governments involved but the dirty secret is that Wikileaks has enraged many of the world’s hackers and they are the ones that will follow Wikileaks for as long as they act the way they do. The opposing hackers have many reasons but mostly it is based in an increasing hatred of what Wikileaks’ Mr. Assange. Wikileaks is bringing too much pressure to bear on the underground hacker and they see this as a major offense.
It is well known that Mr. Assange is claimed to be a hacker but many in the gray world of hacking know that these claims are more bluster than brass. It is said that he could not make it in the world of being a true hacker so he is taking it out on the entire world. Classic ‘little man’ syndrome but I cannot speak on that because I not a professional in that area of science 🙂
Now I need to make this clear, Mr. Assange is NOT a hacker but is nothing more than a two bit cracker. The difference being is a ‘hacker’ is a person that knows his operating system but a ‘cracker’ is a person that breaks into other persons computers to gain information that they should not have… the later is criminal.
What I am trying to say here is simply this: Wikileaks should NOT be trusted, they have kept a heavy cloud over their organization that leads me to believe that they are NOT what they claim to be. They are not open, their true motives are not known and should not be given any more credit than the street gossip that they are. If a source cannot be cited than the information is worth nothing, therefore it is pure gossip.
Of course there are those in this world that just love reading other peoples mail… that is a personal problem for those people but never should one believe all that one hears or reads, time to think for yourself people! I simply did not find anything in these documents that I haven’t already read on the web or in books…. It’s old news and not worth my time.
These Wikileaks documents have been compared to the Climategate documents but the fact is that the Climategate documents were verified by many of the persons that wrote the Climategate emails… there is a difference, a big difference. Learn it, love it.
I have a term for the Wikileaks documents… GIGO… meaning ‘garbage in, garbage out’
So that ends this rant… BTW…. TANGO DOWN!!! 😉