Open Secrets: WikiLeaks, War, & American Diplomacy -OR- I’m Feeling A Bit Homicidal & Cannot Seem to Write…
Week 4 of 52 (part 1 of 2)
I have every intention of reading the Gardian’s version of this same story, but I’m not sure that either of these takes on Assange’s infuriating inconsistencies & hypocritical approach to the world, etc require my take on them.
There are far smarter & more patient people than me to do that…
I will leave you with a fairly innocuous quote & invite you to read these two books.
I also suggest that throat punching random, blindly faithful Assange supporters will do little more than
possibly make you sleep better…
“When the Guardian & The New York Times published portions of the 68-page Swedish police report on his case, the man responcible for the largest leak of offical documents in history complained to the BBC that the Swedish prosecutors had been “deliberately, and illegally, selectively taking bits of material and giving them to newpapers.” He called it “an abuse of power” and denied any conflict wiwth WikiLeak’s practices. “We are an organization that does not promote leaking,” he said, “We’re an organization that promotes justice.”
Just for fun I thought I’d share some of the other titles I toyed with, back when I thought writing about this book was a good idea.
A small sampling:
Open secrets: WikiLeaks, War, and -OR- How watching too much Get Smart leads you to ask for a cone of silence, even as you are publishing things that will likely get good, honest people killed -or- Why Assange Can Go Fuck Himself Without A Condom -or- How fucking misguided & uninformed the Assaange fan boys reallly are -or- collateral stupidity