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Wikileaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy (英語) ペーパーバック – 2011/2/1
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It was the biggest leak in history. WikiLeaks infuriated the world's greatest superpower, embarrassed the British royal family and helped cause a revolution in Africa. The man behind it was Julian Assange, one of the strangest figures ever to become a worldwide celebrity. Was he an internet messiah or a cyber-terrorist? Information freedom fighter or sex criminal? The debate would echo around the globe as US politicians called for his assassination. Award-winning "Guardian" journalists David Leigh and Luke Harding have been at the centre of a unique publishing drama that involved the release of some 250,000 secret diplomatic cables and classified files from the Afghan and Iraq wars. At one point the platinum-haired hacker was hiding from the CIA in David Leigh's London house. Now, together with the paper's investigative reporting team, Leigh and Harding reveal the startling inside story of the man and the leak.
"A behind-the-scenes adrenalin rush of secret meetings, encrypted websites [and] passwords written on hotel napkins" Metro "[A] very detailed, highly readable and, yes, rather racy volume. It is a fascinating and forensic analysis" Tribune "This pair of Guardian journalists provide excellent detail about the mechanics of the Wikileaks operation" -- Books Of The Year: Politics Sunday Times Culture
WikiLeaks has been written by a team of top Guardian journalists, led by David Leigh, the paper's investigations editor whose work was behind the jailing of Jonathan Aitken and the exposure of secret payments by arms company BAE, and Luke Harding, the paper's Moscow correspondent.
1. FOX NEWS wants Assange assassinated.
2. Senator Lieberman wants Assange terminated.
3. Hillary Clinton would like Assange to be erased.
4. But, then, a few months after the massive leak, America learns that the leaks actually increased the popularity of the USA among the regular people in the Middle-East.
5. Yes, the clear, colorful descriptions of criminal elements in Russia, Iraq and Afghanistan really made citizens of these countries both angry at their leaders and happier about the USA.
6. So, the USA backed off...a little.
7. But, today, Manning is still locked up and Assange can't go out and play.
8. Obama's State Department seems aware and useful.
9. But, Obama and the USA military remain angry cretins.
10. We learn, basically, that leaks can help the world.
11. But, pity the poor leakers.
12. They must be punished and tortured and kept in solitary and hurt and criticized and deported or jailed or killed or driven insane.
13. Nice country you've made, Mr. President.
14. And, by the way, keep up the drone assassinations of brown people. These killings are really getting you support among the innocent victims.
15. Hope you bring the drones to the USA ghettos and barrios soon. I know you want to.
Larry Rochelle, Author of OCCUPY FEARRINGTON, available on AMAZON Kindle.
It doesn't make the story itself bad, it is a good story with a lot of cruft.
But the story itself it's about Wikileaks, from its inception to the release of the so called Cablegate -- the release of several diplomatic cables. Actually, Wikileaks is just the background story here; the whole action is more about how The Guardian dealt with Assange and the other publishing partners than Wikileaks itself.
It's not a bad story, even with the abundance of words. There are a lot of forgotten elements -- like the story behind Manning and his leaking -- which tend to be completely ignored at this point. But, again, there are too many unnecessary words that go nowhere. Prepare to get annoyed about the continuous mention of the some cable over and over again -- and see the said cable in its complete form in the end.
(Why I'm mentioning this? 'Cause the book makes a huge deal of how several cables affected international politics, but keep mentioning the same three cables over and over again. I mean, if several where that important, why are the same three mentioned so many times?)