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    WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

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    "As far as anyone can tell, this has never happened," Assange responded. "When we deal with such serious issues and such [a] large amount of information, we have to accept the risk that it might, but this is balanced by the understanding that such information is also likely to save a great many lives."
    But U.S. officials have said the documents could nevertheless endanger sources in the Afghanistan field. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in an interview this month that the information was published "without any regard whatsoever for the consequences."
    It seems like the founder of Wiki Leaks has no problem releasing potentially harmful information even when warned by the Pentagon. I wonder if his opinion would change if someone posted his personal info somewhere or information was published that places his life in danger.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

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    It seems like the founder of Wiki Leaks has no problem releasing potentially harmful information even when warned by the Pentagon. I wonder if his opinion would change if someone posted his personal info somewhere or information was published that places his life in danger.
    The fundamental conflict is that the secrets act is being abused and its hard to unwind the stuff that should be secrets vs coverups and other shenanagans. Its unfortunate that it has to come to this, but it wouldn't have been an issue if the pentegon and other agencies had been more responsible.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

    I want MI5/6 files leaked. I just wonder what other things is hidden under the guise of 'war on terrorism'


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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

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    It seems like the founder of Wiki Leaks has no problem releasing potentially harmful information even when warned by the Pentagon. I wonder if his opinion would change if someone posted his personal info somewhere or information was published that places his life in danger.
    This is why he is an asshole. People are almost certainly going to die over the documents he posted.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

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    This is why he is an asshole. People are almost certainly going to die over the documents he posted.
    Exactly, and this is what pisses me off. The guy has been asked by the Pentagon and Obama administration to not post these documents because they are a threat to our soldiers' lives. Yet he justifies it by saying they "could" save lives. There is no logical explanation as to how releasing these documents will save lives, and those in charge of the military and national security (Pentagon and the Obama administration) have specifically told him that they jeopardize lives.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

    Not all of the documents that have been posted should even have been classified in the first place. I thought that Obama was going to create greater openness in government?

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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

    Wikileaks is dangerous ground when it comes to stuff like this imo.

    I believe in freedom of information, but I also believe in a governments right to keep things confidential for the purpose that if it was released to the public chaos would ensue. The government has the capability to abuse this though and cover their backsides if they do something wrong, and that's just downright evil. Of course that doesn't mean we as a people should abuse a source such as wikileaks to endanger our soldiers. People need to think long and hard about the consequences of what will happen if they post something to Wikileaks. This is one of those situations where you need to think hard. Though as the publisher of Wikileaks he should be held partially responsible for anything that he allows to go through that causes more harm then good.

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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

    This guy Assange (sp?) is a real asshole!


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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

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    It seems like the founder of Wiki Leaks has no problem releasing potentially harmful information even when warned by the Pentagon. I wonder if his opinion would change if someone posted his personal info somewhere or information was published that places his life in danger.
    The level of self-assurance of this man's justification is outstanding. His act of injustice is somehow not as bad as the government's supposed doings. He is a messianic disaster.
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    Re: WikiLeaks Founder Describes Possibility of Casualties as Acceptable Risk

    i like the idea behind wikileaks, but the guy's a douche, if there's a good chance it could cost lives, it shouldn't be released.
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