Transparency isn't enough? I think transparency is crucial to democracy. Democracy requires an educated populace who are informed, regularly and openly, on the doings of the people that we've tasked with our business. Do you think our society suffers from too little or too much government transparency right now?But this is a man without a country, leaking information in the name of "journalism" with no other cause other than to claim a dedication toward "transparency". It doesn't wash with me.
Putting aside what Assange's motives are (and frankly, his motives don't matter much, what matters is where we find ourselves now), do you think that it is better for us to know about Dyncorp paying for child prostitutes for Afghani diplomats or not?
I don't believe they are as strained as you suggest. We give a lot of countries around the world massive amounts of money, resources, weapons, etc. They're going to keep playing, even though we're the world's worst secret keepers. There is no benefit in them not playing with us...and they certainly don't want to lose their cash cow. They may even be downright pissed for a while, but they'll get over it as long as the cash keeps flowing.This, to me, looks more like a "look at me" campaign, and by doing this so publicly, he's not accomplishing anything but straining relations in a world that is already strained.
It's possible, but unlikely.I think this is going to damage communication between nations, not improve it. I think this is going to HURT transparency, not promote it. This is going to scare everyone back into their closets, and it will be very Cold War like between nations once again.
Thank you, for that. But you didn't answer my question. What would you support doing in the scenario I described?Or so, that is a possibility. I'm just thinking out loud as you asked.