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An overview of WikiLeaks and its decisions…

Good morning, Netizens...

Are you one of the unfortunates that cannot decide where you stand on Julian Assange and his WikiLeaks organization? Like a pigeon sitting astride a skinny telephone line in a stiff windstorm do you find yourself swaying first one direction, then another, constantly fighting for balance against the forces of nature?

Perhaps it is time to go to the following web site and read what appears to be pretty much the unexpurgated history of WikiLeaks, how it got started and why. The four videos are, at times, compelling. It contains, among other things, one of the videos of civilian casualties in Iraq that appears to clearly define the parts of the war that our leaders never wanted us to see or hear, which is perhaps why they are so eager to nail Assange to the cross of public opinion.

If nothing else, the quotation, “democracy without transparency is just a word (and not democracy at all) rings very true to me. If some military man strode up to me and demanded I would give them justification for firing upon a van containing children from a helicopter, I would hope I would have the guts to, as WikiLeaks has done, simply expose the truth. War is ugly, but in our country, nothing says I have to support war or those faceless individuals who wage it.


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