It seems like no matter which way this issue is raised to the Wikileaks people, it is never directly addressed. This is why many in the FOI and transparency community can't get behind Wikileaks and Assange.
I'm not at all impressed with this "question" from JAnthony and I don't know why its making the rounds. Its a bunch of unsupported rhetorical assertions that rest on the arrogant assumption that they are all forgone conclusions culminating in a ridiculous "question" that is actually a thinly veiled act of rock throwing. Its easy to throw rocks at wikileaks. Its not insightful.
Obviously, Assange does not agree with JAnthony about the value of diplomatic secrecy. Obviously, anarchists do not believe that western diplomats serve the best interests of the people they represent, and the delta lies within that secrecy. These particular anarchists believe that strongly enough to have taken considerable action as a consequence of their beliefs.
JAnthony's message presumes as a forgone conclusion that all of this is wrong. However, this IS actually the question at hand, and if it were a foregone conclusion we wouldn't be having a discussion about it at all.
I'm not saying JAnthony is wrong, mind you. I'm just saying this message doesn't help convince me in any respect to his case, and he and his should stop assuming that convincing isn't necessary.
Its worth saying, on the other hand, that even if you agree with the anarchists, that doesn't imply that the actions of Wikileaks are necessary or even helpful to their cause. That is a whole other ball of wax.
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