Julian Assange seems to be one of those guys who thinks it’s all fun and games until the sites are set on HIM. He’s clearly afraid of the big, bad American government and facing accusations that he a co-conspiritor of espionage. The Telegraph quotes Assange calling the charge “serious.” Is he joking? The ACT of conspiring to commit espionage didn’t seem SERIOUS?
This guy seems to have the same over inflated ego- devil-may-care– the-rules-don’t-apply-to-me attidute that you see in any low-level criminal– like the hacker, he is.
I don’t believe for one minute this is a fundamental, idealistic issue with him. He’s a hacker. His gig is to expose or infiltrate information that someone else is trying to keep hidden. That’s what he gets off on. I say his position with Wikileaks is a hacker’s wet dream. You steal and expose people’s information, claim a philisophical reason to do it, and act like some kind of Robin Hood. When really, it’s all just video games to him. Dump tens of thousands of confidential docs–I WON!! But when the US government comes knocking at the door, Assange is ready to piss his pants.Additionally, Assange has said that “you can’t publish a paper on physics without the full experimental data and results; that should be the standard in journalism”.
Notice is not the case in the Telegraph article when he is claiming to have been informed by White House insiders of talks to arrest him. Who are these “insiders”? Does the public have a right to know, NOW?
Later he calls Kuwait a “second Guantanamo.” Where is the attribution for that.
This guy’s just another low level criminal who fell face first into a pretty good gig.