Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Dec 2010 12:16 UTC
Internet & Networking It looks like several companies are learning what happens when you mess with the internet - and they're learning it the hard way. Several major companies have been hit by the collective powers of Anonymous after 4chan launched several distributed denial-of-service attacks. What many have been predicting for a long time now has finally happened: an actual war between the powers that be on one side, and the internet on the other. Update: PayPal has admitted their WikiLeaks snub came after pressure from the US government, and Datacell, which takes care of payments to Wikileaks, is threatening to sue MasterCard over Wikileaks' account suspension. Update II: is down due to the attack. Update III: PayPal has caved under the pressure, and will release the funds in the WikiLeaks account.
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RE[3]: Guilty of treason
by lemur2 on Wed 8th Dec 2010 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Guilty of treason"
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Are you actually reading what I wrote? I wrote that he was in the UK. I never ever ever said he was a us citizen. Why can't you make that an honest assumption based on what I wrote? You even quoted it. Secondly I wrote if someone dies as a result of it. An honest reading of what I wrote would've acknowledged it. You disagreeing with wars is all fine and good; I'm not pro war myself. But I have friends who have been on the front lines. Exposing documents that can compromise their security really is distasteful to me. And visa and the rest of those companies are taking the moral high ground.

Here is the exact quote of what you wrote:
Julian Assange should get on his knees and thank God he's in the UK. If one person dies from the compromised security of any leaked document he is guilty of treason and the US constitution makes the death penalty the punishment.

The fact that the US constitution makes the death penalty the punishment for treason is irrelevant ... Julian Assange cannot commit treason against the US.

You also utterly ignore the fact that no-one on front lines (or anywhere else) has been harmed by the information published by Wikileaks, according to US officialdom itself.
US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates admitted in a letter to the US congress that no sensitive intelligence sources or methods had been compromised by the Afghan war logs disclosure. The Pentagon stated there was no evidence the WikiLeaks reports had led to anyone being harmed in Afghanistan. NATO in Kabul told CNN it couldn't find a single person who needed protecting. The Australian Department of Defence said the same. No Australian troops or sources have been hurt by anything we have published.

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