What’s wrong with Wikileaks? Nothing.
The Associated Press reports that a company Visa asked to investigate WikiLeaks’ finances found no proof the group’s fund-raising arm is breaking the law in its home base of Iceland. But Visa Europe Ltd will continue blocking donations to the site for now.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has rattled the world, releasing top-secret documents and exposing folly and corruption wherever he finds it. Publishing secret diplomatic cables seems to have put him over the top. He’s been battling shadowy allegations of rape on top of a banking industry that refuses to do business with him.
Click here to read the AP story. I hate international banking conspiracy theories, but it sure seems like the world is full of powerful people who will do anything to shut this guy up.
It’s a mistake. Get rid of Julian Assange and the next guy committed to this same mission won’t be so transparent. He’ll be invisible. He’ll light all kinds of fires and no one will be able to figure out his true identity.
Kinda like the Green Hornet or Batman.
There will always be a misunderstood hero trying to set the truth free.
Reminds me of my favorite newspaper masthead motto, which belongs to the Aspen Times: “If you don’t want it printed, don’t let it happen.”