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    (Original post by adam_zed)
    So its okay to throw petty names and start vicious rumours, but I guess the First Amendment runs out when someone publishes evidence of your incompetence. Its not like the Military entry codes of whatever were released. Surely the fact that things like the US attempting to bug the UN is good for the international community?!
    Yes, it's okay to throw petty names. You're angry and frustrated remember. No, it is not okay to start vicious rumours. Can you tell me some rumours that the American government have started? When you start publishing governments secret, it is not okay, everybody (including the government) deserve some privacy. The first Amendment protects those that publish truthful information, legally acquired. Is this information legally acquired? He could be charged with the Espionage act (which I don't agree with, btw).
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    (Original post by Electrodude)
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-20023941-38.html



    It would be great to discuss the reasoning behind this proposal by our odd Congressman.

    Do you thin that Wiki Leaks should be put up there shoulder to shoulder with Al Quaida?

    Should information be restricted if the government decides to declare them a 'thread to national security'?

    Should the public have more difficulty scrutinising the governments actions?

    discuss!
    Peter King is a well-known proponent of terrorism. It's only natural that he should know all about it.
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      This whole situation is ridiculous.

      If, and it is an IF, some countries throw their toys out of their prams because of something that was released via wikileaks; it will not be julian assange's fault. It will be theirs and theirs alone for being incapable of sitting down and talking like adults. Everything should be out in the open so that it can be sorted out, whats the alternative? Everybody carries on just pretending that everything is ok and nothing changes? Everybody carries on pulling their dirty tricks on eachother?
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      (Original post by Joluk)
      While most of what Wikileaks does is noble work, releasing certain diplomatic cables was not a good thing to do. They could have dramatic consequences.

      For example, apparently China told the US it no longer gives a damn about North Korea, north koreans thought they were best buddies, but now maybe they become angry and feel isolated, and do something wreckless (invade the south). Certain comments as well could result in trade links being cut between nations, meaning their economies will be weaker etc etc.
      You are assuming the north Koreans don't know this already. Their spy service would have to be the worst in history not to know this. Do you really think the world's intelligence services rely on wikileaks for their information?
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      (Original post by Martyn*)
      No.

      The real terrorists are the Zionists and the Jesuits.
      Of course. :yep:
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      (Original post by Joluk)
      While most of what Wikileaks does is noble work, releasing certain diplomatic cables was not a good thing to do. They could have dramatic consequences.

      For example, apparently China told the US it no longer gives a damn about North Korea, north koreans thought they were best buddies, but now maybe they become angry and feel isolated, and do something wreckless (invade the south). Certain comments as well could result in trade links being cut between nations, meaning their economies will be weaker etc etc.
      these countries shouldn't keep documents for the wiki leaks people to find if they don't want it to be found out
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      (Original post by Annoying-Mouse)
      Yes, it's okay to throw petty names. You're angry and frustrated remember. No, it is not okay to start vicious rumours. Can you tell me some rumours that the American government have started? When you start publishing governments secret, it is not okay, everybody (including the government) deserve some privacy. The first Amendment protects those that publish truthful information, legally acquired. Is this information legally acquired? He could be charged with the Espionage act (which I don't agree with, btw).
      way to hung over to be replyingto this, but here goes. I meant inter party tactics =, republican v democrat. i agree with you to an extent, its not fair that some throwaway remarks are allowed to destroy international relations but some of the leak are pretty serious.
     
     
     
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