Monday, 20 December 2010

WikiLeaks and Israel Shamir

Doubtless, this will be considered simply another smear on the good name of wikileaks, but I promise you there is nothing trumped up about this. One of Wikileaks' spokesmen is Israel Shamir aka Joran Jermas, an anti-semite and conspiracy theorist. Details about Shamir and his associates, back in 2004, can be found in a Searchlight article, here, but The Guardian, gawd bless it, has an even more up to date story, here.

I won't pretend that I'm a lover of wikileaks - it seems to me to be a great example of power (knowledge) without responsibility. While democratic governments are subject to checks and balances (that may or may not work, admittedly), are wikileaks to be answerable to no-one at all?

If you want to read Israel Shamir on the subject of Wikileaks, you can find him here, defending Wikileaks against nutters who believe it is a CIA/Mossad operation.

Life's rich tapestry, eh?

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