Wiki for Anti-Anti-Islamofascists and the Practice of Open Source Espionage

I found a reference at SlashDot to something called Wikileaks which says:

Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact. Our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by all types of people. We have received over 1.2 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources.
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Today, with authoritarian governments in power around much of the world, increasing authoritarian tendencies in democratic governments, and increasing amounts of power vested in unaccountable corporations, the need for openness and transparency is greater than ever.
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Wikileaks reduces the risks of truth tellers and improves the analysis and dissemination of leaked documents.

Wikileaks provides simple and straightforward means for anonymous and untraceable leaking of documents.
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In an important sense, Wikileaks is the first intelligence agency of the people. Better principled and less parochial than any governmental intelligence agency, it is able to be more accurate and relevant. It has no commercial or national interests at heart; its only interest is the revelation of the truth. Unlike the covert activities of state intelligence agencies, Wikileaks relies upon the power of overt fact to enable and empower citizens to bring feared and corrupt governments and corporations to justice.
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We propose that authoritarian governments, oppressive institutions and corrupt corporations should be subject to the pressure, not merely of international diplomacy, freedom of information laws or even periodic elections, but of something far stronger — the consciences of the people within them.
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Wikileaks is not a front for the CIA, MI6, FSB or any other agency. Quite the opposite actually. It’s a global group of people with long standing dedication to the idea of improved transparency in institutions, especially government. We think better transparency is at the heart of less corruption and better democracies. By definition spy agencies want to hide information. We want to get it out to the public.

The site claims to be neutral, yet the front page seem to be mostly anti-USA stuff (content and word choice).

Weirdly, the site also has favorable reference to Daniel Ellsberg and Aldrich Ames.

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  1. [...] 25 December 2007 by cannoneerno4 PurpleSlog turned me on to Wikileaks, an uncensorable system for untracable mass document leaking, founded [...]

  2. Here is a roundup of the Wikileaks Afganistan-based OpenSOurce Espionage :

    http://zenpundit.com/?p=3492

  3. “The site claims to be neutral, yet the front page seem to be mostly anti-USA stuff (content and word choice).”

    obviously, amongst various reasons. because the US doesn’t execute spies, traitors, and dissidents. Every other regime has us beat on this matter .Cause they’re more common sense orientated.

  4. There’s an elevated supply of classified information from that, in case it wasn’t clear.

  5. “Wikileaks is not a front for the CIA, MI6, FSB or any other agency.”

    And you can believe as much of that as you wish.

    If I was counter-intel, I would be making up a huge amount of “phishing” websites and email spam mega send outs to attempt to get people to go to false wiki sites leaking false information about US enemies.

    Endless fun with that.

  6. Ym…I was updating a post 2+ years ago when Wikileaks first appeared. I pegged it as a anti-USA Open Source Espionage effort, even thought the press and its founders where saying it wasn’t. I believe events have proven my initial hunch/analysis to be correct.

    “If I was counter-intel,…”
    Although I suspect that sort of thing would be harder then it sounds, that would be a function of counter-intelligence.

    I don’t see any hint that Wikileaks is part of US/Ally CI/Deception project.

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