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Julian Assange Pans WikiLeaks Movie 118

As reported by news.com.au, Julian Assange has seen leaked copies of the script of an upcoming film depicting WikiLeaks, and blasts it as inaccurate propaganda. He says, among other things, "They tried to frame Iran as having an active nuclear weapons program. Then they try to frame WikiLeaks as the reason why that's not known to the public now." Says the article: "Assange declined to say where he got the script, although he hinted that he had been supplied with several copies of it over time. He also declined to say whether the script would be posted to the WikiLeaks website, saying only that "we are examining options closely.'"
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  • Iran (Score:0, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday January 26, 2013 @12:52PM (#42700951)

    Why on earth wouldn't Iran have a nuclear weapons program? The accepted wisdom now is that a nation with nuclear weapons can't be invaded by another nation. The strategic advantage of having them is massive. Even assuming they don't have ambitions of attacking Israel or anyone else, the impact on how they have to be treated in foreign relations is huge.

    Now, I don't know if they have an EFFECTIVE nuclear weapons program. Maybe due to embargoes they're just banging rocks together like Saddam was. But it seems implausible that they don't have some resources devoted to developing nuclear weapons.

  • UN Security Council (Score:4, Informative)

    by Enderandrew ( 866215 ) <.moc.liamg. .ta. .werdnaredne.> on Saturday January 26, 2013 @01:13PM (#42701063) Homepage Journal

    7 times the UN security council has unanimously voted that they have evidence that Iran is enriching uranium for weapons and ordered them to stop. If they're being framed, they're being framed in such a way that every single member of the security council has it confirmed by their own intelligence agencies.

    And yet Assange individually knows better than all of these intelligence agencies. If he had actual proof of that, that would be a fantastic thing to leak. I don't believe he does.

  • Re:mockingbirds (Score:4, Informative)

    by Max_W ( 812974 ) on Saturday January 26, 2013 @02:58PM (#42702007)
    A law has a letter and a spirit. Socrates also broke a letter of a law. And he was condemned to a capital punishment by sort of a kangaroo court of that time.

    They are on the same scale as Socrates, they are the personages of human civilization. Nothing can be done about it anymore. They are too big and can turn out to be unexpectedly devastatingly strong. The best way is to leave them alone and ignore.

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