WikiLeaks has released the most sensitive data to date: a global list of more than a hundred infrastructure sites that the United States considers vital for national security. These sites, if attacked, could disrupt the global supply chain and global communications, as well as goods and services critical to the U.S. economy.
Although the facilities and their locations are not secret, British and U.S. authorities call their release grossly irresponsible.
The blogsphere has called WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange everything from a First Amendment hero to a criminal.
WikiLeaks has divulged information about:
- Fears that terrorists may acquire Pakistani nuclear material
- Several Arab leaders urged attack on Iran over nuclear issue
- U.S. instructs spying on key UN officials
- China's changing ties with North Korea
- Yemen approved US strikes on militants
- Personal and embarrassing comments on world leaders
- Afghan leader Hamid Karzai freed dangerous detainees
- Russia is a "virtual mafia state" with widespread corruption and bribery
- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is "paranoid and weak"
- The extent of corruption in Afghanistan
- Chinese leadership "hacked Google"
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