Why We Should Be Skeptical of Wikileaks

When considering Wikileaks, we must be cognizant of the following facts, which ought to give any sane person pause:

1. There is very little in the way of concrete, independently verifiable fact in existence to check Julian Assange’s version of his own past.

2. There is even less in the way of substantiation for the myth that has grown up around Assange; namely, his purported existence as something of an intellectually precocious individual who magically gained access to various corporate networks as a teenager and came away from over thirty criminal counts for his exploits with a small fine.

3. Assange’s existence as a sort of forgetful yet dedicated idiosyncratic programmer, writer, and consultant for computer security who studied mathematics at the University of Melbourne is something that does not explain how he managed to come into hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of funding and support from a virtually anonymous network of donors and foundations. It certainly doesn’t do much to clarify who the anonymous eight directors of Wikileaks are, as Assange is the only publicly available figure to represent the individuals who supposedly founded Wikileaks.

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Jason Rink is the Editor-in-Chief of The Liberty Voice. Executive Director of the Foundation for a Free Society. He is the producer and director of Nullification: The Rightful Remedy, and the author of “Ron Paul: Father of the Tea Party” the biography of Congressman Ron Paul. See more of his work at his writing at JasonRink.com and his film production work at FoundationMedia.org.

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