Wikileaks vs. Pentagon

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Difference between Wikileaks and Pentagon

Everywhere you look, the WikiLeaks phenomenon has captured the public consciousness in a way that no other controversy has, and always hovering around nearby is the specter of the Pentagon. This is hardly surprising since much of the dirt that the controversial site has been dishing out recently has to do with U.S. policies. In this article, we take a look at the ties that bind the two.

Wikileaks
Pentagon

The Basics

Wikileaks is a non-profit organization that has achieved a fair degree of notoriety by publishing documents that would have otherwise been unavailable to the public. Much of the organization’s content comes from anonymous sources as well as insider leaks. The organization’s website was launched in 2006, and it had amassed over 1.2 million documents by the following year. The founders of the organization are reputedly Chinese dissidents, in addition to several journalists, mathematicians, and technologists from countries such as the United States, Taiwan, Europe, Australia, and South Africa. Its most recognizable figure is Australian activist Julian Assange. At present, Assange is listed as the "director" of WikiLeaks.

Although officially the name of the building in which the headquarters of the Department of Defense of the United States is housed, the name "Pentagon" is commonly used to refer to the Department itself. Going by this usage, the Pentagon is the subject of numerous WikiLeaks documents.

What Started It All

It was on November 28, 2010 that WikiLeaks first began releasing a number of documents linked to various United States embassies around the world. Numbering more than 250,000 to date, this collection of documents represents the largest collection of confidential materials released to the public. These documents have since been perused throughout the world by millions of readers, all of whom have presumably gained a detailed insight into the foreign activities and policies of the United States government. Of particular significance are the top-secret cables between almost 300 U.S. embassies all over the world.

Repercussions

Are present, the United States Library of Congress has blocked user access to WikiLeaks. In addition, the White House Office of Management and Budget has explicitly banned all unauthorized government employees and even contractors from accessing documents that are otherwise publicly available on WikiLeaks and other satellite websites. This order came into effect on December 3, 2010. Various government agencies, among them the U.S. Army, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department have also hinted at the possibility of bringing criminal charges against WikiLeaks and Assange. The Obama administration has also reportedly sought to convince Britain, Germany and Australia to bring charges against Assange, and even restrict his movements across international borders.

Similarities and Differences

WikiLeaks

  • A non-profit organization that has achieved a fair degree of notoriety by publishing documents that would have otherwise been unavailable to the public
  • Website was launched in 2006
  • Had more than 1.2 million documents by 2007
  • Julian Assange is at the center of the media tornado.

Pentagon

  • The subject of numerous WikiLeaks documents
  • Department of Defense of the United States

Who do you believe?
  • Wikileaks
  • Pentagon
 
 

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  • Wikileaks is Criminal Organization wrote on January 2011

Wikileaks WAS NEVER a non profit organization!

They state on their website to be a non profit organization, but as a matter of fact, it was not an organization at all, but a private business of Julian Assange. Later, Assange has incorporated a private limited company SUNSHINE PRESS PRODUCTIONS EFH in Iceland, where Julian Assange is 94% shareholder. The company is subject to corporate tax rate of 18% and is not registered as non profit organization.

The business purpose of his WikiLeaks company, aka SUNSHINE PRESS PRODUCTIONS EHF in Icelandic reads:

Tilgangur félagsins er framleiðsla, útgáfa og dreifing fjölmiðlaefnis, myndefnis, prentaðs máls og margmiðlunarefnis, hönnun og hýsing vefsiðna, smásala og heildsala, rekstur fasteigna og lánastarfsemi og skyldur rekstur.

And translation in English:

The company's purpose is the production, editing and distribution of media content, video content, language and print media, web design and hosting industry, retailers and wholesalers, real estate and business lending and related activities.

Full documents of the FOR PROFIT company may be found here:

http://wikileakscriminalorganization.com/wikileaks-was-never-non-profit-organization.html Non profit organizations are REGISTERED, DO NOT HAVE SHAREHOLDERS and provide TRANSPARENCY and ACCOUNTANCY.

Wikileaks is nothing of that.

Wikileaks lies on its website: http://wikileaks.ch/About.html to be non profit organization, but admits to be project of SUNSHINE PRESS PRODUCTIONS EFH, which is the number one option to receive "donations".

None of those donations are tax deductible, neither the world, neither Iceland. They are subject to corporata tax rate of 18% just as any other business income.

Stealing information and selling it for profit to corrupt corporations is one thing.

Having genuine humanitarian purpose and lawful requests for transparency is another thing. And there are so many true non profit organizations doing it right.

Julian Assange and his Wikileaks are public scam and fraud.

Not worth a cent.

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