Is it any wonder that the founder of Wikileaks hasn't attempted to embarass any governments who will hunt him down and kill him?
This shouldn't be surprising. The fairest country in the world is always the one that gets kicked around. The e-tough guy has a near guarantee that an "assassin squad" from the most tolerant country in the world won't silence him wherever he hides.
That takes real guts, doesn't it?
I first heard of Julian Assange and Wikileaks last year sometime. I forget who sent me the link - but it was a link to the now infamous video "Collateral Murder" in which Assange attempts to prove that an Apache helicopter illegally murdered innocent civilians in Iraq, including a Reuters photographer. Outraged at first (very nice editing, Mr. Assange) but always skeptical, I searched through reviews of the video by other media outlets. One of them posted screen grabs from the video which revealed individuals in the group to be armed.
Although Assange's video notes that some appear to be armed, he says that because the group "seems relaxed" that this should somehow protect them from being viewed as enemy combatants:
Newsflash: American gunships don't use the "appearance of relaxation" as a factor when deciding to engage enemy combatants. Which means that Assange has created nothing more than a video that describes the inevitable reality/horrors of war. Not murder.
And now we have this highly damaging document dump that will undermine US diplomacy overseas. The common thread is that the leaked information has no redeeming value other than to embarass Assange's target.
His desire to be a rebel is probably going to cost him his life.