kaled - 1:52 am on Dec 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
all the ISP has to do is see someone DDoS'ing the IP's to these sites
Obviously, that's true. However, it's also true that if ISPs could be bothered to do this, there would be no botnet attacks because the account of every infected machine would be suspended.
Within the next couple of days, someone at Wikileaks will come out and say "stop - you're not helping". The reality is that they have enough friends to keep operating for the time being. Eventually, the US Government will realise the more effort it puts into trying to close down Wikileaks the worse it looks - I don't see it happening in the next few weeks, but maybe by Easter, who knows.
Of course, I'm hoping for some of the thermonuclear stuff to come out - I always enjoy seeing politicians being made to look stupid. That said, the US Government is doing a right good job of that themselves at the moment especially when you consider the constitutional rights of the press there.
There's not a newspaper in the Western World that would not have milked this information if it had fallen into their hands. It's not really so much different from the Telegraph and MPs Expenses - that was drip, drip drip as well. This is just a bit bigger, and it's the US Government being embarrassed instead of the UK Government.