joined:June 25, 2006
I just saw a story on news, that wikileaks.org has been publishing 1000's of U.S. diplomatic cables that they acquired somehow. So, out of pure curiosity, I visitied the site. There was nothing on the landing page but the links to a previous 'leak' - the Afghan war material.
This didn't make sense, so I visited the site through a proxy server located in a country outside of U.S. (I am in U.S.). I was surprised to find the diplomatic cable material at the top of this same page. The page I got from U.S. simply seems to have had this topmost text deleted, and begins with last months scandalous material.
Since I'm not an investigative journalist and so have neither any interest in, or the time to peruse 1000's of random diplomats communications, I didn't even bother to download this stuff. But now I am very very curious to know how and why I got these 2 different pages. I do feel irritated at the prospect that my government may be starting to act like the Chinese govt. After all, if people in other countries can get this data, then it is only us American citizens who are being blocked or diverted to a different webpage, possibly by our own Govt. ( though wikileaks.org itslef might be serving up a different webpage to U.S. IP's, but this doesn't make sense.) . This looks bad, and is bad, if true. If Americas enemies can read these cables, but free American citizens cannot, then we don't know what our enemies know. That is just plain stupid !
Any knowledgable people out there care to check this out ?