Sunday, February 13, 2011

Assange: Wikileaks an Influence for Egyptian Revolution or Something

This is almost as dumb as pretending Obama had something to do with the Egyptian uprising.
WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange says the whistleblowing website's influence on events in Tunisia was the "example" for the political upheaval in Egypt.

The material leaked by WikiLeaks which was then published through a Lebanese newspaper, Al Akhbar, was significantly influential to what happened in Tunisia, Mr Assange told SBS's Dateline today.

"And then there's no doubt that Tunisia was the example for Egypt and Yemen and Jordan, and all the protests that have happened there," he said.

WikiLeaks released cables showing that then Tunisian president Ben Ali would not necessarily have the backing of the United States, instead indicating that the army would have the support of the US.

Mr Assange said it was his "suspicion" that this information gave the army and people around the army in Tunisia "the confidence that they needed to attack the ruling political elite."
A dubious source claims Wikileaks had something to do with the unrest in Tunisia, but even there the commenters shot that down.

1 comment:

the wolf said...

Delusions of grandeur.