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  •  This is what he Gellman linked to, and I don't (4+ / 0-)

    see Julian Assange's name on it.  And although I'm not an authority, it doesn't seem to be what Julius Assange would write.  And it doesn't even seem to be about wikileaks releases, but about p2p technology and entertainment.  It does have the "total annihilation" phrase, and that's all the tangible connection I can find.  I bolded the "total annihilation part.

    http://cryptome.org/...

    From:
    Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 08:56:55 +1100
    To:

    [This is a restricted internal development mailinglist for w-i-k-i-l-e-a-k-s-.-o-r-g.
    Please do not mention that word directly in these discussions; refer instead to 'WL'.
    This list is housed at riseup.net, an activist collective in Seattle with an established lawyer
    and plenty of backbone.]

    It's clear to me that as i2p, tor, anonnet and freenet evolves, other  
    p2p programs become more anon and file-sharing web-sites become more  
    popular the anon + can't get the cat in the bag part aspects of the  
    internet will become fait acompli with its general in speed and  
    sophistication.

    There will be real free speech -- that also means an inability to  
    enforce copyrights, which is great since otherwise we will find all  
    economic growth diverted into the entertainment industry as the  
    ability to falsify sense-data becomes ever more sophisticated, but  
    human eyes and brains remain the same.

    Of course, this'll only pause things slightly -- those companies will  
    move instead to the supply of mmorg like sense falsification, but the  
    regime of better governance that true free expression gives will  
    enable all manner of positive interventions. Although there is some  
    argument to be make that speech is still shackled until financial  
    transactions are free. [otherwise unmonetized free speech competes  
    with monetized censored speech]

    WL can advance the political/governance aspects of these developments  
    by several years which will have all sorts of positive cascades, not  
    the least of which is total annihilation of the current US regime and  
    any other regime
    that  holds its authority through mendacity alone.

    It seems to me that this 2007 email, which has no identification of the source, isn't even about what Gellman and Stephanopolous characterized it as being about.  

    •  Thanks so not only are (5+ / 0-)

      they possibly wrong about Assange being the author, but they may also be taking quotes out of context of which the email is written.

      I think this is diary worthy as far as demonstrate , at least on speculation, how the anatomy of a kill the messenger campaign works in the US

      Who would go looking if Assange had not made fun o the source?

      Greenwald has been making similar observations about the press with his past

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