Friday, June 17, 2011

what's taking them so long?

the wikileaks leaks have really slowed to a trickle, at least with regard to the diplomatic cables. last november, wikileaks started releasing in batches the 251,287 diplomatic cables. early on they released a bunch of new cables every day, now it's every few days and the batches seem to be getting smaller. to date only 14,829 of the total number of cables wikileaks says it has have appeared on its site, just 5.9% of the total.

so why so few after all these months? did the charges that the leaks would somehow endanger lives hit home and get the organization to take more time redacting? have julian assange's legal problems somehow caused the process to slow down? have they lost interest in the cables to concentrate more on their guantanamo and bank of america projects?