Every Attack Made Against #WikiLeaks, Was Made Against Daniel Ellsberg When He Released the Pentagon Papers in 1971


Wed, Dec 8th, 2010 14:26 by capnasty NEWS

"How far down the U.S. has slid," says Daniel Ellsberg, a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, "can be seen, ironically enough, in a recent commentary in Pravda (that's right, Russia's Pravda): 'What WikiLeaks has done is make people understand why so many Americans are politically apathetic [...] After all, the evils committed by those in power can be suffocating, and the sense of powerlessness that erupts can be paralyzing, especially when [...] government evildoers almost always get away with their crimes. [...]'"



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