December 9, 2010
Book on Leaked Cables Pulled From Amazon by Author
Another bit of weird fallout from the WikiLeaks episode is that Amazon U.K. was hosting an ebook analyzing the leaked cables. Some supporters of WikiLeaks called this hipocrisy on the part of Amazon, after that company booted WikiLeaks from its hosting service. The book is no longer for sale. Amazon didn't have a problem with it because it didn't actually reproduce any of the leaked documents. It turns out that the author, Heinz Duthel, removed the book (WikiLeaks Documents Expose US Foreign Policy Conspiracies) from sale on Amazon.
I'm guessing the real underside to all of this is trying to figure out how to make money out of the leak, aside from trying to sell newspapers. I can see more books coming out, speaking opportunities by those in the know, and who knows, maybe Philip Glass can turn the cables into a boring opera. What with the web site attacks back and forth, I suspect that Internet security companies will use this experience to develop and sell products that keep sites up and running. I'll be looking as well for the first spam messages that promise explosive news from a leaked cable . Just click on the link or open the attached PDF. Yeah, right. There's money to be made, just don't use PayPal, Visa, or MasterCard and everything will be fine.
More on the book and Amazon is at PC Magazine. [MG]
Can Americans handle the truth? Americans have had very little access to the truth. Rich powerful corporation who are in bed with the government control much of the main stream media, there for controlling Americans perception of what the truth is. Now, however, with the WikiLeaks disclosures, they are able to have a much clearer view of what their reality actually is. Truth does not cause death and destruction, nor does it put peoples lives in danger, but lies and deceptions do. If Americans don't have a clear understanding of what their leaders are doing on their behalf, then they don't truly live in a democracy. Wake up America!
Posted by: Joshua Wu | Dec 19, 2010 11:35:22 AM