Assange: If you think about it, we have a publishing pipeline that’s increasing linearly, and an exponential number of leaks, so we’re in a position where we have to prioritize our resources so that the biggest impact stuff gets released first.From the Daily Mail:
Me: So do you have very high impact corporate stuff to release then?
Assange: Yes, but maybe not as high impact…I mean, it could take down a bank or two.
Me: That sounds like high impact.
Assange: But not as big an impact as the history of a whole war. But it depends on how you measure these things.
"It will give a true and representative insight into how banks behave at the executive level in a way that will stimulate investigations and reforms, I presume.You could call it the ecosystem of corruption but it’s also all the regular decision-making that turns a blind eye to and supports unethical practices: the oversight that’s not done, the priorities of executives, how they think they’re fulfilling their own self-interest."I'd have preferred to see this first, before the so-called US Cablegate documents. I also hope Assange has a strong team around him and is arranging protection - although some are already saying it's bluff and double-bluff in the murky, stinky political world. I prefer to think Assange is one of the good guys in all this. Let's hope Wikileaks doesn't turn out to be Pandora's Box.
UPDATE: Vlad Tepes has more info, including the news that Assange has been granted asylum in Ecuador.