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In the view of the US government, many of the WikiLeaks documents are still classified, and even though the documents have been published for all the world to see, reading the classified documents without clearance is illegal. Some US government warnings issued to several governmental groups have suggested that a federal employee would be breaking the law by reading the leaked cables of classified State Department documents published on the WikiLeaks website.
Credit card companies that prevented card-holders from donating money to the secrets outlet WikiLeaks could have their operating licenses taken away in Iceland, according to members of the Icelandic Parliamentary General Committee. Representatives from Mastercard and Visa were called before the committee Sunday to discuss their refusal to process donations to the website, reports Reykjavik Grapevine.
Ron Paul, the Texas Republican House Representative known for his deep libertarian roots, gave an impassioned speech on the U.S. House floor. Paul likened the attack in Wikipedia leader Julian Assange to “killing the messenger for bringing bad news”. He then posed nine questions for Americans to consider. Transcript of the speech shows…