27 July, 2010

Wikileaks is doing wrong

I disagree with any idea that wikileaks's behaviour is in the public interest. The New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel may have the opinion that they are doing "the right thing" while actually condoning illegal acts, acts that might, in cases, by treason.



Nitin said...

But the things that are revealed are against ethics & public/Countries.
I think What Wikileaks has exposed is what US & Pakistan are actually doing. Everybody has an idea how Pakistan & US are violating/ignoring not only human rights but also making mockery of what has been agreed to international community.
Exposing these Docs. has put the real face of US & Pakistan in front of World.
But i doubt this would make any difference to US & Pakistan's behavior.
Wikileaks has given proof of US & Pak's absurdity. That atleast make in my point of view is in Public Interest.

Hemant K Chitale said...

The point is that this behaviour has set a dangerous precedent. It allows a soldier to cast doubt and aspersion on his Commanding Officer, his General, his President. It corrupts the Chain of Command.

Say a soldier leaked documents, emails, radio transcripts about Indian Army operations in Kashmir. Would you accept that ?

Hiding behind the fig leaf of "public interest" does NOT absolve the parties of their misdeeds, unethical and unprofessional.

Hemant K Chitale