The increasingly Julian Assange centered WikiLeakS.org project recieved a media hype and publicity boost before Christmas 2011, when they appear to have been handed some or all of the hacked emails from the pretentious "private intelligence agency" company Stratfor.
Some of the "Anonymous" / "LulzSec" gang of hackers, who were under the influence and perhaps the control of an FBI coerced informant and agent provocateur (Hector Xavier Monsegur supposedly the LulzSec twit "Sabu") have been arrested and charged with this computer crime. They even stored the alleged millions of emails from Stratfor on a server under the control of the FBI.
See The Register: Stratfor email hackers were tricked into using Feds' server
There has been no noticable support for any of them by Julian Assange, even though at least two of them (Ryan Ackroyd "Kayla", Jake Davis "Topiary") have been indicted in the USA and could be facing extradition from the United Kingdom, unlike Assange himself, who is fighting an unjust European Arrest Warrant extradition to Sweden on sexual offences charges.
See Public Intelligence (a website which, unlike WikiLeaks.org anymore, does actually allow comments from the public on the censored or restricted documents it publishes) Anonymous/LulzSec Sabu, Kayla, Topiary, Anarchaos, Palladium, Pwnsauce Indictment and Criminal Complaints
All the above is background information relevant to the question in the title of this blog post: Why has WikiLeakS.org not published any Stratfor email headers ?
WikiLeakS.org has been milking a very small selection of Strafor emails for "maximum publicity", but with almost zero political impact, since 27th February, when they launched a subection of their main website (not, this time, chossing to use a subdomain or a different domain name like they did for collateralmurder.com)
The Stratfor emails are being touted as The Global Intelligence Files, using similar hype to that which the notorious and obviously cyber security inept Texas based private think tank likes to puff itself up with.
Julian Assange / @wikileaks twitter feed has been claiming that the formerly private rumours and speculation by Stratfor employees such as Fred Burton, who used to be employed by the US Government, are somehow actually official US Government policy or the "truth", even when other Stratfor employees have, sensibly, tagged such rumours as "single source" or "unverified".
The claim by WikiLeakS.org is that they are publishing 5 million emails, but they have not actually done so.
They have published 935 extracts in just under a month. At that rate it will be about 96 years before they publish 5 million email extracts. Surely even the second (or third) division media partners listed by WikiLeakS.org, since Julian Assange has lost the trust of The Guardian, the New York Times, Der Spiegel etc. etc., will have moved on to other stories by then ?
Despite claiming to have somehow invented "scientific journalism", whereby the original document sources of information for a story are made available to the public for expert analysis, Julian Assange has not done this with the Strafor emails, since the extracts do not contain any actual email header information, listing email clients, mailservers and IP addresses etc.
Why not ?
- What is Assange hiding ?
- Did the FBI controlled "Sabu" make sure that WikiLeakS.org only got a censored version of the Stratfor emails ?
- Since there is no WikiLeakS.org secure document submission system, or published PGP Public Encryption Key, how did the Anonymous / Lulzsec/ FBI contact Julian Assange / WikiLeakS.org ?
- Did WikiLeakS.org / Julian Assange actively reach out to the pompous "Sabu" over IRC and or Twitter ?
- Is the Stratfor email "leak" an attempt to drag Julian Assange and other WikiLeakS.org people into the credit card fraud and computer intrusion criminal cases which are currently in motion regarding Stratfor and other Anonymous/Lulzsec targets ?