U.S. officials deny they are urging technical takedown of WikiLeaks
December 3rd, 2010
02:09 PM ET

U.S. officials deny they are urging technical takedown of WikiLeaks

U.S. officials at the Pentagon and State Department denied Friday knowing of any efforts to take down the WikiLeaks website or asking companies to do so.

The site's efforts to publish 250,000 diplomatic cables has been hampered by denial-of-service attacks, ejection from its server host and cancellation of its name by its American domain name provider. Each time WikiLeaks has worked out other arrangements to bring the site back online.

In written answers to readers' questions posted on the website of the British newspaper The Guardian, WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange alleged "abusive elements of the United States government" were behind the site's technical problems. A State Department spokesman disputed that the U.S. government was involved.

"I am not aware of any conversations by the United States government with either any internet host here or any government over there at this point," said spokesman P.J. Crowley.

A Defense Department official also denied causing the technical problems slowing the WikiLeaks release of secret U.S. government documents.

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  1. the wiki

    Missing from wikileaks are the biggest and best kept secrets. This is revealing if you think about it.

    December 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. sburg

    all this wiki leaks bs reminds me of a favorite song of mine. i suggest people listen to the lyrics. black Sabbaths war pigs. reminds me of the corruption of the past

    December 3, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ace

    Well to me itz funny to because the gov is makin it seem like they arent doin nothin but they realy are so y dnt they jus take it down completly and say any other release is a direct attack on international security??? Well its like chest but the other side is tryin to do it secretly but i ask what happenz win the people are like we dnt beleave u gov ???? Will that spark a fire i dnt no can sum1 tell me????

    December 3, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    @The Red Shuttle. 1.55 million dollars. That's just a wild guess.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Wolfe

    Goodbye truth, hello censored internet.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. sburg

    feels like u live in Iran huh. censor everything with their servors

    December 3, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. The Permabear

    The headline should be . . .
    US officials deny they are urging technical take down of WikiLeaks . . . No one on earth believes them.

    Especially after Senator Joe Lieberman used his political influence to pressure Amazon.com to stop web hosting Wikileaks. If you'd like to contact Senator Lieberman to complain about our diminishing First Amendment Rights, or to just tell him what you think of him, here is a link to his contact info:

    http://lieberman.senate.gov/index.cfm/contact/email-me-about-an-issue

    December 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Veritas

    @Cesar hi the truth about the takedown will be leaked at a future date.

    December 4, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. hassan

    stop being corrupt, Julian Assange is just another important fellow we need for the world to be peaceful. the USA would love to know about bombing are that gonna take place on it's soil this december, so what is wrong with providing them with the detailed info to save life? now if you all are terrorists you would desire to kill me for my provided info, right? that's why Julian is seen bad

    December 4, 2010 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. hassan

    the USA want to exercise Hitler behaviour over it's citizens by limiting them from reading the truth, yet they encouraged them to read alot about Ossama Bin Ladden,but now that it is about them they wanna hide it. OOH GOD the world needs to know who the real terrorists are

    December 4, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. KB3LVP

    I just got done reading all the comments about Wikileaks and I laughed my headoff because all of you are a bunch of ass-fill in the blank starts with h. anyway Iwill keep laughing at trhe stupid comments

    December 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Banner

    Its funny. How many people scream freedom of press, speech etc . . . And yet i think those very same peoples are the 1s whose private info should be put into a pamphlet and distributed in prisons world wide. . . Hw do u like that freedom there? Its no diff boys and girls. Jus like your rite to knw as do they. Thats your reasoning rite there 4 ya. . .

    December 4, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Banner

    Morons

    December 4, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Daniel

    The ignorance of these people who blog in here to condemn WikiLeaks is utterly appalling and they should not be allowed to vote at the polls. No wonder we have such an economic mess here!!!

    December 4, 2010 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Cesar

    I eat M&M's with cold milk. Does anyone have a problem with this?

    December 4, 2010 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Forexpreneur

      @Cesar ... Yes dang it. That is entirely too much fat and sugar. No toy for you. LOL 🙂

      December 5, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
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