UK Daily Mail
Feb 14, 2011
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has claimed credit for the recent revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.
With the rest of the world praising social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook for mobilising thousands of protesters to overthrow authoritarian regimes, the blonde-haired Australian believes Wikileaks’s leaked US cables was also responsible.
He said the released cables showing former Tunisian president Ben Ali was corrupt gave the army ‘the confidence that they needed to attack the ruling political elite.’
Speaking to SBS’s Dateline, he added the domino effect which spread to Egypt means he can also take credit for liberating 80million Egyptians from the 30 year rule by Hosni Mubarak, who resigned last week.
This article was posted: Monday, February 14, 2011 at 5:17 am