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In restricted speech, former MI6 chief credits WikiLeaks with ‘tidal wave’ of revolutions


Former British intelligence chief Sir Richard Dearlove gave a speech not long ago where all recordings were prohibited. During that talk, he credited secrets outlet WikiLeaks with helping spark revolutions across the Middle East, saying they provide a stark example of the ways technology is changing how people relate to their governments.

Unfortunately for Dearlove, someone in the audience was recording, and now the whole world gets to see his formerly restricted speech.

This video was published to YouTube on March 2, 2011.