The Albigensian Crusade history is very known http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albigensian_Crusade The insubordination of the Cathars to Pope was his main reason.
Julian Assange's insubordination deflagrated the hateful persecution that ran over his journalistic career. The destruction of Wikileaks is equal today to the destruction of Albi in the past. The beginning is the same: every resistance focus to the political, military and economical power should be eliminated.
When it ordered the Albigensian Crusade's accomplishment the Pope ignored several beginnings of the Natural Right. To silence Julian Assange and to destroy Wikileaks now the USA despise juridical beginning expressed in the International Declaration of the Human Rights http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#a1 concerning the freedoms of conscience, of expression, of press and of access to the information.
This Assangense Crosade can have another result? I believe that the answer the this question is YES. The technological development and the number of unhappy ones connected conspires in our favor.
States are big and economically powerful, but they are slow and inefficient. The virtual Crowd http://sithan.multiply.com/journal/item/411 it is apparently chaotic and erratic, but the cost of his existence is practically null. The State has to make an effort a lot to act and good part of his energy gets lost in the bureaucratic disputes. The virtual Crowd has the ability to appear, to multiply, to hide, to disappear and to appear again where and when they are less expected.
While thousands, million, trillions of human beings have their own computers, they know the International Declaration of the Human Rights, many many around of the world they will have will and impulse to scrub their rights in the face of belligerent and authoritarians rulers. Hands the work. The hope depends on you.