I don't think he or Wikileaks had anything to do with the Arab uprisings.
When I first saw that so-called "Collateral Murder" video (when it was shown in several Wikileaks documentaries) I knew something wrong would happen to him in the near future.
I knew he wouldn't win that Peace Prize, I was tipping it to go to a politician.
Maybe it's because everyone hates him or something (I am one of those Assange-haters), it could be those documents or the trouble he's facing in Sweden that resulted in him getting incarcerated in a British mansion and being forced to wear an electronic tagging device.
He even has to report to police on a daily basis and Daniel Domscheit-Berg (the German man with the glasses) walked out on him and started up a similar website (Openleaks). I think it will take months, even years for Assange to get over the Swedish rape accusation problem.
I think Daniel did the right thing when he decided to leave Wikileaks, he knew Julian Assange was power-hungry, like a "James Bond villain". Daniel Domscheit-Berg even referred to Assange as "meglomaniac".
Herbert Snorrasson, a former Wikileaks staff member who co-founded Openleaks with Daniel Domscheit-Berg stated that Wikileaks is "near collapse".
I felt sorry for poor Herbert, who was sacked from Wikileaks when Julian Assange said this to him:
"If you have a problem with me, you can piss off."
That spoiler almost like, reminds me of when Donald Trump says "you're fired" on The Apprentice. (Australia is hosting its own Celebrity Apprentice soon, hosted by Trump's Australian counterpart, Mark Bouris).
And why do you think making governments more transparent was an achievement for him? Most people would forever know him as "the Australian genius behind Wikileaks who was detained in a house because of two pathetic Swedish women".
You also said that you didn't like him as much as you used to.
I've been a 100% Julian Assange-hater since January 2011 and I will always hate him for everyone accusing him of terrorism to his stupid hair and his voice that is so deep he speaks like a trashy, quiet politician (and in Australia, they even did a stage production based on him and the story of Wikileaks).
If you have watched a Wikileaks documentary, tell me if you hated it and what you hate about Wikileaks.
There's this Twitter user named "N08HR" who flamed me for comparing Assange to Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter series. N08HR even has his own Tumblr blog focused entirely on Wikileaks and although I looked at it myself, it is plain stupid.
Plus also, when those 250,000 diplomatic cables were released, it was not Assange who leaked them, but rather a young American soldier named Bradley Manning who is now in solitary confinement.
Assange even spent a 9-day jail stint where he claimed it to be like "solitary confinement".
If you take a look at him, his appearance is getting stupider every time (he even wore glasses during that appeal against the extradition to Sweden, which I think was a new low appearance-wise, the glasses totally wrecked him up). But the thing I'll always hate about Assange is his trashy platinum-blonde hair that he claims was the result of a failed science experiment.
I support any users here who hate Julian Assange. If you are that kind of user, please friend request me.