Wikileaks' ISP nuclear bunker cave

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Video guided tour of the facility, to get a better idea of the full scale of the insanity/coolness:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwlATf9xse4

  2. Anonymous says:

    nice deathmatch level

  3. Laroquod says:

    Gotta love them chunky double doors.

  4. Alex Norcliffe says:

    The WikiLeaks sites are actually running from servers in Ireland and the US by American hosting company Amazon, and French company Octopuce

    Cablegate: http://boxbinary.com/2010/11/wikileaks-hosting-cablegate-on-amazon-ec2-us-servers/

    Warlogs: http://boxbinary.com/2010/10/why-wikileaks-warlogs-site-servers-hosted-in-the-us-amazon-ec2-not-sweden/

    If they still use Bahnhof at all, apparently it’s just for some tunnelling for their internal databases http://www.thelocal.se/30340/20101121/

  5. pridkett says:

    Neat pictures of the Bahnhof facility, but apparently they weren’t up to snuff for the DDOS attacks yesterday. The first host for http://www.wikileaks.org is an Amazon Web Services machine (at least, this is true on the east coast of the United States).

  6. j-dub says:

    30 meters underground? If you zoom in on that first photo and look down the hall, you see a street with a white van parked at the curb.

    • SonOfSamSeaborn says:

      Underground street. Underground van. Underground curb.

      Underground house behind it.

    • Maurice Reeves says:

      That first photo appears to be the main entrance and there does look to be a downward slant into whatever facility this is from there, so it’s entirely possible that the majority of the building is that deep underground, but there needs to be some door leading outwards, yes?

      Personally, I think I’d go through alternating moods of “THIS IS SO COOL” and “I CAN’T STAND THIS PLACE” if I worked there.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Cue: One Bunker Buster from Uncle Sam.

  8. Anonymous says:

    All it needs are some Securitrons and Robobrains guarding it.

  9. ClintonD says:

    I’d be very surprised if the next bond villian ISN’T based on Julian Assange and Wikileaks. He practically already is one. He’s probably got a billion secret agents on his trail, he has his own underground lair. He even looks like one.

  10. ViolettVerq says:

    Ugh. All that HDR-ness is making me hurl.

  11. turn_self_off says:

    Reminds me of one of the locations used for the servers that power various personal banking systems in norway.

  12. demophon says:

    LIES! Like I can’t recognize the Venture compound when I see it. pu-leeez.

  13. Anonymous says:

    Alas, Bond villains generally try to hide their evil plot. Wikileaks evil plot is all about exposing the corruption and waste of many organizations around the world.

  14. perchecreek says:

    It seems somehow ironic that the likelihood of war against Iran has been increased because of Wikileak’s release of the US diplomatic cables.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Banhofs facility were originally a, framskjuten enhet, forward deployment, for firefigheter trucks that were to put out fires and rescue people right after world war three bombing raids. It were essentially a bedrock garage with a blast door and a bunker building within the excavated space for the firefighters.

    Most of the Swedish population had blast and fallout shelters available and there were a civil defence organication that mobilized outside each town and had fortifications for command and control, lookouts and in large cities firetrucks within the city proper. It were built on Uk and German experiences from the second world war bombings and then evolved into a serios effort to get most of the population to survive a limited nuclear war.

    All of this has been disbanded exept for the shelters, we still have inspectors that about every 10 years checks that building owners have not mismaintained shelter spaces within their buildings.

    Every other house where I live has such a shelter in the basement. They are still stocked with steel props for the roof, manual air pumps, sealed cannisters with rubber gaskets for the blast doors, galvanized buckets and paper loos and misc tools for setting up the shelter or digging a way out of it.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hmm. This looks like the underground bunker where they had a terracotta show in Stockholm this year.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Has Wikileaks been leaked

  18. minamisan says:

    Can it protect against questionable rape allegations?

  19. Anonymous says:

    I hear Ernst Stavro Blofeld rented the place for SPECTRE board meetings after James Bond blew up his oil rig in’71.

  20. sjef says:

    Typo in that link to Benjamin, should be: http://slowlights.tumblr.com/

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