1. Someone or someones within the US government release thousands of documents about the Iraqi Invasion, the Afghan War and diplomatic cables of various types and interest. Things we should know about. Like the cavalier way US soldiers shoot anyone and everyone.
2. Wikileaks puts them on line.
3. The world media co-host the information and trawl it for juicy stories, publishing everything that they think will be embarrassing governments and boost their sales and circulation.
And who do the "authorities" chase?
Pricks. No authority with me.