I have not verified these things are true.
I have to take these things as unreliable indirect observations because I saw them on centrally controlled news, which has less credibility than my word. I wouldn't know where to look to determine if its true or not, since any internet news could be faked and they duplicate eachothers stories. Maybe you could help?
What I do know for sure is a conflict between decentralization and centralized banks is escalating, and Wikileaks and Anonymous as I described are probable results, while they could easily be on either side. Because my mind works partially as a bayesian statistics calculator, uncertainty does not interfere with my ability to figure things out on a global scale, and any statistical information at all helps some on average.
Good idea... Why not make a service that identifies Bitcoin users by their public wallet addresses?
It would be done by putting in a second key pair parallel to the single key pair Bitcoin has now, and a third key pair to verify the origin of the second key pair, the second and third private keys held by the identity provider service, maybe a bank or government or OpenID or run your own grid of decentralized identity servers if you want. That way the open-source software can not be modified to use such a network anonymously, but it could start a new network anonymously. Businesses will accept it much faster if all money on such network can ONLY be used with identity proven. Details here: http://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=23054.0