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Sunday, December 05, 2010

Freedom Fighter or Terrorist?

You may have heard the phase "One man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist".
Wikileaks has stirred up a shitstorm with it's document dumps. Wikileaks scoops include the Apache helicopter attack on civilians in Iraq, the Afghan & Iraq war logs and now diplomatic cables, aka "cable gate". This has all the usual suspects panties in a bunch especially Hillary. Demonstrating once again how the Obama administration has carried on with some of the same underhanded bullshit as BushCo. Hillary is as guilty as Condoleezza for ordering US diplomats to engage in espionage in the UN, which is a violation of the international covenants that the US agreed to.
The man behind Wikileaks is Julian Assange and he is being demonized as a terrorist for providing/publishing leaked info furnished by whistle blowers. Most of the repressive regimes on the planet have aligned to put a strangle hold on the flow of information (aka-the truth) and not only making it difficult for Wikileaks to maintain a base from which to publish but also a barrage of threats from extremists to label Mr. Assange a terrorist and calling for his arrest, prosecution and even execution.

The meatheads & hypocrites are lining up to label Mr. Assange a threat but of course the same miscreants stood behind Bush, Cheney and even Scooter Libby.

I think the man is a high tech terrorist…he’s done enormous damage to our country and to our relationships with our allies around the world, and he should be prosecuted, said Mitch McConnell.
"damage to our country", really? Our foreign policy is damaging to our country. You can't invade another country and kill civilians without repercussions. It's called blowback dumbass.

Mike Huckabee said: ..."Whoever in our government leaked that information is guilty of treason, and I think anything less than execution is too kind a penalty."
This little nugget from a former preacher, hypocrite and compassionate christian.

again from the Raw Story.."The guy who runs the website is a sleazeball named Julian Assange, who is bent on damaging America. Since he's not a U.S. citizen, it's hard for American authorities to move against him," O'Reilly continued. "But we can prosecute those who leak the documents to Assange."
Bill O'Reilly calling Mr. Assange a "sleazeball... Ha ha, pot meet kettle.

We need more transparency and less collusion. Freedom of speech is supposed to be protected as well as making sure that the press is free to uncover cover-ups and abuses of power.
from wikileaks.." Publishes and comments on leaked documents alleging government and corporate misconduct."
That's a good thing, right?

The link is on again/off again but is was wikileaks.org for future reference. Also try to Google cablegate.

from msn..."The ouster came after congressional staff questioned Amazon about its relationship with WikiLeaks, said Sen. Joe Lieberman, an independent from Connecticut.WikiLeaks confirmed it hours after The Associated Press reported that Amazon's servers had stopped hosting WikiLeaks' site. The site was unavailable for several hours before it moved back to its previous Swedish host, Bahnhof AB."

Presidential candidate, Barack Obama promised “transparency” in government.
Well not so much yet. Filed under 'still waiting'.

Wikileaked diplomatic cables...
Don't Shoot the Messenger...
OP/ED by Julian Assange... "Prime Minister Gillard and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have not had a word of criticism for the other media organisations. That is because The Guardian, The New York Times and Der Spiegel are old and large, while WikiLeaks is as yet young and small.
We are the underdogs. The Gillard government is trying to shoot the messenger because it doesn't want the truth revealed, including information about its own diplomatic and political dealings."

"The US diplomatic cables reveal some startling facts:

► The US asked its diplomats to steal personal human material and information from UN officials and human rights groups, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, credit card numbers, internet passwords and ID photos, in violation of international treaties. Presumably Australian UN diplomats may be targeted, too.

► King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked the US to attack Iran.

► Officials in Jordan and Bahrain want Iran's nuclear program stopped by any means available.

► Britain's Iraq inquiry was fixed to protect "US interests".

► Sweden is a covert member of NATO and US intelligence sharing is kept from parliament.

► The US is playing hardball to get other countries to take freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Barack Obama agreed to meet the Slovenian President only if Slovenia took a prisoner. Our Pacific neighbour Kiribati was offered millions of dollars to accept detainees."

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