WikiLeaks is catching more heat for revealing the deceptions and criminal actions of the U.S. and other world governments. Looking at those complaining the loudest reveals the need for truth among universal deceptions
If you look at those in Washington who are bellowing the loudest about Julian Assange and the WikiLeaks documents, it becomes extremely obvious that it's those who have benefited for the past decade from not being held accountable for their criminal actions. The fact that Democrats and Republicans can only agree on excoriating WikiLeaks because of the embarrassment also speaks volumes about today's political environment.
Julian Assange is a journalist. He didn't leak anything since he didn't have access to classified information. Someone with access to classified information leaked those documents to Assange at WikiLeaks -- a journalistic organization -- which has made those documents available to the world. Washington is desperately trying to destroy freedom of the Press.
Assange, founder of the infamous WikiLeaks site, is facing fallacious prosecution in Sweden because his organization is blowing the lid off U.S. Government corruption. Recently released materials reveal just how sordid U.S. officials have been, and U.S. officials are bound and determined to get revenge at any price. One of Assange's accusers has ties to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
In usual fashion, political leaders, and other criminals in high places in the U.S. Government, are over-dramatizing the situation, making all kinds of ignorant statements while showing their true colors. The political theater used as diversionary tactics to stifle the truth is in full swing. One Congressman reportedly wants to redefine "terrorism" -- as if it didn't already have enough convenient definitions -- to include websites that reveal inconvenient information.
U.S. definition of "National Security" is extremely broad
There are many revelations from the leaked documents that blow the lid off the deceptive, corrupted actions of the U.S. government and more will be revealed soon. Also revealed is Saudi Arabia's financial support of Al-Qaeda, the extent of corruption in Afghanistan, and more evidence of that we were lied to about the Iraq war. WikiLeaks will be releasing information in the future that will hurt a large financial institution. Naturally, establishment media, in cadence with their political masters, revealed its subservience to the Government and the Pentagon, ignoring and obfuscating important information while trying to crucify WikiLeaks and its founder. As usual, the government's hypocrisy is running rampant.
Various factions are desperately trying to shut down the WikiLeaks website, but aren't having much luck. The number of websites mirroring WikiLeaks, as with the public anger at the Government's attempts at censorship, is growing.
Instead of focusing on the atrocities revealed by WikiLeaks concerning all the ongoing war crimes committed by the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan, our establishment media is ignoring the truth and busily trying to assassinate the character of Julian Assange. It's hardly surprising when you consider the fact that the New York Times and the Washington Post helped the Bush administration lie the nation to war with Iraq.
The U.S. definition of national security revealed in the WikiLeaks cable dumps is extremely broad. The BBC reported on a list of facilities that are "vital to US security," which include obvious infrastructures like communication hubs, gas pipelines, etc., as well as other facilities such as a Cobalt mine in Congo, an anti-snake venom factory in Australia, an insulin plant in Denmark and a host of other facilities in Britain, Cornwall, Scotland and other parts of the world. It's time for a closer look at "National Security" and our Government's actions. One target listed has actually been out of business for almost twelve years.
"During Times of Universal Deceit, Telling the Truth Becomes a Revolutionary Act"
George Orwell, author of the 1984, which has served as the play book for all the illegal intrusions into every American's lives, said "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act" and "Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." Welcome to the 21st century.
President Obama doesn't have a problem dealing with Republicans. After all, they reportedly colluded together to kill probes into the Bush administration's use of torture and other war crimes overseas while refusing to investigate them in the U.S. Part of the leaked information reveals that President Obama lied about ending Bush torture policies in Iraq.
The Government's attempts at normalizing Blowback are becoming increasingly apparent as more people are awakening to the reality of having to beware of Governments trumpeting terror threats. Only a small handful of more than a quarter million documents have been released by WikiLeaks, and most of those were redacted before being published or reported on by the media -- before being released to the public. Despite that, establishment media and the powers that be continue spreading their lies and propaganda.
Thoroughly exposed by the WikiLeaks documents is the culture of corruption and criminal operations conducted by the U.S. government behind the backs of the U.S. population. Will any members of the U.S. government whose actions are outlined in the leaked documents face prosecution for their criminal actions? Highly unlikely if history is any indication.
The fact that WikiLeaks is a journalistic organization is ignored by those busily trying to excoriate it. Treating Assange as a leaker instead of a journalist could prove dangerous to journalists in general. As noted by FAIR, if the government can declare Assange to be a spy or a terrorist for publishing classified documents he's received, every investigative journalist who does the same thing could be in serious trouble. We need more outlets like WikiLeaks to keep the illegal actions of all Governments in check. All the outrage in Washington is nothing but history repeating itself. Among the myriad of other things, WikiLeaks reveals the need for truth among universal deceptions.
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