With such a plethora of opinions spinning around concerning WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and the diplomatic cables leaked on Nov 30, here's a round-up of articles for you in no particular order but with many thanks for the excellent work of Information Clearing House:
Who, Precisely, Is Attacking the World?
By Paul Craig Roberts
Not a single "Iranian expert" was capable of pointing out that the tyrants who rule Egypt and Saudi Arabia fear Iran because the Iranian government represents the interests of Muslims, and the Saudi and Egyptian governments represent the interests of the Americans. (Includes remarks on NPR's less-than-honest handling of the US-Iran-Israeli situation revealed in the leaked cables.)
WikiLeaks vs. the Political Class: Why They Hate Julian Assange
By Justin Raimondo
A revolution is indeed possible. That's why the Establishment of both parties, and pundits on the neocon right and the Obama-ite left, are out to knife Assange and bring down WikiLeaks.
The cover-up: WikiLeaks Cable Reveals Secret Pledge to Protect US at Iraq Inquiry
By Robert Booth
Ministry of Defence told US that UK had 'put measures in place' to protect American interests during Chilcot inquiry.
The Folly of the Israeli AND Arab Approach to Iran: Is Wikileaks being manipulated by an intelligence service?
By Alan Hart
The Wikileaks revelation that some Persian Gulf Arab leaders wanted (and still want?) America to attack Iran is confirmation of what some of us thought we knew - that Arab leaders are not merely impotent but as dangerously deluded as their Israeli counterparts.
The Proper Response to WikiLeaks
By Karen Kwiatkowski
The great US stumbles over itself to be inoffensive, seeking simultaneously to be both submissive and warlike when speaking to Israelis. Pathetic little weasels, the lot of them. But their pathetic weaselness cannot be blamed on Julian Assange.
WikiLeaks: Pakistan quietly approved drone attacks, US special units
Cables obtained by WikiLeaks reveal that in private the Pakistani government was not unhappy about the strikes, and secretly allowed small groups of U.S. special operation units to operate on its soil.
Canada's Afghan ambassador being dragged into the WikiLeaks mess
Canada's ambassador in Kabul has put his job on the line in a secret memo that lays bare the extreme level of mistrust and antipathy that exists between the Afghanistan government and the NATO alliance.
And, last but not least, peace activist Cindy Sheehan weighs in:
Where To Go From Wikileaks? The Peace Movement Responds
By Cindy Sheehan
Secrecy, spying, and hostility have infected our entire government, turning the diplomatic corps into an arm of the CIA and the military. #
In case you missed it, you may wish to hear the audio (3 mins 40 secs) or read the text of today's NPR feature Prosecuting WikiLeaks: It's Not Going To Be Easy.
And here's NPR's Assange arrest warrant timeline.
At this early juncture, my 2 cents' worth about the diplomtic cable leaks is that many of the US government's tears over the current WikiLeaks outing seem crocodile-esque to me, partly because I thought that everyone knew or assumed that 'US diplomatic service' was a euphemism for a team of spies skulking about the world's embassies! But what do I know, right?
Plus, if you're interested in Mr. Assange's natal chart, try yesterday's post including the post's comments with a discussion of a few of his main planetary aspects such as a Mars/Jupiter square, a Sun/Uranus square, and a dissociate, retrograde Jupiter/Neptune conjunction....you may spy a 'holy crusader' within his complex horoscope. jc