Friday, December 10, 2010

More leaks

"Wikileaks: Where are the Israel documents?":
"I've heard people voicing suspicions about this. Have the Israel cables been suppressed, they ask.  
The answer, apparently, is no. There's little or nothing from Israel in the 250,000 or so documents – and the explanation, I'm told by someone who ought to know, is very simple. 
Israel, in the eyes of the US diplomats, is not a normal country like any other and so it's not dealt with in the normal way. Sensitive documents from Israel go through different channels – to the White House rather than the State Department – and are therefore not among the batch leaked to Julian Assange."
We won't get memos out of this batch on the Gaza slaughter or the Marmara slaughter - the timing is wrong, as the leaks peter out towards the end of 2009 - but some information on Israel did leak out:  the Americans receive their orders from their Bosses.

"WikiLeaks: What, Really, Is the Problem?":
"The problem is not the manipulation of WikiLeaks by any foreign intelligence service but, in effect, the manipulation by key players in the mainstream media, in America especially, of the material WikiLeaks is providing."
"On the Historical Necessity of Wikileaks" by Lawrence Davidson.

"WikiLeaks cables: Pfizer took aim at Nigeria AG":
"U.S. drugmaker Pfizer (PFE.N) hired investigators to find evidence of corruption against the Nigerian attorney general to convince him to drop legal action against the company over a drug trial involving children, the Guardian newspaper reported, citing U.S. diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks."
This is the way the world actually works but we rarely see any evidence of it.

"Lieberman Praises Companies Helping Him Try To Censor Wikileaks"  This is funny as the companies involved attempt to fabricate stories to distance themselves from Joe the Censor.

"Prof may face charge for urging assassination:  U of C's Tom Flanagan spoke out against WikiLeaks boss"  I imagine we'll find prosecutors in Calgary are up to the corruption levels of prosecutors in Sweden.

"MOROCCO: For cheap Saudi oil, Rabat broke ties with Iran, cracked down on Shiites, leaked cable says"  Well, at least Morocco got some cheap oil for bending over (it might come in handy for lubing up).  Most countries bend over for free.

"No Surprise: Wikileaks Leak Shows US Entertainment Industry Wrote Spain's New Copyright Law"

"WikiLeaks Cable Exposes NATO War Plan Against Russia"

"Wikileaks reveals U.S. 'dirty business' at climate change talks"

"WikiLeaks cables: Lockerbie bomber freed after Gaddafi's 'thuggish' threats"

I'm sure there was a comment to this article pointing out the serious dangers of shopping at Amazon during this holiday season (do you want 4chan to have your credit card number?).  Now it has disappeared.

"WikiLeaks goes backstage in Lebanon's Hariri case"  As you might have guessed, the U. S. State Department micro-manages the Hariri commission from behind the scenes.

"Assange Case: Evidence Destroyed Over And Over Again"  The case of the disappeared tweets.

"Is Julian Assange Europe's Nelson Mandela?":
"Sweden’s false charges against Mr Assange are not the first time that country has collaborated with aggressors. When the Nazis wanted to seize Norway’s heavy water production plant for their nuclear research, Sweden announced that it was neutral and allowed the Germans to roll straight through the country to Norway. Just ask the Norwegians at the present time about their opinion of Sweden. Those were the days when Britain fought armed aggression rather than supported it."

Scott Adams:
"But things didn't turn out as Assange hoped.  The unintended consequence of his actions is that he managed to make Sweden look like a country that's governed by congenital idiots and populated with nothing but crazy sluts and lawyers. And don't get me started about the quality of their condoms.
To be fair, I don't know if Assange's alleged broken condom is because the product was defective. We have good evidence that Assange has the world's biggest set of nuts, so assuming some degree of proportionality, he'd put a strain on any brand of condom that didn't have rebar ribs. 
Assange had a lot of help making Sweden look like the last place on Earth that you would want to take your penis. The aforementioned megahit movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, makes the place look like a snow-filled ass cave that Jeffrey Dahmer lived in before he got a raise. (It's a good movie otherwise.)
If you haven't read any background about the so-called rape charges against Assange, you really should. Apparently Swedish laws are unique.  If you have a penis, you're half a rapist before you even get through customs. And if your condom breaks, that's jail time. What I'm saying is that the Club Med in Sweden is a nervous place."
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