Sunday, August 01, 2010

The Wikileaks Drip

The New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel were given 92,000 reports by Wikileaks, including thousands of pages of raw “human intelligence” (i.e., uncorroborated claims and gossip from interested parties and anonymous sources pushing a multitude of agendas), and diplomatic notes passed between the promulgators of the occupation in Washington and their factotums “in country."

As I have referenced before, invoking The Falcon and The Snowman, despite this leak being heralded as unmasking the war to the public, the documents are far too dense and numerous for lay-people to really sink their teeth into.

However, these leaks could play right into the hand of the warmongers.
The Taliban are also reportedly using the leak to cull for spies and collaborators.

There was a delayed response from the state and media but they finally went hard on their narrative that this leak is a "tragedy" and would result in the deaths of innocents. It is insanely humorous how the US military can equate occupying forces and their collaborators as "innocent."

Private Bradley Manning is in solitary confinement subject to who knows what for being the main suspect of the leak. However, now the government is using this leak to expand surveillance on other Americans.

What liberal America has a difficult time swallowing is that for one side to win, the other must lose.


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