[From our archives, originally published 12/08/2010]
“Peace in our time!” Do governments ever speak without a forked tongue?
BY STEVEN JONAS
Wikileaks is all the rage right now — in two senses. The substantive rage is among those U.S. people who care about the nefarious and sometimes illegal schemes that its government has perpetrated on the U.S. and around the world for so many years; among the peoples of other countries who suffered from those schemes; and the foreign governments who were complicit on the schemes and now stand exposed. The process rage is on the part of U.S. officials and media who want to totally distract the U.S. people from the content of the leaks onto whether Mr. Assange is a spy, an unsafe modern Casanova, a terrorist, or worse. (Can’t be treason, folks, because he ain’t a U.S. citizen and likely never will be.) And they are surely succeeding in the U.S., although hardly abroad. Continue reading »
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