Thursday, December 2, 2010
Wikileaks: National Security Threat?
Let's get real about the Wikileaks project. Nobody is going to lose their life because of these leaks. The government claimed that the release of the government documents will put people's lives at risk. The State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh claimed,
"it would "place at risk the lives of countless individuals."
Really? This is the same government that lied to the American people about weapons of mass destruction to start an unnecessary war in Iraq. The same government that caused the deaths of thousands of U.S. service people, hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars of debt fighting an unjust war in the Middle East.
The same government that lied about how many jobs were created by the stimulus package. The same government that lied about the storage of images taken from full body scanners.
Why would anyone in their right mind believe this government?
Gerald Celente went on FOX News to debate the corporate owned government cheerleaders.
I have been very suspicious of Wikileaks, but not for the reasons that the cable TV hacks are criticizing it. I don't view Wikileaks as a credible threat to the establishment. If the CIA didn't want these cables released, I highly doubt that we would be reading them.