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Why Going After WikiLeaks Is Wrong

Posted by Phoenix Woman on December 19, 2010

The US Government’s vicious attacks against WikiLeaks and its allies (an attack that includes the psychological undermining of PFC Bradley Manning, treatment that won’t get him to provide true and accurate information but will eventually destroy him mentally) only reinforces for observers the deep and searing hypocrisy of the US preaching on freedom, democracy and transparency to people it doesn’t like (such as the Iranian government) while allowing the hostile coup takeovers of countries like Honduras by people who are against democracy, freedom and transparency, and show that by their eagerness to kill thousands upon thousands of their own people.

It was already laughable, in light of what was already known about America’s foreign policy, for Hillary Clinton and Joe Lieberman to blather about how important it was for Iran, a nation they hate and want to destroy, to respect internet and other freedoms. Now that the US’ true attitudes towards freedom, democracy and transparency have been revealed for all to see, the wildly intemperate scorpionlike reaction of Clinton, Lieberman, Biden and most every other prominent American politician or government official just reinforces what we all knew.

2 Responses to “Why Going After WikiLeaks Is Wrong”

  1. Charles II said

    It really is pathetic to see our leaders shouting “Terror, terror, terror,” to distract from the fact that their skivvies are waving in the breeze.

    As you know, I don’t think the US is the worst empire ever or that the world will greatly benefit from the demise of American power, except in the sense that nations might start doing for themselves instead of relying on a great benevolent power to handle it. But every time that the US leadership turns its enormous power against individuals like Bradley Manning and Julian Assange, or against weak nations, it makes itself hateful and hated.

    • Exactly. It’s not as if the rest of the world didn’t know 99% of this stuff about the US anyway; about the only people who didn’t know it were Americans, by and large.

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