- The stuck pigs are squealing. To shift the onus from
the US State Department, Hillary Clinton paints Wikileaks' release
of the "diplomatic cables" as an "attack on the international
community." To reveal truth is equivalent in the eyes of the
US government to an attack on the world.
- It is Wikileaks' fault that all those US diplomats wrote
a quarter of a million undiplomatic messages about America's allies,
a.k.a., puppet states. It is also Wikileaks' fault that a member
of the US government could no longer stomach the cynical ways in
which the US government manipulates foreign governments to serve,
not their own people, but American interests, and delivered the incriminating
evidence to Wikileaks.
- The US government actually thinks that it was Wikileaks
patriotic duty to return the evidence and to identify the leaker.
After all, we mustn't let the rest of the world find out what we
are up to. They might stop believing our lies.
- The influential German magazine, Der Spiegel, writes: "It
is nothing short of a political meltdown for US foreign policy."
- This might be more a hope than a reality. The "Soviet
threat" during the second half of the 20th century enabled US
governments to create institutions that subordinated the interests
of other countries to those of the US government. After decades of
following US leadership, European "leaders" know no other
way to act. Finding out that the boss badmouths and deceives them
is unlikely to light a spirit of independence. At least not until
America's economic collapse becomes more noticeable.
- The question is: how much will the press tell us about
the documents? Spiegel itself has said that the magazine is permitting
the US government to censure, at least in part, what it prints about
the leaked material. Most likely, this means the public will not
learn the content of the 4,330 documents that "are so explosive
that they are labelled 'NOFORN,'" meaning that foreigners, including
presidents, prime ministers, and security services that share information
with the CIA, are not permitted to read the documents. Possibly,
also, the content of the 16,652 cables classified as "secret"
will not be revealed to the public.
- Most likely the press, considering their readers' interests,
will focus on gossip and the unflattering remarks Americans made
about their foreign counterparts. It will be good for laughs. Also,
the US government will attempt to focus the media in ways that advance
- Indeed, it has already begun. On November 29, National
Public Radio emphasized that the cables showed that Iran was isolated
even in the Muslim world, making it easier for the Israelis and Americans
to attack. The leaked cables reveal that the president of Egypt,
an American puppet, hates Iran, and the Saudi Arabian government
has been long urging the US government to attack Iran. In other words,
Iran is so dangerous to the world that even its co-religionists want
Iran wiped off the face of the earth.
- NPR presented several nonobjective "Iranian experts"
who denigrated Iran and its leadership and declared that the US government,
by resisting its Middle Eastern allies' calls for bombing Iran, was
the moderate in the picture. The fact that President George W. Bush
declared Iran to be a member of "the axis of evil" and threatened
repeatedly to attack Iran, and that President Obama has continued the
threats--Adm. Michael Mullen, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of
Staff, has just reiterated that the US hasn't taken the attack option
off the table--are not regarded by American "Iran experts" as
indications of anything other than American moderation.
- Somehow it did not come across the NPR newscast that
it is not Iran but Israel that routinely slaughters civilians in
Lebanon, Gaza, and the West Bank, and that it is not Iran but the
US and its NATO mercenaries who slaughter civilians in Iraq, Afghanistan,
Yeman, and Pakistan.
- Iran has not invaded any of its neighbors, but the Americans
are invading countries half way around the globe.
- The "Iranian experts" treated the Saudi and
Egyptian rulers' hatred of Iran as a vindication of the US and Israeli
governments' demonization of Iran. Not a single "Iranian expert"
was capable of pointing out that the tyrants who rule Egypt and Saudi
Arabia fear Iran because the Iranian government represents the interests
of Muslims, and the Saudi and Egyptian governments represent the
interests of the Americans.
- Think what it must feel like to be a tyrant suppressing
the aspirations of your own people in order to serve the hegemony
of a foreign country, while a nearby Muslim government strives to
protect its people's independence from foreign hegemony.
- Undoubtedly, the tyrants become very anxious. What if
their oppressed subjects get ideas? Little wonder the Saudis and
Egyptian rulers want the Americans to eliminate the independent-minded
country that is a bad example for Egyptian and Saudi subjects.
- As long as the dollar has enough value that it can be
used to purchase foreign governments, information damaging to the
US government is unlikely to have much affect. As Alain of Lille
said a long time ago, "money is all."