Wikileaks is Cointelpro?Submitted by SRSR on Fri, 07/01/2011 - 22:37
There has been a lot of speculation and assertions that Wikileaks is really a counterintelligence program to feed the people of the world, especially Americans, wrong information to cause them to think and act as the "powers that be" want them to. Collateral Murder, The Afghan war diary and enumerable other releases, that effect and are specific to many different countries and not just the US, have had and are continuing to have a very large impact on the people of the world. With Cablegate the MSM focuses on the cables that are about US perceptions of countries. For example, a recent cable is about Nicaragua's currently unsuccessful "Zero Hunger" program. The Zero Hunger program is supposed to eradicate poverty in Nicaragua by 2012. The program was set in place by the Sandanista's Daniel Ortega (El Presidente) the former pain in the neck to the US during the Reagan years. In keeping with MSM's coverage of Cablegate they focus on stories about those countries and governments that aren't in favor with the US and Nicaragua is certainly one of them. This MSM special attention upon cables and their contents, as just mentioned, quite satisfies the American governments need to deflect interest in those cables that reveal crimes and less than honourable dealings by the US. The MSM dutifully shows the cables about how awful and corrupt OTHER countries are while rarely reporting on those unflattering to the US. Thus you can see the MSM acting as the progandists for the American government teaching Americans who to hate, who's their "friend" and who isn't.
Yet, with all of the information that Wikileaks has published there appears to be no particular country singled out for broad disclosure. Wikileaks, (The Sunshine Press) only presented information they were given. So, whoever the souls were that provided the video of the helicopter attack of civilians in Iraq, the Cables or information about the Elf Aquitaine scandal, secret gag orders of the press in England, or that the President of Bulgaria was being bribed by Lukoil...that information was provided TO Wikileaks from outside sources from different countries. There is just too much work involved for Wikileaks to establish a "leak" as fact, prior to publishing it, to infer that the US government fed all of the information to Wikileaks. The assumption is that the US government (or the "powers that be") has created or is using Wikileaks as means of altering world and/or US opinion in certain matters. The "Arab Spring", for example, is alleged by the US government to have its inception in popular support for more freedom in the effected Arab countries. Even more outrageous; Americans are told that Twitter and Facebook were the prime means of communication and the spreading of the message of freedom. The reality is quite the contrary. As to the former, Cablegate revealed the internal governmental corruption of such countries like Egypt and Tunisia which certainly the citizens of those places knew about to a degree but then become broadly known by many and thus the "we've had it with these bastards that are ruling over us and harming us and now we're going to do something about it" happened. As to the later, many people in Egypt knew not to use Twitter or Facebook as both of those "services" were being monitored by their government. Here's what Julian Assange has about the revolution in Egypt; "The revolution came from the average man and the average man as a young man was engaged in soccer clubs. They produced a revolutionary manual of some 40 pages. On the first page of the manual, it says, ‘do not use Facebook and Twitter’ and the last page of the manual says, ‘do not use Facebook and Twitter.’ Later on we saw Hillary Clinton and others trying to claim that the U.S. had supported this revolution all along and it was a result of good American companies like Facebook and Twitter. But the guide that the revolutionaries used said to avoid that. Rather, Facebook and Twitter were used by people in the West and by the expat community to spread information about what was happening in Egypt." So, you can't say that the US was behind the current revolutions in the Middle East fomenting them and encouraging them onwards. These were simply popular uprisings by the people themselves who finally found out the truth, concretely, about their own governments and were doing something about it. But, remember- the US had great "dealings" with Egypt. In fact Omar Suleiman, the chief torturer of Egypt, was trained by the CIA and the CIA handed men over to Egypt to be tortured!
But who asserts that Wikileaks is a counterintelligence program? Webster Tarpley and Alex Jones are both very suspicious of Assange and Wikileaks and even suggest that Wikileaks is a CIA operation. They've made a lot of assertions but it's probably because they're jealous and realize they haven't done anything compared to what Wikileaks and its founder has. Jones rants about many things but what substance of material does he provide? Isn't he just a showman? In what rational way does he promote freedom in your country? Or are people more repulsed by the lack of details and sensationalism in the "information" he provides? The Sheen "20 minutes with the President" stunt that was stated as fact but hours later a small disclaimer appeared at the bottom of the web page saying that the meeting was fictional. That's deceptive. Anyone can yell and scream but that is usually a poor cloaking for the lack of substance in reporting a story and a fair indication that the speaker has little interest in convincing his audience of the veracity of his report. If you're interested in entertainment with a paranoid and fearful element then there are plenty of people on the internet to provide that sort of thing and they'll give you plenty of "facts" to support their notions. Will truth be their central guiding principle or will they be more interested in making some money off of you?
Consider that Wikileaks has done more to show the world the truth about various governments and has inspired the people of several countries to crush the bastards that have lorded it over them. Wouldn't it be nice to see some leaks about the Federal Reserve? How about the supposed gold in Fort Knox?
Americans finally get to see in great detail what their government has been doing. Many are obstinate and prejudicial in their opinions even when presented with documents like the Guantanamo Torture manuals saying that they're fakes. Some are even too scared to look at the Wikileaks website for fear that the US government has said that it may be a crime just to look at classified documents without proper authourization! Others are shocked to find out the darker side of their governments actions. If Wikileaks is a CIA operation then it hasn't been very successful in keeping anything quiet or secret. Rather, Wikileaks has been very successful in disclosing many of the CIA's work or effects.
Wouldn't it be nice to see some leaks about the Federal Reserve or about the supposed gold in Fort Knox?
Secrets are kept from US citizens by their own government combined with the loss of privacy and freedoms Americans now suffer under, all created by their own "rulers". It's more important now than ever to have openness in governments and disclosure of operations, methods and means. There shouldn't be two distinct classes in a society, i.e. the rulers and the ruled. There should be a return to the "public servant" and the "citizen" where the former is of lesser position than the latter. Wikileaks and its philosophy encourage us to seek the truth and demand accountability for those in an office of government who do wrong or have policies that are wrong and to end the cult of the government acting in the place of God.
There is an old maxim (perhaps you've heard it before?) "Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them".
Courage is contagious.