Ethan McCord, “Collateral Damage”, Power, Politics and Perversion: The Wikileaks “Scandal”.
History will not be kind to the people trying to demonise Wikileaks.org and it’s staff. Nor will it be kind to the commercial enterprises such as Amazon.com and Paypal who have quickly caved to US Government pressure.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, in his Q&A at the Guardian website today replied to a question about the commercial organisations showing their true colours:
Annoying as it may be, the DDoS seems to be good publicity (if anything, it adds to your credibility). So is getting kicked out of AWS. Do you agree with this statement? Were you planning for it?
Thank you for doing what you are doing.
Since 2007 we have been deliberately placing some of our servers in jurisdictions that we suspected suffered a free speech deficit inorder to separate rhetoric from reality. Amazon was one of these cases.
So the land of the free has been caught again with it’s pants down. For several years Wikileaks have been deliberately placing servers in countries which they suspected suffered a “free speech deficit”. The actions of Amazon and other commercial US enterprises shows this as fact. Not only that but Congressman Ron Paul agrees in a tweet today:
RepRonPaul Ron PaulRe: Wikileaks- In a free society, we are supposed to know the truth. In a society where truth becomes treason, we are in big trouble.
The wikileaks “Cablegate” exposes in stark detail the real problems in the world: secrecy, ideas of supremacy and outright stupidity – all on the part of Governments, politicians and the security apparatus.
…. The DCM asked Hague whether the relationship between the UK and the U.S. was “still special.” Hague said he, David Cameron and George Osborne were “children of Thatcher” and staunch Atlanticists. Speaking more broadly, Hague acknowledged that this was a hard question to answer. Politicians, in his view, “sit at the top of the pyramid” of the general public and it is unclear whether the British people will maintain the network of ties to America that has sustained the special relationship. For his part, said Hague, he has a sister who is American, spends his own vacations in America, and, like many similar to him, considers America the “other country to turn to.” Asking his Senior Advisor her views, Helic (who is Bosnian), said, “America is the essential country.” Hague said whoever enters 10 Downing Street as Prime Minister soon learns of the essential nature of the relationship with America. He added, “we want a pro-American regime. We need it. The world needs it.” ….
from: http://220.127.116.11/cable/2008/04/08LONDON930.html (April 2010)
Aside from the cringeworthy brown-tongueing of Mr Hague towards the USA this statement in particular reveals the truth of politics in the modern age, “Hague acknowledged that this was a hard question to answer. Politicians, in his view, “sit at the top of the pyramid” of the general public ….”
Actually Mr Hague, you sit at the bottom of a pile of crap – probably ranking lower than lawyers, estate agents and even journalists in the public eye now. “The System” of which you are a part – and sit at the top of – has been turned on it’s head, decries freedoms and lies perennially. The people do not like your class of person, way of acting, do not need them, do not want them – and will soon be rid of you, for, as Assange said in one of his final comments today:
History will win. The world will be elevated to a better place.
And in that better place, we will not have to rely on leaks to let us know the truth. Without wikileaks it would never be known just how brutal and lying the US and other governments are. Here is an excellent example of wikileaks work, facilitating Ethan McCord to comment graphically on his personal journey through the murder of two Reuters journalists and several other Iraqi civilians – and the total disregard for Iraqi children’s lives: