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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Mother of All Leaks

Wikileaks leaks and the Ellsburg leak.

Much talk about prosecuting Wikileaks and Assange for publishing information that came to them like the information that The New York Times came into back in 1971.   Referencing the "Pentagon Papers", top secret documents about the Vietnam war that Daniel Ellsburg felt necessary to release.  The Times started releasing and then stopped due to orders from the Nixon adminnistration and then resumed publishing the documents by ORDER OF THE SUPREME COURT...

"Finally, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the Times. On June 13, 1971, the paper began to publish the first installment of the 7,000 page document. For 15 days, the Times was prevented from publishing its articles on the orders of the Nixon administration. However, the Supreme Court ordered publication to resume freely. Although the Times did not reveal the source of the leak, Ellsberg knew that the FBI would soon determine that he was the source of the leak. Ellsberg went underground, living secretly among like-minded people. He was not caught by the FBI, even though they were under enormous pressure from the Nixon Administration to find him."    
[source:  http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1871.html]

All of a sudden the Swedes issue a warrant of arrest against Assange.  Why now?  Did Hillary have anything to do with it?  Is the next document to be released about Hillary ordering information about Bill's whereabouts?  probably not but it was a surprise to see for example that she had ordered collecting personal information and data collection on people that worked for the UN as well as world leaders.  Since we, the USA,  share much with the Israelis is it conceivable that Hillary aided the Israelis in the February 2010 assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhuh in Dubai? Was there any information and travel data collected and shared by the US with the Israelis on M. Al-Mabhuh? or is it possible that the americans eliminated the Hamas military commander on behalf of the Israelis?  How come no one was brought to justice?  Did the information collection ordered by Hillary Clinton help in any way in this man's death? And what would be the consequence of such a finding?.  Such personal information collection could not have but bad proviosional intentions, blackmail is the least of them.

The elaborate scheme to eliminate Al-Mahbub could only come from states that have the means and resources and access to credit card information for example and digital tracking of same to pull a job like that.  Many laws in several countries were broken in the process of this operation.  Where is the accountability for this.  Many seem to be accessories before and after the fact.   

The murder of a Hamas leader finds justification in the eyes of the Israelis and Americans but how about Folke Bernadotte, the UN special envoy?  His killers are well known:

"Bernadotte was assassinated on Friday 17 September 1948 by members of the Jewish terrorist Zionist group Lehi (commonly known as the Stern Gang or Stern Group).
A three man 'center' of this extreme Jewish group had approved the killing: Yitzhak Yezernitsky (the future Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Shamir), Nathan Friedmann (also called Natan Yellin-Mor) and Yisrael Eldad (also known as Scheib)....."   (1)

The US has a tendency to look the other way when it comes to israeli crimes even when such crimes are against the US itself.  Ask any surviving member from the USS Liberty  [ ussliberty.org ]  about the flagrant attack against an american ship and its crew and how our government's coverup.  34 Killed, 174 injured!

Now all efforts are made to hush and punish Assange.  Assange, like The New York Times, did not steal the information nor spy on the US or other countries and is not guilty of a crime.  Unlike The Times, he is not susceptible to administration  pressures to hault publication of embassy documents, but then again, The Times had the support of the Supreme Court to resume publication of the Pentagon Papers.  (google the Pentagon Papers or see link below for further information)  (2)

(1) Folke Bernadotte.  He was assassinated in Jerusalem in 1948 by the militant Zionist group Lehi, while pursuing his official duties.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folke_Bernadotte.

(2) [http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1871.html]

comments, corrections are welcome!