A Skeptic’s View: Why Wiki Leaks Embarrass Pakistan And Not Israel : Paul Wolf

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Wikileaks does not make the material it receives available directly to the public. They are first censored by New York Times and several other prominent newspapers. Only 623 documents out of alleged 250,000 have appeared in public. The public needs to ask: Where are the remaining documents? Why the censorship? And why the selective release, assailing Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia and others and largely leaving out US allies? If newspapers will release censored cables, Mr. Assange should take up a job at NYT.


WASHINGTON, DC—For the last four days, newspaper headlines around the globe have covered a cornucopia of diplomatic scandals, resulting from the “leaking” of some 250,000 cables of the US State Department to the New York Times and several other newspapers. In case there is anyone left on the planet who hasn’t heard of this, the cables were leaked to the media by “wikileaks,” a mysterious non-governmental organization which purports to publish classified documents while guaranteeing anonymity to the providers.

The scandals covered a variety of topics of interest to the American public and government, from China’s interest in the re-unification of Korea, to Iran’s purchase of missiles from North Korea, to Pakistani General Kayani wondering whether the US would support him in a military coup. (1) Oddly enough, there are no scandals of any significance involving Israel or any other American ally.

The reason for this appears to lie in the editorial process of the world’s newspapers ‘of record.’


Despite public perceptions, Wikileaks does not make the material it receives available directly to the public. It sends the documents to newspapers, which decide what news is fit to print. As of this writing, Dec 2, 2010, four days after the New York Times and other newspapers began publishing scores of articles; Wikileaks has only posted 623 of the 250,000 documents they claim to have released to their website. (2) Neither the New York Times, the Guardian or the other newspapers apparently in possession of these materials have published them either.

Worse, these 623 ‘leaks’ were apparently cleared by the State Department itself. According to noted American civil rights attorney Michael Ratner, “In the recent disclosure, Wikileaks has only posted cables that were reviewed by the news organisations and in some cases redacted. The news organisations showed them to the Pentagon and agreed to some of the government’s suggested redactions.” (3)

Wikileaks’ reluctance to post the materials to the internet probably results from a combination of factors. First and foremost, they have been threatened with prosecution in the US – although this author believes that is no more than a bluff – and accused of having “blood on their hands” already, despite the fact that even after several months, they haven’t yet released the scandalous “Afghan war logs” documents which, among other things, accused the Pakistani ISI of running a suicide bomber network in Kabul, and former DG ISI Hamid Gul of being the ISI’s liaison to the Taliban.


(4) Pakistan is left with no way to defend against these accusations, since it does not even know the nature of the sources, although Afghan intelligence (led by Amrullah Saleh) is suspected. And apparently, Wikileaks’ priority is to put more materials into the hands of the NY Times, rather than putting them on the internet.

It’s not a matter of resources. There are dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of people who would gladly volunteer to post this material to their websites. One of them is John Young, who really is what Mr. Assange, spokesman for Wikileaks, pretends to be. For the past 14 years, Young has posted the most remarkable materials to his site, including personal information and photographs of the homes of CIA officials. (5) Young joined Wikileaks when it formed, but in January of 2007, left the organization, claiming it was a CIA front. While this author does not join him in making that accusation, it is noteworthy that the person who has actually done what Wikileaks claims to do, not only thinks Wikileaks is fake, but is a disinformation campaign.

Julian Assange will likely be arrested on rape charges any day now, for incidents that allegedly occurred on a speaking tour he did in Sweden. Assange claims that the women are part of a Pentagon “dirty tricks campaign” to discredit him. There are continual media reports that he is living a kind of underground fugitive existence. And now reports that the Wikileaks website is being hacked to the point that the mundane Afghanistan documents they did post online are no longer there. This is all an overreaction to what Wikileaks has actually done, which is act as an intermediary between persons unknown in the government, and the ever-compliant news media. The Wikileaks paranoia comes across as self-serving and insincere.
The solution to all this, of course, is quite simple. Wikileaks should hand over the goods to someone who will actually post them to the internet. Then we would at least have a fair process wherein people of different political ideologies could put whatever spins they wanted on them. Failing that, Assange should just take a job at the New York Times and stop being such a poser.

(Mr. Wolf is a human rights attorney based in Washington DC. Description of his work as an anti-war lawyer).


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  • Tariq Sheikh  On December 4, 2010 at 6:35 am

    I donot think,we should give much importance to these documents.just see who is being targeted.Mostly Muslim countries.Israel and India are the most innocent one.Use your discretion,but we should learn some lessons from these leaks.It also has direct bearing on Democrats in US.They will be ruined in the next American Elections.Just use your judgement what lobby is operating.This guy is a tool to do all this.

    I appreciate the reaction of Iranian President

    OPEN youe EYES aye Masalmano.


  • SAMEEH  On December 4, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Let us ponder for a second about the meaning of ‘leaking’. When something is leaking, it is usually understood that some fluid substance that is supposed to be flowing in a certain direction, is escaping from its designed route because of a defect in the structure that was built to guide it. Usually, if you have a leaking pipe in your water system, your main problem is that you are unable to control the flow of it, and water goes into directions where you don’t want it to be going.

    However, the definition of ‘Wikileaking’ seems to be following entirely different laws of nature. Indeed, the information is flowing away from the secret pipelines it was originally guided into. However, the strange thing about ‘Wikileaking’ is that Israel, a country widely known for its secret dealings and cunning intelligence service, is managing to keep dry feet in spite of the massive political flooding allegedly caused by Wikileaks’ founding father, Julian Assange.

    The lack of control that is so typical of other forms of ‘leaking’, certainly does not seem to apply to ‘Wikileaking’ – instead it looks like it is under perfect control, and carefully guided in such a way that it only serves the interests of one state, namely that of Israel.

    Barely a country in the world that is actively involved in Middle East and other international affairs, either by choice or by geographical location, has been spared by Assange’s latest opening of his Pandora’s box of revelations. It is hard to visit a news source these days, without the word ‘Wikileaks’ jumping into your view at least once, and revealing some scandalous backdoor deal, secret agreement or embarrassing hidden relationship between governments who on the surface seem to be diametrically opposed to each other in the political spectrum.

    Since the list of countries that have faced these embarrassments includes Obama’s United States, many anti-imperialist activists around the world have been anxiously awaiting the latest leaks, and are now engaging in discussions about the implications of many of these so-called astounding revelations. Julian Assange is being hailed worldwide by people who are critical of their governments as the activist who was able to embarrass governments, helped only by a small group of independent supporters. His star is rising rapidly, and although sounds of cynicism can be heard here and there, the overwhelming noise resounding in progressive circles is one of loud cheers for this long-awaited ‘champion of the ordinary man’.

    What many seem to be failing to be notice however, is that although the list of countries that were painfully embarrassed by the publication of their secret cables, memo’s and meetings, includes the Palestinian Authority, Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states, Egypt and the United States – where Obama is suffering from serious problems from a ‘Tea Party’ he was not invited to – one of the main actors in the dirty political game of Middle East animosities and alliances is remaining completely unharmed: Israel.

  • Saeed Piracha  On December 4, 2010 at 6:53 am

    Dear Paul
    Thank you for the bird’s eye view on this.
    Amazingly realistic analysis!
    Here’s my tuppence:
    In politics there is a golden rule for understanding what may be the driving force behind unexpected mysterious events. This rule is known as ‘Cui Bono’, which is Latin for: ‘who benefits?’

    Browse through all the news sources available on the latest Wikileaks revelation, and try to find even only one revelation that actually damages Israel, even though so many of the revealed documents are directly or indirectly connected to Middle East politics, and to a large extent to Israeli affairs. Did you find any document among them that either creates difficulties for the government of the Zionist entity, or even slightly embarrasses it? Think about it well, you will find that the answer is a very simple “No”.

    Does it not strike you as interesting or remarkable, that many of the revelations about Middle East affairs are of direct benefit to Israel? If it hasn’t, read them again, and give it some thought.

    Cui bono? Israel. Therefore, who is the prime suspect behind the phenomenon ‘Julian Assange’? You tell me, or just prove me wrong by showing me one Wikileaks document that would make Binjamin Netanyahu and his rogue companions scratch their heads, or even become only slightly uncomfortable. My suspicion grows stronger every day, and is not deterred by Interpol’s announcement on December 1 that Julian Assange is wanted for an alleged sexual harassment case in Sweden. It is obvious that he is a man who has angered many people of power, regardless of whether he is actually guilty in that harassment case or not. The problem however is that none of these people of power are Israeli, and that says a lot. You never bite the hand that feeds you, do you Julian?

  • Ronald Turner  On December 4, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Some say that the WikiLeaks document dump has embarrassed the United States government.

    Agreed — it is probably no fun to be the U.S. official in charge of calling Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi to admit that our government noticed his Russian business dealings.

    But here’s who really should be embarrassed:

    • Those who pooh-poohed George W. Bush’s “axis of evil.” WikiLeaks confirms that Iran and North Korea have for years been sharing weapons technology.

    • Those who suggest that it’s some “Israel lobby” or Jewish cabal that is driving the confrontation with Iran. WikiLeaks confirms that the region’s Arab governments express even more anxiety than Israel about the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

    • Those who have condemned Israel for inspecting or impeding Red Crescent ambulances. WikiLeaks confirms that during the 2006 Lebanon war, Iran smuggled weapons to Hezbollah in Red Crescent vehicles, including ambulances.

    • Those who have appeased Red Crescent demands that Israel’s Red Magen David be excluded from international Red Cross organizations. The Red Crescent has been thoroughly penetrated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and is regularly used as a tool of Iranian foreign policy.

    • Those who lamented that Israel’s interception of the Turkish blockade-runner Mevi Marmara would alienate Turkey as a key U.S. ally: The U.S. government itself has for years regarded the Turkish government as trending on its own impetus toward anti-Western Islamist radicalism.

    • Those who look blank-faced at the origin of cyber-attacks on Google and other crucial U.S. networks. WikiLeaks documents U.S. awareness that at least one cyber-attack on Google was ordered at the highest levels of the Chinese government.

    This is not to deny that WikiLeaks has done enormous harm. The leakers or hackers or whoever it was who obtained and published this information have put individual lives at risk. Toby Harnden of the Telegraph notes that one of the released documents names a U.S. informant in the region. The document identifies him as a U.K.-educated engineer from a prominent pre-revolution Isfahan family who once owned a large factory in Iran and is a former national fencing champion of Iran, a former president of the Iran Fencing Association and a former vice president of an Azerbaijan sports association. Harnden aptly asks: How many such persons do you think are out there?

    But here’s the ghastliest irony of the leak. If it was Julian Assange’s intention to use information hacked from U.S. computer systems to protect Iran from U.S. military action, he has very likely massively failed at his own purpose.

    The leak makes military conflict between Iran and the United States more likely, not less. The leak has changed the political equation in ways that reduce the restraint on U.S. policy.

  • Simon Hadley  On December 4, 2010 at 7:02 am

    The recent so-called leaks about the alleged ISI-Taliban collusion, carried by the WikiLeaks, have nothing substantial in them, only that they leak and leak a lot. This has been acknowledged by foreign newspapers and international observers themselves.

    One may give the following examples in this regard: Says Guardian: “But for all their eye-popping details, the intelligence files, which are mostly collated by junior officers relying on informants and Afghan officials, fail to provide a convincing smoking gun for ISI complicity. Most of the reports are vague, filled with in congruent detail, or crudely fabricated. The same characters — famous Taliban commanders, well-known ISI officials — and scenarios repeatedly pop up. And few of the events predicted in the reports subsequently occurred.”

    Senior American officer: Ground-level reports were considered to be a mixture of “rumours, bullshit and second-hand information” and were weeded out as they passed up the chain of command. “As someone who had to sift through thousands of these reports, I can say that the chances of finding any real information are pretty slim,” said the officer, who has years of experience in the region.

    Former EU official: “The fog of war is particularly dense in Afghanistan,” said Michael Semple, a former deputy head of the EU mission there. “A barrage of false information is being passed off as intelligence and anyone who wants to operate there needs to be able to sift through it. The opportunities to be misled are innumerable.”

    Guardian again: But many of the 180 reports appear to betray as much about the motivation of the sources than those of the alleged foreign puppet-masters. Some US officers were aware of this. One report from 2006 notes that an informant, “divulges information for monetary remuneration and likely fabricated or exaggerated the above report for just that reason”. Some of the most striking claims come from the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan’s foremost spy agency and a bitter rival to the ISI.

    Former EU official Semple: “But while Gul, 73, is a well-known fundamentalist ideologue in Pakistan, experts say he is unlikely to play a front line role in the fighting. Afghan informers may have used his name — he is notorious in Afghanistan — to spice up their stories, said Semple. There’s a pattern of using a dramatize personae of famous ISI officers and Afghan commanders, and recurring reports of dramatic developments such as the delivery of surface-to-air missiles, to give these reports credibility,” he said. “But most of them are simply fabricated.”

    Semple again: “There’s a pattern of using a dramatis personae of famous ISI officers and Afghan commanders, and recurring reports of dramatic developments such as the delivery of surface-to-air missiles, to give these reports credibility,” he said. “But most of them are simply fabricated.”

    US Major General Michael Flynn: The general serving in Afghanistan said foreign newspaper articles about Afghanistan were more useful than the information collected by his own soldiers in the field. The huge intelligence apparatus in Afghanistan was “only marginally relevant” to Nato’s overall war plan, he said. “We’re no more than fingernail-deep in our understanding of the environment.”

    John E. McLaughlin: “There is not a lot new here,” said John E. McLaughlin, a senior fellow at Johns Hopkins University‘s School of Advanced International Studies who served as deputy CIA director from 2000 to 2004. “The impression you get from looking through the summaries is . . . that these are . . . raw source reports, many of which may either be false or represent an agenda that someone has,” he said. “Your first question is what motivates (the source). In places like Afghanistan and Pakistan, a swirling mosaic of motives different from anything average Americans has ever experienced in their lives. It’s not like reading tea-leaves; it’s like reading a muddy cup of coffee.”

    From the foregoing accounts it is evident that the Wikileaks contain low-level single sourced raw information, which cannot be substantiated for want of lack of evidence. It is pertinent to mention that the Wikileaks itself claims to be based on raw data, rumours and hearsay info, thus cannot be corroborated and quoted.

    This puts a very big question mark on the credibility of the report. Furthermore, the baseless allegations leveled against ISI-Taliban nexus are nothing new as similar propaganda has been continuously appearing in the international media in the past as well with the purpose to cast aspersions on the security institutions of Pakistan.

    • Tarun  On December 4, 2010 at 7:09 am

      The problem with you Muslims is that you do not WANT to admit you are wrong.Stop cutting crap please.
      Likewise Mr Paul Wolf!

      • Rajan Singh  On December 4, 2010 at 7:17 am

        Thanks to WikiLeaks, at least Muslims who hate America for its foreign policy must realize that their own countries are collaborators. Perhaps their hatred will now be more evenly spread rather than just focusing on the U.S. If not, then they are hypocrites, too.
        In case you didn’t know, Assange is the Australian computer programmer behind WikiLeaks, a massive — and massively successful — effort to disclose secret or classified information. In a series of recent dumps, he unveiled thousands upon thousands of classified documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Military and other government officials insist that WikiLeaks is doing serious damage to American national security and is going to get people killed, including brave Iraqis and Afghans who’ve risked their lives and the lives of their families to help USA.
        Even Assange agrees. He told the New Yorker earlier this year that he fully understands innocent people might die as a result of the “collateral damage” of his work and that WikiLeaks may have “blood on our hands.” WikiLeaks is easily among the most significant and well-publicized breaches of American national security since the Rosenbergs gave the Soviets the bomb.
        But the stupid muslims must realise their follies & people like Paul must not add fuel to fire by promoting nonsensical views!

    • Faisal Malik  On December 4, 2010 at 1:01 pm

      “that their own countries are collaborators”

      governments………..not countries.

      common man forms a large part of a country, and believe me, majority of common man only hates the US policies, alongwith their own government’s policies.

      that hatred includes the hate of zionist regimes policies of illegal occupation, alongside the illegal occupation of Kashmir by Indian occupied forces as well.

  • Dr. Asmat Hayat ALVI  On December 4, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Sharing an article by Gen Mirza Aslam Beg, published in THE NATION:
    The Wikileaks revelations confirm the obvious, more than what it informs us about the darker corners of ‘US diplomacy, cloaked in securitocracy.’ In fact, it is Cyber War, in the new game of psy-warfare, targeting individuals and countries, to cover-up the shame of defeat of war on Afghanistan, war on Iraq and 2006 Israeli war on Lebanon. The cyber war has been launched, impacting public opinion globally, and focusing on three objectives mainly:
    One: To cause defamation of the countries which have had a role, direct or indirect, in the defeat of the Americans and their allies, in Iraq, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and create mistrust amongst them, so that they are not able to challenge future American plans in the region.
    Two: To create conditions for a civil war in Afghanistan and out of the chaos and confusion, reduce Pakistan and Iran to subservience, something they have not been able to achieve during the last thirty years.
    Three: To establish Indian hegemony over South Asia, including Afghanistan, and project American strategic interests in the region.
    The technique used in making these revelations is typical of psy operations approach, of mixing truth with lies in a manner that truth tends to get submerged under the lies, as is the case here. The report has not said a word about Israel, nor it gives any disadvantage to US in the implementation of policies in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and other Muslim countries, which have been particularly targeted. The Wikileaks betrays the role of a country with resources to break the secret code of US diplomatic order, because it is not possible for an individual like Julian Assange, the fugitive, to accomplish such high profile task. The report, no doubt, has created ripples around the world, but will subside as it is looked into with a deeper perspective, regarding its source, intent and purpose.
    Hillary Clinton expressed concern over the Wikileaks revelations and resolved to prevent such happenings in the future. In the first place, did she not know what the ‘Wikileaks’ were upto, and why could they not be stopped in time and their website blocked, under the law of the country? It could be checked, if the US government so wanted, but did not, because, they themselves are part of the game.
    Over the period, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia have drawn closer to each other, Turkey is also looking East and a kind of Strategic Consensus is emerging. The multi-billion dollar gas pipe-line agreement has been signed with Iran, though Pakistan doesn’t have enough funds for the project but China is willing to support. Iranian generous support for the flood affected people, has been gratefully acknowledged by the people of Pakistan. Iranian President visited Riyadh, early this year and establish a new level of understanding with the Saudis and having had the bitter experience of the civil war in Afghanistan, induced by the Americans after the Soviet withdrawal in 1989, the Iranians are now opposed to any such design by the occupation forces. Wikileaks, thus is a crude attempt to create distrust, between Pakistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia in particular at this critical juncture, when the occupation forces face the dilemma of exiting from Afghanistan, without any understanding reached with the Taliban. Thus a sinister plan is emerging to divide Afghanistan in three ethnic zones and deny overall control to the Taliban, because, Taliban rule is feared by the occupation forces. The plan to divide Afghanistan has been worked out at Brussels, by the Internal Crisis Group. Its main features are:
    A few months time has been given to Karzai to negotiate peace and evolve a plan with the Taliban and Northern Alliance. Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran are expected to fully support such negotiations.
    If negotiations fail, the alternative is to divide Afghanistan. Thus, the constitutional framework is being prepared for the new government, envisaging the judicial system and the political structure, based on consensus of the federating units.
    Afghanistan is to be divided into three ethnic zones. The provinces of Badakhshan, Samangan and Saraipul will be handed over to the Tajik and Uzbek warlords, who are already in control of these areas. Provinces in the East and South East will be given under control of Taliban and other tribal leaders. Kabul, Parwan, Wardak and Lugar provinces will be retained by the Americans, supported by about 10,000 American troops, operating from four air bases in this region.
    It is a vicious plan, to once again plunge Afghanistan into a civil war and the consequential fall-out on the neighbouring countries. Thus, USA its allies, India and Russia in particular, will have a field day, stoking the fire of death and destruction in Afghanistan. It was the fall-out effect of thirty years of blood-letting in Afghanistan, that countries like Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Palestine and Kashmir are so radicalized. Many more countries will now be affected, in the region and beyond. Sadly, the conscience of the global community, it seems is rusted and is not moved by the death of over six million innocent Muslims, killed in Chechnya, Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Somalia and Kashmir, during the last thirty years, as a result of state aggression against the Muslim countries. And now the global peace-brokers want to be the witness to more blood-letting, through state terrorism by the civilized world.
    When President Obama took over the reigns of the government, some two years back, it was simple for him to demonstrate courage and launch himself in pursuit of the change he had dreamt for the American people and say: “President Bush, you have won the war in Afghanistan and it is my job now to withdraw forces and leave the people there to establish peace in the country.” That would have been a very kind gesture of deeper human sensibility, particularly for the Muslims, who, will now suffer, under the shadows of Wikileaks and the vicious plan of deceit and division of Afghanistan and the consequential chaos, confusion and disorder.
    The road to peace in Afghanistan passes through Washington, where the decision makers have to follow the Rule of the Game, that is, ‘engage with the winner – the Taliban, to lay down the conditions for peace.’ History is a witness to the rule of the game, some 2336 years ago, when Porus, the ruler of the Pak-Afghan border region, was produced before Alexander, the conqueror, who asked Porus, “What treatment should be given to you”? Porus replied “You know the Rule of the Game – Treat the way a king treats another king, who is defeated.” Alexander was so impressed that he handed over the territory, he had won, to Porus, and from this territory the Maurias rose to establish an empire, under the ‘Trimurti Seal’, which now is the State emblem of India.
    Washington must follow, the Rule of the Game for the sake of enduring peace in Afghanistan. Truth must be faced, as Albert Schweitzer, the French philosopher said: “Truth has no special time of its own. It’s hour is now – always.”

  • Tanvir Ahmed Siddiqui  On December 4, 2010 at 7:30 am

    “BAAT TAO SUCHEE HAI mugur BAAT HAI RUSWAAEE ki’ First time ever a exposure and a real loss of face of those who affect our lives. EXPOSURES OF FEW IS A BENIFIT OF POORS AND DOWNTRODDEN: Today these Politicians and Generals have made the world so unsafe so insecure so humiliating a place to survival for an helpless ordinary. While sitting in their luxurious cozy lounges, whiles moving on their golfcarts joyrides plying on nauseating lush green fields, on sipps of coffee or wine, taking bites of choclates and playing with boobs and bumbs of those seducing pros and keeps sitting on their laps, these sobs & swines just on their joysticks destroy the civilzation. Today every man woman and child lives under a sword of democles hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident, miscalculation, madness or adventurism. By pulling the thread hoding countries and civilizations they are pulling apart humanity. Monster is prawling the world unapposed having their brains knocked out by themselves so known so called Fathers of human rights seen turning away their faces every now and than from what is clearly Genocide. The world must be safe for civilization. Its peace must be planted upon trusted foundations of political, socail, religious and economic liberties rather than on intrigues, humiliation, exploitation and sadistic scheming. Ordinary People crushed by law having no hope from their own power. Since Laws are their enemies they are now enemies to law. Majority is dangerous since they have much to hope and nothing to loose. But exploiters had no power over the sand in the hour-glass. Wikileaks (even if they are focused on Pakistan) have helped to have broken that great silence that was fallen on real souls of nation.
    Punjab High Court on Friday dismised a writ petition for ban of access to Wikilleaks in Pakistan observing that exposure of few would beneifit the entire nations. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed declared the petition non-maintainable being against the fundamental right of people to access information. We should have courage to digest criticism and live with it. Though we still need to know wher the shit lies but these are all not mere criticism they are all dirty linen pulled out of closets of all those nauseating whoooping figureheads and their elements who for their sustainance and to prolong their stay on levers of powers and prerogatives have played with the fortunes and lives of poors and downtroddens of this country.. WikiLeaks has also proven that DIPLOMACY IS A BITCHY BUSINESS.

  • Faisal Malik  On December 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    nice article.

    this is just another of those ploys that take the global unified government by the zionist regime a fact.

    spread the disinformation among the masses, especially your enemies (of whom you claim to be your ally too), so that there is lots of confusion and chaos.

    the indifferences are going to kill you, they won’t even need drones no more.

    oh how the spies and global terrorists conspire together to bring infighting to the front (if it was previously at the back of the screen somewhere, that too, not at this scale.)

  • Faisal Malik  On December 4, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    the most dangerous “information” is the one that has lies mixed with truth here and there.

  • Syed Ataur Rahman  On December 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    There is a great disinformation campaign initiated by the CIA/Neocons/Zionists, and of course very well timed to take the pressure off Israel and make the world divert their attention towards Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan. It is strange that Israel or India, the main US allies are not even mentioned. And why selective leaks? And Hillary Clinton has the audacity to call US man President Zardari to tell him all is well. And Zardari hardly understand realpolitiks. He is there at the behest of his Masters, so why will he oppose or defend Pakistan? But do they really think people are such fools to be taken in by these ridiculous and partisan leaks? Yes they are clever propaganda/ploys to remove the pressure from Israel and redirect it towards their enemies, namely Pakistan, Iran and to a lesser extent China and North Korea. The Democrat President is also under attack, alabeit indirectly. It is time for him to act before it too late. He will do well to start withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan before even July, 2011. He will then at least have the support of all those in USA who are anti war and want their citizens back from Iraq and Afghanistan. Otherwise the death toll will continue to rise and coffins will keep arriving at all US airports. This is the reality and this is precisely what these leaks are trying to prevent.

  • Saeed Malik  On December 4, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Many thanks. As time is elapsing, new grist must inevitably be added to the mill of suspicion.

  • Paul Wolf  On December 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Why doesn’t Wikileaks give a copy of those documents to The Nation or some other Pakistani newspaper?

    • pakpotpourri2  On December 5, 2010 at 1:44 am

      A Very Good Question Paul. The reason may lie in the fact that Pakistan is in a subservient position to US, inspite of the title of “Ally” generously awarded to it. Thereby neither the Pakistani Govt nor any Pakistani institution are in a position to demand anything from the “Ally”?

  • Javed Chaudhry  On December 5, 2010 at 1:46 am

    The partiality of the American newspapers may be causing an embarrassment to the client states leadership, such as the leaders of Pakistan, but it certainly offers a service to the Pakistani public. They now have confirmation of what they have always speculated about the self proclaimed leaders.
    One thing that keeps coming out strong and clear is that the Pakistani politicians have started taking the country as their family owned dynasty.
    It’s totally laughable that the Pakistani president shares his thoughts with the American ambassador that in case of his assassination, his sister should be installed as the new American comprador.
    There is a lesson to be learned for the Pakistani public, which is, do not ever vote for any of the thugs who are or have been in any political office. Alas, even that will not work. The magnitude of corruption from top to the bottom is so deep, even if no one shows up at the polling station, the ballet boxes will still be produced full of casted votes and Washington’s favorite (Pakistani) family will again be at the helm – selling the country one brick at a time.


  • Paul Ernesto  On December 8, 2010 at 2:02 am

    It’s not a matter of resources. There are dozens, if not hundreds or thousands of people who would gladly volunteer to post this material to their websites. One of them is John Young, who really is what Mr. Assange, spokesman for Wikileaks, pretends to be. For the past 14 years, Young has posted the most remarkable materials to his site, including personal information and photographs of the homes of CIA officials. (5) Young joined Wikileaks when it formed, but in January of 2007, left the organization, claiming it was a CIA front. While this author does not join him in making that accusation, it is noteworthy that the person who has actually done what Wikileaks claims to do, not only thinks Wikileaks is fake, but is a disinformation campaign.

  • Chris South  On December 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    One of them is John Young, who really is what Mr. Assange, spokesman for Wikileaks, pretends to be. For the past 14 years, Young has posted the most remarkable materials to his site, including personal information and photographs of the homes of CIA officials. (5) Young joined Wikileaks when it formed, but in January of 2007, left the organization, claiming it was a CIA front. While this author does not join him in making that accusation, it is noteworthy that the person who has actually done what Wikileaks claims to do, not only thinks Wikileaks is fake, but is a disinformation campaign.

    • Louisa Livingstone  On December 8, 2010 at 5:25 pm

      It could just as easily be proffessional sour grapes and rivalry.. as well as hormonal rivalry..

      • Chris South  On December 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

        Except that he has been doing what wikileaks is claiming to do for years

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