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Pentagon, WikiLeaks Clash Again

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Posted on Aug 12, 2010
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It doesn’t look like WikiLeaks is going to heed the Pentagon’s request to “do the right thing” and refrain from releasing 15,000 documents about the war in Afghanistan that the site has yet to share with the world. Naturally, the powers at the Pentagon are not pleased.  —KA

The Wall Street Journal:

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, speaking to a group in London by video link on Thursday, said his group had gone through 7,000 of the 15,000 documents the group has so far withheld from publishing. WikiLeaks had said it was withholding posting those documents until it had time to review them to block out the names of sources contained in the documents.

“Absolutely,” he replied when asked whether he still plans to publish the remaining documents.

The organization has already released some 76,000 classified documents covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010, leaked by a source the website has refused to identify.

The U.S. says it is investigating army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning as a possible source of the leak.

The documents touch on unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings by North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces and covert operations against Taliban figures, among other things.

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By samosamo, August 15, 2010 at 10:05 am Link to this comment

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By fearnotruth, August 15 at 4:45 am

What is so atrocious is that the law, or what is left of it, protects
these ‘elitists’ such that it allows, even encourages them to spill
the blood of the confused masses who under some
righteousness have not the ability to fight back or retaliate
against what is freewheelingly being done to them/us. So
because having war declared on these ‘low life’ citizens, which
ordinarily would make people defend themselves, these people
just don’t have the wit as how to react to these problems. Clearly
the government, msm and religion are promoters in creating
this ‘inactive’ posture.

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By fearnotruth, August 15, 2010 at 12:45 am Link to this comment

Go Right Young Man describes perfectly how the Obama regime has delivered a classic Left Cover gambit for the global finance oligarchy in its determined agenda of global hegemony.

None of the so-called “proposals” or “reversals” cited in GRYM’s posting were ever serious or real - rather, scripted ploys designed to confuse and undermine any and all opposition (domestic and foreign) to the overarching hegemonic plans of the globalists, for whom all (soldiers and citizens alike) are mere cannon fodder -  just as Kissinger said, “...the military man is a dumb animal useful only for advancing a political agenda.” Think the Trilateralist Kissinger or any other Trilateralist views anyone outside their clique any differently?

Obama as a Left Cover Manchurian Candidate has worked perfectly - where is the peace movement today? Whining for Obama to do the right thing - e.g.  Robert Greenwald, “Iraq for Sale” hard-hitting film maker of the Bush-2-regime era, recently released “Rethink Afghanistan” - rethink!?!?! what a wimp he’s become after working so hard to get Obama elected… good grief!

The Left/Right Gambit is a worn out dog and pony show that should by now fool nobody. The hegemons hold no national, ethnic, religious nor ideological beliefs - as Trilateralist Brzezinski’s infamous book describes: the world is a Grand Chessboard - a no-sum game - none outside the golabists’ own elitist clique is valued in any way other than in how they can be used to advance their agenda of global hegemony.

These Wikileaks are simply one more smoke-&-mirrors gambit, most likely to shift the Afghan war into Pakistan - as for Iran, don’t be surprised to see another 9-11-type event to provoke that launch - a very dangerous time - keep your kids away from the recruiters.

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By Go Right Young Man, August 13, 2010 at 5:56 pm Link to this comment

A 2008 Zogby International poll surveyed the “friendly” Arab countries of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Eighty-three percent viewed the United States “somewhat” or “very” unfavorably.

Enter President Obama; a man who promised to restore our image through outreach based on mutual respect and understanding.

Bush, Obama believed, governed with a swagger and aggressiveness that alienated friends and hardened the hearts of enemies. To forge a “new beginning” and find “common ground,” Obama apologized for America’s “mistakes.”

Candidate Obama said Bush offended would-be allies in the “good war,” Afghanistan, by diverting resources to the “stupid” war, Iraq. After winding down the war in Iraq, Obama expected that allies committed to Afghanistan would stay and that new ones would join.

He would close down the American “gulag,” Guantanamo, and reverse the offensive, civil rights-subverting policies of the Bush administration. He would fight not a “war on terror,” but an “overseas contingency operation.”

Obama’s first presidential meeting with a foreign leader was not with that of Great Britain—one of our two closest allies, whose prime minister stood down opposition within his own party to join the effort in Iraq. Obama met with Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Fatah party, to stress the importance of restarting the Israeli-Palestinian “peace process”—which Obama considered essential to moderate Arab and Muslim views.

Obama chastised Israel, the other of our two closest allies, for building “settlements” in east Jerusalem—even though, pre-Obama, the Palestinian leadership had already accepted construction in that area as part of any future deal. Obama gave his first presidential sit-down interview to Al-Arabiya television network, where he asked “countries like Iran ... to unclench their fist.” He hoped to deter Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, something candidate Obama called a “game changer” and “unacceptable.”

But those daily morning threat assessment briefings can change a president.

The Obama administration, to prevent public exposure of intelligence-gathering sources and methods, used the same “state secrets” defense in court as did the Bush administration. Obama continues the policy of rendition, the much-maligned practice of transferring a terrorist prisoner of war from one foreign country to another country that uses far harsher interrogation techniques.

Guantanamo remains open because the prison contains some vicious terrorists that no country wants. The terror surveillance phone-monitoring program remains, as does the Patriot Act. Obama stepped up the use of drone attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Even Obama’s declaration to halt waterboarding contains wiggle room.

Obama negotiated “tough” sanctions against Iran, although Russia, China, India and Turkey continue to trade with that country or have announced plans to do so. Iran remains committed to its nuclear program, continues to threaten Israel, and claims to have dug mass graves in which to deposit bodies of American soldiers should the U.S. use military force to stop its nuclear program.

Despite Obama’s request, NATO allies refuse to commit more combat troops to Afghanistan and some countries announced an end to their involvement. Iraq appears to be winding down along the terms negotiated by the Bush administration, but allies are no more eager to help out in Afghanistan.

Now 20 months into the Obama presidency, the question is this: After Obama’s “detente”—and after alienating our two closest allies—how does the Arab and Muslim world now view America? What percentage in the same six Arab nations—compared with Bush’s last year in office—now views the United States “very unfavorably” or “somewhat unfavorably”?

The answer: 85 percent—2 points higher than with Bush

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By samosamo, August 13, 2010 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment

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What’s the pentagon to do? Maybe invade the u.s.? I mean, by
gosh, this wikipees just can’t be allowed to keep letting out the
secrets that would eventually put a bunch of military and
congressmen in jail, that would require a vast amnesty plan to
protect those criminals. But not to worry, they are really
protected by a special immunity plan being worked out behind
closed doors at this very moment. Dirty laundry.

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By fearnotruth, August 13, 2010 at 9:59 am Link to this comment

RE: ...your contention gets us nowhere…

it’s not intended to get anyone anywhere - it reflects analysis encountered in
other corners - available to anyone - search for yourself

http://www.google.com/search?
hl=en&source=hp&q=wikileaks+cia+front&aq=1&aqi=g3&aql;=&oq=wikileaks
+cia&gs_rfai=CsdZjeHhlTLKIOIGgjgO3jYmQCQAAAKoEBU_Q9Lk-

and of course, there’s no way of knowing what’s what - needs some thinking
through - again: why would organs well-known to CIA/MI6 manipulated (The
New York Times, The Guardian) print these leaks and why wouldn’t the
Pentagon/NSA/CIA intelligence nexus just crash Wikileaks’ servers rather than
polemicizing in public?

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By ofersince72, August 13, 2010 at 9:13 am Link to this comment

A damn good Point BALKAS….....

It’s like

  “I have these leaks, that are very condeming, and
  probably have war crimes on them, but you can’t
  see them,  I got them first.”

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By balkas, August 13, 2010 at 8:55 am Link to this comment

OK, kids, i am making this up! Assange and co., are wondering whether to emulate pentagon; which as we know censors leaks or, rather, never give a leak.

Now, before i condemn assange’s censorship, i need to know if he or his family had been threatened or not or whether he expects an assault on him, his family, and friends? tnx

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By glider, August 13, 2010 at 8:26 am Link to this comment

fearnotruth,

So how is anyone to know that your post is not “psy-ops” designed to neutralize a true crusader like Julian Assange? 

By its very nature you would not be privy to such operations, and so your speculation is necessarily baseless.  But your in an otherwise safe position as no one can prove the negative that the CIA/Pentagon is not running a secret operation.

The problem we are left with is that any legitimate protest against the war machine will be met by your type claiming it is all a “plot” of some sort.  So your contention gets us nowhere.

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By fearnotruth, August 13, 2010 at 8:21 am Link to this comment

RE: Hardly a rallying cry for further invasion.

Certainly not for anyone with any sense. But then much old news to many will
never be news at all in the MSM - of course the really old news is this:

The Taliban was created by the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI in the early 1990s.

Phil Gasper writes (Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban):

The creation of the Taliban was “actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA,”
according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. “The United
States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly
right up to their advance on Kabul,” adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid.
When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said
that he saw “nothing objectionable” in the Taliban’s plans to impose strict
Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations
Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: “The
good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems
capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan.” “The Taliban will
probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil
companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots
of Sharia law. We can live with that,” said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.

http://www.blacklistednews.com/?news_id=6270

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By ardee, August 13, 2010 at 6:07 am Link to this comment

Shallow Hal rather than deep analysis

The “news” of Pakistani intelligence with ties to insurgents ( Taliban) is old news indeed.Further the leaks note rather well that this war is futile and will end badly. Hardly a rallying cry for further invasion.

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By fearnotruth, August 13, 2010 at 1:36 am Link to this comment

deep analysis: this is an orchestrated leak to help articulate a shifting of the war in
Afghanistan to Pakistan - the docs’ most striking revelations: Pakistani ISI aids
and abets the Taliban; ergo, attack Pakistan - what Obama has been calling for
since he campaigned in 08 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a rich asset -
CIA, MI6 or possibly run by both - the fact that the NY Times and The Guardian
have both published the leaked docs is proof enough - they’re in on the psy-op.
as usual - if this were genuine, they wouldn’t cooperate-all the theatre with the
Pentagon is to convince the punters of the authenticity, whilst the docs are
certainly doctored and the leak scenario scripted- moreover, if the Pentagon wanted to shut down their servers (no matter how many they have), they could do it in an instant… classic psy-op

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By M. Btok, August 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm Link to this comment
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Poor Elitist Sympathizing “New World Order” Pentagon, they are afraid people might find out how heroin and opium is sent into the streets of USA on the “Black Market” by the CIA, to be sold to our children and then the Roid Police, come along arrest, fine and imprison, our children!

This money goes to the CIA to commit PSYOPS, without showing up on their internal budget! ?

PSYOPS like Ulmar the Nigerian Underwear Bomber, so that the Government and Homeland security could
get Body Scanners and Brain Scanners installed in Public Airports!

USA is a big Prison Industry now-a-days for the Elitists, Re: David Rockefeller, Maurice Strong, George Soros - they only want to de-industrialize America’s honest businesses!

Any Graft business that lines the Globalists pocket are maintained in stealthy Health! Isn’t that right Rupert Murdoch? - Who, owns a big share in the Wall Street Journal

By the way if you want to write David Rockefeller or see him in person and complain - he lives at 146 - East 65th Street, New York, Ny. 10065 USA

The reasons why, we must vote out, Establishment Government Representatives, whether they are Left or Right - Incumbent or Candidate!

Make sure they do not belong to any of the Global Elitist Organizations: Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Club of Rome, Skull and Bones, Canadian Council of Chief Executives,
Harvard Elite Players, Goldman Sachs, International Monetary Fund, The United Nations, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization.

The reason we must vote out Establishment Government Representatives whether they are Left or Right, Incumbent or Candidate is explained on this 2 minute News Clip below:

TWO Party Paradyne System News clip:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2824363/the_obama_deception_extra_part_2/

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By Satish Chandra, August 12, 2010 at 9:02 pm Link to this comment
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I am India’s expert in strategic defence and the father of India’s strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missiles Development Program. I have shown in my blog titled ‘Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.’, which can be found by a Google search with the title, that all terrorism and insurgencies in the Indian subcontinent and in much of the rest of the world is sponsored by the C.I.A. Both Pakistan’s ISI and India’s RAW (Research and Analysis Wing) function as branches of the C.I.A. and participate in terrorism and insurgencies throughout the Subcontinent, under direction of the C.I.A. Yes, the ISI secretly supports the Taliban but it does so under direction from the C.I.A. whose modus operandi is support for ALL sides of a conflict to control the course of the conflict in service of its own goals. The goal of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Afghanistan and partial occupation of Pakistan is eventual occupation and overt colonial rule over the Subcontinent as a whole. This will not be permitted and all those participating in this enterprise, including the U.K., will be duly punished; see my blog. The document leak currently in the news has been made in preparation for abandonment of this goal and withdrawal from Afghanistan because of steps I have already taken for the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the United States by India with 5,000 thermonuclear warheads and extermination of its population; see my blog. It also shows how India has been kept economically and technologically down by military means and how exterminating the United States’ population will solve that problem.

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By wanked, August 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm Link to this comment
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Wikileaks does not serve AmeriKa and its culture of death. WL is a tool for humanity in its quest for truth.

Bravo Mr. Assange !

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By ofersince72, August 12, 2010 at 5:52 pm Link to this comment

The poor , poor, babies at the Pentagon,
too bad.

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