Cable Cooking and the War on Assange. The latest chapter in the quest for open government finds our embattled knight holed up within the grey brick Georgian walls of Ellingham Hall while the dark forces outside attempt a disorderly checkmate.
The British courts have long debated whether to pack Julian Assange off to the star spangled torture chambers of Guantanamo, but have finally settled on simply extraditing him to the man-eating Nordic Amazons of Sweden, pending appeal. Meanwhile the chessboard has become crowded with ex-employees, ex-lovers, and ex-friends who compete among themselves to cast mud upon his memory. The same newspapers he enriched with headline stories gleefully prepare his epitaph, for no good deed goes unpunished among the masters of discourse. This is a very lonely time for our trusting hero, as yesterday’s oaths are traded for cold cash, and intimate confidences are betrayed. These two young orcs cooked up more than hobbits. Why is Harding protecting Mrs. . “2. 1. Luzhkov’s Links to Criminal Figures 7.
09-02 Polish CIA prison: US and Poland had been trying to "put story to rest" #wlfind [Update 2] A new Wikileaks release 05WARSAW4030 finally proves that the United States and Poland colluded in their efforts to silence questions about a CIA prison in Masovia.
This is what the cable says: "[FM] Meller's staff expects that the renditions and "CIA prisons" issue will continue to dog the Polish government, despite our and the Poles' best efforts to put this story to rest. In response to sustained media pressure, PM Marcinkiewicz announced December 10 that his government will order an internal probe "to close the issue. " Meller anticipates being asked about renditions by the Polish press while in Washington, and the MFA has asked that we remain in close contact to coordinate our public stance. " In another cable 05WARSAW4037 from the same year, the issue is brought up again: "[Polish government official Schnepf] noted the GOP's need to find tangible benefit from the mission to gain public support for a continued Polish presence in Iraq.
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Boughner, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Chengdu, China. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1. (C) Summary: Openly disparaging of the Communist Party's standard propaganda manual, a young Kunming City propaganda department official in southwest China told us of his hopes to work his way up to a comfortable job in a state enterprise. Among other "pearls of wisdom," the widely available propaganda manual highlights the importance of careful management of the internet to prevent foreign "ideological infiltration and notes that "feeding propaganda" to foreigners should be approached differently than internal agitprop.
WikiLeaks: IDF uses drones to assassinate Gaza militants. Cable Reveals Extent Of Lapdoggery From Swedish Govt On Copyright Monopoly. Among the treasure troves of recently released WikiLeaks cables, we find one whose significance has bypassed Swedish media.
In short: every law proposal, every ordinance, and every governmental report hostile to the net, youth, and civil liberties here in Sweden in recent years have been commissioned by the US government and industry interests. I can understand that the significance has been missed, because it takes a whole lot of knowledge in this domain to recognize the topics discussed. When you do, however, you realize that the cable lists orders for the Swedish Government to implement a series of measures that significantly weakens Sweden’s competitive advantage in the IT field against the US. We had concluded this was the case, but had believed things had come from a large number of different sources. That was wrong. But all of a sudden, there it was, in black on white. This sounds like fiction, right? Now, these steps are written in copyright industry legalese. 1. 2. 3. [...] 1.