Stuart Bramhall, author of “The Most Revolutionary Act: Memoir of an American Refugee” writes this about Wikileaks in response to my latest article, “An Intel Front – The Case Against Wikileaks, Part III”
I’m afraid this whole media storm around Assange reminds me of the whole O.J. Simpson circus in a way.
I recall it very distinctly because I was a single payer activist. The week of his arrest (1993) was the same week health care reform (after being headline news for a year) died a quiet death in Congress.
So what is the corporate media trying to conceal by beating Assange’s sex life to death?
Most of the information in the recent cables release is already widely available on the Internet.
At the same time I find it surprising to find absolutely nothing about the “strategic” reasons the US is at war in Pakistan and Afghanistan.Nothing about the Pentagon agenda to foster the secession of oil and mineral rich Balochistan from Pakistan as a US client state – just like Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and other former Soviet republics. Nothing about CIA support for the Baloch separatist movement. Nothing about the CIA training young Baloch separatists in bomb making and other terrorist activities to disrupt operations at the Chinese-built Gwadar Port (intended to transport Iranian oil and natural gas via Pakistan to China).