Sunday, December 05, 2010

The Corporate Media

In the previous post, I referred to them as "journo-harlots." I'm not going to do that again -- I have too much respect for actual harlots to lump them in with the propagandists who truly have become a fourth branch of the criminal conspiracy that masquerades as "our" central government. I mean, Rahab was a harlot.

Anyway, this arrested my attention:
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange continued his assault on U.S. government officials, calling for President Obama to resign if it is proven that he approved of spying on UN officials by U.S. diplomats.

Assange told El Pais, "The whole chain of command who was aware of this order, and approved it, must resign if the US is to be seen to be a credible nation that obeys the rule of law. The order is so serious it may well have been put to the president for approval."

Assange has also called on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to resign her post.

The State Department directive sent in July 2009 asked diplomats to collect basic contact information about U.N. officials, including Internet passwords, credit card numbers and frequent flyer numbers.

WikiLeaks documents reveal that the CIA was behind the State Department's directive to gather information on U.N. officials.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said that Secretary Clinton "is responsible, but she was not the author of that particular document, and the contents of that came from outside the Department of State."

"Our diplomats are just that, diplomats," Crowley maintained."They collect information that shapes our policies and actions."

The Department of Justice is considering bringing criminal charges against Assange.

Assange is thought to be hiding in the U.K. London police are expected to execute Interpol's arrest warrant to bring him in for questioning on sex crimes charges and possible extradition proceedings.

In the cat-and-mouse spy game, WikiLeaks' supporters a backup plan to disseminate data if anything untoward happens to Assange or the website. Thousands of encrypted files containing an uncensored version of the diplomatic cables have been sent around the world, and can be opened with a special "key."
"Assault." I mean, really. You have people (sort of) in the US government openly calling for Assange's murder, but for him to say what any reasonable person would -- that some resignations of the criminals involved, such as Madam Secretary of Identity Theft Clinton, and her sly and feckless capo, Barack Milhous Obama, are due -- to say that is an "assault?" And here's the US Department of Injustice "considering bringing criminal charges against Assange." Memo to you, goofballs: Assange isn't a US subject citizen. Of course, I'm forgetting: under the US empire, foreigners are subject to US law, but aren't entitled to the increasingly dubious protections of our poor dead constitution. Heads, the ruling class wins; tails, anyone else loses. Sweet. Sure is enough to make me want to go out and vote. Three or four times, maybe.


Mimi said...

Jim, did you read Herr Krauthammer's most recent verbal assault on Assange? It's just what you might expect, but I love the last little slap about looking for Assange in a "five-star hotel." Now, that has a lot to do with his criminality. But no matter, as it's designed to stir up the jealous anger of the proles, of course. Herr K. is getting more and more transparent.

Jim Wetzel said...

I've just read it, thank you.

Tyrants have always had fawning, lickspittle courtiers, I suppose. No reason why our tyrants should lack one. Still, it's kind of breathtaking to see the "case" for evil laid out in so brazen a fashion. Krauthammer would have no trouble defending Jeffrey Dahmer: The problem is not that the police exposed Mr. Dahmer's killing his gay lovers and eating their entrails. Good God, that's the essence of the psychotic life. That's what we do; that's what everyone does.

Well, there's one small measure of justice: every morning, when Herr K. gets out of bed and goes to brush his teeth, consider what stares back at him from the bathroom mirror.

akaGaGa said...

My mouth dropped open when I mistakenly listened to Brian Williams introduce a Wikileaks story the other night, saying, "While it strikes most people as wrong..."

Got my dander up a little, his presumption on how it strikes "most people." He sure doesn't speak for me.

What strikes me as wrong is the way our entire government operates, but you won't hear that from MSM.