Wikileaks and the Middle East

 

 Wikileaks published, a week ago - the sources and location of the funds of Libyan president Mo'ammar Ghadafi - and shockingly, the total came up to about 35 billion dollars.

 

Shortly thereafter the Obama administration took decisive action - issuing the largest executive order in the history of financial freeze transactions - isolating and shutting down well over 30 billion dollars worth of funds.

 

Last week, Wikileaks posted the records of the Palestinian negotiating team  - including what appeared to be a transcript of a conversation with Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This selfsame authority then quickly moves to dismiss the entire negotiation team, to avert public protest.

Wikileaks is a site designed to keep anonymity for a source who wishes to post information about a government, or a corporation.  It has become more important a tool for good journalism as the freedom of information act.

The grassroots change that is occurring all over the middle east may result in chaos - or it may result in democracy. But it is being driven by free speech.

Telling the truth is a patriotic activity.  Isn't it?

 

 

 

 

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Wikileaks now in the running for Nobel Peace Prize

Wikileaks is now confirmed as a prime candidate for the recipient of the Nobel Peace prize.

by Trey Rentz 2011-03-02 01:34PM | 0 recs
The Livni revelations.

Well not everyone would call them revelations, that all Israeli governments since Oslo were behind the colonialism of the West Bank and the creation of a Greater Israel, presumably with Palestinian bantustan enclaves within. The only thing that it gave us is the falsehood of denials to the contrary and the disingenuous ideas that the Palestinians to not want peace or a state of their own.

In short, the Israeli propaganda has reached its end. No more bullshit, even though Washington will continue to carry water for the Israelis and AIPAC.

Jimmy Carter is vindicated.

by MainStreet 2011-03-05 11:27AM | 0 recs

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