Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Daniel Ellsberg Compares Wikileaks Documents to THE PENTAGON PAPERS & White House Condemns Wikileaks Denying Afghanistan War Is A Disaster

Wikileaks release to the public of over 90,000 US military documents should act as a wake up call for the USA & NATO to rethink the War in Afghanistan and to pull out their forces as soon as possible. Instead the Obama administration and much of the US and Canadian media are attacking Wikileaks and downplaying the substance of these documents.
Once again truth has become the greatest casualty of the Truped Up War on Terror.
Though some conservatives in the USA are using the leaked documents as proof that the Obama administration has made matters worse in Afghanistan.
But some 80 to 90 percent of the documents are from the Bush era showing that the policy in Afghanistan was a disaster from the beginning.
The Bush Regime as we know was more interested in invading Iraq and taking down Saddam than they were in catching Osama or to destroy Al Qaeda.
The Obama administration is furious over these documents being made public in part because it detracts from their own agenda which is to to attack, invade and occupy Iran even though Iran like Iraq is not an immediate threat to the United States or to Israel.
But they believe truth and facts shoud not get in the way of their lies and propaganda to promote perpetual war ala Leo Strauss and the Neoconservatives.
The idea of war is more palatable to the electorate if it is presented in Global apocalyptic & religious terms - as The Clash of Civilizations or as a Clash between Christianity and Islam or as a war to protect and expand America's interests which outweighs and trumps the interests of all other sovereingn nations.

WikiLeaks 90,000+ Secret Military Docs Part 2/7 - Democracy NOW! July 26

WikiLeaks 90,000+ Secret Military Docs Part 3/7 - Democracy NOW!
Afghanistan war an abject failure

Democracy NOW! - DN! We host a roundtable discussion with independent British journalist Stephen Grey, Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg, former State Department official in Afghanistan, Matthew Hoh, independent journalist Rick Rowley and investigative historian Gareth Porter. More than 90,000 internal records of US military actions in Afghanistan over the past six years have been published by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The documents provide a devastating portrait of the war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, how a secret black ops special forces unit hunts down targets for assassination or detention without trial, how Taliban attacks have soared and how Pakistan is fueling the insurgency.

WikiLeaks Documents: Cenk Hosts MSNBC (Sam Seder & Matt Lewis Debate)

and so it goes,

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