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WIKILEAKS – THE END OF THE MEDIA EMBARGO ON TRUTH – MEDIA METAMORPHOSIS – WHISTLEBLOWER FORUM

December 21, 2010

Update 23/12/2010: If anyone had any doubts on Julian Assange’s intelligence, character and intelligence, this interview will put them to rest. Brilliant MSNBC Julian Assange Interview :

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/#40785274

I am so excited by the Wikileaks format which is providing a forum for whistleblowers to publish information about government cover-ups, black-ops projects, diplomatic cables, all manner of ufo/space/scientific/military/medical/pharmaceutical/financial/food/media/government secrets and activities against humanity.  We know that the media has been vetting and publishing only information with a particular agenda for a long time.  I question whether it is valuable to read a newspaper or watch TV at all.

Since the introduction of the internet the dissemination of information has radically changed the information game. The latest wonder is Wikileaks which provides the perfect forum for Whistleblowers to tell their truths without repercussions.

Meanings of Embargo

1.      [noun] a government order imposing a trade barrier

2.      [verb] ban the publication of (documents), as for security or copyright reasons; “embargoed publications”

3.      [verb] prevent commerce; “The U.S. embargoes Lybia”

Currently all three above meanings apply to Wikileaks and its founder Julian Asange… A Swiss Bank, Bank of America, Mastercard, Visa and Paypal have frozen all activity of Wikileaks  accounts or payments to Wikileaks through them. These organizations say that they were instructed by the US Government to take this action.

It is obvious that an embargo on truth has been in place in the media forever. Secrecy ,journalistic license and freedom of speech have been dictated by the cabal/oligarchy that has our world in its grips… but not for much longer.  I think they have met their match in many ways.

I am concerned that the media are serving us redactions of the now released Wikileaks information. This means that there is still a media embargo on the truth about much that is even contained in the Wikileaks disclosures.

Meaning of Redact/Redaction

– verb/noun

1.  to put into suitable literary form; revise; edit.

2. to draw up or frame (a statement, proclamation, etc.)

So a redaction is a revision or edited statement or publication. This means that the original information or content of the Wikileak disclosures has been changed by the media by omission of names, dates, places etc. Therefore a form of censorship has taken place on some information that is being called a “redaction”.  The media publishing the Wikileaks Cables e.g. New York Times, The Guardian etc. are serving redactions of the original cables for our digestion. This concludes that to get the actual facts one has to read the original cables as the media published redactions have been censored or specifically chosen for their particular agenda… in my view.  Certainly some of the recent media selections seem almost bordering on the trivial and I have been waiting for some really insightful disclosures to hit the press. I want to know about UFOs, black projects, space programmes, government scams and criminality, not a lot of diplomatic poppycock.  The Iraq and Afghanistan releases were very timely and confirmed what we already knew in our hearts and minds was not being reported in the media.  The releases in Spain for instance have created a great furore about the integrity of their legal system which appears to be dictated to by the US Ambassador.

The following open letter in The Guardian by John Pilger is very insightful:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/dec/16/wikileaks-fight-for-democracy-open-letter

Wikileaks personnel and the structure of the organization is well explained in the following video: :  WikiRebels: The Documentary :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C-vmlh48xY

It is currently clear that Wikileaks is a great threat to the autonomy and control of the cabal/oligarchy that think they run the world. This includes the media in most western countries. The closing of Wikileaks bank accounts in Switzerland and the US and Mastercard, Visa and Paypal was instructed by the US Government according to releases by these companies.  So this is a US Government declared embargo on Wikileaks operations. Wikileaks have enormous support of many worldwide who want greater freedom returned to the peoples of the world. Wikileaks has emphasized that the embargoes will not prevent them from releasing further information that is supplied to them or in any way threaten closure of the organization.

The sexual allegations by Sweden on Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, are described as a ridiculous attempt by the cabal/oligarchy to be above the law and a distraction from the real purpose and credibility of the Wikileaks Team and the information they are disseminating. In my opinion it has failed miserably.  The following video of Julian Assange describing the Swedish legal activities and the fact that the allegations against him have been dropped once and re-instituted by another process begs the question – why? No evidence of the allegations has been served on his legal representatives and he has not been formally charged with anything. He also mentions that he has been back and forth to Sweden several times previously and there was never any attempt to hold him on these occasions.  The US Government are desperately trying to trump up some case against him. Why?  Surely not for telling the truth that we should be able to discern from our media. See the following article for background on the women and alleged offences:

http://radsoft.net/news/20101001,01.shtml

The following MSNBC videos are interesting in that they appear fearful of Wikileaks and talk about the “ominous note” referring to further cable releases :

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/40715189#40715189

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/40715189#40708698

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/40715189#40705788

and further confirmation from VP Joe Biden when interviewed by Andrea Mitchell that “there was embarrassment but no damage caused so far to the world trust in the US”:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/40715189#40703777

The following response from “Anonymous” in retaliation to the embargoes placed on Wikileaks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpwVfl3m32w&feature=player_embedded#!

has now blown into some nearly 600 mirror sites of Wikileaks that show that the determination to expose the lies and secrets will prevail and whistleblowers everywhere have an anonymous forum for their disclosures. See

http://www.news.com.au/features/wikileaks/what-about-shutting-down-wikileaks-easier-said-than-done-as-it-turns-out/story-fn79cf6x-1225967014452

Daniel Ellsberg who famously exposed the Pentagon Papers had the following to say about Wikileaks’s Julian Assange and Bradley Manning (who is being imprisoned in solitary confinement  in the US currently for doing what Daniel Ellsberg had done adding that he should be recognized as a hero):

“Julian Assange is not a criminal under the laws of the United States. I was the first one prosecuted for the charges that would be brought against him. I was the first person ever prosecuted for a leak in this country—although there had been a lot of leaks before me. That’s because the First Amendment kept us from having an Official Secrets Act. . . . The founding of this country was based on the principle that the government should not have a say as to what we hear, what we think, and what we read. . . .

If Bradley Manning did what he’s accused of, then he’s a hero of mine and I think he did a great service to this country. We’re not in the mess we’re in, in the world, because of too many leaks. . . . I say there should be some secrets. But I also say we invaded Iraq illegally because of a lack of a Bradley Manning at that time.” – Daniel Elllsberg http://www.ellsberg.net/

Whistleblower Manning being shockingly imprisoned:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/assange-begins-mansion-arrest-but-his-source-feels-the-heat-2163607.html

So now the genie is definitely out of the bottle and it is looking like nothing short of turning off the Internet will stop Wikileaks and its mirrors from getting out the truth.  Wikileaks has stood up to the oppressors that would shut them down and survived.  “Why I am Posting Bail for Julian Assange by Michael Moore” is worth reading:

Why I’m Posting Bail Money for Julian Assange (A statement from Michael Moore)
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Friends,
Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for
WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me
stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out
of jail.

Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my
domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as
it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and
carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.

We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie. Hundreds of thousands are now dead. Just
imagine if the men who planned this war crime back in 2002 had had a WikiLeaks
to deal with. They might not have been able to pull it off. The only reason they
thought they could get away with it was because they had a guaranteed cloak of
secrecy. That guarantee has now been ripped from them, and I hope they are never
able to operate in secret again.

So why is WikiLeaks, after performing such an important public service, under
such vicious attack? Because they have outed and embarrassed those who have
covered up the truth. The assault on them has been over the top:
**Sen. Joe Lieberman says WikiLeaks “has violated the Espionage Act.”
**The New Yorker’s George Packer calls Assange “super-secretive, thin-skinned,
[and] megalomaniacal.”
**Sarah Palin claims he’s “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands”
whom we should pursue “with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban
leaders.”
**Democrat Bob Beckel (Walter Mondale’s 1984 campaign manager) said about
Assange on Fox: “A dead man can’t leak stuff … there’s only one way to do it:
illegally shoot the son of a bitch.”
**Republican Mary Matalin says “he’s a psychopath, a sociopath … He’s a
terrorist.”
**Rep. Peter A. King calls WikiLeaks a “terrorist organization.”

And indeed they are! They exist to terrorize the liars and warmongers who have
brought ruin to our nation and to others. Perhaps the next war won’t be so easy
because the tables have been turned — and now it’s Big Brother who’s being
watched … by us!

WikiLeaks deserves our thanks for shining a huge spotlight on all this. But some
in the corporate-owned press have dismissed the importance of WikiLeaks
(“they’ve released little that’s new!”) or have painted them as simple
anarchists (“WikiLeaks just releases everything without any editorial
control!”). WikiLeaks exists, in part, because the mainstream media has failed
to live up to its responsibility. The corporate owners have decimated newsrooms,
making it impossible for good journalists to do their job. There’s no time or
money anymore for investigative journalism. Simply put, investors don’t want
those stories exposed. They like their secrets kept … as secrets.
I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be if WikiLeaks had
existed 10 years ago. Take a look at this photo. That’s Mr. Bush about to be
handed a “secret” document on August 6th, 2001. Its heading read: “Bin Ladin
Determined To Strike in US.” And on those pages it said the FBI had discovered
“patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations
for hijackings.” Mr. Bush decided to ignore it and went fishing for the next
four weeks.

But if that document had been leaked, how would you or I have reacted? What
would Congress or the FAA have done? Was there not a greater chance that
someone, somewhere would have done something if all of us knew about bin Laden’s
impending attack using hijacked planes?

But back then only a few people had access to that document. Because the secret
was kept, a flight school instructor in San Diego who noticed that two Saudi
students took no interest in takeoffs or landings, did nothing. Had he read
about the bin Laden threat in the paper, might he have called the FBI? (Please
read this essay by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Time’s 2002 co-Person of the
Year, about her belief that had WikiLeaks been around in 2001, 9/11 might have
been prevented.)

Or what if the public in 2003 had been able to read “secret” memos from Dick
Cheney as he pressured the CIA to give him the “facts” he wanted in order to
build his false case for war? If a WikiLeaks had revealed at that time that
there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction, do you think that the war
would have been launched — or rather, wouldn’t there have been calls for
Cheney’s arrest?

Openness, transparency — these are among the few weapons the citizenry has to
protect itself from the powerful and the corrupt. What if within days of August
4th, 1964 — after the Pentagon had made up the lie that our ship was attacked
by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin — there had been a WikiLeaks to
tell the American people that the whole thing was made up? I guess 58,000 of our
soldiers (and 2 million Vietnamese) might be alive today.

Instead, secrets killed them.

For those of you who think it’s wrong to support Julian Assange because of the
sexual assault allegations he’s being held for, all I ask is that you not be
naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey.
Please — never, ever believe the “official story.” And regardless of Assange’s
guilt or innocence (see the strange nature of the allegations here), this man
has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself. I have joined with
filmmakers Ken Loach and John Pilger and writer Jemima Khan in putting up the
bail money — and we hope the judge will accept this and grant his release
today.

Might WikiLeaks cause some unintended harm to diplomatic negotiations and U.S.
interests around the world? Perhaps. But that’s the price you pay when you and
your government take us into a war based on a lie. Your punishment for
misbehaving is that someone has to turn on all the lights in the room so that we
can see what you’re up to. You simply can’t be trusted. So every cable, every
email you write is now fair game. Sorry, but you brought this upon yourself. No
one can hide from the truth now. No one can plot the next Big Lie if they know
that they might be exposed.

And that is the best thing that WikiLeaks has done. WikiLeaks, God bless them,
will save lives as a result of their actions. And any of you who join me in
supporting them are committing a true act of patriotism. Period.

I stand today in absentia with Julian Assange in London and I ask the judge to
grant him his release. I am willing to guarantee his return to court with the
bail money I have wired to said court. I will not allow this injustice to
continue unchallenged.

Yours,
Michael Moore
MMFlint@…
MichaelMoore.com

We are witnessing a metamorphosis of our media and their content.   The end of the embargo on truth by some very brave people.

Noeline Clayfield

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