Wiki Leaks has left the empire naked and exposed for what it is. The lies, deception and underhanded deals are now going to be known. This is a chance for people in the US to see what US foreign policy is really about. Fighting terrorist, saving our freedom and our safety is not what our wars are about. Maybe, finally, the mainstream press will have to print some truth about US foreign policy and its imperialistic nature.
- សតិវ អតុ
Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner
Wiki Leaks will force the truth out of our foreign policy
Wiki Leaks is bound to be an embarrassment for the US government. We seem to follow a foreign policy much as the Republican administration before. That seems to be the one area of government that gets bi-partisan support--our pro-war foreign policy.
It has been distributed across the world to foreign news agencies.
There is no doubt that this will cause embarrassment for the Barrack Obama White House, since there is deception and underhanded practices on the part of our military, intelligence agencies and diplomats.
According to Spiegel Online International;
“Never before in history has a superpower lost control of such vast amounts of such sensitive information -- data that can help paint a picture of the foundation upon which US foreign policy is built. Never before has the trust America's partners have in the country been as badly shaken. Now, their own personal views and policy recommendations have been made public -- as have America's true views of them.”
Another allegation of that publication is that;
“The US State Department gave its diplomats instructions to spy on other countries' representatives at the United Nations, according to a directive signed by Hillary Clinton. Diplomats were told to collect information about e-mail accounts, credit cards and passwords, among other things.”
One ally singled out by these reports is Turkey. Spiegel reported that the leaked diplomatic cables reveal that US diplomats are sceptical about Turkey's dependability as a partner. There is fear of division and Islamists in the leadership.
According to The Wichita Eagle;
“WikiLeaks' decision to release classified U.S. diplomatic files endangers U.S. diplomats, intelligence agents and democratic activists who seek America's help, the White House said Sunday.”
Naturally the White House will say this. Underhanded and inappropriate activities have been exposed and the White House doesn’t want their support for the wars this government has engaged in to be lost by the people at home or allies abroad. But the truth hurts and as these documents are studied and analysed, the US government and military will have a lot to answer for.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks