1 Jan 2011

Mumia Abu-Jamal waits for Julian Assange to be put on death row!

Mumia Abu-Jamal and Julian Assange, the USA wants to murder both, because both Mumia and Julian speak truth to power!

Socialist, ecologist, progressives, the most prophetic voice for what you believe has been on death row for decades, work for his freedom and spread his words!

Allies in Lies

[col. writ. 12/19/10] (c) 10' Mumia Abu-Jamal

If the Wikileaks saga has shown us anything, it's that things are seldom what they seem; and allies,in truth, are almost indistinguishable from adversaries.

That's because what a nation says, and what a nation does, is often two different things.

And what a diplomat SAYS?

There is one discourse for public consumption; what they say is confidential government cables is another.

For example, the U.S has spent tons of billions of bucks to "stabilize" Afghanistan, and for almost a decade presidents and diplomats have spoken glowingly of Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, as a force for democracy in the region. Presidents have embraced him and lauded him as a valued ally.

In public, that is. Diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks and published by some newspapers, tell an entirely different tale.

They describe Karzai as a man of "deep seated insecurities", (if so, it's probably because he remembers how the U.S. treated it's 'trusted allies', the Diem brothers in Vietnam, in the '60's!), and a man unable to grasp the basics of statecraft.

Other cables describe naked corruption, the selling of ministers' offices, high level favors for drug kingpins, and their power in the country. One cable quotes Karzai as saying, " I wish I had the Taliban as my soldiers!" This cable was sent 2 years ago!

Wikileaks did what the corporate press couldn't or wouldn't do; they gave the people a true view into state relations, especially in a nation where the U.S. has spent tons of billions of dollars and thousands or lives (not to mention untold thousands of Afghan lives!) in defense of one of the most corrupt nations on earth.

Wikileaks has performed a powerful and valuable public service.

--(c) '10 maj

1 comment:

Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall said...

I'm still waiting to see the cables about the "strategic" reasons (i.e. control of Middle East oil) the US is at war in Afghanistan and Pakistan. According to former intelligence operative Wayne Madsen, Assange's sources (CIA?) redacted the cables before they fed them to Wikileaks. I'm inclined to believe this.

I find it really troublesome that they contain no mention whatsoever of Pentagon and CIA support for the Baloch separatist movement - or the secession of oil and mineral rich Balochistan from Pakistan to become a US client state - just like Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and the other former Soviet republics. And nothing about the CIA training young Baloch separatists in bomb making and other terrorist activities to disrupt operations at the Chinese-built Gwadar Port (part of the energy transit route for Iranian oil and natural gas headed for China).

I blog about this at www.stuartbramhall.com. I've put up a great map originally posted by the Free Balochistan movement - depicting a new state somewhat larger than the rest of Pakistan.

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