In 1987, a British spook called Peter Wright wrote a book called Spycatcher.
This book appeared to give away a number of secrets. But most of the information was old and already known.
The brains behind this book was said to be Lord Victor (Ted) Rothschild. (aangirfan: MI5 and MI6)
Spycatcher diverted attention away from 'evidence that Rothschild had given away secrets to Israel, and Russia'.
Half-hearted attempts to prosecute Peter Wright turned the book into an international bestseller.
There may be similarities here with Julian Assange. (Political risk in making a martyr of Assange The Age - Malcolm Turnbull)
"Lawyers say there are big obstacles to a successful prosecution of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange.
"His extradition to the US could be more difficult still." (Case against Assange beset with problems - Financial Times)
Victor Rothschild 'stole all major UK/US weapons developments in the Second World War, including the atomic bomb'. Rothschild, 'was involved in so many aspects of spying that he seemed like a super-agent, sabotaging every Western intelligence initiative for 20 years after the war'. (Rothschild 'spied as the Fifth Man' - The Independent)
We are not the only people to be suspicious of Wikileaks.
On 7 December 2010, at oilprice.com, political analyst Claude Salhani asks about WikiLeaks - State Secrets or Clever Tactics?
"Is the US Government Machiavellian enough to orchestrate the recent brouhaha over the so-called website WikiLeaks...?
"I am not one to support conspiracy theories but when you stop to analyze the content of the information that was leaked it seem that two things emerge: first, the content of the cables were not so earth shattering as to damage national security, or harm Washington’s relations with other countries.
"Second, upon further analysis, it would appear that the information revealed instead sends a strong message to America’s foes...
"The question here is who leaked the information and what do they stand to gain from it? If the cables were leaked by the U.S. government, was it to prove that the United States is not the only one to adopt double standard when it comes to Middle East politics?"
Peter Wright's Spycatcher diverted attention away from Lord Victor Rothschild.
On 5 December 2010, at empirestrikesback.com, Scott Creighton has an article entitled: Daniel Ellsberg Exposed Along with the Real Purpose of the Wikileaks Psyop
Among the points made:
1. The plan involves giving the leaker something dramatic (but already well-known) to get attention and build his credibility.
2. The 'leaked' documents, generally speaking, strongly support every single state department agenda, from invading Pakistan, regime change in North Korea, regime change in Iran, and supporting the role that Israel is playing in destabilizing the Middle East.
3. In the near future, these documents will help build the pre-text for the narrative that we have to force regime change on various targeted nations.
Imagine Dick Cheney’s forged 'Yellow Cake from Niger' document being 'leaked' by Wikileaks and praised by the likes of Daniel Ellsberg, Amy Goodman, and Glenn Greenwald….
4. Wikileaks disclosures may be used to justify the invasion of Iran.
5. The following is top journalist Fareed Zakaria, in a CNN video, explaining how the Wikileaks documents actually make him feel better about the state department:
1. The leaks don't show the state department doing anything nafarious.
"In these cables there are no stories of coups or attempted assasinations or secret deals."
2. "I have to confess that the level and quality of analysis in these cables is a lot better than I would have guessed.
3. Arab Leaders "have been urging Washington to do something about Iran including using military force."
"Reading through the sum total of this data dump, I came away more impressed and reasured by the way Washington works, or at least the state department, then I was before." Fareed Zakaria, CNN
Assange - close to the Israelis. (Website for this image)
Alan Sabrosky, Ph.D, University of Michigan, is a ten-year US Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the US Army War College.
On 8 December 2010, ALAN SABROSKY wrote "WIKILEAKS REPRISED — A WHIFF OF…WHAT?"
Among the points made:
1. "I have ... a growing suspicion shared with others that all is not as it seems with these supposed revelations...
2. "It is surprising how little damaging material is there...
3. "The one striking exception in all of this global tour de farce
Julian Assange has "fulsome praise" for Binyamin Netanyahu.
The leaks "represent the message Israel and its partisans in the US Government want the world to hear, believe and accept.
"The message coming across in the US diplomatic cables could have been designed and drafted by Avigdor Lieberman, and who knows? It may have been….
4. There is 'the odd attribution' to an Arab leader of a remark on Iran being an 'existential threat.'
"Yet no one except Israel and its proponents refer to any other country as an 'existential threat'.
5. There is an "apparent absence of anything tough on Israel."
No mention of Operation Cast Lead; the settlements; violations of UN Resolutions and the murder of UN officials; Israel’s hostility to the Goldstone Report; the blockade; land expropriation...
6. An Australian news website concluded that the WikiLeaks cables are "the 9/11 of world diplomacy."
Too, too true - same source, different vehicle and venue, all helping pave the road to yet another needless war in Israel’s service, this time against Iran.
On 8 december 2010, By Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire asks: Wikileaks: Corrupted Oracle or a Cointelpro Asset of the Establishment?
"Time will tell what policy and law changes will be rushed into place as a Neo-conservative reaction against Wikileaks’ staged embarrassment of the US State Dept.
"Perhaps Washington and London will enact new security measures and authorities to take down hundreds of ‘rogue’ websites that threaten the interests of National Security...
"One needs only to look at the initial George Soros-type funding vessels and early support for Wikileaks, and tie these association together to trace its genealogy."