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|11-28-2010, 05:30 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2010
How America sees the World (Wikileaks)
Wikileaks is going to release in conjunction with El Pais, Le Monde, Speigel, Guardian & NYT many "sensitive" US embassy cables tonight.
Reportedly this documents will "embarrass the US". A little teaser from tomorrow's Der Spiegel.
The Guardian coverage: US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis | World news | guardian.co.uk
Update 2: Now all over the web.
Last edited by freestyler; 11-28-2010 at 06:18 PM. Reason: update
|11-28-2010, 06:47 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
The thing people need to realize is that every country has classified documents with stuff like this in it.
There just seem to be a lot more people in the world who hate America than other countries, so everybody targets the US with their emotional attacks.
Personally I think it is quite selfish of Julian Assange and his team at wikileaks to release classified documents like this. He is just doing it to be a "revolutionary" while not considering the actual damage he is doing to innocent Americans or people of other countries that were not involved with any politicians' "evil doings".
His actions come across sort of like the Joker in Batman: He is causing trouble just because "he wants to see the world burn".
|11-28-2010, 07:06 PM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
I don't see any of this news as surprising. I knew before this was even leaked that Saudi Arabia saw Iran as a potential threat and even purchased $90 billion in military supplies and equipment from the US.
As for not caring much for the European side, there's not much economic activity right now in it. Matter of fact, socialist economies are slumping in Europe with France, Germany, and even the model of socialistic economies, Sweden switching to austere measures, which is why Angela Merkel is said to be not a risk taker. We may see that in the US soon depending on when conservatives will take over Congress.
And since when was the 'espionage' network new? The CIA does that on big leaders of the world. I'm thankful that the countries suppressed names so that nothing would come of the information leak except supposed 'embarrassment'.
Russia's Vladimir Putin is right to be called the 'alpha-dog'. He's a total badass and the whole country loves him! Search his name on Wikipedia and tell me you aren't impressed by his success.
Not sure about the Nazi comparisons in Germany though.
|11-29-2010, 01:45 PM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
When Obama order the CIA to throw bombs that kill civilians on Yemen he's aware of the fact that innocent people die.
When Julian Assange releases document he's also aware that a few innocent people might get harmed.
Saying that either one acts because they want to be perceived as 'revolutionary' is a bit silly, the just make a calculated judgement and are okay with the collateral damage of their actions.
This release isn't only about blaming the US either.
If knowledge but the secrets of German politicians was gathered by the CIA that knowledge helps Germans to evaluate their politicians better.
The cables contain thousands small issues.
|11-29-2010, 05:10 PM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2008
And where did you get this statistic? Personally I think this sounds like BS. There are numerous dictatorships around the world where the governments are killing their own people. I read somewhere that Saddam Hussein killed more of his own civilians while he was dictator of Iraq than the number of civilians killed during the US invasion of Iraq. How's that for America being evil?
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