Monday, December 27, 2010

Must Read Glennzilla

While the MSM does what it can to ignore the myriad of issues raised by what was contained in the WikiLeaks releases this year, or pretend that the leakers themselves are the criminals. Glenn Greenwald does what he can to shine a light on a bunch of them. Go take a look at the extent of the corruption, deceit, brutality and criminality on the part of the world's most powerful players.Then, ask yourself why any of the stories uncovered by WikiLeaks aren't amongst the most important stories of the year and you begin to understand that these same players have an inordinate control over the media and the messaging:

 The video that featured U.S. soldiers cruelly gunning down of 12 civilians including 2 Reuters journalists. The U.S. ignoring the torture and abuse of helpless Iraqi prisoners -- this includes beatings, burning, electrocution and rape. The complete pointlessness and hopelessness of the continuing Afghanistan occupation. Obama working hand in glove with Republicans to kill a probe of the Bush torture regime then later pressuring Germany not to prosecute CIA officers for torture and rendition. There are many more crimes catalogued and yet no outrage for the perpetrators.

As Greenwald notes what is revealing is the vast bulk of the outrage ...has been devoted not to the crimes that have been exposed but rather to those who exposed them: WikiLeaks and (allegedly) Bradley Manning. Are we ever going to wake from this dream and prosecute those responsible for the litany of crimes exposed by WikiLeaks or are we just going to continue on our merry way as if this is the way things are supposed to be, because it's not!

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