Assange in Sweden August 2010, (Sofia Wilén in the foreground)
The 3 October 2009 a secret document was leaked and published by Wikileaks. The document was leaked from the ministry of defence in London and identifies the greatest threats to the national security of the west.
At the top of the list are terrorists and russian spies.
But by far the biggest threat is said to come from one group, journalists. Investigative journalists.
In other words, journalists who do their job, who tell you, the public which and why politicians lie to you, start wars in your name and threaten your security. These journalists must somehow be stopped, coerced or smeared.
There is another secret document as well. This one is from the pentagon and explains a great deal about the predicament facing Julian Assange at the moment. It's dated 2008, almost exactly three years ago, under the former president, and describes the planning of a smear campaign to destroy Wikileaks. By destroying Wikileaks public trust, their "center of gravity". And this would be achieved by [quote] "threats of exposure and criminal prosecution."
Whistleblowers are dealt with
We can now see the desperate attempts by the US, British, Australian and Swedish gouvernments to silence Wikileaks by any means necessary. The US treatment of US army private Bradley Manning is another horrifying example of how citizens are being punished for telling the truth about our western governments warcrimes.
This way of dealing with whistleblowers isn't anything new to the Bush administration. One of many that can testify to this is former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson. Her husband former US ambassador Joe Wilson was sent to Niger before the Iraq war to investigate claims that Iraq had purchased large amounts of uranium for their alleged WMD program.
Wilson investigated and came to the conclusion that No such transaction was ever made. He stated this in his report. When this supposed deal was later used as an excuse to start the Iraq war anyway, Wilson got angry and wrote an article in the Times exposing the lie.
A couple of days later his wifes status as a CIA agent was exposed in the media. The order came from inside the whitehouse. This costed many people around the world their lives, and of course Valerie her career. Valerie later wrote a book about what had happened, a book that now have been made into a movie called "Fair game" starring Sean Penn.
Don Siegelman framed?
Another case where suspicion of wrongdoings have been raised is the conviction of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman.
In that case another brave person stepped up and spoke out. A Republican lawyer, Dana Jill Simpson of Rainsville, Alabama, signed a sworn statement that, five years earlier, she had heard about a plan to neutralize Siegelman politically with an investigation headed by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Simpson's house burned down soon after she began whistleblowing, and her car was driven off the road by a private investigator and wrecked. As a result of the timing of these incidents, Simpson said, "Anytime you speak truth to power, there are great risks. I've been attacked," explaining she felt a "moral obligation" to speak up.
The common nominator
Carl Rove in Almedalen Sweden
So what is the common nominator in these three cases? Julian Assange swedish rape charges, Valerie Plyme Wilson And Don Siegelman?
Well one of them is definitely the man to the left. His name is Carl Rove. Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until Rove's resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives. Rove has appeared in numerous criminal investigations, but he has never been prosecuted.
Now according to the american blog the legalschnauzer, he has a new job. Helping our own swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to handle the Julian Assange affair. Just as he helped his party Moderaterna to win the 2010 swedish election. This guy seem to go way back with swedish prime minister Fredrik Rheinfeldt and his Moderate party.It seems like Karl Rove views himself as a swedish descendant. It wouldn't surprise me one bit.
This has hardly been mentioned mentioned at all in the swedish media. They all seem to be in total agreement that Julian Assange should willingly put himself in the "safe" hands of the Swedish justice department. The same justice department who uses legal advisors from private american lawfirms, representing the powerful intellectual-property rights lobby.
Don't hear, Don't see, Don't tell
Why don't the swedish journalists defend free journalism?Why does it seem like swedish journalists doesn't care that one of their own is about to be crucified?
Could it be that the Swedish media, possibly are the most politically correct in the world?
That the so called "free" media that isn't owned by the state is owned by a three big powerful conglomerates that between themselves own every single news channel?
I don't know, maybe the North Korean press is more controlled than the Swedish, but it can't be by much.
Most people in Sweden don't notice this. They buy their daily propaganda on their way home from work. In the case they go online to read news, they go into the same swedish newssites and get filled with the same politically correct bullshit as they get when buying the newspaper.
Another problem is that we have way too many journalists that doesn't have a slightest clue about the subjects they are covering, thereby they become easy victims for anyone with an agenda. The time is limited, the deadlines narrow, and there ain't no time to do real research. When big media cut back, the first thing they get rid of are the investigative reporters. The gossip and celebrity sections are viewed as much more profitable. And they probably are.
I think well known investigative journalist John Pilger says it best.
"It's not enough for journalists to see themselves as mere messengers without understanding the hidden agenda of the message and the myths that surround it."
"In Sweden I would say that is not a valued journalistic quality"
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