WikiLeaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said on Wednesday that the disclosure by the website of confidential US diplomatic cables is perfectly legal.
During an interview with Reuters, Hrafnnson said that people had a right to know what officials working on their behalf were doing and said that "if global stability is based on deception and lies, maybe it needs a bit of a shaking up."
Labels: Kristinn Hrafnsson» WikiLeaks
Labels: Evin Prison» Iran» NCRI’s Women’s Committee» Sarvnaz Chitsaz» Shahla Jahed» Tehran
NCRI - A female nurse, Shahla Jahed, 40, was hanged this morning in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison after eight years prison, accused of homicide.
The criminal sentence was carried out amid extensive efforts to save her life in recent years by women’s rights and human rights activists. Even the family of the person who was allegedly killed by her disapproved of her hanging. As a result of campaigns to save her life and following a reassessment of the case, her death sentence was dropped. However, the regime’s judiciary head Sadeq Larijani reaffirmed her sentence.
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Chair of the NCRI’s Women’s Committee, deplored such barbaric punishments and said, “For as long as the inhuman and misogynist regime is in power, stoning, executions, whipping and other medieval punishments against people will continue.”
Labels: Joe Lieberman» WikiLeaks
Labels: Gay» Gay Islam» Gay Issues» Gay Palestine» Gay Pride
Tarek, a young Palestinian gay man suspected of homosexuality, was sentenced to a “reeducation” camp run by Muslim clerics under Palestinian Authority jurisdiction. He said that for a period of two months he was “subjected to beatings with belts, clubs, and was forced to sit on bottles which were inserted into my rectum. I was hanged by the hands, I was deprived of sleep, and when I finally did sleep, my limbs were tied to the floor.”------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Tarek was lucky—he wasn’t executed. Stories like Tarek’s are not unusual, and help explain why a gay Palestinian underground—unfortunately, composed mostly of prostitution and other illicit activity—thrives in Israel, where so many gay Palestinians have fled. By contrast, Tel Aviv has a flourishing gay culture and Jerusalem will host the 2006 WorldPride festival in August.
In her Advocate interview Morcos recalls her response to a woman who said that Palestinians are “backward” when it comes to gay rights. Morcos replied, “What is backward? Backward to whom? Are we comparing the Middle East, the Arab community, to the Western world? This is not a fair comparison.”
the POST MODERNIST RELATIVIST ARGUMENT.... AGAIN?
Why is the comparison not a fair one, she says? “Because you’re comparing our scale to your scale without really taking into consideration if we have our own scale.” This sort of culturally relativistic posturing—talk of “our own scale” in regards to basic human rights that all people deserve, regardless of where they live—is a tool used by individuals like Marcos to take advantage of the guilt complexes of Western liberals. The argument allows her to escape the otherwise obvious point that Israel is light-years ahead of the Palestinians when it comes to gay rights.
Labels: Anti-Semites» anti-Semitism» Anti-Zionism» Haaretz» WikiLeaks
it seemed incredible that September 11th 2001 would be spun against Jews. it seemed incredible that Jews were accused of distributing sex candy to Palestinians or killing Zebras in a Gaza Zoo.... or stealing Arab body organs. so why shouldn't the Palestine public relations crew also spin the WikiLeaks? well here it is:
it isn't a matter of logic, but rather a matter of intent. we will see more evolved and finished versions of this conspiracy shortly. btw... none of this was coherent to me either. It doesn't have to be... they will come out with a glossy version later.In The Independent yesterday, Yossi Melman made an intriguing statement. Melman is the intelligence and military affairs correspondent for Haaretz and generally regarded as well informed on the operations of Mossad. He wrote:Three events – not seemingly related – took place yesterday. The leaking of State Department documents, many of which deal with the world’s concerns about Iran’s nuclear programme; the mysterious assassination in Tehran of a top Iranian nuclear scientist and the wounding of another, and the appointment of Tamir Pardo as the new head of Mossad, Israel’s foreign espionage agency.In the rest of his article he focused on the assassins in Tehran and says that it is “obvious” that “Israel was behind it.” He does not amplify on this part of his opening assertion, namely, that the leaking of State Department cables is part of the effort to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons. However you read it, he seems to be suggesting that WikiLeaks is in some way part of the effort.
But there’s a link between them. They are part of the endless efforts by the Israeli intelligence community, together with its Western counterparts including Britain’s MI6 and America’s CIA, to sabotage, delay and if possible, to stop Iran from reaching its goal of having its first nuclear bomb.
Interestingly, a request for a debate on WikiLeaks in the Israeli parliament has been rejected.
The Knesset will not hold a debate on WikiLeaks, despite a request by a number of parliamentarians for a session on leaked U.S. cables that has rocked the diplomatic world.
The Knesset Presidium, the body which regulates plenary debates in Israel’s parliament, turned down a request from a number of members for a session on the consequences of the leaks for national security.
Among the WikiLeaks disclosures were an Israeli plan to coordinate its 2008 invasion of Gaza with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and details of Israel’s covert ties with governments in the United Arab Emirates.
Labels: Everybody Draw Mohammed Day» Smithsonian
This holiday, I’m going to create a work of art. It’s going to be a miniature, bloodied, dead body of Mohammed complete with miniature turban and clutching a tiny Koran. I’m going to cover it in live maggots and film it. Then, I’m going to require a taxpayer funded art gallery to display it. In fact, I’m going to insist the Smithsonian take it. And they shouldn’t have a problem with that because right now the Smithsonian is featuring a bloodied depiction of Jesus on the cross, lying on the ground and covered in ants.
Deadly Fictions - The classified diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks are the Pentagon Papers of the pro-Israel right - by Lee SmithLabels: Al Jazeera» Barack Obama» Bradley Manning» Dick Cheney» George W. Bush» Julian Assange» Mahmoud Ahmadinejad» Mubarak» Netanyahu» Pentagon» Roger Cohen» Tayyip Erdogan» Tehran» WikiLeaks
When Hillary Clinton and Obama plaid Poker with Israel, along came the WikiLeak. the hypocrisy is glaring. America was spying on it's ally and I doubt we will see Roger Cohen owe up that the Arab states are terrified of Iran. Free Jonathan Pollard now! America should do the right thing.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has positioned himself as a left-wing whistleblower whose life mission is to call the United States to task for the evil it has wreaked throughout the world. But after poring through the diplomatic cables revealed via the site yesterday, one might easily wonder if Assange isn’t instead a clandestine agent of Dick Cheney and Bibi Netanyahu; whether his muckraking website isn’t part of a Likudnik plot to provoke an attack on Iran; and if PFC Bradley Manning, who allegedly uploaded 250,000 classified documents to Wikileaks, is actually a Lee Harvey Oswald-like neocon patsy.some commentators like at the news hour by Soros funded PBS had it's regular Israel bashing analysis... (and this had me cackling) had ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI allude that Israel or a hostile party to Turkey was behind the Wikileak. One can easily see that the Wikileak will evolve in the Arab world into another variation of 911Troof. Too many of Israel's enemies were really hurt by these cables... and it is very hard to spin that this didn't help Israel's survival away from a Holocaust.
With all due apologies to Oliver Stone (and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey), what the Wikileaks documents reveal is not a conspiracy of any kind but a scary and growing gap between the private assessments of American diplomats and allies in the Middle East and public statements made by U.S. government officials. The publication of these leaked cables is eerily reminiscent of the Pentagon Papers, which exposed a decade-long attempt by U.S. officials to distort and conceal unpalatable truths about the Vietnam War, and manipulate public opinion. The difference is that while the Pentagon Papers substantially vindicated the American left, the Wikileaks cable dump vindicates the right.
Here are eight of the most obvious examples from the initial trove of documents that has appeared online: the rest of the exposure via tabletmag.com
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