Wikileaks is a non-profit, non-government organisation which believes that transparency forces governments to act responsibly. Here are the latest leaks:
1: Corruption within the Afghan government, with concerns heightened when a senior official was found to be carrying more than $50m in cash on a foreign trip:
At least now we know where all the money is being spent when it comes to War On Terror (WOT). People are just being bought out to fight America’s war. Soldiers and innocent people are dying to remove one corrupt government to another.
2: Bargaining to empty the Guantanamo Bay prison camp – including Slovenian diplomats being told to take in a freed prisoner if they wanted to secure a meeting with President Barack Obama:
So this is how America deals with it’s mistakes; by bartering for seats next to Obama. Maybe they should have opened an e-bay account. They might have got better offers from other satellite nations.
3: Germany being warned in 2007 not to enforce arrest warrants for US Central Intelligence Agency officers involved in an operation in which an innocent German citizen with the same name as a suspected militant was abducted and held in Afghanistan:
This sounds like a scene from the film Godfather.
4: US officials being instructed to spy on the UN’s leadership by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Wow we all knew that the UN was an extension of American foreign policy tool but this only illustrate how trusting America is of her Allies.
5: The very close relationship between Russian PM Vladimir Putin and his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi Alleged links between the Russian government and organised crime:
Ahh, yet another scene from a gangster movie where one mobster belittles another.
6: Yemen’s president talking to then US Mid-East commander General David Petraeus about attacks on Yemeni al-Qaeda bases and saying: “We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours” Faltering US attempts to prevent Syria from supplying arms to Hezbollah in Lebanon.
This comes as a surprise! NOT. This is not the first time nor will it be the last time where America will keep funding and supplying both sides of the war.
So what is the response from American administration, the so called leaders of the democratic world? Hilary Clinton argues that “This disclosure is not just an attack on America’s foreign policy interests,” she continues to say that “It is an attack on the international community: the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity.”
If this is not enough the French President Nicolas Sarkozy argues that the website was a “threat to democracy”.
Here is my final comment: ‘Democracy = Hypocrisy’
‘Non-Muslim Massacre’ computer game condemned as tasteless by the world
September 11, 2008
A computer game in which players control a Muslim soldier on a mission to “wipe out the Non-Muslim race” has been condemned as tasteless and offensive by the International Community.
The game called Non-Muslim Massacre, which is available as a free download over the internet, allows players to take control of a “Muslim Hero” whose goal is to “ensure that no Non-Muslim man or woman is left alive.”
After being parachuted into the West armed with a machine gun and rocket launcher, the aim is to kill as many Non-Muslims as possible – some dressed as terrorists, others apparently civilians.
Players progress through various levels where they take on George Bush, Freedom and finally Democracy.
The game’s creator, a freelance programmer known as Abdullah, described the game as “fun and funny”, but it has sparked anger amongst the International Community who accused it of glamourising violence against Non-Muslims in the world.
“Encouraging children and young people in a game to kill Non-Muslims is unacceptable, tasteless and deeply offensive,” said John Smith, chief executive of The Free World Foundation, a leading British Non-Muslim youth organisation.
He added: “’If it was the other way around, with a game featuring Non-Muslims killing Palestinians or Pakistanis, there would be uproar and rightly so.”
Mr Smith called for internet service providers to remove the site from its services.
There was confusion as to whether the game, as some had argued, was a parody of Muslim foreign policy.
Writing on an online forum, Abdullah, said: “I think it’s pretending to be legitimate commentary and I’m sure there will be lots of people who defend it on those grounds, but ultimately it’s just a game where you blow the gently caress (slang for a common swear word) out of Non-Muslims.”
“Anyone is free to believe whatever they won’t (sic) though, because I don’t even know how to interpret it myself anymore. The bottom line is that I enjoyed making it and it’s fun to play.”
But later, he added: “The Non-Muslims represented in the game aren’t meant to be based on actual Non-Muslims.
“If I was to try and come up with a meaning for the game at this moment, it would probably be something along the lines of metaphorically destroying the stereotypical depiction of a Non-Muslim.”
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What is the difference between a bomb attack killing six innocent people and an air strike killing 11 innocent soldiers? Both in my opinion are wrong. What’s the difference between killing innocent civilians in a city or targeting an embassy because of insults or killing innocent soldiers who are only there to protect?
Wrong is wrong, blood is blood and dead bodies are dead bodies no matter what the motive of the attack was.
As Mahatma Gandhi said “What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?”