Sunday, November 28, 2010

Israel gets a pass in new 'Wikileaks' - Focus is on Iran

Julian Assange said the release of classified US documents will cover "every major issue" in the world while Benjamin Netanyahu said material concerning Israel will not be the focal point of a new exposé by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. "Israel is not the center of international attention" declared a confident Netanyahu.

You can't have it both ways fellows. Israel does stand at the center of every major issue in the middle east and in manipulating U.S. foreign policy. There will be nothing new revealed about the crimes of Israel but plenty about their 'enemies.' U.S. spying is featured but Israeli spying seems to be missing.

From the JPost ... note that one of the first 'leaks' to come out and promoted by the Israeli press is about North Korea and linking them to Iran. Very convenient in light of the present North and South Korea 'crisis.'
Barak encourages attack on Iran, N. Korea
The document, dated June 2, 2009 and sent from the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, details Barak's visit with a two Congressional delegations. It quotes Barak as saying that "'no option should be removed from the table' when confronting Iran and North Korea."

"Barak asked rhetorically how a lack of firm response to North Korea would be interpreted by Iran's leadership, speculating the US government would be viewed as a 'paper tiger'," the diplomatic cable reads.
also: Barak in Wikileaks: 'Fate of world rests on stopping Iran'

Haaretz: WikiLeaks obtained cable saying U.S. dismissed Israel's warnings about Iran nukes

The NY Times also puts Iran and North Korea at the top of the important 'leaks.'
Iran Fortifies Its Arsenal With the Aid of North Korea
Around the World, Distress Over Iran

Der Spiegel:
Orders from Clinton - US Diplomats Told to Spy on Other Countries at United Nations
Foreign Policy Meltdown - Leaked Cables Reveal True US Worldview

Saudi Arabia urges US attack on Iran to stop nuclear programme

Fear of 'different world' if Iran gets nuclear weapons

Israel primed to attack a nuclear Iran

The Telegraph:

Wikileaks: US referred to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as 'Hitler'

Already the speculation is on more war ....
Will Israel Attack Iran By Christmas?

To me, the most revealing parts of the Wikileaks diplo-docu-dump are about the Middle East. We already knew that the Sunni Arab autocrats cannot bear the thought of a Shiite nuclear bomb and are almost as worried as the Israelis. But now the evidentiary proof brings it home:

The Saudi king was recorded as having "frequently exhorted the US to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons programme", one cable stated. "He told you [Americans] to cut off the head of the snake," the Saudi ambassador to Washington, Adel al-Jubeir said, according to a report on Abdullah's meeting with the US general David Petraeus in April 2008.

The cables also highlight Israel's anxiety to preserve its regional nuclear monopoly, its readiness to go it alone against Iran – and its unstinting attempts to influence American policy. The defence minister, Ehud Barak, estimated in June 2009 that there was a window of "between six and 18 months from now in which stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons might still be viable". After that, Barak said, "any military solution would result in unacceptable collateral damage."

If we take Barak's word for it, the Israelis could launch World War III within a month. And would carry much of the Sunni Arab autocrats with it. One notes that Saudi foreign diplomats and functionaries are more wary about war with Iran than the royals. But there seems little discussion about the momentous consequences of a third war launched by the West against a Muslim country in less than a decade.

We know where all this is going. The media will spin up the 'threats' of Iran and North Korea. The U.S. will be seen as doing as they always do and Israel will get a pass because as usual, they are the 'victims' and all their motives are 'defensive.'

Wikileaks comes through again for certain intelligence services and Israel.


Wikileaks Takes Pro-Israel Stance?

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wikileaks Latest Document Dump


  1. You can't have it both ways fellows. Israel does stand at the center of every major issue in the middle east and in manipulating U.S. foreign policy

    Agreed. There's around 190 nations on the planet and on CNN and FOX, most of the news is devoted to Israel.

    Score another one for arrogance. TPTB trained us to always worry about Israel, but there's so much truth coming out about the USS Liberty attack, JFK's murder and 9/11 that their lies are blowing up in their greedy, porcine faces.

  2. don't believe the hypeNovember 28, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Assmange is disinfo, israel firster.

  3. I have to admit, it's beginning to look like Wikileaks is an Israeli psyops operation. And of course they would pick the most "non-Jewish-looking" guy they could possibly find to be the public face of the organization, wouldn't they? And with a rather Gentile-sounding name as well.

  4. Its so bloody obvious. Every leader belittled and ridiculed but Nut n Yahoo 'Charming'
    I want to puke.

  5. I've put a link to this on my post on Wikileaks.

    - Aangirfan.

  6. The latest media narrative seems to be-"even Saudi Arabia thinks we should attack Iran now!". I said it from the start-if wikileaks was a real threat they would not have received the constant media coverage that they have enjoyed. That alone is a huge red flag.

  7. Linking your post to CLG, and it will be in today's newsletter.
    Pls. see also: US government: Nosey Parker of the planet - WikiLeaks cable dump alerts Compiled by Lori Price, 29 Nov 2010
    Lori Price
    Citizens For Legitimate Government

  8. Thanks Lori, You have an impressive news and opinion site. I've got it bookmarked.

    Richard, I'm just now getting around to finding your site. I like your perspective.

    And everyone else, thanks for the back up.

  9. Thanks. Let's all stay coordinated. I'll check out Lori's site too.

  10. Lots of people missing the real purpose of Wikileaks "exposes"...It's a direct attack on the Internet... as a prelude to mass censorship and repressive tactics.


  11. Israel's spying is BOUND to be missing from US STATE DEPARTMENT documents. Duh.