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By Rady Ananda
For the past three days, the WikiLeaks website (http://wikileaks.org/) has been under a massive "distributed denial of service" attack, "exceeding 10 gigabits a second," according to the world's most widely used whistleblower website. Amazon shut down WikiLeaks servers, it reported today on Twitter. But that's the least of its problems. Yesterday, a senior advisor to the Canadian Prime Minister issued a televised fatwa on Julian Assange. Today, Interpol posted its call for arrest of the website's founder and Ecuador withdrew its offer of asylum.
University of Calgary political science professor and key advisor to Canada's PM Stephen Harper, Tom Flanagan, called on President Obama to "put out a contract and maybe use a drone" during a talk show interview on the CBC News Network Tuesday evening:
Maybe ordering the assassination of a journalist would make a psychopath "feel manly," but it is abhorrent to normal humans. Tom Flanagan should not only be fired and prosecuted for his criminal call for murder, but he should also seek serious psychological counseling.
Loon Canada notes that such speech violates "sections of the federal Criminal Code, including the sections which proscribe the counselling or aiding and abetting of culpable homicide." Canada's jurist law dictionary includes in its definition of party: "aiding or abetting or conspiring or counselling the commission of an offence."
Loon also notes: "Flanagan who is a trusted member of PM Harper’s inner circle of Tory strategists joins Sarah Palin in calling for the death of the Wikileaks director as retribution for the website’s release of confidential diplomatic and intelligence 'chatter' this week."
Today, Interpol posted a call for the arrest of Assange, the New York Times reported:
"For nearly two weeks, Interpol has been circulating a broad international call for the arrest of Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing organization, for questioning on sex crimes, Interpol said on its Web site on Wednesday."
Interpol's page shows this information:
|Present family name:||ASSANGE|
|Date of birth:||3 July 1971 (39 years old)|
|Place of birth:||TOWNSVILLE, Australia|
|Categories of Offences:||SEX CRIMES|
|Arrest Warrant Issued by:||INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC PROSECUTION OFFICE IN GOTHENBURG / Sweden|
Al Jazeerah reports today that "Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has dismissed an offer of residency" to Assange. "The offer by Deputy Foreign Minister Kintto Lucas on Monday 'has not been approved by Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino -- or the president,' Correa told reporters."
The latest increased pressure on the website may be a reaction to Assange promising to release another megadump of documents that might bring down a major US bank, which he described in sparing detail in a Forbes Magazine interview on Monday.
While global animosity toward US banks grows in response to private citizens being handed the debts of financial for-profit institutions, others question the authenticity of WikiLeaks. Gordon Duff, a former Marine and private consultant on counter insurgency and defense technologies, believes WikiLeaks is "simple Israeli propaganda." He's posted numerous articles on his Veterans Today website describing what he believes is pure psyops to support an invasion of Iran.
A careful analysis by Zahir Ebrahim at Project Humanbeingsfirst.org uses the Mighty Wurlitzer "as a metaphor to pluralistically refer to the same message-machine, i.e., the intelligence apparatus for manufacturing consent and controlling dissent, and its concomitant conscious manipulation of peoples' thoughts, feelings, actions and in-actions, in order to serve the primacy interests of the ruling-elite." He further explains:
"Only the Mighty Wurlitzer knows the entire tune. What this means is that not all who willingly cooperate with the Mighty Wurlitzer in synchronistically humming its themes are knowingly being purveyors of its myths and deception. Many of its most shrill echoers are often well intentioned functionaries who are fed different motivating myths at different levels in the hierarchy – sometimes the lie is different at every level – such that it suitably motivates each according to their own predilection, professional station, and mission statement." [emphasis added]
Of the topic at hand, Ebrahim says:
"Wikileaks has always been a rather transparent Mighty Wurlitzer ops. It is trivial to see through the absurdity of its existence despite it promoting itself as being a sort of watchdog upon the empire, and therefore, ostensibly, being inimical to its unbridled quest for “full spectrum dominance” – just like Al Jazeera television based in Qatar, which too, absurdly enough, is permitted to function unhindered in the same nation as America's CENTCOM headquarters. Would it not be trivial for an armed to the teeth National Security State to take-out either apparatus rather trivially?
"The reason each is allowed to function is of course social engineering, the sine qua non for waging modern warfare upon civilian populations by way of deception."
For an excellent discussion of social engineering in the 20th century, see Scott Noble's 2010 film, "Human Resources." (120 mins.)
Indeed, the US has been subjected to a massive propaganda campaign for war on Iran, as evidenced in the film, Countdown to Zero; as detailed by Global Research Fellow, Michel Chossudovsky, who discussed fraudulent documents on Iran's nuclear program; and as Foreign Affairs Editor at Financial Times, David Gardner, opined, saying that he received information from senior intelligence people contradicting the new International Atomic Energy Agency report on Iran's nuclear program.
As far back as 2005, the New York Times falsely ascribed a quote to Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying "that Israel must be ‘wiped off the map.’" Chossudovsky disputed this: "The alleged 'wiped off the map' statement by Iran’s president was never made. The rumor was fabricated by the American media with a view to discrediting Iran’s head of state and providing a justification for waging an all out war on Iran." He then cites another Global Research writer, Arash Norouzi, who translated the original quote in question.
John Pilger, a veteran war correspondent, is not so sure that WikiLeaks is merely a psyops tool. Last August, he defended Assange, considering his actions in line with any journalist's "duty to publish."
Not only is Assange not welcome in his home nation of Australia, but US officials have also condemned these document releases considering the act criminal:
Whether or not the Wikileaks data dumps are part of a massive psyops campaign remains to be verified. Far left elites have publicly distanced themselves from Wikileaks, and far right elites have publicly condemned the group. Its website has been shut down. That's a much more extreme step than what occurred with Prison Planet.com, when only Google and YouTube blocked the site. These censorship activities follow a massive website shutdown spree by the Dept. of Homeland Security, in the week prior to Thanksgiving. DHS apparently acted without judicial authority, reports Raw Story.
Meanwhile, it is readily apparent that several key players at high levels consider WikiLeaks, and Julian Assange, a serious threat to the New World Order, at least publicly.
Last updated 7:15 pm ET.
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