GORDON DUFF: WIKILEAKS, A CIRCUS WITH NO ELEPHANTS
A “WATER THIN” DISTRACTION, MORE “FIELD BASED WARFARE” BY ISRAEL
By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor
Five minutes ago, Julian Assange was charged with rape. Two minutes ago, the charges were dropped. Result? Assange is front page news again, a big win for his handlers in Israel that can keep him in the news day after day peddling his “chickenfeed” leaks. Yes, the US has killed civilians. Yes, some US contractors sent in reports that they suspect Pakistan of invading the moon. These are the same contractors that drink tequila shots from each others butt cracks.
If only Wikileaks were ‘for real.” This would be a journalist’s dream. No matter how much some of us may want something to be, wanting it cannot make it so.
Did anyone find any surprises in the 90,000 pages of leaks? Was there a single word that hasn’t been in the Jerusalem Post every day? Of course not. Journalists have been fighting among themselves about Wikileaks and the articles written by William Engdahl and me over the past few days. It has been very polite but I have become suspicious. Some who promote themselves as “progressive” are either totally clueless or something else entirely, some other kind of animal. It wouldn’t be the first time. The “press” is even a dirtier business than spying. At least spies “get the girl.” It is almost as though Wikileaks must be defended, though not by any force for justice and “openness” but by those in power somewhere. Wikileaks seems to have a patron.
Let’s talk about American intelligence sources quoted in WikiLeaks. Most sources are private contractors, the primary one being Blackwater/Xe. When the CIA under Bush hired Blackwater to manage the majority of America’s intelligence operations it was an act of either insanity or treason. Blackwater isn’t really Erik Prinz, a nice boy from West Michigan who spent a minute and a half in the navy. Erik was appointed to Annapolis by Congressman Mark Siljander, one of our writers and one of my best friends. There is a long story there which we can’t get into as Mark is awaiting sentencing on federal obstruction charges. Mark is the least criminal person on earth but it isn’t the right time for this story to come out. There are few braver and more patriotic Americans than Mark Siljander.
Blackwater is really owned by Amway Corporation and Christian Zionist extremist Dick DeVos. DeVos is a “dime store Darth Vader” type who pours money into right wing or Zionist causes. He is one of the major powers tying Christians in the “rapture/apocalypse” death cult to supporting Israel in bringing about a nuclear war in the Middle East. Billionaire DeVos has been a “spy junkie” all his life, keeping himself surrounded by former FBI, CIA and police. Blackwater, under Prinz/DeVos, has been a private military and intelligence service for pro-Israel elements and the wealthiest and most corrupt elements in America’s power structure.
All intelligence that Blackwater/Xe supplies the CIA through their billion dollar contracts is created in Tel Aviv. Every word serves an agenda, pushing for a full scale civil war in Afghanistan, destroying Pakistan, starting a war with Iran and bleeding the United States dry. How are they doing?
You can tell alot about intelligence by what it doesn’t say rather than what it does. A few weeks ago, CIA head Leon Panetta, announced that there had been no confirmations on Osama bin Laden since “late 2001.” We know what Panetta was trying to say. After the embarrassing threats against Pakistan made by Secretary of State Clinton, accusing Pakistan of shielding bin Laden, known by all world intelligence agencies to have died in December 2001, Panetta was sending a message. “Don’t make a fool of yourself, please!”
The bin Laden issue has been one of the biggest in the Afghanistan conflict. Is he alive, is he dead, and if so, where is he hiding, where is he buried or is he, as Arnaud de Borchgrave of UPI states, “dead as Elvis.” Not one word about Osama bin Laden was in the WikiLeaks although there may be a million pages of intelligence about bin Laden “out there.” You can’t move around the Pentagon without tripping over something about bin Laden, he is the franchise that built our bloated and inefficient intelligence services in the first place.
What did Wikileaks say? Osama bin what?
The biggest story in Afghanistan is Karzai. Corruption, stolen election, communists in his inner circle, brother an accused druglord, openly threatening to join the Taliban and nary a word about Karzai. The Pentagon’s “secret files” on Karzai would fill a dozen semi’s. Does the fact that Karzai’s inner circle is filled with Israeli’s and Indians give him some influence with Wikileaks?
Does anyone believe that Pakistan, not Israel and India, is laundering the $65 billion in drug money from Afghanistan? Go to Pakistan. Visit a bank. Try getting a Visa cash advance for $50. Bring a lunch.
90,000 pages of documents and nothing about drugs. With US commanders standing accused, in the “classified world” of aiding in local drug harvests, opium and heroin transportation and the CIA and Pentagon at war with each claiming the other is running drug operations in Afghanistan, not a word of this, any of it, hit Wikileaks. Does Wikileaks have a patron somewhere with a vested interest in the narcotics business?
How about secret prisons and rendition? No lists of prisoners were leaked, no interrogation notes, no prison locations, no rendition lists nor any of the real juicy stuff, how much bribe money is paid to thugs in Pakistan and Afghanistan to kidnap supposed “enemy combatants,” many women and children. 75% of the intelligence from Afghanistan comes from interrogations of prisoners yet Wikileaks would have us believe that Americans have human intelligence networks operating in the region.
All of the information gotten through the “torture factories” set up by McChrystal and Cheney is, of course, useless, too little, years late and invariably invented. Thus, it must be defended at all costs, even by Wikileaks. What does this tell us?
In truth, America has nothing and is totally dependent on Pakistan’s ISI for human intelligence. Shut down the ISI and America is totally blind in the region. Is this what Wikileaks is supposed to do, what their “patron” tells them?
Whatever is really in the documents that no reporter writing about them has read, myself included, half of what has been discussed involves former Pakistani intelligence chief, General Hamid Gul. Though only a few pages of the “leaked” documents discuss Pakistan’s intelligence services, according to BG Asif Haroon Raja, working with a team dissecting the Wikileaks output, news organizations swear the documents prove that General Gul is running the Taliban.
We have some sources of information on this issue. Brigadier Raja is one of our writers and a personal friend. General Hamid Gul is an editor at Veterans Today and a friend also. Moreover, the study group acting as conduit between tribal leaders said to be tied to the insurgency in Afghanistan, notice how carefully I use language here, communicate with us through associates of another Veterans Today editor, Khalil Nouri, who advises the US Congress and Pentagon on Afghani affairs.
General Gul, a 74 year old retiree and grandfather, living in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, is very outspoken. I also know how much American military and intelligence officials follow what Gul says, believe in it and wish he wouldn’t be so open with the press. General Gul was deeply involved in the war to expel the Soviets from Afghanistan, and America’s primary ally and advisor during that war. Gul knows very well how close Osama bin Laden was to his American handlers, something continually censored from American news. When did America stop working with bin Laden, 1993, 1999 or maybe December 2001? Will Wikileaks tell us someday?
Gul, though one of the primary US friends working with the Mujaheddin, the precursor to today’s Taliban, may have superb sources of information but certainly no followers in Afghanistan.
Nouri makes it clear as a bell. The Taliban does not communicate with General Gul. He is not trusted by them or other tribal groups in Afghanistan. The distrust and ill feelings between Pakistan and Afghanistan are a real threat to US security and the welfare of both Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Wiki “leak” has been very successful in making this situation worse, and weakening the United States in the process.
India and Israel are jumping with joy over this. Are they the Wikileaks patrons or is it just Israel?
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