When “Wikileaks” went viral – as they say in Internet lingo – advocates of free flow of information were happy that the cause of transparency was advanced. Then, millions of journalists, researchers, bloggers, writers, and ordinary folks – who are interested in knowing what was cooked in political kitchens – searched for documents about Israeli actions during the Israeli assault on Lebanon in 2006 and/or during the Israeli onslaught on Gaza in December 2008 – January 2009. It was surprising to many that Wikileaks had leaked nothing; absolutely nothing about those two major operations in the Middle East. From among the countless documents, letters, memos, email messages “leaked” by Wikileaks containing American diplomats’ reports to Washington, there was not a single one about Israeli actions during, before, or after those two major developments. It seems that Wikileaks would have us believe that none of the American diplomats in Beirut, Ramallah, Tel Aviv, Amman, Cairo, Riyadh, Dubai, Doha, Damascus, Baghdad, Kuwait, or anywhere else, had written a single report or sent a single email message describing Israeli actions in Lebanon or in Gaza during the very same period when all those American diplomats were sending tens of thousands of reports and messages about everything else, including what amounted to spying activities in foreign countries.
The only “leak” was remotely connected to either of those two major developments was a message from an American diplomat reporting that Ehud Barack, Israel’s Defence Minister, had asked Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian President, and Hosni Mubarak, the Egyptian Minister, to take control over Gaza after Israel destroys Hamas, and that the two leaders (Abbas and Mubarak) had refused that offer. This information is hardly secret, as it has been widely publicised that many Palestinian officials in Ramallah had publicly and repeatedly declared that their return to Gaza will not be “on Israeli tanks” but rather through internal Palestinian reconciliation negotiations.
Sometimes absence of information can be as indicative as the presence of other information; it is called selective leakage. Since the discovery of lack of “leaks” having to do with Israeli planning, actions, and subsequent actions of the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza, Wikileaks and/or the sources that provided those “leaks” were guilty of being selective in which documents to “leak” and which documents to hide away from public view.
The following link connects to an article by Gordon Duff titled “Busted – Wikileaks working for Israel” that was published by Veterans Today on December 8, 2010. It might be helpful in shedding some light on this whole affair:
“Reports have come in today, tying Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, directly to Israeli intelligence and “Israel friendly” media outlets. We are told Assange, while at a Geneva meeting, agreed to allow Israel to select or censor all Wikileaks output.”
Sometimes entities are not what they claim – or even appear – to be…
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