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Daniel Ellsberg Exposed Along with the Real Purpose of the Wikileaks Psyop

5 December 2010 11,258 views 18 Comments

By Scott Creighton.

UPDATE: (see end of article)

Daniel Ellsberg has been running around singing the praises of Julian Assange ever since his first big-time leak, the Collateral Damage video, which showed a U.S. gunship killing various unarmed civilians in Iraq two of whom happened to be reporters. With the recent pile of “leaked” state department memos, Ellsberg can’t hardly take a breath between interviews and round table discussions, where he is the primary focus and a staunch supporter of everything Wikileaks.

But there is something rotten in Denmark, folks.

It’s not a stretch to say that most Americans don’t believe a thing that comes out of the state department or the government in general for that matter. Confidence in the word of our elected (and unelected) leaders must be at or near an all-time low. If you think this fact is lost on the PR (propaganda) experts working on contracts for the various branches of government, guess again. Mark Penn of Burson-Marsteller gained all of his access to power (and considerable wealth) by being a gifted and relentless pollster. He was able to put his finger directly on the pulse of the public at large and this made him invaluable to corrupt politicians and corporations everywhere. Penn is still deeply connected with the Clinton regime having run her campaign in 2008.

So what do you do when you want to feed the generally left-leaning public a pack of lies given that you know most of them are extremely skeptical about everything you tell them? Well, if “you” are the problem, then you take the “you” out of the equation.

Get someone else to tell them the lies. Someone they are conditioned to trust.

It’s a pretty simple plan: give the leaker something dramatic (but already well-known) to get attention and build his credibility, prime the pot with promises of massive amounts of ”secret” documents that will reveal “the truth”, see to it that they are published in the biggest news papers on the planet, put on a big show about how much you don’t want him to reveal “the truth”, and make damn sure you have enough “progressive” figures to run around doing interviews praising the leaker for his courage and committment to getting “the truth” out there no matter how grave the threat to his personal safety.

If you really examine the meat of the “leaked” documents, it doesn’t take long to notice that generally speaking they strongly support every single state department agenda, from invading Pakistan, regime change in North Korea, regime change in Iran, and supporting the role that Israel is playing in destabilizing the Middle East. And what have we learned that harms the state department? That Obama gave the orders to fire missiles into Yemen that killed 21 kids? We knew that the day it happened and we certainly knew that after the recent UN report came out which clearly identified the parts of those rockets as ours. We learned that the state department works closely with the CIA, but we knew that already as well. We learned that Hillary Clinton gave the order to spy on people, as if that is news of any kind. In short, we didn’t learn anything new that harms the state department, with the possible exception that Hillary wanted someone to steal the head of the U.N.’s credit card numbers.

In the near future, these “leaked’ documents will help build the pre-text for the narrative that we have to force regime change on various targeted nations. They will be referenced in articles written by war mongers in the same MSM news papers who were fed the “leaks” in the first place. When that happens, and it will, we won’t be able to question their validity, because frankly, we don’t question them now. Imagine Dick Cheney’s forged “Yellow Cake from Niger” document being ”leaked” by Wikileaks and praised by the likes of Daniel Ellsberg, Amy Goodman, and Glenn Greenwald… imagine that and you start to get the picture.

You see, it doesn’t work without the amen chorus.  Just like 9/11 would never have worked without all the media talking heads reading from the exact same script and endlessly repeating “bin Laden” and “al Qaeda” as the buildings were demoed, the same principle holds true here. It’s so obvious that these “leaks” do nothing more than support the Obama regime’s imperial agenda, if given half a minute to step back and consider their merit on mere fact alone, the truth is pretty obvious. It’s as obvious as Building 7.

But the amen chorus is out there singing the praises of Wikileaks just as fast and as hard as they can, hoping to create an emotional connection between Assange and the anti-war left. And Daniel Ellsberg is key to that. Whether he actually knows it or not.

In a recent interview with Brad Friedman or Bradblog, Ellsberg tipped his hand and from this moment, the truth of Ellsberg’s role in the Wikileaks psyop can easily be exposed for all to see.  All who want to that is.

Friedman was talking with Ellsberg about the Wikileaks disclosures and specifically he came to start talking about what Assange had said about firing Hillary Clinton for ordering her staff in the state department to spy on the United Nations. Ellsberg’s comments are quite remarkable and I will let them speak for themselves…

But, as Ellsberg revealed during my interview with him on Wednesday, he disagrees with Assange on at least one point in regard to the latest round of documents released by the controversial organization. Unlike Assange, Ellsberg does not believe Hillary Clinton needs to resign.

… During my on-air interview with him Wednesday, when I asked about that point and whether he agrees with Assange’s assessment, he was direct in his response: “In a word, no,” he told me.

… “In a way, I would have to say as a former insider here, he has far too idealistic and romantic a notion of what it means to be Secretary of State or a high official in the U.S. Government — and really any government. Among the various illegalities, the various recklessness and so forth, shown by our policies, this one is indeed illegal, but it’s not high on the list. Probably all countries do it to a large extent.”

… While Ellsberg strongly condemns the Obama Administration for its failure to hold members of the Bush Administration accountable for “war crimes” and “torture” and for escalating a number of “aggressive wars” the U.S. continues to pursue, he reiterated that he doesn’t believe the disclosures to date rise to serious enough crimes to merit Clinton’s resignation.

… “Everybody involved in aggressive war in Iraq should be prosecuted as a war criminal,” he said. “Obama didn’t get us into Iraq or Aghanistan, though he certainly escalated it. But I’m not sure if it’s criminal.” Brad Friedman

So not only does our respected ”progressive” hero, Daniel Ellsberg, breathlessly support the “truthiness” of the Wikileaks psyops, he is also promoting the idea that Hillary Clinton’s crimes don’t rise to the level of something that she should be held accountable for. After all, all politicians commit crimes and certain ones just have to be accepted as par for the course. Personally, I don’t buy Ellsberg’s argument that since former Secretaries of State committed crimes and got away with it, so too should we afford the same luxury to Hillary Clinton.

Remarkably, Ellsberg also asserts that Obama is probably not guilty of war crimes in the continuation and escalation of the obviously criminal occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Currently anti-war sites are taking up a collection for Assange  (just like last time when he came out with the Collateral Damage video) in order to get his site back up and running. The way I see it, that would be like seeing a donations button for Scooter Libby on World Can’t Wait’s website.

You have to give it to the Clinton regime at the state department. It’s a pretty slick PR campaign and it appears, at least for the time being, to be working.  Ironically, the man who helped bring an end to the Vietnam war is inadvertently helping set the stage for the next one while the antiwar activist websites are steadily promoting the propaganda.  Gotta hand it to Clinton and her PR team; that’s slick.

Of course, it could never work without the amen chorus and their featured soloist, Daniel Ellsberg.

I just want you all too remember that in 6 months when they are using Wikileaks disclosures to help justify the invasion of Iran and the deaths of thousands more of our service men and women and perhaps a million more civilians in the Middle East.

UPDATE

If you want a clear cut example of what I am talking about, go here to a CNN video of Fareed Zakaria explaining how the Wikileaks documents actually makes him feel better about the state department.

1. The leaks don’t show the state department doing anything nafarious.

“In these cables there are no stories of coups or attempted assasinations or secret deals.”

2. A transparent U.S. diplomacy

3. Astue American Envoys

“I have to confess that the level and quality of analysis in these cables is a lot better than I would have guessed.

4. Arab Leaders Fear Iran

“They have been urging Washington to do something about Iran including using military force.”

“The cables make clear that far from being loved in the region as he claims, he is feared and despised.”

“But reading through the sum total of this data dump, I came away more impressed and reasured by the way Washington works, or at least the state department, then I was before.”  Fareed Zakaria, CNN

18 Comments »

  • eileen fleming said:

    Anther thing Daniel Ellsberg and THE MEDIA have all been mute about has been Mordechai Vanunu’s FREEDOM OF SPEECH Trial in the “only Mid East democracy” that began 25 January 2006 for speaking to foreign media in 2004!

    Ellsberg and THE MEDIA have also been silent about how Israel continues to deny the whistle blower of their still un-inspected WMD Facility the right to leave the state and receive the 2010 Carl von Ossietzky Medal in Berlin on 12.12.10.

    Eileen Fleming,
    Producer “30 Minutes with Vanunu” and “13 Minutes with Vanunu”
    Author of “BEYOND NUCLEAR: Mordechai Vanunu’s FREEDOM of SPEECH Trial and My Life as a Muckraker: 2005-2010″

    Founder of WeAreWideAwake.org
    Staff Member of Salem-news.com
    A Feature Correspondent for Arabisto.com

    Only in Solidarity do “we have it in our power to begin the world again.”-Tom Paine

  • Syd Walker said:

    Most people seem unaware of Ellsberg’s dark background as a 1960s CIA operative, as discussed in this article by Doug Vallentine some years ago in CounterPunch:
    Will the Real Daniel Ellsberg Please Stand Up!
    http://www.counterpunch.org/valentine03082003.html

  • pj said:

    Lew Rockwell is relentessly pro-Wikileaks. Does anybody know why? It is difficult to trust, but don’t wish to disregard Rockwell and crew merely because they are Jewish.

  • PissyLeaks said:

    PissyLeaks has been pretty exposed as the mossad/al-cia-da COIN op that it truly is and always has been.

    as for Rockwell, there are more like him singing the praises of AssMange to the extent that even radio show assholes like Mike D. Malloy, a once upon a time true progressive, turned balless wonder, constantly sings praise of AssMange on virtually every show.

    same for Daily KoTex, MoulitsASS again, another CIA shill, always has and always will be.

    sadly, AssMange is just the tip of the A.I.P.A.C./MOSSAD infiltration and COIN OP world in the U.S.S.A., it goes far deeper than just this crap.

    the entire U.S. federal apparatus is ostensibly ISRAELI CONTROLLED from Tel Aviv.

  • Dave said:

    Wikileaks is Mossad propaganda for the US to continue endless Wars for Israel, it all started nearly a decade ago under a false flag attack.
    9/11 and Israel, here:
    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

  • Benjamin said:

    “If you really examine the meat of the “leaked” documents, it doesn’t take long to notice that generally speaking they strongly support every single state department agenda…”

    THEY ARE THE LEAKED CABLES OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT!

    If you got the leaked cables of the Catholic Church, would you be surprised if they all supported the agenda of the Catholic Church?

    These are the bottom level secrets spoken by America’s self-serving diplomatic corps. If you ask me, they look like exactly that.

  • truth seeker said:

    “By Deception thou shalt wage war” is the talmudic based mossad motto and the force behind assmange and assorted ilk.

    “Truth will set you Free” is the Christian motto and for those with eyes, let them see.

  • Wiki Wicked said:

    WikiLeaks ‘struck a deal with Israel’ over diplomatic cables leaks
    by LikiWeaks
    Tuesday Dec 7th, 2010 6:39 PM
    We should obviously all support WikiLeaks and its founder and spokesperson, Julian Assange, who has just been arrested in Britain, in this dirty war by states around the globe against transparency and openness. But in the world of politics, sadly, things are never as innocent as they appear. According to new revelations, Assange had allegedly struck a deal with Israel before the recent ‘cable gate’, which may explain why the leaks “were good for Israel,” as the Israeli prime minister put it.
    A number of commentators, particularly in Turkey and Russia, have been wondering why the hundreds of thousands of American classified documents leaked by the website last month did not contain anything that may embarrass the Israeli government, like just about every other state referred to in the documents. The answer appears to be a secret deal struck between the WikiLeaks “heart and soul”, as Assange humbly described himself once [1], with Israeli officials, which ensured that all such documents were ‘removed’ before the rest were made public.

    According to an Arabic investigative journalism website [2], Assange had received money from semi-official Israeli sources and promised them, in a “secret, video-recorded agreement,” not to publish any document that may harm Israeli security or diplomatic interests.

    The sources of the Al-Haqiqa report are said to be former WikiLeaks volunteers who have left the organisation in the last few months over Assange’s “autocratic leadership” and “lack of transparency.”

    In a recent interview with the German daily Die Tageszeitung, former WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg said he and other WikiLeaks dissidents are planning to launch their own whistleblowers’ platform to fulfil WikiLeaks’s original aim of “limitless file sharing.” [3]

    Mr Domscheit-Berg, who is about to publish a book about his days ‘Inside WikiLeaks’, accuses Assange of acting as a “king” against the will of others in the organisation by “making deals” with media organisations that are meant to create an explosive effect, which others in WikiLeaks either know little or nothing about. [4]

    Furthermore, Assange’s eagerness for headline-grabbing scoops meant that WikiLeaks had not been able to ‘restructure’ itself to cope with this surge of interest, insiders add. This has meant that smaller leaks, which might be of interest to people at a local level, are now being overlooked for the sake of big stories. [5]

    According to the Al-Haqiqa sources, Assange met with Israeli officials in Geneva earlier this year and struck the secret deal. The Israel government, it seems, had somehow found out or expected that the documents to be leaked contained a large number of documents about the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza in 2006 and 2008-9 respectively. These documents, which are said to have originated mainly from the Israeli embassies in Tel Aviv and Beirut, where removed and possibly destroyed by Assange, who is the only person who knows the password that can open these documents, the sources added.

    Indeed, the published documents seem to have a ‘gap’ stretching over the period of July – September 2006, during which the 33-day Lebanon war took place. Is it possible that US diplomats and officials did not have any comments or information to exchange about this crucial event but spent their time ‘gossiping’ about every other ‘trivial’ Middle-Eastern matter?

    Following the leak (and even before), Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a press conference that Israel had “worked in advance” to limit any damage from leaks, adding that “no classified Israeli material was exposed by WikiLeaks.” [6] In an interview with the Time magazine around the same time, Assange praised Netanyahu as a hero of transparency and openness! [7]

    According to another report [8], a left-leaning Lebanese newspaper had met with Assange twice and tried to negotiate a deal with him, offering “a big amount of money”, in order to get hold of documents concerning the 2006 war, particularly the minutes of a meeting held at the American embassy in Beirut on 24th July 2006, which is widely considered as a ‘war council’ meeting between American, Israeli and Lebanese parties that played a role in the war again Hizbullah and its allies. The documents the Al-Akhbar editors received, however, all date to 2008 onwards and do not contain “anything of value,” the sources confirm. This only goes to support the Israel deal allegations.

    Finally, it might be worth pointing out that Assange might have done what he is alleged to have done in order protect himself and ensure that the leaked documents are published so as to expose the American hypocrisy, which he is said to be obsessed with “at the expense of more fundamental aims.”

    Notes:

    [1] http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/09/wikileaks-revolt/

    [2] http://www.syriatruth.info/content/view/977/36/

    [3] http://www.taz.de/1/netz/netzpolitik/artikel/1/vom-hacker-zum-popstar/

    [4] http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,732212,00.html

    [5] http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,719619,00.html

    [6] http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/netanyahu-wikileaks-revelations-were-good-for-israel-1.327773

    [7] http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2034040-2,00.html

    [8] http://www.syriatruth.info/content/view/986/36/

  • Lana said:

    “AssMange” LOL

    Yeah it’s pretty obvious WikiLeaks is being used in the way this article describes, otherwise Assange wouldn’t get so damn much coverage. In fact there’d be none at all, just a blackout.

    Also if he were really seen as a threat he’d probably have been bumped off a long time ago.

    The whole thing stinks to high heaven.

  • Luke Callaghan said:

    What a load of ROT!

  • Erwin Alber said:

    If Wikileaks was for real, would it really get the wide exposure via the mainstream media it is getting?

    Instead of wasting one’s time on little if anything on value, check this out:

    US MILITARY KNOWS ISRAEL DID 911 MOSSAD OP !!! EVERYBODY KNOWS !!! SABROSKY

  • noel saunders said:

    What’s the bet Manning will be tortured to say ASSANGE conspired with him to release documents, HENCE the trumped up charge of conspirisy.

  • Rupom said:

    Does wikileaks help globalization with new dimensions for borderless world? What do you think?

  • Lindsay Suits said:

    With all the doggone snow we have gotten recently I am stuck indoors, fortunately there is the internet, thanks for giving me something to do. :)

  • Sean Mulligan said:

    re Ellsberg hasn’t been silent about Vanunu’s trial. Here is an article Ellsberg wrote about Vanunu. http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2009/12/31/daniel-ellsberg-on-mordechai-vanunus-arrest/

    Ellsberg is a friend of Vanunu and called for Vanunu being given the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Sean Mulligan said:

    Daniel Ellsberg has cited Wikileak logs that expose U.S. war crimes.

    http://www.ellsberg.net/archive/ellsberg-wikileaks-logs-show-clear-us-war-crimes-in-iraq-manning-reportedly-motivated-by-conscience

    Ellsberg has also said that Obama, violated the constitution with his attack on Libya. http://inthearena.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/07/daniel-ellsberg-all-the-crimes-richard-nixon-committed-against-me-are-now-legal/

    The revelations from wikileaks about U.S. policy seem pretty significant to me.

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