Thursday, December 02, 2010

Seeing the strings

It will come as no shock to anyone who follows world events and patterns that a great many of the nations of the world have been puppets of the US power structure since WWII. Communism was the first excuse, when that fell by the wayside, the war on terror has stepped up to fill the ideological vacuum.

What the WikiLeaks documents have revealed is some of the strings themselves, the methods used by US diplomacy to direct, not only politicians, but justice officials. Naturally, when this is revealed, a moment of truth is inescapable for the puppets.

As Scott Horton writes in Harper's, US diplomats directly intervened with Spanish justice officials:
These cables show that the U.S. embassy in Madrid had far exceeded this mandate, however, and was actually successfully steering the course of criminal investigations, the selection of judges, and the conduct of prosecutors. Their disclosure has created deep concern about the independence of judges in Spain and the manipulation of the entire criminal justice system by a foreign power.
Being part of the string mechanism themselves, the US news media is outraged that these mechanisms are being revealed, while concentrating their attention on insults to foreign leaders, and other such folderol.

The charges of rape now being pursued by Sweden against Assange certainly seem to be part of the same mechanism. The corruption that the US spreads to hide and dismiss its very real crimes of murder, torture, and corruption lead to the hearts of European 'democracies', and makes a mockery of that term.

Diplomacy, news reporting, banking, as well as the more traditional forms of subversion such as spying, blackmail and bribery are being used ever more ruthlessly to make the puppets dance, even as the puppeteers themselves seem unable to manage their own future beyond rearranging the deck chairs.


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