Wikileaks from a variety of angles

I’ve had my last word on Wikileaks. The issue is so important though that I’ve introduced this post in which I’ll keep posting links to other sources who haven’t.

Whilst it’s not my habit to present information from solely one source, initially at least, the majority of links are to articles posted on the website of the Center for Research on Globalisation (CRG). CRG is a Montreal-based independent research and media organisation with an international network of independent journalists, researchers, and scholars. In my experience of it over the last decade I have found it to be an exceptional source for insightful, balanced, and informative material, but as I say in Psyclone and on the Centre of the Psyclone, don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself and see what conclusions you reach.

Keep your eyes and mind open, and don’t stop asking questions.

Who’s Who at Wikileaks?

Wikileaks: Play the Ball, not the Man – and Check Who’s Kicking it

Wikileaks and the Worldwide Information War

The Political Spinning of the WikiLeaks Release: Anti-war Whistleblowing or War Propaganda

Wikileaks and Media Disinformation

The next two links are from the American Everyman blog:

A Brief Example of How the Wikileaks Propaganda Works

Wiki “Leak” Shows Palestinians Asked Israel to Attack Gaza

The Hazards of Nerd Supremacy: The Case of WikiLeaks (Added 23.12.10)

My Last Word on Wikileaks

I mentioned in a previous post on the same subject how my feelings about the herd-mentality behaviour I’m witnessing have led to me seriously considering disconnecting from networks like Twitter. The behaviour I was referring to was the knee-jerk reactions to what I called the Wikileaks Circus. In the post I called for more critical thinking, and provided what few references I had at the time to facilitate that.

Fortunately there are critical thinkers out there, able and prepared to put the time in to research and share balanced and uncompromised information. The following links are to articles and posts by a few of those lights in the fog, those jewels in the mud.

Wiki-Leaks and plausible lies – Where have all the critical thinkers gone?

Trying to Explain the World” – How the Globalist’s PR Agents Use the Wikileaks Psyops Program

Wikileaks: A Big Dangerous US Government Con Job

Who is behind Wikileaks?

If We Lose our Internet Freedoms Because of Wikileaks, You Should At Least Know Why

Identity Politics and the Hero-Worship of Wiki-Leaks

That the stampede of the unthinking is so threatening and the safety of the sane steadiness so rare still moves me to reconsider my position and role. Perhaps it’s because I’m tired after a long journey, but how am I to feel when those I once considered intelligent, aware, rational, and free-thinking join minds and voice with that choir that’s orchestrated by the hand of the state conductor, especially, as is pointed out in the last of the above articles, they’re singing a variation of the same song sung not so long ago?

Depressing days indeed.

It’s Time to Think About Wikileaks

The reason I feel moved to be sat here at four o’clock in the morning writing this is because I’ve become increasingly disturbed and demoralised by the general herd-like reactions I’m witnessing in response to the circus that’s in town.

At the beginning of the month I wrote a post ‘Wikileaks? Wait a Minute! describing my misgivings and providing several links to other sources that seemed to confirm them. Since then, as I say, my feelings on the fiasco haven’t improved, and in fact have worsened and intensified as people’s reaction has become more sheep-like, more sheeple than people . It’s got to a point where I don’t even want to hear the word anymore as it’s become synonymous in my mind with lack of critical thought.

I was so relieved to find and read 12 Theses on Wikileaks by Geert Lovink and Patrice Reimans from Network Cultures, an extremely well thought out, lucid and articulate analysis and critique of the phenomenon. I thoroughly recommend it for its call to rational, lateral thinking.

Days passed and the circus remained, and I withdrew some more in reaction to the continued and louder baaing of the sheeple.

It’s not my way to be passive though  and I had to look into it more, and began my search with possible connections between George Soros who, as was pointed out in my earlier article, had funded Wikileaks through the Open Society Institute.

Soros’ name has appeared associated with the likes of CIA and Mossad, as well as other questionable global finance dealings and involvements, and it was this connection that was the jump point for my search. The following links and overviews are some of the results. During my searches I noticed another example of herd-like behaviour, the repetition of a piece from the Wayne Masden report that most quote, as I did in my earlier article,  some verbatim. This increased my questioning of the way information and possibly disinformation is passed around networks.

As with my earlier article, I’m not trying get people to think a certain thing or way. I’m just trying to get them to think. These articles provide some dots that are missing from both the mainstream and some side streams, and allow for a more comprehensive picture to emerge. The conclusions will be up to each individual.

Among other things Shadow Government: CIA, Mossad and Soros Behind Wikileaks points out is that on the Wikileaks advisory board is Ben Laurie, a one-time programmer and Internet security expert for Google, which recently signed a cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and has been charged by China with being part of a U.S. cyber-espionage campaign against China. It also contains some reasoning behind the possible Wikileaks/Assange move to Iceland within the context of Soros’ international finance dealings.

In Soros, the CIA, Mossad and the new media destabilization of Iran
Alex Jones presents a very interesting perspective with an historical description and analysis of intelligence agency destabiliation techniques leading up to the current one in which “Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social media are being employed to amplify the effect of (and the impression of) internal protests.”

The November 27 article Wikileaks, A Touch of Assange and the Stench of AIPAC (AIPAC is Washington’s major pro-Israeli lobbying group) anticipates the contents of the next disclosures in the context of an Israeli government agenda

Writing for Veterans Today Gordon Duff also questions Israel’s involvement with Wikileaks Working for Israel

The San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center article WikiLeaks ‘struck a deal with Israel’ over diplomatic cables leaks provides several Middle East and European (German) news agency articles that corroborate claims of Israeli/Mossad involvement


I began this post describing my feelings about the herd-mentality behaviour I’m witnessing. That it has been so widespread has led to me seriously considering disconnecting from networks like Twitter.

If the Wikileaks circus is a creation of and/or being used by intelligence agencies or other spooks, as it seems to be, what does that say about the well-meaning, but misguided and inexcusably gullible cyberactivists with their combined kick back. Especially if, as Alex Jones’ describes in the above article, intelligence agency destabilisation models have developed to include the predictable reaction of  network activists, who seem too blinded with their online ‘freedom’ and sense of power to smell a rat.

For instance, the hacktivists who took down the companies that ‘attacked’ Wikileaks. Now okay, companies like MassterCard might be fair game, but what of the domino affect of the DDoS attacks on innocent, possibly Wikileaks-loving, Assange fans? Or the potential justification such actions create for the already-in-the-pipeline plans for greater governmental control of the Internet?

If it was an intelligence agency psyop*, the architects of it must be wetting themselves to see such a mass gobbling of hook, line and sinker, as people played right into their hands.
Whatever your conclusions after reviewing the material linked to above, I think we can agree, some thinking is in order.

Knowledge is power. Your ignorance is their bliss.


*Psy-Ops, (Psychological Operations) for those of you who missed that class are defined as ‘the planned use of communications to influence human attitudes and behaviour… to create in target groups behaviour, emotions, and attitudes that support the attainment of national objectives…disseminated by face-to-face communication, television, radio or loudspeaker, newspapers, books,magazines and/or posters’ (Extracted from the appendix of Psyclone)