Thank you Phil, for another important and well-done article. Freedom of the press is a bedrock of Americans’ liberty. The significance of this assault on Americans’ liberty by its un-elected financial rulers cannot be overstated.
The American government’s lies, revealed by Wikileaks, show vividly that American politicians are, in the main, in effect, Israel’s puppets. Surely all Americans would want to know this, deserve to know this, and are legally entitled to know this. The only party that wants to keep this hidden is Israel. The secondary implication is that America’s mainstream media, who also hide this critical information from American citizens, are also Israel’s puppets. From these revelations it follows clearly that Israel is not America’s friend. When we add in the facts about Israel’s spying on America, stealing nuclear materials, and viciously attacking Americans when they deem it necessary (USS Liberty), the inescapable conclusion is that Israel is, in practical terms, more of an enemy than a friend. Naturally Israel, and those who gain from this arrangement, want to keep that hidden from Americans.
Julian Assange is one of the most courageous and consequential publishers in history. Every American should rally for his freedom, as he has valiantly suffered for ours.
Consortium News has been running an excellent series of articles exposing the criminal persecution of Assange. One good example is
“7 Years of Lies About Assange Won’t Stop Now”
Another worthwhile article is at Truthdig.
“The Martyrdom of Julian Assange”
Finally, I’m sure most thoughtful readers of Mondoweiss have considered the dangers Phil and Adam have accepted in the courageous, uphill battle of publishing the truth at Mondoweiss. And though they have turned down a number of my posts, I know they have done so to maintain their effective balance of passion and intellectual integrity.