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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Did the Guardian give 251,000 Wikileaks Cables To Mossad? (Plus: More about our "new" enemies)

Did the Guardian give 251,000 Wikileaks Cables To Mossad? That's what Julian Assange claims in an interview which you can see here. For the most part, the interview is about other matters. The assertion about the Guardian is made en passant around the 17 minute mark. Also see here and here.

We're talking about those State Department cables which then-Bradley-now-Chelsea Manning is said to have delivered unto Assange. It should be admitted that the contents of those cables (discussed here and here and here) did not set the world ablaze.

Let us turn our attention to the terrorists du jour.
(This is a follow-up to the post below.) Before the very end of 2012, a lot of people were angry at the United States because it refused to designate the Nusra Front a terrorist organization. Why were we so afraid to call a terrorist a terrorist? Because they were fighting Assad (whom the neocons had targeted for regime change) and because we were helping them.

An NYT article (cited in a previous Cannonfire post) published in March of 2013 was surprisingly open about who turned Nusra into a bunch of badasses:
The airlift, which began on a small scale in early 2012 and continued intermittently through last fall, expanded into a steady and much heavier flow late last year, the data shows. It has grown to include more than 160 military cargo flights by Jordanian, Saudi and Qatari military-style cargo planes landing at Esenboga Airport near Ankara, and, to a lesser degree, at other Turkish and Jordanian airports.

As it evolved, the airlift correlated with shifts in the war within Syria, as rebels drove Syria’s army from territory by the middle of last year. And even as the Obama administration has publicly refused to give more than “nonlethal” aid to the rebels, the involvement of the C.I.A. in the arms shipments — albeit mostly in a consultative role, American officials say — has shown that the United States is more willing to help its Arab allies support the lethal side of the civil war.
Odd, isn't it, that we are hearing nothing about any of this, now that Nusra is officially EEEEEE-vil?

Here's another funny thing: Now that we are dropping bombs on Nusra, we've taken to calling it Khorasan. That's also the name of a province in Iran, the country that the neocons most want to topple.

Why the name change? I think it's part of a disinfo campaign. We are seeing a lot of planted stories designed to give you the impression that Iran is responsible for the growth of Nusra/Khorasan.

These new stories are bullshit. The above-cited NYT article from 2013 proves that these new stories are bullshit. Nusra got its arms from our allies, and from the CIA. We armed them to fight Assad, who happens to be Iran's ally.

If you let these surrealists rewrite history, soon they'll be telling you that French funded Benito Juárez, the English funded Joan of Arc, and the ancient Israelites funded Pompey.
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