This document dump has made the US react in a manner that makes it look very fragile. | Cartoonist Adam Zyglis of Buffalo News, courtesy – Politicalcartoons.com; source: msn.com | Click for image.
Hide the beast
All of today’s newspapers in Mumbai, buried the news about Julian Assange’s defection to Ecuador to inside pages, in hidden corners, where it would attract least attention.
Based on the file dump that Bradley Manning, allegedly passed onto Wikileaks, what we have now are excruciating details. Instead of the broad outline earlier, we now have the actual skeleton and structure of Pax Americana.
Thanks to Julian Assange. Not to forget Bradley Manning.
Expose the beast
Globally, military bases are at
the heart of a global American empire that employs some 1,000 bases outside the United States. Their purpose: To ensure that no matter who governs in Asia, Africa or around the world, the US military would be in a position to “run the planet” from its chain of strategic island bases. (via Chagos: The heart of an American empire? – Opinion – Al Jazeera English).
More assassinations, covert operations, killings and bombings than by any other regime, military, terrorist – or even a criminal group. In more than 50 countries in any month. Even if we ignore the 120 that is being waved around.
U.S. Special Operations Command spokesman Colonel Tim Nye, Nick Turse (an) investigative reporter found out that, on any given day, American commandos are carrying out secret missions in 70 countries — by the end of the year, that number is likely to reach 120.
Evidence of a rising clandestine Pentagon power elite, waging a secret war in about 60% of the world’s nations: Without the knowledge of the American public, a secret unit within the U.S. military — U.S. Special Operations Command SOCOM — has grown into a combined force of startling proportions.
SOCOM carries out the United States’ most specialized and shadowy missions. These include assassinations, counterterrorist raids, long-range reconnaissance, intelligence analysis, foreign troop training, and weapons of mass destruction counter-proliferation operations. (via How Do We Stop the Relentless Expansion of the American Empire? | AlterNet).
2 million people in US prisons. Human beings. All of them. US has more human beings than animals in captivity. More than in any dictatorship. More surveillance cameras and telephone tapping in the US, Britain and Europe than in any dictatorship in the world.
With one law-breaker or law enforcer, for every 17 adult males, the US is a world leader. For the 70 million American males in the 18-60 years of age who are the predominant target; 17 apex American secret service agencies that track these 70 million people. The biggest secret service in the world, the largest prisoner population, in addition to one of the largest police forces in the world, make US clearly a leader of the ‘Free’ World.
Never in Soviet history were there more than 4 secret service agencies in the USSR. Today the US has 17 agencies form what the US calls Intelligence Community. A large rainbow of agencies – CIA FBI, NSA, DEA, DOE, Bureau of ATF, DIA, NRO, NIMA, CTC. NPC. INR. DOE Intel., Army Intelligence et al litter the global scene. Some US Govt. cables, from Wikileaks, quoted US Defence Secretary, Robert Gates on Russia as an “oligarchy run by the security services”.
Going by above data, it would be easier, to describe the USA, using those words.
All this data and words was probably never going to be enough.
But Julian Assange’s defection from the West to Ecuador, will be remembered.
After Julian Assange walked into Ecuador’s embassy, as the doors shut behind him, the sound reverberated across the world.
Some never heard the sound. Some never understood it. But to those to whom it mattered, their teeth are grinding with rage. Sparks flying out of their hooded eyes.
One very ominous sound, it was.
Defection from the Free World to the a Ecuador is pretty damning!
For the Free World.
Rather interesting was my own Yahoo email box. A Syrian fighter-pilot defects with an outdated MiG plane to Jordan was on the front pages – but Assange news was not there. Not even on trending topics.
I wonder how this kind of news management works.
Snap shot of my Yahoo! Mail page | Date: 2012-06-21 | Time: 21-11-40 hr IST | Click for larger image.