Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Naked emperor hails sex by surprise

By Pepe Escobar
Asia Times

"For a "Western democratic" system trying to shut down WikiLeaks at all costs, the bizarre Swedish sex saga leading to Julian Assange's arrest is oh so convenient. But while they can jail the messenger, they can't keep the message captive. All the world now knows the emperor's genuflecting to freedoms of the information age was just a mask to hide the sordid mud-wrestle that is the real making of diplomacy.....

The US government doesn't even register that Spain may want to extradite George "Dubya" Bush for war crimes; but all stops will be pulled, and maybe even laws bent, to get an Assange extradition (for the record: that's impossible under current US espionage laws). And this from a government that in nine years was incapable of finding the "terrorists" who, according to the official narrative, actually killed over 3,000 people.

"Sex by surprise" and its derived dodgy charges may eventually keep Assange in jail. Yet this won't kill the messenger - not to mention the message. It's all over the net, via BitTorrent - and it's totally viral (mirrored in 748 sites already, and counting). Moreover, two, three, a million Assanges will spring up. And they will have learned their lesson: if you want to show the emperor is naked, you've got to be as careful with your sex partners as you are with your sources."

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