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17 December 2010: WickedLeaks--Beshrew Me

Wikileaks has rocked the world, and rightly so.

The truths revealed to us contradict what the media are telling us.

But we've been told before that they, the media, descended into infotainment long ago. So I go to the progressive Internet to get my truer news. I even passed on some news from the underground (pace MCM) to the Obama administration and am grateful for that opportunity.

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History has repeated itself. The Iraq was is parallel to the Vietnam war in many ways, and Wikileaks has revealed to us what should have been a published equivalent to the Pentagon Papers, but the New York Times has shifted gears since then, so disappointingly.

As I implied before, I want a worldwide spread. I'd be even more impressed If WikiL invaded some darker territory, the terrorist network, and whispered some secrets TO governments rather than ABOUT them.

I mean, the curtains of hypocrisy have been lifted before. Are we really THAT surprised? Somewhat, certainly. Lots of countries want to transform Iran into a crater. And what a heritage will sink with that, what a link with the remote past, what a tragedy for all of those wonderful people I've met who want a freer government than the theocracy they have.

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But life goes on in the mainstream. The hypocritical network abides after WikiL's brief electric shock. Maybe more glue has buried the communications even lower into the ground. Maybe more communications have been marked TOP SECRET and kept away from martyrs like Pvt. Bradley Manning.

If not, then further leaks are no one's fault but the "intelligence" networks.

Are they so intelligent?

Those who access terrorist plots and stymie them are have my admiration. WikiL can do better and should.

And if they are, my homage to them and, dammit, keep it secret.

Can you picture the CIA publishing a WikiLeaks network that will save so many truly innocent people from terrorist attacks, suicide bombings? Would they, for their own reasons?

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Those attacks--beshrew me--betray a brand of heroism and literal self-sacrifice that is awarded in this country with the Congressional Medal of Honor.

But they are violating precepts of the Holy Qu'ran, my Muslim friends tell me--murdering untold numbers of innocent victims, ruining lives, imposing a culture of fear upon the world that is transforming many governments into police states.

Ride the friendly skies where you want to at your own risk, as long as you strip-tease first

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)

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