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What if Wikileaks is PSYOP?

Politics / US Politics Dec 15, 2010 - 04:28 AM GMT

By: Michael_T_Bucci

Politics

Mr. F. William Engdahl has contributed a controversial opinion about the Wikileaks phenomena and it deserves reading and remembering [1]. No one can prove or disprove the legitimacy of any leaked document since its original author is undisclosed. Furthermore, as it now stands, the actual "source" (person) behind a document can no longer uphold or refute his or her own leaked words publicly without the risk of facing charges by Washington and the U.S. Military. Equally disturbing is the world media - self-proclaimed champions of high journalistic standards and integrity. The world media never asked the critical question: Are these cables authentic?


Personally, almost since its inception, I cast a very critical eye on the Wikileaks project. My first instinct - but more so my intuition - suggested "PSYOP". While instinct and intuition play second fiddle to facts in this world of numbers, they are primary tools in espionage, counter-intelligence, legal investigations and ordinary police work (not to mention PR and, for some, investing).  I had said to myself three things: 1. It’s a front; 2: It is useful for the operant in disseminating disinformation; 3. It is useful for collecting the identities of whistleblowers (entrapment). As time passed, the universally uncritical acceptance of these so-called “leaks” by Western and World media reaffirmed my suspicions, and the paucity (absence) of critical approaches to the entire phenomena underscored my mistrust. (In passing, even the use of the word “cables” is somewhat anachronistic, adding to the mystique.)

To think thousands of documents that miraculously appear from nowhere with no identifying source (untraceable) become the official sourcebook, "rap sheet" and guide to global politics, become a virtual gossip column and scandal sheet outdoing Murdoch himself has been and remains, in my opinion, extremely SUSPECT.

Should I be wrong, I apologize. But should I be correct, the study of this "Wikileaks" phenomena and (if I am correct) its attendant creators, impostors, actors and accomplices will be in itself history making. In this virtual age where holograms are leaders, Google is trusted, Wall Street is saving America, and Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are “Dream Team” candidates for 2012, I don't suppose a Wikileaks deception of this magnitude can make matters much worse (should it be proven a scam or ruse).

I think we are seeing a variant of cyber-warfare, not in the sense suggested by the media of Wikileaks targeting Government, but in the opposite sense of the U.S. Government targeting and deceiving other Governments bolstered by a fabricated and manipulated mass opinion (brilliant!). In another sense, and one that underscores the first, is that we are witnessing a 2010 variant of McCarthyism (guilt by association and hearsay, unproven allegations, hidden informants, witch-hunts, lack of due process, etc.) - the forte of intel.
 
The U.S. Government has forbidden government workers to view the "cables". Joining this is a U.S. Air Force (home of the cyber-warfare team) prohibition. How then can I view my own leaked statements to validate or invalidate them? The Government has barred me from reviewing transcripts of my own words?

In short, I can't whistleblow... on Wikileaks!

Checkmate. How convenient. How Stalinesque.

Since I operate on intuition and later fact, I was very relieved to find Mr. Engdahl's opinion so close to my own. He is a very expert thinker who validates his intuition with facts before drawing conclusions. I respect his opinion. Decide for yourself.

In the end, Mr. Engdahl might be wrong. But what if he is correct?

By Michael T Bucci

Michael T Bucci is a retired public relations executive from New Jersey presently residing in New England. His essays have appeared at The Market Oracle. He is the author of nine books on practical spirituality including White Book: Cerithous.

    © 2010 Copyright Michael T Bucci - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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Comments

g kaiser
15 Dec 10, 12:36
wikileaks

Whatever is the truth, I think Wikileaks has shown up America as an evil empire of no good to the world.

I fear that country is now reaping the wrath of the world, and Wikileaks has shown this to be well deserved.

There is no excuse for this behaviour from the worlds only remaing superpower. None.


jack middlesex
16 Dec 10, 23:40
Wikileaks a PSYOP

If its a PSYOP how come some of us have read similar stuff before on well researched and footnoted articles on reputable websites?

A lot of it is quite mild - a bit embarassing for those involved. Why are they so angry if its untrue?

Why do Julia Gillard and her co US stool pigeons hate the electorate catching a glimmer of what they do in our name?

Lastly, since when has the US been the elected overseer of Australia? Have I slept through an election or What?


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