‘Israel and Cablegate’
Consider how odd is the Cablegate. Governments easily shut down child porn, warez, racist and other kinds of websites. Even peer-to-peer networks are taken down and individual uploaders prosecuted. Hacking and DDOS attacks are a regular fare of the Internet. And yet we must believe that the mightiest power on earth is powerless against a website? Perhaps the same idiocy is at play here as that which led the State Dept to post hundred of thousand cables on a widely available internal web server.
Wikileaks has done a great service to the world by publishing those documents. They contain no tactical wartime information and, contrary to the White House’s statements, do not endanger many lives. Heads will roll down here and there because the cables reveal American contacts in foreign lands, but equally possibly, local dissidents will be protected by being connected to the White House.
For most part, their names were redacted out. While some secrecy in
governmental affairs is unavoidable, citizens must be offended to know that the government lies to them consistently.
There will be know international scandals over the publications. The offended foreign politicians will prefer to ignore or downplay the revelations. Foreign government whose own cables are equally frank, won’t be eager to take the State Dept to the account.
Pakistan has significant amount of HEU in its nuclear reactor, which would allow that country to produce many more nuclear weapons. The current Pakistani leadership is eager to get rid of the hot potato, but cannot do so for the fear of media.
Mossad chief shares out attitude that Pakistan is the biggest potential threat to Israel if Islamists take power in that nuclear-armed country.
For years, Libya was reported as fully dismantling its advanced nuclear program. Yet, still in 2009 it possessed HEU. The cables describe at least once instance of rogue HEU shipment.
Chinese government hired prominent foreign hackers to conduct political and industrial computer espionage.
Saudi authorities know and tolerate major Al Qaeda donors. Saudi king and his brother the foreign minister have opposing views on attacking
Iran, with king favoring the showdown.
Syrians supply Hezbollah with missiles while promising the United States to cease.
Putin bribed Berlusconi with energy contracts, and the Italian props Russian interests in the EU. Russian government and intelligence services use organized crime groups to conduct dirty operations.
American diplomats so much misunderstand Afghanistan that they describe Karzai as “driven by paranoia.” Rabbi Kahane used to say that paranoid Jews live longer, and that fully applies to Afghani leaders. Karzai remembers his predecessor Najibullah, castrated and hung by the victorious mojahedeen upon the Russian withdrawal.
UK’s military operations in Afghanistan are an utter failure.
US policy, particularly on Iran, is driven largely by accidents. It is not
carefully thought-out as the Iranians imagine. Ayatollahs deliberately
manipulate the United States.
In 2009, Ehud Barak said that if the Iranian nuclear program is stopped soon, it would become unstoppable because of collateral damage, contamination. To this day, Barak claims he wants to give sanctions a chance.
Robert Gates thought in February 2010 that only a few months were left to stop Iranian nuclear program. He misread the situation by believing that Israel would strike without American approval and that the strike will cause a regional war.
Iran supports Islamic insurgents in Azerbaijan, which it sees as a part of the Iranian sphere of influence. Ahmadinejad’s contender in the rigged presidential elections allegedly got 26 mil votes compared to 4-5 mil for Ahmadinejad. That’s not a good news because Mousawi opposes Israel and supports Iranian nuclear program just like Ahmadinejad.
Ehud Barak, publicly an outspoken support of peace process, said unequivocally that it is doomed to failure.
During the 2009 war in Gaza, Israel was ready to dislodge Hamas, but the Fatah refused to take over the territory.
If the published documents are indicative of the total, the State Dept has little interest in Israel and her leaders. In turn, Israeli officials distrust their American colleagues: the tone of conversations is much more reserved than of Arabs and Europeans.