Faced with growing efforts to censor the release of embarrassing information by WikiLeaks and armed with at best a tenuous grasp of the concept of irony, US State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley today announced that the federal government has won the right to host “World Press Freedom Day” in May of 2011, and that the event will be held in Washington DC.
In his official statement Crowley said the move would prove the US commitment to “expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age,” but comes at a time when the State Department is not only championing the attempt to silence the release of classified cables showing a variety of crimes by officials.
One does not know whether to laugh or cry at this one, considering all the lies this government has gone to great lengths to continue to propagate, and in the process, attempting to muzzle the whistle-blowers committed to telling the truth.
What Assange has going is, fundamentally, a high-end extortion racket targeted against governments. He will make statements about information which is about to be leaked....then, he sits on the info, giving various countries the time to buy his silence, as has apparently happened with Israel.
Notice that in none of the cables which were leaked was anything stated which did not support the Israeli position on Iran.