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Wikileaks and the New Global Order

07 Dec
 


Jonathan Cook

The Wikileaks disclosure this week of confidential cables from United States embassies has been debated chiefly in terms either of the damage to Washington’s reputation or of the questions it raises about national security and freedom of the press. The headlines aside, most of the information so far revealed from the 250,000 documents is hardly earth-shattering, even if it often runs starkly counter to the official narrative of the US as the benevolent global policeman, trying to maintain order amid an often unruly rabble of underlings. Is it really surprising that US officials appear to have been trying to spy on senior United Nations staff, and just about everyone else for that matter? Read more…

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