Nor, contra US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's surreal claim, is
the latest WikiLeaks release "an attack on the international community."
If such a "community" exists, identifying it with the parasite states
sitting atop its regional populations is like designating canine breeds
on the basis of the ticks which infest each dog's fur.
And talk about the pot calling the kettle black! It was Clinton, not
Assange, who directed US State Department employees to spy on United
Nations officials―including but not limited to permanent members of
the UN Security Council and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon himself―in what looks an awful lot like an identity theft scheme right out of
the latest crime news headlines. If the UN's member states do indeed
compose the "international community," Clinton has cast herself in the
role of neighborhood burglar.
But, if this be treason, make the most of it.
The penchant of state actors for secrecy stems from the same motives as
any other criminal's desire to keep his deeds out of the public eye.
Their threats against those who might reveal their secrets are of
precisely the same nature as the warnings of any child rapist to his
victims: "Don't tell, or YOU will get in trouble."
We've been here before, many times. Not many remember, but the most
vehement western objections to Russia's "October Revolution" were
concerned not with the nature of Bolshevism but with this language in
Lenin's Decree on Peace: "We have to fight against the hypocrisy of the
governments, which, while talking about peace and justice, actually
carry on wars of conquest and plunder. Not one single government will
tell you what it really means. But we are opposed to secret diplomacy
and can afford to act openly before all people."