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How WikiLeaks and the Modern Guardian Would Have Covered World War II

Our leak­ing has been suc­cess­ful, Cap­tain Snow­den and Admi­ral Assange!

 

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“. . . they’re act­ing like a cult. They’re act­ing like a reli­gion. They’re act­ing like a gov­ern­ment. They’re act­ing like a bunch of spies. They’re hid­ing their iden­tity. They don’t account for the money. They promise all sorts of good things. They sel­dom let you know what they’re really up to. . . There was sus­pi­cion from day one that this was entrap­ment run by some­one unknown to suck a num­ber of peo­ple into a trap. So we actu­ally don’t know. But it’s cer­tainly a stan­dard coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence tech­nique. . . .” John Young, an orig­i­nal Wik­iLeaks founder on why he broke with the group.

COMMENT: Philoso­pher Friedrich Nitzsche noted that; “A joke is the epi­gram on the death of a feel­ing.” That is our sen­ti­ment upon read­ing a very clever and reveal­ing piece of satire by Richard Lit­tle­john in the Daily Mail

In our next post, we will take up the very real pos­si­bil­ity that Eddie the Friendly Spook (Snow­den) is work­ing for the BND–the Ger­man for­eign intel­li­gence ser­vice. Cer­tainly, Snowden’s Ride is an intel­li­gence oper­a­tion directed against the admin­is­tra­tion of Barack Obama at one level, and the United States and the U.K. at another. 

Before we ven­ture into that analy­sis, Richard Littlejohn’s clever and very sub­stan­tive satire of the WikiLeaks/Snowden axis and their atti­tude is worth examination.

As we saw in our last post on Fast Eddie and Cit­i­zen Assange, both Snow­den and Assange hold ultra-right wing views.  As seen in pre­vi­ous posts on Snowden’s Ride (U-2 Inci­dent, II) both the indi­vid­u­als and insti­tu­tions fig­ur­ing in the land­scape of Eddie the Friendly Spook’s oper­a­tions, as well as those of Wik­iLeaks, track to the far right and the Under­ground Reich.

Had the Wik­iLeak­ers, the Guardian­istas and the defend­ers of Snow­den been func­tion­ing dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, they would have responded to the Bletch­ley Park code-breakers much  as Lit­tle­john has written.

(Bletch­ley Park was the facil­ity at which the Ger­man codes were bro­ken dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, per­mit­ting Allied navies to win the Bat­tle of the Atlantic against Ger­man U-Boats. In the Daily Mail col­umn excerpted below, the ref­er­ence to Polly Haw Haw con­notes Lord Haw Haw, who broad­cast pro­pa­ganda for the Third Reich.)

One of the fas­ci­nat­ingly nau­se­at­ing aspects of the left is their pen­chant for con­form­ing to the right-wing’s stereo­types  of them. Given to com­pul­sive America-bashing, they remain obliv­i­ous to the fas­cist and Nazi foun­da­tions and ori­en­ta­tions of far too many of the causes they embrace.

Our pre­vi­ous posts on the sub­ject of Eddie the Friendly Spook are: Part IPart IIPart IIIPart IVPart V, Part VI. Please exam­ine them at length and fol­low the links.

In addi­tion, users of this web­site are emphat­i­cally encour­aged to exam­ine our work on Wik­iLeaks as well: FTR #‘s 724725732745.)

“World War II: Wik­iLeaks Style” by Richard Lit­tle­john; Daily Mail [UK]; 6/27/2013.

EXCERPT: This col­umn has always been wary of those who use tech­nol­ogy to invade our pri­vacy — whether it’s Google bur­gling online activ­ity or GCHQ record­ing emails and phone calls.

How­ever, I don’t share the Left’s para­noia that all sur­veil­lance is evil, or their deluded belief that all whistle­blow­ers are heroic.

Frankly, I trust the Funny Peo­ple more than I trust Google. . . .

. . . . That’s not how the Guardian­istas view the world. To them, the Atlantic Alliance is the root of all evil, which is why they lionise the fugi­tive National Secu­rity Agency defec­tor Edward Snow­den and the Wik­iLeaks weirdo and alleged rapist Julian Assange.

All this got me won­der­ing what might have hap­pened had the modern-day Guardian been around in World War II . . .
DATELINE: LONDON, JUNE 28, 1941.
By our Defence Cor­re­spon­dent,
Polly Haw-Haw.

The Conservative-led British Coali­tion Gov­ern­ment is oper­at­ing a secret lis­ten­ing sta­tion in the Buck­ing­hamshire coun­try­side, the Guardian can reveal today.

Behind the seem­ingly inno­cent facade of a multi-thousand-pound man­sion on the exclu­sive Bletch­ley Park estate lurks a sin­is­ter den of spies, equipped with the very lat­est sur­veil­lance technology.

Offi­cially des­ig­nated the Gov­ern­ment Code and Cypher School, it is known to those who work there sim­ply as ‘Sta­tion X’.

Located on the edge of yet-to-be-built Mil­ton Keynes, its pur­pose has until now been shrouded in mys­tery. It was believed to be a train­ing school for the Women’s Royal Naval Service.

But clas­si­fied doc­u­ments passed to this news­pa­per by a whistle­blower show that the covert facil­ity has been mon­i­tor­ing mil­lions of tele­phonic and tele­graph trans­mis­sions, includ­ing those of our Allies.

The Bletch­ley spies are answer­able only to the Prime Min­is­ter, the priv­i­leged Old Har­rov­ian Win­ston Leonard Spencer-Churchill.

Work­ing around the clock, they are under­stood to have inter­cepted hun­dreds of pri­vate sig­nals between Berlin and Ger­man U-boats.

Until now this heav­ily encrypted infor­ma­tion would have been of lit­tle use. But the Guardian can reveal that ‘Sta­tion X’ has recently man­aged to obtain a top-secret ‘Enigma’ machine that deci­phers the messages.

This allows British intel­li­gence accu­rately to pin­point the posi­tion of Ger­man sub­ma­rine ‘wolf packs’ on peace-keeping oper­a­tions in the Atlantic. Even though Amer­ica is sup­posed to be neu­tral, Wash­ing­ton has been send­ing con­voys of sup­plies to sup­port the British war effort under a secret deal agreed between mil­lion­aire U.S. Pres­i­dent Franklin Delano Roo­sevelt and the half-American, swivel-eyed Tory toff Churchill.

Berlin believes that these sanctions-busting con­voys give Britain an unfair advan­tage and has ordered U-boats to tor­pedo them.

The whistle­blower, who used to work in Bletch­ley Park’s noto­ri­ous ‘Hut 8’, approached the Guardian because he was wor­ried the infor­ma­tion uncov­ered by ‘Enigma’ could lead to Ger­man sub­marines being sunk by British war­ships, with con­se­quent loss of life.

Quite apart from the fact that the ‘Sta­tion X’ inter­cepts are a clear breach of the yet-to-be-written Data Pro­tec­tion Act, there are also fears that the infor­ma­tion could be shared with the yet-to– be-formed Right-wing Cen­tral Intel­li­gence Agency, based at Lan­g­ley, Virginia.

This could, in turn, lead to Amer­i­can aggres­sion in Europe for the sec­ond time this century.

Under the yet-to-be-established Euro­pean Con­ven­tion on Human Rights, the United States is already fac­ing charges of war crimes com­mit­ted dur­ing the Euro­pean Civil War 1914–18.

At Bletch­ley Park last night, there was lit­tle activ­ity apart from a num­ber of women in uni­form who looked a bit like Kate Winslet com­ing and going on those bikes they all ride in Call The Midwife.

The Min­istry of War refused to comment.

Mean­while, the edi­tor of the Guardian con­tin­ued to resist calls to iden­tify the whistle­blower, who is cur­rently wanted on rape charges in Swe­den and is holed up for the time being in the Ecuado­rian embassy in Islington.

As part of this newspaper’s com­mit­ment to world peace, the Guardian has passed the clas­si­fied dossier to the Ger­man ambas­sador in neu­tral Dublin, who described it as like a ‘Hol­ly­wood night­mare’.
A spokesman for the Berlin gov­ern­ment thanked us for our rev­e­la­tions, adding: ‘This could lengthen the war by two years . . .’

 

Discussion

2 comments for “How WikiLeaks and the Modern Guardian Would Have Covered World War II”

  1. Very good. This jour­nal­ist has a tal­ent not only for acute analy­sis but also for com­edy. Some­how intel­li­gence meets humor here. Excel­lent post. I agree totally. As John Lof­tus pointed out, these NSA pro­grams are the same that were going on dur­ing WWII and that con­tin­ued to go on after the war until today with­out inter­rup­tion. No news here. The media is 60 years late and has it all wrong on top of that.

    Posted by Claude | June 30, 2013, 10:00 pm
  2. Wik­iLeaks Party in cri­sis over lack of trans­parency and sup­port for far-right politicians

    By Agence France-Presse

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/08/21/wikileaks-party-in-crisis-over-lack-of-transparency-and-support-for-far-right-politicians/

    (Excerpts)

    Julian Assange on Thurs­day took respon­si­bil­ity for the res­ig­na­tion of a key can­di­date from his Wik­iLeaks Party run­ning in Aus­tralian elec­tions, blam­ing his focus on Edward Snow­den and Bradley Manning.

    The fledg­ling party is in cri­sis after its num­ber two can­di­date for the Aus­tralian Sen­ate behind Assange, ethi­cist Leslie Can­nold, said she was dis­il­lu­sioned with its lack of trans­parency and account­abil­ity and quit Wednesday.

    She would have likely taken the Wik­iLeaks founder’s place in the upper house in the event the party was suc­cess­ful in the Sep­tem­ber 7 polls and Assange was unable to return to Aus­tralia, his home country.

    Other mem­bers of the party, which has vowed to closely scru­ti­nise any gov­ern­ment in power, have also walked away, includ­ing four of its 11 gov­ern­ing National Coun­cil representatives.

    ***

    Cannold’s res­ig­na­tion came after a deba­cle within the Wik­iLeaks Party over how it would direct its pref­er­ences towards other par­ties on the bal­lot paper if it did not win a seat, a process which can influ­ence how sen­a­tors are cho­sen in Australia.

    Wik­iLeaks sup­port­ers were out­raged after the party chose to give the far-right Aus­tralia First party run by a neo-Nazi and the pro-guns lobby their votes over the left-wing Greens.

    Daniel Math­ews, a mem­ber of the party’s 11-person National Coun­cil — which includes Assange and his father John Ship­ton — also quit.

    Math­ews, who in a state­ment said he had been friends with Assange since uni­ver­sity, said he was sorry to be leav­ing under such circumstances.

    “I am afraid that my expe­ri­ences with this party are not all pos­i­tive,” he said.

    Posted by Swamp | August 22, 2013, 8:14 am

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