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The French press comes under scrutiny in the diplomatic cables.
In one six page document in January 2007, the American embassy in Paris wonders why French journalists do not cover ethnic minorities' issues more – particularly integration – and concludes that journalists in France often consider themselves intellectuals whose job is more to analyse events and influence readers than report straight facts.(bolding by teapot)
They also come from the same elitist schools as politicians and do not think their priority should be to challenge those in power.The Guardian
Operation Westbridge has so far cost the taxpayer more than £1m and more than £100m worth of drugs has been seized amid growing UK concern that drug trafficking is becoming institutionalised in west Africa. The UN has estimated that up to 60 tonnes of coc aine, worth £1.3bn, are being smuggled through west Africa, mostly into Europe, each year.
According to the cables, Ghanaian narcotics control board (Nacob) officers working with British officials:
• Actively helped traffickers, even calling the criminals on their mobile phones to tell them when to travel to avoid detection.
• Sabotaged sensitive drug scanners provided to the Ghanaian government.
Originally posted by predator0187
I know all the talk about wikileaks being CIA but then I cannot bring myself to believe that.
He is releasing info that is detrimental to the US government and that in my books is a great thing. They promise transparency and give none. Then someone does it for them and they want him in jail?
He should be free and able to release as many documents as he likes.
He is doing something that the incompetent government cannot do for themselves.
He's a hero in my books.
He had just launched WikiLeaks, a little online operation with big ambitions. Assange hoped it would exemplify a value he held high: All information should be public, no matter how sensitive or embarrassing. Only then could justice be served and corruption end. All in all, he seemed to think he was a pretty good catch. So that December, Assange, then 36, evidently created a profile on the free dating site OkCupid.com.