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Reacting to a French pledge to represent the "common interest" in considering biotech foods, a former US ambassador recommended publishing a "retaliation list" of European locations where genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were being grown in hopes that activists would destroy them and "cause some pain" for officials, a leaked diplomatic cable shows.
In a confidential communication dated Dec. 14, 2007 and released by WikiLeaks on Sunday, then-US Ambassador to France Craig Roberts Stapleto
The document would appear to expose a high-ranking US official advocating a selective leak of otherwise confidential information to achieve a European political objective on behalf of US private industry.
The law that was considered in France would have made farmers and biotech firms liable for pollen drift of their modified crops -- a move that "could make any biotech planting impossible in practical terms," the Stapleton wrote.
Starred! Took the words out of my mouth. I wonder what Condi will have to say about this? Probably nothing... er... egg... face... Anyone? How about "BUSTED!"?
Originally posted by Billmeister
How totally and hypocritically ironic!
The government that claims the whole Wikileaks saga is dangerous to national security BECAUSE it may leak sensitive information that MAY insight violence... IS threatening to leak sensitive information TO DIRECTLY insight violence.
I think the definition of "national security" has long been altered to ignore the nation and focus and the corporate and private interests of political donors and lobbyists... so I guess this should come as no surprise.
the Billmeisteredit on 21-12-2010 by Billmeister because: grammer
Originally posted by justwokeup
Absolutely disgusting. Morally bankrupt. Basically the US government tries to blackmail the french on behalf of Monsanto. Their method of threat? A LEAKED list of GM sites to deliberately incite a backlash.
I'm sorry, my irony circuits have overloaded.