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  1. Hi Juan,

    The new site looks great …. except for the font…Times New Roman is the only font worth using.

    Given that some of us have to use a proxy to reach your site often the videos don’t work properly so if possible can you provide the link where the video can be downloaded? Thanks.

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Essentially McGovern is following my mother’s wisdom: Just because everybody says 2+2=5 doesn’t make it so.

  3. To understand an issue, you have to get the language right, to literally know what you’re talking about. Assange is no journalist, but he is a publisher who should have the same protections — no more and no less — that other publishers have. The Swedish charges are a separate issue entirely. Sex shouldn’t be a death-defying act. Forcing women to have unprotected sex or to continue sex without protection endangers their lives. What if Assange is HIV positive? I can see why two women, comparing notes on a guy they’ve just found out is promiscuous, would be pissed off if he’d forced both of them to have unprotected sex.

  4. No one can defeat the US militarily. However, the truth will bring this empire down. WIKILEAKS = TRUTH

    This is why the US is soooooooo scared.

  5. I am happy to see Ray taking this position… Ray has become a strong voice for broad spectrum accountability by government.

    It will be interesting to see how Dr. Cole approaches the Al Akbar cable release in Lebanon…

    They contain the communication of the defense minister Mir of Lebanon conspiring with Israel THROUGH THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR to invade Lebanon and ‘wipe out’ Hesbolah.

    If you have any doubts, check out what the perps have to say: They don’t even try to deny their conspiracy, but claim it is “only” a difference of opinion…. Get that!! and Now the defense chief Mir says, he won’t come to Parliament until those that accuse him of treason are arrested… Their hubris tell us what we need to know..!!!

    “Another series from Beirut in 2008 shows Lebanese Defense Minister Elias al-Murr telling U.S. diplomats, in a message he implied they should pass on to Israeli officials, that the Lebanese military would not resist an Israeli invasion so long as the Israeli forces abided by certain conditions. Murr, apparently hoping that an Israeli invasion would destroy much of the Hezbollah insurgency and the communities in Lebanon’s south that support it, promised an Israeli invasion would go unchallenged as long as it did not pass certain physical boundaries and did not bomb Christian communities. A U.S. embassy official wrote, “Murr is trying to ascertain how long an offensive would be required to clean out Hizballah in the Beka’a.” Murr added that he had discussed the plan with then-Military Commandant Michel Sleiman, who has since become the President of Lebanon.”

    See: link to theatlantic.com

    Thank you Dr. Cole for your beacon of reason…….

  6. What Julian Assange did in putting the information on Wikileaks is irrelevant. If the Pentagon wanted the information to be kept secret, then they should have secured it. They didn’t, so they only have themselves to blame for what has happened. If this is such a huge problem for our government, then Robert Gates should be fired. Obama’s first big mistake as President was retaining Gates as Secretary of Defense.

  7. McG seemed remarkably restrained with the Talking Head, who got a bit sanctimonious about his status as a journalist. Without becoming strident he could’ve been far more pointed and perhaps should have been. A fine balance to be found there: to engage critical thinkers who are otherwise too occupied to follow this stuff more closely and to still come off as informed, reasonable citizen. He did a job all things considered.

  8. Well said. One thing I would add is that if our corporate journalists had done their job then there would have been no need for WikiLeaks

    • @Citizen One of the first things I learned from my father who was a lifetime news photographer (Acme News Pictures & New York Daily News) has three parts: First to capture or create a factual event (re-staging if necessary); Second to give the public what it like to read to increase circulation; Three to keep the advertisers happy as they’re the ones who pay the rent. The pittance the public pays for the information is only a sop.

      Thus the corporate and main-stream journalists are doing their job quite well.

      • Our greatest tragedy is our low expectation. Reminds me of Bush the lesser” “Heckuva job”.

  9. My fifth grade teacher liked to quote:
    You can lead cattle to water, but you can’t make them drink.

    There’s a lot of water in the stream.

    Wait.

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