The Swiss, being sensible, have denied the US and France’s requests to shut down WikiLeaks.

“The site’s new Swiss registrar, Switch, today said there was “no reason” why it should be forced offline, despite demands from France and the US. Switch is a non-profit registrar set up by the Swiss government for all 1.5 million Swiss .ch domain names.”

Pretty embarrassing, but hardly surprising, when the “land of the free and home of the brave” do their utmost to destroy the very lifeblood democracies thrive on, namely information.  Hey of course, it is ‘sensitive state information’.   You can find it on google now, perhaps like other state apparatus google should be censored as well.  Back in the ‘home of the brave’ the censorship is not so obvious:

“The reassurances [from the Swiss] come just hours after eBay-owned PayPal, the primary donation channel to WikiLeaks, terminated its links with the site, citing “illegal activity”. France yesterday added to US calls for all companies and organisations to terminate their relationship with WikiLeaks following the release of 250,000 secret US diplomatic cables.”

Of course, you target the infrastructure that keeps WikiLeaks afloat.  The Americans, let their poor die in natural disasters (Katrina anyone?), but watch the organization and money being spent when an attack on the elite happens.  The response to Wikileaks is a case study in who has the power in the US and who is really driving that national agenda.

It makes one wonder, with all the furor, what is still classified and quietly festering in the background on a hard drive somewhere of actions that our governments take in our name.

The George Orwell quotations are being dusted off again and rightfully so – consider…

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.”

This quote prefaces the video, also released on WikiLeaks, of the American Army gunning down men and children while in Iraq.  Does anyone, anymore have the gall anymore to say “why do they hate us?”