WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles


10:00 am - December 4th 2010

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Here’s an extract from the BBC article on the latest wikileaks revelations:

In 2004, a German citizen was snatched in Macedonia and allegedly taken to a secret prison by the CIA. Agents had apparently mistaken him for an al-Qaeda suspect. A 2007 cable from the US embassy in Berlin details the efforts the US made to persuade Germany not to issue international arrest warrants for the CIA agents accused of involvement.

In an account of a high-level meeting between US and German officials, the cables states that US diplomats “pointed out that our intention was not to threaten Germany, but rather to urge that the German government weigh carefully at every step of the way the implications for relations with the US”.

This is the kind of thing that makes me very angry.

The German man in question, Khaled El-Masri, was an innocent who had a misfortune to have the same name as a terrorist suspect. He was illegally kidnapped, imprisoned in Afghanistan, interrogated and tortured.

For over a year. His family had no idea what had happened to him. He had no chance to defend himself, to seek legal representation, every human right he had was taken from him. He had to go on a hunger strike for 27 days before he was able to force a meeting with a prison official and a CIA official. And this was taking place after they’d already found out that his passport was genuine and that he was innocent.

Eventually, after the news finally worked it’s way up to Condoleeza Rice and she ordered his release, they flew him out of Afghanistan and dumped him out of a van on a back road in Albania with no apology and no funds to get home.

That’s the equivalent of a Brit being abducted while on holiday in Ireland and being dumped in Iceland. Imagine that was you, or that he was your family member. Imagine the ordeal he and his family have gone through.

The US government and judiciary have blocked any attempts at proper recompense, or to bring those responsible for this appalling act to justice. And now finally it is revealed that they tried to prevent Germany from issuing arrest warrants for the agents responsible.

This just takes the biscuit. There are not the words strong enough to describe this outrage. This was a crime, a crime against the most basic of human rights and against the whole concept of liberty, democracy and civilisation. The fact that the US and German governments ultimately protected those responsible from any punishment or justice reveals just how wrong things have gotten.

I accept that there are terrorists, I accept that we need to defend ourselves and I accept that the nature of what security services do is not always pleasant. But there is not, and never can be an excuse for this kind of injustice. We are meant to be better than Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, we certainly claim to be. But thins happen in our name which are just as abhorrent and the failure of our governments to put a stop to it is disgusting.

Don’t kid yourself that the UK isn’t complicit in this kind of thing. Maybe not in this incident but there have been others. And just think of how many more like Khaled there could be or will be in the future. What happened to Khaled and which continues to happen is utterly vile.

I am outraged by this and ashamed to know that we have been complicit in exactly this kind of crime and are allies with people who commit these crimes.

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A whole series of these atrocities are emerging. What makes me very angry is that the political establishment, politicians, advisers, commentators and journalists alike, are all pretending that the wikileaks documents are (a) nothing new; (b) oh so boring. Look they can’t stop yawning. I understand the papers in the imperial homeland are virtually ignoring the shameful revelations and instead concentrating on whipping up assassination attempts on Assange. Meanwhile, the revelations are apparently so boring they must be stop by any means necessary, presumably to save us for death by boredom. Hence the character assassination of Assange and the rolling campaign to deny wikileaks access to the web.

The truth is out there. But it’s too boring to do anything about it.

That’s save us fro*m* death by boredom. Typoes are definitely me.

3. the a&e charge nurse

Fallen principles, eh – is there any evidence to suggest that this sort of American abuse is NEW?
I mean was the likes of the cold war conducted like a gentleman’s club?

@3

Actually the headline isn’t mine but there’s certainly a large gap between the professed principles of the US and what they actually practice.

As someone who is an admirer of the best of the US, I find it tragic that the Bush administration dragged them so low. Moreover, once a new low has been reached reprehensible behaviour becomes the new normal for the permanent state and even a new administration will struggle to root out the evil. The WikiLeaks are shining light on just how low that administration was willing to go. The mainstream media are outraged because with the primary sources in the public domain there is no need for them to filter and spin their own personal prejudice on any particular story.

But…but according to David Aaronovitch they showed that “the world’s most powerful democracy is on our side, the side of liberty“. Wouldn’t kidnapping and torturing a man on the thinnest of pretexts rather contradict that?

Oh, hang on. Yes. Yes, it would.

By the way, from the leaked cable…

From a judicial standpoint, the facts are clear, and the Munich prosecutor has acted correctly. Politically speaking, said Nikel, Germany would have to examine the implications for relations with the U.S.

I fucking hate politics.

7. the a&e charge nurse

Apart from compromising our aspirations of a fair and just society the kidnapping of somebody (then subjecting them to a year’s worth of intimidation and abuse) because of a mix up of names suggests a level of incompetence that would be almost laughable if it wasn’t so outrageous.

Do the public feel any safer knowing that highly trained secret service personnel are capable of such school boy howlers?

Good post.

It’s extraordinary that some people think it right for agents of the state to do such things with impunity. They not only stole a year of his life but it appears they also ruined his mind. And Germany must “weigh carefully at every step of the way the implications for relations with the US” because US government employees apparently don’t want to be held accountable for wrongdoing.

It’s an understatement to say this is a disgrace.

Khaled El-Masri did an arson in 2007. probably because he got mentally ill while being tortured.

You should be thankful that such men exist. You sleep soundly at night, because there are men out there who make violence upon the men who would do the same to you. yes, they made a mistake. No one is perfect, and they did not KNOW he was innocent the whole time. Ever try and get someone to confess to being an international terrorist? It ain’t easy.

america hasn’t fallen in its standards,it and indeed all countries are hypocritical. wikileaks is showing us all explicitly what has usually been covered up but its always been this way.

JL – You sleep sounder ‘cos you know there are people who are willing to kidnap and torture people that have the same name as a man who’s merely suspected of being a terrorist? Are you sure it isn’t the Nightol?

13. the a&e charge nurse

[10] ahh, the Colonel Jessup defense?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5j2F4VcBmeo&feature=related

JL,

You should be thankful that such men exist. You sleep soundly at night, because there are men out there who make violence upon the men who would do the same to you. yes, they made a mistake. No one is perfect, and they did not KNOW he was innocent the whole time.

Not the whole time, no.

Ever try and get someone to confess to being an international terrorist? It ain’t easy.

Especially when they’re not, I imagine.

Quite why a suspected terrorist should be snatched from Macedonia in the first place, I don’t know. Were the Macedonian authorities deemed incompetent to handle a proper arrest and detention for questioning?

How can the US fall from its principles if it never had them in the first place? The US has always been all talk and no trousers, believing themselves to be right, due to their might.

@10 I imagine if you inflict enough pain on anyone they will finally admit to being a terrorist if that would make the hurting stop. You see torture is very very good at getting information, accurate information – not so much.

A&E,

[10] ahh, the Colonel Jessup defense?

Good one!

But I think JL is channelling Churchill: “Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night
because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”

(Or was that Orwell?)

I do sleep soundly at night but that might be because I don’t have a ‘funny’ name.

JL, here is the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

No person shall be held to answer for any capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

How far we’ve come.

@JL

Okay, let’s imagine that kidnapping someone with no notification to his family or his government purely on the basis of him having the same name as someone you suspect of terrorism and then torturing him is justified. Let’s pretend that we can do all that and still claim ourselves superior to people like the Taliban.

In that case, how can you justify continuing holding and torturing him after you’ve found out that he’s innocent? How can you justify just dumping him out the back of a van in a foreign country with no way of getting home? How can you justify not making one word of apology or attempt to recompense him for what he has suffered? This man’s family left Germany and moved to Syria because they thought he’d abandoned them. His life was destroyed because of the inability of some agents to admit they’d made a mistake or to show any human decency whatsoever.

How do you justify then trying to cover all that up as well? I’d dearly love to know your answer because if that’s justified then I could kidnap you because I think you’re a nasty piece of work who might be a danger to our civil liberties and then torture you before throwing you down a mineshaft to prevent anyone finding out. Go on, you try to justify the unjustifiable.

People like you make me sick.

This is disgusting, and must not be permitted to continue. That the governments of this world claim to speak for us, and for justice, while perpetrating such atrocities chills me to the bone.

Only the America people change this type of injustice. I am beginning to think its to late though. The U.S. have, and continue to do harm to many people, and this shall bring consequences on all Americans. Its not that the world hate the American people in general, the world hates the corrupted U.S Government and its policies. Get rid of the corruption America, and people will see America for what it once was. This is not a isolated incident, The U.S.Government dose this type of injustice everyday. Just look how Tim Mcveigh, The Un-bomber and David Cresh ended up. They tried to uncover the corruption, and people did not believe them, so they took it upon themselves to get a point across. America is now in trouble with the Mexican People. Its just one hate group after another.

The disgusting abuse of Khaled El-Masri has been known (and well reported) for several years. The only new information from Wikileaks is that US agencies pressurised German authorities to allow his kidnappers avoid prosecution. And I didn’t need the Wikileaks revelations to work that one out.

Let’s apply some perspective to the Wikileaks diplomatic cables. They were available to at least 2.5 million US government employees, so they weren’t considered secret. The tittle tattle contained within them would have been available to journalists via other sources previously. There may be an occasional gem in the leaks (something that a government might have wished to keep secret) but nothing that I have read surprises me.

So far, the revelations are like a UK parliamentary reporter breaching convention by naming the source of a story. The exposure does not necessarily add to the value of the story but potentially closes off the source for future information.

All of the weighty stories about US/UK/other nation misconduct in Iraq and Afghanistan have come from reporters using traditional sources. A possible exception is the video (“Collateral Murder”) that started off the Wikileaks revelations, but even that was not new information. It is just confirmation of previous verbal reports from citizens that asymmetric warfare means that non-combatants are dispensable.

I can thus understand why many journalists do not rate the Wikileaks revelations highly. Reporters and aid workers have put their lives at risk to enter war zones and talk to civilians. They have already told us what happens in war and about how governments try to cover up genuine mistakes and deliberate atrocities. The Wikileaks revelations only provide news if you have not read a newspaper during the last eight years.

@21 Charlieman

I think you belittle the importance of Wikileaks. The documents it has provided act as confirmation for the material you describe, making it hard for governments to dismiss it as tittle-tattle.

“Don’t kid yourself that the UK isn’t complicit in this kind of thing”

I’m not kidding myself – the UK probably pioneered this kind of secretly approved skulduggery back in our glorious days of Empire – and no doubt before that. A shameful past in Africa and India – for example – Who invented concentration camps do you suppose? Who committed the massacre at the Golden Temple of Amritsar? What is the whole truth behind the excesses in the Northern Ireland Troubles – Was Bloody Sunday the only cover up finally revealed for what everyone knew all along it actually was? Who wrote the Zinoviev letter? – who was responsible for the disappearance of Victor Grayson? Who and what was Maundy Gregory? Who paid his pension? Someone knows and the answers do not ( and probably never will) shower us in the historical glory that we kid ourselves we should be proud of. ‘Let him who is without sin cast the first stone’ – it won’t be a British stone.

@22 Cherub: “The documents it has provided act as confirmation for the material you describe, making it hard for governments to dismiss it as tittle-tattle.”

In the short term, this is true.

In the long term, it makes reporting more difficult. A future journalist in a war zone may observe an atrocity and interview survivors. In the past, that was a story. In your future, it will only be a story if it is substantiated by a Wikileak.

Or rather, it is about the comprehension of reporting. Formerly, readers of a news report looked at the story, the reporter, the sources, the provider to determine its validity. Post Wikileaks, we have a new attribute to judge.

Does a Wikileak add credibility to a story? By definition, a Wikileak is provided anonymously and is filtered by Wikileakers (human beings) before it is added to the public database of documents.

A journalist using an anonymous source operates by different rules. S/he does not trust the source immediately and tests the information that is provided. S/he has background knowledge and the leak may not be a complete surprise to the reporter.

So should I believe a report on Wikileaks? The latest mega batch of diplomatic cables repeat information that has been previously reported so I’ll assume that the data is valid. But I treat Wikileaks with the same delicacy as FoxNews.

The US is a right wing , fascist, banana republic with the most powerful military in the world.

The sooner people understand that and ignore all their cobblers about freedom and democracy the better. That is not to say that all Americans agree with the way their country operates, but the reality is that America is a corporate state, run by the corporations for the corporations.

We see brutal dictatorships like Saudi , which is nothing more than a client US state urging the US to bomb Iran just shows how farcical their claim to be for freedom.. The US props up non democracies for it’s own good, and pulls down democracies like Iran in the 1950’s.

They have no principles.

26. Chiase Guevara

“You should be thankful that such men exist. You sleep soundly at night, because there are men out there who make violence upon the men who would do the same to you. yes, they made a mistake. No one is perfect, and they did not KNOW he was innocent the whole time. Ever try and get someone to confess to being an international terrorist? It ain’t easy.”

It’s fine as long as it’s happening to someone else, right?

You remind me of those people who favour indefinite detention for suspected terrorists because they know that they don’t fit the profile. Actually, you probably are one of those people. Try to grow an empathy gland, please.

“But I treat Wikileaks with the same delicacy as FoxNews.”

Then you are an idiot who does not deserve to live in a free society.

Fox news is what the news would have looked like if Hitler had won the war. Wikileaks is reporting govt information facts, Fox just lies and lies and lies.

@27 sally: “Then you are an idiot who does not deserve to live in a free society.”

I have read LibCon as long as it has existed and that is the dumbest, illiberal statement that I have read here.

The latest American reaction to the leaks is to warn students that if they read wikileaks they will not get a job with the govt.

“Students Warned Not To Link To Or Even Read WikiLeaks If They Want A Federal Job. Is Sure looks like a large and concerted intimidation campaign against WikiLeaks supporters. In addition to this, law students at Boston University were warned not to link to WikiLeaks, or even read it online, because it might keep them from getting a security clearance for a federal job.
Oh, and soldiers trying to read from Iraq get a popup warning them they’re about to break the law.”

Hows that freedom thing going America? Nice knowing Ya

He wasn’t beheaded though

The poor slobs who are trying to defend what is so damn obviously a perversion of the Bill of Rights are pathetic and frustrating at the same time. Circle logic without any openings for actual evidence…Here’s the thing: our Constitution, which defines our nation for the rest of the world and the People, specifically prohibits any modification to the right of habeas corpus. It specifically prohibits truncating in any way, shape or form the right of an individual to face their accusers and demand to see the evidence against them. This is a human right in civilized countries. First Bush, then President Cheney, now Barack “Stepin-fetchit” Obama continues the violations of Constitutional rights. So we suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights and go on winging it on verbal pronouncements by the POTUS. This differs from a dictatorship in which way? Ah, yes! The phony, fixed and rigged Federal “elections” which give us a choice of which millionaire we want to take away our rights this time.
As the proud new member of the New American Peasantry I would like to request a bowl of slop, please, and easy on the DDT.
Let’s do the numbers: when will the rest of the world build up it’s middle class (consumer class) to such an extent that the removal of the American people from the world marketplace would not have a serious impact on that marketplace? So when the Chinese/Japanese/Indians determine that our bellicose attitude, our inability to obey laws or to follow the terms of our international treaties, is our primary contribution to society and they decide to cash their bonds in, our government defaults and the world stops buying dollars…we go into bankruptcy. Almost no international trade follows for the US. and we have destroyed much of our ability to grow our own food, so we will face monstrous shortages. Riots break out and the police state is imposed to protect the innocent millionaires.
“Oh that can never happen, the world needs us!” unless they find a way to sell goods to other growing middle classes in more stable countries. Then we are secondary on everybody’s list. as in second class world citizens, like Mexico and Sudan.

It is sometimes said of the USA that it is the leader of the free world. Unfortunately these days it often doesn’t seem to be a member of the free world.


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    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year and then covered it up http://bit.ly/eo673R

  69. Andy Mabbett

    I read: "WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles" http://icio.us/hAe7wt

  70. actuary21c

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year and then covered it up http://bit.ly/eo673R

  71. Graham Linehan

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  72. Steve Woodward

    Horrific tale of Khaled El-Masri, an innocent man abducted by the CIA in Germany: http://is.gd/ibXUF (via @pigsonthewing)

  73. Bill Stiteler

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  74. Crackerwax

    Students, why not act over this, rather than your parochial little concerns over funding of tertiary education. http://tinyurl.com/3xbasn8

  75. Sean O'Grady

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://mrlz.biz/6v

  76. Geoff White

    Read this piece by @sunny_hundal NOW. Beyond shocking, far more than appalling: http://bit.ly/dVObps

  77. Adam Burt

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  78. Lee Griffin

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  79. windyarbour

    RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  80. Daragh Lally

    RT @miralize: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://mrlz.biz/6v

  81. wane kerr

    WikiLeaks US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy: http://bit.ly/fTvazh Not that surprising crime breeds crime

  82. Jon Harrington

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  83. Tim Dedopulos

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  84. Lukas Friel

    RT @miralize: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://mrlz.biz/6v

  85. Leigh Barlow

    Stuff spawned by #wikileaks cables from Reporters Without Borders (@RSF_RWB) and LibCon (@libcon): http://is.gd/ibR8e http://bit.ly/eo673R

  86. Christopher Roussel

    Funny that the US is criticising @wikileaks because of 'principles' even though the US has shown how little it cares: http://goo.gl/i4GPk

  87. Panagiotis Atmatzidi

    RT @miralize: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://mrlz.biz/6v

  88. Dimitris Leonidas Sk

    RT @miralize: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://mrlz.biz/6v

  89. Matthew Hill

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  90. garry

    RT @Glinner: RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered… http://bit.ly/eo673R

  91. Jan Lindgren

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  92. Dimitris Leonidas Sk

    RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  93. JM

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year and then covered it up http://bit.ly/eo673R

  94. Martin Bryant

    This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  95. Josh R

    RT @MartinSFP: This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  96. Tristan Henderson

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year and then covered it up http://bit.ly/eo673R

  97. Ari Tenhunen

    RT @MartinSFP: This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  98. Mr Moz

    RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  99. Adam Banks

    This. This is why the culture of diplomatic secrecy must be broken http://j.mp/e4LbGb #wikileaks

  100. Chris Williams

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen – kidnapping and torture of an innocent German citizen http://t.co/NohBtxr via @libcon

  101. Anne McCrossan

    RT @adambanksdotcom: This. This is why the culture of diplomatic secrecy must be broken http://j.mp/e4LbGb #wikileaks

  102. Chris T-T

    RT @MartinSFP: This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  103. Jim Smith

    RT @adambanksdotcom: This. This is why the culture of diplomatic secrecy must be broken http://j.mp/e4LbGb #wikileaks

  104. Lori Leidig

    RT @adambanksdotcom: This. This is why the culture of diplomatic secrecy must be broken http://j.mp/e4LbGb #wikileaks

  105. Orcaspapa

    RT @adambanksdotcom: This. This is why the culture of diplomatic secrecy must be broken http://j.mp/e4LbGb #wikileaks

  106. Jacob C Wilson

    RT @MartinSFP: This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  107. mrben_

    RT @MartinSFP: This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  108. Martin

    RT @MartinSFP: This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  109. Top Politics Tweets

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year and then covered it up http://bit.ly/eo673R

  110. Raphael Wegmann

    RT @adambanksdotcom: This. This is why the culture of diplomatic secrecy must be broken http://j.mp/e4LbGb #wikileaks

  111. Ryan Lewis Davies

    RT @adambanksdotcom: This. This is why the culture of diplomatic secrecy must be broken http://j.mp/e4LbGb #wikileaks

  112. Thank Heavens I’ve Got No Standards To Lower… « Back Towards The Locus

    […] U.S. bypasses conventions on armaments; pressure countries into dropping their investigations and kidnaps and tortures innocent men before try to cover their ass is, er, proof of their munifence. If George Bush had avoided showering for a solid month, then […]

  113. Richard Hull

    RT "@sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R”

  114. Liz K

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year and then covered it up http://bit.ly/eo673R

  115. Freda

    RT @MartinSFP: This story on Liberal Conspiracy is shocking – Awful treatment of a German citizen by the US: http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  116. Robert Weeks

    So if you abducted by another country and falsely imprisoned for a year, your government would have your back, right? http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  117. Hannah H

    RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  118. Martin Day

    the good ol US of A at it's best http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  119. Alice Sheppard

    RT @Stellar190: RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  120. alex burton

    http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/12/04/wikileaks-reveals-how-far-the-us-has-fallen-in-its-principles/

  121. earwicga

    RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  122. Liz K

    RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  123. Natassia

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  124. Dr Aust

    Yes. Though we are not spotless example either. RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far US has compromised its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  125. cocklewoman

    RT @sunny_hundal: This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks http://bit.ly/eo673R

  126. nobby-Lobby

    http://bit.ly/eo673R This is astonishing. #US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wikileaks #cablegate

  127. Kuri

    RT @veniviedivici: http://bit.ly/eo673R This is astonishing. #US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wik …

  128. bpub

    RT @veniviedivici: http://bit.ly/eo673R This is astonishing. #US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wik …

  129. nobby-Lobby

    http://bit.ly/eo673R #Condoleeza Rice #CIA #dumbthingspeoplesay

  130. santi_girl

    RT @veniviedivici: http://bit.ly/eo673R This is astonishing. #US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up #wik …

  131. Tim Martin

    Pretty shocking stuff: RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R

  132. santi_girl

    RT @veniviedivici: http://bit.ly/eo673R #Condoleeza Rice #CIA #dumbthingspeoplesay

  133. Jo

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/GU18EVg via @libcon USA is out of control !

  134. michael freeman

    HOLY FUCK! RT @sunny_hundal This is astonishing. US jailed a guy they knew as innocent for a year & then covered it up http://bit.ly/eo673R

  135. Political Scrapbook

    Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @libcon)

  136. Asa Bennett

    RT @psbook: Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @li …

  137. John Greville

    RT @psbook: Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @li …

  138. Jon Sharman

    RT @psbook: Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @li …

  139. Jon Sharman

    RT .@psbook .@libcon WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C < great piece, terrible headline

  140. Stuart Wood

    RT @Jon_S: RT .@psbook .@libcon WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C < great piece, ter …

  141. Gary McLachlan

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/0MatQb9 via @libcon

  142. Dick Mandrake

    US Gov. kidnapped, imprisoned, interrogated, tortured and then abandoned a German man for having a funny name http://is.gd/idkW9 #wikileaks

  143. Dandelion

    RT @psbook: Hottest on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C @USEmbassyLondon

  144. Dick Mandrake

    Oh yeah, and then told Germany not to issue international arrest warrants for the CIA agents involved http://is.gd/idkW9 #wikileaks

  145. Lucia

    RT @psbook: Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @li …

  146. Dandelion

    @JanisSharp Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  147. Dandelion

    @codepinkalert Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  148. Dandelion

    @suzannemoore197 #WikiLeaks is boring? http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  149. Freegary TweetStorm

    Think she means her Articles ? / RT @dandelion101: @suzannemoore197 #WikiLeaks is boring? http://bit.ly/gRNd9C

  150. Aurora

    RT @Jon_S: RT .@psbook .@libcon WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C < great piece, ter …

  151. Joel Jessup

    RT @psbook: Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @li …

  152. Dennis Spence

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/K3eKkrz via @libcon

  153. Samuel Tarry

    RT @psbook: Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeak reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @libcon)

  154. jody boehnert

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/90YADkm via @libcon

  155. Eifion Paul

    RT @EcoLabs: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/90YADkm via @libcon

  156. nicoj

    RT @psbook Hottest story on Twitter in UK: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/gRNd9C (from @libcon)

  157. Amisha

    US government captures and tortures an innocent man, and then tries to cover it up http://bit.ly/dVObps

  158. Amisha

    @Glinner http://bit.ly/dVObps This is awful.

  159. Plymouth City UNISON

    Hottest story on UK Twitter: WikiLeak reveals how far US 'principles' have fallen http://bit.ly/gRNd9C #solidarityus

  160. Luke Slater

    RT @bruce89 An utterly appaling act of governement-sanctioned kidnap – http://ur1.ca/2i9n5

  161. Sophie Lavan

    RT @pineappleshaker: US government captures and tortures an innocent man, and then tries to cover it up http://bit.ly/dVObps

  162. Brad Carps

    WikiLeaked cable shows the US and Germany knowingly kept prisoner an innocent man in Afghan prison: http://bit.ly/eo673R #itishappeninghere

  163. Jeffrey Paul

    RT @200found: WikiLeaked cable shows the US and Germany knowingly kept prisoner an innocent man in Afghan prison: http://bit.ly/eo673R # …

  164. Nicholas Stewart

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://j.mp/e6YwhM

  165. Scott Rhodie

    RT @citizensmitt: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://j.mp/e6YwhM

  166. Anna Fruen

    @Phil73805 http://liberalconspiracy.org/2010/12/04/wikileaks-reveals-how-far-the-us-has-fallen-in-its-principles/

  167. Tom Kerin

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/JW2eS0v via @libcon

  168. Bradley Colmans

    @HappyJoLucky 1 thing we didnt know and surprisingly ignored by most press http://tinyurl.com/24rft2s disgusting this happened and cover up

  169. pblakez

    WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles | Liberal Conspiracy http://t.co/EoSZJml via @libcon

  170. Kash Farooq

    Shocking. US arrest the wrong man and keep him imprisoned, interrogated and tortured for over a year http://bit.ly/fzPFGQ #WikiLeaks

  171. Stephen Braund

    RT @libcon: WikiLeaks reveals how far the US has fallen in its principles http://bit.ly/eo673R





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