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Too Close For Comfort?

Updated on July 4, 2011

Messing With The Wrong People

 Been an interesting week for the site WikiLeaks.  They released thousands of confidential diplomatic cables, the site has been under relentless cyberattacks and has been pulled from it's American Server.  It's leader is in hiding and being hunted by authorities for an alleged sexual crime.

I think that the promise from the site's founder to release more leaks from banks and other corporations may be what has actually led to a lot of the scrutiny.  Bank Of America, BP, and whoever else is on WikiLeaks 'hit list' may be doing whatever they can to try and silence the site or put it's founder at least under some sort of surveillance. 

At least for American companies, one thing that they might be afraid of is that thier influence over the political process may come to greater light.  What candidates they've donated to and especially what groups they've funded could easily be among whatever is in the leaks.  Should the details of the wheeling and dealing that the corps needed to pass friendly legslation passed become public, it has the potential to be embarrassing for the offending corporation.

What would really likely worry many corporations might be the revelation of the role that many of these corporations may play in the "Tea Party" movement.  I wonder what many of the people who have followed what has been made to sound like a populist movement would do if they found out that they've been following a corporate pied piper.

Of course; Beck, Limbaugh and the other mouthpieces of the corporations would figure out some way to keep their listeners from seeing this, or just discredit the facts as "liberal spin".

 

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      Old Empresario 7 years ago

      I agree. Everyone knows BofA is one of the largest campaign contributers in the country. I doubt if politicians really care if word gets out about who said what in diplomatic cables. But BofA will hold politicians accountable for what gets leaked about their bank. When Wikileaks mentioned releasing documents on the largest financial institutions in the nation, everyone in the media and politics started turning against Wikileaks. Prior to that it was just the DOD and DOS bureaucrats worried about PR. The money contributed to campaigns is already public knowledge. I think the leaks will reveal an even sadder state of affairs regarding our economy. So far every leak has done nothing more than confirm suspicions most of us already had. This will probably be no different.

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      Allen Werner 7 years ago from West Allis

      Isaiah 29:15 'Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from Yahweh, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? And who knoweth us?'

      The Lord knows and nothing is hid. All shall be revealed. Right now we are getting just a small taste of the deep and dark evils happening in high places of spiritual wickedness. One day ALL will be revealed. Peace.

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      bcatgray 7 years ago from United States of America

      Interesting. I've been seeing links to this site all over the place. Never got around to seeing what it actually was.

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      adagio4639 7 years ago from Brattleboro Vermont

      I wonder if the "Baggers" would even grasp any of this. You're right about the spin that would come from Beck and Limpballs. When the Fox people were on the hunt to "follow the money" to find out who was funding the "Ground Zero Mosque" and found that the guy they claimed was "MR. BIG" was a backer of terrorist groups, they left out the fact that he was part owner of Fox itself. They were on his payroll. Even that didn't register with these people.

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      fishskinfreak2008 7 years ago from Fremont CA

      Very interesting.

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