Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)

Book Authored (ISBN-10: 0824821599)
Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations: Irredentism and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands (ISBN-10: 0824824938)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

WikiLeaks-I/“Double Standard”-II/Test Obama-XXI

        After 9/11, the CIA came under heavy criticism because it failed to share information that could have prevented the attacks in 2001. As a result, officials across government agencies began to share information; this provided more analysts wider access to government secrets. As WikiLeaks began to post some documents from more than 250,000 cables on the webside (http://213.251.145.96/cablegate.html) in December, the US government, including Hillary Clinton, was furious. According to WikiLeaks the cables to be leaked include 133,887 unclassified, 101,748 confidential, and 15,652 secret documents potentially causing embarrassment to American diplomats, treating other countries’ diplomats disrespectfully.  The leaks are good for scholars who can analyze international politics and will likely result in a loss of trust of foreign diplomats with the United States in the future. Some Americans and media began to blame the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange.

        If the US government can spend billions dollars to collects its diplomatic “gasps” globally, why does Obama not invest inside the US to create job for its people? On December 6, Assange was arrested by the British authority. A few western media and western countries stand by Julian Assange. Where is the “transparency,” or “freedom of speech,” or “human rights?” The problem is not Assange, it is the US itself. If this case is occurred in China or any Islamic states, the West, in particular the US, will pressure these country by using “freedom of speech,” “transparency,” and “human rights.” One might take a look current political chaotic situation in the Middle East countries, Egypt, Libya, Bahrain, and Yemen. Once again, the West and the Western media should stop their “double standard,” “hypocrisy,” and “bias”?
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