There has been a much anticipated brouhaha over the latest set of releases from WikiLeaks, and it looks like someone got caught in an embarrassing round of trouser gallery. That would be none other than our own beloved Pampers.
In the run-up to this latest file fest Camp Pampers did what it seems to do best...apologize. There were apologies galore around the world, even for Israel, in anticipation of the serious embarrassment potential. But so far it seems that it is the ne'er-do-wells at Camp Pamp that have the most egg on the puss over revelations regarding the name calling by American diplomats, etc. Though I have to admit that I was a bit surprised to find that Nicolas Sarkozy is a boxers man. I would have taken him for an obscene bikini briefs guy.
All kidding aside, well...some of it anyway...so far it seems a bit anticlimactic. Still, there will likely be some feather ruffling which will probably make our diplomatic corps' job a trifle more tedious as no doubt there will be some question as to the veracity of their marketing in the truth and sincerity department (you and I call that spin and lying), which is a pity as being perceived as sincere is what diplomacy is all about. I guess we'll just have to see how things go after the smoke clears. If our ambassadors stop receiving cultural antiques, and start getting sacks of dung from their host countries, then I'd think it's safe to say that things are not at all well.
So, what are some of the juicy tidbits in this round of pass the jelly pants? Well, it seems that Israel, which had been warned about some potential embarrassment, is so far earning a richly deserved credibility prize on a couple of key issues. First, Iran.
Documents confirm that not only were Israel's warnings about Iran's nuclear program correct but, as reported on this blog since Diaperman took office, the Sunnis are far more worried about Iran getting the bomb than they are about the need for creating a state for a sham people whose national inspiration is killing Jews...I know that may come as a shock, but apparently the Arabs are just like anyone else..wanting to save their own ass first. And, despite Pampers' attempts to try and link halting Iran's nuclear program with creating "Palestine," clearly the Sunnis see these issues mutually exclusive. So, if we had to rank Sunni priorities, halting Iraninan hegemony would be at the top of the list, while Falacstinian statehood would be somewhere far below importing more comfortable toilet paper, which jives with reports that Saudi Arabia has made deep cuts in financial aid to Mahmoud Abbas and company.
On top of all this, Saudi Arabia is not too happy about Pampers' foot dragging on the whole nukes issue...and he bowed down to the king and everything.
Also brought to light is Syria and Iran lying to the IAEA about their nuclear programs (Syria's is of course a smoldering hole in the ground at the moment).
High priest of baal, Ehud Barak, plays a starring role in the new leaks with his warning the US that Iran's nuke program would reach the point of no return by the end of this year. If no action were taken by then any collateral damage from a military strike would be insufficient to shut it down. So I guess it's safe to say that we can hold Slick Willy, Shrub, and the Barry responsible for the current reality of a nuclear Iran. If it weren't for Stuxnet, they'd have a functioning nuclear reactor by now. Instead, it's starting to look like they have a very large, and very expensive bread machine.
Speaking of nukes, I find it pretty unreassuring that the US has been wholly and totally unsuccessful in its attempts to remove enriched nuclear material from Pakistan, which makes me think that maybe we, and our allies, should get on the stick with kicking the Taliban's ass and bringing something resembling stability to that country before we end up with youtube video of Mullah Omar laughing diabolically and glowing like a nightlight from sitting on enough plutonium to send a DeLorean back to the future about a hundred times.
But back to Israel and the issue of credibility. Guess who has even less than before?...it hardly seems possible, but it's...Mahmoud Abu-in-a-Suit Abbas. Seems our favorite Holocaust denying cockroach and the rest of the PA goon squad had prior information about Operation Cast Lead, Israel's military response to Hamas' years of unremitting rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. And just who was it that provided this advanced warning? That would be...Israel. Whoops.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it Abbas who was leading the cheerleading for Hamas resistance, and investigating Israel's so-called "war crimes?" Undoubtedly he was hiding under his desk praying that Israel would finally do Hamas in so he could be the sole thug on the block. Oh, and it looks like Egypt was in on the OCL skinny as well, which comes as no surprise considering Egypt would like to see Hamas gone as well...along with their Muslim Brotherhood benefactors. I guess we can forget about the Hamas/Fatah duets album that Pampers and Hillary thought was such a good idea back in 2009.
Oh, and Ayatollah Khameini may have terminal cancer, or he has been replaced with an android copy that lives on guavas and wombat feces.
Wombats poop in cubes. If anyone sees Ayatollah Khameini eating this he's an android...or a disgusting little bugger.
So, there's a little taste of the latest WikiLeaks. There's so much information coming out that there is no real possibility of doing a complete analysis here at this point so I'll just slather highlights from time to time. But for now I'd like to leave you with this encouraging thought. Considering the potential damage these leaks could cause, Pampers was still unable to prevent this from happening. This means that one of two things is true:
- He wanted this stuff leaked.
- His arm is not as long as he would like to think.
And now, for those who may be feeling the painful sting of embarrassment from these new leaks, here's a lesson from Dr. Karl Gruber from the University of Going a Bit Red in Helsinki.