Let’s face it, the world is not and probably never will be the tightly knit love nest that people want it to be.
Hate to break it to you, but the likelihood of that happening in this mortal life is worse than the statistical probability of President Obama becoming a Reaganite.
If anything else, the latest round of leaked, sensitive U.S. data demonstrates exactly how little nations around the globe actually like each other.
There’s a literal ton of data out there on just about every news source in existence, each of which highlight their particular favorite snippets of the thousands of illegally released information. Below, you’ll find what I consider to be some of the key issues revealed…
Iran, Iran, Iran
The Washington Times highlights how even Arab leaders are concerned about Iran, as revealed in various leaked memos.
They’re quoted labeling Iranian leaders as “liars” and openly worrying about the country’s nuclear intentions. Qatar’s prime minister allegedly put it this way: “They lie to us and we lie to them.” And Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak apparently “has a visceral hated for the Islamic Republic” and thinks chit-chatting with the Iranians is a great idea just as long as “you don’t believe a word they say.”
That’s actually quite comforting news considering Iran’s chronic delusions and creative reinterpretations concerning foreign relations, history, religion and just about every other important topic. The fewer countries like Iran, the better.
What’s not so comforting is what the AFP notes from the Wikileaks mess… how Iran smuggled weapons and personell into Lebanon by way of ambulances in 2006. And much more recently, according to the New York Times, Iran also got cozy with North Korea by paying them for 19 advances missles capable of hitting various European cities.
So apprently world peace is possible… if it’s on Iran and North Korea’s terms, anyway.
The U.S. Doesn’t Trust Anybody
The U.S., it would seem, has spies everywhere.
That includes at the U.N. last year, where Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton instructed U.S. diplomats to get dirt on the other countries present.
And the U.S. Embassy in Berlin had – and probably still has – a network of informants inside the German government that provided details on Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a government, Der Spiegel reports.
Now, let’s face it. Every country spies on every other country. But that doesn’t mean they ever want to admit to it. It’s more than a little bit humiliating and serves to undermine our perceived authority even more.
Of course, China doesn’t like or respect us to begin with. Hence part of the reason why it’s been attacking the U.S. of A electronically, stealing and tampering with our data whenever it can. The general public can once again thank Wikileaks… and the UK Telegraph… for that information.
Similarly, we can thank Foreign Policy for focusing on an apparent disagreement with France and a simultaneous assessment of Russia. Although, anybody who’s been paying attention to Russia in the last several years should know that Russian democracy no longer exists. It shouldn’t take advanced experience in international dealings like Defense Secretary Robert Gates has to come to that conclusion.
During his February 8 meeting with French Minister of Defense Herve Morin, Gates unscuccessfully tried to convince France not to sell an amphibious assault ship to Russia. France apparently trusts Russia more than it should, but perhaps worse off is the fact that while the U.S. wasn’t the only country who thought the move was a foolish one, it did absolutely nothing official about it.
Typical of the Obama administration, right? My guess is that, now that everybody knows everybody else’s dirty little secrets, Obama will do absolutely nothing useful about this mess as well.