The American Conservative's Daniel McCarthy, wisely "keep[ing] a half-closed mind," examines "speculation that the latest WikiLeaks dump might have been selected to further a foreign agenda" — If WikiLeaks Is a PsyOp, Whose PsyOp Is It?
"Getting American threats on record, while pretending to deplore the loss of secrecy, could be a potent weapon," suggests The National Interest's Jacob Heilbrunn — Are the WikiLeaks Actually An American Plot?
The Telegraph's Richard Spencer's notes that "the leaks reflect far worse on Middle Eastern regimes, including but not only Iran, than on the United States," and "set out extremely clearly the thinking underlying US government policy – including rationales that cannot usually be given publicly for fear of offending allies or revealing secrets" — Is Wikileaks a front for the CIA or Mossad?
Finally, questioning of the questioning — Wayne Madsen claims Wikileaks is part of U.S. cyber-warfare operations. But is this misinformation?
Labels: America the Beautiful, Conspiracy Analysis, Foreign Policy, Persia, The Middle East, War and Rumors of War