Highly questionable WikiLeaks employees

What kind of people are involved with WikiLeaks?  Noble truth seekers?  Courageous individuals standing up to evil governments for "the people"?  Bigots?  Michael Moynihan, senior editor of Reason, asks about one of them
 
Why is WikiLeaks employing a well-known Holocaust denier and his disgraced son?
 
Discovering the background of the individual claiming the CIA was the force behind the Swedish women accusing Assange of rape was really a Russian racist using many aliases, including bizarrely, a Jewish one namely Israel Shamir, Moynihan further reveals
 
Shamir serves as the group’s content aggregator in Russia, the man who “selects and distributes” the cables to Russian news organizations, according to an investigation by Swedish public radio.
 
In addition, Shamir
 
has called the Auschwitz concentration camp “an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross (as opposed to the US internment centre in Guantanamo),” not a place of extermination. He told a Swedish journalist (and fellow Holocaust denier) that “it’s every Muslim and Christian’s duty to deny the Holocaust.” The Jews, he says, are a “virus in human form” and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is real.
But wait, there’s more!

The Swedish media has identified Shamir’s son, a disgraced journalist named Johannes Wahlström, himself accused of anti-Semitism and falsifying quotes, as a WikiLeaks spokesman in Sweden. Indeed, Wahlström has authored stories based on the WikiLeaks material for the newspaper Aftonbladet and is credited as a producer on a recent Swedish public television documentary about the group.

But while being the son of a famous Holocaust denier is perhaps only suggestive—Wahlström is surely not responsible for his father’s many sins—his celebrations of his father’s work in print and his contributions to Shamir’s website suggest ideological affinity.* Indeed, in 2005 Wahlström wrote a story for the leftist magazine Ordfront arguing that Swedish media, not known for being friendly to the Jewish state, was in fact being manipulated by Jewish interests on behalf of the Israeli government.

Superficialities aside, it is becoming more and more apparent that WikiLeaks is not the work of some brave, noble individuals interested in freedom and transparency but rather a twisted, mysterious operation financed by unknown(s)  for rather dangerous purposes.  The few innocents involved for what they think are pure motives are reminiscent of those simpletons caught up in other seemingly noble causes, like Communism, that ended in horror.

hat tip: Steven Plaut, www.zioncon.blogspot.com

 

What kind of people are involved with WikiLeaks?  Noble truth seekers?  Courageous individuals standing up to evil governments for "the people"?  Bigots?  Michael Moynihan, senior editor of Reason, asks about one of them
 
Why is WikiLeaks employing a well-known Holocaust denier and his disgraced son?
 
Discovering the background of the individual claiming the CIA was the force behind the Swedish women accusing Assange of rape was really a Russian racist using many aliases, including bizarrely, a Jewish one namely Israel Shamir, Moynihan further reveals
 
Shamir serves as the group’s content aggregator in Russia, the man who “selects and distributes” the cables to Russian news organizations, according to an investigation by Swedish public radio.
 
In addition, Shamir
 
has called the Auschwitz concentration camp “an internment facility, attended by the Red Cross (as opposed to the US internment centre in Guantanamo),” not a place of extermination. He told a Swedish journalist (and fellow Holocaust denier) that “it’s every Muslim and Christian’s duty to deny the Holocaust.” The Jews, he says, are a “virus in human form” and the Protocols of the Elders of Zion is real.

But wait, there’s more!

The Swedish media has identified Shamir’s son, a disgraced journalist named Johannes Wahlström, himself accused of anti-Semitism and falsifying quotes, as a WikiLeaks spokesman in Sweden. Indeed, Wahlström has authored stories based on the WikiLeaks material for the newspaper Aftonbladet and is credited as a producer on a recent Swedish public television documentary about the group.

But while being the son of a famous Holocaust denier is perhaps only suggestive—Wahlström is surely not responsible for his father’s many sins—his celebrations of his father’s work in print and his contributions to Shamir’s website suggest ideological affinity.* Indeed, in 2005 Wahlström wrote a story for the leftist magazine Ordfront arguing that Swedish media, not known for being friendly to the Jewish state, was in fact being manipulated by Jewish interests on behalf of the Israeli government.

Superficialities aside, it is becoming more and more apparent that WikiLeaks is not the work of some brave, noble individuals interested in freedom and transparency but rather a twisted, mysterious operation financed by unknown(s)  for rather dangerous purposes.  The few innocents involved for what they think are pure motives are reminiscent of those simpletons caught up in other seemingly noble causes, like Communism, that ended in horror.

hat tip: Steven Plaut, www.zioncon.blogspot.com

 

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