From Gonzalo Lira:
It's only when you poke the beast that you get a sense of its true nature.
The American government, media, and corporate establishment are all in a tizzy over the latest poke from Wikileaks:
The "whistleblowing" site (it really isn't, but I'll get to that in a minute) is releasing excerpts from a cache of some 250,000 diplomatic cables and other documents. These cables were sent from various American embassies back to the State Department between 1966 and 2010. The leaks have been dripping out since November 28, revealing a whole host of tawdry but so far trivial tidbits of American diplomatic behavior.
None of the "secrets" revealed by Wikileaks are really secrets...
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