John Pilger is one of the most independent journalists on the planet. In this article, from the Guardian, he argues that the real threat of Wikileaks was not that they would reveal secret military locations, or contacts, but that they would expose the secret relationship between our wars, our financial instittuions and the corporately owned media that are often expercted to objectively cover the very corporations that own them. See what you think.
“War by media, says current military doctrine, is as important as the battlefield. This is because the real enemy is the public at home, whose manipulation and deception is essential for starting an unpopular colonial war. Like the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, attacks on Iran and Syria require a steady drip-effect on readers’ and viewers’ consciousness. This is the essence of a propaganda that rarely speaks its name.”