Carey Shenkman of the Center for Constitutional Rights says Sweden and the UK are likely to honor UN decision
By refusing to interview Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Swedish prosecutors denied the Wikileaks founder of his right to defend himself, says Carey Shenkman, attorney representing Julian Assange at the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York
Ray McGovern: NYT ignores intelligence there is no evidence of Iran nuclear weapons program
Mainstream media has been quick to highlight WikiLeaks’ cable reporting a statement from King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia that the US should attack Iran, because it is a danger to the region. Larry Wilkerson, the former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, gives The Real News a series of reasons why such information requires questioning. He questions the media’s willingness to treat the cables as the gospel truth, as well as pointing out that a Saudi King would have reasons beyond security to want an attack on Iran. Namely it would hinder an oil competitor and financier of groups like Hamas and Hezbollah which Saudi Arabia opposes, while also causing the price of oil to sky rocket.
Phyllis Bennis: Clinton ordered spying on UN leaders shows Bush style still around