If all are enemies, we have no friends
There is apparently great paranoia and continuing recklessness at the highest levels of U.S. government. This government remains at war with the world. When no nation is deemed friend, when other nations and peoples are suspect and routinely subjected to military invasion and occupation and other covert and overt offense; when nations and peoples are held in continuous contempt — who will come to the aid of this solitary power, its nation and people when they are seriously in need?
“The operation targeting the United Nations appears to have involved all of Washington’s main intelligence agencies: the CIA’s clandestine service, the U.S. Secret Service, and the FBI … alongside the U.S Department of State. …” The Guardian in Britain was reporting on Sunday’s release by WikiLeaks of “U.S. Embassy Cables.” These are edited excerpts from the Guardian’s report.
Spying on the world
Questions of impunity, law and lawlessness
“The level of technical and personal detail demanded about the UN top team’s communication systems could be seen as laying the groundwork for surveillance or hacking operations.
Friend or foe
If everyone is our enemy, we have no friends
The U.S. embassy cables: U.S. diplomats spied on UN leadership, guardian.co.uk, Sunday November 28, 2010, http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/28/us-embassy-cables-spying-un?intcmp=239
Also: Democracy Now program, Monday, November 29, 2010, http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2010/11/29
UN Security Council Membership in 2010
The Council is composed of five permanent members — China, France, Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States— and 10 non-permanent members (with year of term’s end):
- Austria (2010)
- Japan (2010)
- Turkey (2010)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina (2011)
- Lebanon (2011)
- Uganda (2010)
- Brazil (2011)
- Mexico (2010)
- Gabon (2011)
- Nigeria (2011)
The Presidency of the Security Council is held in turn by the members of the Security Council in the English alphabetical order of their names. Each President holds office for one calendar month.
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