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Don't shoot messenger for revealing uncomfortable truths
But our publications have been far from unimportant. The US diplomatic cables reveal some startling facts: 然而,这并不意味着我们公布的信息不重要。美国外交电报向我们揭露了众多令人震惊的事实:
► The US asked its diplomats to steal personal human material and information from UN officials and human rights groups, including DNA, fingerprints, iris scans, credit card numbers, internet passwords and ID photos, in violation of international treaties. Presumably Australian UN diplomats may be targeted, too. 美国违法了国际条约,要求其外交官窃取联合国和人权组织官员的个人材料和信息,包括DNA、指纹、虹膜扫描、信用卡号码、网络密码和身份证照片等。澳大利亚驻联合国官员可能也被美国外交官当做窃取目标。
► King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia asked the US to attack Iran. 沙特阿拉伯国王阿卜杜拉请求美国攻击伊朗。
► Officials in Jordan and Bahrain want Iran's nuclear program stopped by any means available. 约旦和巴林官员希望以任何可能的方式停止伊朗的核计划。
► Britain's Iraq inquiry was fixed to protect "US interests". 英国的伊拉克战争调查计划要求必须保护“美国的利益”。
► Sweden is a covert member of NATO and US intelligence sharing is kept from parliament. 瑞典是北约的隐藏成员国,并且在国会不知情的情况下和美国进行着情报共享。
► The US is playing hardball to get other countries to take freed detainees from Guantanamo Bay. Barack Obama agreed to meet the Slovenian President only if Slovenia took a prisoner. Our Pacific neighbour Kiribati was offered millions of dollars to accept detainees. 美国正在要求其他国家接收关塔那摩监狱释放出来的囚犯。奥巴马甚至表态,除非斯洛伐尼亚愿意接收一名囚犯,否则不会会见斯洛伐尼亚总统。美国还曾提出给澳大利亚邻国基里巴斯数百万美元,要求其接收关塔那摩关押的囚犯。

In its landmark ruling in the Pentagon Papers case, the US Supreme Court said "only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government". The swirling storm around WikiLeaks today reinforces the need to defend the right of all media to reveal the truth.

(The Australian)


(新浪科技 张和)

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