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struggle4progress (80,470 posts)
Wikileaks Greatest Hits: Carl Bildt is tall! and smart! [View all]
As admirers around the globe swoon at the astounding achievements of Julian Assange, who now plans to visit Sweden just as soon as he can escape from pressing obligations at the Ecuadorian embassy, we pause from time to time to recall Wikileaks' tireless work on behalf of almost anyone almost anywhere
And so, here and now! we bring you yet another heart-warming Wikileaks moment: Carl Bildt is tall! and smart!
Background. In case you were too busy doing something else -- eating Cheetos, maybe -- the last time anybody mentioned him, let's review quickly who Carl Bildt is. He is a former Swedish Prime Minister and also former head of Sweden's Moderate Party. The Moderate Party bills itself as the alternative that’s both liberal and conservative -- showing that politicians over there in Sweden can talk out of both sides of their mouths at once, whilst simultaneously keeping their mugs on one side of the fence and their wumps on the other: just like politicians over here! Karl Rove has sometimes advised the Moderate Party, and the Party belongs to the current coalition government, having earned about a third of the vote in the September 2010 election. And Carl Bildt is currently Sweden’s Foreign Minister. And internet freedom is one of his special interests!
Lights! ... Camera! ... So, naturally, when Wikileaks wanted to expose the vast international conspiracy that led several of Julian Assange’s sexual partners to complain to the police about his behavior, exposing Carl Bildt came to mind! Wikileaks sprang into action, promising Swedish media exciting revelations. Stories circulated that Wikileaks would end Bildt's political career! He had been a spy for the US! Karl Rove had been his contact! Bildt challenged Wikileaks to publish
Action! The big day arrived! Wikileaks announced: "we have a document that shows the close relationship between Carl Bildt and Washington insiders."
Ta da! Bildt noted that the report, that was supposed to end his political career, provided such damning details as "super tall, has photographic memory and is very smart."
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Freedom on the Internet
WIKILEAKS aims to release documents revealing that Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is a US spy, as part of a "smear campaign" to stop Sweden from extraditing founder Julian Assange to the United States, a Swedish daily reports. The whistleblower website has threatened in an internal memo to publish a so far unknown diplomatic cable "where Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is shown to have been an informant for the United States since the 1970s," the Expressen tabloid reported today, saying it had seen the WikiLeaks memo. Bildt "will have to step down. This will be the end of his political career," an unnamed person with access to the unpublished diplomatic cable was quoted as saying. Bildt himself reacted to the report on his official blog today, challenging WikiLeaks to publish "this in their opinion damning report."
WikiLeaks' 'smear campaign' to save founder Julian Assange
From correspondents in Stockholm
February 23, 2012 1:25AM
... The whistleblower website has threatened in an internal memo to publish a so far unknown diplomatic cable "where Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is shown to have been an informant for the United States since the 1970s," the Expressen tabloid reported on yesterday, saying it had seen the WikiLeaks memo ... The cable on Mr Bildt reportedly shows that he first became an informant for the United States in 1973 and his original contact was none other than Republican strategist and former president George W Bush's political guru Karl Rove ...
WikiLeaks plans explosive spy leak
February 22, 2012 11:36PM
... WikiLeaks has promised more to come, with spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson claiming that "we have a document that shows the close relationship between Carl Bildt and Washington insiders." Mr Bildt "will have to step down. This will be the end of his political career," an unnamed person with access to the unpublished diplomatic cable was quoted as saying ...]
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