How Assange has paralyzed U.S. relations with other countries

Countries that dealt with us, don’t want to deal with us, because they fear their private dealings with us—the privacy of which is essential to diplomacy—will be explosed. Experienced U.S. diplomats who privately shared with their superiors in the State Department critical truths about foreign leaders—also an essential part of diplomacy—face dismissal. People in the Muslim world who secretly helped the U.S. against al Qaeda face death. It’s hard to think of a previous instance of political vandalism on such a scale as this. Imagine the rush of power that Julian Assange is enjoying right now. If he comes to a bad end, he will have brought it on himself.

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Ron K. writes:

Nice word, “explosed.” Fits perfectly. Was that deliberate on your part? Either way, the term is in, though it doesn’t Google well.

LA replies:

It was a typo, but since it seems to work in a Joycean sense, I’ll leave it for the time being.

D. in Seattle writes:

You’ve mentioned in before, but it’s worth repeating that almost nobody in the MSM asks or talks about WHO leaked the documents, as if the documents themselves magically decided to become public, maybe via osmosis (or perhaps it was Darwinian evolution?). Needless to say, without the “leaker” Julian Assange could do nothing. The leaker did 90% of the work, and now everyone is heaping scorn on Assange; I’m not defending him, just putting things in perspective.

Anita K. writes:

I love your “explosed.” It’s a bit like that infamous “refudiation.” I just laughed when I read explosed. It’s certainly a very good portmanteau word.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 06, 2010 09:57 AM | Send

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