The Wikileaks and the reaction of the US State Department towards it, have proved that the foreign policies framed by elite policy makers in the Western Democracies are of an unsound nature and aimed at fooling the respective electorates into believing that they will solve all the problems and bring peace in the world.
Consider, for instance, how the views of the USadministration have changed in just a year. On 21 January, secretary of state Hillary Clinton made a landmark speech about internet freedom, in WashingtonDC, which many people welcomed and most interpreted as a rebuke to Chinafor its alleged cyberattack on Google. "Information has never been so free," declared Clinton. "Even in authoritarian countries, information networks are helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable."
She went on to relate how, during his visit to Chinain November 2009, Barack Obama had "defended the right of people to freely access information, and said that the more freely information flows the stronger societies become. He spoke about how access to information helps citizens to hold their governments accountable, generates new ideas, and encourages creativity."
Today, the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, is being hounded for following the aforesaid principles and disseminating important information to the general public. An excellent article has been written by John Naughton in â€œguardian.co.uk.â€, the link of which is given below. I invite members to follow this link and update their impressions on Wikileaks.