Yulia Latynina - a hard-hitting Russian journalist and a remarkable person published an article Julian the almighty on Julian Assange in the Russian Daily Journal. While the article in general is dedicated to this conflicting (and quite pathetic, as it shows) character, there is a part that touches upon the effect of the latest batch of documents published by WikiLeaks. It is a remarkable analysis, hardly seen anywhere else, US media included. Since it's in Russian, a rather poor Google translation, cleaned up a bit by yours truly, is offered. In my humble opinion, it's a must. So:
And from the American diplomatic correspondence follows that American diplomacy does exactly what it says. Or don't you know that Qadaffi is mad tyrant who is afraid to fly and to live on the upper floors? Are you unaware that sex maniac Berlusconi is bought by Putin? Don't you believe that Putin is an Alpha Dog?
So American public diplomacy doesn't use these monikers in public. So what? If someone records my phone conversations, they can hear what I'm saying on Ekho Moskvy. Only shorter and unprintable. This is not a scandal.
It would have been a scandal if Americans wrote in their secret diplomatic mail that Qadaffi is a saint, but as he fights against our bloody American regime, he must be discredited.
In fact, this is the main problem for Julian Assange and the extreme left. They always reveal, expose - mostly the bloody American regime, because, firstly, it is perfectly safe to do, and secondly, the bloody regime uses computers. (Tyrants who don't use computers don't deserve Assange's attention.)
And it turns out that this [American] regime, no matter how you expose it, looks exactly the same inside as it does from the outside. Inside goals are the same as the outside ones. Inside methods - the same as the outside ones.
Assange has dug up 300 thousand documents about Iraq - and among them there is not a single one that carries the information that Bush is going to drink up the Iraqi oil. He has dug up 92 thousand pages about Afghanistan - and among them there is not a single one with the directive to massacre civilians. 250 thousand documents of diplomatic correspondence - and ... lo and behold! There is not a word that the bloody American regime, using its puppet Saakashvili, performed genocide against the Ossetian people. And nothing about the bloody Americans training torturers who slaughter freedom fighters in the Colombian jungle (as was told recently in a filmed reportage by Russia Today).
Assange came up with three quarters of a million documents - and all together they refute that drivel, which is spewed about American foreign and military policy by the extreme left, Islamists, African cannibals, Latin American dictators, general Nagovitsyn and "Nashi" from Lake Seliger. And, by the way, by Assange himself. In this sense, as I said, all paranoias in the world are equal. There are no different paranoias - there is one and the same paranoia.