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Julian Assange, founder of media organisation WikiLeaks, has come to be synonymous one of the greatest whistle blowers the world has witnessed. Assange turned out to be an international celebrity ever since the leaks of classified diplomatic cables from various embassies of nations across the world to the headquarters, ie America. As internationally acclaimed journalist Nik Gowing said a few days before while addressing media community at Trivandrum, India, ‘these days on a fine morning one person finds himself elevated to the position of journalist with the fast developments in the field of technology’.

True, Julian Assange has carved his own niche through his website WikiLeaks which spilled out secret classified cables before the entire world to the shock and surprise of nations around the world and it could pave ways for many countries engaging in a diplomatic war with USA as its diplomats transferred to their mother country, ie America about each host nation’s so far concealed secrets. A nation, one and only Super Power on earth, US is seen absolutely shaken by the spilling of top secrets kept in its embassies across the nations the world over especially Afghanistan later touching upon various nations around the world. WikiLeaks leaked more than 95000 classified cables relating to Afghanistan alone and second set of diplomatic cables numbering about 250000 released last week. One of the most earth-shaking revelations was US authorities’ instructions to its diplomats at UN to spy on  UN officials which could stir a hornest’s nest. Pakistan, even India, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s and other Arab nations’ compulsions and pressures on US to wage a war against Iran which is a Shia dominated one on the hot issue of Iran’s nuclear programmes. The rulers and dignitaries like Angela Merkel, Col.Muammar Gaddafi, one unnamed figure at Royal Palace of Britain, Hamid Karzai all figure in the list. Col.Muammar Gaddafi being always accompanied by a nurse, an Ukranian Blonde during his foreign jaunts and a distateful comment on Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany and it goes on like this:  She never takes risk and is rarely creative. Ahmedi Nejad is likened to Hitler and Hamid Karzai is termed ‘paranoid’. Hilary tapes have termed India,Brazil, Japan, Germany as self-appointed permanent seat demanders at UN Security Council. Let’s expect more to spill over about India sooner rather than later. WikiLeaks has transferred the details to international publications in various countries – Guardian of Great Britain, New York Times, USA, Der Spiegel, Germany, Le Monde, France and Le Pais, Spain. In the coming days extracts of the leaked classified documents could be expected.  

Assange’s Wiikileaks first shocked the world sometime back by leaking 95000 secret documents almost all of them related to Afghanistan. British military’s inhuman activities while dealing with the Taliban prisoners, the ruthless punishments meted out to those against US’s pressure in Afghanistan all brought to the fore in the first set of documents.

Julian Assange finds himself safe in Sweden and as there is no extradition treaty signed by US and Sweden, it is against international conventions and norms to capture him by force. All protection being extended to this Australian, he is going on with his spilling game. Evenwhile leaking 95000 secret diplomatic documents he had publicly made it clear that more would follow sooner and keeping up his promise the man has kept his word. What all are going to follow is anybody’s guess, who else are going to be followed is anybody’s guess, who else are going to be affected remains to be seen.

When the first set of leaks were brought before the public relating US-British activities in Afghanistan, US got enraged  besides being shocked, termed WikiLeaks activities a crime and went on with the arguments that such sensitive matters being kept by any country be it US, Germany, Britain et al should remain untouched.

The not to taken aback Julian Assange was determined, still determined and even now a tip of the ice-berg is seen others swept under carpet.

As America has turned out to be the prime target, it is natural that such leaks are not to their taste and reports suggest US President Barack Obama is not at all pleased and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remark that it is really unfortunate. But the WikiLeaks game goes on and how far it is set to go on – all beyond predictions as of now.

WikiLeaks charge that a plot to hack its network had come to its notice and we can very well surmise that vested interests in other words , those who fear the worst are after it. Naturally not only the particular site even its founder Julian Assange’s life too seems to be in danger. He must be knowing it very well and it is worth noting that whistle blowers everywhere are in danger.

We have seen it in India since decades back recently such incidents show an alarming rise and many who fall victims to such wily ruthless plots of business tycoons are highly educated professionals and a part of the media world.

Pakistan all-weather friend of US  possessing nuclear weapons as per the WikiLeaks secrets continues to remain a nightmare to US and the former’s bonhomie with another all-weather friend China which is its neighbour too, gives US many a sleepless night. China’s phenomenal growth in almost all fields continues to remain a threat to US as it is set to overtake US in the not too distant future the reason being America ever since 2008 global meltdown still continues to lick wounds and incumbent President’s efforts to lift the badly hit economy from dire-straits are met with stiff resistance from the opposition Republican which at present is in a stronger position with it gaining a majority in the Congress.

Please visit my website : www.reflectnews.com At the very outset,let me introduce myself to you. My name is K.R.Surendran,hailing from a village called Pulluvazhy near Perumbavoor.Five books in Malayalam are there to my credit now,and they are “Pooviriyumkunninte- Santhathikal”(Stories),Gloriyayude Dinarathrangal”(Stories), “Mumbai- Sketchukal”(Novelettes), and \”Indiayude Bhoopadam\” (Novel) and “Pulluvazhy”(novel). Please visit my website: www.reflectnews.com
At the very outset,let me introduce myself to you. My name is K.R.Surendran,hailing from a village called Pulluvazhy near Perumbavoor.Five books in Malayalam are there to my credit now,and they are “Pooviriyumkunninte- Santhathikal”(Stories),Gloriyayude Dinarathrangal”(Stories), “Mumbai- Sketchukal”(Novelettes), and “Indiayude Bhoopadam” (Novel) and “Pulluvazhy” (Novel).  An English novel penned by me -“Some Grassway Realitites With A Romantic Touch”- has been published recently.

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Motivational inspirational quotes There are times in our lives when we are on narrow roads. At those times, we are fools if we try to maintain our usual speed.

 

Quotes to live by Life is a game, play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it.

 

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

 

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.

 

Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top up’s.– Peter Davies

 

“Suddenly the world seems such a perfect place, suddenly it moves with such a perfect grace, suddenly my life doesn’t seem such as waste as it all revolves around you”

 

Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it. . . . What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning. . . . Does our being alive matter?

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

 

You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.

 

Falling in love is when she falls asleep in your arms and wakes up in your dreams.

 

Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.

 

A successful person is a dreamer whom someone believed in.

 

Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.

 

Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in a lake is almost unnoticed.

 

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

 

Quotes – Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

 

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”

 

I realized that if I was going to achieve anything in life I had to be agressive. I had to get out there and go for it… I know fear is an obstacle for some people, but it’s an illusion to me.

 

When we trust ourselves, doors open up. It’s up to us to make sure that the door that opens isn’t to an empty elevator shaft.

 

Why did I want to win? Because I didn’t want to lose! — Max Schmelling

 

Birthday wishes quotes – How do you expect me to remember your birthday, when you never look any older? Happy birthday!

Motivational inspirational quotes – The best place to read Quotes to live by and Birthday wishes quotes

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Is there still a war in Iraq and Afghanistan? Unless we have family or friends serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, most of us are carrying on with our lives as if everything is normal. We continue to shop, go to work, and follow our favorite sports teams.

Meanwhile, over in Afghanistan and Iraq, American soldiers are suffering from depression and committing suicide.

Military statistics claim 16 soldiers died in Afghanistan and Iraq in January 2009. What’s most disturbing is the suicide rate for military personnel in the same month. There were at least 24 confirmed suicides, according to Pentagon statistics released earlier this year.

Military personnel are alarmed that more soldiers died from their own hands than from enemy gunfire.

In 2008, the Army confirmed at least 128 soldiers committed suicide with an additional 15 suspected of committing suicide.

In an effort to prevent suicide and depression, the military has added training that will teach its leaders to be more active in recognizing suicidal tendencies and depression.

Unfortunately, this training will only serve troops during their military stints. What happens after these troops are discharged? Will they receive lifetime counseling and therapy for handling depression and the loss of their comrades? Will counseling be available for the soldiers who come home to find out their wives have been playing house with other men?

From personal experience, I can relate to the hardships facing a discharged war veteran. My father is a Vietnam combat veteran. He was drafted and sent to Southeast Asia for unknown reasons. Since coming back home from Vietnam, his life has never been the same.

For him, arriving home was worse than dealing with any VietCong snipers. He didn’t get the same hero treatment my grandfather received after serving in World War II. My father never received anything after surviving his combat tour. Instead of a parade or a few free drinks, fellow Americans spit in his face and called him a baby killer.

To this day he has put Vietnam behind him, but he has never forgotten how he was treated by other Americans.

He is no longer a carefree college student from the 60s. He is a former killer who still can’t explain why he was made to take the life of a yellow skinned stranger in the name of honor and country.

For veterans coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq, they may experience similar hardships as my father and other combat veterans. Many returning veterans will be bitter while others arrive home missing the arms and legs they had at birth.

Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan will learn that the real war starts after they get home as they try to adapt back into a life they used to live.

William Greene has a B.S. degree from I.W.U. and has made a career of working with the public. He has over 10 years experience in social services, including casework. William works with people of different nationalities and education levels. He operates a social dating website titled http://www.socialhearts.com He also posts his thoughts on dating, relationships and social issues on his blog at http://www.socialhearts.blogspot.com

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