<CPOV> wikileaks: recent findings

Erik Borra erik at erikborra.net
Tue Mar 30 12:44:29 CEST 2010

In addition, this is very interesting article on WikiLeaks, and why it 



On 3/30/10 12:31 PM, Geert Lovink wrote:
> (unfortunately we did not pay attention to wikileaks during the last 
> weekend in amsterdam. we discussed it and might do something with it 
> for the third planned event in taipei, in january 2011. /geert)
> WikiLeaks 26. Mar. 2010:
> CIA report into shoring up Afghan war support in Western Europe, 11 
> March, 2010
> http://file.wikileaks.org/file/cia-afghanistan.pdf
> This classified CIA analysis from March, outlines possible 
> PR-strategies to shore up public
> support in Germany and France for a continued war in Afghanistan. 
> After the dutch
> government fell on the issue of dutch troops in Afghanistan last 
> month, the CIA became
> worried that similar events could happen in the countries that post 
> the third and fourth largest
> troop contingents to the ISAF-mission. The proposed PR strategies 
> focus on pressure points
> that have been identified within these countries. For France it is the 
> sympathy of the public for
> Afghan refugees and women. For Germany it is the fear of the 
> consequences of defeat
> (drugs, more refugees, terrorism) as well as for Germany's standing in 
> the NATO. The memo
> is an recipe for the targeted manipulation of public opinion in two 
> NATO ally countries, written
> by the CIA. It is classified as Confidential / No Foreign Nationals.
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