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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wikileaks clobbers Pakistan
with eyepopping drone exposes
Did the slaying of Osama bin Laden have anything to do with the decision by a Pakistan newspaper to air Wikileaks cables that imply Pakistani authorities were publicly denouncing CIA drone attacks in Pakistan while privately condoning them?

It seems a fairly reasonable conjecture. The Pak authorities have been issuing public denunciations of the SEAL raid for vilation of territorial soveriegnty, but privately they may well be relieved to have that fellow out of their hair.

Also, the CIA has been very unpopular since a CIA agent shot and killed two men and got away with it.

At any rate, Dawn's decision shows that, by some means or other, press freedom is gaining new legs and the Wikileaks phenomenon does indeed mark the dawn of a new age.

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