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In this article, I would like to present my reflection on three press articles by BBC. My reason for doing so is to seek the readers’ reactions or responses on these issues. As the issue are current realities, it would be good for persons who think, to question and question, to derive to some reasonable understandings of the events around us. Let’s begin by a reflection on Mr Castro Praising Julian Assange.

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  1. 1. Rajatwit Press Reflections In this article, I would like to present my reflection on three press articles by BBC. Myreason for doing so is to seek the readers’ reactions or responses on these issues. As theissue are current realities, it would be good for persons who think, to question andquestion, to derive to some reasonable understandings of the events around us. Let’s beginby a reflection on Mr Castro Praising Julian Assange.Mr Castro Praises Julian Assange BBC news dated 16 December 2010, reported that the former Cuban presidentpraised Julian Assange. He was quoted as saying in an article published by Cuban StateMedia that, "Julian Assange, a man who a few months ago hardly anyone in the world hadheard of, is showing that the most powerful empire in history can be defied…" My question is, can this be a reason why America is hell bound on prosecuting(seems more like persecuting) Julian Assange. American leadership doesn’t like anybodydefying them, does that sound logical? Maybe, Mr. Castro has hit the nail on its head veryprecisely. But at the same time, we have to take Mr. Castro’s praise of Julian Assange with alittle of salt, as all authoritarian personalities have their political motives for whatever theysay. You will see what I mean later. But history gives us a reflection of mighty empires, one of which was Rome. But thefall of Rome is a historical lesson that all empires no matter how mighty they are, can falldue to inhumanity, arrogance, complacency, corruption and self-deceit. The mightier theyare, the harder their fall will be... America versus Wikileaks + Julian Assange, who seems to be the persecutor and whoseems to be the persecuted?Article Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12005971EU, Freedom of Thought, Wikileaks and Julian Assange BBC news dated 15 December 2010, reports that “Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinashas been represented by an empty chair at a ceremony to award him the EUs SakharovPrize for Freedom of Thought.” There are two things to note in this article: 1. Like Liu Xiaobo, Cuba did not allow Farinas to leave Cuba to collect his prize. Does this remind you about birds of a feather flocking together? Read my article on this
  2. 2. topic at: http://www.slideshare.net/rajatwit/political-reactions-and-responses-on- liu-xiaobo-birds-of-a-feather-flock-together. All authoritarian ruling elites seem to have a similar mind frames and habits. 2. At the end of the article, “The EUs foreign policy chief, Baroness Ashton, pledged afterwards that the bloc would continue to press Cuba on human rights issues.” Now, I want to ask a question. Can EU, including its foreign policy chief, BaronessAshton, say that they will speak-up for the freedom of speech as championed by Wikileaksand Julian Assange? Can EU instead of joining the bandwagon of America on the issue ofWikileaks and Julian Assange say that they will press America on the freedom of expression? Is it a coincidence, that Mr. Castro has praised Julian Assange while EU pledged to pressCuba on human rights? What about joining Mr. Castro and pressing America on the issue ofWikileaks, Julian Assange and Freedom of expression? What will be EU’s response on thisrequest?Article Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12003791Afghanistan, A Bleak Picture Besides Wikileaks and Julian Assange, America is again in the news. BBC news dated16 December 2010, reported that “Two new assessments are painting a bleak picture of theUS-led war in Afghanistan…” And BBC also reports about official denials and refutations. Is this news anything new? No. There is nothing new under the sun, when it comesto America leading a war. All one sees in each war, whether it was Vietnam, Iraq orAfghanistan is: Suffering and death of civilian populations across the country, Uncontrollable violence and injuries, Destruction of properties and natural environments Tears, cries of misery and unspeakable pain Loss of all peace For all these, America and its leadership have only one answer, its famous “Denials.”Denials, denials and more denials, the trade mark of American political PR propaganda. But no matter the denials, reality at the end shows that, all three countriesmentioned would have had a better fate before, if America and its armed forces had notstepped into these lands. At the end of all American-led wars, there is nothing but suffering,
  3. 3. destruction, loss of peace and death. Where and which country, will be the field ofslaughter for the next US-led war?Article Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12002262

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