The Nation Publishes Contradictory Wikileaks Conspiracies

Dec 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: The Nation

The Nation (logo)You have to hand it to the editors of The Nation – they do not discriminate against any conspiracy theory. This is made obvious again this week as the newspaper changes its tune within mere days, first saying that the Wikileaks confirms that there is a USA-India conspiracy against Pakistan, and only a few days later writing that actually Wikileaks is a USA conspiracy to embarrass Muslims!

If you recall, The Nation earlier this week published an editorial that claimed that Wikileaks proved a US conspiracy against Pakistan.

The disclosures of the US attempt to remove highly enriched uranium from the Pakistani reactor confirm the suspicions of certain political circles in Pakistan that the US has an eye on our nuclear assets, and while doing everything it can to strengthen India, defence-wise and economically, at the same time, it wants to enfeeble Pakistan.

Today, though, the same newspaper publishes an editorial that says that actually Wikileaks is a US conspiracy to embarrass Muslims.

The suspicion that the latest WikiLeaks are actually at the instigation of the US government gained strength when it was noted that the leaked documents are more likely to cause conflicts within the Muslim world than to embarrass the USA. Starting with Saudi King Abdullah’s reported views on Pakistan’s President, and going on to reports about Iran and Afghanistan, the State Department seems to devote an inordinate amount of time to the problems of the Muslim world, even more than is justified by its interest in the Palestinian problem, or the war on terror.

Whether the US government is devoting “an inordinate amount of time to the problems of the Muslim world” is open to debate. But paranoia is not evidence, and this appears to be the only thing supporting the belief such a claim. Naturally, this conspiracy theory comes from former COAS Gen (retd) Alsam Beg who has also been quoted saying that Osama or his al-Qaeda were not responsible for 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, despite all evidence to the contrary (including the statements of Osama bin Laden himself).

More interesting, however, is that The Nation is willing to accept any conspiracy theory that casts some blame on their favourite bogeys, even if those conspiracy theories are in direct contradiction to each other.

It will be interesting to see what conspiracy the editors at The Nation can invent next. Already they have published not only the two conspiracy theories mentioned above, but also that the Americans are using some top secret weather control machines. Is there no limit to the silliness that The Nation will publish? Pakistan does not need any more silly conspiracy theories. We need facts and informed opinion. Sadly, The Nation seems to be allergic to facts and is daily becoming less relevant as a news source because of it.

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