TIME magazine’s surprising mid-year “2011: Man of the Year” edition, featuring Julian Assange as its man, is proving to be prophetic despite conservative outcry over the magazine’s selection of Assange.
As more leaks leak out, it appears that what the maverick Australian media marauder may have been attempting to bring to its knees with the treasonous blade of truth was not in fact the U.S. and its burgeoning U.S. State sponsored democratic Middle-Eastern governments in the Middle East, but rather the Sleazy Media in Thrall and Under the Spell of Power, its very own self. While some saw this as a fool’s errand (or if you like, “a suicide mission” ) for the ailing conservative news giant, others praised the lumbering classic for its willingness to save itself by throwing its old friends under the bus.
Pictured here – the dramatic re-enactment, as drawn from the deck of a passing leisure craft by a local Swiss tourist, of the last days of Flotilla the Hun. (The inclusion of the Judith Miller New York Times Cultural Tourism flotilla in the tableaux, the Swiss artist was heard to say, was meant to suggest that “the Times and its great contributors, like Judith Miller, chased, but tragic-heroically missed the story.”)
It appears now that the trawler used in Operation Zodiac Martyr may in fact once have been the notorious pirate-sealer, San Dominick.
State Dept. documents also suggest that it knew that the droid vessel had been used in the less semi-recent Gaza Freedom Flotilla debacle in Greece. State Dept. documents describe the ‘Hun’ as both a “flight risk” as well as potentially bearing fatal cargo.