Monday, December 20, 2010
Paypal, MasterCard, Visa still allow payments to illegal Israeli settlements, but not to WikiLeaks
by Larry Geller
At this stage WikiLeaks has breached no international law and no laws of any country, but Mastercard, Visa and PayPal have all blacklisted it. All three continue to enable the support of settlements that are in breach of international law, in some cases of Israeli law, and in defiance of US policy on settlements under successive Republican and Democrat administrations. [crikey.com, Funding illegal Israeli settlements? Priceless, 12/13/2010]
(Thanks to Progressive Review for pointer to this article)
I heard on Colbert (or was it the Daily Show?), that those companies are also willing to help make payments to the Klan. But I guess Julian Assange crossed some sort of ethical "bridge too far" by revealing for all to see the true workings of the US military and diplomatic machine.
Those reports have been circulating on the web since the cutoffs. It's clear that Assange has been put in the crosshairs.