Australian Professor Alan Dupont opinion published 7 July 2015 by News Corp. Aust.

Australian Professor Alan Dupont opinion published 7 July 2015 by News Corp. Aust.

Email sent to Alan Dupont Professor of international security at the University of NSW appears below. Objectionable opinions of Professor Dupont have recently been published by Rupert Murdoch’s Australian News Corp. Australia news media.  There was no firewall preventing unpaid access to the Internet news article which appears below. The News Corp. Aust. firewall is today 19 July 2015 demanding money to read the published Opinion of Professor Alan Dupont. I, like very many users of the Internet, would never pay for News Ltd. Australia’s garbage journalism.

I have perhaps breached email etiquette by not waiting longer for a reply from Professor Dupont before posting my correspondence to this website but if past experience of my attempts at communication with Rupert Murdoch and his subordinate employees (including Australian politicians) is any indication, I have good reason to doubt that Professor Dupont will respond.

I have to consider the real possibility that emails that I have sent and received from Australian edu.au email addresses (Australian Universities & other educational establishments) is intercepted or even had replies sent to me from those addresses that are not from the people that are claimed by the Universities’ websites to be sending and receiving email through those addresses.   Australian media and government websites do undoubtedly present false and misleading information on those websites. The information presented as established facts on those websites can & does change. Wikipedia is also used by Australian authorities to publish false & misleading information.

News Corp. Aust. media corruption & published opinion of Alan Dupont ‏

Roger Bates    7/16/2015

To: a.dupont@unsw.edu.au Cc: suelette@unimelb.edu.au, bojones@unimelb.edu.au

From:  Roger Bates (rjrbts@hotmail.com)
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:57:15 PM
To: a.dupont@unsw.edu.au (a.dupont@unsw.edu.au)
Cc: suelette@unimelb.edu.au (suelette@unimelb.edu.au); bojones@unimelb.edu.au (bojones@unimelb.edu.au)

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Alan Dupont Professor of international security at the University of NSW, published 7 July 2015

Important information regarding News Corp. Australia media corruption 

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden helping our enemies      Published opinion of Alan Dupont

The Australian – ‎Jul 6, 2015

Are these not the mass surveillance states to which Assange and Snowden should direct their anger, rather than the West, where institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction ensure that we don’t go down the Orwellian “Big Brother” path?”  – referring to the claim that “Iran and North Korea practise even more censorious forms of electronic surveillance over their citizens.”

“There is more than just a whiff of hypocrisy and partisanship in the sermonising of both that undermines their claim to speak the truth and their palpably false accusations that democracies, such as the US and Australia, are the worst offenders against civil ¬liberties and privacy.”

 

Professor Alan Dupont and others,

I’ve read your News Corp. Australia (News Ltd. before rebranding) Internet news article dated 6 July 2015 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/julian-assange-edward-snowden-helping-our-enemies/story-e6frg6zo-1227431208853  Please consider the following important information.

Yes, the hypocrisy is truly nauseating but it is your hypocrisy in claiming that the “West, where institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction” exists, apparently claiming that Australia and Australian news media, in particular News Ltd. that employs you, has “institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction”.

The fact is News Ltd.’s newspaper publishing state monopoly newspapers – Adelaide South Australia newspapers being my experience – are responsible for the destruction of my former employer the State Bank of SA (SBSA) and the billions of dollars of still unaccounted for public debt created by its bankruptcy.

By publishing false and misleading information and creating circumstances of fear for those who could have acted for the benefit of taxpayers (SA’s parliamentary Opposition party & MP for my electorate SA Shadow Treasurer Stephen Baker MP) News Ltd. prevented the early detection & acknowledgement of SBSA’s debt and its true financial position & circumstances (concealed by the illegal use of “Off Balance Sheet” companies) ensuring that its debt accumulated over several years to eventually bankrupt South Australia.

Some of evidence of the fake records of Australian newspapers published that are fraudulently sold as ‘archives’ by Australian state and national public libraries can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/ , presented to you,  & other News Ltd. journalists who are well of the facts of Australian news media corruption and the crimes and maladministration that those fake records and trash News Ltd journalism conceals.  The list of newspaper articles erased from publicly accessible taxpayer funded libraries’ records is incomplete.

As a Professor of international security at the University of NSW employed by Australian taxpayers and a News Ltd. journalist, you have access to recourses that will allow you to uncover even more of the evidence of the alliance of news media, state and federal Australian governments of both political parties, law enforcement and organized crime to deceive the Australian public.

It is noteworthy that a newstext.com.au 7 page list of newspaper articles published in Adelaide SA found using search terms ‘Frank Carbone’ was sent to me by the Australian Press Council. Those 7 pages can be viewed at https://rjrbtsrupertsfirstnewspaper.wordpress.com/2015/07/ .

Frank Carbone, a member of a terrorist crime gang responsible for the “unsolved” bombing murder of a policeman, was charged with co-accused SA Police with corruption offences but just like his fellow gang members was never prosecuted for his crimes.  From what was published by News Ltd. – some of which has been altered for the (fake) ‘archives’ – it is clear that he and his crime gang & SA police associates have been given very special consideration by News Ltd. news media.

Your use of language, “ensure that we don’t go down the Orwellian “Big Brother” path”, accusations of “failing the key test of truth-seeking”, “democratic state”, “laws of the land and the judgments of the people at an election”, “despite their occasional mistakes and misjudgments, democratic governments” (actually under the control of and indebted to News Ltd. & US citizen Rupert Murdoch whom all newly elected Prime Ministers must immediately consult) displays hubris and moral arrogance t in your self-appointed role as the guardian of truth and righteous behaviour. Rupert Murdoch would be pleased that Australians are so deceived.

The greatest enemy & most immediate danger to Australians and Australian democracy are not Iran, China and North Korea but Australia’s corrupt journalism and news media that is dominated by one news media organization controlled by a dangerous sociopath whose only consideration of the public, South Australians who gave him his start in building his media empire, is how best he can abuse, manipulate and exploit them for his own personal gain and pervert satisfaction.

Australians deserve the right to be able to access true archives of newspapers published though our public libraries & not be financing our own deception.    The facts of fake records of Australian newspapers being sold as archives & being exported to foreign countries should be newsworthy. Not being newsworthy or even comment worthy (News Ltd. does not deny the facts) provides some insight into News Ltd.’s and your integrity and standards of journalism.

Your opinions published can in part be forgiven in consideration of your ignorance. After being informed, your failure to act with courage for the common good and benefit of all Australians will be unforgiveable.

You are invited to respond to this correspondence, ask me reasonable, relevant questions the answers to which will permit your better understanding of the issues I have raised, and allow my further communication to you to assist your involvement in rectifying these problems of Australian news media corruption.

Yours Sincerely,

Roger J. Bates  16 July 2015

A copy of this correspondence is also attached as a pdf. document

The WordPress website I’ve directed you to is a little rough* & will be redone but it does contain most or at least some of the essential information, including details of SBSA’s “Off Balance Sheet” companies’ debt that was never publicly revealed but concealed with the assistance of News Ltd.  (*me being illiterate & having problems of hacker(s))

Please have the courage to reply to me & allow me to provide you with more.

………………………..

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden helping our enemies   theaustralian   7 July 2015

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/julian-assange-edward-snowden-helping-our-enemies/story-e6frg6zo-1227431208853

Julian Assange, Edward Snowden helping our enemies

ALAN DUPONT      Professor of international security at the University of NSW

THE AUSTRALIAN

JULY 07, 2015 12:00AM

WikiLeaks, led by the controversial Australian Julian Assange, is back in the news, accusing the US of spying on French President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors.

 

Meanwhile, from his Moscow hide-out American whistleblower and speaker of “truth” Edward Snowden continues to wreak damage on Western intelligence by drip-feeding journalists from the trove of 1.7 million secret documents he stole from his former employer, the US National Security Agency.

Both men justify their exposes by claiming the US and its UKUSA intelligence partners (Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand) are not only guilty of conducting mass surveillance of their citizens but are also the worst global ­offenders.

If true, then Assange and Snowden are doing us all a favour and the heroic status they have attained among their supporters is entirely warranted.

In reality, both men are guilty of a highly selective treatment of the intelligence universe they purport to reform, and of failing the key test of truth-seeking: a demonstrated capacity for impartiality and objectivity.

Both qualities are notably absent in the approach of Assange and Snowden to the complex moral, practical and legal issues surrounding surveillance and intelligence collection in an era of heightened national-security risk.

Despite the release of 61,000 diplomatic cables from the Saudi Arabian foreign ministry last month, overwhelmingly the ­WikiLeaks and Snowden disclosures have been detrimental to the interests of the Western ­democracies.

Assange and Snowden go to great lengths to highlight and excoriate the perceived iniquities of the UKUSA partners.

But they have virtually nothing to say about the intelligence and surveillance practices of the many authoritarian states and non-state actors who are essentially free of any legal or moral constraints and where notions of public accountability, if they exist at all, are more honoured in the breach.

More than 30 countries have a well-developed capacity to monitor their own people on a regular basis. Many do so in a far more intrusive and unrestrained way than would ever be possible in the US or Australia.

China’s “great firewall”, for example, is specifically designed and calibrated to impede the free flow of ideas and information as well as to monitor and intercept virtually all domestic communications at the whim of the government.

Iran and North Korea practise even more censorious forms of electronic surveillance over their citizens.

Are these not the mass surveillance states to which Assange and Snowden should direct their anger, rather than the West, where institutionalised checks and balances and a capacity for self-correction ensure that we don’t go down the Orwellian “Big Brother” path?

And what of Islamic State, al-Qa’ida and their bedfellows? Prolific and adept users of the internet for recruiting and propaganda, the idea of privacy is anathema to the collectivist, totalitarian world they promote.

Assange and Snowden are strangely silent on the excesses and serial abuses of privacy committed by the real Big Brothers of the internet age.

There is more than just a whiff of hypocrisy and partisanship in the sermonising of both that undermines their claim to speak the truth and their palpably false accusations that democracies, such as the US and Australia, are the worst offenders against civil ­liberties and privacy.

There is a very good reason we have not seen a Russian Snowden or a North Korean Assange.

Far from enjoying celebrity status, their certain fate would be arbitrary incarceration or an assassin’s bullet as neither Moscow nor Pyongyang would ever tolerate such a challenge to their control of information and power.

Yet Snowden continues to enjoy the protection of his Russian hosts, all the while maintaining the highly sensitive intel­ligence secrets he stole from the US government could not be compromised by the formidable Russian intelligence services because he knew how to protect them.

Last month the British government confirmed what had been long suspected in Western intelligence circles: Russia and China are in possession of all the ­secret documents taken by Snowden and have cracked their ­protective codes.

So much for Snowden’s misplaced confidence “that no intelligence service” could “com­pro­mise the secrets I continue to protect”.

By the admission of British Prime Minister David Cameron, this has been a serious blow to British intelligence operations in Russia and China. And there may well be consequences for Australia as well.

Perhaps the most serious of these is the compromise of advanced techniques and capabilities that are crucial to the competitive edge that the UKUSA partners have long enjoyed over other countries in intelligence collection and analysis.

As a fully paid-up member of this exclusive club, these capabilities are a vital element of our overall defence and national security system. Their loss is no trifling matter.

Rather than doing us all a favour, the reality is that the ­selective leaking of the intelligence and diplomatic secrets of liberal democracies has most advantaged illiberal states and terrorist groups.

Assange and Snowden have shed no light at all on their intelligence and surveillance activities that are pervasive, unconstrained by privacy or human rights considerations and designed to perpetuate the conditions Assange and Snowden rail against.

The spuriousness of their claims to be protecting privacy and civil liberties is surpassed only by the hubris and moral arrogance they display in their self-appointed roles as the guardians of truth and righteous behaviour.

In a democratic state, such judgments are properly left to the appointed institutions: the executive, legislature and ­judiciary.

Each must operate within a system of checks and balances; government determinations on privacy, surveillance and intelligence are ultimately subject to the laws of the land and the judgments of the people at an election.

Yet Assange and Snowden see themselves as the sole arbiters of such weighty and complex decisions in pursuit of an elusive truth only they are morally equipped to determine.

In an imperfect world, and despite their occasional mistakes and misjudgments, democratic governments still will deliver better privacy and national security outcomes than the Assanges and Snowdens of this world.

Alan Dupont is professor of international security at the University of NSW and a non-resident fellow at the Lowy Institute.

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