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Be Careful of Giving Undue Credibility to WIKILEAKS in Sierra Leone
By Sylvia Olayinka Blyden
Mar 9, 2012, 18:28
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Local tabloids have been freely quoting from the bunch of discredited cables sent out by Glenn Fedzer and his outgone lot from the United States Embassy. Depending on who quotes from sections of cables, public servants will be badmouthed whilst other public servants will be hailed.

I am not rushing to give credibility to opinionated dispatches just because they were written by white-skinned diplomats. Not this lady.

These cables are all subjective views of diplomats whom we now see are not so infallible in sourcing their reports. Imagine silly Schulenburg fellow used Lans Gberie to prepare a report on SLPP vs. APC violence!

Yesterday, one intelligence-impaired local columnist was even citing the Wikileaks Cables as evidence of his perceived fitness of Christiana Thorpe to conduct elections in Sierra Leone. I urge Sierra Leoneans to realise that within the Wikileaks Cables are many non-byzantine tunnels.

Koromaists should be careful of how they give credibility to the discredited cables from U.S. Embassy. Giving them undue credibility might one day turn to bite you when the political campaigns heat up. Good morning.


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