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  • Wikileaks: Cable leaks

    I've been reading through stuff all morning


    it's absolutely fascinating

    The funniest thing to see is how absolutely scared shitless Arab countries in the gulf are of Iran behind the scenes

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    link, brah?

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    • #3
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      shits all over the internet

      it's kinda cool because there are so many documents, probably half the stuff I'm reading has likely not been read by a news organization yet

      there's a chance you could tag something on twitter and break a story

      http://cables.wikileaks.org/

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      • #4
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        I read a NYT article on that founder maybe a month ago and it seems like the Cigarette Smoking Man is out for this guy's blood. He also sounds like a maniac and his entire crew has turned on him.

        Activate the asset.

        I'm of the opinion the more stuff out for us, the better.

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        • #5
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          Post a few that you find interesting. I don't have the time or necessarily interested in discovering something on my own.

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          • #6
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            The person leaking this should be hung by their ballsack/titties in front of pentagon.

            Its the definition of treason.

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            • #7
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              [quote author=WavetheWheat link=topic=2415.msg27349#msg27349 date=1291047603]
              The person leaking this should be hung by their ballsack/titties in front of pentagon.

              Its the definition of treason.
              [/quote]

              He's not American. The documents aren't only US.

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              • #8
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                Supposedly there is over 250k leaked cables from various embassies. Like Evolve said there are going to be many stories that haven't been reported by the media.

                Top 9 Leaks from The Daily Beast:

                http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-11-28/wikileaks-documents-chinas-google-hack-un-spying-more-secrets/

                The whistleblower’s latest document dump exposes Saudi Arabia’s plot against Iran, a corrupt Afghan’s $52 million payday, Putin and Berlusconi’s “bromance,” and more. See nine of the most startling details.

                1. Yemen Takes the Fall for U.S. Drones

                Leaked documents reveal that Yemen has been covering up for the U.S in the fight against al Qaeda by saying publicly that attacks initiated by the State Department were directed by Yemen. “We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours,” Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh told General David Petraeus in January 2010. The coverup, made necessary by severe distrust of the U.S. in the Middle East, prompted Yemen’s prime minister to joke about how the president had “lied” to his parliament about the strikes.

                2. China Hacked Google—and the Dalai Lama

                The Chinese government was behind the much-publicized cyberattack on Google’s computer network this year, according to “a Chinese contact” who told the U.S. Embassy in Beijing about “a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives.” U.S. officials have previously declined to finger the Chinese government publicly for the attacks, but the WikiLeaks cable makes clear that Beijing directed hacks into not only Google, but also U.S. and Western allies’ computers, the Gmail accounts of Chinese dissidents, and even the Dalai Lama’s computer.

                3. Hillary Commissioned U.N. Spies


                Clinton wanted diplomats to snoop out credit-card numbers, frequent-flier details, schedules, email addresses, cellphone numbers, and even DNA of the members of the U.N. Security Council, according to the documents. That includes U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, about whom the secretary of state requested information on “management and decision-making style and his influence on the secretariat.” The requests, which were made in July 2009 and follow similar orders from Clinton’s predecessor, Condoleezza Rice, will no doubt cause embarrassment and could even be illegal: A 1946 U.N. treaty bans “search, requisition... and any other form of interference” of United Nations property.

                4. “Feckless” Berlusconi Has “Shadowy” Ties to Putin

                The cables are not very kind to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is deemed “feckless, vain, and ineffective as a modern European leader” by Elizabeth Dibble, the U.S. envoy to Rome. Another leaked document details Berlusconi’s already known “frequent late nights and penchant for partying hard.” The reports also question the intimate relationship between Berlusconi and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, who reportedly use a “shadowy” bilingual go-between and lavish each other with expensive gifts. Secretary Clinton asked her envoys in the two nations to report on any business dealings between the two, in addition to their chummy bromance.

                5. Saudi King Wants a U.S. Military Strike on Iran

                Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah repeatedly pushed the U.S. to attack Iran, according to the U.S. ambassador there. “Cut off the head of the snake,” the king said in 2008, requesting a military strike against Iran’s burgeoning nuclear program. The Saudi government also called for “severe U.S. and international sanctions on Iran.” Israel also urged action, labeling 2010 a critical year. A June 2009 message describes Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak outlining a “window between 6 and 18 months from now in which stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons might still be viable.” After that, said Barak, “any military solution would result in unacceptable collateral damage” Other cables show that the U.S. believes Iran has received advanced missiles from North Korea capable of striking Moscow and Europe.

                6. Corrupt Afghan V.P. Caught With $52 Million in Cash


                This must have weighed down his luggage: Officials working with the Drug Enforcement Agency in the United Arab Emirates last year discovered that Afghanistan’s visiting vice president, Ahmed Zia Massoud, had $52 million on him—in cash. Calling the bonanza a “significant amount,” the U.S. Embassy let him keep it “without revealing the money’s origin or destination.” Massoud denies funneling any cash out of Afghanistan.

                7. U.S. Offers Payouts in Exchange for Guantanamo Detainees

                U.S. authorities were so anxious to resettle Guantanamo prisoners abroad that they were ready to strike any deal with a foreign country willing to take them. Officials offered Kiribati, a tiny island nation in the Pacific—population 98,000—millions of dollars in incentives to shelter Chinese Muslim detainees. They also bribed Slovenian officials to take an inmate in exchange for the chance to meet President Obama. Belgium, meanwhile, was told that taking Guantanamo prisoners would be a “low-cost way…to attain prominence in Europe.”

                8. U.S., S. Korea Are Planning to Reunite the Two Koreas

                As tensions on the peninsula escalate, American and South Korean officials have already discussed plans to unite the two Koreas should the North ultimately collapse. They’ve also considered inducing China to go along with reunification, with the South Korean ambassador telling the State Department in February 2010 that economic incentives would “help salve” China should a united Korea end up in a “benign alliance” with the United States.

                9. State Department Gives Low Marks to Germany’s Merkel

                The German magazine Der Spiegel, which was among the publications allowed to preview the leaks, immediately zeroed in on the State Department’s cool perception of Chancellor Angela Merkel. The German leader “has not taken bold steps yet to improve the substantive content of the relationship,” wrote former U.S. Ambassador William Timken in 2006. Merkel was also called “risk averse and rarely creative” in a 2008 message. German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, meanwhile, was deemed “short on substance.”

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                • #9
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                  [quote author=blackPHOGmoan link=topic=2415.msg27344#msg27344 date=1291046337]
                  I read a NYT article on that founder maybe a month ago and it seems like the Cigarette Smoking Man is out for this guy's blood. He also sounds like a maniac and his entire crew has turned on him.

                  Activate the asset.

                  I'm of the opinion the more stuff out for us, the better.
                  [/quote]

                  Yeah, this guy's a little crazy. The Washington Post and NYT both wrote less than flattering articles about this guy. Probably no coincidence that these two were not allowed to preview the leaks.

                  The last couple batches weren't terribly interesting, but it sounds like I might have to pull up a chair and read through this stuff.

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                  • #10
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                    sorry I wasn't more clear....anyone caught leaking this info should receive treatment described above....

                    I wouldn't mind Julian Assange to "accidentally choke" on a Swedish meatball.

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                    • #11
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                      Love this stuff. I really hope we get some damning memo on Canada that forces them to declare war on us so we can invade and naturalize cactii as an American citizen.

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                      • #12
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                        maybe somewhere in there he leaked the PMs that forced ICT to go off the grid.

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                        • #13
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                          The guy is a POS, imo. He's definitely a nut and has a death wish.

                          A lot of the leaked info is crazy interesting, however.

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                          • #14
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                            The Wikilieaks guy is wanted for rape right now.

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                            • #15
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                              [quote author=Jhawk2001 link=topic=2415.msg27397#msg27397 date=1291059477]
                              The Wikilieaks guy is wanted for rape right now.
                              [/quote]

                              Somehow I don't think that even if he was found guilty that would stop WikiLeaks.

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