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Wikileaks Drops the Big One (via Sky Dancing)

I don’t know what to think about this massive release of secret and embarrassing State Department cables leaked by Wikileaks. I feel that this is going to jeopardize many people and puts the US in a bad, bad light. Not so much for the stuff that is said in the memos and cables, cause even though it is not too polite and is gossipy, the opinions of these foreign players really is not the issue. I bet the stuff said about these people is common knowledge among the foreign political community.  I think that main focus and real problem with the leaks, is that the US security let the documents be hacked into and this is what’s going to hurt us the most. Who the hell is going to trust us now? All these leaks are proof that security of  State Secrets is laughable. That someone was able to release this stuff, boggles my mind. How on earth did these get leaked…I do not think it was this Manning dude all alone. My concern is with the real meat of these cables…that stuff about secret deals and corruption. Corruption that seems to be widely know, but ignored. Anyway, all of this makes me think of that Seinfeld episode, The Doodle:

Kramer: Well it’s a story about love, deception, greed, lust and…unbridled enthusiasm.

Elaine: unbridled enthusiasm…?

Kramer: Well , that’s what led to Billy Mumphrey’s downfall.

Elaine: Oh! boy.

Kramer: You see Elaine, Billy was a simple country boy. You might say a cockeyed optimist,

who got himself mixed up in the high stakes game of world diplomacy and international intrigue.

Yes…Wikileaks, what led to the United States Foreign Policy downfall…for what it is worth, here is a bunch of links about the leak. I want to keep this handy for future reference. One thing is for certain, all these docs and memos and cables are a wealth of inspiration for my Crocodile Deliverance story….

Wikileaks Drops the Big One Newspapers around the world are dropping the latest Wikileaks documents.  The site itself is inaccessible but its tweets say that it is not under attack of any kind. We’ll be adding to this post as links become available. This overview was just put up by Huffpo. The New York Times and The Guardian have published classified State Department documents provided to them by the online website WikiLeaks. The WikiLeaks website appeared to be inaccessibl … Read More

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  1. Minkoff Minx says:

    http://dakiniland.wordpress.com/2010/11/28/wikileaks-drops-the-big-one/#comment-7888
    mablue2 says:
    November 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    Huh?
    Did you guys see this?
    NYT worked ‘several weeks’ on leaked cables; WikiLeaks wasn’t direct source for docs

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20101128/ts_yblog_thecutline/nyt-worked-several-weeks-on-leaked-cables-wikileaks-wasnt-direct-source-for-docs

    [T]he Times didn’t get the State Department documents directly from WikiLeaks, even though the paper published contents from the cache simultaneously with the four other newspapers, presumably under the same embargo.

    The Times, in an editor’s note published with the first several articles, said that the 250,000 cables “were made available to The Times by a source who insisted on anonymity” while also noting that the documents were “originally obtained by WikiLeaks.” So it’s unknown who the Times source is, and unclear exactly how that source would have the material but not be a part of WikiLeaks. For the last leak, regarding Iraq, the Times clearly sourced the documents as being made available by WikiLeaks.

    Dean Baquet, the Times Washington bureau chief, told The Cutline in an email that “it is true we did not get the documents directly from WikiLeaks.”

    “But I can’t go beyond that,” Baquet continued. “I think the other papers will have to answer questions about their arrangements.”

    Wow! So, there another group of leakers running around?

  2. Minkoff Minx says:

    Keep this too:

    WikiLeaks, Secret Cables and the Downside of America’s Security Mania

    http://www.politicsdaily.com/2010/11/28/wikileaks-secret-cables-and-the-downside-of-americas-security/

  3. Minkoff Minx says:

    WikiLeaks US embassy cables: live updates
    The first batch of leaked US embassy cables reveal a desire by Saudi Arabia and other Arab states to attack Iran, and US espionage against the UN. Follow all the reaction and diplomatic fallout

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/blog/2010/nov/29/wikileaks-us-embassy-cables-live-updates

  4. Minkoff Minx says:

    http://www.taylormarsh.com/2010/11/29/wikileaks-diplo-docu-dump/

    “Americans have grown accustomed to being kept in a state of permanent stupid on foreign policy. That’s how Iraq happened, but it’s also how dangerous moves in the Middle East towards Iran can be sanctioned through a simple sound bite. Few news organizations bother to cover the Mideast, which is one reason I hailed Al Jazeera English when it came available in the Beltway area some time ago. Years of covering Israel without any way objectivity, along with Iran, has left Americans with a stilted view of American foreign policy. What’s worse is that the collective American ignorance about other countries and our involvement in their inner workings has given neoconservatives and traditional hawks the playing field, because our foreign policy is always presented as militaristic movements being strong, diplomacy is weak. When you have people like Rep. Eric Cantor making religious based Middle East foreign policy pronouncements, as well as people like Sen. Jon Kyl inventing the Cold War 2.0, circa 21st century, it shows just how vulnerable our foreign policy is to tilts in presidential domestic power, especially when Democrats don’t fight on their own ground.”

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