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Wikileaks publishing embarrassing for the U.S.
On Sunday evening, Swedish time Wikileaks publishes a large number of classified documents that could be embarrassing for the United States. This includes the former South African President Nelson Mandela, have been criticized for his stance against the war in Iraq.
- This is hugely embarrassing for the United States, "a source close to Hillary Clinton told the Daily Mail.
Three million declassified documents posted on WikiLeaks site in the evening. Five papers will be received prior to study parts of the massive material, including the New York Times, Guardian and the German Der Spiegel.
Der Spiegel ran a preliminary publish some on Saturday but was soon pulled back. However, it already had time to spread on the Internet.
The materials include a number of emails and documents from the U.S. embassy, where leaders like former British Prime Minister Tony Blair - and the newly elected, David Cameron, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and Zimbabwe's despot Robert Mugabe accused or described in a condescending way.
Wikileaks leaking documents to Denmark
The Danish Ministry of Defence has requested and obtained classified U.S. documents to Wikileaks, says founder Julian Assange.
According to Assange Danes first have consulted the U.S., who refused to disclose anything, writes Ekstra Bladet.
Two weeks ago, the Danish Ministry of Defence have requested and obtained the records from Wikileaks, says Julian Assange in a Skype interview with journalists in Amman, Jordan.
Danes surveyed only the United States, which said no, then instead went to Wikileaks, says Ekstra Bladet.
Nelson Mandela ridiculed and mocked by the US in emails
Embassies revealed in Wikileaks-documents
LONDON. Details of the night: U.S. embassies mocked Nelson Mandela and Gordon Brown.
Everything is in the secret documents that the U.S. government fears that Wikileaks will publish in the evening.
- This is hugely embarrassing for the United States, "a source close to Hillary Clinton.
Even Gordon Brown's personality and his ability to stay in power should have commented on some of the more than 800 messages sent from the U.S. Embassy in London and that tomorrow will be published on the Internet.
Originally posted by conspiracy88
Wow... history changing stuff.
All this is drama, like that between two little 5th grade girls. Seriously wikileaks? Common. Like I didn't know this kind of stuff already went on.
U.S. warns world leaders that new WikiLeaks revelations will 'expose corruption between allies' and show what America REALLY thinks of its friends
3 million documents set to go online
U.S. diplomats face being kicked out of countries in backlash
Corrupt politicians expected to be named and shamed
Bombshell leak thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown
Secret talks on return of Lockerbie bomber to Libya may also be leaked
Allegations 'include U.S. backing of Kurdish terrorists'
New WikiLeaks files 'to reveal American criticism of Nelson Mandela'
Whistleblower website 'WikiLeaks' would soon reveal that Nelson Mandela is among the world leaders believed to have been criticised US diplomatic files that are to be leaked.
Cameron 'faces leaks embarrassment'
The US administration's unflattering assessment of David Cameron is set to be made public with the release of thousands of leaked State Department files by the WikiLeaks whistleblowers website.
Simon Hoggart, a journalist on The Guardian - one of the newspapers that has been working with WikiLeaks on the release of the material - said that the publication would be an "embarrassment" for the Prime Minister.
He confirmed that the paper would be releasing extensive details of the files on Monday.
"It is going to give the candid American views of world leaders and indeed the reverse too," he told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show.
There is going to be some embarrassment certainly for Gordon Brown but even more so for David Cameron who was not very highly regarded by the Obama administration or by the US ambassador here."
WikiLeaks files will embarrass Britain, warns US
Top-secret diplomatic and military files published by website WikiLeaks will embarrass Britain, the US warned yesterday.
Originally posted by wavemaker
reply to post by Chevalerous
It is the same with a friend who is back stabbing you. I'm not sure if you still want to be a friend of that guy.
U.S. says WikiLeaks release would endanger lives
WASHINGTON | Sun Nov 28, 2010 8:41am EST
(Reuters) - The State Department has warned the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks that its expected release of classified U.S. documents would endanger countless lives, jeopardize American military operations and hurt international cooperation on global security issues.
The department's top lawyer urged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a letter Saturday to keep classified documents off the website, remove records of them from its database and return any material to the U.S. government.
Lawyer Harold Koh said the department has learned that WikiLeaks provided about 250,000 documents to The New York Times, The Guardian of Britain and German magazine Der Spiegel.
Some media reports indicated the news outlets may post stories on the documents as early as Sunday and said they have also been given to newspapers Le Monde in France and El Pais in Spain.
Koh wrote that publication of the documents would "place at risk the lives of countless innocent individuals" as well as military initiatives and cooperation between countries to confront problems from terrorism to pandemic disease.
Originally posted by wayno
Be prepared for some kind of false flag to take attention away from the leaks. That is about the only strategy the US has left to combat this thing which will be a great embarrassment to them only; not anyone else.
Oooh I can't wait!
Lesson number one: if you are representing your nation, you'd better be beyond reproach.
It's about time these politicians were held truly accountable for their actions. I hope this is that time.
And, this won't only damage the US, it will damage the UK government if the material released shows that America thinks far less of our government than they portray.
I see some interesting protest placards ahead!
WikiLeaks 'to highlight Putin and Berlusconi's special relationship'
Controversial Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's "close relationship" with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, is said to be among WikiLeaks documents due to be released.
Mr Berlusconi has been friends with former KGB agent Mr Putin, for more than five years and the two have held numerous bilateral meetings as well as entertained each other on holiday.
Of concern to Washington was said to be the deal between Italian energy firm ENI and Russian gas giant Gazprom, over the South Stream pipeline as well as the "very cordial relationship between Mr Putin and Mr Berlusconi".
On Sunday America's former ambassador to Italy Ronald Spogli, who was in Rome between 2005 and 2009, said in an interview with Corriere della Sera: "The Rome-Moscow axis did worry us."
Mr Spogli did not go into specific details but did add: "Certainly, we have always said that a democratic Russia was always desirable.
"In the last few years when there was a differing shift by Russia, we Americans always thought this (Putin-Berlusconi relationship) was not the right direction."
Italian newspapers highlighted how Mr Berlusconi had holidayed on the Black Sea with Mr Putin and in return the Russian leader had been a guest at his counterpart's luxury villa in Sardinia.
They published once again an infamous picture of Mr Berlusconi pretending to 'shoot' a Russian journalist as she asked awkward questions of Mr Putin at a press conference in Italy two years ago.
Also mentioned was Mr Berlusconi's "soft stance" towards Russia during the recent conflicts in Chechnya and Georgia.
Mr Spogli's comments were published as Mr Berlusconi's government insisted there was a "plot" by foreign powers to damage Italy's international reputation highlighting intense coverage of recent domestic events, as well as the release of WikiLeaks files.
As PM Erdogan strode through the EU corridors of power Dec. 16-17 with his semi-pro soccer player's swagger and phalanx of sycophantic advisors, he may have seemed a strong candidate for European leader of the year.