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Originally posted by talisman
I am really thinking that Wiki is just another arm of the CIA pretending to be on 'our side' of truth and openness but using this to hide some of the more serious and dark things that go on.
Mixed records against terrorism: Saudi donors remain the chief financiers of Sunni militant groups like Al Qaeda, and the tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar, a generous host to the American military for years, was the “worst in the region” in counterterrorism efforts, according to a State Department cable last December. Qatar’s security service was “hesitant to act against known terrorists out of concern for appearing to be aligned with the U.S. and provoking reprisals,”
China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives,
Clashes with Europe over human rights: American officials sharply warned Germany in 2007 not to enforce arrest warrants for Central Intelligence Agency officers involved in a bungled operation in which an innocent German citizen with the same name as a suspected militant was mistakenly kidnapped and held for months in Afghanistan. A senior American diplomat told a German official “that our intention was not to threaten Germany, but rather to urge that the German government weigh carefully at every step of the way the implications for relations with the U.S.”
They show American officials managing relations with a China on the rise and a Russia retreating from democracy. They document years of painstaking effort to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon — and of worry about a possible Israeli strike on Iran with the same goal.
Even when they recount events that are already known, the cables offer remarkable details.
For instance, it has been previously reported that the Yemeni government has sought to cover up the American role in missile strikes against the local branch of Al Qaeda. But a cable’s fly-on-the-wall account of a January meeting between the Yemeni president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and Gen. David H. Petraeus, then the American commander in the Middle East, is nonetheless breathtaking.
“We’ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours,” Mr. Saleh said, according to the cable sent by the American ambassador, prompting Yemen’s deputy prime minister to “joke that he had just ‘lied’ by telling Parliament” that Yemeni forces had carried out the strikes.
Originally posted by GirlGenius
reply to post by Kram09
Yes! This whole "release" is such BS. Gossip sells. This "dump" ought to be a big hit. Total propaganda PsyOp and an excuse to clamp down on the web. God help us all with so many of the "awake" falling for this one.
THE WORLD NEEDS OBAMA: Brennan said President Obama looked forward to seeing the King at the G-20 summit in London. "Thank God for bringing Obama to the presidency," the King answered, which has created "great hope" in the Muslim world. "May God grant him strength and patience, Abdullah continued, "May God protect him. I'm concerned about his personal safety. America and the world need such a president."
Originally posted by hadriana
I'm not sure that if the CIA is behind this, that is a bad thing.
It seems people always assumes that the CIA is the bad folks, mainly because Bush Sr. was CIA and well, ok, was probably responsible for Kennedy getting shot and a whole cascade of mess.
But I do like to think that young men and women that join the CIA ARE intelligent, and if they have access to intelligence, that they will see the big picture of what a corrupt mess our govt. has become.
Who is to say that there are not sides to the CIA that may not even know about each other?
I am not ready to say CIA = BAD in every situation.
I figure there's probaby political CIA, and trenches CIA, and the trenches CIA might just be the good guys.