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US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis

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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis


www.guardian.co.uk

The cables published today reveal how the US uses its embassies as part of a global espionage network, with diplomats tasked to obtain not just information from the people they meet, but personal details, such as frequent flyer numbers, credit card details and even DNA material.

Classified "human intelligence directives" issued in the name of Hillary Clinton or her predecessor, Condoleeza Rice, instruct officials to gather information on military installations, weapons markings, vehicle details of political leaders as well as iris scans, fingerprints and DNA.

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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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Now I find this really odd. I thought this was common knowledge by everyone that Embassies are safe havens for espionage?

I have to admit, I'm very impressed with some of this information so far. This is really juicy!

Here's some of the topics you'll see in ATS forums soon!

• Grave fears in Washington and London over the security of Pakistan's nuclear weapons programme

• Alleged links between the Russian government and organised crime.

• Devastating criticism of the UK's military operations in Afghanistan.

• Claims of inappropriate behaviour by a member of the British royal family.

• The cache of cables contains specific allegations of corruption and against foreign leaders

• The cables name countries involved in financing terror groups, and describe a near "environmental disaster" last year over a rogue shipment of enriched uranium.

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Some of this is so over-the-top, I'm worried that it isn't going to have much staying power past the "conspiracy theorist" - especially if the best stories get discredited by the US with disinfo.

OK, someone just linked to the the Cables in the Guardian. CLICK HERE to go to their thread!
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posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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interesting though yes, I too feel most of these things are common knowledge

the only question is probably harry or philip heh



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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Originally posted by CodeRed3D
Now I find this really odd. I thought this was common knowledge by everyone that Embassies are safe havens for espionage?


Of course they are... James Bond showed us that




• Alleged links between the Russian government and organised crime.


Kinda like the CIA and drug lords huh?


I like these... seems Iran's neighbors wanna wipe em out too

US embassy cables: Saudi king urges US strike on Iran
US embassy cables: Emirati crown prince broaches invasion of Iran
www.guardian.co.uk...

If I were conspiracy minded, I 'MIGHT' think, just looking at the titles, that these were leaked to make us want to Nuke Iran... Good thing I know our government would never pull dirty tricks

Hmmmm I will lurk and see what gets dug up



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 03:50 PM
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Ok, so I have to admit, I'm not quite understanding these cables. Are they processed and re-written by Wikileaks staff or are these in fact official cables, because some of the language/wording isn't what I would expect from official documents.



posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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Originally posted by CodeRed3D
• The cables name countries involved in financing terror groups, and describe a near "environmental disaster" last year over a rogue shipment of enriched uranium.



Now THIS I find fascinating.

Anyone remember that Maltese-Flagged Russian ship that went missing last year transporting Timber?

Remember all the chaos and confusion about it. Reports of "special ops" being involved...

I think we made assumptions then that this was something significantly more than just a timber shipment. Perhaps we were indeed correct?



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