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The whistleblower website WikiLeaks announced it was releasing 35,000 U.S. diplomatic cables late Tuesday night. The official Twitter account broke the news to its more than one million followers, asking for help scouring the cables for discoveries.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
So when they said all the info was destroyed from some issue, apparently some survived? Curious what nonsense will be in this grouping.
2.(SBU) Embassy translation of the diplomatic note is included below. BEGIN DIPLOMATIC NOTE Ref: 3252/7/5/35 The Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya The General People's Committee For Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation The General People's Committee for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (International Organizations Department), sends its compliments to the U.S. Embassy in the Great Jamahiriya, and has the honor to inform the esteemed Embassy that Libya decided to run for membership of the Human Rights Council for the period 2010-2013 during the elections due to be held at the UNGA in New York in May 2010. While the Great Jamahiriya appreciates the high importance of human rights on both international and national level for human rights that form the basis of all human and international relationships, it attaches herewith an explanatory note regarding its candidacy to this Council's membership. The note states its commitment to promote and protect human rights principles pursuant to the requirements of the UNGA`s resolution 60/251. Great Jamahiriya hopes that your friendly country could support this candidature. The General People's Committee Secretariat for Foreign Liaison and International Cooperation (International Organizations' Dept) avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the esteemed US Embassy the assurances of its highest considerations. To: US Embassy- Tripoli Date: Dec. 1st, 2009
1.(S/NF) Summary: During a January 27 meeting with the Ambassador, Dr. Ali Gashut, Head of the Libyan Atomic Energy Establishment, reiterated the GOL's keen interest in seeing the regional Nuclear Medicine Center (NMC) project completed. Recognizing the Department's funding constraints and acknowledging the GOL's long-standing commitment to cost-sharing, Gashut agreed to provide a letter quantifying GOL contributions to the project to-date. Gashut emphasized the progress on the NMC was important to the bilateral relationship, stating that that the Libyan Cabinet, MFA, and other government bodies were focused on the project and wanted to see it come to fruition as a model of bilateral engagement, a point we have heard repeatedly from senior officials, including Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi. Progress on the NMC could help jumpstart the relationship after months of crises. We urge the Department to consider alternative USG funding sources for the construction phase. End summary.
Secondly, you as well as USA Agent have stated multiple times in other threads that wikileaks cant be trusted. You made that argument with the wmd's in Iraq in 2003, and Agent USA discounts anything and everything from the west.
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by Xcathdra
Got a link to where Assange states that all the information was lost?
The Obama Administration is putting the finishing touches on a new executive order that is intended to improve the security of classified information in government computer networks as part of the government’s response to WikiLeaks.
The order is supposed to reduce the feasibility and the likelihood of the sort of unauthorized releases of classified U.S. government information that have been published by WikiLeaks in the past year.
[...] the order establishes new mechanisms for “governance” and continuing development of security policies for information systems. Among other things, it builds upon the framework established — but not fully implemented — by the 1990 National Security Directive 42 (pdf)…
As far as anybody can tell, the release of the classified material by Wikileaks, despite the hyperbolic haranguing about Assange being a terrorist and about leaked documents harming our national security, has done no measurable harm to any individuals in the U.S. government. Nor is any damage to the safety and security of Americans as a whole at all perceivable. What the leaks have done is to give Americans a better idea of what their government does in their name. It’s possible even, as some have argued, that they’ve done much more good than just that. But sticking to the dangerous national security threat these leaks were promised to present by the apologists for shadow government, not even the government itself has pointed to any specific occurrences of danger or threats to safety or national security. Not even the Obama administration has made that charge.