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WikiLeaks: 35,000 Diplomatic Cables To Be Released

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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:18 AM
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WikiLeaks: 35,000 Diplomatic Cables To Be Released


www.huffingtonpost.com

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.
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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:18 AM
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Had been watching twitter last night and thought this was on the way.

Lots and lots very good links on twitter. A lot of stuff to read. Chcecking it out now.

The whole row with Domscheit-Berg obviously triggered this.

Wikileaks are a 'go'


twitter.com...#!/wikileaks

wikileaks WikiLeaks
Gaddafi: "Dear Obama, I have the pleasure to send a congratulation note for the 1st time to an American president" (link tracking not allowed)/pDx7my


wikileaks WikiLeaks
Stay tuned for Cuba, Germany, Iran, Afghanistan, Poland, France, Turkey, Romania, Rwanda, ...


wikileaks WikiLeaks
Wal-mart has Unions in China, but not in the U.S. __._/cable/2006/08/… #wlfind #wikileaks #06BEIJING17771
6 hours ago



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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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So when they said all the info was destroyed from some issue, apparently some survived? Curious what nonsense will be in this grouping.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:19 AM
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Will it be about Libyas rebels i hope?



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:22 AM
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Ori

ginally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter

reply to post by JohnySeagull
 


Will it be about Libyas rebels i hope?


wikileaks WikiLeaks
WikiLeaks: 349 cables from Libya released! __._/tag/LY_0.html
8 hours ago

http://__._/tag/LY_0.html



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:26 AM
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Of the cables released, 2,170 are from Taiwan, 3,004 are from China, and 349 are from Libya. It told followers to stay tuned for 4,000 from Israel and that Russia, Venezuela, Indonesia, Syria, Somalia, Bahrain, South Africa, Yemen, Cuba, Germany, Iran, Afghanistan, Poland, France, Turkey, Romania and Rwanda were on the way.

WikiLeaks tweeted out some revelations. One major bombshell involved a congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain, which went over and met with the Gaddafi regime. In exchange for agreeing to relinquish its WMD program, Libya expressed to the US that it wanted to purchase “lethal weapons from US firms.” The congressional delegation led by McCain was to provide “congressional perspectives on lethal sales to Libya and the security commitments that must be fulfilled prior to any US consideration of lethal sales.”

Two more cables related to Libya were tweeted. One shows in 2007 US companies won $2 billion worth of infrastructure contracts as a reward for political relationships. The other provides an update on Libya’s “banking reform” program and how privatization of Libya banking would provide “opportunities for increased private sector cooperation with US banks.”

With regards to China, WikiLeaks unearthed a cable that shows the All China Federation of Trade Unions (AFCTU) has unions in at least five of the sixty Wal-Marts in China. Despite the fact that this might sound amazing given the fact that Wal-Mart will not allow organized labor in US Wal-Marts, US diplomat David S. Sedney concludes, “The Wal-Mart unions have have more to do with the role of politics in the ACFTU than with advancing workers’ rights.”

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posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:27 AM
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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.


All I saw was a "disgruntled" worker saying they had destroyed the files..

Did Julian actually agree with that statement??

And what nonsense?
Have any previous releases been shown to be fakes??



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:29 AM
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If you are in twitter keep watching #wlfind

People are being asked to post their finidings under this hashtag on twitter.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:30 AM
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Wow this one is huge




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



So gaddafi wanted to join the Human Rights Council ? this was no mistake that this war was a Covert Regime change



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:31 AM
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Hey any cables from Bosnia?



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:31 AM
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Assange recently made a statement about a former employee who caused some damage as well as making comments about Assange.

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.

Finally I say nonsense because of the issues that cropped during the last round of diplo leaks, which was minor to nothing. I fail to understand why, if he has all that info, that he doesnt take time to weed out the "juicy" material everyone wants, instead of burying it under, literally, nonesne info.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:31 AM
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wow thats a lot, will take a while to go thru them all will keep an eye on this!



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:32 AM
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Dear Mr. President Obama,

I have the pleasure to send a congratulation note for the first
time to an American president, and on behalf of all Africa, and
of Cen-Sad, the base of the African pyramid, and on behalf of
the Arab Maghreb Union, and in the name of all Arab leaders as I
am their dean.

Since relations are resumed between our two countries, we have
the right to congratulate you from the bottom of our hearts
because you are the son of Africa.

God gives reign to whom He wishes and takes it away from whom He
wishes; he holds dear whom he wants and humiliates whom he wants
as well. He retains all the good in His hands, and He is the
all powerful; and He pledged to confer His favors on those
deemed weak and to bequeath them the Earth.

Blacks were deemed weak and were oppressed, and were taken to
the American continent as slaves and indentured servants.

The main point is that Blacks shall not have an inferiority
complex and imitate the Yankees.

They have to prove that they are partners to the whites and
sharing the same continent; that the Whites themselves are not
indigenous, but that they have come from overseas; that the
black man is not less competent than the white man; and that the
black color shall prevail in the world as predicted by the Green
Book.

I salute the American people who have chosen you in these
historical elections for such a high position, so that you may
lead the change that you have promised them and for which they
have rallied around you.

We hope that you lead the United States of America on the path
of good and respect peoples' sovereignty and observe the policy
of neutrality.

Sincerely,

Muammar al-Qadhafi

End text.


http://__._/cable/2008/11/08TRIPOLI874.html



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:33 AM
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Does this sound like a bad guy plan?




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.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:34 AM
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Got a link to where Assange states that all the information was lost?



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:40 AM
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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.


I Still feel the same but its always interesting these leaks no matter if they arent real.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:40 AM
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Looks like most of the cables are an attempt to persuade the public that Gaddafi is supporting international terrorism.

Why do they publish the cables now? And why do they start with libya?



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:44 AM
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Originally posted by backinblack
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Got a link to where Assange states that all the information was lost?


Here is Assanges release -
Wikilinks Central

While looking into that I also found this article, which somehow slipped under the radar for the main stream media -
Obama Crafts New Anti-WikiLeaks Law

This one actually caught me off guard, and I dont agree with it at all -


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.


Click link for rest of article.



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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i expect nothing earth shattering to come out of these. Lets see what happens



posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 04:51 AM
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Interesting that Obama feels the need to use an Executive Order again rather than congress..

IMO there are FAR too many secrets in Government already..




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