Cap'n Refsmmat Posted November 28, 2010 Share Posted November 28, 2010 (edited) It looks like it'll be an interesting week in foreign affairs. Wikileaks, along with its media partners, has begun releasing the first batch of classified diplomatic cables from US embassies and officials. Apparently, releases will be spread out through several months. It'll be fun to watch. So far, among the batch released this afternoon: Saudi Arabia privately urges the US to attack Iran's nuclear facilities Diplomats asked to spy on UN officials and other diplomats China's Politburo organized the large hacking attacks on Google and other companies earlier this year US ponders delivering bunker-busting bombs to Israel while staying out of Iranian attacks ...and much more, in 250,000 documents, though a Denial of Service attack on Wikileaks means they may not be released soon The documents were released to The Guardian, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, and El Pais. Their analysis: http://www.guardian....-embassy-cables http://www.nytimes.c...secrets.html?hp http://www.spiegel.d...lomatic_cables/ (I couldn't find the rest, as they're not in English) Wikileaks has just put the first cables online on their own site, which is rather slow at the moment: http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/ Today's news coverage is just 219 cables out of the 251,287. I wonder what the next will contain... So. Does the potential for exposing corruption or shady dealings between governments outweigh the scandalous effects of revealing US secrets? And what do you think of the revelations made so far? Edited November 28, 2010 by Cap'n Refsmmat releases will be over months, not weeks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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