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U.S. Braces for Another WikiLeak

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Posted on Nov 26, 2010
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U.S. officials are warning foreign governments that the WikiLeaks website is about to let fly with another batch of sensitive diplomatic documents that will be “harmful to the U.S. and our interests.”  —JCL

The Guardian:

The government has been warned by US authorities about the expected publication of sensitive diplomatic files on the whistleblower website WikiLeaks, Downing Street acknowledged yesterday.

Washington is braced for the release within days of thousands of documents on the website, which has previously published secret details of allied military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“These revelations are harmful to the US and our interests,” said the state department spokesman PJ Crowley last night. “They are going to create tension in relationships between our diplomats and our friends around the world.”

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By expat in germany, November 28, 2010 at 9:34 am Link to this comment
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Just read diamond’s comment.

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By Arabian Sinbad, November 27, 2010 at 10:08 am Link to this comment

I am nominating WikiLeak as the organization that rendered the greatest service to humanity in all human history.

I wish that WikiLeak would evolve into an international political movement fighting for truth and justice across the globe.

In these lean times of no real heroes, they stand out as the only heroes deserving our moral support as well as our financial support.

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By diamond, November 27, 2010 at 4:05 am Link to this comment

What these leaks tell me is what I’ve already been reading in books like ‘The Last Supper’ and ‘The London Bombings’: the United States arms and funds terrorists and criminals and ‘turns’ them for its own purposes. And its purposes are dark and completely amoral. The intelligence services ‘run’ these terrorists all over the world, including in places like North West Africa, because without them they would have no justification for being in the places they are. Places where they want to take control of resources such as oil and gas.

The well-known terror attacks such as 9/11, Madrid and the London Bombings are just the tip of the iceberg but all three of them are suspect. The same unanswered questions hang over all of them but eventually those questions will be answered and that is what the intelligence services and the Pentagon dread. Not a threat to national security or global security but the mask of democracy stripped away from their Fascist activities and the truth about so-called terror attacks revealed out of their own mouths via diplomatic cables and their own documents.

After all, it was the military’s own history of the Vietnam war that Daniel Ellsberg copied and made public. They had recorded everything, including their lies and their betrayals of the taxpayers over many years, including the knowledge that the Vietnam war could never be won which they kept ‘classified’ so the people they were supposed to serve could never find out how they had betrayed them. ‘History always repeats, the first time is tragedy, the second time is farce’ and there IS something farcical about the hang wringing and disinformation that floods out in a vain attempt to counter the truth every time it’s revealed by Wikileaks.

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By omop, November 26, 2010 at 9:11 pm Link to this comment

Further proof that what the “free news fit to print” is unaldurated bs.

Another nail in the coffin of US newspapers.

How many more leaks before the sheeple finally wake up and smell the roses.?

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By berniem, November 26, 2010 at 8:13 pm Link to this comment

Perhaps an apt analogy may be “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime!” America places no value on loyalty or friendship, only obedience and expediency. Knowing the history of this nation’s exploitative arrangements with our own native peoples as well as foreign countries allegedly our “allies” and friends, it’s no wonder that any thinking person scoffs at our reactionary notions such as patriotism and family values! Go Wikileaks, “keep those cards and letters comin’”!

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By godistwaddle, November 26, 2010 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment

I believe the only friends the U.S. has are torturers, autocrats, slaveowners, and corporatists.  Let them be betrayed. Let them be assassinated. Let them no longer be.

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By Queenie, November 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm Link to this comment

“They are going to create tension in relationships between our diplomats and our friends around the world.” .. P.J. Crowley

“Friends? We don’t need no stinking friends!” ..M.I.C. Bully

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By a doubter, November 26, 2010 at 1:37 pm Link to this comment
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“Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is
hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not
be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known.
Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be
heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear
in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops.”

—Jesus, in Luke 12:1-3

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