According to the official WikiLeaks Twitter account, “[Vice President Joe] Biden says [Julian] Assange is a ‘terrorist’ and Mubarak is ‘no dictator’–and should not step down. Biden is a dangerous fool.” Then followed an overnight flood of tweets calling attention to fresh leaks about Egypt’s brutal regime.

One of those messages said, “Help us spread the last two days of cables into Egypt through neighboring media and sat tv.”

The Egyptian government has shut down almost all channels of communication, including Internet and SMS service, in response to civil unrest.

One new cable details a meeting between Sen. Joseph Lieberman and Gamal Mubarak, son of the Egyptian president. Another discusses the fate of Yemeni children reportedly brought to Egypt for organ harvesting. A 2009 cable from Ambassador Margaret Scobey says, “Torture and police brutality in Egypt are endemic and widespread.” — PZS

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