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Post  EarthsAngel on Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:56 am

New WikiLeaks files 'to reveal American criticism of Mandela'

By Simon Walters and Christopher Leake
Last updated at 1:16 PM on 28th November 2010

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Nelson Mandela is among world leaders believed to have been criticised in a leak of US diplomatic files, well-placed sources said last night.

Disclosures about the 92-year-old ex-South African President are among three million secret American diplomatic missives obtained by the website WikiLeaks.

Other world leaders who have clashed with the US including Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai, Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi and Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe also come off badly in the no-holds-barred private cables to the White House from scores of US embassies.
Mr Mandela condemned George Bush over the Iraq War, suggesting the US President had ignored UN calls for restraint because the then Secretary-General Kofi Annan was black

Mr Mandela condemned George Bush over the Iraq War, suggesting the US President had ignored UN calls for restraint because the then Secretary-General Kofi Annan was black

Around 800 messages are from the US embassy in London and some reportedly feature negative and hostile comments about Gordon Brown and the Labour Government.

These are thought to relate to the Anglo-US dispute after Britain freed Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi from a Scottish jail to a hero’s welcome in Libya last year.

The cables are believed to include withering US assessments of Mr Brown’s personality and prospects of staying in power.

They may also show the low regard of the White House for Britain’s ‘special relationship’ with America. Nor does David Cameron escape from criticism.

Mr Mandela, who stepped down as President in 1999, condemned George Bush over the Iraq War, suggesting the US President had ignored the United Nations’ calls for restraint because the then Secretary-General Kofi Annan was black.

He also called Tony Blair the ‘foreign minister of the United States’ for supporting Mr Bush over Iraq.

The secret cables, due to be published online today, are believed to be from January 2006 to December 2009 – taking in the latter part of Tony Blair’s Premiership and most of Gordon Brown’s.

Defence insiders say Britain’s national security could be ‘put at risk’ by the revelations, which are understood to include details of the Iraq and Afghan wars plus inform¬ation about secret service practices and intelligence sources.

The British Government has issued a DA-Notice (defence advisory), warning newspapers that publishing the secrets could compromise national security.

WikiLeaks gained notoriety earlier this year when it released secret details of allied military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The revelations of American brutality in Iraq and Afghanistan led to its founder Julian Assange – an Australian-born computer hacker – being attacked by governments around the world. He is now wanted for alleged rape in Sweden.
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Trail of damage: Bradley Manning, left, and Julian Assange

US sources say the ‘whistleblower’ for the latest leaks was most likely US Army soldier Bradley Manning, the 23-year-old American intelligence analyst arrested in Iraq in June and charged over the earlier Wiki¬Leaks disclosures.

Private First Class Manning, from Oklahoma – who was assigned to a support battalion with the US 10th Mountain Division in Iraq – is being held in custody at the Quantico Marine Barracks in Virginia, US.

He has been charged with ‘transferring classified data on to his personal computer and adding unauthorised software to a classified computer system’ and ‘communicating, transmitting and delivering national defence inform¬ation to an unauthorised source’.

Manning is believed to have gained the data by hacking into top-secret US intelligence computer systems.

Last night Mr Assange refused to comment on the latest revelations.

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US intelligence is said to have known for months that WikiLeaks held the damaging secrets contained in the cables. Huge teams of diplomats have been sifting through all cable traffic for the period affected and studying the most damaging revelations.

On Friday, senior US diplomats briefed governments including the UK, Israel, Turkey, Denmark and Norway about the damaging secrets which had been contained in cables, including classified messages sent to Washington from the American embassy in London.

The US ambassador to London, Louis Susman, took the unprecedented step of going to Downing Street to brief officials on what was termed as ‘contingency planning’.

Yesterday, Italy and Canada were also briefed.

The US State Department said last night: ‘They contain sensitive information and reveal sources of information that impact our national interests and those of other countries.

‘Typical cables describe summaries of meetings, analysis of events in other countries and records of confidential conversations with officials of other governments and with members of civil society.’

Last night a source close to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told The Mail on Sunday: ‘This is enormously embarrassing to the US. The CIA have Assange under total surveillance.

‘The idea was that nothing would be news to us. But these latest documents were moved as hard copies, not electronically, so we still don’t know the extent of the leak.’

The Foreign Office said last night: ‘We would condemn any unauthorised release of this classified information just as we condemn leaks of classified material in the UK. They can damage national security, are not in the national interest and, as the US has said, may put lives at risk.’

The US Embassy in London refused to comment.


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Re: YaY, new WikiLeaks out tonight. 9-00 p.m. GMT

Post  EarthsAngel on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:40 am

hahaha, I'll bet there are some very brown pants around the world tonight!! Obama will be up for the two faced liar he is.........roll on!


WikiLeaks Release to Feature Corruption Among World Leaders, Governments

By Daniel Tencer

November 25, 2010 "Raw Story" -- The Obama administration on Wednesday warned that the next release of documents from whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks could damage relations between the US and foreign governments. Now, a report from Reuters offers an explanation as to why that may be.

According to "sources familiar with the State Department cables held by WikiLeaks," the imminent document dump will include reports from US diplomats on corruption within foreign governments and among world leaders.

Reuters reports that governments in Europe and Asia feature prominently in the document release, with Russia and Afghanistan being mentioned by name. However, there were no specifics reported as to the nature of the corruption allegations or which governments are involved.

Three sources familiar with the State Department cables held by WikiLeaks say the corruption allegations in them are major enough to cause serious embarrassment for foreign governments and politicians named in them.

They said the release was expected next week, but could come earlier. The U.S. government has strongly objected to past WikiLeaks revelations, which it said compromise national security and can put some people at risk

The US government, for its part, seems to be aware of the general nature of the material WikiLeaks will be releasing. AP reported Wednesday:

The Obama administration said Wednesday it has alerted Congress and begun notifying foreign governments that the WikiLeaks website is preparing to release sensitive U.S. diplomatic files that could damage U.S. relations with friends and allies across the globe.

"These revelations are harmful to the United States and our interests," State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. "They are going to create tension in relationships between our diplomats and our friends around the world."

Sweden issued an international arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange last week, several months after the country launched, then dropped, then launched again an investigation into claims by two women that Assange sexually assaulted them.

Assange has maintained his innocence, and says all contact between him and the two women was consensual. He says the allegations are a ruse to discredit WikiLeaks, speculating that the Pentagon may have motivated the rape claims.

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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:50 am

Breaking news, Earth, Wikileaks is under attack:

BREAKING NEWS5:13pm UK, Sunday November 28, 2010
WikiLeaks Claim: 'We're Under Cyber Attack'
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Thousands of potentially embarrassing US documents are due to be published by whistleblower website WikiLeaks - but the organisation says it is under cyber attack.


The secret files - believed to be the first batch of up to 2.7 million documents to be published - are expected to be released this evening.
But Wikileaks has written on Twitter: "We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack."
Sky News has been able to access the whistleblower website and news outlets that have already seen the documents insist they will go ahead in publishing the contents.
The papers are said to include communications between Washington and US embassies around the world.
President Barack Obama's government has said the move will put countless lives at risk, threaten global counter-terrorism operations and jeopardise US relations with its allies.
The US State Department's top lawyer has warned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to stop the "illegal" publication.
The letter was sent as US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other top American officials reached out to numerous world leaders about the imminent release.
The confidential cables are thought to include candid assessments of foreign leaders and their policies, and could erode trust in the US as a diplomatic partner.
There is going to be some embarrassment certainly for Gordon Brown but even more so for David Cameron who was not very highly regarded by the Obama administration or by the US ambassador here.
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US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said Mrs Clinton has spoken to leaders in Britain, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and China.
Canada, Denmark, Norway and Poland have also been warned.
Sky News' foreign affairs editor Tim Marshall said: "Potentially this is diplomatic dynamite.
"We think that three leaders might be in the firing line, because we know the Americans have criticised (Afghan president) Hamid Karzai, President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, of Russia.
"Those are just three names that we're hearing that may be criticised. There are many, many more and it is very embarrassing for the Americans."
Reports suggest the files will reveal an unflattering assessment of Prime Minister David Cameron and former prime minister Gordon Brown.
Guardian journalist Simon Hoggart said: "There is going to be some embarrassment certainly for Gordon Brown but even more so for David Cameron who was not very highly regarded by the Obama administration or by the US ambassador here."
The danger of course is that Brits living in some Islamic states could find themselves the victims of a backlash - that is a genuine concern.
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Meanwhile, there are reports of UK Government fears about the impact of "anti-Islamic" views that could be expressed in the documents.
Sky News' political correspondent Peter Spencer said: "The greatest anxiety is that these leaks will reveal remarks of a hostile nature towards various Islamic leaders and Islamic state policies.
"The danger, of course, is that Brits living in some Islamic states could find themselves the victims of a backlash - that is a genuine concern."
WikiLeaks said its latest release of files, thought to date between January 2006 and June 2010, will be seven times the size of its October leak of 400,000 Iraq war documents.
The US has said it has known for some time that WikiLeaks held the diplomatic cables, but no one has been charged with passing them to the website.

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Post  chelseaz on Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:10 am

very disappointed in what has been released so far after all the build up...so gaddaffi has a buxom nurse who goes everywhere with him...lol and putins mad...well well...suprise...suprise!saudia wants to bomb their nieghbours...promising lol.
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Post  El Guapo on Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:56 am

This is like something out of a movie isn't it? Wikileaks under attack? No prizes for guessing who is behind it...lol

I heard on the news though that the lives of many spies could be compromised with these leaks. Not sure that sits well with me.

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Post  dolly on Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:06 am

The person who leaked these documents should be done for treason. This is going too far. We can't know everything about a Governments actions. Peoples lives and countries relationships could be affected. they better beef their security up, these documents should never have gottten out. Mad
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Post  chelseaz on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:15 am

i think the guy that leaked them was american dolly so he can't be done for treason i'm sure the yanks will think up something sutibly nasty for him.the files were shared between security forces to help against terrorism..the services involved objected saying it would comprimise security and agent safety..but it went ahead.i agree with you the papers are only putting out the superficial stuff...you can bet our enemies are reading the small print very carefully.
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Post  EarthsAngel on Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:34 pm

WIKILEAKS CLAIMS 200 NUKES IN EUROPE


The US has deployed 200 nuclear weapons in Europe says WikiLeaks’ files (file photo).

Wednesday December 1,2010
By Daily Express Reporter


THE US has deployed 200 tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, mostly in Belgium, Holland, Germany and Turkey, the WikiLeaks’ files claim.

The four nations were long suspected of hosting warheads but Nato and the governments involved have refused to confirm reports. Nato yesterday condemned releasing nuclear secrets as “illegal and dangerous”.

A cable issued by WikiLeaks tells of discussions last year in which US Assistant Secretary of State Philip Gordon talks to Germany’s foreign policy adviser Christoph Heusgen about weapons in the four countries.

Another leaked cable details a January 2009 meeting between US and Dutch embassy officials and Prince Turki Al-Kabeer, an official in the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during which Iran’s nuclear programme was discussed.


The missive says: “Prince Turki warned that if Iran tried to produce nuclear weapons other countries in the Gulf would be compelled to do the same or to permit the stationing of nuclear weapons as a deterrent.”

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