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NEW WIKILEAKS DOCS RELEASED

WikiLeaks U.S. Embassy Cables: New Documents Released

This article is being updated.

WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks published the first set of more than 250,000 secret State Department documents Sunday, in one of the largest leaks of classified information in history. Earlier in the day, The New York Times and The Guardian published a selection of the documents. The WikiLeaks website was inaccessible for part of the day, and WikiLeaks said in its Twitter feed that it was experiencing a denial of service attack. WikiLeaks also provided the documents to Spain's El Pais, France's Le Monde, and Germany's Der Spiegel. The website says it will publish the full set of 250,000 documents in stages over the next few months.

According to The New York Times, the cables reveal how foreign leaders, including Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, urged the U.S. to confront Iran over its nuclear program.

"The cables also contain a fresh American intelligence assessment of Iran's missile program," The Times reports. "They reveal for the first time that the United States believes that Iran has obtained advanced missiles from North Korea that could let it strike at Western European capitals and Moscow and help it develop more formidable long-range ballistic missiles."

Haaretz reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to pressure the U.S. into military action against Iran by exaggerating its nuclear capabilities:

Meanwhile, another cable shows that a 2009 claim by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran was months away from achieving military nuclear capability was dismissed by the Americans as a ploy.

According to German weekly Der Spiegel, which also received advance information from WIkiLeaks, a State Department official says in a classified cable that Netanyahu informed the United States of Iran's nuclear advancement in November 2009, but that the prime minister's estimate was likely unfounded and intended to pressure Washington into action against the Islamic Republic.

Perhaps more embarrassing to U.S. officials is the revelation, according to The Guardian that U.S. diplomats spied on UN officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

A classified directive which appears to blur the line between diplomacy and spying was issued to US diplomats under Hillary Clinton's name in July 2009, demanding forensic technical details about the communications systems used by top UN officials, including passwords and personal encryption keys used in private and commercial networks for official communications.
Story continues below

It called for detailed biometric information "on key UN officials, to include undersecretaries, heads of specialised agencies and their chief advisers, top SYG [secretary general] aides, heads of peace operations and political field missions, including force commanders" as well as intelligence on Ban's "management and decision-making style and his influence on the secretariat".

The cables also provide frank assessments of foreign leaders:

Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev "plays Robin to Putin's Batman."

French president Nicholas Sarkozy displayed a "thin-skinned and authoritarian personal style."

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is described as "feckless, vain, and ineffective as a modern European leader."

Hamid Karzai, is "an extremely weak man who did not listen to facts but was instead easily swayed by anyone who came to report even the most bizarre stories or plots against him."

At least one cable provides an assessment of President Obama.

"Thank God for bringing Obama to the presidency," Saudi Arabia's King Abdulluh told White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan in March 2009. Obama's victory has created "great hope" in the Muslim world, he continued. "May God grant him strength and patience. May God protect him. I'm concerned about his personal safety. America and the world need such a president."

The king also shared an idea about how to track detainees once Guantanamo is closed:

"I've just thought of something," the King added, and proposed implanting detainees with an electronic chip containing information about them and allowing their movements to be tracked with Bluetooth. This was done with horses and falcons, the King said. Brennan replied, "horses don't have good lawyers."


According to The Times, the documents also reveal numerous other diplomatic issues, including corruption within the Afghan government, America's failure to stop Syria from supplying weapons to Hezbollah, and its difficulty convincing allies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Pakistan to aid in the fight against Al Qaeda.

In one shocking cable, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh agrees to cover up U.S. missile strikes against Al Qaeda. "We'll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours," Saleh tells Gen. David Petraeus.

The White House released a statement in response to the cables' release on Sunday:

We anticipate the release of what are claimed to be several hundred thousand classified State department cables on Sunday night that detail private diplomatic discussions with foreign governments. By its very nature, field reporting to Washington is candid and often incomplete information. It is not an expression of policy, nor does it always shape final policy decisions.

Nevertheless, these cables could compromise private discussions with foreign governments and opposition leaders, and when the substance of private conversations is printed on the front pages of newspapers across the world, it can deeply impact not only US foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world.

To be clear -- such disclosures put at risk our diplomats, intelligence professionals, and people around the world who come to the United States for assistance in promoting democracy and open government. These documents also may include named individuals who in many cases live and work under oppressive regimes and who are trying to create more open and free societies.

President Obama supports responsible, accountable, and open government at home and around the world, but this reckless and dangerous action runs counter to that goal. By releasing stolen and classified documents, Wikileaks has put at risk not only the cause of human rights but also the lives and work of these individuals. We condemn in the strongest terms the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents and sensitive national security information.

The Pentagon also condemned the leaks in a statement Sunday, and outlined steps it is taking to secure its computer network, including disabling removable media (such as flash or thumb drives) and changing the way in which information is moved between classified and unclassified computers.

"The 9/11 attacks and their aftermath revealed gaps in intra-governmental information sharing. Departments and agencies have taken significant steps to reduce those obstacles, and the work that has been done to date has resulted in considerable improvement in information-sharing and increased cooperation across government operations," spokesman Bryan Whitman said.

"However, as we have now seen with the theft of huge amounts of classified data and the Wikileaks compromises, these efforts to give diplomatic, military, law enforcement and intelligence specialists quicker and easier access to greater amounts of data have had unintended consequences -- making our sensitive data more vulnerable to compromise."

The Guardian says that the diplomatic cables were deliverd to the paper on a flash drive and that it was "childishly easy" for an intelligence analyst to download the files. "I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' ... erase the music ... then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing," Bradley Manning reportedly told a fellow hacker.

The State Department's top lawyer warned WikiLeak's founder, Julian Assange, late Saturday that lives and military operations would be put at risk if the cables were released. Legal adviser Harold Koh said WikiLeaks would be breaking the law if it went ahead and he also rejected a request from Assange to cooperate in removing sensitive details from the documents.

Assange, in a response released Sunday by his London lawyer, said he had no intention of halting the release. He claimed the administration was trying to cover up alleged evidence of serious "human rights abuse and other criminal behavior" by the U.S. government.

The letter to the U.S. ambassador, Louis Sussman, also said WikiLeaks had no desire to harm either "individual persons" or "the national security of the United States." But he said the administration's refusal to cooperate showed that the risks were "fanciful."

"I understand that the United States government would prefer not to have the information that will be published in the public domain and is not in favor of openness," Assange wrote. "That said, either there is a risk or there is not."

"You have chosen to respond in a manner which leads me to conclude that the supposed risks are entirely fanciful and you are instead concerned to suppress evidence of human rights abuse and other criminal behavior," he said.

"We will now proceed to release the material subject to our checks and the checks of our media partners unless you get back to me," Assange wrote.

Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins defended the paper's decision to publish the documents. "The job of the media is not to protect power from embarrassment," he wrote. Furthermore, he says, the paper informed the US government in advance about what they planned to publish and redacted certain information that might put individuals' lives at risk or compromise ongoing military operations. "The State Department knew of the leak several months ago and had ample time to alert staff in sensitive locations," Jenkins says. "Its pre-emptive scaremongering over the weekend stupidly contrived to hint at material not in fact being published. "

The New York Times took similar precautions before publishing the documents, its editors write:

The question of dealing with classified information is rarely easy, and never to be taken lightly. Editors try to balance the value of the material to public understanding against potential dangers to the national interest. As a general rule we withhold secret information that would expose confidential sources to reprisals or that would reveal operational intelligence that might be useful to adversaries in war. We excise material that might lead terrorists to unsecured weapons material, compromise intelligence-gathering programs aimed at hostile countries, or disclose information about the capabilities of American weapons that could be helpful to an enemy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/2 ... 88893.html



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http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/

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 Post subject: Re: WikiLeaks-Light shone on the very dark...transparency...
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These Wikileaks could well be an example of what is to be revealed in the Era of Transparency and Expansion. This Era may not be easy for much of humanity.

We must keep in our hearts that we need to have compassion on those that are feeling the Transparency the most. As James says, "We are all in this together." what happens to one of us happens to all of us. Sending compassion to the grid helps the planet maintain its stability through this period of Transparency and Expansion.

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NEW WIKILEAKS DOCS RELEASED

WikiLeaks U.S. Embassy Cables: New Documents Released

This article is being updated.

WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks published the first set of more than 250,000 secret State Department documents Sunday, in one of the largest leaks of classified information in history. Earlier in the day, The New York Times and The Guardian published a selection of the documents. The WikiLeaks website was inaccessible for part of the day, and WikiLeaks said in its Twitter feed that it was experiencing a denial of service attack. WikiLeaks also provided the documents to Spain's El Pais, France's Le Monde, and Germany's Der Spiegel. The website says it will publish the full set of 250,000 documents in stages over the next few months.

According to The New York Times, the cables reveal how foreign leaders, including Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, urged the U.S. to confront Iran over its nuclear program.

"The cables also contain a fresh American intelligence assessment of Iran's missile program," The Times reports. "They reveal for the first time that the United States believes that Iran has obtained advanced missiles from North Korea that could let it strike at Western European capitals and Moscow and help it develop more formidable long-range ballistic missiles."

Haaretz reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attempted to pressure the U.S. into military action against Iran by exaggerating its nuclear capabilities:

Meanwhile, another cable shows that a 2009 claim by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Iran was months away from achieving military nuclear capability was dismissed by the Americans as a ploy.

According to German weekly Der Spiegel, which also received advance information from WIkiLeaks, a State Department official says in a classified cable that Netanyahu informed the United States of Iran's nuclear advancement in November 2009, but that the prime minister's estimate was likely unfounded and intended to pressure Washington into action against the Islamic Republic.

Perhaps more embarrassing to U.S. officials is the revelation, according to The Guardian that U.S. diplomats spied on UN officials, including Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

A classified directive which appears to blur the line between diplomacy and spying was issued to US diplomats under Hillary Clinton's name in July 2009, demanding forensic technical details about the communications systems used by top UN officials, including passwords and personal encryption keys used in private and commercial networks for official communications.
Story continues below

It called for detailed biometric information "on key UN officials, to include undersecretaries, heads of specialised agencies and their chief advisers, top SYG [secretary general] aides, heads of peace operations and political field missions, including force commanders" as well as intelligence on Ban's "management and decision-making style and his influence on the secretariat".

The cables also provide frank assessments of foreign leaders:

Russia's president Dmitry Medvedev "plays Robin to Putin's Batman."

French president Nicholas Sarkozy displayed a "thin-skinned and authoritarian personal style."

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is described as "feckless, vain, and ineffective as a modern European leader."

Hamid Karzai, is "an extremely weak man who did not listen to facts but was instead easily swayed by anyone who came to report even the most bizarre stories or plots against him."

At least one cable provides an assessment of President Obama.

"Thank God for bringing Obama to the presidency," Saudi Arabia's King Abdulluh told White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan in March 2009. Obama's victory has created "great hope" in the Muslim world, he continued. "May God grant him strength and patience. May God protect him. I'm concerned about his personal safety. America and the world need such a president."

The king also shared an idea about how to track detainees once Guantanamo is closed:

"I've just thought of something," the King added, and proposed implanting detainees with an electronic chip containing information about them and allowing their movements to be tracked with Bluetooth. This was done with horses and falcons, the King said. Brennan replied, "horses don't have good lawyers."


According to The Times, the documents also reveal numerous other diplomatic issues, including corruption within the Afghan government, America's failure to stop Syria from supplying weapons to Hezbollah, and its difficulty convincing allies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Pakistan to aid in the fight against Al Qaeda.

In one shocking cable, Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh agrees to cover up U.S. missile strikes against Al Qaeda. "We'll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours," Saleh tells Gen. David Petraeus.

The White House released a statement in response to the cables' release on Sunday:

We anticipate the release of what are claimed to be several hundred thousand classified State department cables on Sunday night that detail private diplomatic discussions with foreign governments. By its very nature, field reporting to Washington is candid and often incomplete information. It is not an expression of policy, nor does it always shape final policy decisions.

Nevertheless, these cables could compromise private discussions with foreign governments and opposition leaders, and when the substance of private conversations is printed on the front pages of newspapers across the world, it can deeply impact not only US foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world.

To be clear -- such disclosures put at risk our diplomats, intelligence professionals, and people around the world who come to the United States for assistance in promoting democracy and open government. These documents also may include named individuals who in many cases live and work under oppressive regimes and who are trying to create more open and free societies.

President Obama supports responsible, accountable, and open government at home and around the world, but this reckless and dangerous action runs counter to that goal. By releasing stolen and classified documents, Wikileaks has put at risk not only the cause of human rights but also the lives and work of these individuals. We condemn in the strongest terms the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents and sensitive national security information.

The Pentagon also condemned the leaks in a statement Sunday, and outlined steps it is taking to secure its computer network, including disabling removable media (such as flash or thumb drives) and changing the way in which information is moved between classified and unclassified computers.

"The 9/11 attacks and their aftermath revealed gaps in intra-governmental information sharing. Departments and agencies have taken significant steps to reduce those obstacles, and the work that has been done to date has resulted in considerable improvement in information-sharing and increased cooperation across government operations," spokesman Bryan Whitman said.

"However, as we have now seen with the theft of huge amounts of classified data and the Wikileaks compromises, these efforts to give diplomatic, military, law enforcement and intelligence specialists quicker and easier access to greater amounts of data have had unintended consequences -- making our sensitive data more vulnerable to compromise."

The Guardian says that the diplomatic cables were deliverd to the paper on a flash drive and that it was "childishly easy" for an intelligence analyst to download the files. "I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' ... erase the music ... then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing," Bradley Manning reportedly told a fellow hacker.

The State Department's top lawyer warned WikiLeak's founder, Julian Assange, late Saturday that lives and military operations would be put at risk if the cables were released. Legal adviser Harold Koh said WikiLeaks would be breaking the law if it went ahead and he also rejected a request from Assange to cooperate in removing sensitive details from the documents.

Assange, in a response released Sunday by his London lawyer, said he had no intention of halting the release. He claimed the administration was trying to cover up alleged evidence of serious "human rights abuse and other criminal behavior" by the U.S. government.

The letter to the U.S. ambassador, Louis Sussman, also said WikiLeaks had no desire to harm either "individual persons" or "the national security of the United States." But he said the administration's refusal to cooperate showed that the risks were "fanciful."

"I understand that the United States government would prefer not to have the information that will be published in the public domain and is not in favor of openness," Assange wrote. "That said, either there is a risk or there is not."

"You have chosen to respond in a manner which leads me to conclude that the supposed risks are entirely fanciful and you are instead concerned to suppress evidence of human rights abuse and other criminal behavior," he said.

"We will now proceed to release the material subject to our checks and the checks of our media partners unless you get back to me," Assange wrote.

Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins defended the paper's decision to publish the documents. "The job of the media is not to protect power from embarrassment," he wrote. Furthermore, he says, the paper informed the US government in advance about what they planned to publish and redacted certain information that might put individuals' lives at risk or compromise ongoing military operations. "The State Department knew of the leak several months ago and had ample time to alert staff in sensitive locations," Jenkins says. "Its pre-emptive scaremongering over the weekend stupidly contrived to hint at material not in fact being published. "

The New York Times took similar precautions before publishing the documents, its editors write:

The question of dealing with classified information is rarely easy, and never to be taken lightly. Editors try to balance the value of the material to public understanding against potential dangers to the national interest. As a general rule we withhold secret information that would expose confidential sources to reprisals or that would reveal operational intelligence that might be useful to adversaries in war. We excise material that might lead terrorists to unsecured weapons material, compromise intelligence-gathering programs aimed at hostile countries, or disclose information about the capabilities of American weapons that could be helpful to an enemy.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/2 ... 88893.html



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and...the original documents...at this link


http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/

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 Post subject: Re: WikiLeaks-Light shone on the very dark...transparency...
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I wouldn,t place any trust in this so called leaks.
It looks far more likely a way of inserting agendas into the conciousness , and what better way than to present it as a revelation?
They haqve presented the man assange as someone who is under attack from governments etc, very clever.
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Yes, he is now on the Interpol "most wanted" list, however his lawyer says it is not about his business but charges of misconduct with professional whores :lol: ... can you imagine that wafe of a man abusing those two hefty cows? and I see Equador has offered him sanctuary . The media overlooks the fact that he has always been available for questioning about these trumped up charges, and that this was settled once before ... they also over look the fact that he told the WhiteHouse what he was going to do, and offered the opportunity to delete anything threatening or dangerous, before he released these papers the first time ... and they chose to ignore him ...the NYTimes has also published the docs so it appears to be completely legal ... the man has two dozen lawyers on his staff... this is just a smoke screen to keep the apperance of the US gov doing something to stop it ...

Yes, it could, well be, part of a plan by the Pentagon but I fail to see what they hope to gain by exposing themselves ... and when you consider Julian's agenda which includes the same sort of intent on two other continents ... that resulted in a complete regime change (for practice) ... one can only hope that it will work here too to wake up the citizens to what they are supporting.

personally, I consider Julian a Hero ... above the class of "whistleblowers" who worked for the system willingly for decades before they finally bit the hand that fed them ... and I especially look forward to what he plans to release about the banks ... even though - and maybe because - I know, no one will be held accountable even when the facts are exposed and they are caught with their hands in the cookie jar ... they are "too big" to jail

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Amazon Pulls Plug on WikiLeaks

Published December 01, 2010

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Founder and editor of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, speaks to members of the media during a debate event held in London.

Amazon.com has severed ties with controversial website WikiLeaks, the organization that just released a trove of sensitive U.S. State Department documents.

Computers run by Amazon's Elastic Web Compute service in Tulsa, Portland, New York and elsewhere had been hosting the site cablegate.WikiLeaks.org, the Wall Street Journal noted on Tuesday, as well as WikiLeaks.org, the controversial site’s front page.

On Wednesday, the main website and the "cablegate" sub-site devoted to the diplomatic documents were unavailable from the U.S. and Europe. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said that Amazon told him of the decision to end the relationship between the two companies.

"This morning Amazon informed my staff that it has ceased to host the WikiLeaks website," Liberman said in a public statement. "The company’s decision to cut off WikiLeaks now is the right decision and should set the standard for other companies WikiLeaks is using to distribute its illegally seized material," he said in a statement.

"I call on any other company or organization that is hosting WikiLeaks to immediately terminate its relationship with them," Lieberman added.
In a post to its Twitter feed, WikiLeaks expressed displeasure with the decision.

"WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free -- fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe," the Tweet reads.

Availability of the sites has been spotty since Sunday, when it started to come under a series of Internet-based attacks by unknown hackers. WikiLeaks dealt with the attacks in part by moving to servers run by Amazon Web Services, which is self-service. Now the site has been moved yet again, networking expert Alex Nordcliffe confirmed to FoxNews.com.

"The domain name of WikiLeaks' main page and the 'cablegate' site has indeed been changed to use a set of hosts in Sweden, called Bahnhoff," said Nordcliffe, who first blogged about the connection between Amazon and WikiLeaks on his website BoxBinary Blog over a month ago.

"In the past Amazon has dealt fine with WikiLeaks' claims of [attacks against its site], and yet this time the downtime itself was then followed by a move to another host, which is a sign -- by no means proof, but a sign -- of an unresolvable problem with Amazon," he told FoxNews.com.

Amazon.com would not comment on FoxNews.com requests for information about its relationship with WikiLeaks or whether it forced the site to leave. And messages by the Associated Press seeking comment from WikiLeaks were not immediately returned.

Lieberman announced his intention to continue pursuing the matter.

"I will be asking Amazon about the extent of its relationship with WikiLeaks and what it and other web service providers will do in the future to ensure that their services are not used to distribute stolen, classified information,” he said.


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cropredy wrote:
I wouldn,t place any trust in this so called leaks.
It looks far more likely a way of inserting agendas into the conciousness , and what better way than to present it as a revelation?
They haqve presented the man assange as someone who is under attack from governments etc, very clever.
cropredy


Curious as to your reasoning for this statement and I'm not talking an exclusive intellectual reply either. My intuitive feeling about this is that a few people are scared shiTless as they should be(and I'm not talking Assange either. Where's Ben Fulford and his entourage when he's needed?) Could it be possible that there really are some people on this planet with an agenda not of the dark forces? Why is there so much suspicion about everyone? What kind of programming is that and where does it come from? The reptilian brain is where the genetic mind has a channel and it is an OPEN system. Why would it be assumed by some that only the ANU forces control it. They don't it is the ANU forces weak point and what allowed for other influence to come through to the demise of Anu's second coming and therefore him appearing under the illusion of being the ultimate God.The American gov is not that clever if anything they have become painfully transparent if not elementary in their deception , it is so plainly seen, so few believe them anymore.And if you are using the American media as a source of info you are caught up in their deception unlike those who are now savvy to it in that country. I am so glad, let's party to that. Good times ahead for those who in their hearts know it, which isn't Fox News. I don't place any trust in any agency such as Fox News reporting on the Wiki leaks because it's owned by the republicans and they are trying the same old same old time worn techniques in trying to convince people when they haven't taken into account that people are not so dumb after all and this is the age of transparency and expansion and it will leave no stone unturned for that transparency to allow such expansion we can hardly conceive of... :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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It's interesting to observe how people respond or react to certain things. To the degree that the mainstream media is used as a source of information is to the degree of programming inflicted . However, it seems more people are starting to question more and not accept things so readily, it could be the glitches or that perhaps, people being essentially good spiritual beings are being more influenced by the higher energies coming to this planet then those that are trying so desperately to maintain control of what is beyond their control..."We are fragments of First Source imbued with IT'S capabilities." The machines and their programs are losing ground and have been for some time and don't know what to do without their programmer. The Matrix is glitching out. :wink: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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WikiLeaks moves domain to Switzerland

Just a few hours after having its DNS servers terminated by a US company, WikiLeaks has anounced a move to a Swiss domain: wikileaks.ch. The domain is registered by the Pirate Party of Switzerland and it currently points to a single IP address in Sweden.

This move increases the resilience of the WikiLeaks site. Unlike wikileaks.org, the wikileaks.ch domain is not registered with a US company and is thus less likely to bow to pressure from the US government.

WikiLeaks also points out that "Free speech has a number", referring to the Swedish IP address that can be entered into a browser's address bar (http://88.80.13.160). The Swedish website does not host any WikiLeaks content; instead, it redirects browsers to an IP address in France, which does host the content (http://213.251.145.96)

French company OVH has now delegated a block of 16 IP addresses to WikiLeaks, which suggests more than a temporary relationship between the two organisations:

inetnum: 213.251.145.96 - 213.251.145.111
netname: WIKILEAKS

Curiously, the wikileaks.ch domain is configured to use EveryDNS.net as a DNS provider. This is the same US company that terminated DNS services for the wikileaks.org domain earlier today. It could be interesting to see what happens next in this cat and mouse game.

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Secretary of Defense: Let's Stop Freaking Out Over WikiLeaks, Nobody Trusted Us Anyway

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is keeping it really real regarding the WikiLeaks controversy. His take? It doesn't matter. All the talk of international embarrassment and diplomatic implosion doesn't change the fact that nobody trusts the US to begin with.

Speaking with some seriously refreshing candor, Gates cracked, "Every other government in the world knows the United States government leaks like a sieve, and it has for a long time." So maybe we should all relax over "meltdowns" and the like. You don't need to worry about tainting international image when it's already tainted! [NYT]


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WikiLeaks.org taken down by US DNS provider

WikiLeaks has been taken down again. Around 04:00 GMT this morning (Friday), DNS lookups on the wikileaks.org domain stopped working, effectively cutting the domain off from the whole internet. Neither cablegate.wikileaks.org nor www.wikileaks.org can currently be resolved to an IP address.

WikiLeaks later tweeted that the domain was "killed" by US company EveryDNS.net. This was a potential weakness that Netcraft identified back in October, when WikiLeaks temporarily stopped using US-based web servers to host the Iraq War Logs content.

Earlier this week, Joe Lieberman of the United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs had encouraged other companies to terminate their relationship with WikiLeaks. It is unclear whether this influenced EveryDNS.net's decision, as they claim it was due to the DDoS attacks against the domain. A statement from EveryDNS.net said, "The termination of services was effected pursuant to, and in accordance with, the EveryDNS.net Acceptable Use Policy." EveryDNS.net claims to have provided sufficient warning to WikiLeaks, noting that, "Any downtime of the wikileaks.org website has resulted from its failure to use another hosted DNS service provider."

The committee issued another press release yesterday, announcing their intention to go after WikiLeaks by amending the Espionage Act. Lierberman accuses "Julian Assange and his cronies" of hindering their war efforts and creating a hit list for enemies.

WikiLeaks could get their sites up and running again by using different DNS servers, such as the French ones used for the Iraq War Logs in October. However, the wikileaks.org domain is still registered with a US company, Dynadot LLC, which could be 'persuaded' by the government to prevent such modifications, or even suspend the domain.
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WikiLeaks ousted by Amazon, moves to Europe

Amazon has finally pulled the plug on WikiLeaks, leaving the whistle-blowing website unavailable until the traffic was redirected to Europe. WikiLeaks first directed the traffic to Sweden, and then included a second server in France. WikiLeaks announced the move on their Twitter stream:

The United States Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs subsequently issued a press release announcing that Amazon had severed ties with WikiLeaks. The introduction to this announcement clearly states that Amazon.com decided to terminate its relationship with WikiLeaks, although the government may have spurred this decision by reportedly asking, "Are there plans to take the site down?"

The committee contacted Amazon on Tuesday after reading press reports that the WikiLeaks site was being hosted by Amazon. The site was taken down by Amazon the following morning. This could suggest that the government was able to exert some influence on the decision – WikiLeaks had been using Amazon's EC2 hosting service since October, when the Iraq War Logs were published. The cablegate site also used EC2 from the moment it was launched on Sunday.

Incidentally, two sentences in Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman's statement may have been added as an afterthought, or added by someone else, as it appears in a slightly different colour to the rest of the text in the statement:

The chairman encouraged foreign companies to make the same decision as Amazon, although whether this will happen remains to be seen.

WikiLeaks is now served from two IP addresses in Europe: one is hosted by Bahnhof Internet in Sweden, and the other is at OVH in France. Both www.wikileaks.org and cablegate.wikileaks.org are being served from these IP addresses, and have been showing good response times since the move.

Real-time performance graphs for both sites are available here:

* www.wikileaks.org uptime
* cablegate.wikileaks.org uptime

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so today, Sweden issued another warrent (others were missing stuff) and Julian was/or will be arrested in the UK today, where he registered his location with the police ... seems he had a news conference (where he planned to answer questions) scheduled for 1PM UK time ... just before he was to appear, their website went down ... and or he was arrested

does this mean, now, that he will release the "password" to his "Insurance" file? ... we shall see


from a Swedish newspaper

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Here's the translation:


Assange disclose all documents to arrest

LONDON - Julian Assange, founder of whistleblowing website
Wikileaks, a file containing all 250,000 disseminating
classified documents when he is arrested.

That's what Wikileaks has announced.

For example, download via website The Pirate Bay is a file
of 1.4 GB download containing all the uncensored documents
that Wikileaks wants to spread.

Now the papers are published in different parts of such
names secret agents censored.


Arrest warrant

The arrest of Assange is getting closer now that the
Swedish Court of Interpol international arrest warrant has
been approved. Assange is suspected of including rape. He
keeps himself in consensual sex.

Now that the warrant is approved, the British police
hunting the founder of Wikileaks open. From Great Britain
came earlier criticism of the indictment because there were
mistakes made. The charge has now been changed and the
British police would know where according to media Assange is.

The 39-year-old Aussie gave police his contact when he
arrived in Britain in October.


File locked

The file called Wikileaks_insurance is now locked and can
be downloaded but not opened. Once Assange is arrested,
will this lock be removed.

At 14.00 hours Friday, the British newspaper The Guardian a
live interview on the website Assange stream.

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Attorney: Assange rape case ‘personal, not political’

An attorney for two woman charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with sexual assault asserts that politics and the current intrigue caused by the site's latest data dump have nothing to do with reinstating the allegations. NBC's Lisa Myers reports

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032619/#40482026

I just listened to a statement from a Swedish attorney who said, yes, they issued a warrant, but they weren't in a hurry to serve it ... and that it wasn't unusual to re-open a rape case which has been dropped (no longer rape - but accused of "forcing" service) - she said that they didn't know where he was, but the UK reporter said he was in the UK and their authorities knew where he was because he drop off his address, just in case he was needed for further questioning ... they (UK) don't have any reason to arrest him ... but Interpol may question him (again) - with "new" evidence recently "gathered" from two of his "employees" ... after two weeks of "laying low" due to death threats, Julian has managed to grant some internet interviews and one to the NYTimes ... and today was scheduled to appear for public questions ... but it seems that was interrupted ??

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EVERY thing you wanted to know about Julian, for your personal discernment is found here - straight from the horse's mouth ... seems he has as many encouraging him, as he does enemies (in the media) ...

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:lol: you asked for it (yes I did) and WikiLeaks delivers ... perhaps this is "disclosure" at last :wink:


LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Friday that there were some references to UFOs in "yet-to-be-published" confidential files obtained from the U.S. government.

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Cropready if this Wiki leak thing is staged as a diversion as you suggest we will soon see it. I am open to all possibilities and really would like to know why you suggested such if I am understanding you properly. I mean no offense or anything like that with you I quite appreciate all that you contribute here and with that I thank you . :D

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.....I am open to all possibilities.....

You ain't kiddin'!

Julian is just fine.

So are the leaks.



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.....‘If something happens to us, the key parts will be released automatically,’ he said.

In a fresh twist, Mr Assange, who is in hiding somewhere near London, pledged to publish leaked diplomat cables relating to flying saucers.

‘Many weirdos email us about UFOs or how they discovered that they were the anti-Christ whilst talking with their ex-wife at a garden party over a pot plant,’ he said.

None had so far satisfied the twin publishing criteria for WikiLeaks: that the documents are original and not self-authored.

But he said: ‘It is worth noting that in yet-to-be-published parts of the cablegate archive there are indeed references to UFOs.’.....


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I would doubt that any referance to UFO's will be fairly mundane since these leaks are from the lower level 'Secret' catagory. I'm reminded of James saying:

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US blocks access to WikiLeaks for federal workers

Employees unable to call up WikiLeaks on government computers as material is still formally classified, says US

* Ewen MacAskill in Washington
* guardian.co.uk, Friday 3 December 2010 22.16 GMT

The Obama administration is banning hundreds of thousands of federal employees from calling up the WikiLeaks site on government computers because the leaked material is still formally regarded as classified.

The Library of Congress tonight joined the education department, the commerce department and other government agencies in confirming that the ban is in place.


to and injury to their insults, Paypal has cut their services to Wikileaks - so they can't receive "donations" :lol:

Although thousands of leaked cables are freely available on the Guardian, New York Times and other newspaper websites, as well as the WikiLeaks site, the Obama administration insists they are still classified and, as such, have to be protected.

The move comes at a time when civil rights and other liberal groups are becoming increasingly critical, inviting parallels with the kind of bans on information imposed by China and other oppressive governments.

The Library of Congress, one of the biggest libraries in the world, serving both Congress and the public, and essentially the library of record for the US, issued a statement tonight, which read: "The library decided to block WikiLeaks because applicable law obligates federal agencies to protect classified information. Unauthorised disclosures of classified documents do not alter the documents' classified status or automatically result in declassification of the documents."

Disclosure of the ban brought a flood of criticism from liberal bloggers, critical of the Library of Congress's behaviour.

News of the ban was first reported by the Washington Post.

The commerce department, in an email circulated to employees on Monday, said the WikiLeaks material remained classified and "is NOT authorised for downloading, viewing, printing, processing, copying or transmitting" on government computers or communication devices.

It warned anyone downloading the WikiLeaks material: "Accessing the WikiLeaks documents will lead to sanitisation of your PC to remove any potentially classified information from your system, and the result in possible data loss."

The education department said any employees who had already looked at the material should contact their internet technology department. An internal email said that IT staff "will work with you to remediate you

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So the federal employees go home and take a looky at the diabolical materials on their own PC. :lol: How stupid to assume that the American gov has any control over whether people can look at the WiKi leaks or not. The gov is more dumbed down than those they think they are dumbing down. Their nemesis is the WorldWideWeb and has been since it became so accessible to the public.:roll: They couldn't of known in the beginning of it that it would be their end. Oh, Cogniti you are alive and well. :mrgreen:

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I would doubt that any referance to UFO's will be fairly mundane since these leaks are from the lower level 'Secret' catagory. I'm reminded of James saying:

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That they would be "mundane" is quite relative. In the main, most people would be shocked if not very surprised if not frightened at the prospect of UFO's being real. In the mainstream most people are rather conservative and quite limited in what they term as "real" and use TV or movies or the news as their frame of reference as to what is real. So these leaks may shock more than a few when it is realized the ramifications of the corruption and utter deception they have been living their cloistered and government dependent and sheltered lives according too. These leaks may be but one of many wake-up calls required to get them up off of their soft haunches and into assuming the responsibility they shifted or gave willingly to the government to take care of everything for them as they willingly acted the role of slave to their masters. It appears mundane to YOU because you are a little more open and aware than the mainstream is.

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oops, things are looking very dark indeed for our hero, who will save this Knight in Shinning Armor ... ??? Turns out the charges against him, are failing to use a condom during sex. ... OMG a terrorist for sure :lol:


December 6, 2010 2:37 PM PST
MasterCard pulls plug on WikiLeaks payments
by Declan McCullagh


MasterCard is pulling the plug on payments to WikiLeaks, a move that will dry up another source of funds for the embattled document-sharing Web site, CNET has learned.
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There are some things you can't buy with MasterCard.

"MasterCard is taking action to ensure that WikiLeaks can no longer accept MasterCard-branded products," a spokesman for MasterCard Worldwide said today.

That further limits the revenue sources for WikiLeaks, which has seen its finances systematically attacked in the last few days, as the Swiss authorities shut down a bank account used by editor Julian Assange, and PayPal permanently restricted the account used by the group. WikiLeaks has responded with an increasing number of fund-raising requests that urge supporters to "KEEP US STRONG."

Assuming that MasterCard blocks payments, the only easy way to donate electronically would be with a Visa credit card through a Web page hosted by Iceland-based DataCell.com. Representatives of Visa did not respond to requests for comment from CNET today. (WikiLeaks also solicits payments sent through the U.S. mail.)

MasterCard said it was cutting off payments because WikiLeaks is engaging in illegal activity. "MasterCard rules prohibit customers from directly or indirectly engaging in or facilitating any action that is illegal," spokesman Chris Monteiro said.

The move to cordon off WikiLeaks comes as a noose appears to be tightening around the neck of editor Julian Assange, who is the target of an arrest warrant issued today in the United Kingdom, according to a BBC report. He is expected to appear in a U.K. court tomorrow.

WikiLeaks previously was given the boot from its United States-based hosting services and domain name services. Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut said last Wednesday: "I call on any other company or organization that is hosting WikiLeaks to immediately terminate its relationship with them."

Since then, U.S. politicians have stepped up their criticism of the document-sharing site, which has posted only about 1,000 of 251,000 State Department dispatches it says it possesses and has shifted to the WikiLeaks.ch domain. "I think the man is a high-tech terrorist," Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said yesterday, referring to Assange. "He has done enormous damage to our country."

In addition, the incoming chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants WikiLeaks listed as a "terrorist" organization, which would prohibit U.S. banks from processing payments and make it a felony for anyone else to provide "material support or resources" to the group. CNET reported earlier today that some U.S. government employees are being blocked from visiting WikiLeaks' Web site and the myriad mirror sites that have sprouted in the last few days.


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Live with the WikiLeakable world or shut down the net. It's your choice

Western political elites obfuscate, lie and bluster – and when the veil of secrecy is lifted, they try to kill the messenger


http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2010/dec/06/western-democracies-must-live-with-leaks

'Never waste a good crisis" used to be the catchphrase of the Obama team in the runup to the presidential election. In that spirit, let us see what we can learn from official reactions to the WikiLeaks revelations.

The most obvious lesson is that it represents the first really sustained confrontation between the established order and the culture of the internet. There have been skirmishes before, but this is the real thing.

And as the backlash unfolds – first with deniable attacks on internet service providers hosting WikiLeaks, later with companies like Amazon and eBay and PayPal suddenly "discovering" that their terms and conditions preclude them from offering services to WikiLeaks, and then with the US government attempting to intimidate Columbia students posting updates about WikiLeaks on Facebook – the intolerance of the old order is emerging from the rosy mist in which it has hitherto been obscured. The response has been vicious, co-ordinated and potentially comprehensive, and it contains hard lessons for everyone who cares about democracy and about the future of the net.

There is a delicious irony in the fact that it is now the so-called liberal democracies that are clamouring to shut WikiLeaks down.

Consider, for instance, how the views of the US administration have changed in just a year. On 21 January, secretary of state Hillary Clinton made a landmark speech about internet freedom, in Washington DC, which many people welcomed and most interpreted as a rebuke to China for its alleged cyberattack on Google. "Information has never been so free," declared Clinton. "Even in authoritarian countries, information networks are helping people discover new facts and making governments more accountable."

She went on to relate how, during his visit to China in November 2009, Barack Obama had "defended the right of people to freely access information, and said that the more freely information flows the stronger societies become. He spoke about how access to information helps citizens to hold their governments accountable, generates new ideas, and encourages creativity." Given what we now know, that Clinton speech reads like a satirical masterpiece.

One thing that might explain the official hysteria about the revelations is the way they expose how political elites in western democracies have been deceiving their electorates.

The leaks make it abundantly clear not just that the US-Anglo-European adventure in Afghanistan is doomed but, more important, that the American, British and other Nato governments privately admit that too.

The problem is that they cannot face their electorates – who also happen to be the taxpayers funding this folly – and tell them this. The leaked dispatches from the US ambassador to Afghanistan provide vivid confirmation that the Karzai regime is as corrupt and incompetent as the South Vietnamese regime in Saigon was when the US was propping it up in the 1970s. And they also make it clear that the US is as much a captive of that regime as it was in Vietnam.

The WikiLeaks revelations expose the extent to which the US and its allies see no real prospect of turning Afghanistan into a viable state, let alone a functioning democracy. They show that there is no light at the end of this tunnel. But the political establishments in Washington, London and Brussels cannot bring themselves to admit this.

Afghanistan is, in that sense, a quagmire in the same way that Vietnam was. The only differences are that the war is now being fought by non-conscripted troops and we are not carpet-bombing civilians.

The attack of WikiLeaks also ought to be a wake-up call for anyone who has rosy fantasies about whose side cloud computing providers are on. These are firms like Google, Flickr, Facebook, Myspace and Amazon which host your blog or store your data on their servers somewhere on the internet, or which enable you to rent "virtual" computers – again located somewhere on the net. The terms and conditions under which they provide both "free" and paid-for services will always give them grounds for dropping your content if they deem it in their interests to do so. The moral is that you should not put your faith in cloud computing – one day it will rain on your parade.

Look at the case of Amazon, which dropped WikiLeaks from its Elastic Compute Cloud the moment the going got rough. It seems that Joe Lieberman, a US senator who suffers from a terminal case of hubris, harassed the company over the matter. Later Lieberman declared grandly that he would be "asking Amazon about the extent of its relationship with WikiLeaks and what it and other web service providers will do in the future to ensure that their services are not used to distribute stolen, classified information". This led the New Yorker's Amy Davidson to ask whether "Lieberman feels that he, or any senator, can call in the company running the New Yorker's printing presses when we are preparing a story that includes leaked classified material, and tell it to stop us".

What WikiLeaks is really exposing is the extent to which the western democratic system has been hollowed out. In the last decade its political elites have been shown to be incompetent (Ireland, the US and UK in not regulating banks); corrupt (all governments in relation to the arms trade); or recklessly militaristic (the US and UK in Iraq). And yet nowhere have they been called to account in any effective way. Instead they have obfuscated, lied or blustered their way through. And when, finally, the veil of secrecy is lifted, their reflex reaction is to kill the messenger.

As Simon Jenkins put it recently in the Guardian, "Disclosure is messy and tests moral and legal boundaries. It is often irresponsible and usually embarrassing. But it is all that is left when regulation does nothing, politicians are cowed, lawyers fall silent and audit is polluted. Accountability can only default to disclosure." What we are hearing from the enraged officialdom of our democracies is mostly the petulant screaming of emperors whose clothes have been shredded by the net.

Which brings us back to the larger significance of this controversy. The political elites of western democracies have discovered that the internet can be a thorn not just in the side of authoritarian regimes, but in their sides too. It has been comical watching them and their agencies stomp about the net like maddened, half-blind giants trying to whack a mole. It has been deeply worrying to watch terrified internet companies – with the exception of Twitter, so far – bending to their will.

But politicians now face an agonising dilemma. The old, mole-whacking approach won't work. WikiLeaks does not depend only on web technology. Thousands of copies of those secret cables – and probably of much else besides – are out there, distributed by peer-to-peer technologies like BitTorrent. Our rulers have a choice to make: either they learn to live in a WikiLeakable world, with all that implies in terms of their future behaviour; or they shut down the internet. Over to them.

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WAHOOOOO!!! Whao!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Hey! if this is a diversion or distraction of TPTB I don't see it. If anything it seems to be diverting and distacting THEM. And....outta their control.... :!:

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Visa DOWN: WikiLeaks Supporters Take Down Site As 'Payback'

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Just hours after MasterCard's website was disabled by WikiLeaks supporters, Visa.com is now down as well.

Via its Twitter account (@Anon_Operation), Anonymous, an activist hacker group, claimed responsibility for the denial of service attack--part of "Operation Payback"--that brought down Visa.com.

"TARGET: http://WWW.VISA.COM :: FIRE FIRE FIRE!!! WEAPONS http://bit.ly/e6iR3X ::: SET YOUR LOIC TO irc.anonops.net ::: #DDOS #PAYBACK #WIKILEAKS," Anonymous tweeted. Shortly after it posted a tweet that read, " IT'S DOWN! KEEP FIRING!!! #DDOS #PAYBACK #WIKILEAKS."

Anonymous explains that Operation Payback is "an ongoing campaign by Anonymous against major anti-piracy & anti-freedom entities."

MasterCard and Visa are among many sites that have been targeted--and taken down--by "hacktivists." Websites belonging to Swiss bank PostFinance, Senator Joe Lieberman, PayPal, and Sarah Palin have also been disabled.

Like MasterCard, Visa also announced that it would suspend payments to WikiLeaks, a move that has rankled WikiLeaks supporters.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/0 ... tml?fbwall



Operation Payback: WikiLeaks Supporters' Cyberattacks Target Online 'Enemies'

An online group calling itself Anonymous is attacking sites around the web perceived to be "enemies" of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. This appears to be the group responsible for the shutdown of the Mastercard site earlier today, owing to Mastercard's refusal to process payments to the group. After the site went down, the group posted a statement that read in part:

We will fire at anything or anyone that tries to censor WikiLeaks, including multibillion-dollar companies such as PayPal.

Twitter, you're next for censoring #WikiLeaks discussion. The major shitstorm has begun.

Other targets that have already been targeted, or threatened with attack, range from Sarah Palin to Sen. Joe Lieberman to PayPal, the last of which recently admitted to bowing to U.S. pressure to break ties with the site.

Follow live updates on the unfolding cyberattacks below.

Gunna ride this wave....

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Last edited by Shayalana on Wed Dec 08, 2010 8:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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