Again Wikileaks proves they are on a mission to destroy the United States. Wikileaks released thousands of sensitive US documents today through proxy. The main Wikileaks site was under massive denial of service attack (any guesses here?), but that did not stop the release.
Several large news agencies already had copies of the information and released it today. The New York Times in the US, the Guardian in the UK, and three European news agencies went ahead and released portions of the leaked information.
Much of the information released was a no brainer. It is not earth shattering news that we spy on our allies and they spy on us. This has been going on for years. Ambassadors are trained in espionage, its standard operating procedures (SOP).
What wasn’t SOP though is that many personal correspondences were revealed that weren’t meant for public release. But, that is probably why they were marked “Classified” or “Secret” in the first place…
Some of it was just political name calling:
“The cables contain specific allegations of corruption, as well as harsh criticism by US embassy staff of their host governments, from Caribbean islands to China and Russia. The material includes a reference to Putin as an “alpha-dog”, Hamid Karzai as being “driven by paranoia” while Angela Merkel allegedly “avoids risk and is rarely creative”. There is also a comparison between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Adolf Hitler.” – The Guardian
But some of the information covered was much more serious:
“Mixed records against terrorism: Saudi donors remain the chief financiers of Sunni militant groups like Al Qaeda, and the tiny Persian Gulf state of Qatar, a generous host to the American military for years, was the “worst in the region” in counterterrorism efforts, according to a State Department cable last December. Qatar’s security service was “hesitant to act against known terrorists out of concern for appearing to be aligned with the U.S. and provoking reprisals,” the cable said.” – New York Times
The release also included information that the Chinese Politburo was behind Google being hacked. The US is very concerned about Pakistan and its handling of nuclear material. And Saudi Arabia is pushing for the US to bomb Iran.
The information in this release seemed to focus again solely around the US, even though Wikileaks founder claimed that their next release would focus on Russian and Chinese documents.
Wikileaks seems to be on a personal vendetta against the US and needs to be shut down, now.