Saturday, December 4, 2010
Some of the information papers stolen from the US state dept. and leaked by wiki leaks create more than just the actual embarrassing discovery about United States views of allies but causing distress growths among alleged close relations as well as foes and other nations.
The truth about the cables leaked on wiki leaks information with 250,000 illegally collected from secret state department records include communications on the United States being incapability to stop syrians to Hezbollah, its dissatisfaction in Qatar to stop funding terrorism and hacking by the Chinese agent government of United States government computers.
Some wiki leaks communications spread forward by the website to many information papers also reveal US communication about its leaders like Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, who the guardian reported was noted to be "accompanied everywhere by a blonde Ukrainian nurse. The Guardian also share cables that call Russian Prime Minister Putin an alpha dog, says Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai is drive by paranoia and describes German Chancellor Angela Merkel as one who avoids risk and is rarely creative.
The cables also suggest that the United States had capability to use its embassies around the world espionage network. The material, which includes information written as early as this year shows secretaries of state Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice telling officials to collect personal information of political leaders like fingerprints, iris scans, DNA as well as to get information on military activities, weapons markings and vehicle details.
Proof of some thousands of documents that were to be released by Wiki Leaks last Sunday night began leaking out midday after the German media paper and New York Times released expects earlier than planned. The Wiki Leaks website spreaded out a copy of an article that appeared on the Gawker website which posted copies of its newspaper ahead earlier than expected time. After that The New York Times released some of the information of documents it had acquired. The Guardian UK followed, Spanish and French newspapers also had access to the information documents.
The massive distribution came after Wiki Leaks said that it had been the victim of a attack but that it was still to be release documents via its international media partners. Wiki Leaks saud Sunday morning via Twitter that it was currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack, which shuts down access to the site, but other like Guardian and New York Times will publish many US embassy cables tonight, even if Wiki Leaks shuts down.
The US administration told the whistle blower that its expected the release to put many lives at risk, threaten global counterterrorism operations and jeopardize US relations with its allies. A statement publicized by Mr. Robert Gibbs US press secretary, after the leaks began spreading shows the document release as reckless and dangerous.
As natural as field reporting to Washington is candid and often not full information. It is not an expression of policy or it always made final policy decisions. Despite these cables could expose private discussions with other governments and other leaders and when the content of private communication is issued on the front pages of newspapers globally, it can create major impact not only United States foreign policy interests but those of our allies on global bases as mentioned by Robert Gibbs.
The United States President supports responsible, accountable, and open government at their place and around the world but the “reckless and dangerous action" runs counter to that goal. By the release of stolen and classified documents, Wiki Leaks 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. But while the information, which was made as earlier this year, was issued by the newspapers, each agreed to withhold personal details that could hit individuals and some of the details was classified for US agency sharing so that more than three million US government personnel and soldiers may have had access.
The NYT believes that the documents serve an important public interest clarifying the goals, the ups and downs of American diplomacy in a way that other accounts cannot match, the newspaper wrote in a release that accompanied the Wiki Leaks material.
Government officials sometimes make hard discussions and the administration has argued in the case of these secret cables that disclosures of confidential communication between American diplomats and their foreign allies could endanger the national interest by creating other governments more wary of cooperating with the United States in the fight against terrorists or other major activities.
Congressman Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, mentioned the disclosure had nothing to do with transparency, but instead aimed at undermining American foreign policy. Being the world’s first target for spying by foreign people and now clearly other hacks, the federal government must do a better job of strengthening America's computer and network security or else risk leaving exposed an Achilles heel that could cause irreparable damage to our world partnerships and international standing.
Pentagon representative Bryan Whitman issue a statement after the newspapers began revealing the content of the documents, saying that the Pentagon is taking additional steps to "prevent further compromise of sensitive data. They added two reviews on the policy and technical problems that led to the Wiki Leaks evident.
Rush recommendations came in disabling Defense Department computers from being able to copy data to removable media, limiting the platforms to move data from classified to unclassified systems, creating a both users handling system and making a suspicious behavior monitoring to systems that contribute credit card fraud prevention. Many other efforts have been taken at Central Headquarters. With the existence of the damage the Wiki Leaks information reveals some stark communications made among US govs and foreign leaders. New York Times news reports that one cable captured a conversation between Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and General David H. Petraeus, then leader of US Central Command that detailed a deal in which the Yemenis would take action for bombing terror outposts as a means to create anger at the government by allowing US forces to conduct activities. We will continue saying the bombs are from us, not yours, reads one quote attributed to Saleh.
Additional series of cables reported by Le Monde and TNY Times show several foreign nations imploring the US to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and in November 2009 put the timeline at 6 to 18 months.
The king of Bahrain said Iran must be stopped, according to the release. King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia entreat Washington to cut off the head of the snake while there was still time. Abu Dhabi Prince Mohammed bin Zayed mentioned ground troops should be put on the ground in Iran. Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer told Fox News that if Wiki Leaks intention had been to prevent war, the cables make the case against Iran stronger by showing that the Islamic regime's neighbors feel threatened by Iran.
In yet another expose, officials discussed ways of disrupting the North Korean regime while not overtly offending China. The proposal includes commercial offers by South Korea that would help salve China's "concerns about living with a reunified Korea" that is in a "benign alliance" with the United States, Said by New York Times.