WikiLeaks Hours Away From Biggest Document Dump Yet

The latest Wikileaks document release, reported to comprise 3 million documents, may be hours away from release.

The classified files to be released reportedly cover correspondence between US diplomatic missions abroad and the state department in Washington and would possibly reveal "unflattering" views that American officials often held about close EU allies and countries like Russia, China and Saudi Arabia.

Governments around the world on Saturday braced for the publication of potentially embarrassing diplomatic cables, as Washington raced to contain the fallout.

This release will be seven times the size of the October release of 400,000 war documents.

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    Obama's Pentagon Papers (5.00 / 3) (#3)
    by Dadler on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 06:57:25 PM EST
    He may have only inherited these wars, but so did Nixon.

    Get out yesterday.

    And for all those worried about allies who might now be in harm's way -- don't start wretched wars of aggression, because once you do it is IMPOSSIBLE to protect anyone.  That's what mass murder is about. No one is safe.  Don't like it? Then don't treat mass murder as the first resort.

    Lets hope you dont (none / 0) (#1)
    by dead dancer on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 03:00:29 PM EST
    get shutdown for mentioning the WikiLeaks name. They are watching!

    So, who leaked these docs? (none / 0) (#2)
    by caseyOR on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 06:31:40 PM EST
    The US government is blaming this batch of leaks, which appear to be diplomatic not military, on Bradley Manning, the currently imprisoned Army specialist they blamed for the previous leaks that had to do with the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

    How does a low-ranking Army specialist get access to this many diplomatic documents? Maybe I don't understand how communications between our State Dept. and our various diplomatic missions whip around the world. Is it at all plausible that Manning is the source of all this info?

    3 million have access (none / 0) (#4)
    by waldenpond on Sun Nov 28, 2010 at 02:17:23 PM EST
    Since 9/11 there has been an effort to share more data.  This data is secret, not top secret and more than 3 million people have access to this data.