By: pianopraze via abovetopsecret.com
Well Assange is alive and… leaking.
Wonder what’s in this batch of diplomatic cables. The sheer number will make finding anything hard.
The problem with wikileaks et all replacing real investigative journalism (sadly now defunct) is there is no… investigation… or journalism.
Guess that’s the way it is in today’s pump your own gas, pay-at-the-pump, no service society.
The greater question in my mind is why leak this? Putting out massive batches of sensitive/secret/top secret material for no obvious motive, or is there something in this he wants shown to the world?
WikiLeaks Releases More Than Half A Million US Diplomatic Cables
WikiLeaks released Monday more than half a million U.S. diplomatic cables from the year 1979.
“If any year could be said to be the ‘year zero’ of our modern era, 1979 is it,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said in a press release.
“In the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Camp David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, militant Islam and the world,” Assange added.
The total number of documents in the WikiLeaks’ diplomatic cable collection is now 3.3 million, with the addition of these new 531,525 cables.