WikiLeaks releases unredacted U.S. cablesRobert Marquand | The Christian Science Monitor
September 2, 2011
Here is the link to all the Wiki leaks cables - no download needed now to view them.
Wiki leaks released 60 gig of cables yesterday.
There is a search keyword also on the site. You can put in a keyword of cables that may interest you in certain areas.
When WikiLeaks first started releasing US diplomatic cables, it invoked ideals of universal truth and transparency as its motivation.
While those are noble goals, this summer a new question began to emerge about the WikiLeaks release – or nonrelease – of the cables: Who decides in highly partisan local settings which cables are put out for public consumption?
Yet the WikiLeaks release today of all 251,287 cables in uncensored form blows that question out of the water.
Saying it is “shining a light on 45 years of US 'diplomacy',” WikiLeaks today made its entire cache of State Department cables searchable on the web – an act that US officials say will expose whistleblowers and informants in China, Afghanistan, the Arab world, and elsewhere to danger. It has also resulted in new revelations about a grisly massacre of an extended family in 2006 by US troops in Iraq.
The move by the controversial organization, originally set up by Julian Assange to “crack the world open and let it flower into something new,” follows a week of cables showing up in mainstream media after the compromise of a secret cache.
In a sense, WikiLeaks itself was starting to leak.
How the cables began appearing is a bumbling narrative starting with the creation of the secret cache, moving to the split of Mr. Assange and his main confidant, the publishing of a password in a book by British reporters, and an article last week in Berlin newspaper Der Freitag that drew a connection between the cache and the password – all leading by twists and turns to the cables being accessible.
Assange is seen now by analysts as simply deciding in the midst of his own leak crisis, to take the lead.
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