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November 23, 2010

WikiLeaks Release: WikiLeaks to Release Three Million Secret US Documents

WikiLeaks release: WikiLeaks to release three million secret US documents

The Telegraph

The WikiLeaks website has announced it plans to publish nearly three million more secret US documents in its next mass release of confidential material.

It would be seven times larger than its release last month, when it posted some 400,000 secret documents about the war in Iraq on its site.

“Next release is 7x the size of the Iraq War Logs. Intense pressure over it for months. Keep us strong,” WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed, adding a link to a donations website.

“The coming months will see a new world, where global history is redefined.” it added in a later message.

It would be WikiLeaks’ third mass release of classified documents after it published 77,000 secret US files on the Afghan conflict in July.

The US authorities fear that a substantial amount of the next leak could include cables prepared by ambassadors and diplomats in the Middle East that could prove more damaging than the earlier releases.

The State Department has previously expressed concerns that the material could reveal the “source and methods” used by the US to gather intelligence overseas.

Foreign leaders could be able to read what American diplomats have written about them in secret cables sent to Washington, such as appraisals of their leaders' personalities, competence and honesty.

Earlier this year Bradley Manning, the soldier suspected of providing the material for the first two leaks, boasted about providing 260,000 stolen cables to WikiLeaks, according to a former computer hacker who chatted with him online.

"Hillary Clinton and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning, and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available, in searchable format, to the public," Manning wrote at the time.

Analysts said the announcement by WikiLeaks, which gave no details of the contents of the documents and said only that the release would be in "coming months", could be designed to relieve pressure on Julian Assange, the website's Australian head. He is wanted in Sweden for questioning related to rape and sexual molestation accusations.

Mr Assange has been in England since leaving Sweden, where the website is based, in August after publicity surrounding the allegations made by two women.

Mark Stephens, a London lawyer working for Mr Assange, said the allegations were "false and without basis". He also said Mr Assange has repeatedly offered to be interviewed by the Swedish authorities.

"All of these offers have been flatly refused by a prosecutor who is abusing her powers by insisting that he return to Sweden at his own expense to be subjected to another media circus that she will orchestrate," he said.

WikiLeaks has defended it earlier releases, saying they have shed light on the two wars.


Wild Thing's comment........

“The coming months will see a new world, where global history is redefined.” it added in a later message.

What the heck?????

This is an act of terrorism or war and should be responded to in the appropriate fashion.

Is Manning in prison for being a traitor? He leaked the first two set of documents. And if he is still alive WHY???????

Who else is leaking, where the heck are they getting this information from...... Obama?????

Posted by Wild Thing at November 23, 2010 03:47 AM


If this guy had released documents like this about the Russians or Chinese, they would have taken him out a long time ago.

Posted by: BobF at November 23, 2010 08:10 AM

It wouldn't surprise me one bit if the documents were leaked by the administration. After all, dingleberry O'Vomit is doing all he can to destroy our country. What are a few secrets gonna matter?

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at November 23, 2010 10:12 AM

Exactly BoBF, they would have went to his house and shot him, right there on the spot. But like Al queada nothing will happen to him.

Posted by: Mark at November 23, 2010 07:00 PM

Bob, DITTO that! Well said!! What a huge difference!!

Eddie, I wonder about that too.

Mark, your so right, that is it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 24, 2010 02:53 AM