WikiLeaks US Embassy Cables: Live Updates


Suverans2's picture

"To be clear - such disclosures put at risk our diplomats, intelligence professionals, and people around the world who come to the United States for assistance in promoting democracy and open government."

Great, WikiLeaks shouldn't be a problem to an " government".

GreenClover's picture

The leaks really tell very little except for a few interesting things that many already knew about. The bigger concern is the ineptness of our government not being able to control classified documents.

Well, with that said does anyone now have trust in ObamaCare keeping our medical records secured? Not me!!

Paul's picture

Julian Assange is my hero.

jd-in-georgia's picture

I think that the president is upset because WikiLeaks delivered on a campaign promise that he had no real intention of keeping:

I am still surprised that so many Americans would be upset with this "leak" of information, which is primarily consistent of embassy communications. There is nothing that I have read thus far nor has been fingered as a specific threat to national security. A lot of what has been released has me thinking of something my mother taught me: If you don't have anything nice to say about someone, don't say it.

I guess these ambassadors did not receive the same maternal memo. The only thing that really concerns me is that wars throughout history have been started for very trivial reasons (i.e. name calling.) As soon as people realize that the sins of our government usually get paid for in the blood of the citizenry, the sooner things can change.

My message to the leaders of the world would be this:

Yep, it is in the open. American leaders are just as paranoid and judgmental as you believe them to be. Of course, they are most likely correct in these assessments because you too are world leaders and, therefore, are of the same self-righteous and paranoid ilk. My advice to all of you is to quit. Go out and get real jobs. Run a company or be a ditch digger. Those are both real and respectable jobs. The days of a handful of people waiting and wondering when to send their loyal subjects off to kill each other for the so-called greater good is over. Our world is a mess. Nothing new there. Quit and return the taxes you have stolen from the citizens. We can all find it within ourselves to cleanup this mess by being proactive about it. There is nothing proactive about government... only reactive.

Paul's picture

"The only thing that really concerns me is that wars throughout history have been started for very trivial reasons (i.e. name calling.)"

I wouldn't worry that much. The real reason wars start, is that it is in the interests of the ruling class to start them. A little name-calling doesn't matter at all in this picture.

I liked Karen Kwiatkowski's take on it:

Suverans2's picture

Those remoras of state at CNN, FOXNews, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR and many Congressmen are all wet in their frantic response to Cablegate, and Wikileaks in general. ~ Excerpted from The Proper Response to WikiLeaks by Karen Kwiatkowski

Anyone here curious, (like me), as to why, "Those...remoras...are all wet..."

Quick definitions from WordNet (remora)
noun: marine fishes with a flattened elongated body and a sucking disk on the head for attaching to large fish or moving objects

How appropriate!!

Thanks for posting the link to this insightful, delightful "take on it", Paul. And, to top it all off, this "retired USAF lieutenant colonel" is the absolute picture of innocence...just look at her. lol

Suverans2's picture

What an absolute treasure trove of writings!!! I have yet to find one that I don't agree with. Many thanks, Paul.

Karen envisions, "A future where any respect for our government is wholly and completely earned, where the state quivers in fear at the fire in our eyes, and worries that at any moment, and for any reason, our consent will be withdrawn."

For me and "my closest [only?] ally", that moment has already arrived; our consent has been withdrawn, Karen.