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Yemeni president covers up US strikes: WikiLeaks
AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 11/28/10 | AFP staff

Posted on 11/28/2010 1:39:43 PM PST by Enchante

Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh admits covering up US military strikes on Al-Qaeda in Yemen by claiming they are carried out by Yemeni forces, according to US documents leaked by WikiLeaks.

"We?ll continue saying the bombs are ours, not yours," Saleh said in January talks with General David Petraeus, then commander of US forces in the Middle East, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable published by the New York Times.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bhotreason; bhowikileaks; cia; islam; jihad; military; obama; obamaleaks; pentagon; state; usa; wikileaks; wikileaksdocdump
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DAMN..... this is the kind of release that can do serious harm to fighting terrorists.... we can lose all cooperation, however inadequate, from govts in countries like Yemen, Pakistan, all over the Middle East and Asia (well world-wide!). What leader wants to be exposed to his own people and regional rivals as working with the USA on stuff like this???

We could lose just about all cooperation in many countries due to the Wikileaks crap. Julian Assange and his cohorts will have lots of blood on their hands before long, if they don't already.

btw, why was one low-level military intel guy able to access all these State Dept. cables from all over the world???? Seems like some really bad internal security and lack of compartmentalization??

1 posted on 11/28/2010 1:39:48 PM PST by Enchante
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To: Enchante

Obama is a war monger.


2 posted on 11/28/2010 1:41:32 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Enchante

How long are we going to permit this Fairy to release our sensitive material?


3 posted on 11/28/2010 1:45:03 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Enchante

This stuff will get people killed one way or another.


4 posted on 11/28/2010 1:46:01 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: Enchante
why was one low-level military intel guy able to access all these State Dept. cables from all over the world???? Seems like some really bad internal security and lack of compartmentalization??

That's the only relevant issue. The only workable assumption is that any secrets that can be dug up by an amateur effort were also discovered by the professionals.

5 posted on 11/28/2010 1:46:58 PM PST by sourcery (If true=false, then there would be no constraints on what is possible. Hence, the world exists.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Which one(s)?

Obama or Assange or their team?


6 posted on 11/28/2010 1:50:24 PM PST by himno hero
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To: sourcery

The problem is the public exposure of this cooperation by the Yemeni leader. I expect that a fatwa has already been issued against him, and would hate to be his insurance man.


7 posted on 11/28/2010 1:50:34 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ('“Our own government has become our enemy' - Sheriff Paul Babeu)
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To: Enchante

This runs right up the pole and into Obama’s office.


8 posted on 11/28/2010 1:51:11 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Cheetahcat
How long are we going to permit this Fairy to release our sensitive material?

However long it takes to completely destroy America.

9 posted on 11/28/2010 1:53:23 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Enchante
btw, why was one low-level military intel guy able to access all these State Dept. cables from all over the world????

I'm not so sure he's the one who released these docs. It wasn't that long ago that we were hearing about gov't. computers being hacked, and they traced it back to servers in China. Could be the Chinese who released these docs.
Unless that soldier admitted to this and I just haven't seen that tidbit of news.

10 posted on 11/28/2010 1:55:07 PM PST by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: Cheetahcat

I can’t figure out why this piece of filth isn’t dead yet.


11 posted on 11/28/2010 1:58:16 PM PST by freedomwarrior998
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To: Enchante

Notice wikileaks was not one of the websites they shut down yesterday. No, music downloaders are a more serious threat to democratic party contributors than terrorists are to the nation..


12 posted on 11/28/2010 2:00:11 PM PST by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Enchante

This cat is out of the bag, and it’s not going back in. The lines have been drawn, and the folks behind wikileaks are not backing down.

Makes you wonder what their ultimate trump card is that they may be holding...


13 posted on 11/28/2010 2:00:39 PM PST by ByDesign
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To: Enchante

The CIA no longer seems to be capable of getting secrets, keeping secrets or doing anything about people who steal secrets so let’s save a large cargo ship full of money and defund it.


14 posted on 11/28/2010 2:07:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Enchante; All

Soon to be Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.....


15 posted on 11/28/2010 2:19:37 PM PST by KevinDavis (I have no problem with a black president. But the one we have now is yellow to the core)
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To: Cacique

What were the sites shut down and why?

Thanks


16 posted on 11/28/2010 2:27:58 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: Enchante
I wonder if the US’s totally ineffective response to WikiLeaks is, in part, because Obama is quite happy to see the further weakening of our relationships with allies and other cooperators?
17 posted on 11/28/2010 2:28:37 PM PST by Truth29
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To: KevinDavis

Wouldn’t surprise me if the servers were located in Langley, VA.


18 posted on 11/28/2010 2:30:35 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Remember March 23, 1775. Remember March 23, 2010)
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To: EQAndyBuzz; All

He has time to shut down Torrent sites, but no time to shut down Wikileaks.. I’m not surprised.. I wonder if someone in the CIA is p*****d at Obama is doing this.


19 posted on 11/28/2010 2:34:06 PM PST by KevinDavis (I have no problem with a black president. But the one we have now is yellow to the core)
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To: TigersEye

Unintended consequences.

Interesting commentary in The Guardian [UK]:


The Guardian: US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomatic crisis has an extensive background article on this whole documents issue and some expected situations when the document contents are released.
20 posted on 11/28/2010 2:37:22 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Truth29
I wonder if the US’s totally ineffective response to WikiLeaks is, in part, because Obama is quite happy to see the further weakening of our relationships with allies and other cooperators?

I can't think of any other reason. We could have simply helped Interpol arrest the guy on his outstanding rape warrent from Sweden, locked him up and worked out a deal with him.

21 posted on 11/28/2010 2:38:50 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: TigersEye

The CIA has missed almost every critical event of our time. It survives based on fantasy portrayals in novels and movies. There is nothing there worth spending money on.


22 posted on 11/28/2010 2:42:51 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: TomGuy

ah yes, I’d just posted that article on FR..... a lot of interesting info there

So far I don’t think there are any earthshaking revelations about policy matters, but a lot of embarrassments for particular foreign officials.... revelations of candid (harsh) criticisms from US officials who think they are speaking confidentially etc.

There could well be massive, long-lasting harms to US relations with many govts and individual officials around the world, since no one is going to want to end up with this kind of exposure if they are asked to help on sensitive issues..... plus, there’s just going to be a ton of resentment from all the foreign officials who are now in major political, personal, and sometimes legal predicaments from things revealed in these files.


23 posted on 11/28/2010 2:43:43 PM PST by Enchante (What if the Olberdork returned to the air - and no one notices.... or cares?)
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To: Enchante

PFC Bradley Manning should be shot, now, not later since he admitted to leaking these classified cables to wikileaks. After that they should go after the wikileaks owner and shoot him as a traitor as well.


24 posted on 11/28/2010 2:47:09 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: radu

Read this from June when this PFC pos admitted to it. About half way down it mentions the cables, not knowing at the time if he gave them to wikileaks. I guess now they know.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/leak/


25 posted on 11/28/2010 2:49:54 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Enchante
btw, why was one low-level military intel guy able to access all these State Dept. cables from all over the world???? Seems like some really bad internal security and lack of compartmentalization??

Either there is NO internal security, or these leaks come from a much higher level.

26 posted on 11/28/2010 2:53:47 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: snippy_about_it

re: “traitor”

Manning, definitely, get rid of that POS sooner rather than waste money feeding him.

Assange (the WikiLeaks founder) is Australian, not American, so as a legal point he can’t be a “traitor” to the USA. Still, we ought to be able to take him out as a spy who has done serious damage to us, but outside of movies I don’t think we get to do that sort of thing - certainly not under Obozo.

Anyone associated with WikiLeaks or with releasing classified materials to them ought to be executed. Short of that, put ‘em away forever. For any we can’t catch right away, make sure they can never set foot in the USA or any respectable nation ever again. Make ‘em live in some hellhole like North Korea.


27 posted on 11/28/2010 2:56:39 PM PST by Enchante (What if the Olberdork returned to the air - and no one notices.... or cares?)
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To: Enchante

You are correct of course about Assange. I knew he wasn’t American but was too angry to bother slowing down to identify that he should be charged with espionage. Thank you. I can’t believe we are letting him get away with this. Certainly there are ways to deal with him.


28 posted on 11/28/2010 3:31:21 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Enchante

He’s a goner.


29 posted on 11/28/2010 3:42:18 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: Enchante

Obama burns books on Able Danger, but does nothing about all the leaks here??


30 posted on 11/28/2010 4:16:15 PM PST by jacob allen
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To: himno hero
This runs right up the pole and into Obama’s office.

Through the State Dept?

31 posted on 11/28/2010 4:18:12 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: snippy_about_it

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/leak/

Good find. Yep it was that gay traitor Bradley Manning who gave Wiki Leaks the 250,000 State Department cables. Our security must be piss poor for Manning to have glommed onto them in the first place


32 posted on 11/28/2010 4:22:36 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Cheetahcat

Can’t we send in a sniper to blow his effing head off? Which Socialist European douchehole is he hiding in anyway?


33 posted on 11/28/2010 4:28:04 PM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: Enchante

You know our Government is just going to claim it’s all false. They will say false files were leaked along with truth. We’ll give them all a few $$ billions and all it will all be good again.


34 posted on 11/28/2010 4:28:59 PM PST by TexasZalah
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To: KevinDavis

Soon to be DEAD Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.


35 posted on 11/28/2010 4:29:07 PM PST by RockinRight (if the choice is between Crazy and Commie, I choose Crazy.)
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To: dennisw
Our security must be piss poor for Manning to have glommed onto them in the first place?

Do we know for sure that he didn't have help from a little higher up?

36 posted on 11/28/2010 4:29:27 PM PST by digger48
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To: Enchante

Obama’s fault.


37 posted on 11/28/2010 4:31:29 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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No choice!
For the nature of the info, it requires many sources, so there are many complicit in Obama’s “reset” and his leveling of the playing field.
It is a wickedgate — with America and her allies as the security breach victims!
Obama needs to take full and complete responsibility in all ways. What would NIXON do?


38 posted on 11/28/2010 4:53:28 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Yaelle

No choice!
For the nature of the info, it requires many sources, so there are many complicit in Obama’s “reset” and his leveling of the playing field.
It is a wickedgate — with America and her allies as the security breach victims!
Obama needs to take full and complete responsibility in all ways. What would NIXON do?


39 posted on 11/28/2010 4:53:46 PM PST by himno hero
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To: Enchante

This is all consistent witth 0’s stated goal of wanting to open up our secret files when he came to office. We have been reduced to a laughing stock on the world stage and it will be a long time before our credibility as world leader can be restored.


40 posted on 11/28/2010 5:33:25 PM PST by balls
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To: Enchante

Imagine, our media can find all of this but knows nothing about Climategate, Obama’s Czars, the costs of Healthcare....


41 posted on 11/28/2010 5:41:47 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: RockinRight

“Can’t we send in a sniper to blow his effing head off? Which Socialist European douchehole is he hiding in anyway?”

Instead we have a Wimpy pretty please “do not release those”.

We need to close off the leak on this side as well,with a lethal injection.


42 posted on 11/28/2010 5:42:13 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Enchante

Looks like we’re gonna have to ramp up on the pat downs, scanners, and unionize the TSA to avert what’s fixing to rain down on us.


43 posted on 11/28/2010 5:42:53 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Enchante

Who in their right mind would do any covert work for us? when the very next day their name and picture are front page NYT ?


44 posted on 11/28/2010 5:44:20 PM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Enchante

How do we know that ay of these docs is 100% authentic/unprocessed - and not biased revisionist history written, like the Pentagon Papers of old, by the very people who stole and leaked them with the intent of doing harm to the US?


45 posted on 11/28/2010 5:47:07 PM PST by piasa
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To: radu

It’s pretty curious that Gorelick’s wall only acts as a wall to block investigators trying to defend the country but not leakers trying to undermine it.


46 posted on 11/28/2010 5:51:50 PM PST by piasa
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To: snippy_about_it; Cindy
An article said most of the cables were from 2004 on. Note that 2004 is when Daniel Ellsberg launched his Truth-Telling Project / Truth-Telling Coalition. This is the same group the former Ambassador Joe Wilson and his CIA wife-superdeepcoverspy was associated with. They were also associated with a group called EPIC. Most of the players, like seminar callers to talk radio, pretended initially to be "conservative" but were actually in support of John Kerry.

This Ellsberg Project was an effort to gin up, coordinate and use a swarm of leakers, not one guy.

47 posted on 11/28/2010 5:59:47 PM PST by piasa
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To: TexasZalah

And they could very well be right.


48 posted on 11/28/2010 6:02:43 PM PST by piasa
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To: Enchante

Whomever leaked this stuff, once it starts resulting in “tapped” state department, intelligence and US military officers and troops overseas and body bags coming back, should himself be “taken out”. Dont count on an official US policy to do it, but I would suspect there are plenty of pissed off people with the desire and means to even the score on these leakers.


49 posted on 11/28/2010 6:05:52 PM PST by AmericanInTokyo (There is a lot "GOING DOWN" these days. But don't forget the Senate AMNESTY PUSH for next MONDAY!!!)
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To: Tzimisce; jveritas
Imagine, our media can find all of this but knows nothing about Climategate, Obama’s Czars, the costs of Healthcare....

And the most amazing thing about wikileaks is it somehow did not manage to get and post the Harmony Doc Database from Iraq which FR translator jveritas was working on before the database was taken offline and classified right when it was getting so interesting.

And wiki didn't seem to get anything on the proliferatrion network of Qadeer Khan.

At least if it did the NY times and so on doesn't seem interested...

50 posted on 11/28/2010 6:08:41 PM PST by piasa
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