Skip to comments.WikiLeaks to release more US documents -- 1.7 MILLION U.S. INTELLIGENCE docs
Posted on 04/07/2013 7:49:15 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
WHISTLEBLOWING website WikiLeaks is to publish more than 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence documents from the 1970s, founder Julian Assange says.
The website has collated a variety of records including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence and is releasing them in a searchable form on Monday.
Assange has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London and told the Press Association that the records highlighted the "vast range and scope" of US influence around the world.
The Australian has been holed up in the tiny diplomatic mission for nine months as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault, which he denies.
WikiLeaks sent shockwaves around the diplomatic world in 2010 when it released a set of more than 250,000 leaked US cables.
The new records, dating from the beginning of 1973 to the end of 1976, have not been leaked and are available to view at the US national archives. They include many communications which were sent by or to then US secretary of state Henry Kissinger.
Many of the documents, which WikiLeaks has called the Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD), are marked NODIS (no distribution) or Eyes Only, while others were originally marked as secret.
Assange said WikiLeaks had undertaken a detailed analysis of the communications, adding that the information eclipsed Cablegate, a set of more than 250,000 US diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks from November 2010 and over the following year.
Assange fled to the Ecuadorian embassy in June after losing his battle in the British courts against extradition to Sweden.
Ecuador granted him asylum in August but Britain has refused to allow him safe passage out of the country, sparking a diplomatic stalemate.
Assange founded the WikiLeaks website that enraged Washington by releasing cables and war logs relating to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in one of the biggest security breach in US history.
Intelligence reports? That should be a small file.
H/T to the Drudge Report.
Thank you very much.
I can’t really decide how I feel about this. If we had an honest, forthright government, I’d go for stringing Assange up on a lamp post. But as it stands, some of what’s going to be leaked might be of value to those who want to fix what’s wrong with our government and has been for most all of my life.
They are old...1970’s...
Julian Assange... has carried out much of the work from his refuge in Ecuador's embassy in London... The Australian has been holed up in the tiny diplomatic mission for nine months as he seeks to avoid extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assaultThis should make the Lew Rockwell scumbags happy.
Old doesn’t necessarily mean not damaging.
The conspiracy to put a foreign national or otherwise unqualified person in the White House?
How about Fast and Furious (without all the annoying magic marker).
Enquiring minds wanna know...
Maybe we can find out about Benghazi or what the DHS is up to with the FEMA camps, bullets, drones, and armored vehicles.
That's what they SHOULD be focused on...until then, the Anonymous A-holes and the Wikileaks wankers are not part of the solution to me.
The only thing that surprises me about this punk is that the person claiming rape is an adult female rather than an underage boy.
How about Fast and Furious (without all the annoying magic marker). Benghazi?
How about starting now and working backwards to the 70s?
OR just focus on Benghazi, that will keep him busy for the rest of his life.
” But where should labeled classified documents be exposed.”
Years ago ( during the Vietnam War era) I worked in Military R&D. Work required a clearance and documents were controlled. That said, a lot of the “classifications” were made to obscure what was being done rather than for the purpose of protecting the country’s secrets. It is too easy to “classify” something to protect nefarious activity. I learned recently that something that I did that was “classifled SECRET was shown to the Congress (and the public) many years ago.
I should have added. Do have a great upcoming day. Time for this old fart to retire.
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