Interpol issues “Red Notice” for arrest of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange over “sex crime”

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

The Arab press downplays WikiLeaks

from FP Passport by Max Strasser

The L.A. Times‘ Babylon and Beyond blog reports that unlike in most of the world, the WikiLeaks dump of U.S. diplomatic cables isn’t getting that much attention in the pan-Arab press:

Wikileaks and the El-Masri case: Innocent CIA torture victim more than just a leaked cable

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

EuroLeaks

by JOOST LAGENDIJK
These are the days of WikiLeaks. All over the globe, people are tucking into the leaked documents revealing how American diplomats see the world.

Guardian editor on Wikileaks/Cablegate: “Terrible” disclosures coming

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

“In the coming days, we are going to see some quite startling disclosures about Russia, the nature of the Russian state, and about bribery and corruption in other countries, particularly in Central Asia. We will see a wrath of disclosures about pretty terrible things going on around the world.”? Investigations Executive Editor David Leigh of the Guardian, one of three news organizations given advanced access to the US State Dept. cables by WikiLeaks. (democracynow.org)

WikiLeaked: Tom Sawyer goes to Brussels

from FP Passport by Cameron Abadi

The Wikileaks archive gives a fascinating glimpse into just how deeply into the diplomatic toolbox U.S. officials had to dig as they were seeking new homes for Guantanamo detainees. Many of the tactics were variations on the classic quid pro quo: Diplomats gave money to the Maldives and Kirbati and offered face time with President Obama to Slovenia. They tried to guilt long-time allies like Germany into shouldering some of their burden. And they sweet-talked anybody who would listen.

WikiLeaks: Information against tyranny and power

by ORAL ÇALIŞLAR
Everyone has been saying ?Have you seen what the United States thinks about us?? following WikiLeaks? release of US diplomatic cables. We can be sure that many politicians around the world are following the release of the documents anxiously.

WikiLeaks may set back US intelligence sharing

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Op-Ed by Phil Stewart
WASHINGTON — The damaging disclosure by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks of sensitive US diplomatic cables could put a chill on the sharing of intelligence considered vital to waging war and averting al-Qaeda attacks.

WikiLeaks Files Reveal Location of US Tactical Nukes in Europe
Voice of America
WikiLeaks website reveal that most of the 200 US tactical nuclear weapons based in Europe are located in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Turkey

Julian Assange and the Computer Conspiracy; “To destroy this invisible government”

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

A close reading of a 2006 Julian Assange essay, useful for understanding the motivations behind Wikileaks. (via Ethan Zuckerman)

Dictators, Democracies and WikiLeaks
Wall Street Journal
The WikiLeaks cables so far released also show how US ambassadors vary in quality. Ambassador James Jeffrey’s analysis of Turkey’s new foreign policy is

The WikiLeaks Saga: Transparency without Judgment is Gossip, not Journalism

from social media vb by Gary Goldhammer
Everyone is talking about the WikiLeaks disclosure of confidential diplomatic cables revealing the oft prickly relationship nations have with each other. That this comes as a shock is almost as shocking as the messages themselves, which, stripped of the Bond/Bourne intrigue and hurt pride, amount to little more than high school gossip and in-fighting among popular cliques. The fact that these cables exist and reveal, if not confirm, the ugliness of diplomacy, makes them news. What few have mentioned, however, is what the leaked documents are not:

Extremely smart questions about the Wikileaks #cablegate

from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow

Wikileaks: Lessons For Consumer Privacy

from Stanford Center for Internet and Society by Ryan Calo

The website Wikileaks recently published hundreds of thousands of confidential State Department cables. These communications apparently reveal the details of conversations with, and personal impressions and assessments of, foreign leaders and diplomats. Many fear that the leak will undermine international relations in profound and unknowable ways. One of the unintended consequence of the leak, however, may be to strengthen the case for a national consumer privacy law.

Africa: Cablegate: Does the US care about Africa this much?

from Global Voices Online by Ndesanjo Macha

Sri Lanka: Wikileaks And Its Impact

from Global Voices Online by Rezwan

WikiLeaked: France politely points out that Iran makes no sense

from FP Passport by Cameron Abadi

Leaks reveal Pakistan arms fears

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
US and UK diplomats feared Pakistan’s nuclear material could fall into the hands of terrorists, the latest classified US cables revealed by Wikileaks show.

WikiLeaks Reveals Close Relationship Between Iraqi Leaders, Iranian Intelligence

from Memri Latest Blogs

Wikileaks revelations not necessarily true: defense minister
Focus Taiwan News Channel
As to the helicopter deal with Turkey, the minister said this was the first time he had heard of the matter. Even if the United States requested Taiwan to

‘Sarkozy the American’ mulled troops for Iraq

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Even before his election, President Nicolas Sarkozy convinced the U.S. he was the most pro-American French leader since the war and even discussed sending French troops to Iraq, leaked cables showed.

Leaked documents discuss Cuban spies, US concerns

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Cuban intelligence agents have deep involvement in Venezuela and enjoy direct access to President Hugo Chavez, the U.S. Embassy said in a 2006 diplomatic cable that was classified as secret.

WikiLeaks: US worried over Pakistani nuke material

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Once-secret U.S. diplomatic cables reveal Western concerns that Islamist militants might get access to Pakistan’s nuclear material and American skepticism that Islamabad will sever ties to Taliban factions fighting in Afghanistan.

WikiLeaks: Nicolas Sarkozy ‘acted like a monarch’
Telegraph.co.uk
The tower had been lit up for a visit by Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erodgan. Mr Sarkozy is a strong opponent of Turkey’s entry to the European

Wikileaks floodgate should be closed
Daily Trojan Online
On Sunday, whistle-blowing website Wikileaks began its third major release of documents this year

Cablegate: WikiLeaks’ diplomatic cable revelations so far
Sydney Morning Herald
US diplomats cast doubts on the reliability of NATO ally Turkey, portraying its leadership as divided and permeated by Islamists and said advisers to Prime

Leak fallout: Putin angry at U.S.; China had it up to here with North Korea; Prince Andrew “is a twat.”

from Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza

Jack Shafer: “I love Wikileaks for restoring distrust in our most important institutions.”

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

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