How America sees the World (Wikileaks)
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12-02-2010, 09:42 PM
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The leak empowers the average citizen and reduces the centralized power of governments.
That the core of what Wikileaks is about.
WikiLeaks cables: Russian government 'using mafia for its dirty work' | World news | guardian.co.uk
is a article about ties between the Russian government and the Russian mafia.
The Governor of the Bank of England is involved in a scandal:
WikiLeaks: Mervyn King should quit over 'political bias', says David Blanchflower | Media | guardian.co.uk
The UK government might have withhold evidence from an UK commision related to US torture:
WikiLeaks: British government promised to 'protect US interests' at Chilcot inquiry - Telegraph
Another handy list with top ten middle East related stories from cablegate:
Top Ten Middle East Wikileaks Revelations so Far | Informed Comment
Given that the US is unable to keep secrets other nations might be less willing to share information with the US. That's why people scream "international crisis".
There also the risk that some people who lives in oppressive regime outside the West who talked to US officials will face reprisals when the host country know about the fact that they talked.
At the moment Wikileaks has published only 553 out of ~250 000. We don't know yet whether Wikileaks retracts enough names/material to prevent this from happening.
The story is still unfolding.
Thank you for the information!
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