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longfingernails Sun 28-Nov-10 17:04:44

Just starting a thread in anticipation of the story hitting the shelves.

If the material leaked is anything like what has been rumoured, the release of these documents will probably be one of the defining political events of the decade.

ChickensHaveNoMercyForTurkeys Sun 28-Nov-10 17:14:58

Ooh, haven't heard anything about this. Please elaborate....

longfingernails Sun 28-Nov-10 17:18:31

It seems Wikileaks has gotten hold of secret US diplomatic correspondence from dozens of ambassadors around the world.

Rumoured to include candid and extremely embarrassing details about US assessments of various politicians (in the UK, including Gordon Brown/David Cameron). Also, what the US really thought about things like the release of the Lockerbie bomber, etc.

That is all just embarrassing, probably - but there are also rumours about the US tacitly supporting groups like the PKK in Turkey, possibly because the US had intelligence evidence that Turkey was helping Al-Qaeda in Iraq - and all sorts of other bombshells.

I think the world will be a much less safe place tomorrow than it is today.

ChickensHaveNoMercyForTurkeys Sun 28-Nov-10 17:20:35

Blardy 'ell. This should be....interesting.

longfingernails Sun 28-Nov-10 17:27:28

Apparently the documents will be published in El Pais, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, the Guardian and the New York Times.

jackstarbright Sun 28-Nov-10 18:15:59

Der Spiegel already out - apparently.

From Twitter in German

"Angela Teflon Merkerl"

This could actually be fun smile.

jackstarbright Sun 28-Nov-10 18:19:44

See also - the Guardian Online. Oh dear!!

newwave Sun 28-Nov-10 18:41:32

Excellent! as we are often told "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear"

ulyanka Sun 28-Nov-10 18:51:21

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Fortheverylasttime Sun 28-Nov-10 19:00:56

Who is the member of the royal family of the, 'inappropriate behaviour'?

Alouiseg Sun 28-Nov-10 19:02:59

I've been trying to get on wikileaks all day, crash after crash!!!!

Must be good stuff!

complimentary Sun 28-Nov-10 19:07:20

Sounds interesting, must get onto Wilkileaks!

Meglet Sun 28-Nov-10 19:09:42

Is this going to be a massive bitch-fest with the US slagging off everyone?

complimentary Sun 28-Nov-10 19:14:17

Could not access wikileaks, site under 'cyber attack'.

ChickensHaveNoMercyForTurkeys Sun 28-Nov-10 20:12:39

Apparently the Obama administration don't think much of Dave <snigger>

Meglet Sun 28-Nov-10 20:14:25

Is this stuff they have been stupied enough to write down?

Or is it transcripts of conversations / bugged telephone calls.

DanceInTheDark Sun 28-Nov-10 20:14:30

Any links? I have no idea what you are talking about and wikileaks isn't working!

Meglet Sun 28-Nov-10 20:14:47


Meglet Sun 28-Nov-10 20:15:59

The live updates feeder on Google is helpful.

And the Guardian have some bits, no name for the Royal though.

DanceInTheDark Sun 28-Nov-10 20:17:05

its ok i found it.


ChickensHaveNoMercyForTurkeys Sun 28-Nov-10 20:17:26

The royal has to be Prince Phillip, surely? He has a reputation.

longfingernails Sun 28-Nov-10 22:19:00

All very interesting, but nothing earth-shattering I can see so far. It might have been over-hyped (partly, by me).

jackstarbright Sun 28-Nov-10 22:25:53

It appears to be more embarrassing for the Americans than anything else. Although there might be some implications for Hillary Clinton.

It looks like The Guardian is going to milk it for all it's worth for several weeks....

newwave Sun 28-Nov-10 22:31:46

I hope so

TheCrackFox Sun 28-Nov-10 22:32:26

I think the royal will be Prince Andrew.

The stuff mentioned on the news didn't sound all that surprising actually.

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