Παρασκευή, 26 Νοεμβρίου 2010

Wikileaks to publish diplomatic papers on global corruption



Wikileaks to publish diplomatic papers on global corruption
Wikileaks plans to release classified U.S. diplomatic cables revealing corruption allegations against foreign governments and leaders, says a Reuters report quoting sources. The whistle-blowing website said in Twitter messages early this week that it would soon release 2.8 million secret papers, 
not specifying the nature or subject of these documents.
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Report: WikiLeaks Docs to Show US Military Supporting PKK in Turkey’s Civil War
Military Praises PKK as 'Warriors for Freedom' Against NATO Ally
by Jason Ditz, November 25, 2010
Speculation is flying fast and furious over the details of the upcoming WikiLeaks release, fueled in no small part by US official warnings to a number of its allies about how hugely damaging the release could be.  The documents are said to be potentially damning to a large number of foreign governments, but perhaps the most damaging content could be related to the US military, which according to media reports will be shown to have secretly backed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in its ongoing civil war against Turkey. 
The PKK has been officially listed as a foreign terrorist organization by the US State Department since 1979, which would be reason enough that the Defense Department cannot legally back them. It is doubly problematic in this case, however, as the PKK has been fighting Turkey, a NATO member and close military ally of the US.
The Pentagon is said to have praised the PKK as “warriors for freedom” in official documents and has ordered detained PKK captured inside Iraq released. They are also said to have provided the organization with weapons. 

 This is the third in a sequence after its first release of 77,000 secret papers on the Afghan War in July, folowed by 400,000 Pentagon reports on the Iraq war in October. To be precise, the report says politicians from Russia,  Afghanistan and former Soviet republics will be featured in the leaks, suggesting a major embarrassment to these leaders.  Essentially, the nature of next round of leaks, which everyone is trying to take a shot well in advance, is widening with many nations in the world set to await them. Does it mean, Wikileaks is likely to come under pressure in other nations too? In another Twiiter message, one reader suggests that the leaks would contain the UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) reports, which the Pentagon is not making open despite repeated pleas from the pro-UFO forums. On its part, WikiLeaks said, "The Pentagon is hyperventilating again over fears of being held to account."
However, the US government has reportedly issued fresh warnings about the perceived dangers to its allies and other governments on possible leaks of diplomat-
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