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In yet another round of stunning revelations, leaked cables published on Wikileaks demonstrate clearly that US embassies assign staff to read newspapers and send digests back to America, and wherever possible, they toe the party line. What’s been leaked this time includes previously classified unclassified cables summarizing …


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  1. Eddy Ito

    shock and isn't that cute

    The little babies are learning. Today's lesson, squeeze jelly tightly and watch as more slips through your fingers. We can only hope they get past the terrible twos.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Who's covering this exactly?

    This has barely made a blip. What you're saying is true, but I don't see many people talking about it.

    1. Scorchio!!

      Re: Who's covering this exactly?

      The bank robber Willie Sutton famously answered the question, 'why do you rob banks' saying 'because that's where the money is'. This speaks to more than reportage though; the faux journalist, Assange, fences stolen secrets because that's where he thinks the money is; paywall, autobiog, magnificent salary. Having been convicted on 25 counts he decided to 'go straight'. This means he has a 'firewall' between himself, the secrets and the people who steal them. At least, that would be the principle. With the passage of time the sticky tape holding together his box of 'possessions' is coming apart. With the supposed 'theft' of secrets by Berg, who digitally shredded them, it's clear that he didn't have at least some of them spread across the world in encrypted containers, that he hadn't backed them up, and that he *still* regards them as his personal property, which they are not; they are the property of those organisations, institutions, governments or other groups of individuals from whom they were taken in the first place.

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