Wikileaks Newslinks 8-9 October 2011

9 October 2011 —

Blake wooed genocidal Sri Lanka Army to help Afghan war says Wikileaks
Sri Lanka Guardian
Earlier Wikileaks documents have revealed how an international orchestration was masterminded by the US for the Vanni war that ended up in genocide and paved way for the on-going structural genocide of the nation of Lankan Tamils. …

GA Threatens To Sue US Ambassador
Sunday Leader
By Indika Sri Aravinda The Government Agent of Ampara Sunil Kannangara has threatened to take the US Ambassador in Colombo Patricia A. Butenis to court over the comments attributed to her in a cable published by WikiLeaks. …

Anti-war protest in London marks ten years in Afghanistan
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was among those to address the crowd at an
anti-war protest in London to mark the tenth anniversary of the conflict in
Afghanistan. The event, organised by the Stop The War Coalition, was
designed to highlight the cost …

Saudi Arabia: Leaked cable reveals how royals get rich
Green Left Weekly
A secret cable sent from the US Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1996,
released by WikiLeaks, provides an in-depth account of the processes of
wealth distribution and waste within the ruling House of Saud. The cable
noted: “Royals still seem more …

US was willing to provide info for local probe of Roger Khan – cable
Stabroek News
A cable released by whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks revealed that then
Charge d’Affairs Karen Williams told Washington that the Justice Department
had reviewed investigative files in the Khan case “in order to respond
….. The Comments section is …

Fox connections with Sri Lanka raises questions on UK national security
The revelations, following information through Wikileaks cables on the
handling of Sri Lanka by the US Asst. Secretary of State Robert Blake, show
how certain individuals sitting in the world Establishments pervert
international relations upholding …

USAid: Biggest sponsor of hate speech
Nehanda Radio
In that lecture, Prof Moyo had said that the US diplomatic cables leaked by
WikiLeaks confirm what Zimbabweans already knew or suspected ever since US
Assistant Secretary of State Walter Kansteiner revealed in August 2002 that
the US government was …

ARABICA – A Daily Shot Of What the Arab World is Saying/Hearing/Sharing
A Facebook group calling itself “Wikileaks Libya” posted documents
exposing efforts by a number of former American intelligence officials,
lobbyists and politicians to help the Gaddafi regime stop the revolution.
Officials include former CIA officer …

Take Wikileaks Revelations On Political Violence Seriously
Oct 08, 2011 (The Herald/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — WHILE the
WikiLeaks cables have implicated personalities across the political divide,
one notable distinction is that on one hand there were people who held
conspiratorial conversations …

Illegal Cuban migration, after years of decline, is up again
There’s little doubt that large numbers of Cubans want to leave the
communist-ruled island, according to a 2009 dispatch written by US
diplomats in Havana and provided by WikiLeaks to McClatchy, which owns El
Nuevo Herald. “Emigration remains a virtual …

US diplomat says ‘sorry’ to Philippines
The controversy that sparked anger among Filipino officials came as the
WikiLeaks Web site published US diplomatic cables from Manila to Washington
from February 2010 on the topic of child prostitution, ABS-CBN News
reported. …

Blatant state takeover behind EU and US Libyan operation
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told RT that it is a warning for everyone
that the Libyan intervention was solely about the US and Europe taking the
country over. “The lesson for Libya is that there are only two
superpowers in the world worth speaking …

Mafia State: How One Reporter Became the Enemy of the Brutal New Russia by …
The Guardian
More sizzling were his pieces (now chapters) drawn from WikiLeaks. It is
nice to know that American diplomats are such diligent and caustic
observers of Russia’s slide into what Harding rightly calls a “mafia
state”. It is a pity that their political …

200 suicide bombers ‘planning attacks in UK’
Earlier this year, classified intelligence documents disclosed by the
whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks, showed that MI6 officers believed that
Britain was facing a wave of suicide attacks from British-based Muslim
extremists who had been trained in …

Janet bangs table over Bukenya
Daily Monitor
The change of heart by Mukula is raising speculation that it could be
hotter for him in NRM now after his Wikileaks ranting against the First
Family. But the MP says it was merely a good gesture as area MP. His attire
now is a yellow prison uniform …

Anti-war Mass Assembly in Trafalgar Square
Performers and speakers include founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange,
linguist Noam Chomsky, John Pilger, Jemima Khan, Billy Bragg, Brian Eno,
Mark Steel, novelist Ahdaf Soueif, Unite general secretary, actors Simon
McBurney and Mark Rylance, …

Why lapses in Kenya’s security system beg answers
The Standard
In a leaked cable to the United States, whistleblower Wikileaks says
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni describes Kenyan security forces as
career forces incapable of securing the country against external
aggression. Museveni dismissed Kenyan military …

Op-Ed:Somaliland’s Long Wait
According to the documents leaked by the Wikileaks, when the Ethiopian
Prime Minster, Melez Zenawi, advised Riyale on how to raise the Somaliland
recognition with the AU, the president did not follow his advice. “…he
urged him [Rayale] to write to the …

Chinese call for war was aimed at oil: academic
Taipei Times
Citing a cache of US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks on Sept. 1,
Fallon said Chinese efforts to pressure oil companies such as Exxon Mobil,
BP, Chevron and Petronas after they made deals with Hanoi went back to at
least 2006. …

No word on nuclear contract decision
Mail & Guardian Online
Areva, which built the Koeberg nuclear power station outside Cape Town,
leads the pack in terms of the intensity and effectiveness of its lobbying
machine, as WikiLeaks cables dating back to 2007 indicate (see “French
kissing irks US competitor” below) …

When in opposition, the three government parties had called for a full …
The Copenhagen Post
The Greenlandic politicians were reacting to the WikiLeaks release of
diplomatic cables from the US Embassy that indicated former foreign
minister Per Stig Møller had asked Washington to avoid answering questions
about the alleged transfer of prisoners …

Henry Jacob: Flip it and it’s different
Gulf Today
According to Wikileaks, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati, once
flew her private jet to Mumbai, to retrieve her preferred brand of sandals.
The whistleblower site says she is a “first-rate egomaniac” who is
“obsessed with becoming Prime …

U.S. Strategic Drone Fleet Infected by Stealthy Keylogger Malware
Ever since the WikiLeaks data breach when hundreds of thousands of US
diplomatic cables were leaked, the use of removable drives have been
restricted, except at Creech and a few other Air Force bases. Crews working
with Predator and Reaper used …

A Lawless Land
Sunday Leader
For instance, according to a WikiLeaks cable, during the 2010 presidential
election, “the President’s campaign has ordered eight GAs including those
in Ampara, Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa and Batticaloa to send election
results directly to the …

Of Conspiracies and Kings
Asian Tribune
And to achieve this purpose they are willing to break almost every single
rule in the book, as the latest batch of Wikileaks cables reveal. During
the 2010 presidential election, “the President’s campaign has ordered
eight GAs including those in Ampara …

UNP And JVP In Colombo Local Government Elections: In Their Defeat The Nation …
Sunday Leader
After WikiLeaks revealed that the JVP told the American Ambassador that
Somawamsa Amerasinghe supported the “truth and reconciliation commission
as opposed to war crimes,” the party’s sincerity is in question. This
semantic nit-picking is simple …

Nobel Prize winners 2011
The Voice of Russia
The nominees for this year’s Peace Nobel are believed to have numbered some
240 and included WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, whose followers in Arab
countries oiled the wheels of the Arab Spring. The names will not be known
until after 50 years. …

UK News: Branson’s bank hints expansion imminent
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, journalist John Pilger and singer Billy
Bragg will join anti-war activists today to stage a protest marking the
tenth anniversary of the Afghanistan war. The Stop The War Coalition said
it was expecting a huge turnout …

Journalism and a world in transition
Ammon News
The world of the internet, peoples media, social network sites, Wikileaks
and others has undermined the ability of the centres of power to monopolise
what is presented to public opinion. Our media institutions should warmly
welcome these means and …

Cloud hangs over climate finance
Independent Online
A US diplomatic cable released by the WikiLeaks website said that
executives in India conceded that they would continue projects with or
without CDM benefits they were seeking. Official data shows that nearly
half of projects are in China, …

UK protesters calls for Afghan withdrawal
Tehran Times
Speakers at the event included Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, activist
Jemima Khan, musician Brian Eno, comedian Mark Steel, Egyptian novelist
Ahdaf Soueif, head of the Unite union Len McCluskey, actors Simon McBurney
and Mark Rylance and a number …

Presidential Order Aims to Limit WikiLeaks-Type Breaches …
By Doug Isenberg
The U.S. government announced steps to clamp down on who can access
classified information, seeking to avert another WikiLeaks-scale breach of
military documents and diplomatic cables. The presidential order requires
U.S. agencies to …

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Julian Assange: ‘Journalists are war criminals’ (Includes interview …
United Kingdom – Wikileaks founder Julian Assange made a rare public
appearance today at Trafalgar Square to decry war and accused journalists
of propagating lies that lead to it. Zimbabwe: China Criticises Govt Policies – WikiLeaks
CHINA believes that Zimbabwe is following wrong policies and despite the
much- hyped about cordial relations between Beijing and Harare, tensions
exist. …

Wikileaks: Mugabe assets worth over $1b | The Zimbabwean
President Robert Mugabe was reportedly worth more than $1 billion in 2001,
with assets ranging from residential properties and farms to funds stashed
away …

Twitter / WikiLeaks: 306 days of the US banking …
306 days of the US banking blockade against WikiLeaks

After WikiLeaks, U.S. tries to shield classified data – Yahoo! News
Read ‘After WikiLeaks, U.S. tries to shield classified data’ on Yahoo!
News. WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday announced steps
to clamp …

8 October 2011

After WikiLeaks, US tries to shield classified data
Chicago Tribune
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US government on Friday announced steps to clamp
down on who can access classified information, seeking to avert another
WikiLeaks-scale breach of military documents and diplomatic cables. The
presidential order requires US …,0,6009656.story

Security of Iraq’s tiny Jewish community shaken by Wikileaks
Kansas City Star
BAGHDAD — An Anglican priest here says he’s working with the US Embassy
to persuade the handful of Jews who still live in Baghdad to leave because
their names have appeared in cables published last month by WikiLeaks. The
Rev. …

Zimbabwe: Take Wikileaks Revelations On Political Violence Seriously
WHILE the WikiLeaks cables have implicated personalities across the
political divide, one notable distinction is that on one hand there were
people who held conspiratorial conversations with US envoys debating what
they thought were forbidden topics in …

What motivates Julian Assange?
Irish Times
EARLY IN THIS memoir, the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange recounts his
days as a teenage computer hacker, infiltrating top-secret networks around
the world. “Every hacker has a handle, and I took the name Mendax, from
Horace’s splendide mendax – nobly …

WikiLeaks: Berri says Aoun is a ‘eunuch’
According to a US diplomatic cable leaked by WikiLeaks, Speaker Nabih Berri
described Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun as a “eunuch.”
During a meeting on November 6, 2007 addressing the Lebanese presidential
elections with then-US …

Jonathan is clean, honest – WikiLeaks quotes El-Rufai
… former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Mallam Nasir
El-Rufai gave President Goodluck Jonathan a clean bill of health on
financial accountability and transparency on the international front,a
fresh report by Wikileaks has revealed. …

Ministers strike it rich in conservancies: WikiLeaks
The Financial Gazette
CABINET Ministers and other senior ZANU-PF officials are reportedly making
a killing from wildlife conservancies seized from former white-commercial
farmers, according to the latest salvo from international whistle-blower,
WikiLeaks. …

Philippine ‘sex tourism’ bared on leaked US cables
by Jojo Malig, MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Several US
diplomatic cables published by antisecrecy group WikiLeaks have discussed
the flourishing sex tourism and flesh trade industry in the Philippines.
This, even before the ruckus …

EXCLUSIVE: US diplomat said ex-BP boss’s Turkish partner unethical
Reuters India
By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) – Mehmet Karamehmet, the controlling
shareholder of Genel Energy, the subject of a $2 billion bid from ex-BP
boss Tony Hayward’s Vallares Plc, has been accused of unethical business
practices, according to Wikileaks. …

Protest calls for Afghan withdrawal
The Press Association
Speakers at the so-called Anti-war Mass Assembly will include WikiLeaks
founder Julian Assange, journalist John Pilger, activist Jemima Khan,
singer Billy Bragg, composer Howard Blake, musician Brian Eno, comedian
Mark Steel, novelist Ahdaf Soueif, …

Defense secretary to US troops in Iraq: ‘I want to make damn sure you’re …
CNN International
The negotiations have been strained following WikiLeaks’ release of a
diplomatic cable that alleged Iraqi civilians, including children, were
killed in a 2006 raid by American troops rather than in an airstrike as
initially reported by the US military. …

Executive order cracks down on classified leaks
Federal Times
The order responds to the WikiLeaks’ leaks of classified government
documents, including State Department cables and Defense Department
reports, earlier this year. • Requires each agency to designate a senior
official to oversee classified information …

Jordanian bank tied to illicit weapons?
Sensitive cables distributed by WikiLeaks and reviewed by The Wall Street
Journal suggest Jordan’s Arab Bank PLC was used by North Korea to get money
from Syria and Iran to help with its proliferation activity. An August 2007
cable from the US State …

Mugabe unchallenged
The Financial Gazette
This is particularly so among those implicated by the international
whistle-blower website, WikiLeaks, who no longer want to be seen to be
confirming the leaked diplomatic cables by resisting plans – real or
imagined – by President Mugabe to go for a …

Beware of ‘Al Chavezeera’
According to classified correspondence recently released by whistle-blowing
outfit WikiLeaks, Washington saw Venezuela as an upstart power whose public
relations campaign stood to interfere with important US messaging efforts.

Twelfth NewsWatch
(12) (Wikileaks-White House) (Audio: 99) The White House is moving to
tighten security around the handling of secret government documents. US
President Barack Obama has signed an executive order to clamp down on
classified information. …—twelfth-newswatch-/2011/10/08/5838476.htm

Corero Network Security Reports on Top 5 DDoS Attacks of 2011
MarketWatch (press release)
Anonymous DDoS Attacks on WikiLeaks “Censors” Visa, MasterCard and PayPal
h-latest-paypal-attack The most significant DDoS attack so far this year,
the WikiLeaks-related DDoS …

Trio Of Women Awarded 2011 Nobel Peace Prize
They beat out more than 235 other nominees, including Facebook founder Mark
Zuckerberg and controversial WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. You must be
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Robert Blake’s subtle move to open Sri Lanka for al Qaeda/Lashkar-e-Taiba attacks
Asian Tribune
The WikiLeaks’ released confidential US diplomatic cable sent from Colombo
under the signature of Ambassador Patricia Butenis to Washington noted,
among other suggestions by Mr. Blake, encouraging Sri Lanka to get involved
in the American battle in …

PMO official ‘tried to scuttle’ Boeing deal
Daily Star Online
The November 9, 2009 cable posted on whistleblower website WikiLeaks also
said “Molla had absconded from a 2-week Anti-Terrorism Assistance Course in
Washington to spend time with his brother in NY.” In response to the
ambassador’s reassurances …

Obama enhances computer security
TG Daily
This all comes as the result of a seven-month review of internal policies
and procedures following the massive and unprecedented data fiasco from the
website Wikileaks. While the Wikileaks stories have lost a lot of their
grandeur, the security holes …

Did hackers target Bank of America’s website?
The Week Magazine
Some people believed that a January outage on the website was the result of
an attack by WikiLeaks advocates “Anonymous,” a suspicion fueled after
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange hinted that the whistle-blower site’s next
leak would target a large …

MDC-T ‘suspends’ Gutu over US cables
Biti, himself described as “ambitious” and sharply opposed to
Tsvangirai on tactics in the cables released by WikiLeaks, added: “The
provincial executive has no power to suspend Gutu. “It is only the
national executive that can do that. …

Google’s Dead Sea Scrolls is latest crowdsourcing project
Washington Post
A number of publications, The Washington Post included, asked for help
finding information in cables released by WikiLeaks and in Sarah Palin’s
e-mails. Last week, ProPublica released a new tool, DocDiver, that lets
readers annotate documents in a type …

Still No Justice for Politkovskaya
As I wrote in April after Politkovskaya’s final book was translated into
English: According to one of the cables released by WikiLeaks, American
officials in Moscow said among all the intimidation directed at
Politkovskaya, the “most frequent threats” …

10 years on and time for peace in Afghanistan is running out
Diplomatic cables from 2009 released through WikiLeaks showed the US
ambassador, Karl Eikenberry, describing Karzai as a “paranoid and weak
individual unfamiliar with the basics of nation building”. Another cable
noted that Karzai’s deputy, …

Zanu (PF) suspends Chindori Chininga from COPAC?
ZimEye Zimbabwe
It is believed Chininga’s suspension may be part of Mutasa’s grand plan to
punish all persons named on whistleblower website, Wikileaks, after
Chininga was quoted allegedly blasting Mines Minister Obert Mpofu as a
thief and a crook in conversation with …

How not to fight Maoism
The News International
The army is itself monitoring the Maoist “threat”, according to a
recently released WikiLeaks cable which quotes an “unusually candid”
conversation between a US consular official and the present army chief VK
Singh from February 2010, when he headed …

Obama signs an executive order tightening release of info, post WikiLeaks
News & Observer
Milan “Mike” Puskar, the co-founder and former chairman of generic drug
maker Mylan Inc. and a philanthropist who gave tens of millions of dollars
to West Virginia University, died Friday night at home after battling
cancer. He was 77. …

Why Richard M Stallman Is Right About Steve Jobs
Who is Apple to decide that you must not read Wikileaks on iOS devices? Who
is Apple to decide whether you should watch porn on iOS device? Apple
deprived users from Adobe Flash just because it could have allowed
developers to build apps without paying …

Post Newsletters & Alerts
Washington Post (blog)
Cybersecurity policies: The White House will issue an executive order
Friday that is intended to prevent the kind of security breaches that led
to the release of hundreds of thousands of classified documents to the Web
site Wikileaks, The Washington …

Obama signs an executive order tightening release of info, post WikiLeaks
Sacramento Bee
By Lesley Clark Reader comments on are the opinions of the
writer, not The Sacramento Bee. If you see an objectionable comment, click
the “Report Abuse” link below it. We will delete comments containing
inappropriate links, obscenities, …

Innovators, data will set you free
Washington Post (blog)
In an age of Wikileaks and forced data transparency, one new responsibility
might be to take more than a passing interest in all of the data being
created every 48 hours, and instead, use it to hold our society’s
institutions fully accountable. …

Burma seeks to repair China ties
Financial Times
Earlier this year, US diplomatic cables published by Wikileaks revealed
that Burmese officials secretly chafed under China’s influence and hoped
that closer ties with the US might serve as a buffer against Beijing.
Recent political reforms have led to …

Poland: Outcome uncertain in Sunday’s election
World Socialist Web Site
As WikiLeaks documents reveal, the government is currently discussing much
more far-reaching plans. The economic adviser to the Tusk government, Jan
Krzysztof Bielecki, told US Ambassador to Poland Lee Feinstein that the
government planned further …

Fear among Jews in Baghdad — Baghdad’s dwindling Jewish community of just
eight people is worried because a document that WikiLeaks made public
included their names and addresses. Former monks self-immolate — Two
former Tibetan Buddhist monks set …

Anti-Bankers’ Dilemma: How To Process $$
New Haven Independent
PayPal suspended WikiLeaks’ account after the group released hundreds of
thousands of US diplomatic cables, Dutro noted. He said the group may not
be the best fit with Occupy Wall Street’s politics. Dutro said he’s willing
to compromise for now. …

Leahy plans oversight hearing with Holder
CBS News
Here is the wikileaks cable Lax Honduran controls on US-supplied weapons
and wonder where they got them? US State Dept maybe??
.html by cwhunbun2 October 7, 2011 7:29 PM EDT …

Obama Issues ‘WikiLeaks’ Order To Better Safeguard ‘Classified …
By The Huffington Post News Team
The White House has issued an executive order today aimed at improving the
security of classified networks and preventing the release of documents to
organizations such as WikiLeaks that have compromised classified and
delicate …

U.S. creates task force to prevent future WikiLeaks breaches | The …
By Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday announced steps to
clamp down on who can access classified information, seeking to avert
another WikiLeaks-scale breach of military documents and diplomatic cables.

Berri describes Aoun as a ‘eunuch’, WikiLeaks | Ya Libnan | World …
By syh
According to a US diplomatic cable leaked by WikiLeaks, Speaker Nabih Berri
described Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun as a “eunuch.”
During a meeting on November 6, 2007 addressing the Lebanese presidential
elections … » Blog Archive » Ya, Wikileaks Are Great …
By BigFurHat
Ya, Wikileaks Are Great Outstanding People · Home – by BigFurHat – October
7, 2011 – 12:28 America/New_York – Be first to Comment! They re-released
their own previously debunked post from 3 years ago – a fake document
that states that …

The dangers faced by Jews in Iraq post Wikileaks — Antony …
By Antony Loewenstein
An Anglican priest here says he’s working with the U.S. Embassy to persuade
the handful of Jews who still live in Baghdad to leave because their names
have appeared in cables published last month by WikiLeaks. The Rev. Canon
Andrew …

War News Updates: After Wikileaks, President Obama Issues New …
By War News Updates Editor
More than a year after thousands of classified and sensitive U.S.
government documents were leaked to the secret-spilling site WikiLeaks, the
White House has issued an executive order designed to improve the security
of classified networks …

White House order tackles insider threat post-WikiLeaks – SC …
The order follows a seven-month, government-wide review, prompted by the
leak of classified U.S. documents by whistleblower site WikiLeaks, of
policies and procedures surrounding the handling of classified information.

NuVatsia › Notes on WikiLeaks
By tere
i) WikiLeaks was not Assange’s first leaks project. Before that, there was
“Parent Inquiry Into Child Protection”, an Australian organization
trying to bring transparency into child custody processes. Just goes to
show the path-dependence of …

White House Issues ‘WikiLeaks’ Order to Secure Classified Data …
By TeamSHATTER Admin
The so-called “WikiLeaks Order” (.pdf) was issued by President Obama on
Friday and largely focuses on establishing committees, offices and task
forces to work on implementing a balance between the needs of federal
agencies to access …

Who Cares about Occupy Wall Street? Media Attention by States …
By fpujolmri
Crisis, Media, Reputation (and Wikileaks). Measuring the media and
reputational impact of crisis, especially Wikileaks, by Media, Reputation
and Intangibles center MRI Universidad de Navarra …

Business Time Blog » Blog Archive » Project Risk Management …
I’m sure most of you know about WikiLeaks. It is a non-profit private
organization that leaks classified documents from various sources. On 28
November 2010, they started to publish classified documents of detailed
correspondence between …

Obama Issues ‘WikiLeaks’ Order To Better Safeguard Information
The White House has issued an executive order today aimed at improving the
security of classified networks and preventing the release of documents to.

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