Thursday, February 10, 2011

WikiLeaks: Top 5 Revelations (Dalai Lama)

(Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 29, 2010)
[These may not be the Top 5, but they are called that by the corporate media, which is partial to US interests.] [A recent] WikiLeaks release comprises 251,287 cables from more than 250 United States embassies around the world, including thousands [needlessly] classified "Secret."

With historical cables dating back to the 1960s, the trove is seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs," making it the world's largest classified information release.

The New York Times, Der Spiegel, El PaĆ­s, The Guardian, and Le Monde had early access to the logs. According to their analysis of the myriad issues discussed in the cables, these five are among the most striking revelations. - Stephen Kurczy, CSM staff writer

  1. China hacked Google, US, and the [CIA's] Dalai Lama
    US officials believe that Chinese operatives hacked into Google, the computers of US officials, and the online communications of the Dalai Lama.
  2. Google announced in January that it had been the victim of cyberattacks emanating from China, though it did not directly blame China. The WikiLeaks cables reveal that, all the while, the United States believed the cyberattacks came on orders from the Chinese Politburo.
  3. According to The New York Times, which was one of five news organizations given early access to the Wikileaks cache, "China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country... More>>

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