WIKILEAKS RELEASE: Worldwide Diplomacy Crisis for U.S. as 250,000 Classified Documents Released; Wikileaks Site Attacked
A quarter million classified American documents released today by the whistleblower website Wikileaks revealed the United States spied on allies as well as enemies, that U.S. diplomats were ordered to spy on the United Nations, and that on at least one occasion Washington threatened a close NATO ally over the illegal American practice of extraordinary rendition, the kidnapping of terrorism suspects from one country and flying them to overseas “black sites” or third countries where they would often be tortured. The leaked documents also offer classified assessments of various world leaders.
Also revealed: Saudi Arabia has repeatedly urged the U.S. to attack Iran, which has obtained missile technology from North Korea; Israel is prepared to attack Iran if that country gets too close to developing a nuclear bomb; the Russian government has ties to organized crime; Washington and London fear for the safety of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal; and much, much more.
Because of the sheer volume of the leak it will take some time to sort through the hundreds of thousands of documents and Moral Low Ground will bring you more details as they become available. Meanwhile, the Wikileaks site was hit by a massive cyberattack and is extremely difficult to access.
“We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack,” Wikileaks tweeted earlier today.