A few years ago, the term ….wikileaks… might have been a symptom an older man might have complained to his doctor about, for which the prescription would have been…… Depends underwear.
But Wikileaks is that rogue Australian company which has somehow managed to get its hands on…illegally most governments say……. ultra-secret classified
documents that posed a threat of rocking the international espionage world…
The data came out this past Sunday…more than 250,000 documents…leaked United States embassy cables……according to Wikileaks…..the largest set of
confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. Wikileaks claimed the documents would provide an unprecedented insight into the US Government’s foreign activities.
The cables, which date from 1966 to the end of February this year, contained confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. More than 15,000 of the cables are classified as Secret.
So what did we learn from all of this?
To begin with, it appears that James Bond and Felix Leiter are alive and well.
International espionage did not become extinct with the end of the cold war or the fall of the Berlin wall.
We learned that almost every country is scared out of their pants over Iran and their nuclear ambitions…well, we already knew that…
…we learned that the United States and Russia disagree that North Korea and Iran are working together….it seems we knew that too!
..we learned that there is the possibility of war or military action against
Iran by Israel….again, no surprises there.
..and we discovered that most dignitaries don’t think a whole lot about
Britain’s Prince Charles….absolutely shocking!
What was regarded as possibly earth shattering releases by Wikileaks has largely been greeted with a shrug and a smile…now Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is saying their next round of releases has the potential to take down……… a
big US Bank…
I hope Julian will forgive the world for not getting too worried about