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    Default Wikileaks to release the largest cache of secret US Documents in History

    Just broke on the Zerohedge site

    The Pentagon is not too happy this morning. As the AP reports, WikiLeaks is about to release what the Pentagon fears is the largest cache of secret U.S. documents in history — hundreds of thousands of intelligence reports compiled after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. While WikiLeaks has not commented on the imminent announcement, it tweeted earlier that there is "major WikiLeaks press conference in Europe coming up." And as this disclosure would be the "most massive leak of secret documents in U.S. history" defense officials are racing to contain the damage. As a reminder WikiLeaks' last release of Adghanistan war logs made founder Julian Assange some of a persona non grata in most of the developed world. Of course, the buzz about who may be behind Wikileaks still seems to circulate every now and then. Additionally, Wiki advised interested parties who wish to book the announcement in advance to email the following address, sunshine.booking@mail.be, which however appears to be a broken one. Of course, it merely adds to the "mystery." Regardless, we will follow this and present wiki's findings as they become available.

    More from the AP:

    A team of more than a hundred analysts from across the U.S. military, lead by the Defense Intelligence Agency, has been combing through the Iraq documents they think will be released.

    Called the Information Review Task Force, its analysts have pored over the documents and used word searches to try to pull out names and other issues that would be particularly sensitive, officials have said.

    The task force has informed the U.S. Central Command of some of the names of Iraqis and allies and of other information they believe might be released that could present a danger, officials have said, noting that — unlike the WikiLeaks previous disclosure of some 77,000 documents from Afghanistan — in this case they had advance notice that names may be exposed.

    That previous leak, back in July, outraged the U.S. military, which accused WikiLeaks of irresponsibility.

    But The Associated Press has obtained a Pentagon letter reporting that no U.S. intelligence sources or practices were compromised by the posting of secret Afghan war logs.

    Although U.S. officials still think the leaks could cause significant damage to U.S. security interests, the assessment suggests that some of the administration's worst fears about the July disclosure have so far failed to materialize.

    In the meantime, here is some video entertainment from Wikileak's last release.
    WikiLeaks Prepares To Release "Largest Cache Of Secret U.S. Documents In History" | zero hedge
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    This is totally irresponsible.
    The U.S. operates a huge network of informers and spies inside the Taliban and Al-Qaeda groupings in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan.
    These networks are vital if the U.S. hope to foil plots, gather intelligence on the activities of terrorists and capture or kill leaders.
    Leaking information like this reveals the methods used to gather intelligence to the enemy, helps terrorists to learn how to avoid detection, undermines clandestine operations and puts the lives of sources at risk.
    Do the owners of Wikileaks have a clue?
    Do they want to hamper the war on terror, give a victory to our enemies and make it harder than ever to defeat terrorists?

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    Quote Originally Posted by niropiro View Post
    This is totally irresponsible.
    The U.S. operates a huge network of informers and spies inside the Taliban and Al-Qaeda groupings in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan.
    These networks are vital if the U.S. hope to foil plots, gather intelligence on the activities of terrorists and capture or kill leaders.
    Leaking information like this reveals the methods used to gather intelligence to the enemy, helps terrorists to learn how to avoid detection, undermines clandestine operations and puts the lives of sources at risk.
    Do the owners of Wikileaks have a clue?
    Do they want to hamper the war on terror, give a victory to our enemies and make it harder than ever to defeat terrorists?
    Do you still believe in Goblins and Pixies too?
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    Any chance Wikileaks could open an office in Dublin?
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    this actually made mainstream radio news too.

    lots of worried gov types in the states over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulster-Lad View Post
    Any chance Wikileaks could open an office in Dublin?
    No way their server could take all the FF dodginess.

    Frank Fahey would probably require half the bandwidth available..
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    Quote Originally Posted by niropiro View Post
    This is totally irresponsible.
    The U.S. operates a huge network of informers and spies inside the Taliban and Al-Qaeda groupings in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan.
    These networks are vital if the U.S. hope to foil plots, gather intelligence on the activities of terrorists and capture or kill leaders.
    Leaking information like this reveals the methods used to gather intelligence to the enemy, helps terrorists to learn how to avoid detection, undermines clandestine operations and puts the lives of sources at risk.
    Do the owners of Wikileaks have a clue?
    Do they want to hamper the war on terror, give a victory to our enemies and make it harder than ever to defeat terrorists?
    This is a story about a Swedish-based organisation releasing American documents about a war in the Middle-East; what have we got to do with it?

    What the Iraqi's will do to those aiding the occupiers of their country is their business, not ours. If the Yanks don't like it, they can go home whenever they choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by niropiro View Post
    This is totally irresponsible.
    The U.S. operates a huge network of informers and spies inside the Taliban and Al-Qaeda groupings in Afghanistan and the tribal areas of Pakistan.
    These networks are vital if the U.S. hope to foil plots, gather intelligence on the activities of terrorists and capture or kill leaders.
    Leaking information like this reveals the methods used to gather intelligence to the enemy, helps terrorists to learn how to avoid detection, undermines clandestine operations and puts the lives of sources at risk.
    Do the owners of Wikileaks have a clue?
    Do they want to hamper the war on terror, give a victory to our enemies and make it harder than ever to defeat terrorists?
    Can anybody in the huge network of informers you speak of control aircrafts or have the ability to teach others to do so?

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