Monday, November 29, 2010

Lets Tweet #Cablegate till they shit the facts

Thanks to Our Friends at WikiLeaks we have the day to read and then blog.  Please give them your undivided attention as they release the truth on the United States State Department and their Lies. Please be patient when trying to access the downl0ad as it's very busy -this is the sign we received when we went to get the full volume torrent earlier :

Too Many requests or Request Incorrect

We are sorry but we cannot answer your request at the moment. We will do our maximum to fix this as soon as possible.
Remember They are Putting it out there to the entire world today so we can wait a few days if needbe to download the cables.  you can access them by country however much more easily.  This is the Cable Viewer and you can feel free to click any of the buttons to see the cables on WikiLeaks site.
Again we ask you to Please Be Patient as there are millions of eyes examining the files. We may need to wait until they cool off a bit if we want to download the torrent. However within the next week we'll make a copy of the insurance policy and the torrent files available on a mirror for our users to download.

We think that Diplomats should stick to Diplomacy, Not Spying/Lying

Mr Obama you need to clean up your Department of State and Get your hands into the secret dealings of the CIA; because clearly they are making America into a very dangerous place to live.

Really Doh, Lets Tweet #Cablegate till they shit the facts,

Secret US Embassy Cables

Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.

The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC. 15,652 of the cables are classified Secret.
The embassy cables will be released in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical spread so broad, that to do otherwise would not do this material justice.

The cables show the extent of US spying on its allies and the UN; turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in "client states"; backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the measures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.
This document release reveals the contradictions between the US’s public persona and what it says behind closed doors – and shows that if citizens in a democracy want their governments to reflect their wishes, they should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes.

Every American schoolchild is taught that George Washington – the country’s first President – could not tell a lie. If the administrations of his successors lived up to the same principle, today’s document flood would be a mere embarrassment. Instead, the US Government has been warning governments -- even the most corrupt -- around the world about the coming leaks and is bracing itself for the exposures.

The full set consists of 251,287 documents, comprising 261,276,536 words (seven times the size of "The Iraq War Logs", the world's previously largest classified information release).

The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.
Groups to contact for comment

How to explore the data

Search for events that you remember that happened for example in your country. You can browse by date or search for an origin near you. Pick out interesting events and tell others about them. Use twitter, reddit, mail whatever suits your audience best.
For twitter or other social networking services please use the #cablegate or unique reference ID
(e.g. #66BUENOSAIRES2481) as hash tags.

Key figures:

  • 15, 652 secret
  • 101,748 confidential
  • 133,887 unclassified
  • Iraq most discussed country – 15,365 (Cables coming from Iraq – 6,677)
  • Ankara, Turkey had most cables coming from it – 7,918
  • From Secretary of State office - 8,017
According to the US State Departments labeling system, the most frequent subjects discussed are:
  • External political relations – 145,451
  • Internal government affairs – 122,896
  • Human rights – 55,211
  • Economic Conditions – 49,044
  • Terrorists and terrorism – 28,801
  • UN security council – 6,532

Graphics of the cablegate dataset

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