Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Wikis: Secret US Embassy Cables

Wikis began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be relsed 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 yr, contain confidential communiions 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 relsed in stages over the next few months. The subject matter of these cables is of such importance, and the geographical sprd 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 dls with supposedly neutral countries; lobbying for US corporations; and the msures US diplomats take to advance those who have access to them.This document relse revls 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. Instd, the US Government has been warning governments -- even the most corrupt -- around the world about the coming s 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 relse).The cables cover from 28th December 1966 to 28th February 2010 and originate from 274 embassies, consulates and diplomatic missions.Groups to contact for commentHow to explore the dataSrch for events that you remember that happened for example in your country. You can browse by date or srch for an origin nr 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 plse use the#cablegateor unique reference ID (e.g.#66BUENOSAIRES2481) as hash tags. figures: 15, 652 secret 101,748 confidential 133,887 unclassified
Iraq most discussed country – 15,365 (Cables coming from Iraq – 6,677) Ankara, Tur had most cables coming from it – 7,918 From Secretary of State - 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

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