Monday, 29 November 2010

Wikileaks leaked new cache of classified documents

  By Hanan Habibzai
Despite pressure from Swedish authority,Wikileaks founder Julian Assange released a huge cache of classified documents on American war around globe.
The Website  said it was under intense pressure over the imminent release -- a possible reference to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's legal problems in Sweden, where he is wanted for alleged sexual misconduct. 

It could also be a reference to the constant pressure which Assange says is being applied to the Web site's servers, security and finances.
According  Wikileaks, it has released 251,287 US embassy cables ,the largest set of confidential documents over to be released into the public domain. 

The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities.

This is almost third time Wikileaks is disturbing American diplomacy  around the world by releasing secret US documents. This release was seven times the size of the Iraq war logs, almost the biggest leak in US history. 
Corruption in Afghanistan with concerns is a big concern highlighted in the document.This contains a significant message for Afghan people that their ex-vice president was a thief 
but in official dress. 52 million $US exported to the foreign countries by Ahmad Zia Masoud during his time in the office. 

On 27 December 2007 a local Afghan TV reported that Dubai police have arrested Afghan vice president Ahmad Zia Masoud and Younus Qanoni the parliament speaker with several  bags  full of $US in the airport. Both the high ranking Afghan officials were detained for few hours, they have been released when Dubai police got a call from Kabul.The Wikileaks new release offered unique reality that Americans in Afghanistan understand everything, but they are still supporting those who looting the country. 

According to  Chirstain Science Monitore's Ben Arnoldy the latest WikiLeaks revelations once again put the US ambassador to Afghanistan on record as a blunt critic of President Hamid Karzai’s government, highlighting the war’s corrupt and complicated dynamics.

Ambassador Karl Eikenberry's name sits as a signature at the end of an October 2009 cable marked “confidential” that concluded, “one of our major challenges in Afghanistan [is] how to fight corruption and connect the people to their government, when the key government officials are themselves corrupt.”The memo also repeats allegations that Mr. Karzai’s half brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, “is widely understood to be corrupt and a narcotics trafficker.”Together with past leaked documents and Bob Woodward’s new book “Obama’s Wars,” the cables cement Ambassador Eikenberry as one of Karzai’s toughest critics and a skeptic of the war from inside the highest leadership circles.

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