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Google, Wikileaks and an anonymous U.S. Embassy "contact"

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The latest Wikileaks data dump of confidential cables from U.S. embassies and consulates has so far produced one China story that is being widely circulated:

China’s Politburo directed the intrusion into Google’s computer systems in that country, a Chinese contact told the American Embassy in Beijing in January, one cable reported. The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government. They have broken into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002, cables said.

Unfortunately, the cables do not yet seem to be available to the public on Wikileaks' website, nor on the websites of media organizations like the Guardian and New York Times that have worked with Wikileaks to publicize and analyze the leaks.

However, judging from the reports about the leaks, the information about the Google hacking comes from an anonymous U.S. Embassy "contact". It is impossible to judge how reliable such a contact might be without any further information.

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The problem with this wikilead (I have not seen the message either) is that diplomatic gossip is seen as true. We should mostly take it for what it is worth: unsupported gossip.

This is so wrong..... There are things said and done that don't need to be exposed and exposing them hurts many people across the world today.

At this time in our world these things not need be made public.

If it was classified information Wikileaks had no right and was wrong to publish this information no matter how they received it.

It puts all Americans and other countries citizens across the world at risk, in harms way and in jepordy. This is such as delicate time in our history.

There is no positive motive except to gain popularity and money for this action. He did this for his own popularity and monetary gain.

I don't need to know most of this. I'm not turning my head or hiding from the truth, but does every member of a family know the other families darkest secrets? Family understands what needs to be said and when to say it.

So what good does this do?

The soldier who gave this information out should be court marshaled and put in prison as this was all out espionage. How stupid of him.

I had a top secret clearance during Vietnam era and I knew my boundaires.

There seems not to be anymore morality or ethics left in this world.

For me, I'll just continue Praying for Peace and doing what little I can in the world to make my family and people I come in contact with happier than they were before they met me.

God Bless America and every other country and government around the World, everyone of them.


The best part of the google leak is that it all came about - allegedly - because a politburo member googled his own name and came across lots of negative stories.

I applaud the Wilikleaks exposure of a multitude of Crimes and Misdemenors by the US govt.. I realize both the US and The British govts. believe the people should be treated like mushrooms : Kept in the dark and fed shit ! But i think millions are cheering the courage of those like Assange and Branford Manning .
I also don't believe for a second the sexual allegations against Assange . i think it's notable that intially the Stockholm prosecutors examined the charges and determined they were without merit . But no doubt under pressure from the US Embassy they were reinstated .
Drop the charges against Assange and Free Brandford Manning !

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