San Francisco (Obama.net)- WikiLeaks has quickly become a thorn in the side of the American government. After releasing much information on their private military files and giving the entire world an inside look into the inner workings of the United States, WikiLeaks is apparently still not done.
Sunday, WikiLeaks started to release some of the over quarter of a million documents they have via various American Embassies throughout the world.
WikiLeaks said that the documents allow the citizens of the world to have “an unprecedented insight into the U.S. government’s foreign activities.”
WikiLeaks leaders Julian Assange has claimed that the new information shows the American government “spying on its allies and the U.N., turning a blind eye to corruption and human rights abuse in ‘client states,’ backroom deals with supposedly neutral countries, and lobbying for U.S. corporations.
Assange, who is a big part behind the release of the biggest assortment of public documents in recorded history, said that the new information really sheds light on the differences between what the American government wants the public to perceive it as, and what it is really like in terms of foreign affairs.
Assange makes the stance that in a true democracy, the citizens “should ask to see what’s going on behind the scenes” and understand what the country is really doing.
On behalf of the White House, Robert Gibbs said, “By releasing stolen and classified documents, WikiLeaks has put at risk not only the cause of human rights, but also the lives and work of these individuals. (diplomats and other officials from America and other states) We condemn in the strongest terms the unauthorized disclosure of classified documents and sensitive national security information.”
Information in the papers is mainly about the Middle East and China.
The information provided by WikiLeaks suggests that many leaders of Middle Eastern states have asked the United States to take on Iran and make sure their nuclear programs come to an end at any cost.
Also included are talks about combating al Qaeda in Yemen.
The removal of uranium that has been enriched from a Pakistani plant is also mentioned.
Talk with other states about taking the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay is in the papers released Sunday.
And finally, the papers discuss the rumor that the Chinese government was part of a huge computer hacking ring earlier in 2010.
With WikiLeaks planning to release documents over the next couple of months dating from 1966 to the beginning of 2010, there is no telling the type of information that might to the light of day.