2011-09-03 WikiLeaks Notes: Latest News on #Cablegate Releases & #WikiLeaks


This is a "WikiLeaks News Update", a daily news update of stories that are obviously related to WikiLeaks and also freedom of information, transparency, cybersecurity, and freedom of expression.

>> Updates on WikiLeaks news from #wlfind twitter hashtag (as curated by @wikileaks):

* FBI Director asked Mubarak for Egyptians' fingerprint records for FBI 'global fingerprint database'.

* Saudi King Abdullah "must have had a hand" in forced divorce verdict, maybe to "set an example".

* An entire report of the involvement of Greece and Souda bay military base on the Iraq war.

* Palestine Authority pursuit of Israel through the ICC would be viewed as war by Israel.

* Greeks were told that US base in Crete had no involvement with NATO bombing. Truth: it supplied fuel to B52.

* Israeli official: "We don't do Gandhi well" in reference to how Israel deals with nonviolent protests.

* "Unrest December 2009 Athens - What happened" : A full report from US embassy cables.

* U.S. Ambassador : "Singapore elects, um selects its President".

Al-Jazeera reports on a cable with new information on the riots that took place in Sednaya, Syria in 2008.

According to the testimony of various credible sources, Sednaya prisoners had been trained and sent to fight American troops in the Iraq war before being imprisoned once again and rioting.
From July until October 2008, prisoners were in control of Sednaya. A military intervention in December of the same year resulted in numerous deaths and, according to Amnesty International, 52 disappearances.

WL Central has also been covering the latest WikiLeaks’ releases, listed below are the most recent analysis of U.S. Embassy cables to be found on this website:

- A cable finally offers proof of a cooperation between Poland and the United States to silence questions about a CIA prison in Masovia.

- Did the CIA know where Imad Mughniyeh was all the time?
"for what it is worth, papers also report trends which suggest business as usual for Hizballah. The often inaccurate daily ‘Nida Al-Watan’ reported the re-election of Imad Mughniyah as the central security chief, with four assitants named Mustafa Badr Ad-Dine …", reads a cable.

- Diplomatic cables provide insight on the United States’ position regarding extra-judicial killings in the Philippines.

- Secret Manila Embassy cables reveal conspiracy to declare state of emergency amid “Garci” scandal