2011-01-28 Egypt Cables - New Releases [UPDATE 12]



It's interesting to note that although this cable is only marked 'confidential', its declassification date is 20 years hence, not the usual 10. Some of the 'Secret/Noforn' cables declassify in 25 years and I've seen a few marked to be declassified in 30 years.

Give a secret document alluding to violence a longer time to be secret? Should be the other way around, don't you think? No secrecy at all. If you know people are being hurt now ... you talk now , you help now! Keeping something like this a secret is a crime in many countries, but for a country to keep such a secret it's OK? It's the very wrongness of this argument that's bringing about the change we're seeing.


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