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Latest WikiLeaks: Hussein's death scene, lists global weak points

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By RFI

In one of the most potentially explosive leaks yet, WikiLeaks has divulged a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) list of key global infrastructure sites that the United States fears could come under terrorist attack. Another cable describes the death scene of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who was told to “go to hell” by his executors.

In other revelations, the lawyer of fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange stated Sunday that the muckracker has secret material in reserve, which he likened to a "thermo-nuclear device".

From an unknown location, Assange told Spanish daily El Pais on Sunday that US President Barak Obama should resign if it is proved that he ordered spying on United Nations officials. According to one of the leaked documents, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked for UN personnel's telephones, emails, credit card details and frequent flier numbers.

The CIA list of strategically vital sites includes undersea cables, key communication centres, crucial ports, important firms in countries ranging from Austria to New Zealand and many others.

The CIA compiled the list "to prevent, deter, neutralize or mitigate the effects of deliberate efforts by terrorists to destroy, incapacitate or exploit them."

As this information is now public and could assist terroists, detractors of WikiLeaks have called such publication “irresponsible, bordering on criminal”.

Among the latest revelations:

  • Iraq

One cable details the execution scene of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, who was told to "go to hell" by guards as he walked to his death. While Hussein was reciting his final prayer one witness shouted, "Moqtada, Moqtada, Moqtada", in reference to the Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who has became an influential figure in post-Hussein Iraq.

  • US

Since the 9/11 attacks US officials have maintained that progress has been made in their efforts to disrupt terrorism financing, but internal State Department memos are far more pessimistic. A litany of alleged methods used by terrorist financiers are catalogued in the cables, including bank robberies, drug loot from Afghanistan and pilgrimages to Mecca, where vast sums of currencies change hands.

  • Saudi Arabia

One document reveals that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pinpoints Saudi Arabia as the major source of funds for Islamic fundamentalist groups such as Al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hamas.

Clinton also criticized other Gulf States such as Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE for failing to staunch the flow of local donations to the groups.

  • Qatar

Despite the broadcaster’s claim that it is editorially independent, Qatar uses the TV news channel Al-Jazeera as a bargaining chip in negotiations with other countries, according to the US ambassador to Qatar.

The ambassador opined that that the channel could be used “as a bargaining tool to repair relationships with other countries, particularly those soured by al-Jazeera's broadcasts, including the United States".

  • Australia

Australia said Monday that they will not contact China over a WikiLeaks cable which revealed former prime minister Kevin Rudd advising the US to use force against China “if everything goes wrong".

Rudd has refused to verify the March 2009 cable in which he said Australia’s largest trading partner was “paranoid” about Taiwan and Tibet.

Rudd, a Mandarin-speaking former diplomat who was once posted to Beijing, and is now Australia's foreign minister, stated that the role of diplomacy is to prosecute firmly one’s national interests.

  • Julian Assange

Lawmakers in the US, the country most often implicated in the data dump, have continued to call for his arrest, with possible 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee going so far as to call for his execution.

Despite the Swedish prosecutor’s claims that her investigations of Assange regarding contentions of rape and sexual assault were “without any political pressure”, Assange's British lawyer, Mark Stephens, expressed concern on Sunday that the legal pursuit had "political motivations".

tags: Australia - Hillary Clinton - Julian Assange - Kevin Rudd - Qatar - Saudi Arabia - Terrorism - United States - WikiLeaks
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CURRUPT POLIICIAN SHOULD BE EXPOSED

INDIA is a rich country"said one of the director of swiss bank.More than FOUR HUNDRED EIGHTY LAKH CRORE [480,00000,0000000]RUPEES deposited in swiss bank within 40 years.Britishers had ruled INDIA for 200 years but they looted abou 200000'0000000 rupees butCurrupt politician oF INDIA had deposited 480'00000'0000000 rupees it in just some 40 years.withthimoney goverment can create 60000000 jobs,2000Rs monthly for every citigen in INDIA,four lane highway from any village to Delhi,enough electricity for morethan 500000 projects ,taxless government for 6 years,10,00000schools,but it is now impossible to bringback this money because some powerfull politician in the government are trying that this money remain in swiss bank ...............so it is time to bring our money back.....**************DO NOT READ AND FORGET IT*******this is our money ......put it in mind when election is going make a government which will do it.Itis our request to wikileaks that expose the names of that currupt politician and leave remain on all INDIANS.

OUR LEADERS TAKE US FOR GRANTED

Our leaders do take us for granted, thinking we know nothing about what they do behind the scene and that, they can walk away with it without a trace. For it will come to a time that every soul on this earth will account for what he/she did. God save the earth.

black money

wikileaks is doing a great job .....i as a indian request wikileaks should leak the name all politicians and other indian people hiding black money in swiss bank.
All indians will be gratefull if wikileaks do this favour for us......hope wikileaks will do this....

wikileaks

Bravo ! Great job. Keep it on.

yeah...keep it up..its

yeah...keep it up..its great job here...bravo for that...our country is gonna to be best..we r the cominf future ..so we know dat..great job...

crupt indians with there accounts in swiss banks

I wish if wikileaks could reveal the names of all thoes crupt politicians with there accounts in swiss banks.This info can help the country to improve its economic coditions and finish poverty .

Crual Castism In India since long era

Do you know, the entire population in India is sufffering from Castism. But they don`t speak on platform lot of potential Is kept supressed, till today & it will remain foreever.Hence the 130 corrore population coudn`t get a single olympic medal

Castism is a big & most crual part of India.

Yes. It is hard to accept but not negligible problem of India. It is more dangerous problem than racism. Everybody should speak on the International Platform. Shame on human being .

politians

yes its true. politians are employed by us for selfless service and not careers, so those found wanting should not be tolerated.

usher of world

When a huge change starts, old poor buggers try a lot to make a wall against it. but it's proved that the best thoughts were always welcomed, won and forever they will. And WIKILEAKS is the best thought in this era.

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