Yesterday Wikileaks began dispatching cables to various news outlets in Europe and the U.S. which in turn started to report on the contents of these diplomatic cables. Some cables revealed that leaders and monarchs of some Middle Eastern countries have repeatedly asked for the U.S. to help stop Iran’s nuclear program. The Saudi Arabian King and the King of Bahrain both urged the U.S. to act. The Saudi King had reportedly asked the U.S. “to cut the head off the snake” before time runs out. These countries are normally hesitant to speak out against Iran.
Some of these cables indicate that North Korea could have provided missiles to Iran.
U.S. and China May Have Strained Relations
Further straining in the U.S. and China’s relationship was the revelation to U.S. officials by China that the Chinese politburo was responsible for compromising Google’s computer system.
Washington in Damage Control
These “leaks” could have a seriously negative impact on the U.S.’s foreign relations. Washington is in damage control by trying to contact various foreign officials advising them that sensitive material could be revealed. The White House calls the “leaks” both “dangerous and reckless”. Some believe this could actually endanger heads of state.
Middle Eastern Countries Concerned About Iran
One thing has become clear since the Wikileaks disaster started; the U.S. is not the only country concerned about Iran. Many middle eastern countries are also nervous about Iran having nuclear weapons. It is generally feared that the political balance in the middle east would falter if Iran continues to move forward. Due to the close proximity of other middle eastern countries it is understandable that they would be nervous and feel they are unable to approach Iran concerning this matter. As early as 2005 some middle eastern leaders were pleading with the U.S. to use our ground forces to stop Iran. The U.S. so far has used diplomacy though they haven’t had diplomatic relations with Iran for several decades.
Army Private Stole Sensitive Cables
Officials contend that Bradley Manning, a malcontented Army private stole the cables. Apparently, Manning has had access to a classified computer. This latest round of Wikileaks is the third of it’s kind.
Wikileaks, Assange, Hides Out
Julian Assange, Wikileaks head official, is rumored to be on the run. Assange says he is going to be talking with the British.
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