WikiLeaks to release 1395 cables from U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia [updated videos]

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The whistleblower website WikiLeaks began publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables on Sunday, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain, according to the website. It has thus far posted 220 documents but none on Ethiopia at this time.

The website said it has 1,395 cables that originated from U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia and a total of 1623 records on Ethiopia. Of the 1,395 cables that originated from the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, 162 are marked “Secret” and 612 are marked “Confidential” and the rest as “Unclassified”. The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington DC.

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The released documents thus far are sending shockwaves around the globe.
Here is one regarding Yemen and Eritrea.

In a leaked cable from U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh told General Patraeus that Eritrea was one of those countries “working against” Yemen. Here is what the cable message said,

  • “Saleh told the General that he welcomed PM Gordon Brown’s announcement of the London conference and said that the cooperation on Yemen between the U.S., EU, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE would be benefitial. Qatar should not be involved, however, because “they work with Iran.” In this regard, Saleh also identified Qatar as one of those nations working “against Yemen,” along with Iran, Libya, and Eritrea. “
  • On Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe

  • “Robert Mugabe has survived for so long because he is more clever and more ruthless than any other politician in Zimbabwe. To give the devil his due, he is a brilliant tactitian and has long thrived on his ability to abruptly change the rules of the game, radicalize the political dynamic and force everyone else to react to his agenda. However, he is fundamentally hampered by several factors: his ego and belief in his own infallibility; his obsessive focus on the past as a justification for everything in the present and future; his deep ignorance on economic issues (coupled with the belief that his 18 doctorates give him the authority to suspend the laws of economics, including
    supply and demand); and his essentially short-term, tactical style. “
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    These are from the leaked document

  • The American ambassador to Eritrea reported last year that “Eritrean officials are ignorant or lying” in denying that they were supporting the Shabab, a militant Islamist group in Somalia. The cable then mused about which seemed more likely.
  • As he left Zimbabwe in 2007 after three years as ambassador, Christopher W. Dell wrote a sardonic account of Robert Mugabe, that country’s aging and erratic leader. The cable called him “a brilliant tactician” but mocked “his deep ignorance on economic issues (coupled with the belief that his 18 doctorates give him the authority to suspend the laws of economics).”
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    Fasil Getachew November 29, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    I can’t wait to read it all.

    Tesfu E Yohanes November 30, 2010 - 12:15 am

    I can’t wait to see it

    Isayas Afewerki December 1, 2010 - 11:56 am

    ተረውኡ ኩልኹም

    Muna December 2, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    I just can’t wait to see what was and is going on here in Ethiopia.

    I must say two thumbs up for Julian Assange, keep it up man and don’t give up, leak everything you’ve got so that we can know about the so called United States and other governments how they manipulate each other. When you really think of it its kind of ሀሜት and its a shame for all of the diplomats and leaders of the world.


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