As I’ve done for more than fifteen weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET in USA. You can contact me at email@example.com, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, in print or as an e-book. My other books here.
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6:00 Don’t have English summary on this yet, but my source at the Norwegian paper, Aftenposten, which has been publishing cables since December, tells me: "US diplomats didn’t deny role in 2004 Aristide coup, cables reveal. 14 docs published." Here’s the cable in question, but I’m not sure what it really reveals. Another cable about Aristide "and how the US really, really dislikes the guy. One example: In 2006, US and French diplomats agreed to threaten South Africa with preventing a spot on the UN Security Council unless Mbeki managed to keep Aristide where he was." Here is write-up and all cables.
5:10 My book The Age of WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond) is now updated, also includes full story on Bradley Manning since his arrest, in print or as an e-book. Hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, others.
5:00 Transcript of my appearance on Sam Seder’s "Majority Report" show the other day.
3:45 The Guardian, I guess, just came across this cable, and reports: "A top American general was involved in supplying Yemeni forces with counter-terrorist training in order to help the regime ‘independently conduct counter terror operations"’ according to US diplomatic cables obtained by WikiLeaks. General Petraeus, President Ali Abdullah Saleh and the Yemeni military agreed to increase the tempo of cooperation and training at a meeting in Sana’a in August 2009. Petraeus also facilitated the provision to Yemen’s military of 25 M-113 armored personnel vehicles from Jordan.