As I’ve done for more than sixteen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, Read about or order my book The Age of WikiLeaks in print or as an e-book., or brand-new Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences as e-book here and print here.
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11:25 Wash Post: reports : "The Colombian military began using U.S.-supplied surveillance drones for counterterrorism and counter-narcotics operations in 2006, according to a classified State Department cable released Wednesday by WikiLeaks. The small, ScanEagle unmanned aircraft transmits real-time video of stationary and moving targets. According to the December 2006 cable from then-U.S. Ambassador to Colombia William B. Wood, the aircraft initially were to be used ‘to support U.S. hostage rescue efforts and assist”’ the Colombian military’s pursuit of guerrilla leaders. “But it promises to be equally useful for combat against terrorists and in riverine drug interdiction,” Wood wrote.
7:30 Interesting report from Turkey on what cables show about U.S. fear of Islam there and potential terrorists.
7:00 My new book on Bradley Manning, first one about him, just now available in print edition! Bradley Manning: Truth and Consequences also on sale as e-book at Amazon in USA and also in UK. . E-book now = for all phones, iPad, PC viewing, etc. Book covers story right up to this past Sunday!
6:40 Time magazine blog looks at WikILeaks’ role in driving out U.S. ambassador to Mexico.
6:30 Bank of America chief Brian Moynihan admits WikiLeaks’ claims of big leak coming caught them "off guard."
3:55 Ha, or huh? Karl Rove’s "Crossroads" launches its own kind of WikiLeaks operation — they even call it a "wiki" — to expose Obama "secrets" and lies and plots, etc.