Browsing All posts tagged under »Cablegate«

Am Dawla: Cracking Open State Security

March 5, 2011 by

0

Featured image was taken by @3arabawy, Share and Share Alike. The people of Egypt have taken upon themselves the noble goal of dismantling the secret police, and are doing so splendidly. The State Security, or Am Dawla, headquarters in Alexandria has been successfully stormed by protesters. And after all is said and done, we are […]

The Empire of the Mind, Part 1

March 1, 2011 by

0

It is an ancient and well-established tradition that the dominant power or powers of a particular epoch will seek to display their primacy by constructing an empire. This is not to say that every empire is purely a vanity project, although all empires have very powerful currents of national pride, and indeed vanity, although such […]

Sri Lanka – Ambassador reports Sri Lankan President responsible for “alleged war crimes”

February 8, 2011 by

0

Via WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks Staff, 1 December 2010, 19.00 GMT. Original article here. Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his family are responsible for alleged war crimes against the Tamil, according to a cable sent by US ambassador to Sri Lanka Patricia Butenis. Butenis said complicity in alleged war crimes by the president and leader of […]

Jordan – Jordanian budget spent on “bloated” civil service and a military “patronage system”

February 8, 2011 by

0

Via WikiLeaks. José Pérez, 4 February 2011, Wikileaks Staff. Original article here. Over 80 percent of Jordan’s budget is spent on a “bloated” civil service and a military “patronage system” that includes support to the U.S. forces in Afghanistan, according to new cables released by Wikileaks, even through the country is in the middle of […]

Yemen – Yemen President Handpicked Winning Contractor

February 8, 2011 by

0

Via WikiLeaks. By Richard Smallteacher, Wikileaks Staff, 4 February 2011. Original article here. Dubai Ports International (DPI), a company based in the United Arab Emirates, won a 35-year concession worth $500 million to operate and develop the Aden Port and Aden Container Terminal, because of the direct intervention of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the president of […]

Yemen – Yemen President Takes Marching Orders From U.S. Embassy

February 8, 2011 by

0

Via WikiLeaks By Richard Smallteacher, Wikileaks staff 6 February 2011. Original article here. New cables released by Wikileaks show that the Yemeni government held 28 Yemeni citizens in prison on behalf of the United States, despite the fact that a Yemeni government investigation showed that “there was no evidence they were involved in terrorist acts.” […]

United States – U. S. Empire Secret Shopping List

February 8, 2011 by

0

Via WikiLeaks. WikiLeaks Staff, 5 December 2010, 21.00 GMT. Original article here. US diplomats were asked to secretly gather intelligence on the status – and vulnerabilities – of critical infrastructure and key resources in their host countries, new material from the Embassy Cables has revealed. The cable, sent on the 18 February 2009 and released […]