November 28th, 2010
11:58 AM ET

News outlets publish cables leaked by Wikileaks

Details of classified U.S. government documents leaked by whistleblower website WikiLeaks were published Sunday by four international news outlets.

No documents had been posted on WikiLeaks, which said via Twitter earlier Sunday that it was under cyber attack, when five newspapers - the New York Times, the Guardian in England, Le Monde in France, Der Spiegel in Germany and El Pais in Spain - put details from the leaked documents on their websites.

The United States had warned WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange that publishing the papers would be illegal and endanger peoples' lives.

Earlier Sunday, Wikileaks tweeted that it was experiencing a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. That's an effort to make a website unavailable to users, normally by flooding it with requests for data.

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  1. sburg

    at one time the British called us terrorists. it was the revolutionary war. its all point of view. not saying what the radicals did to us was right. but I'm sure we have killed plenty of innocent people whether it be on purpose or not. all these people are trying to do is put information out in the media that you normally wouldn't see because the military doesn't want anyone to know the figures of the war. the government is trying to criminalize them for that. i say we should all know the figures.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. sburg

    there is always another enemy for this country if it ain't the commies its terrorist its always somebody. how about a real change? just leave everybody the hell alone and concentrate on our own problems. we spend more on the military than any other country. when will we ever get to our own problems. the f-in roads are crap, the economy sucks, almost everyone here is in a ridiculous amount of debt, and our schools are crap. time to deal with all the problems we have. terrorism is a war no country has ever won but apparently we can huh!

    November 29, 2010 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. world gone mad

    i agree we should all know the truth we now live in a country that isnt for the people about the people or by the people. We are being destroyed from within. Its all about greed and we are well on our way to being a socialist country. We are being taken over piece by piece. Divide and conquer. The end IS coming. May GOD help us all. But i even doubt that because this country has turned its back on him.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. cathy bodiker

    AS AN AMERICAN I NEED REPRESENTED IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST THIS IRRESPONABLE COMPANY AND ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN THIS ACT OF TERRORISM AGAINST ANY FUTURE ATTACK AGAINST ME OR THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN AND LOVE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. DR BRAD U ARE A MENACE TO SOCIETY IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESNT TAKE CARE OF U GOD WILL.:)

    November 29, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  5. Brock

    Actually, their tor address is always available. The Tor Onion Routing anonymous network is derived from an US Navy project and resistant to DDoS attacks as well as being effective enough at anonymity (at both the server and client level) to allow many people under authoritative regimes (china, noticably) access to the wider internet.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Zoltan

    Now that"s funny....
    He needs to be castrated.......

    November 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jo

    Putting whose lives at risk? We finally know the brutality of the American army killing innocent people

    November 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Master_Kush

    What lives are at risk? YOuve not even seen the papers yet. The last 2 leaks did not cause any harm to soldiers. YOU are just a victim of US propaganda you poor thing. Remember US does have the power to be criminals, do you want them to continue their criminal activity or be exposed?

    November 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joe M.

    There was nothing in the leaks about American brutality. There was, however, a lot of informants named in the leaks, which allow the terrorists to target them and their families. Get your info straight, moron.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Big Mike

    Jo you really dont have any idea of what goes on with the army, navy, air force or the marines so why dot you keep your little comments to yourself. Its little commies like u that are driving this country into the ground

    November 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mark O.

    It's called war. People die. Brutality? Hell no. Last time I checked the army doesn't cut off heads or hands.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Master_Kush

    Communism is derived from the word community. Its funny that right wingers and conservatives are anti community...

    November 28, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Master_Kush

    No, the US just shoot and explode their heads and hands off. Are you really that ignorant? America has killed 100 times more people than the terrorists have.. Get a clue really..

    November 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. James

    Americans are spoiled. They don't know what the real world is like. Very few understand it. They don't know the meaning of suffering. They complain about the economy and the housing market, but some people in the rest of the world don't have a house, food or money. We are the lucky ones.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Word Up

    Exactly, brother.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
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