November 25th, 2010
11:49 AM ET

WikiLeaks threat sparks massive review of diplomatic documents

The threat of publication of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables by a muckraker website has prompted a massive review of documents at U.S. embassies around the world, a U.S. official says.

The official, who was not authorized to comment on the record, tells CNN that the State Department has, for months, been intensively dealing with the potential impact of the release of documents that WikiLeaks just recently

hinted it will publish. The documents are believed to include hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of diplomatic reporting cables from around the world from between 2006 and 2009, the official said.


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  1. Cesar

    @CNN. Please slow down on the speed as to how fast your top blog gets to the bottom, then eliminated. I am not a speed reader. Takes time to read stories and blogger comments. Have been summoned (again) to help out in kitchen. Be back late or in morning. Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 25, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Daniel

    I guess that we're going to hear more right-wing bla-bla-bla about how much "damage" these leaks are going to do. A lot of these right-wing politicians build their careers on fear mongering just like they did back in the 1950's when they exploited the fear of Communism to their advantage. It seems like some things don't change.

    November 25, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. S Williams

    Lets recommend that Aussie for Nobel peace prize. It looks like he is the western dissident and now is the time to give Nobel peace prize to a dissident.

    November 25, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. amy

    Go wikileaks go!

    November 25, 2010 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jim Morrison

    That's right Daniel ! People are just as ignorant today, as they were back then. Seems like people never learn a darn thing.

    November 25, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DragonPuppetMaster

    Actually I'm pulling all the strings. I know for a fact that none of you read or have sound morals, so I send a few of my puppets out there to start some trouble. This Assange guy is really just a puppet who is exposing wrongs caused by my other puppets that are sprinkled about in the military. I can count on your feeble minds to ignore the obvious while distracting you with new shocking drama that will incite argument amongst you. Bin Laden? My puppet. Bush? My puppet also. The only way to beat me is to love each other. You never will though, so I win again.

    November 25, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  7. DragonPuppetMaster

    Jim Morrison is one of my puppets also. I got Keith Richards and ODB too. Those are obvious though.

    November 25, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Paul

    Hey cnn why does wiki have to do your job. Sellouts.

    November 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. stick dog

    The big question is why are these people leaking this stuff. What's the point?

    November 26, 2010 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  10. CaptainObvious

    The point is to start $#1T! Yeah!! Rebel and break stuff! Maybe write a book about my courageous life in service to others?

    November 26, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. a doubter

    “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have spoken in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have spoken in the ear in inner rooms will be proclaimed on the housetops."

    –Jesus, in Luke 12:1-3

    November 27, 2010 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  12. Andreas Moser

    These WikiLeaks show that Israel is the only country in the Middle East with an open and honest foreign policy: . A lesson which we should keep in mind for further Middle East negotiations.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. griffithinsider

    Am writing a thesis on Public Trust in WikiLeaks, the Media and the Government and need to know what your opinions are. The online survey is multiple choice and will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Please follow the link: Would be great if you would encourage others to do the survey also.

    April 18, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |