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. db

    WikiLeaks founder and site is nothing more than a Benedict Arnold selling out state secrets to the enemy. In war time that would be considered treason and a reason to be shot.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brock

      Benedict Arnold was a traitor. Treason requires you to owe allegiance. Assange is not an American.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe M.

      They should be tried for espionage, not treason. The same punishment could be carried out for both.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brandon

      All the information on wikileaks is given to them.

      FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Its not they're responsibility to protect our state secrets.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • a doubter

      You moron, he's not an American, and therefore not subject to US law anymore than you are to Iranian law.
      Your comments reveal you believe moree in a Fascist Dictatorship like N. Korea has, than a free democracy like the USA.

      November 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. curiousme

    more thrill and suspense is good. make the criminals pee in their pants a little longer, Mr. assange.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Protoman

    Nope. This is a public discussion blog and it's sole purpose is to invite comments. You love peace, but maybe you should learn to love reading. You don't monopolize the discussion board. I happen to think wikileaks is just as bad as the criminals who are killing innocents overseas. Next this Assange guy is going to write a book about his brave crusade against the evil corporate empires! A movie is in the works too I suspect. It's all so predictable.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Sang

    its called low orbit ion cannon... anyone can get it and groups are out there that organize to do these kinds of things.. granted it could be goverment organized ...

    but who really cares about time this site went down.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Craig

    I could care less about this info, when are they going to release the real JFK and Roswell stuff? 😉 lol

    November 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mark O.

    Thank god someone stepped up.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derek C.

      Agreed. This site was doing nothing to help the United States of America. It endangers our military personnel and our country as a whole.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe D.

    I totally agree with Joe M. and Kristian. Julian Assange is a molester and will be in prison soon. (God Willing)

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

    Good. Hang him too.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Master_Kush

    Awwwwww!! Is the united states throwing a little hissy fit because its being proven as an organization worse than terrorism.....awwww, poor babies. Have no fear, Wikileaks will prevail and you will be exposed 🙂

    November 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tiggity

    Whoever has launched this attack could easily have done the same thing the first time wikileaks made sensitive information available. The fact is that for whatever reason they didn't want to stop that release, but they are trying to stop this one. It's selective censorship. They're willing to try to prevent a release to save face, but not to save lives.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. steve

    What good little subjects you all are. now line up for your further indoctrination. what the heck do you mean putting lives at risk. how many people have died due to our countless wars. what about their lives? doesn't matter huh. sick sociopathic robots is what you all have been brainwashed to be

    November 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. shmeckell

    Cyber attack or marketing scheme?

    November 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Master_Kush

    Juian Assange is a HERO of the highest caliber, more so than any one with a silver star.. Julian Assange will receive the highest accolades for exposing the most corrupt power on earth.. Good work Julian!

    November 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brock

      Agreed, Assange is, in a very real sense, the Red Pill.

      November 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • RR

      "the most corrupt power on earth"

      Oh yeah, the U.S. is definitely worse than China, Iran, every country in Africa, all the Arab nations, all the central American countries.

      You are a genius, my friend!

      November 28, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Master_Kush

      RR, yes United States has proven year after year, decade after decade to be far more aggressive than Iran, China or any other nation on this planet. MOre people have died at the hands of Americans that any other nation, do your research...

      November 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • asSASInge

      @ master_kush...yes perhaps you're right BUT the missing link here is "INNOCENT". Can you give me figures how many of those America had killed are INNOCENTS. And can you tell me how may INNOCENT lives was perished in 911 ATTACK, in MUMBAI INDIA and other attacks made by cold blooded terrorist.

      I would love to see 1,000 terrorists dead or more if it's what it takes to save just 1 INNOCENT LIFE.

      November 29, 2010 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. barry c

    Should blow that dbag up with a drone. Get his servers at the same time. I have no problem with our government intervining, they ought to execute that piece of garbage and the guy who started the leak.

    November 28, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
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