U.S Government furious over leaked documents revealing spy suspicions
By Chris Pike
Wikileaks is at it again.
Over 250 000 classified messages from several American diplomats were recently released by the website over the past weekend. Many of the messages, which are otherwise referred to as cables, offered candid and sometimes unflattering views of world leaders and frank assessments of security threats to the United States, reported the BBC.
Many members of Obama’s administration are outraged by the leaks, but none more so than Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.
“It is an attack on the international community: the alliances and partnerships, the conversations and negotiations that safeguard global security and advance economic prosperity,” Clinton said in a press release.
According to the BBC, The White House has since ordered all of its government agencies to tighten their handling of classified documents.
According to CNN one message stated that the U.S. ambassador in Moscow, John Beyrle, has continuously complained about a “stubborn mentality” toward helping the West with the issue of Iran’s growing nuclear program.
Other messages involved a possible assassination plot of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in 2007, as well as a large military cover up in Yemen involving United States General, David Patreus.
According to CNN a large amount of the messages contained orders from Clinton herself to U.S. diplomats, telling them to continue gathering intelligence about other diplomats they have been working with.
The State Department has since denied that any of their diplomats could possibly be spies.
The prime suspect of these leaks is U.S. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, who has already been charged with supplying Wikileaks with a video of an Iraq airstrike as well as other classified information from military computers.
However, according to the BBC Attorney General Eric holder has said that there will be an ongoing investigation as to who gave the information to Wikileaks.