WikiLeaks plans 'major' announcement in Europe
By RAPHAEL G. SATTER and PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press Raphael G. Satter And Pauline
Jelinek, Associated Press – Fri Oct 22, 6:35 am ET
LONDON – The WikiLeaks website appears close to releasing what the Pentagon fears is the largest
cache of secret U.S. documents in history — hundreds of thousands of intelligence reports compiled after
the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
In a message posted to its Twitter page on Thursday, the organization said there was a "major WikiLeaks
press conference in Europe coming up." WikiLeaks has not commented publicly on the imminent
Their disclosure would be the most massive leak of secret documents in U.S. history, and defense officials
are racing to contain the damage.
A team of more than a hundred analysts from across the U.S. military, lead by the Defense Intelligence
Agency, has been combing through the Iraq documents they think will be released.
Called the Information Review Task Force, its analysts have pored over the documents and used word
searches to try to pull out names and other issues that would be particularly sensitive, officials have said.
The task force has informed the U.S. Central Command of some of the names of Iraqis and allies and of
other information they believe might be released that could present a danger, officials have said, noting
that — unlike the WikiLeaks previous disclosure of some 77,000 documents from Afghanistan — in this
case they had advance notice that names may be exposed.
That previous leak, back in July, outraged the U.S. military, which accused WikiLeaks of irresponsibility.
(Full article HERE)
The hypocrisy of our time – “Iresponsibility”? – read on
GOVERNMENT STOPPING NEW LOW ENERGY INVENTIONS SEEING
DAY. : Invention Secrecy Still Going Strong
Source: FAS Project on Government Secrecy
October 21st, 2010
There were 5,135 inventions that were under secrecy orders at the end of Fiscal Year 2010, the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office told Secrecy News last week. It's a 1% rise over the year before, and the
highest total in more than a decade.
Under the Invention Secrecy Act of 1951, patent applications on new inventions can be subject to secrecy
orders restricting their publication if government agencies believe that disclosure would be "detrimental to
the national security."
The current list of technology areas that is used to screen patent applications for possible restriction
under the Invention Secrecy Act is not publicly available and has been denied under the Freedom of
Information Act. (An appeal is pending.) But a previous list dated 1971 and obtained by researcher
Michael Ravnitzky is available here (pdf).
Most of the listed technology areas are closely related to military applications. But some of them range
Thus, the 1971 list indicates that patents for solar photovoltaic generators were subject to review and
possible restriction if the photovoltaics were more than 20% efficient. Energy conversion systems were
likewise subject to review and possible restriction if they offered conversion efficiencies "in excess of 70-
One may fairly ask if disclosure of such technologies could really have been "detrimental to the national
security," or whether the opposite would be closer to the truth. One may further ask what comparable
advances in technology may be subject to restriction and non-disclosure today. But no answers are
forthcoming, and the invention secrecy system persists with no discernible external review.
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|A Nation besotted by hidden agenda's and secrecy - All in our own interest
(We are told) - Just today, two announcements that highlight the darkness
cast by this culture of secrecy and lies by people we are not allowed to see
buried deep inside the US Government. These shady unknowns call
By Colin Andrews
|A planet in desperate
need of efficient energy -
The irresponsibility lay
Who ARE these people?
|UPDATED: SEE October 24, 2010 below
| Fair Game
The United States Government continues its long and painful pass before the hall of mirrors and more
unpleasant truths surface.
A new movie 'Fair Game' is about to hit the silver screen about the ousting of covert CIA spy Valerie
Plame. It will reveal powerful facts that show Scooter Libby and Vice President Dick Cheney are
national traitors - that was what Joe Wilson, a US Ambassador called them tonight on CNN when
interviewed by Wolf Blitzer. History will judge President W. Bush he said, sat along side Valerie Plame.
Plame said that she doubted it would be as the President would like.
The irresponsibility is endless.
If Journalism had done its job and not been held back by the Bush
administration it would never have had to come to what WikiLeak have
so brilliantly done - real journalism and secrecy covering very serious
violations of International law and all shape of immoral conduct. The
world awaits a reply from the United States Government.
Updated: October 24, 2010
The United States biggest allie Great Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg called the
allegations "extremely serious" and said people would be wanting to hear "what the answer is". He
went on to say "Its shocking, we can bemoan how these leaks occurred but I think the nature of the
allegations made are extraordinarily serious. They are distressing to read about," he told BBC
Julian Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, and states the
principles on which he is adding to the "historical record".
"Often the reason for Secrecy is that if its seen to be abusive it is opposed. To Know where we are
going, we must know where we are. A single word or a single document at the right time can make
a difference for change" - listen to this profound presentation. There is not a word with which I
personally disagree. Colin Andrews
Updated: October 24, 2010
(thanks to Lindy Tucker)
October 24, 2010
Great Britain's Dept Prime
Minister says this is shocking.
WikiLeak have done what our
media failed us in not doing.
|Secret CIA Spy Valerie Plame
whose cover was deliberately
blown by senior Bush
administration as retribution for her
husband discovering and revealing
a dishonest plot for war against
Iraq. Many including the Wilson's
accuse the very highest offices of
that administration of treason.
|I am all for The Truth.
To be proud of a nation who take their treasured young to war we must be assured we have
the true reasons for that terrible decision. That nation must be seen to have taken the high
ground and to be seen to be honorable in its final act. Any smell of dishonesty or hidden
agendas will ultimately come home to undermine their position. If that nation is shown to
have lied to its young fighting men and woman and to its people it has much more than an
image problem but a moral one with profound implications.
It is irresponsible of those who know truths such as those leaked by WikiLeaks not to reveal
I cant imagine a President or head of state signing onto the kinds of war crimes and lies
today's revelations show or is it that each in turn are forced to do so because of the
consequences on some hidden agenda? WHO ARE these people deep within the US
government who decide to lie and cover up such profound truths surrounding these
agendas? This national disgrace goes well beyond a Hollywood style rescue of Jessica Lynch
(A staged event) or the shooting of Pat Tillman by the enemy (another lie), or the outing of
one of their own secret CIA spies, Valerie Plame, this is about the honor of the nation itself
we are talking about here.
Bradley Manning who allegedly made some of today's truths known via WikiLeaks is in prison.
This is a crime in of itself. Whistle blowers like him are the true hero's in this mess.
Colin Andrews - A very concerned citizen
October 23, 2010