December 2, 2010 — U.S. intelligence retaliates against Israel’s role in Wikileaks’s disclosures
With Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, continuing their gloating over the disclosure by Wikileaks of classified U.S. State Department cables, the U.S. intelligence community is taking off its gloves and is releasing some embarrassing information about Netanyahu and a Mossad attempt to use a divorce involving the President of Yemen’s family to penetrate the president’s family’s inner circle in a possible blackmail attempt.
Wikileaks’s founder, Julian Assange, singled out Netanyahu for praise as a world leader who believes the embarrassing leaks will aid “global diplomacy.” In an interview with Time magazine, Assange said “Netanyahu believes that the result of this publication, which makes the sentiments of many privately held beliefs public, are promising a pretty good . . . . [and] will lead to some kind of increase in the peace process in the Middle East and particularly in relation to Iran.” Assange, who is believed to be in the United Kingdom, is the subject of an INTERPOL arrest warrant for alleged “sex crimes” in Sweden. [Read more…]