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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Hunted By Pentagon Over Massive Leak

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Philip Shenon
The Daily Beast [1]
Friday, June 11, 2010

Anxious that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of secret State Department cables, investigators are desperately searching for founder Julian Assange. Philip Shenon reports.

Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear that he may be about to publish a huge cache of classified State Department cables that, if made public, could do serious damage to national security, government officials tell The Daily Beast.

The officials acknowledge that even if they found the website founder, Julian Assange, it is not clear what they could do to block publication of the cables on Wikileaks [2], which is nominally based on a server in Sweden and bills itself as a champion of whistleblowers.

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American officials said Pentagon investigators are convinced that Assange is in possession of at least some classified State Department cables leaked by a 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist, Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland, who is now in custody in Kuwait.

And given the contents of the cables, the feds have good reason to be concerned.

As The Daily Beast reported June 8 [4], Manning, while posted in Iraq, apparently had special access to cables prepared by diplomats and State Department officials throughout the Middle East, regarding the workings of Arab governments and their leaders, according to an American diplomat.

Full story here. [1]


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[1] The Daily Beast: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-10/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-hunted-by-pentagon-over-massive-leak

[2] Wikileaks: http://wikileaks.org/

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[4] reported June 8: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-06-08/state-department-anxious-about-diplomatic-secrets-bradley-manning-allegedly-downloaded/?cid=hp:mostpopular4

[5] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange breaks cover but will avoid America: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-breaks-cover-but-will-avoid-america.html

[6] Wikileaks founder Julian Assange: more revelations to come: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-more-revelations-to-come.html

[7] Worldwide demonstrations support WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: http://www.prisonplanet.com/worldwide-demonstrations-support-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange.html

[8] WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested in Britain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-arrested-in-britain.html

[9] Wikileaks Afghan Massacre Video Coming Soon: http://www.prisonplanet.com/wikileaks-afghan-massacre-video-coming-soon.html

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