Countries they have docs on, Sri Lanka at the right
Wikileaks has 3,166 documents on Sri Lanka. They’re releasing docs in batches, so we probably won’t see for months, but it should be interesting. The US was actually not that involved in the war and probably not party to much useful information, but perhaps their disapproval for the Rajapaksas would come across. I wonder wonder. This Wikileaks stuff is interesting, but I wish someone would leak what’s going on inside this government or deeper inside Arab governments rather than more information on what is already one of the more transparent government around. Anyways, these documents will come out, so keep yourself and myself posted. As you can see from above, there is info on seemingly every country on earth (the image is only part of the map) and it makes one wonder why the US kept such sensitive information in such a leaky place.
On another note, the Wikileaks website actually sucks, though I suppose it has its hands full just stay up in the face of doubtless onslaughts from various cyberwar troops. It has no search and the front page doesn’t even mention what they call Cablegate, wait now it does. But that took all day. It’s like a blog with two posts and a YouTube interview. There main aim seems to be distributing these docs to mainstream news outlets, which I think is a good idea. It is fascinating that this one organization can take a giant data dump on the news cycle of the civilized world. Julian Assange started as a hacker, and he is now living the hacker dream.
For comments on the currently released docs, please see America Sees Its Own Shadow. Note that no SL docs are released yet, except one which mentions somewhat routine inquiries to the UN about human rights here