Tuesday, November 30, 2010

WIKILEAKS: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CABLES OF US EMBASSY IN NEW DELHI?

B.RAMAN

WikiLeaks claims to be having in its possession about 3000 diplomatic cables exchanged between the US State Department and the US Embassy in New Delhi. These have not so far been released by it. Nor does it appear to have given them to the "New York Times", the "Guardian", "Der Spiegel", "Le Monde" and "El Pais" to whom it had given the cables from the US Embassies in other countries, including China and Pakistan. Otherwise, they would have commented on their contents.

2. In the meanwhile, an editorial carried by "The Hindu" of Chennai on November 30,2010, on the WikiLeaks leakage of other cables ends with the following intriguing words:" When the 3000-odd despatches sent by the US Embassy in India are published over the next 48 hours, it is possible that some or many feathers will end up ruffled. Elements of the strategic partnership---especially those pertaining to defence and the wider set of American goals involved---- remain cloaked in secrecy. Stay tuned to this space."

3. What does this mean? Has WikiLeaks given the cables of the US Embassy in New Delhi to "The Hindu" for initial scrutiny and analysis---either directly or through " The Guardian" with which "The Hindu" has a collaboration agreement? The "New York Times" has stated that it received its share of the documents from "The Guardian" and not directly from WikiLeaks. Have the India-related cables been given to "The Hindu" through "The Guardian" for analysis and comments? (30-11-10)

( The writer is Additional Secretary (retd), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India, New Delhi, and, presently, Director, Institute For Topical Studies. E-mail: seventyone2@gmail.com )

2 comments:

Paresh said...

Perhaps just like the alleged case of Barkha Dutt, 'The Hindu' journos are waiting for some kick-backs from politicians mentioned in the cables in return of not publishing them? The police need to carefully tap all phones from 'The Hindu' for the next 48 hours!

Esoteric said...

Please read Guardian as it publishes some of the cables..It seems that far from being a political opponents game its more akin to a false flag revelation, this wikileaks.

The reason is the early conclusions are:

- G-20 Obama got nothing.
- Currency wars and QE2 seem to be failing
- Obama failed to even get South Korea trade deal
- It had to hand India many goodies on his trip and got nothing geopolitical in return

So I expect the following:
- Pressure on India wrt Kashmir
- Pressure on Iran to do something before Israel loses patience
- North Korea to ratchet down tensions

All these things are happening as we speak...wasnt this the original Obama agenda....get the drift??

So my conclusion is that Wiki is not AIPAC directed but just self directed..and also the reason of US being soft on Assange.