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  1. paul canning
    February 17, 2011

    Jim

    these weren’t released by the Guardian – they’ve fallen out with Assange.

    They were released by El Pais. See http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2011/02/wikileaks-uganda-gays-and-us-state.html

  2. Bruce Garrett
    February 17, 2011

    They’re on the Guardian site just as quoted here. Not sure I see the distinction between releasing them and posting them.

  3. David Roberts
    February 17, 2011

    Maybe he was interested in credit to the original source? He’s correct about the falling out, but the Guardian does seem to have packaged these particular cables up nicely. And it’s good to see the redaction — hopefully some adults are handling the data now.

    “the anti-homosexuality issue is a government “gimmick” to divert attention away from other assaults on human rights and democratic freedoms that will ultimately undermine the integrity of the 2011 elections.”

    The scary thing is that this fits the way the bill has been bandied about all too well. If true, it’s still hard to determine who is being used and who is in on the original purpose. Disturbing to say the least.

  4. paul canning
    February 17, 2011

    Bruce

    I fed the Guardian the story. Because it was in El Pais – dude, it’s in Spanish! – it wasn’t picked up by *anyone. Their report is Africa-wide and reveals US diplomatic concern across Africa, as per Hillary Clinton’s leadership.

  5. Jim Burroway
    February 17, 2011

    Paul’s comment was informative and most welcome. I prefer to give credit to the original source if I know it, and Paul’s comment informed me of the original source. It also led to some more cables of interest, which I’ve written about here.

  6. paul canning
    February 17, 2011

    This is why Jim is a god and I am not worthy … :}

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