The Kissinger Cables: WikiLeaks Releases 1.7M Historical Records

The cables are all from the time period of 1973 to 1976. Without droning about too many numbers that can be found in the press release, about 200,000 of the cables relate directly to former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger. These cables include significant revelations about US involvements with fascist dictatorships, particularly in Latin America, under Franco’s Spain (including about the Spanish royal family) and in Greece under the regime of the Colonels. The documents also contain hourly diplomatic reporting on the 1973 war between Israel, Egypt and Syria (the Yom Kippur war). While several of these documents have been used by US academic researchers in the past, the Kissinger Cables provides unparalleled access to journalists and the general public. The illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longerHenry A Kissinger, US Secretary of State, 10 March 1975 — via Slashdot

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