What WikiLeaks Cables Really Reveal

There has been much complaining from the politicians about how the WikiLeaks disclosures have imperiled our national security.  The most frequently pointed to document by those who make this claim is a State Department cable titled "Critical Foreign Dependencies."The document was put together at the behest of Secretary of State Clinton, who asked U.S. embassies around the world to list objects and installation "which, if destroyed, disrupted or exploited, would likely have an immediate and deleterious effect on the United States."Clinton's petition yielded a long list of varied facilities around the globe.  They include gas pipelines; port terminals; vaccine suppliers, factories and plants; industrial complexes; shipping lines; undersea cable landings; and such.It is obvious that many embassies disposed of Mrs. Clinton's request by simply listing various assets within their country of operation with little thought of how they relate to America's national...(Read Full Article)

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