TRR: Wikileaks Opens the Spigots

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After the public voted 100 to 1 to release the full Wikileaks archive, the process has begun.

At 9:20 pm eastern time the Wikileaks Twitter feed tweeted, “Shining a light on 45 years of US ‘diplomacy’, it is time to open the archives forever.” Subsequent tweets gave links to access a bit-torrent file to download a 557.59 megabyte file, presumably of the full archive. Downloaders were informed that “the decryption key will be released at the appropriate moment.”

The big reveal appears to be beginning.

UPDATE: Wikileaktweet: “Note the files are compressed with 7zip. They unpack to 60 GB of material.”

UPDATE 2: Wikileaktweet: Links to “Full, unencrypted, Cablegate2 archive”

UPDATE 3: Wikileaks tweeted out a link to the decryption passkey which differs from the passkey circulated in news reports earlier this week. Now the world will know what Julian Assange had up his sleeve.

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James S. Robbins

James S. Robbins, Ph.D., former Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs, was formerly professor of international relations at the National Defense University, associate professor of international relations at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and special assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Donald Rumsfeld. Dr. Robbins is author of the recently released "This Time ...

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