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.