(1/29/2011) #CableoftheDay - "PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION IN EGYPT"
--- 07CAIRO1417 : Classification - CONFIDENTIAL
" SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION: PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION IS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM OF EGYPTIAN POLITICS.... IN THE CURRENT POLITICAL FRAMEWORK, THE MOST LIKELY CONTENDERS ARE PRESIDENTIAL SON GAMAL MUBARAK." Read More->
(1/28/2011) #CableoftheDay - "Mubarak's terror against writers, bloggers and journalists"
--- 09CAIRO1447 : Classification - CONFIDENTIAL
" A local government clerk [Egypt] arrested, convicted and
jailed for writing unpublished poetry allegedly
insulting to President Mubarak, illustrates how proactive security forces and courts can successfully move against a civilian defended by incompetent lawyers." Read More->
(1/26/2011) #CableoftheDay - "WHAT PASSES FOR POLITICAL FERMENT IN LIBYA"
--- 09TRIPOLI860 : Classification - SECRET
"estimating unemployment at 30 percent. xxxxxxxxxxxx believes the regime
is concerned about this frustration exploding into violence. With Saif at the top, xxxxxxxxxxxx reasoned, Muammar al-Qadhafi thinks he will fool people into believing that real change is taking place. Meanwhile, he still has a few more years to control Libya from behind the scenes." Read More->
(1/25/2011) #CableoftheDay - "Blair team’s “Quick Impact Project”"
--- “Quick Impact Project": Classification 'The Palestine Papers'
Blair team’s “Quick Impact Project” for the Palestinian territory that includes a list of projects for Jericho, Bethlehem and Palestinian institutions."The economic potential of tourism is significant.
However, to give a few examples, since 2000 only 50% of tour operators
in East Jerusalem have survived and only 22 hotels out of 40 are
still operational. Occupancy rates of hotels in Bethlehem are
below 5%, which has caused a degradation of the quality for the majority of
hotels due to a lack of investment." Read More->
(1/24/2011) #CableoftheDay - "NETHERLANDS: UAV SALES TO IRAN"
--- 05THEHAGUE2555 : Classification SECRET - Excerpt:
"Noland explained that the Dutch intelligence services typically
pass information on such cases directly to their U.S. intelligence counterparts. She added that Dutch intelligence was actively working the case; given Washington's keen interest, she said she would try to pass us any update she receives." Read More->
(1/23/2011) #CableoftheDay - "ONE YEAR AFTER MURDER OF THEO VAN GOGH"
--- 05THEHAGUE3069 : Classification UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY - Excerpt:
" Van Gogh has become a symbol for free speech, and the
need to defend it. His murder has triggered heated debate
on how to deal with those who challenge such core Dutch
values. The debate touches on the underlying question of how
to deal with Islam in a secularized and individualized
western society like the Netherlands." Read More->
(1/22/2011) #CableoftheDay - "ELECTIONS, KANDAHAR AND KARZAI [Afghanistan]"
--- 10KABUL672 : Classification CONFIDENTIAL - Excerpt:
"... Afghans will not support a dominant international
role, and that if we dig ourselves deeper into Afghan
politics, we'll entrench ourselves deeper into the
country with fewer options." Read More->
--- 06REYKJAVIK143 : Classification CONFIDENTIAL - Excerpt:
"Iceland will not make "Global Partnership" a foreign
policy priority... In principle, cooperation with NATO
should be open to any like-minded country." Read More->~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"The suspects were reported to have left the country before the murder crime was reported. The deceased's body was later
discovered at a hotel in Dubai." Read More->
Video of Assassination: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKr8NGiN-0c
"Background: We want to alert the government of Brazil to
a possible effort by the Iranian firm Machine Sazi Tabriz
to acquire machine tools from a Brazilian company. Machine
Sazi Tabriz is the largest manufacturer of machine tools
in Iran and has likely supplied imported machine tools to
Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile programs." Read More->
"While the GoB strongly supports the concept of using
FIU's to combat WMD proliferation, Rodrigues noted that
Brazil does not have domestic authority to freeze the
assets of WMD proliferators." Read More->
"Crime boss Salim Abduvaliyev puts bidders for tenders in
touch with an Iranian businessman holding British citizenship,
who submits the paperwork to First Daughter Gulnora Karimova
for approval. Salim works with the Deputy Minister of Internal
Affairs responsible for personnel issues to arrange government
jobs, agreeing on a price and then adding his own fee before
selling the position." Read More->