250 000 dispatches reveal theirs secrets, sometimes strategies from US and other countries, but especially the views of diplomats. They were taken from the SIPRNet network.
To prevent the site divulgate the info at the date, it suffered massive DDoS attack.
About countries and their politics
Vice-president Zia Massoud was carrying $52m in cash when he was stopped during a visit to the United Arab Emirates.
A member of the Politburo typed his own name into the global version of the search engine and found articles criticising him personally. He then orchestrated an attacks against Google which forced to quit China in January 2010. (The wikileak.org website is now blocked in China).
Allegations of corruption.
Cables from the Israeli authorities to the Embassy of the United States, including one from November 3, 2008, show a deliberate intention to reduce the Gaza Strip in a state of economic ruin just enough to avoid a humanitarian crisis.
As the country faces economic collapse, government employees could smuggle out enough nuclear material for terrorists to build a bomb.
Its intelligence agencies are using mafia bosses to carry out criminal operations.
US suspicion about the close relationship between Vladimir Putin, and Silvio Berlusconi.
Biggest financiers of terror groups.
Repeatedly urged in cables the U.S. to attack Iran's nuclear facilities saying it was necessary to "cut the head of the snake".
Under the name "The Family" which means the president's family, compared to a mafia, a June 2008 cable denounces his grip on the business and that it overcomes the laws.
For example Ben Ali nephews stole the yacht of businessman Bruno Roger.
According to the cable Tunisians even complained of the increased cost of bribes!
Craig Stapleton, U.S. ambassador to France in 2007, recommended to his government to punish European countries that refuse genetically modified organisms from Monsanto. It discusses how to establish the list of targets.
Abdullah Saleh said: "We'll continue saying they are our bombs, not yours".
Criticism by ambassador on the leader of their hosts.
Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said he is Hitler.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister would have several account in Swiss. He answered stating that the people responsible for the 'slander' will be crushed under these claims, will be finished and will disappear.
Is accompanied everywhere by a voluptuous blonde Ukrainian nurse.
Driven by paranoïa.
Kim Jong-il, is considered by Chinese diplomats as irascible and unpredictable, they do not like North Korea.
Avoids risk and is rarely creative.
Robert Mugabe is described as a devil. The cable also said that Mr Mugabe was more clever and ruthless than any other Zimbabwean politician.
Putin and Medvedev
Putin is an alpha-dog. A diplomate compares them to Batman and Robin.
Silvio Berlusconi, Prime Minister of Italy, was defined by the U.S. Embassy in Rome as "feckless, vain, and ineffective as a modern European leader".
All these revelations caused a considerable stir in political circles, especially Americans, who see their depravity revealed in broad daylight. Some compare Wikileaks to a terrorist group, others seek the death penalty for those who commit such acts (disclosure of state secrets).
Julian Assange should be hunted down in the way armed forces are targeting the Taliban and Al-Qaeda.
Peter King, congressman:
Has written letters to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking to prosecute Assange under the Espionage Act, and to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to determine whether WikiLeaks could be designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization.
Vladimir Putin criticized the arrest of Julian Assange
When you talk about democracy, it must be in full.
Lula, the Brazil's President said that he is in solidarity with Julian Assange. He called him a "champion of freedom of speech".
Victim of a DDoS attack, Wikileaks.org becomes unavailable and move to the Amazon cloud.
Amazon terminate the site.
EveryDNS, the DNS resolver, interrupted the service to wikileaks.org.
It is then replaced by wikileaks.ch.
Paypal closed the account of Wikileaks that can no longer receive donations.
PostFinance, the Swiss bank closes the account of Julian Assange.
Julian Assange is wanted by Interpol for a complaint for "rape by surprise," more than doubtful, complaint filed a week after the alleged facts by a Swedish feminist activist.
Many sites offer themselves as mirrors of Wikileaks for its content remains on the Web.
Visa and Mastercard suspended payment of donation to Wikileaks.
Operation Payback is the name of an operation of multiple DDoS attacks launched by the group Anonymous against businesses in protest. Paypal suffered an attack but it did not affect the service. PostFinance was forced to close its site for 16 hours.
The same group launched a DDoS attack on mastercard.com and visa.com. The sites was down (December 8, 2010).
A 16 years old Netherlander, suspected of having participated in Operation Payback was arrested. (December 9, 2010). Another aged 19 was the latest.
Anonymous has decided to stop the attacks and now asks users to peel the cables to find critical information that would not have been published.
OpenLeaks, an alternative created by members of the staff still wants for them to disclose information only to newspapers.
Many sites appear, which follow the principle of Wikileaks: BrusselLeaks, BalkanLeaks, IndoLeaks, for their respective region.
DDoS, what is it?
Distributed Denial of Service, is making a site unavailable because of too many users connected, which is acco:mplished by the use of botnets, networks of computers infected by a malicious script programmed to connect to the site.
SIPRNet, what is it?
Secret Internet Protocol Router Network is a set of interconnected computers used by the Department of Defence. It transmit documents classifier secret in a secured environment.
There is a million users, which provides a good chance of leaks.
Wikileaks.ch. It is better to search for wikileaks as the IP s not always resolved to a domain name.