1044330_wikileaks cablegate - disappearing cables

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Date 2010-12-02 19:56:53
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That's reasonable

From: Nate Hughes [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:56
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Subject: Re: [TACTICAL] Thought--Re: wikileaks cablegate - disappearing
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look, technically, if it's classified, it's classified. Inappropriate handling of it continues to be a legal issue. This is why in their letters to wikileaks, the USG can insist not only that he not publish it, but that he somehow return all property (this shit was all clearly written before the digital age).

But it's also absurd. And it is important for Kevin to be doing what he's doing, in the event that something that is important does leak out and is retracted. We need to be able to know what that was.

Get a password on it, send a note to Fred, Stick and Rodger and carry on until instructed otherwise.

On 12/2/2010 1:51 PM, Kevin Stech wrote:

If there are real legal concerns I can throw a password on it

From: Sean Noonan [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:46
To: Kevin Stech; Tactical
Subject: Thought--Re: wikileaks cablegate - disappearing cables

Is the research website that hosts a copy of these cables public? Could we get in trouble for storing classified information?

I don't mean to be nitpicky, and you guys may have already addressed this, but I wanted to double check just in case.

It seems like no one will be charged with that--and sooo many other people are hosting it---but that doesn't make it legal either.

On 12/2/10 12:37 PM, Kevin Stech wrote:

Was it this one?

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2005/03/05TE...

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Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 12:33

To: Analyst List

Subject: Re: wikileaks cablegate - disappearing cables

New response from Wiki server on a Mossad cable/briefing I pulled up on Day one..

not found, overloaded or other issues ...

We are sorry but we cannot answer your request at the moment.

This may be any kind of error.

Reva Bhalla wrote:

ive only gone through a couple of them,b ut these dont even seem that sensitive to warrant a disappearing act On Dec 2, 2010, at 11:59 AM, Karen Hooper wrote:

Good eye, Kevin. Also, for each of them that i pulled up, Google has a cached copy available to load.

On 12/2/10 12:56 PM, Kevin Stech wrote:

By continuously mirroring the Cablegate website, it lets me do certain things like monitor the timestamps of the cables very closely. One anomaly this has turned up is a number of disappearing cables. I haven't tested each one yet, but I believe the following cables to have been removed from the Cablegate website. Check for yourself.

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/02/10ROME173.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/02/10STATE17263.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/02/10BAKU134.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/01/10LONDON131.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/10/08RPODUBAI49.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/08/08MUSCAT565.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/12/08STATE134490.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/06/09ASHGABAT757.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/08/09KUWAIT760.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/04/09RPODUBAI177.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/11/09ANKARA1594.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/11/09BAGHDAD2992.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/01/09RIYADH181.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/12/09BAGHDAD3195.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/12/09DOHA728.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2006/04/06ABUDHABI1401.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2005/03/05TELAVIV1580.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2007/11/07STATE152317.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2007/11/07BAGHDAD3895.html

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2007/01/07TELAVIV64.html

You can view the backups of the original cables here.

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/02/10RO...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/02/10ST...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/02/10BA...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2010/01/10LO...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/10/08RP...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/08/08MU...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/12/08ST...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/06/09AS...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/08/09KU...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/04/09RP...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/11/09AN...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/11/09BA...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/01/09RI...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/12/09BA...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2009/12/09DO...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2006/04/06AB...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2005/03/05TE...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2007/11/07ST...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2007/11/07BA...

https://research.stratfor.com/cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/2007/01/07TE...

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