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Wikileaks under mass distributed Denial of Service Attack

A | 28.11.2010 17:36 | Analysis | Repression | Terror War | Sheffield

Wikileaks announced today at 17.00 that the Wikileaks website is under a sustained and distributed Denial of Service Attack.

There is speculation on who could be behind these attacks, particularly since the US state department has said the release will 'put many lives at risk'. However this same statement was made when the Iraq war logs were released, and has proved to be unsubstantiated. Furthermore the statement that Wikileaks has 'blood on it's hands' by a top US military official occurred to most people as glaringly ironic.

Wikileaks have stated "El Pais, Le Monde, Speigel, Guardian & NYT will publish many US embassy cables tonight, even if WikiLeaks goes down". The latest leaks are expected to include US diplomatic wires heavily criticising a number of world leaders including Gordon Brown, Tony Blair, David Cameron, and Nelson Mandela. It is expected to demonstrate that the 'special relationship' between Britain and the US (to those who insisted on believing this) is actually a sham.