Ahmadinejad Accuses WikiLeaks’ Cables Release of Being a False Flag Operation

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: Jose Cruz (CC)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Photo: Jose Cruz (CC)

The BBC reports:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the release by the Wikileaks website of thousands of extracts from US diplomatic messages was simply psychological warfare against Iran.

He said the release would not affect Iran’s relations with other countries. The US said the release was “reckless” and put the lives of diplomats at risk.

The Obama administration has been scrambling to make sure similar leaks do not happen again. Government agencies have been ordered to tighten their procedures for handling classified information, ensuring that employees only have access to such documents as they need to do their jobs.

The Pentagon said it was making its computer systems more secure to prevent future leaks. And Attorney General Eric Holder said there was an “active and ongoing criminal investigation” into the release of the documents and anyone found responsible would be prosecuted.

… Among the revelations is a report that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia had urged the US to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities.

Mr Ahmadinejad shrugged off the leaks at a televised news conference on Monday, saying no-one should waste time reviewing the information.

“We don’t think this information was leaked,” he said. “We think it was organised to be released on a regular basis and they are pursuing political goals.”

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  • rainer

    Interesting, this has crossed my mind a few times.

  • rainer

    Interesting, this has crossed my mind a few times.

    • rainer

      But decided on this being unlikely.

  • broorno

    Watch as all governments involved scramble to create a reason to take the heat off their own asses. Wikileaks is no conspiracy.

  • Anonymous

    Watch as all governments involved scramble to create a reason to take the heat off their own asses. Wikileaks is no conspiracy.

  • http://2012prophecy.net DM I.M.Cango

    Yes, our government needs more secrecy. We cannot allow the general public to know what is going on.

  • http://2012prophecy.net DM I.M.Cango

    Yes, our government needs more secrecy. We cannot allow the general public to know what is going on.

  • Hadrian999

    dude has lazy speech writers, he says that about everything.

    • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

      i know right? the man thinks tiny invisible jews secretly pee in his coffee cup every day…its really just that his secretary hates his guts

  • Hadrian999

    dude has lazy speech writers, he says that about everything.

  • irreverntedeverinvested@u

    smart man this leak reeks. They put out non essential information regarding incidents that occurred during the Iraq occupation that is not pertinent information. The diplomatic leaks are aimed at strengthening the us position abroad whilst getting other countries paranoid.

  • irreverntedeverinvested@u

    smart man this leak reeks. They put out non essential information regarding incidents that occurred during the Iraq occupation that is not pertinent information. The diplomatic leaks are aimed at strengthening the us position abroad whilst getting other countries paranoid.

  • emperorreagan

    I would think that Iran would like some of this release.

    If Israel, the Saudis, etc. are trying to push the US to strike against Iran, putting it out into the open might slow that down.

    It also makes me wonder if one of the big factors in the US deposing Saddam was a behind the scenes diplomatic push from other Middle Eastern powers coupled with an administration that already had a boner for the idea. It would add a little clarity where the administration had to know WMDs were bullshit, but blatant war-for-oil seemed a little bit of a leap too far in my mind.

  • emperorreagan

    I would think that Iran would like some of this release.

    If Israel, the Saudis, etc. are trying to push the US to strike against Iran, putting it out into the open might slow that down.

    It also makes me wonder if one of the big factors in the US deposing Saddam was a behind the scenes diplomatic push from other Middle Eastern powers coupled with an administration that already had a boner for the idea. It would add a little clarity where the administration had to know WMDs were bullshit, but blatant war-for-oil seemed a little bit of a leap too far in my mind.

  • Ironaddict06

    It seems Wikileaks is a disinformation agent. Wiki releasing info. that is suggesting that other leaders also want the U.S. or Israel to attack Iran nuclear facility. Wiki is only releasing info. on targets that will not retaliate. Strange that there is no harsh cabels against China or Russia. Also govt’s have known for months, more released cabels were coming. If the world govt’s really thought that Wiki had truely damaging info. I think Julian would be dead by now or very soon. Also these cabels are considered SECRET-meaning that the public wasn’t supposed to know.

  • Ironaddict06

    It seems Wikileaks is a disinformation agent. Wiki releasing info. that is suggesting that other leaders also want the U.S. or Israel to attack Iran nuclear facility. Wiki is only releasing info. on targets that will not retaliate. Strange that there is no harsh cabels against China or Russia. Also govt’s have known for months, more released cabels were coming. If the world govt’s really thought that Wiki had truely damaging info. I think Julian would be dead by now or very soon. Also these cabels are considered SECRET-meaning that the public wasn’t supposed to know.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    i know right? the man thinks tiny invisible jews secretly pee in his coffee cup every day…its really just that his secretary hates his guts

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Given that A) we haven’t extracted all of the info from thousands upon thousands of cables yet…and B) the cables accessed were limited in scope (not all of the cables from the last five years were involved)…and C) that the governments of the world are in damage control mode…I’m willing to bet the real psy-op is the new discrediting of Wikileaks as a US/Israeli stooge. Once people start discounting anything they release as state propaganda, Wikileaks power to make people upset about behind the scenes decision making becomes lessened…which is what the US and Israel (as well as countless others) would want.

    If the cables by diplomats communicating with Americans sound anti-Iranian…duh…we’ve been cultivating anti Iranian opinion since ’79…there are personnel and leaders in the Middle East who were only teenagers when the Shah was the head of Iran…they’ve grown up in the era of anti-Iranian rhetoric. Having such rhetoric color the conversations between America and other Middle Eastern nations is only proof that we’re on Earth in the 21st century…not that Israel planted all the cables and the US secretly slipped them to Assange.

    And lets be blunt…Iran does have a serious grudge and employs creative means to make money and spread influence despite embargoes…they just aren’t a fraction of the threat that the US and Israel makes them out to be. The real race is to prevent them from acquiring nuclear tech…because they are surrounded by nuclear armed states at present and if they acquire nukes the game changes and everyone will have to negotiate with them on terms that acknowledge the potential harm from a physical invasion. A nuke…even just one…is any countries best option to prevent ‘sudden regime change’ from happening when they try to negotiate with international businesses for more advantageous payment for their resources. Naturally…no one with a vested interest in making money off those resources is thrilled with idea of invasion threats beings removed from their collection of bargaining chips.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    Given that A) we haven’t extracted all of the info from thousands upon thousands of cables yet…and B) the cables accessed were limited in scope (not all of the cables from the last five years were involved)…and C) that the governments of the world are in damage control mode…I’m willing to bet the real psy-op is the new discrediting of Wikileaks as a US/Israeli stooge. Once people start discounting anything they release as state propaganda, Wikileaks power to make people upset about behind the scenes decision making becomes lessened…which is what the US and Israel (as well as countless others) would want.

    If the cables by diplomats communicating with Americans sound anti-Iranian…duh…we’ve been cultivating anti Iranian opinion since ’79…there are personnel and leaders in the Middle East who were only teenagers when the Shah was the head of Iran…they’ve grown up in the era of anti-Iranian rhetoric. Having such rhetoric color the conversations between America and other Middle Eastern nations is only proof that we’re on Earth in the 21st century…not that Israel planted all the cables and the US secretly slipped them to Assange.

    And lets be blunt…Iran does have a serious grudge and employs creative means to make money and spread influence despite embargoes…they just aren’t a fraction of the threat that the US and Israel makes them out to be. The real race is to prevent them from acquiring nuclear tech…because they are surrounded by nuclear armed states at present and if they acquire nukes the game changes and everyone will have to negotiate with them on terms that acknowledge the potential harm from a physical invasion. A nuke…even just one…is any countries best option to prevent ‘sudden regime change’ from happening when they try to negotiate with international businesses for more advantageous payment for their resources. Naturally…no one with a vested interest in making money off those resources is thrilled with idea of invasion threats beings removed from their collection of bargaining chips.

    • Hadrian999

      most things iran does are perfectly rational when you understand the framwork,
      us support for the shah was a very formative thing for iran and iranian foreign policy.
      could you ever really trust a western power after an event like that?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5AKM2QTHZAE267QH6T4N2TYLM Psychedelic

      That is absolutely plausible. It would be interesting to see how the scope changes when countries and regions normally bullied are put on equal footing.

  • Hadrian999

    most things iran does are perfectly rational when you understand the framwork,
    us support for the shah was a very formative thing for iran and iranian foreign policy.
    could you ever really trust a western power after an event like that?

  • Radioreview

    I think it’s a US Psy Op. Of what we’ve heard in these leaks so far, the stuff damaging to the US is of the, “we already knew that” variety, and the stuff that is actually new just seems to bolster US foriegn policy. My gut says Wikileaks either works for the US government or is just a useful stooge.

  • Radioreview

    I think it’s a US Psy Op. Of what we’ve heard in these leaks so far, the stuff damaging to the US is of the, “we already knew that” variety, and the stuff that is actually new just seems to bolster US foriegn policy. My gut says Wikileaks either works for the US government or is just a useful stooge.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5AKM2QTHZAE267QH6T4N2TYLM Psychedelic

    That is absolutely plausible. It would be interesting to see how the scope changes when countries and regions normally bullied are put on equal footing.

  • Hornet Montana

    These Wikileaks are rife for re-ordering: http://www.hornetmontana.com/wikidripdrip

  • Hornet Montana

    These Wikileaks are rife for re-ordering: http://www.hornetmontana.com/wikidripdrip

  • rainer

    But decided on this being unlikely.

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