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Leak lists Irish companies vital to US security…

Mon 6 December 2010, 4:26pm

WIKILEAKS’ latest instalment contains a list of facilities around the world the US believes is vital to its national security. There are just two Irish entries. The first is the Hibernia Atlantic undersea cable landing – one of a number of fast transatlantic communications links listed – while the other is Genzyme Ireland Ltd. (filling), Waterford, which supplies Thymoglobulin, a drug to help prevent donor organ rejection. Publication of the leak has been criticised, as it could be used as a target list for Islamic terrorism.

As as aside, it was reported a few days ago in the Jerusalem Post that:

After the Second Lebanon War, the Irish government tried to prevent weapons from reaching Israel through Shannon Airport. The Irish Department of Transport required that any military equipment passing through the country required “prior notification” and “exemption waivers.”

The cable explains that this policy is due to the fact that “segments of the Irish public see the airport as a symbol of Irish complicity in perceived US wrongdoing in the Middle East.”

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Comments (4)

  1. RepublicanStones (profile) says:

    I see the likes of Amazon and Paypal have cowed to Capitol Hill. And this from Amazon who only a few weeks ago defended its selling of a paedophile book -

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40112145/ns/technology_and_science-tech_and_gadgets/

    And it seems according to PayPal, its okay to be a Brownshirt, but not okay for wikileaks

    RT @ UrbanelyUrban “Dear Paypal: Why is Wikileaks off limits but not americanfascistmovement.com? Leaks are more offensive than genocide” – Genevieve Lyon

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  2. pinni black spot says:

    It’s clear Assange doesn’t care who gets hurt or who’s safety he puts at risk in his vendetta against the US. Releasing such sensitive information, which is undoubtedly very helpful to terrorists, almost amounts to a crime against humanity.

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  3. RepublicanStones (profile) says:

    Actually pinni there has not been evidence of one instance of lives lost due to the actions Wikileaks thus far. So for you videos and logs detailing the slaughter of civilians and diplomatic cables highlighting the duplicity of politicians are not crimes against humanity, no, it the actual reporting of it.

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  4. joeCanuck (profile) says:

    Private communicaions are supposed to be private. Don’ know the legal issues but I think that it is supreme crassness to have released private musings. Are all that diplomats will report in the future be things like Mrs.Fatma Fayd brews a great pot of tea.

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