December 2nd, 2010
01:44 PM ET

Sec. of State Clinton and Pakistan President speak on WikiLeaks

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have agreed not to let recent WikiLeaks revelations "cast a shadow on the strategic partnership" between their countries, a spokesman for the president said.

The two officials spoke over the telephone about bilateral matters with
reference to the recent leaks of U.S. diplomatic cables, the spokesman said. WikiLeaks is a website known for leaking official secrets.

They agreed that the WikiLeaks publications were not only unauthorized, but were also out of context and based on raw information that failed to reflect the correct nature of the purported official correspondence.

The spokesman said the president regards the leaks as a thing of the past and he looks forward to the future and the promise it holds.

U.S. diplomatic cables cited by The New York Times reveal concerns over Pakistan's uranium stockpile, its role in the struggle against Islamic militants and its economic crisis.

CNN cannot independently verify the content of all the cables from the
website.

Cables revealed by The Times show that the U.S. ambassador in Islamabad was concerned over a supply of highly enriched uranium at an aging research reactor, allegedly enough to build several "dirty bombs."

The Times cites a cable dated May 27, 2009, in which Ambassador Anne Patterson said the Pakistani government was dragging its feet on an agreement that would allow the United States to remove the material.

She said the Pakistani government was concerned that the "sensational' international and local media coverage of Pakistan's nuclear weapons made it impossible to proceed at this time."

One document cited says Zardari had told U.S. Vice President Joe Biden
that the Pakistani military might "take me out."

Other governments are also preoccupied by Pakistan, including Saudi
Arabia, according to a CNN survey of the leaked cables.

In a cable sent to Washington in February, Ambassador James Smith writes: "King Abdullah firmly believes that Asif Zardari is the primary obstacle to the government's ability to move unequivocally to end terrorist safe havens there ('when the head is rotten, it affects the whole body')."

A cable from June 2009 said Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told U.S. diplomats that Pakistan was his "private nightmare," suggesting that the world might wake up one morning "with everything changed" after a potential Islamic extremist takeover.

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  1. Frank Hummel

    Here's a bit of info about WikiLeaks-

    With respect to the question of whether the US should prosecute Julian Assange- at this point, it really doesn't make any difference. The WORLD is ALREADY VOTING.

    Here is my daily status report: I checked a bit earlier, and at this point WikiLeaks is alive and well and living mainly in Europe - but more broadly, all over the planet. It is currently being mirrored on 2,194 sites (updated 2010-12-15 15:56 GMT) , up from 208 just over a week ago. More than 1,606 "Cablegate" Embassy cables have now been released. And they REALLY DO make for some rather interesting reading. I heartily recommend that PEOPLE REALLY SHOULD GO AND CHECK OUT THE MATERIAL FOR THEMSELVES (rather than relying on "legitimate" sources - e.g. the Guardian, der Spiegel, the NY Times, etc.) to "filter" the truth for them. Just visit, for example, WikiLeaks.de (.de = Deutschland). THINK FOR YOURSELVES! This is SUPPOSED to be a DEMOCRACY!

    December 16, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dindy.....

    Unshackled........we have to be silent to hear what God speak. If we ..(all of us including me) get angry the way we all do ..then we miss the most valuable thing. "the voice of God "

    December 6, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  3. unshackled

    Another field day from 360 degree skunk, the blast ripped off 50 people. This is the face of 360 degree pieces. Agreed after blast they are left with "rest in peace". Enjoy life as long as you survive, your 360 degree stinks will eventually be broken into pieces. You have to trace your route back to Arab.

    December 6, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  4. unshackled

    The civilized world need to break the crescent thugs from Turkey, Syria, Iran and Pakistan. They wanted to review Khilafat type movement and create a new world order. The idea is originally Pak one to stifle trade and get paid with commission a la silk route type model. Political Islam is nothing but making their country viable and prosper using trade. It sounds like a extension of terrorism as weapon of their choice. The Turkish aid ship carried people from these land, was their first attempt to further their political agenda. This must be stopped, China is keeping Pak floated with its own agenda not realizing the big picture.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      You deserve your version of peace, live your version of civilized by 360 degree blast. Hope your likes of vermin gets eliminated.

      December 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Dindy.....

    PLEASE GUYS... STOP FIGHTING ... WE ALL HAVE TO BE AT THE FEET OF GOD AND ASK LORD TO HAVE MERCY ON US . NON OF US ARE PERFECT .

    December 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Dindy.....

    CORRECTIONS.......OUR HIGHEST ACT OF HOLINESS IS STILL A DIRTY RUG FRONT OF GOD"S HOLINESS .

    December 5, 2010 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dindy.....

    GOD IS MERCIFUL. GOD GIVE SUNSHINE TO EVERY LAND .IN QURAN IT SAYS....IF I (GOD) HAVE TO PUNISH ... I (GOD) WOULD WIPE ALL THE HUMANS FROM THE FACE OF EARTH. WHAT DOES IT MEAN ? ?? THE MEANING IS THAT NO BODY IS PERFECT. OUR HIGHEST ACT OF HOLINESS IS STILL A RUG OF GOD"S PERFECTNESS AND HOLINESS. WE ARE LIVING BECAUSE GOD IS GRACIOUS AND GIVING HIS BLESSINGS WITH HIS DIVINE MERCY. OTHERWISE NON OF US DESERVE ANYTHING. WE ARE NOT PERFECT. WHY WE TALK ABOUT HUMAN EQUALITY AND LETTING DOWN ANYONE AT THE SAME TIME. REPENT. PRAY FOR EACH OTHER. WE DONT TAKE ANY PART OF ANY LAND WHEN WE DIE. WE ALL DIE ONE DAY. AT LEAST WE DONT KNOW WHEN. ONLY GOD KNOWS. GET FREE FROM ANGER AND HATE. BE IN PEACE WITH GOD. GIVE ALL POWER TO GOD AND SURRENDER . WE CANT TAKE GOD"S POWER AND PUNISH EACH OTHER. PUNISHMENT BELONGS TO GOD. NOT TO US. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AND BE IN PEACE AS FAR AS YOU CAN AND LEAVE THE REST WITH GOD ! MAY GOD"S PEACE BE WITH YOU AND ME ALSO !!

    December 5, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. unshackled

    You moron, we have active minority of all faiths, the respect is mutual above all their regards for plurality of Hinduism as opposed to 360 degree crap. Our holy land is cleansed of your nonsense type. This proves beyond doubt we win with our pluralistic approach, you are mean and bigot no one accepts you. Check Jinnahpur, Pakthunwa, Sind, Balochistan, Punjab, that is what will be left out of you. All your so called heroes are infamous villains, check history.

    December 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bledsoe

    Lout's?

    December 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. atal

    You are replying to yourself now, the next step to insanity is arguing!

    December 5, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. unshackled

    You language indicates you are inside gutter, you overtly mention of 360 degree filth is a proof that your concept of god and his theory is filth crap. Stop your vile ways, you are insult to civilization. Probably need to categorize you as vermin born in gutter.

    December 4, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. unshackled

    You are person non grata across globe, I am enjoying my travel everywhere except your dark abyss called hinterland called Islamic Emirate of Arbiwatan.

    December 4, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      pilthy?

      December 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. unshackled

    You silly, we are not Arabs or Persians like you filth. We are proud Indians who spread knowledge, wealth across. You stole knowledge during dark ages when there was no intellectual rights. Traded our wealth, plundered it when it suited you. Not any more, will never allow that to happen. You are cornered, your only option is to become civilized or permanently banished from human race.

    December 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. unshackled

    Another Mumbai style act, and you are history. Mark my words, the over whelming response from civilized world to such stupid evil will be dealt with an absolute "CRUSHING DEFEAT" you will remember for generations. UN is watching you and India will be one of its permanent member.

    December 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      The world has seen your surrender specially in Dhaka, we all saw your tail chopped and placed on a platter. Never dare such stupidity, like kargil or Dhaka, you will thrust upon you a crushing victory. You will be remembered a loser if you still exist. Tell me one nation that supports you, none right LOL.

      December 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      What what what, let us know if you have attached duplicate tail, we will chop again. Do not forget to get a platter, you do not deserve that too. My foot watch for your existence. Afghan is the strategic pit, you will be buried soon in it.

      December 4, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      You silly wafadar arbi kutta.

      December 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • unshackled

      Kutta jab tak bhaukta hai to parvah nahi. Katne aya tho danth sab tod denge.

      December 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. unshackled

    God does not believe in narrow bigoted practice. It is the discipline enforced by humans to colonize control others in his name. Only true religion does not enforcer such rule, it will give choice based on certain framework and influenced by local condition.

    December 4, 2010 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  16. Dindy.....

    Dan in lafayette.... Beautifully written.......Now we have the Holy spirit .and it is GOD"S spirit. So we can directly deal with that indwelling spirit . No need of Idols and No one else But the spirit of God . Amen ?

    December 4, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  17. Dindy.....

    Correction..why God like..to see them getting tortured......

    December 4, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  18. Dindy.....

    God was not only tired ..of ...animal sacrifices ...(correction )

    December 4, 2010 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  19. Dindy.....

    Dan ..in ..Lafayette...What i think is God was not only tired animal sacrifices but God was so angry for human sacrifices too . When the day Jesus was crucified ....their was an eclipse...also other strange things happened( church curtains were ripped ) These signs are evidence for God"s anger for any kind of crimes. As God is the creator ..God does not want anyone to take upper hand. Animals too are God"s creation. Why God likes to see them get tortured unless someone eats it because there is no other thing to eat. God means love Dan. Passion for God is compassion to the world.!!

    December 4, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  20. unshackled

    You are the perfect example of political tool called religion used by Arabs. Be an eternal slave, do not thrust your slavery on us with your blind faith.

    December 4, 2010 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Un-educated!

      December 11, 2010 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  21. unshackled

    LOL, who is insult to humanity? Your kind or mine, this is crap, holed up in remote region your truth is nothing but spreading darkness. Only Drone can eliminate your kind. Retards like you living in darkness want to its evil force and you seems to perfectly fit that profile you loser. Pathogens and your kind like filth and darkness, stay where you are, do not puke your filth ideas onto others.

    December 4, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
  22. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Dindy... God was fed up with all the sacrifices that the Jews were doing all the time for their sins so he gave His ONLY begotten son to die on the cross for everyone's sins. This was the Holy Spirit implanted into Mary's womb for this reason.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Just an Opinion

    kill the wiki-leaks founder and soldier upset with don't ask don't tell. Sorry PFC but i didn't like morning pt or saturday drunk classes, did you see me sell my nation out, unacceptable, almost can't be mad though, it's a private, Beatle Bailey or what, idk

    December 3, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Hogsnot!

      December 3, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Just an Opinion

    You know what, I hope India kills every last Pakistani, those turds are hiding out the Army of Al Qaeda in their tribal regions. Thye are rubbing it in our noses; they beat you America. So you know what, I hope it does destroy relations with the turds. Why do I go to school with Pakistanis here in America, they don't wanna let us in, send them home, all of them, iranians too. What about the poor women about to be stoned or the two 14 year old gay boys executed for beeing gay...sad backwards region..600 yrs behind christians, reformation looks alot like sunni shiite violence of today.

    December 3, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • atal

      That's more like it! but to correct you pakistanis are the biggest leaches of them all!

      December 5, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Phonie!

      December 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • atal

      Come on Phunnie boy,if you plan to mock me here at least learn how to spell. The word is "phoney",not "phonie"!

      December 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Funny!

      December 7, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Jim_Shaefbauer

    Don't listen to Mason Mehring. Mason thinks he's a better brown noser than I am but he is not. My peers call me Jimmy Shaftbobber because I'm so great. Email me to learn my secrets jim dot schaefbauer at corelinksolutions dot com.

    December 3, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  26. Dindy.....

    Dan in Lafayette.......They communicate god directly like in the old testimony before Jesus was on earth. They do not pray in Jesus name. when Jesus said "my father' what Jesus mentioned is God. So Jesus did miracles with God"s power. Gd and Jesus communicated and worked together more than any other did. But what I dont understand is why he had to pay for what he did not play ?/? so God had Chosen him for an special mission to die on a cross?

    December 3, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  27. Dan in Lafayette, IN

    Jesus proclaimed Himself to be the Christ! He had asked His disciples who they thought He was and they said that He was the Christ and Savior that the prophets had prophecies about in the old testament in God's word, the Holy Bible! He never condemned His followers but brought thousands together and taught love, forgiveness, repentance and the only way to the Father was through Him!

    December 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Andrew Lubin

    No Daniel,I won't either as I don't give two craps about the reputation of these right-wing charlatans!

    December 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Charlatan!

      December 3, 2010 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse Cook

        Hardy,har,har,har.....

        December 3, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Ho-ho-ho!

        December 11, 2010 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Daniel-2

    I expect the broad to cry over how much "damage" WikiLeaks have done. They may have hurt the reputation of the right-wing thugs in Washington but I don't think that I'm going to cry terribly hard over it,are you?

    December 2, 2010 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lennybaby

      I won't either,Daniel. These people need to have their reputations soiled as they have no feelings for us nor any sense of decency.

      December 2, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sanity

      I keep hearing all this ring-wing thugs talk, last time I checked, we have a left-wing President and left wing Sec. of State running the show, including the war...I am not right or left, I am in the middle of most things, but come one man, make some sense.

      December 3, 2010 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Tri-Communists!

      December 3, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jesse Cook

        Hardy,har,har,har......

        December 3, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sanity

        Hey creep,Bledsoe or whoeveryou are,where do you get off calling me a Communist?!?!?! you....well since I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin's nor a Tea Partier,I won't say the word.

        December 3, 2010 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        Feel-free.

        December 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sanity

        How would you like to meet me in some dark alley somewhere,creep? I'll show you who's a Communist and we'll see who gets the last laugh!!!!!!

        December 5, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joseph McCarthy

        It appears that you called the wrong person a Communist,Phunnie boy or whoever you are. On the other hand,if that was me,I'd feel complemented.

        December 5, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        !!!!!

        December 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |