Marking the sixth anniversary of “Cablegate”, WikiLeaks released over half a million US diplomatic cables from 1979.
WikiLeaks described 1979 as “year zero” as The year saw the start of a great many political conflicts and alliances which continue to define the present world order, as well as the rise of still-important personalities and political dynasties.
The cables documented the Iran revolution, shift of Saudi Arabia towards Wahabism, Operation Cyclone- US backing of Afghan Mujahideen, transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism.
The political transition happened in the Middle East decisively changed the relation between oil, militant Islam and the world.
The Carter Cables III bring WikiLeaks’ total published US diplomatic cable collection to 3.3 million documents.
The rise of al-Qaeda also traced back to the year 1978.
Recently, Wiki Leaks has released ‘Yemen files’ which detailed the evidence of US involvement in arming, training and financing Yemeni forces.
The leak of more than 500 documents from the U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s communications covers both Hillary Clinton and John Kerry’s time as secretary of state from 2009 until March 2015, when the current conflict broke out.
The files revealed that US has provided most of the bombs and weapons for the Yemen war, which displaced around 3.15 million people.