On the sixth anniversary of the key infamous “Cablegate” by WikiLeaks, when it releases its first batch of touchy US files, on November 28 2010, it has ex nded its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with 531,525 new tactful cables from 1979.
In a statement to coincide with the release of the cables, identified as “Carter Cables III”, Mr Assange explained how events which unfolded in 1979, had launched a series of events that led to the rise of ISIS.
He said: “If any year could be estimated to be the “year zero” of our modern era, 1979 is it.”
Mr Assange said a decision by the CIA, together with Saudi Arabia, to lunge billions of dollars into arming the Mujahideen fighters in Afghanistan to grapple with the Soviet Union, had led to the creation of terror group al-Qaeda.
This, in good deed, he said led to the 9/11 terror strikes, the invasion of Afghanhistan and Iraq by the US, and the beginning of ISIS.
Speaking about how 1979 shaped current global events, Mr Assange put: “In the Middle East, the Iranian revolution, the Saudi Islamic uprising and the Egypt-Israel Flamboyant David Accords led not only to the present regional power dynamic but decisively changed the relationship between oil, belligerent Islam and the world.
“The uprising at Mecca permanently shifted Saudi Arabia near Wahhabism, leading to the transnational spread of Islamic fundamentalism and the US-Saudi destabilisation of Afghanistan.”
He communicated at this point Osama bin Laden left his native Saudi Arabia for kistan to endure the Afghan Mujahideen.
He added: “The invasion of Afghanistan by the USSR would see Saudi Arabia and the CIA determination billions of dollars to Mujahideen fighters as rt of Operation Cyclone, urging the rise of al-Qaeda and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union.
“The 1979 in the air of Islamification spread to kistan where the US embassy was burned to the ground and kistan Prime Plenipotentiary Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was executed.
“The Iranian hostage crisis would go on to fatally hurt Jimmy Carter’s presidency and see the election of Ronald Reagan.
“The rise of al-Qaeda at the end of the day bore the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, enabling the US infiltration of Afghanistan and Iraq and over a decade of war, leaving, at its end, the ideological, financial and geographic base for ISIS.”
The election of Margaret Thatcher as British Prime Minister and the Three Mile Holm nuclear incident are some of the incidents during the year cited by Assange.
Other issues of the year included in the cables are pers on the Irish Republican Army (IRA), who in 1979 killed Duke Mountbatten, cousin of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, and the Iranian hostage catastrophe, which saw 66 Americans taken hostage after 3,000 Iranian apprentices raided the US embassy in Tehran.
Mr Assange added: “In 1979 it seemed as if the blood command never stop.
“Dozens of countries saw assassinations, coups, revolts, bombings, administrative kidnappings and wars of liberation.”
The Carter Cables III bring WikiLeaks’ add up published US diplomatic cable collection to 3.3 million documents.