- 3 million documents set to go online
- U.S. diplomats face being kicked out of countries in backlash
- Corrupt politicians expected to be named and shamed
- Bombshell leak thought to include U.S. assessments of Gordon Brown
- Secret talks on return of Lockerbie bomber to Libya may also be leaked
- Allegations ‘include U.S. backing of Kurdish terrorists’
World leaders were warned last night by America that damaging secrets about their nations were about to be laid bare.
The documents include highly damaging and embarrassing communiques from U.S. embassies around the world, especially from London – revealing the truth behind the so-called ‘special relationship’ between the U.K. and the U.S.
The U.S. ambassador to London made an unprecedented personal visit to Downing Street to warn that whistleblower website WikiLeaks was about to publish secret assessments of what Washington really thinks of Britain.
The website is on the verge of revealing almost three million documents, including thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables sent to Washington from the American embassy in London.
The bombshell leak is thought to include U.S. assessments of former British prime minister Gordon Brown’s personality and his prospects of winning the General Election, and secret discussions on the return of the Lockerbie bomber to Libya.
Assessments of current Prime Minister David Cameron’s election chances and his private assurances to U.S. officials may also be included, Government sources believe.
They fear they will emerge on Sunday in co-ordinated releases in newspapers in Britain, Germany and America.
The British government is so worried that last night it issued a D-Notice, warning that publishing the secrets could compromise national security.
The website has previously released secret details of allied military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Revelations of American brutality in Iraq and Afghanistan created shockwaves, made WikiLeaks notorious and led to its founder Julian Assange – an Australian-born computer hacker – being vilified by governments around the world. He is now wanted for alleged rape in Sweden.
In total, around 2.7million confidential messages between the U.S. government and its embassies around the world are to be released.