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- proper n. Around 251,287 US embassy, consulate documents were leaked to the public on November 28 2010 in the website wikileaks.
- proper n. US Diplomatic spying scandal.
Before the uprisings that continue to shake the established power structure of the Arabic world, Clinton's speech would have been considered nearly wholly in response to the issue of Wikileaks and "Cablegate," where thousands of diplomatic cables were exfiltrated from the State Department and distributed into hundreds of servers.
Though the Obama administration had been bracing for the "Cablegate" release since last week, MSNBC reports many of the potentially offended countries such as France remain "very much in solidarity with the American administration," according to French government spokesman Francois Baroin.
Though WikiLeaks'unprecedented release of U.S. classified documents has proved embarrassing both to U.S. leaders and their foreign counterparts, the diplomatic reaction to "Cablegate" has largely been one of sympathy with the Obama administration.
See how many world leaders and nations responded to "Cablegate" here:
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