Revolution in South Asia

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U.S. Covert Ops in Nepal? Get Ready for Wiki-Exposure!

Posted by Mike E on November 29, 2010

Who are their agents? What are their moves?

To everyone who cares about the revolution in Nepal: We may be about to get the break we have been waiting for. So far the U.S. intrigues have been hidden — barely seen. Now it may be exposed soon how the U.S. has been intriguing (with India and Nepal’s reactionary forces) to crush or coopt the Nepal Maoist revolution. Who is involved? What are their speculations? What is the extent of their involvement? What are their intrigues with Nepal’s military feudalists?

We do not yet know what will emerge — but we should prepare now to go on the offensive, and make Nepal’s revolution an issue among all the diverse forces who hate and oppose U.S. interventions and counter-insurgency.

This appeared on the AHN site.

A Wikileaks report says the documents date to 1995, with almost 1,200 tagged with PTER (Prevention of Terrorism). There are 339 with the specific tag “Maoist” or “Maoist Insurgency.””

Nepal Desperately Waiting For Wikileaks Documents

by Anil Giri – AHN News Correspondent (November 29, 2010)

Kathmandu, Nepal (AHN) – Anxiety, search and curiosity are rampant in Nepal among the political, diplomatic and media circles about the release by Wikileaks of a cache of more than 2,600 classified and non-confidential documents related to Nepal.

According to the website, the dossier has 2,278 memos sent by the U.S. Embassy in Kathmandu to the U.S. State Department. Eighty-four of those memos were labeled secret and 1,399 confidential while the remaining 795 are unclassified.

Although none of the memos on Nepal were released Sunday, the whistle-blower website said it would be releasing the embassy cables “in stages over the next few months.”

A Wikileaks report says the documents date to 1995, with almost 1,200 tagged with PTER (Prevention of Terrorism). There are 339 with the specific tag “Maoist” or “Maoist Insurgency.”

Likewise, the issue of Bhutanese refugees and trafficking were found as key words associated with Nepal.

Nepal’s UCPN (Maoist) party is still listed as a terrorist group by the United States, even though the Maoists say they have been part of the political mainstream since 2006.

“Just one of these developments would be enough to alter a country’s national identity. Taken together, they are redefining Nepal, and Nepalis are still deciding exactly what that new definition will be. How will you choose to govern yourself, to share power, to share resources? How will you address the needs and aspirations of a population strikingly different in ethnicity, language, faith, economic and social status? How will you heal the wounds of 10 years of conflict?” the U.S. ambassador to Nepal, Scott DeLisi, recently told a gathering in Kathmandu.

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From the Himalayan:

Wikileaks cache includes 2278 documents from Nepal

U.S. Embassy at Mahargunj in Kathmandu -- nest of spies, intrigue and covert ops?

“Many of the documents are unclassified, and none are marked ‘top secret’.”

KATHMANDU: After leaking a cache of confidential United States documents on international backstage diplomacy on Sunday, whistle-blower website Wikileaks is preparing to publicise hundreds of cables from the US mission in Kathmandu.

The recent Wikileaks catch includes as many as 2278 documents related to or from Nepal, all of them originating from the US Embassy in Kathmandu from February 1, 2005 to February 25, 2010.

The documents are tagged with several keywords like Government of Nepal, political parties, U.S.-Nepali relations, India relations, Tibetan refugees, Human Rights, UN, Maoist insurgency, Bhutanese refugees, and acronyms like NP, IN, PINS, PTER, CASC, PGOV, MOPS.

They are expected to be released in a few months.

However, no details about the documents are immediately availabe on the website.

The whistle-blower website had provided 2,51,287 cables–including 2,278 from the U.S. mission in Kathmandu, 3,038 from India, 3,325 from Colombo and 2,220 from Islamabad– to The The New York Times.

According to the news agencies, many of the documents are unclassified, and none are marked ‘top secret.’

The Times said that the cables are the daily message traffic between the State Department and more than 270 U.S. diplomatic outposts around the world. The newspaper said that in its reporting, it attempted to exclude information that would endanger confidential informants or compromise national security.

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