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The 'terrorist shopping list' - has WikiLeaks gone too far?

On Sunday, 5 December 2010, WikiLeaks published what may yet prove to be the most controversial cable yet - a list of facilities around the world that the US government considers vital to its national security. Some of WikiLeaks' media partners have balked at publishing or otherwise drawing attention to the cable
The 'terrorist shopping list' - has WikiLeaks gone too far?

Others have dubbed it a perfect shopping list for terrorists seeking to harm US interests.

The cable is a response to a request sent out by the US State Department, asking its missions abroad to list all the facilities in each country that were to be considered vital to US national security. The list is broad and encompasses plants, medical facilities, laboratories and transportation facilities around the world.

Has WikiLeaks finally gone too far?

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A proud Zulu who hails from the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Sipho Hlongwane is a self-taught journalist who now writes for The Daily Maverick ( Email him at az.oc.kcirevamyliadeht@ohpis and follow him on Twitter at @comradesipho.
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