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FI DI MAN DEM..WIKI BLOODCLAT LEAKS

DIS A DI MANDELA RELEASE TING ETC…. DERE IS NOTHING DI U.S NUH INA TO RASSCLAAT

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¶1. CONFIDENTIAL – ENTIRE TEXT.

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SUMMARY
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¶2. ATTORNEY ESSA MOOSA WHO SPOKE WITH HIM LAST WEEK,
SAYS MANDELA FULLY EXPECTS THAT ON FEBRUARY 2 DE KLERK
WILL ANNOUNCE THE UNBANNING OF THE ANC, PAC AND OTHER
ORGANIZATIONS, THE LIFTING OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY,
THE RETURN OF POLITICAL EXILES TO SOUTH AFRICA, AND THE
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RELEASE OF SEVERAL POLITICAL PRISONERS INCLUDING MANDELA
HIMSELF. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ANNOUNCEMENTS WOULD COME
SWIFTLY AFTER DE KLERK’S SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF
PARLIAMENT.

¶3. THE SAG IS CONCERNED OVER ANC RELATIONS WITH THE SACP
AND OVER THE WORKING DEFINITION OF “ONE MAN ONE VOTE,”
AMONG OTHER “WHITE FEARS” ISSUES. MANDELA HAS PASSED
DE KLERK’S “PROPOSALS” ON THESE TOPICS TO THE ANC.
THE ORGANIZATION’S ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT IS WILLING TO
NEGOTIATE EVEN WHILE APARTHEID LAWS REMAIN IN PLACE MAY
BE PART OF THE ANC’S REPLY TO THE SAG.

¶4. TENSIONS IN THE COMMUNITY HAVE BEEN SIGNIFICANTLY
REDUCED BY THE SAG’S TACTIC OF OPENING DIALOGUE AND A
COMMITMENT SHARED BY THE MDM TO REDUCE CONFRONTATIONS.
WHILE MAINLY OF BENEFIT TO THE SAG, THIS PERIOD OF CALM
COULD ALSO FAVOR THE ANC’S NEW STRATEGY OF PRAGMATISM.

¶5. RAISING THE PENDING VISIT OF JESSE JACKSON, MOOSA
EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT IT WOULD BE BAD FOR THE STRUGGLE
IF JACKSON ADVOCATED LIFTING SANCTIONS UPON HIS RETURN TO
THE US. END SUMMARY.

¶6. IN A HALF HOUR CONVERSATION WITH POLECONOFF. ESSA
MOOSA. THE WESTERN CAPE UDF’S LAWYER AND ONE OF THE
ATTORNEYS WHO MET WITH MANDELA LAST WEEK, MADE THE F0LLOW-
ING REMARKS:

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MANDELA RELEASE WILL BE ANNOUNCED FEBRUARY 2 IN PARLIAMENT
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¶7. MANDELA MADE IT QUITE CLEAR THAT HE FULLY EXPECTS
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PRESIDENT FW DE KLERK TO MAKE SEVERAL MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
IN HIS FEBRUARY 2 SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF PARLIAMENT.
DE KLERK WILL ANNOUNCE:

— THE UNBANNING OF THE ANC, PAC AND OTHER POLITICAL
– ORGANIZATIONS;

— THE END OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY;

— THE RETURN OF POLITICAL EXILES TO SOUTH AFRICA;

— THE RELEASE OF A NUMBER OF POLITICAL PRISONERS,
– INCLUDING NELSON MANDELA.

¶8. THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT ALL
THE ITEMS LISTED WILL TAKE EFFECT AS OF THE TIME OF THE
SPEECH. BUT FIRM PLANS AND A COMMITMENT TO CARRY THEM OUT
SWIFTLY WILL BE PART OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT.

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WHERE WILL MANDELA BE RELEASED?
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¶9. MOOSA SIDESTEPPED A QUESTION ABOUT WHERE MANDELA’S
HOME BASE WOULD BE UPON HIS RELEASE. HE ONLY REMARKED
THAT MANDELA CAN TELL THE SAG WHERE HE WANTS TO BE
RELEASED AND WHERE HIS FIRST PUBLIC APPEARANCE WOULD THUS
TAKE PLACE. SENTIMENTALLY, SAID MOOSA, PAARL (WHERE
MANDELA IS NOW IN PRISON) SEEMED TO APPEAL TO MANDELA.
(COMMENT: BUT POLITICALLY AND PRACTICALLY THIS MAKES
LITTLE SENSE. JOHANNESBURG SEEMS BY FAR THE MOST
SUITABLE VENUE. END COMMENT.)

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DE KLERK-ANC COMMUNICATION THROUGH MANDELA
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¶10. WHEN HE MET SEVERAL WEEKS AGO WITH MANDELA, DE KLERK
PROVIDED A SET OF PROPOSALS AND ASKED FOR THE ANC’S
RESPONSE. MANDELA HAS NOT DISCUSSED THOSE PROPOSALS
IN ANY DETAIL WITH PEOPLE HERE (AT LEAST HE DID NOT DO SO
WITH THE LAWYERS’ GROUP OF WHICH MOOSA WAS A MEMBER) BUT
HE DID TRANSMIT THEM TO ALFRED NZO AND THABO MBEKI.
MOOSA BELIEVES (PIECING TOGETHER STRAY REMARKS WHERE AND
THERE) THAT THE PROPOSALS RELATED PRINCIPALLY TO THE NEED
TO ALLAY WHITE FEARS. SPECIFICALLY, HE THINKS ONE ISSUE
WAS THE RELATIONSHIP OF THE ANC TO THE SACP (SOUTH AFRICAN
COMMUNIST PARTY) AND ANOTHER WAS THE DEFINITION OF ONE MAN
ONE VOTE.

¶11. ASIDE FROM BEING AN EFFORT TO SEIZE THE MORAL HIGH
GROUND BY PUBLICLY DEMONSTRATING FLEXIBILITY, THE ANC’S
RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT IT IS PREPARED TO NEGOTIATE
EVEN WHILE APARTHEID LAWS LIKE THE GROUP AREAS ACT REMAIN
IN PLACE MAY BE PART OF THE ORGANIZATION’S REPLY TO DE
KLERK.

¶12. MOOSA UNDERSTANDS MANDELA TO HAVE WORKED OUT A
GAME PLAN FOR “NEXT STEPS” IN A NEGOTIATION WITH DE KLERK
SO AS TO ENSURE THAT HE IS NOT RELEASED FROM PRISON
INTO A VACUUM.

¶13. MANDELA HAS TOLD VARIOUS VISITORS THAT HE HAS A GOOD
OPINION OF DE KLERK AS A SINCERE INDIVIDUAL EVEN THOUGH
HE REGARDS HIM AS STILL THE LEADER OF THE NATIONAL PARTY
AND NOT MORE THAN THAT.

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COMMITMENT ON SAG AND MDM SIDE TO REDUCE CONFRONTATION
——————————————— ———

¶14. MOOSA AGREED THAT THE ATMOSPHERE IS MUCH LESS TENSE
THAN EVEN SIX MONTHS AGO. FOR EXAMPLE, LAST YEAR THE
RETURN TO SCHOOL RESULTED IN THE USUAL ACCUSATIONS AND
PHYSICAL CONFRONTATIONS BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF
EDUCATION AND TRAINING (DET), AIDED BY THE POLICE,
AND STUDENTS SUPPORTED BY PARENTS, TEACHERS AND THE MDM.
THIS YEAR THERE IS AN EVEN WORSE CRISIS DUE TO LACK OF
SPACE IN BLACK SCHOOLS AND THE FAILURE OF OVER 100,000
STUDENTS TO PASS THEIR “MATRIC EXAMS.” YET THERE IS A NEW
SPIRIT OF DIALOGUE AT THE DET AND ACTIVISTS ARE
THEREFORE ABLE TO CHANNEL STUDENT FRUSTRATIONS IN A CON-
STRUCTIVE MANNER.

¶15. THE SAG’S NEW “TACTIC” OF ALLOWING DISSENT AND
ENGAGING IN DIALOGUE INSTEAD OF STONEWALLING “IS WORKING
FOR THEM,” MOOSA SAID. HE ACKNOWLEDGED, HOWEVER, THAT IT
COULD ALSO, IF DEALT WITH POSITIVELY, WORK FOR THE MDM
AND ANC. THOUGH AN ABSENCE OF DIRECT CONFRONTATION IS
“DEMOBILIZING FOR THE MASSES,” FEWER RAW NERVES AMONG
ACTIVISTS COULD MAKE THEM MORE AMENABLE TO THE ANC’S
INCREASINGLY PRAGMATIC STRATEGY FOR DEALING WITH THE SAG.
THAT STRATEGY, MOOSA SAID, IS NOT UNDERSTOOD BY MANY
ACTIVISTS, ESPECIALLY YOUTH, WHO FEAR A SELL-OUT OF THEIR
CAUSE. THERE REMAINS A LOT TO DO TO EXPLAIN THE VIRTUES
OF FLEXIBILITY TO THEM.

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PAC AND BC — A THORN IN THE SIDE
——————————–

¶16. MOOSA DESCRIBED THE CONFERENCE ON A DEMOCRATIC
FUTURE AS “NOT A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE IN COOPERATION.”
HE OPINED THAT THE PAC AND BC COULD TURN OUT TO BE A
REAL PROBLEM. HE EXPECTS THEM TO REMAIN ALOOF, SNIPING
AT THE ANC’S POSITIONS FROM THE SIDELINES AND STIRRING
UP YOUNG PEOPLE IN PARTICULAR.

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JESSE JACKSON VISIT
———————-

¶17. MOOSA INQUIRED ABOUT THE DATES FOR JESSE JACKSON’S
VISIT AND EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT JACKSON HAD MET WITH
THE PRESS AT SOUTH AFRICAN AMBASSADOR KOORNHOF’S
RESIDENCE. MOOSA FEARED THAT THE SAG WAS GOING TOO GOOD
A JOB OF CULTIVATING JACKSON AND THAT HE MIGHT RETURN
TO THE US AND ANNOUNCE THAT SANCTIONS SHOULD BE LIFTED.
MOOSA APPEARED TO HAVE GREATER CONFIDENCE IN KOORNHOF’S
PERSUASIVE ABILITY THAN IN THAT OF THE SACC LEADERSHIP
WHICH IS HOSTING THE JACKSON VISIT.

BAQUET

40 Responses to FI DI MAN DEM..WIKI BLOODCLAT LEAKS

  • Met says:

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  • Met says:

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  • Met says:

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  • luv trace says:

    them very wicked n outta order doh!!

  • Met says:

    a bold dem bold… mi neva know mandela ting did haffi sort out suh much before him come outa prison whey dem lock him up fi nothing…. n mr moosa was not liking jesse jackson it look like

  • simplicity says:

    mi did a tek it inn pon the news nd a shake mi head.

  • Met says:

    whey di man dem whey ina politics deh???????? mi have one yah whey mi a laugh fi post………. dem fraid a iran bad bad bad dwllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll no sah mi baddie

  • Met says:

    simply is a whole heep fi read but is a good heads up pan how di world really run…. DI US ONLY A PRETEND FI RUN TINGS DEM AINT RUNNIN SHIT

  • Met says:

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    E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/07/2017
    TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP IR AE
    SUBJECT: ABU DHABI CROWN PRINCE TALKS IRAN CONCERNS WITH
    GENERAL MOSELEY

    REF: A. ABU DHABI 97
    ¶B. ABU DHABI 145

    Classified By: Michele Sison, reasons 1.4 (B) and (D)

    ¶1. (S) Summary. Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme
    Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed
    (MbZ) Al Nahyan hosted Chief of Staff USAF General T. Michael
    Moseley on February 1, 2007. MbZ warned Moseley of the
    growing threat from Iran, stating that they (Iran) “can’t be
    allowed to have a nuclear program.” MbZ further emphasized
    that Iran’s nuclear program must be stopped “by all means
    available.” As expected, MbZ inquired about Predator B.
    Moseley informed MbZ that the question of Predator B would
    require further discussion within the interagency and with
    our MTCR partners, while Ambassador noted that the USG looked
    forward to discussion of UAE defense requirements and our
    shared security objectives in the context of the Gulf
    Security Dialogue. MbZ expressed a desire to have a missile
    defense system in place by Summer 2009, and was looking to
    add ship-based launch platforms as a part of that system. He
    also noted that the UAE had identified a location on the
    northern border at an elevation of 6,000 feet that may be
    suitable for installation of an early warning radar system.
    End Summary.

    Iran
    —-
    ¶2. (S) Stating that “we are living in a dangerous
    neighborhood,” MbZ stressed the importance of curtailing
    Iran’s nuclear program to the overall stability of the Gulf,
    the Middle East as a region, and to the world’s energy
    markets. Pointing out that a nuclear weapon with even a
    short-range delivery system puts all the critical
    infrastructure in the Gulf at risk — as well as the oil
    shipping lanes — MbZ asserted: “If Iran can increase oil
    production to more than 15 million barrels of oil per day,
    let them have nuclear power, but until they can replace (the
    Gulf’s) oil production they can’t be allowed to have a
    nuclear program.”

    ¶3. (S) MbZ told Moseley that the US should not focus too much
    on Ahmadinejad as the problem, but should focus instead on
    “the greater Iranian threat.” Calling Ahmadinejad “merely
    the driver” of a bus (nuclear program) that has been running
    for a long time in Iran, MbZ described Iran’s nuclear program
    as one that is no longer driven by personalities — but which
    has become part of the Iranian identity. Noting that even if
    Ahmadinejad or other leaders were to change, the nuclear
    program would still continue, MbZ stated: “Even a siege at
    this point will not change anything.” In answer to
    Moseley’s question what should be done, MbZ responded: “Delay
    their program — by all means available.” He added: “I am
    saying this knowing that I am putting my country at risk and
    placing myself in a dangerous spot.”

    ¶4. (S) Speaking about his fears of Iran’s growing hegemonic
    aspirations, MbZ warned the US not to underestimate the
    Iranians characterizing them as “extremely smart.” “It
    amazes me,” MbZ continued, “that the Muslim Brotherhood,
    which controls Hamas, has at its core an opposition to all
    things Shi’a, and yet they (Hamas) cooperate with Iran. That
    shows you how smart they are.” MbZ then pointed to what he
    called successful Iranian actions in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq,
    and Palestine to illustrate how Iran has managed to
    manipulate Muslim extremism in order to advance Shi’a and
    Iranian goals.

    UAV/Predator B
    ————–
    ¶5. (S) MbZ again asked about the status of the UAE request to
    acquire Predator B. GeneralMoseley informed MbZ that the
    question of Predatr B acquisition would require further
    discussionwithin the interagency and with our MTCR partners.
    MbZ nodded in understanding: “We are patient.” He then
    added: “I hope the Iranians give us time; they are aggressive
    and are moving fast.” MbZ also mentioned that there were
    several other countries offering UAVs to the UAE. Ambassador
    added that the U.S. and the other 33 MTCR members would be
    meeting in March to review the MTCR control list. Growing
    demand worldwide for unmanned aerial vehicles had led to the
    need for a general discussion of how the MTCR controls UAVs
    and cruise missiles, and the USG looked forward to further
    discussion of UAE defense requirements and our shared
    security objectives in the context of the ongoing Gulf
    Security Dialogue (GSD).

    Strategic Interests
    ——————-

    ABU DHABI 00000187 002 OF 002

    ¶6. (S) Moseley’s meeting with MbZ immediately followed a
    Raytheon/Lockheed Martin briefing of MbZ on the ongoing
    development of THAAD/PAC-3 and shared early warning systems.
    Speaking of a time frame for the first time, MbZ said he
    wants a complete missile defense system by summer 2009. MbZ
    expressed particular interest in the possibility of mounting
    PAC-3 on Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). Learning that PAC-3
    cannot yet be mounted on a seagoing platform, MbZ was pleased
    to note that SLAMRAAM has already tested successfully on a
    wide variety of platforms and could be ship-based. Sheikh
    (Major) Ahmed bin Tahnoon A-Nahyan, advisor to MbZ on
    critical infrastructure protection, took particular note of
    this fact and asked about upgrading/extending their existing
    Hawk/AMRAAM assets. When briefers noted the 32km limit of
    unelevated radar, MbZ stated that he has a location
    identified on the UAE’s northern border at an elevation of
    6000 feet that he would like contractors to come back and
    look at as a possible location for an early warning radar
    system. Also present was International Affairs Advisor to
    the Crown Prince’s Court Yousef Al-Otaiba, who is a UAE
    representative to the GSD.

    ¶7. (S) Comment: Although MbZ is increasingly talking tough on
    Iran, i.e., stop Iran “by all means possible” and “deal with
    Iran sooner rather than later” (ref A), his comments should
    also be taken in the context of strong UAE interest in
    acquiring advanced military technology and, specifically,
    MbZ’s repeated requests for Predator B (ref B). The UAEG is
    clearly nervous about any US actions that could upset their
    much larger and militarily superior neighbor. The UAE’s
    significant trade relationship with Iran–approximately $4
    billion–is another complicating factor in the relationship.
    On more than one occasion, the UAE leadership has expressed
    trepidation over the prospect of being caught in the middle
    between the US and Iran. End Comment.

    ¶8. (U) POLAD, Chief of Staff USAF, Ambassador Marcelle M.
    Wahba has approved this message.
    SISON

  • simplicity says:

    wen it cum to dem nd dem halmshouse mi just tan suh back nd read,everything dem feel the need to be inn nd wen dem inn dem only make it worse.

  • infirmedwoman2 says:

    me tell people longggg time bout d government of d world…especially usa weh ting dem fi inna everybaddy batty ole and f dem up!!!
    all i do day n night is pray for my soul becus wen war start n i dont mean d likkle ting weh a gwaan now big big ting we all gonna hav to pray real hard to survive!

  • Met says:

    fi real infirmed … mi jus put up a topic fi di philly ppl dem suh mi can tan yasso now n read n talk

  • Met says:

    dem fraid a iran and korea lakka puss

  • Met says:

    simply mi waa know how dem fraid a nuclear suh… anyting u fear a it u enemy use overpower u eno

  • infirmedwoman2 says:

    every1 know that them fraid Iran, Korea and Russia…they are the 3 big bad wolves and it nuh tek nutin fi dem wipe usa and britain r any1 else off d map!!!

  • Met says:

    dem respect hamas under di quiet??????????????? whey di man dem deh man

  • Met says:

    infirmed mi a read one nex cable yah whey clearly dem help other countries cheat n win elections fi put in who dem waa put innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • simplicity says:

    especially korea infirmed cuz dem nuh ramp wen it cums to the nuclear a dem sey wipe out…yuh notice wen ppl guh certain part a korea wen dem nuh invited dem prison dem nd kill dem nuh itching ting

  • simplicity says:

    met dem mussi a sey tank God a dis alone leak can u imagine what more dem hiding nd dat black book weh dem sey every president guh chue wat a day wen dem read out weh dem write in it

  • infirmedwoman2 says:

    me nah lie mi biggest fear is britain being attack on a large scale…every mawnin me wake up and see that im alive n nothing nuh happen to britain i thank d fada…

    i rather deh jamaica n bomb drap deh r wateva war head n me dead deh but mi wanna die on my land of birth wid frens n family….

  • Met says:

    simply one ting wid asians dem will sacrifice dem life ina di wus way fi di sake a killing…jus like some muslim

  • Met says:

    infirmed britian a fret because a wikileak dwlllllllllllll cause it a show up dem fears bad

  • simplicity says:

    met dem dont fear death dem is like a walking time bomb mi,mi knw my day a cum but mi always ask God plz lord if yuh ready fe mi mek mi sleep weh peacefully.

  • Met says:

    a dat mi pray fah simply…mek mi sleep whey… but dem will die fi dem country..NOT MIIIIIIIIIIII

  • infirmedwoman2 says:

    simplicity i tell u bit by bit a go come out…to be honest i new this was going on from longggg time from me hear how dem put d guns in jamaica so that manley nuh get prime minister….weh u tink dem do a other country…

    as for korea no1 can influence dem much less talk to dem…a dem mek d phrase WIPE OUT!!!

    i belive government fi clean up dem own yard b4 dem a try clean others…

  • Met says:

    FI DEM DEH WHEY WAA READ

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    SUBJECT: DUBAI RULER DISCUSSES IRAN AND IRAQ WITH SENATOR LIEBERMAN

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    CLASSIFIED BY: Paul R Sutphin, Consul General, Dubai, UAE.
    REASON: 1.4 (b), (d)

    1.(S) SUMMARY. Senator Joseph Lieberman met with Sheikh
    Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MbR), Vice President and Prime
    Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on 29 May. MbR voiced
    support for US policy in Iraq, but expressed strong reservations
    about the al Maliki government and its links to Iran. He called
    for new elections to produce leaders who would work for Iraq’s
    interests. He voiced suspicion of Iran’s goals in the region,
    and their claims that their nuclear program was for energy
    purposes alone. He recommended, however, that the US seek to
    contain Iran through negotiations and diplomacy. Using force, he
    said, would only help the current leadership stay in power. MbR
    also talked about his ambitions for Dubai as a regional model,
    noting “we want to be number one.” END SUMMARY

    2.(SBU) Senator Lieberman, along with the Ambassador, Consul
    General, codel staff members and ConGen staff met MbR at the
    Zabeel Palace in Dubai on 29 May. Joining MbR were Mohammad
    al-Gergawi, his principal aide and UAE Minister for Cabinet
    Affairs; Major General Dhahi Khalfan al-Tamim, Commander of the
    Dubai Police; Brigadier Mohammad al-Qemzi, Director of the Dubai
    General Department of State Security; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed
    al-Maktoum, head of Dubai Civil aviation and Emirates Airlines;
    and a number of MbR’s sons, including Sheikh Rashid bin
    Mohammad, Sheikh Mohammad’s eldest son; and Sheikh Hamdan bin
    Mohammad, Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council and Sheikh
    Mohammad’s heir apparent.

    Iraq: Any plan B?
    ——————

    3.(C) MbR restated the UAE’s support for the US in the region,
    noting “the UAE is the only country that is 100 percent with the
    US.” MbR said UAE support for the US effort remained firm, but
    asked what is “plan B” should the current US approach not
    stabilize Iraq. Senator Lieberman quoted the Chairman of the
    Joint Chiefs of Staff as saying “plan B is to make plan A work.”

    Alternative Approaches: New Elections in Iraq?
    ——————————————— –

    4.(S) Asked by the Senator for his advice on steps to move the
    situation in Iraq forward, MbR commented that he has little
    confidence in Iraqi PM al Maliki, and believes his loyalties lie
    elsewhere, i.e. Iran. MbR suggested the way ahead would be
    improved by new elections, which he believes would now yield a
    better leader who is loyal to Iraq. Senator Lieberman noted he
    thought that al Maliki and his allies would oppose new elections.

    The Problem of Al-Sadr
    ———————-

    5.(S) MbR said that at the moment Muqtada al-Sadr is the single
    most powerful person in Iraq; the US should act against him,
    i.e. arrest and imprison him. Asked if new elections might not
    yield a al-Sadr victory, MbR made clear he thought Sunnis would
    now turn out in large numbers and that al-Sadr would not be able
    to win – were the election fair. (Comment: Reflecting
    commonly-held thinking by UAE seniors, he clearly implied that
    al-Maliki had been elected through rigging in the last Iraqi
    vote. End comment.)

    Progress in Anbar Province: Look to the Tribes
    ——————————————— –

    6.(C) Commenting on the improved security situation in western
    Iraq, MbR voiced strong support for closer cooperation with the
    tribal sheikhs. As has been proven, if the tribal leaders can
    be co-opted to work with the US, they have the ability to defeat
    or suppress Al-Qaeda. He stressed the importance of working
    with the tribes without regard to their being Sunni or Shia.

    Sheikh Mohammad on Iran
    ———————–

    7.(C) Senator Lieberman asked MbR for his views on Iran and US
    policies vis-`-vis Iran. MbR stated Iran is a large country
    with great ambitions, a historic sense of its importance, and a
    desire to dominate the region culturally and politically. Iran
    has a long-term strategy for the region, and would like to
    recreate the Persian Empire and spread Shi’a Islam throughout
    area. Rehearsing themes often heard by US senior visitors, MbR
    said Iran “can make trouble throughout the region” if it is

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    provoked. While he suggested that Iran is the cause of the
    deteriorating situations in Afghanistan and Iraq, he also noted
    that Iran could make the situation in Afghanistan, for example,
    “explode” should chose to do so.

    Iran Promises a Peaceful Nuclear Program
    —————————————-

    8.(C) MbR told the Senator that the UAE does not want Iran to
    acquire nuclear weapons. He said that during the recent visit of
    Iranian President Ahmadinejad to the UAE that the Iranians had
    promised their nuclear program is only to help meet domestic
    energy needs — quipping “how much can we believe what the
    Iranians say is another question.” MbR seemed perplexed about
    the work of the IAEA inspectors and believed that they could
    provide an objective view of the program. Senator Lieberman
    reminded MbR that Iran has blocked the inspectors and they have
    only been able to conclude that Iran will have the capacity to
    produce enriched uranium on a sufficient scale to either
    generate power or create a nuclear weapon within the next three
    to eight years.

    Negotiations – the Best Course of Action
    —————————————-

    9.(C) MbR and the Senator briefly discussed the recent meeting
    in Baghdad between the US and Iran. MbR saw this as a very
    positive move, recommending negotiations as the best way forward
    with Iran. He said that threatening Iran encourages the Iranian
    leaders to be defiant. Iranians are proud and the current
    extremist leadership would not only endure, but benefit from an
    attack by the US. Such attacks would ensure the continuing power
    of the current government (note: presumable by rallying all
    Iranians behind it in the face of a foreign enemy).

    10.(C) Senator Lieberman commented would maintain the stick even
    while it considered the carrot, and that the two carrier battle
    groups now in the Gulf were sending a message to Iran. MbR
    responded that everyone in the region knows the US is powerful
    and can fight two wars simultaneously. He said that part of the
    problem “is the way you (the US) talk.” After making a demand,
    “you (the US) should take two steps back before your next
    action.” Everyone in the region needs to avoid the dangerous
    cycle of action and reaction. The Israeli-Palestinian problem
    has worsened because actions are followed immediately by
    reactions without thought.

    11.(S) Brigadier Mohammad al-Qemzi, who heads State Security in
    Dubai added that the Iranians are traditionally great game
    players. He said that the US should play the game of
    negotiation and diplomacy (to contain Iran) rather than engaging
    in hostilities. Al-Qemzi recommended working for the longer
    term, and believes that there will be a cultural and leadership
    change in Iran — over time, Iran would change for the better.

    UAE Support for Counter Proliferation
    ————————————-

    12.(S) MbR reiterated the UAE’s continued support of the US’
    counter proliferation efforts in the region. Brigadier al-Qemzi
    added that the previous day and in the previous week the UAE had
    stopped Iranian vessels at US request suspected of carrying
    goods proscribed by the UN sanctions regime. The UAE, he said,
    would continue to work with us to stringently enforce UN
    sanctions.

    Dubai, the Region, and Transformation via Education
    ——————————————— ——

    13.(C) Noting Dubai appeared to be a model of tolerance and
    opportunity for the region, Senator Lieberman asked MbR to talk
    about his goals for the emirate. MbR said bluntly “we want to be
    number one.” But, he said that Dubai has only taken the first
    step on a journey of 1000 miles. He said that if Dubai plays it
    right, the whole region can develop like Dubai.

    14.(SBU) MbR indicated that Dubai has succeeded because it is a
    place where all people can enjoy health, wealth, security, and
    the opportunity to succeed. Commenting on his recent
    announcement at the World Economic Forum in Jordan of a new $10
    billion Mohammed Bin Rashid Foundation for education and job
    creation (septel), he said “God gave us wealth and we must give
    it back to the people in the region.” MbR sees Dubai as the
    leading city of a wide region and he commented “I am serving 1.5
    billion [people] in the region.” MbR underscored that education
    is the key to regional modernization and moderation. In Dubai,
    he noted, “we are trying to teach people how to fish and not
    just giving a fish to our neighbor.”

    DUBAI 00000355 003.2 OF 003

    15 (SBU) He also called for more US universities in Dubai, and
    asked for Senator Lieberman’s help in resurrecting the
    possibility of the University of Connecticut building a sizeable
    campus here (note: this deal was put on hold by UCONN leadership
    after Connecticut state legislators and others objected to the
    UAE regulation which prevents the entry of Israeli passport
    holders).

    16.(U) Senator Lieberman has cleared this cable.
    SUTPHIN

  • infirmedwoman2 says:

    we betta prepare for the worst to come..i have been i gonna pray tonight for all souls that we may go to heaven :-)…big big fall out to come!!!

  • Met says:

    infirmed dem nuh have no kinda control nuh whey lmaooooooooooooooooo dem a blame iran fi iraq n afganistan… a cyaa manageee

  • Met says:

    I was hoping for something bout di dudus ting a hope dem drap sumting wid it in deh mek di whole a wi tun ova yah

  • simplicity says:

    met mi aguh read dat weh yuh just put up top but as yuh sey bout dudus mi sey ppl aguh shit up nd piss wen him start talk mi waan hear weh really a gwan.

  • met there are over 1200 cables for Jamaica but they haven’t released them yet..as soon as I find them will send to your email

  • Met says:

    mi deh pan tap a di site mi nah miss a beat but if u get to dem before meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee memba mi wid a swiftnisss

  • Met says:

    DIS IS WID NOREGA…. INTERESTING BADD

    P 131914Z DEC 89
    FM AMEMBASSY PANAMA
    TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7213
    INFO SECDEF WASHDC
    DIA WASHDC
    USIA WASHDC 8090
    USCINCSO QUARRY HTS PM
    PANCANAL COMM
    USLO CARIBBEAN
    AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
    AMEMBASSY CARACAS
    AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
    AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
    AMEMBASSY PARIS
    AMEMBASSY ROME
    AMEMBASSY MADRID
    AMEMBASSY BONNS E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 PANAMA 08545

    E.O.12356: DECL:OADR
    TAGS: PGOV PREL PM US
    SUBJECT: PANAMANIANS HOPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL COUP
    — NORIEGA PLANS FOR A NEW YEAR IN POWER

    ¶1. SECRET – ENTIRE TEXT.

    ——————————–
    SUMMARY
    ——————————–
    ¶2. THROUGHOUT 1989, RAPIDLY UNFOLDING POLITICAL
    DEVELOPMENTS HELD OUT HOPE TO MANY PANAMANIANS FOR
    A RESOLUTION TO PANAMA’S POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC
    CRISIS: THE ELECTION OF MAY 7, THE SUBSEQUENT OAS
    NEGOTIATIONS, THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEADLINE OF
    SEPTEMBER 1, THE COUP ATTEMPT OF OCTOBER 3, AND
    THE TREATY DEADLINE OF JANUARY 1, 1990.
    PROJECTING INTO THE FIRST HALF OF 1990, NO SUCH
    HOPEFUL EVENTS AND DATES ARE READILY APPARENT.
    THE OPPOSITION’S MAIN OBJECTIVE WILL BE TO SURVIVE
    POLITICALLY, ECONOMICALLY, AND LITERALLY UNTIL THE
    NEXT COUP. NORIEGA WILL HAVE TO TRY AND
    CONSOLIDATE HIS CONTROL OVER THE PANAMA DEFENSE
    FORCES (FDP) AND AVOID ANOTHER UPRISING.

    ¶3. PRESSURES ON NORIEGA HAVE INCREASED ACROSS THE
    BOARD, BUT HE SEEMS TO HAVE DETERMINED THAT HE CAN
    MANAGE THEM. DESPITE NEW U.S. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS,
    THE MOST PRECIPITOUS ECONOMIC DROP IS OVER FOR
    NOW, FOLLOWING A TWO-YEAR, 25 PERCENT DROP IN
    GDP. INTERNATIONAL ISOLATION REMAINS AN IRRITANT
    TO THE REGIME, BUT IT IS NOT A SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR
    NORIEGA’S STABILITY. U.S. ACTIONS, FROM THE
    APPOINTMENT OF AN ACTING CANAL ADMINISTRATOR TO
    RUMORED COVERT PLANS AGAINST NORIEGA AS WELL AS
    NEW ECONOMIC SANCTIONS, ALLOW NORIEGA TO BEAT THE
    NATIONALISTIC DRUM AND MAKE IT APPEAR AS IF
    DOMESTIC SUPPORT FOR HIM IS GROWING.

    ¶4. NORIEGA’S WEAKEST POINT REMAINS HIS OWN
    INSTITUTION. WHISPERS THAT “THE OCTOBER 3 COUP IS
    NOT OVER” CONTINUE AND NORIEGA CONTINUES TO HOLD
    ON MAINLY BY BRUTAL REPRESSION OF ANY POTENTIAL
    NEW INSIDE OPPONENTS. WHEN ANOTHER ACTION TO
    REMOVE NORIEGA WILL TAKE PLACE IS UNCERTAIN, BUT
    WAITING FOR THAT POSSIBILITY IS THE MAIN PROSPECT
    FOR PANAMA IN 1990. END SUMMARY.

    —————————————
    THE CRISIS GRINDS ON
    —————————————
    ¶5. THE PANAMA CRISIS CONTINUES TO GRIND ON WITH
    NO CLEAR END IN SIGHT. NORIEGA TENACIOUSLY HOLDS
    ON TO POWER, INTIMIDATING HIS OPPONENTS AND FIRING
    UP HIS SUPPORTERS WITH SLOGANS CALLING FOR
    RETRIBUTION AGAINST “PANAMANIAN TRAITORS AND THEIR
    U.S. MASTERS,” SHOULD ANYTHING HAPPEN TO HIM.
    NORIEGA IS WEAKER THAN HE WAS AT THIS TIME LAST
    YEAR, BUT THE IMPACT OF THE CURRENT SET OF
    PRESSURES HAVE SO FAR FAILED TO EJECT HIM FROM
    OFFICE.

    ¶6. NEVERTHELESS, RECENT PRESS REPORTS OF AN
    ALLEGED U.S. COVERT ACTION PLAN AGAINST NORIEGA
    HAVE ONCE AGAIN RAISED HOPES OF SOME PANAMANIANS
    THAT THIS MAY BE THE BEGINNING OF HIS END.
    NORIEGA HIMSELF IS APPARENTLY ATTACHING SOME
    CREDIBILITY TO THE PRESS REPORTS. HE HAS REACTED
    NERVOUSLY BY STEPPING UP HARASSMENT OF THE
    OPPOSITION AND INCREASING THE SIZE, TRAINING,
    ACTIVITY, AND ARMAMENT OF HIS “DIGNITY
    BATTALIONS.” THE OPPOSITION LEADERSHIP IS
    CONCERNED OVER THE NEW “EYE FOR AN EYE”
    PARA-MILITARY CAMPAIGN, WHICH NORIEGA HAS USED TO
    REMIND THE OPPOSITION OF ITS VULNERABILITY.

    —————————————
    REGIME POLITICAL ACTIVITY
    —————————————
    ¶7. THE RODRIGUEZ ADMINISTRATION, UNSURPRISINGLY,
    REMAINS INEFFECTUAL, BUT CONTINUES TO LIMP ALONG.
    REGIME SOURCES INDICATE WITH SOME DEGREE OF
    CERTITUDE THAT NORIEGA IS UNHAPPY WITH HIS
    CIVILIAN PUPPETS, THAT HE MAY EVEN FIRE RODRIGUEZ,
    AND PLANS TO TAKE OVER THE FORMAL REIGNS OF
    GOVERNMENT SOON. THE ASSEMBLY OF 510 LOCAL
    DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVES (ANRC) CONFIRMED HIM AS
    ”NATIONAL COORDINATOR” ON NOVEMBER 22. THIS
    BRINGS HIM ONE STEP CLOSER TO BEING NAMED “HEAD OF
    GOVERNMENT”, WHICH HE AND OTHERS AROUND HIM HAVE
    HINTED AT FOR SOME TIME.

    ¶8. MANY VIEW THIS NORIEGA MOVE AS THE FINAL STEP
    TOWARD A TOTALITARIAN REGIME AND FURTHER SEVERE
    REPRESSION. SOME SEE THIS AS A PENDING NORIEGA
    MISTAKE. AS “HEAD OF GOVERNMENT”, HE WOULD HAVE
    TO BEAR FULL OFFICIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR REGIME
    ACTIONS. AT THE SAME TIME, BY INTRODUCING A NEW
    ELEMENT — HIS GOVERNMENTAL ROLE — INTO THE STALE
    POLITICAL SITUATION, NORIEGA MAY BE ABLE TO USE
    HIS USUAL MIXTURE OF OBFUSCATION AND INTIMIDATION
    TO BUY HIMSELF MORE TIME AND POLITICAL BREATHING
    SPACE.

    ——————————————
    THE OPPOSITION
    ——————————————
    ¶9. NORIEGA’S MOST RECENT PARA-MILITARY SHOW OF
    FORCE FURTHER CONVINCED THE OPPOSITION THAT
    POLITICAL ACTION WILL RESULT ONLY IN GREATER
    REGIME BRUTALITY AGAINST THEM, NOT NORIEGA’S
    DEPARTURE. THE OPPOSITION LEADERSHIP QUIETLY
    HOPES THAT CLANDESTINE (AND OTHER) U.S. ACTION,
    POSSIBLY COUPLED WITH ANOTHER COUP WILL REMOVE
    NORIEGA. THE LEADERS SEE THEMSELVES PLAYING A
    ROLE IN THE NEXT COUP ATTEMPT AND THEIR CURRENT
    PREPARATIONS ARE FOCUSED ON BEING ABLE TO MOVE IN
    TO FILL THE GOVERNMENT VACUUM IF THE NEXT EFFORT
    SHOULD SUCCEED. THE CIVILIAN OPPOSITION
    RECOGNIZES THE POLITICAL REALITY THAT THE MILITARY
    IS THE MAIN POLITICAL FORCE IN PANAMA.

    ¶10. AS THE MEMORY — AND TO SOME EXTENT THE
    LEGITIMACY — OF THE MAY ELECTION RECEDES, THE
    PRESSURE ON THE LEADERSHIP FROM WITHIN THE
    OPPOSITION RANKS “TO DO SOMETHING” TO MAINTAIN
    POLITICAL LEGITIMACY IS GROWING, HOWEVER.
    OPPOSITION ABILITY TO CULTIVATE POLITICAL SUPPORT
    AND TRUST IN THE ADOC LEADERSHIP ARE HAMPERED BY
    EFFECTIVE NORIEGA INTIMIDATION AT THE GRASS ROOTS
    LEVEL. MEANWHILE, U.S. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS ARE
    CONTINUING TO HURT AND NEW MEASURES ARE
    UNPOPULAR. THE OPPOSITION LEADERSHIP FEARS THAT
    MANY PANAMANIANS — INCLUDING THEIR FOLLOWERS —
    WILL INCREASINGLY DEMAND THAT THE AMERICANS GET
    OFF THEIR BACKS, IF NORIEGA WON’T.

    ¶11. PANAMA’S OPPOSITION AND PANAMANIANS IN
    GENERAL RAN UP MANY SHORT TERM HILLS IN 1989 –
    WITH THE END ALWAYS JUST OVER THE HORIZON. MAY
    ELECTIONS, THE OAS NEGOTIATIONS, SEPTEMBER 1,
    OCTOBER 3, AND NOW JANUARY 1, 1990 HAVE ALL TOO
    EASILY BEEN ACCEPTED AS TARGETS FOR WHEN THE
    PANAMA CRISIS WOULD “HAVE TO” BE SOLVED. ALREADY
    ADOC LEADER GUILLERMO “BILLY” FORD IS TALKING OF
    FEBRUARY 25 (NICARAGUAN ELECTION DAY) AS A DATE
    BEFORE WHICH NORIEGA MUST FALL IF THE U.S. DOES
    NOT WISH TO HAVE THE PRECEDENT OF AN ANNULLED
    ELECTION REPEATED IN NICARAGUA . OVERALL,
    HOWEVER, THE OPPOSITION HAS LITTLE ENERGY LEFT TO
    CHARGE UP ANOTHER HILL UNLESS CONVINCED IT IS THE
    LAST ONE. ONLY ANOTHER COUP HOLDS OUT SUCH A
    PROMISE, BUT THE OPPOSITION IS NOT ABLE TO
    INFLUENCE THAT TO ANY SIGNIFICANT DEGREE.

    —————————————
    THE NEXT COUP ATTEMPT
    —————————————
    ¶12. THE MOST (AND MAYBE ONLY) HOPEFUL SIGN FOR
    NORIEGA’S OPPONENTS IN 1990 IS THAT TROUBLES
    INSIDE THE FDP ARE WORSE THAN THEY HAVE EVER
    BEEN. REASSIGNMENTS AND PROMOTIONS FLOWING FROM
    THE POST-COUP PURGE ARE JUST NOW BEING MADE —
    MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AFTER THE EVENT. MANY OF THE
    MORE “PROFESSIONAL” FDP OFFICERS AND NCO’S WERE
    KILLED, TORTURED, OR DISMISSED AFTER OCTOBER 3.
    THE SUCCESSOR CROP OF TRUE BELIEVERS HAS NEITHER
    THE EXPERIENCE, TRAINING OR INTELLIGENCE TO FILL
    THE SHOES OF THEIR PREDECESSORS. NORIEGA HAS HAD
    TO RELY MAINLY ON HIMSELF OR THE SUPPORT OF THIS
    SMALL CLIQUE OF LOYALISTS SINCE THE COUP ATTEMPT.
    HIS INCREASED USE OF DIGNITY BATTALIONS IS ALSO
    WEARING ON THE CAREER SOLDIERS. WHAT LITTLE
    MILITARY PRIDE THEY HAVE LEFT HAS BEEN INJURED BY
    THE ACTIVITIES OF THIS PARA-MILITARY RABBLE WHICH
    THEY FEAR WILL GET OUT OF CONTROL AND ULTIMATELY
    HURT THE INSTITUTION. WITH THE DIGNITY BATTALIONS
    AND OTHER IRREGULARS OVER 2000 IN NUMBER THE IMAGE
    OF A COMPETING PARA-MILITARY FORCE IS BEGINNING TO
    ARISE.

    ¶13. DISCONTENT AND FEELINGS OF REVENGE CONTINUE
    TO FESTER INSIDE THE FDP AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS
    REPORTS THAT THERE ARE “INDIVIDUALS” WHO ARE
    PREPARED TO ACT ON THESE EMOTIONS. ONE REGIME
    INSIDER RECENTLY CLAIMED THAT NORIEGA’S NOMINAL
    NUMBER 2, COLONEL MARCO JUSTINES, IS HIMSELF
    LOOKING FOR WAYS TO INCH OUT HIS BOSS. MEANWHILE,
    NOTORIOUS CIVILIAN SUPPORTERS OF NORIEGA, SUCH AS
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXX(STRICTLY PROTECT),
    ARE ALREADY LOOKING BEYOND NORIEGA’S DEPARTURE IN
    ADVOCATING WITH EMBOFFS AN OPPOSITION DECLARATION
    OF AMNESTY FOR REGIME SUPPORTERS. SOURCES NOW
    INDICATE THAT NORIEGA SUSPECTS ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO
    UNSEAT HIM AS EARLY AS DECEMBER 15.

    ——————————————
    THE STATUS OF “UNRELENTING PRESSURES”
    ——————————————

    INTERNATIONAL
    ————-
    ¶14. THE RECENT RESOLUTION OF THE OASGA CONFIRMED
    NORIEGA’S ISOLATION IN THE HEMISPHERE, BUT WAS MET
    WITH ONLY FLEETING INTEREST IN PANAMA. THE FDP’S
    DISINVITATION TO THE RECENT CONFERENCE OF THE
    AMERICAN ARMIES IN GUATEMALA WAS POTENTIALLY A
    MORE SERIOUS BLOW TO FDP MORALE, BUT THIS COLD
    SHOULDER FROM THEIR LATIN COLLEAGUES PASSED
    LARGELY UNNOTICED BECAUSE OF NORIEGA’S ABSOLUTE
    CONTROL OF INFORMATION INSIDE AND OUTSIDE HIS
    INSTITUTION.

    ¶15. AMBASSADORS OF MOST NATIONS REMAIN OUTSIDE
    PANAMA, EITHER ON VACATION OR CONSULTATIONS, BUT
    LOCAL DIPLOMATIC ISOLATION MAY BE IN DANGER. THE
    FRENCH AMBASSADOR RECENTLY RETURNED FROM HIS
    ”VACATION” TO REJOIN HIS ITALIAN AND SPANISH
    COLLEAGUES WHO NEVER LEFT. SEVERAL AMBASSADORS
    AND MILITARY ATTACHES (E.G. MEXICO) MAY VISIT
    THEIR FAMILIES WHICH ARE RESIDING HERE AT
    CHRISTMAS. NORIEGA IS MAKING ALL HE CAN OUT OF
    CONTACTS WITH THE USSR, THE PRC, LIBYA, CUBA,
    NICARAGUA, AND EVEN U.S. ANTI-ESTABLISHMENT
    GROUPS. HE WILL ALSO SEEK TO CONJURE UP SOME
    LIMITED LEGITIMACY IN HIS PLEA FOR LATIN
    SOLIDARITY OVER THE CANAL ADMINISTRATOR ISSUE.

    ECONOMIC
    ——–
    ¶16. THE REGIME CONTINUES TO HAVE CASH FLOW
    PROBLEMS, BUT THE ECONOMIC DOWNWARD SPIRAL HAS
    LEVELED OFF FOR NOW. NORIEGA IS ABLE TO COMBAT
    THE WORST DISRUPTIONS BY SALARY ADJUSTMENTS AND
    CONTINUED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYMENT OF LOYALISTS.
    UNEMPLOYMENT OVERALL IS ON THE RISE, BUT ONE OF
    THE “PILLARS” OF THE PANAMANIAN SERVICE ECONOMY —
    THE COLON FREE ZONE — IS HAVING RECORD SALES AND
    PROVIDES SOMEWHAT INCREASING EMPLOYMENT IN THE
    POLITICALLY VOLATILE COLON AREA.

    ¶17. MEANWHILE, PARA-MILITARY DIGNITY BATTALIONS
    ARE ENLISTING OR SCARING THE UNEMPLOYED.
    BUSINESSMEN, HURT BY NORIEGA AND U.S. SANCTIONS,
    ARE INCREASINGLY MORE LIKELY TO MOVE TOWARD
    ACCOMMODATION WITH NORIEGA. MANY FEEL THEY HAVE
    TO GIVE PRIORITY TO BEING ABLE TO STAY IN BUSINESS.

    U.S. PRESSURES
    ————–
    ¶18. FURTHER U.S. ECONOMIC SANCTIONS HEIGHTEN THE
    SENSE OF CRISIS IN PANAMA, CREATING THE PARADOX OF
    REGIME-OPPOSITION-CHURCH AGREEMENT IN OPPOSING
    THEM. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE U.S. PORT BAN FOR
    PANAMANIAN FLAGGED VESSELS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF
    A TEMPORARY CANAL ADMINISTRATOR CREATE NEW
    PROBLEMS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR NORIEGA. BANNING
    PANAMANIAN FLAGGED VESSELS FROM THE U.S. WILL ROB
    NORIEGA AND HIS CRONIES OF A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT
    OF INCOME. SOME OF THE LATTER MAY EVEN JUMP SHIP
    AND TURN ON HIM. BUT IN THE END RESULT, MANY MORE
    MAY REALIZE THAT IT WAS THEY WHO DEPENDED ON HIM,
    NOT HE ON THEM.

    ¶19. THE CANAL ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTMENT OFFERS
    NORIEGA SOME ADDITIONAL NATIONALISTIC PEGS TO
    SUPPORT HIS SEARCH FOR DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL
    SUPPORT. BLOWING THE TREATY VIOLATION AND
    NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY WHISTLE MAY WELL GAIN HIM
    SOME SUPPORT. PLAYED WELL, HE MAY AGAIN BE ABLE
    TO DO WHAT HE DOES BEST: BUY TIME.

    ———————————————
    THE FUTURE OF THE PANAMA CRISIS
    ———————————————
    ¶20. DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN OPPOSITION TO NORIEGA IS
    SHOWING SIGNS OF FATIGUE. FOREIGN ATTENTION IN
    PARTICULAR IS DISTRACTED BY MUCH HIGHER PROFILE
    REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL EVENTS, FROM EL
    SALVADOR TO BERLIN. OF COURSE, NORIEGA TOO IS
    TIRING, EXEMPLIFIED IN HIS SLOWNESS IN SETTLING
    THE TURMOIL INSIDE HIS OWN INSTITUTION. BUT HE IS
    A MASTER OF SURVIVAL AND ABLE TO BUILD ON THE
    FATIGUE OF OTHERS. RENEWED NOISES IN RECENT
    REGIME PRONOUNCEMENTS OF A WILLINGNESS TO “TALK”
    ARE A CLASSIC MANIFESTATION OF TRIED AND TRUE
    NORIEGA TIME-BUYING TACTICS.

    ¶21. THE POLITICAL TENSION IN PANAMA, INCREASED BY
    RECENT PRESS REVELATIONS AND U.S. SANCTIONS
    ANNOUNCEMENTS, WILL LIKELY EBB IN EARLY 1990,
    ABSENT SOME MAJOR EVENT. NORIEGA IS SHOWING NO
    SIGNS THAT HE HAS ANY INTENTION OF LEAVING
    VOLUNTARILY. GIVEN BROAD POLITICAL REALITIES IN
    THIS COUNTRY, THE ONLY HOPE FOR A FIRST STEP IN
    CRISIS RESOLUTION IS ANOTHER COUP. WAITING FOR
    THAT TO HAPPEN IS THE MAIN POLITICAL PROSPECT FOR
    PANAMA IN 1990.

    BUSHNELL

  • Cindy Royal says:

    US law enforcement is now looking for the wikileaks guy to arrest him. My thing is this, what he has exposed are all factual information, no fabricated info, so what are they going to arrest him for? Are they saying he somehow hacked their system & got the info? Then I could understand. But if someone in their system gave him the info then what? Shouldn’t they be looking for that person too? Also what about their laws on access to public information, wouldn’t they be breaching it for trying to censor this guy with imprisonment? Whole heap of questions, but one thing is clear, dem damn shame bout di tings weh dem did a gwan wid (an still a gwan wid), dats y dem wah shut up di man.

  • Cindy Royal says:

    Met, weh di cable dem deh bout Mr. Coke? lol Now dem deh might be interesting.

  • Met says:

    cindy not a look nothing… dem know where di man is…..

  • SWEET says:

    FINALLY DEM KETCH UP WID SOME A DI NASSYNESS WHEY MERIKA A PARTICIPATE INNA… POOR HILLARY COS NOW SHE HAFFI TRY FI PLACATE SOME VERY ANGRY NATIONS WORLD WIDE… THIS COUNTRY THINK IT HAS THE MORAL RIGHT TO POLICE THE WORLD AND INTERFERE IN OTHER COUNTRIES POLITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE… MAKING SURE FRIENDS OF AMERICA HAVE BEEN ELECTED ETC ETC… DEM FI LOW DI YOUTH. IF DEM ARREST HIM FI TREASON THEY DEM NEED FI ARREST CHANEY FOR OUTTING VALERIE PLAIN AS A COVERT CIA OPERATIVE OUTTING HER COULD HAVE CAUSED HER TO LOSE HER LIFE … PEOPLE FINALLY A SEE DI HYPOCRACY… ABOUT DAMN TIME…

  • Met says:

    sweet mi a go put up a fresh leak mi jus nuh figa out which one yet… dem gwaan bad all one muslim whey dem look up fi terrorism whey him have di mind of a 12 yr old di u.s ina prablem yah now

  • infirmedwoman2 says:

    people know dem a hypocrit long time but had no proof tell dem yah let go….

    usa not interested in u unless dem have something to gain!!! …dem a 1 big ass bully…i just feel sorry for my frens, family n innocent people dat live dere…becuz d wipe out massive ago lick deh!!!

  • Cindy Royal says:

    Not a poor Hilary nutten Sweet. According to wikileaks shi instruct US diplomats fi act as spy inna di UN, which is against di international agreement weh seh nuhbady nuffi come inna di UN come try spy pan nuh odda country.

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