U.S. Sends Warning to People Named in Cable Leaks
By MARK LANDLER and SCOTT SHANE, New York Times
"WASHINGTON — The State Department is warning hundreds of human rights activists, foreign government officials and businesspeople identified in leaked diplomatic cables of potential threats to their safety and has moved a handful of them to safer locations, administration officials said Thursday.
The operation, which involves a team of 30 in Washington and embassies from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, reflects the administration’s fear that the disclosure of cables obtained by the organization WikiLeaks has damaged American interests by exposing foreigners who supply valuable information to the United States. ..." :
Comment: I wonder how the State Department is going about "warning" these people. By "warning" them -- and thereby, conceivably, attracting the attention of unfriendly/hostile groups/governments -- is the Department putting such "confidential" sources in even greater danger than before the WikiLeaks?