WikiLeaks: U.S. Gathers Humint from Iranian Truckers in Turkmenistan
The Wikileaks site has been down, after Amazon, invoking its Terms of Service, decided to withdraw server support. Various volunteers have been gradually putting up mirror sites of the cables, said to number more than 250,000, and two more cables have appeared allegedly from the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat on a mirror site.
As we have noted, the U.S. has been using Turkmenistan, itself a closed society, as a listening post on the even more closed society of Iran.
An alleged cable dated January 10, 2010 and signed by charge Sylvia Reed Curran describes how the humint is gathered.
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