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Pakistan fooled by bogus anti-India Wikileaks cables

Pakistani media reported on the false documents as confirming beliefs about its regional arch-rival


 

Fake WikiLeaks cables containing anti-Indian propaganda fooled Pakistani newspapers, which published reports on the cables as if they were real. The purported cables contained information confirming many right-wing Pakistani views and conspiracy theories about their regional arch-rival. The fake cables notably claimed that U.S. diplomats believed former Indian Army chief General Deepak Kapoor is “an incompetent combat leader and rather a geek,” and that India was guilty of war crimes in Kashmir. Another army chief had apparently been described as “an egotist, self-obsessed, petulant and idiosyncratic general, a braggadocio and a show-off, who has been disliked (and barely tolerated) by all his subordinates.” The fake cables are believed to have been planted by Pakistani intelligence. The Guardian, which has access to all of the 250,000 leaked Wikileaks cables, said that an extensive search of the database had found nothing to match any of the claims in the Pakistani media.

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Pakistan fooled by bogus anti-India Wikileaks cables

  1. This is getting out of control…

  2. That is the sad state of Pakistan, if their president cannot be believed rest can go to….

  3. That is pakistani "intelligence" for you. Quite the oxymoron, eh!!

  4. I understand only one newspaper group carried this report. Others reported these were false. Nothing like a balanced picture being portrayed.

  5. i think this marks the beginning of a disturbing trend.

  6. Pakis hate everything what's non-islamic (Including India) and they do not need any bogus publications for that.
    Pakistan is a one big mistake, a chaotic pseudo-state teared between islamic casts killing each other. Just one of synthetic creations that should never exist.

    • That was kind of what the british were hoping for when they engineered the partition. If they were around now, they would have been thrilled at the roaring success of their plan!! Now the UK is suffering from another blunder…letting the mullahs in!! Talk about poetic karma.

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