Mohammad Jamil WikiLeaks released US diplomatic cables mostly about leaders of Muslim countries, and this smacks of a sinister design to create rift and tensions between them. However, in the process, America is likely to suffer, as no one will now talk to its ambassadors in a candid and frank manner. Of course, leaders of various countries also stand exposed, as they have been saying things to curry favour with America, and talking to its ambassadors, as if they were members of their family. Indeed, our leaders, past and present, tried to secure their position with Americas support. Though it depends on the reliability of the diplomat whether he or she passed on the information to their Foreign Office exactly what was said, or gives a spin while sending the text of discussion with the local leaders. WikiLeaks was to release about a quarter-million confidential American diplomatic cables, most of them sent during the last three years, which the website christened as Cablegate. But reportedly, the website has been hacked, and now the 'messages are being released to the media in piecemeal. The latest release of a secret diplomatic cable stated that President Asif Ali Zardari sought a pledge from the United Arab Emirates to allow his family long-term refuge - as they did for his late wife - if he died or was killed. Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto had spent part of her eight-year self-exile in Dubai before being killed in a suicide blast in 2007 after returning to Pakistan. In fact, there has been selectivity in picking from hundreds and thousands of cables according to their own preferences, fixation and choices. Quoting King Abdullahs remarks about President Asif Ali Zardari and formers prompting the US and the West to attack Iran may be an effort to create bitterness between the countries. The most sinister, however, were the efforts to create doubts about Pakistani nukes. Yet, the leaks could create diplomatic problems also for Washington, and add to distrust that already exists between the US and other countries. A day earlier, the US diplomatic cable about Army Chief General Ashafaq Kayanis reservations about the Kerry-Lugar Act for Pakistan, had hit the headlines in the local media. But the cable does not divulge anything that was not known already. Indeed, the army command had issued a press release after the corps commanders meeting, detailing its objections to the US aid bill. The cables, which date from 1966 up until the end of February this year, contain confidential communications between 274 embassies in countries throughout the world and the State Department in Washington. The question is that when America claims about its technological prowess, why it has not been able to devise a foolproof system to save it and its friends from embarrassment? After 9/11, America had changed the communication system, including its code, but the question is how it was possible for WikiLeaks to decode the messages? However, some of the leaks smack of being patently sinister. For example, one cable quotes Saudi King Abdullah having said that President Asif Ali Zardari was the greatest obstacle to Pakistans progress. When the head is rotten, he added, it affects the whole body. It is true that President Asif Ali Zardari has an image problem, but such remarks attributed to a friendly country could create doubts about the sincerity of a friend. Another 'message could further exacerbate tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, which read that the King of Saudi Arabia urged the US to attack Iran and end its nuclear weapons programme. There are indeed differences over fiqah between Iran and the Arab countries. Although the rulers of Arab countries do not approve the way Iran conducts its international affairs, yet they would not like to see Iran being destroyed by the US or Israel. Remarks of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and bracketing with Israel could create embarrassment for the king in the Arab world. Another effort was made to tarnish Saudi Arabias image by accusing it of supporting terrorists, whereas it is well known that the Saudi government is determined to destroy them hook, line and sinker. According to a State Department cable of last December, Saudi donors remain the chief financiers of Sunni militant groups like Al-Qaeda; Qatars security service was hesitant to act against known terrorists out of concern for appearing to be aligned with the US and provoking reprisals. Saudi Arabia and Qatar are friends and allies of America, yet the disclosures substantiate former Secretary of State Henry Kissingers acknowledgement that America is dangerous for its friends and foes alike. As regards Pakistans command and control system, the US and the West acknowledge that it meets the highest standards, yet they continue airing unfounded fears about its nukes. One of the cables revealed that Washington had been engaged in a secret effort to remove highly-enriched uranium from a Pakistani research reactor. The cable reads: Since 2007, the United States has mounted a highly secret effort, so far unsuccessful, to remove from a Pakistani research reactor highly-enriched uranium that American officials fear could be diverted for use in an illicit nuclear device. Earlier, the US has been expressing concerns over the security of Pakistans nuclear weapons and that these may fall into terrorists hands, amid the countrys growing instability. But now there has been a little change in the American attitude, especially after the Pakistani military dismantled terrorists strongholds in Swat, Bajaur and South Waziristan. Coming back to Cablegate, the White House also felt the heat, and said that the release of what it called stolen cables was a reckless and dangerous action that could put the work and even lives of confidential sources of American diplomats at risk. The statement noted that the reports often include candid and often incomplete information whose disclosure could deeply impact not only US foreign policy interests, but those of our allies and friends around the world. During its first release of 92,000 documents a few months ago, WikiLeaks had exposed some of Americas political foibles, facts and failures in Iraq and Afghan. But there was nothing new in these reports, as the people throughout the world were aware of its violations of human rights and disregard to international covenants. Out of 92,000 reports only 180 related to Pakistan, yet an effort was made to denigrate Pakistan vis--vis its military and intelligence agencies duplicity in the ongoing war on terror. It is now more than four months that WikiLeaks had released the Afghan War Diary comprising 92,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009, but neither the Pakistan government, nor the media, have tried to analyse and debunk the report so far. Though it has been admitted in the report that there was low-level assessments about Pakistans ISI secretly supporting Taliban insurgents based on Afghan intelligence, yet they insist that the evidence is credible. American doublespeak was obvious from the fact that whatever was mentioned in the reports about Pakistan, they said the evidence was conclusive about its double game. On the other hand, about American and NATO forces brutalities and war crimes they said that evidence was not conclusive. The writer is a freelance columnist.