Rabat - "Morocco is a wonderful country with interesting people", says U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, Dwight Bush, according to hacked emails made available online.
Rabat – “Morocco is a wonderful country with interesting people”, says U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, Dwight Bush, according to hacked emails made available online.
The email was among more than 170,000 internal Sony Pictures emails published online and indexed by WikiLeaks on April.
In an email exchange dated September 17, 2014, with American screenwriter and director Stephen Gaghan, Ambassador Dwight Bush wrote:
“Hello Stephen. Pleased to make your acquaintance and welcome to Morocco! I don’t know if this is your first visit or a return, but Morocco is a wonderful country with interesting people, great culture and history and much to do.”
The American director, who was in Morocco for the shooting of his film “Syriana”, replied the Ambassador on September 18, 2014:
“Mr. Ambassador! It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance as well. I genuinely love Morocco. I worked in and around Casablanca for months on my film, Syriana. And was so happy to be able to return for this AMC pilot. Originally we were slated to film in South Africa, but our scout of Morocco a couple of weeks ago won the day.”
These emails and others have been indexed as a fully searchable archive on WikiLeaks. The website’s founder Julian Assange said the publication of the emails is meant to show “the inner working of an influential multinational corporation. It is newsworthy and at the center of a geo-political conflict…It belong in the public domain.”
Sony, however, called the hack a “malicious criminal act” and blasted WikiLeaks for making it available. They also said they “vehemently disagree with WikiLeaks’ assertion that this material belongs in the public domain and will continue to fight for the safety, security and privacy of our company.”