WikiLeaks outs 100,000 cables but is the game up?

WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website whose founder Julian Assange awaits a UK court decision on his extradition to Sweden, has announced an important milestone in its mission to out more than 250,000 secret US government diplomatic cables.

In a tweet, the organisation let followers know that 100,000 of the cables, which are being outed by media partners all over the world, would have been released by the end of today.

The epic leak, nicknamed 'Cablegate', began in November 2010. Releases concerning US relations with the foreign leaders, including former president of Tunisia Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, have been cited as a trigger for the Arab Spring uprisings that have seen governments deposed in Tunisia and Egypt.

There are signs, however, that the effort may be running out steam - media attention has waned, and Assange has become mired in wranglings that have led to him ditching former media partners including the UK's Guardian newspaper.

Assange's circle claims the Australian's house arrest in Norfolk has severely limited the organisation's effectiveness - but it may simply be that there's not much of the juicy stuff left to out.

Fifty-three per cent of the cables were designated 'unclassified', 40 per cent-labelled 'confidential' - with just six per cent being slapped the high-security 'secret' tag. With the most explosive information outed first, it may not be long before we receive news of embassy dry cleaning arrangements.

With the threat of extradition still hanging over arch-WikiLeaker Assange, and the organisation no longer requesting classified information be submitted to them, we're beginning to wonder if the time of WikiLeaks is coming to an end.