More from the cables: "9/11 of diplomacy" identifies Putin as Batman and Medvedev as Robin

batmanandrobinandsylvio.jpg • The U.S. embassy in Moscow explained the arrangements in Russia like so: Vladimir Putin is Batman and Dmitry Medvedev is Robin. • Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini described the leaks as "the September 11th of world diplomacy." • The Daily Mail says that the leaks include an 'unflattering assessment' of the governing coalition in the U.K. The U.S. administration holds it in low regard, says the BBC. • The BBC also reports that Wikileaks remains down due to an ongoing denial of service attack. • The White House has fresh condemnation of the disclosures. • El Pais writes that the U.S. is keeping a close eye on Turkey's 'Islamist' leader Erdogan and believes he has a hidden agenda. • Der Spiegel reports that the U.S. has an extensive network of spies in the German government that kept it up to speed on Angela Merkel's coalition negotiations. It sees an emergent worldview in the cables. • More from El Pais: Berlusconi has wild parties, Chavez is isolated, and Gadaffi is worried about fine lines and wrinkles.
Coverage of the leaked cables:

"9/11 of diplomacy" IDs Putin as Batman and Medvedev as Robin
Colonel Gadaffi uses Botox to maintain own youth, beauty
"Global diplomatic crisis" sparked. U.N. spied on; Saudis want Iran bombed
Korea unification plan; Illicit Pakistan nukes; U.S. warns Germany
Wikileaks.org "under attack"
Wikileaks under legal assault
US will press criminal charges against Manning

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