The Guardian's coverage of the embassy cables is up: it reports that they've already sparked a global diplomatic crisis.
Some more juicy revelations:
• The U.S. spies on the United Nations
, monitoring its telecommunications and IT systems.
• Saudi Arabia is lobbying us to attack Iran.
Israel is ready to go it alone in such an attack, too, presumably with tacit support from at some Arab states.
• There is 'devastating criticism' of the British military's operations
in Afghanistan, but Britain is helping keep Iran policy sane
• A British royal did something 'inappropriate.'
• The U.S. government has 'serious political criticisms of' British Prime minister David Cameron
, but the two governments are 'particularly intimate' in their dealings.
• Hamed Karzai is motivated by paranoia, and by payment in cash.
• Russia's government is somewhat in bed with organized crime
• ANC flunkies kept Nelson Mandela on a tight leash after his release.
The Guardian also has the data for download
so you may explore it yourselves.
US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis
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