(Illustration by Rob Beschizza)
Rob Beschizza covered the massive Wikileaks release yesterday of hundreds of thousands of US State Department diplomatic cables—including, as one might expect on Boing Boing, a focus on the weird stuff. In case you missed it:
• US foreign policy gets enhanced patdown: oddities from the leaks
• More from the cables: "9/11 of diplomacy" identifies Putin as Batman and Medvedev as Robin
• Colonel Gaddafi uses Botox to maintain own youth, beauty
• "Global diplomatic crisis" sparked by cables: U.N. spied on; Saudis want US to attack Iran; British royalty misbehaves; military incompetence
Noah Shachtman and the reporters over at Wired Danger Room have a few posts up this morning, the most utterly WTF of which being "U.S. Chases Foreign Leaders' DNA, WikiLeaks Shows."
Also at Danger Room, "WikiLeaks Reveals Iran's Secret, Worldwide Arms Hunt
" and "'Chipped' Detainees, Iran Mega-Missiles And More in Latest WikiLeaks
And, related posts by Xeni:
• Wikileaks under legal assault
• Wikileaks' massive cable leak expected today: Wikileaks.org "under attack," Der Spiegel out early
Via John Aravosis: “Does no one in that White House do any advance work at all? Look closely. They’re just sloppy.”
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