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.
• "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