WikiLeaks Outs U.S. Diplomats’ Saucy Secrets
Posted on Nov 28, 2010
And they’ve done it again. According to diplomatic cables obtained and leaked by the whistle-blowers extraordinaire, the king of Saudi Arabia asked the U.S. to attack Iran, Hillary Clinton instructed her diplomats to spy on U.N. leaders and others, Vladimir Putin is deeply involved with the Russian mafia, military leaders lack confidence in the war in Afghanistan, Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal and unstable state are as worrying as they seem and a rogue shipment of nuclear material nearly caused an “environmental disaster” last year.
These are just some of the initial revelations. More are promised.
If you want to read about Moammar Gadhafi’s voluptuous Ukrainian nurse, you’re going to have to go straight to the source.
The United States was catapulted into a worldwide diplomatic crisis today, with the leaking to the Guardian and other international media of more than 250,000 classified cables from its embassies, many sent as recently as February this year.
At the start of a series of daily extracts from the US embassy cables – many designated “secret” – the Guardian can disclose that Arab leaders are privately urging an air strike on Iran and that US officials have been instructed to spy on the UN leadership.
These two revelations alone would be likely to reverberate around the world. But the secret dispatches, which were obtained by WikiLeaks, the whistleblowers’ website, also reveal Washington’s evaluation of many other highly sensitive international issues.
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