Wikileaks is going to release in conjunction with El Pais, Le Monde, Speigel, Guardian & NYT many "sensitive" US embassy cables tonight.
Reportedly this documents will "embarrass the US". A little teaser from tomorrow's Der Spiegel.
“Obama prefers to look East than West.” |
“Obama has no emotion towards Europe.”
“The US sees the world as a confrontation between 2 superpowers. The EU plays a secondary role.”
“Europe is not so important for the US.”
From the cover, we read that Ahmadinejad “is Hitler”, Sarkozy is “an emperor without clothes”, Karzai is “driven by paranoia”.
From the inside articles, scanned by Symor Jenkins, we learn that the US have a snitch inside the German government, a member of the liberal FDP party. German chancellor Angela Merkel is described as “rarely creative and risk-averse”. Revelations about the German government go into so much details that Spiegel writes that
“The US is better informed about the secrets of German politics than German politicians themselves.”
This shouldn't have any major implications other than the possible expulsion of US diplomats from foreign postings, but it's interesting nonetheless.
The Guardian coverage: US embassy cables leak sparks global diplomacy crisis | World news | guardian.co.uk
Update 2: Now all over the web.