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Diplomatic Crisis

The big news this Sunday is the reports trickling out on the Diplomatic cables that have been released though wikileaks. OVer 250,000 cables were released, half covering the last three years starting in 2007, but some dating back to the 1960s. The big reveal, arab allies wanted the US to bomb Iran. Well, that explains why our Iranian policy has been so singularly driven in that direction by neocons. Then there’s the US Diplomats being encouraged to spy on the UN leadership. But that’s not all.

We start with the Guardian:

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 of which are 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’s leadership.

These two revelations alone would be likely to reverberate around the world. But the secret dispatches which were obtained by WikiLeaks, the whistlebowers’ website, also reveal Washington’s evaluation of many other highly sensitive international issues.

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