Monday, November 29, 2010

Give the wikileaks cables a read or two.

That is, if you haven't already of course.

In general I think these leaks are a good thing. In fact a great thing but that is not the point of this post. Currently I am enjoying reading the pieces in the context of themselves and not in the context of what wikileaks means/America/freedom of informaiton/THE END OF TEH WORLD.

My current favorite is the former US Ambassador to Harare - Zimbabwe; he is at another post now. His name is Christopher W. Dell and his cliche' heavy cables make them go down easy. I also get the sense that he believes in his mission and America's role in it. Whether you think we should 'be all up in e'bodies business' or not 'we be.' And arguing against stopping a mad man is hard for me to do. (even when people bring in the cost in dollars of doing so) But anyway . . .

Take a look around the leaks and let's explore all of the conversations they are sure to start.

4 comments:

Qhorin said...

Much more readable than I expected, and a great use of tagging.

Disappointed I can't search for the X-files that have Alien references in them.

w1ndst0rm said...

Are you effing kidding me?

"SHAH RECOGNIZES PROBLEMS THIS POSES FOR US BUT IS TURNING TO USG WITH THIS REQUEST TO GIVE IRAN HIGHER PRIORITY ON FA-4E PRODUCTION SCHEDULE BECAUSE HE REGARDS US AS MOST DEPENDABLE FRIEND."

From: http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/1972/02/72TEHRAN1164.html

w1ndst0rm said...

:)

w1ndst0rm said...

"Oh snap!"
and/or
"That's racist."

http://cablegate.wikileaks.org/cable/1979/08/79TEHRAN8980.html

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