Marcy will be on Virtually Speaking this evening, and she has some homework for you:

Folks,

Sherry asked if there were things our viewers should read before tonight. Here’s a selection of cables (and one story with links to the cables) that I might discuss. I’m working on a few other things but will try to post this not long before the show tonight.

The two Iraq cables from 1990:

http://213.251.145.96/cable/1990/07/90BAGHDAD4237.html (Glaspie)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/1990/08/90BAGHDAD4397.html (Wilson)

Libyan cables:

http://213.251.145.96/cable/2010/02/10TRIPOLI95.html ($1 million Beyonce party)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2010/01/10TRIPOLI71.html (watching Hillary’s internet freedom speech in Tripoli)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2009/11/09TRIPOLI893.html (establishing Pol-Mil dialogue)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2009/09/09TRIPOLI771.html (The Ukrainian nurse)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2009/08/09TRIPOLI686.html (return of the Pan-Am bomber)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2008/08/08TRIPOLI666.html (negotiation of exception to 2008 Lautenberg Amendment)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2006/05/06TRIPOLI198.html (money laundering by Libyan elite)

Democracy and diplomacy:

http://www.aftenposten.no/spesial/wikileaksdokumenter/article4021905.ece (Suleiman on making sure Gaza election doesn’t happen)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2008/12/08CAIRO2572.html (Dismissing possibility of April 6 movement overthrowing Mubarak)
http://www.aftenposten.no/spesial/wikileaksdokumenter/article3994463.ece (exchange of Gitmo detainees for non-prosecution of tax cheats)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2009/04/09MADRID392.html (Getting Spain to spike torture investigation)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2007/02/07BERLIN242.html (Covering for Condi’s lies about el-Masri investigation)
http://213.251.145.96/cable/2010/01/10BERLIN128.htmll (disdain for Germany’s FDP for trying to protect privacy rights)

Japan earthquakes:

http://www.aolnews.com/2011/03/16/wikileaks-japan-was-warned-about-nuclear-plant-safety-cables-s/ (warnings on earthquake safety at nuke plants)

Elliott

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