251,287 cables indexed

Cablegate Top 100

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Compiled by cabledrummer, commented by m_cetera

Cablegate has changed the world. Newspapers from 56 countries all over the world have published cables and thousands of related articles in over 20 languages. From these publications we have created a compilation of the most mentioned cables, the "Cablegate Top 100".

The ranking is based on the number of media publications and related articles with respect to the number of concerned countries.

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1 (S) REPORTING AND COLLECTION NEEDS: THE UNITED NATIONS
Reference ID: 09STATE80163 Created: 31 Jul 2009 Origin: Secretary of State, USA
Published by 7 newspapers in 6 countries 11 related articles in 6 newspapers

Signed by US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, this cable instructs US Diplomats to collect information on UN officials, including their phone numbers, e-mail addresses, work schedules, credit card numbers, passwords, and "biometric information."

2 ITALY-RUSSIA RELATIONS: THE VIEW FROM ROME (C-RE8-02675)
Reference ID: 09ROME97 Created: 26 Jan 2009 Origin: Embassy Rome, Italy
Published by 7 newspapers in 6 countries 11 related articles in 6 newspapers

Ronald Spogli, U.S. Ambassador to Italy, analyzes the relationship between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. It expresses concern about their closeness, saying Berlusconi’s attempts to repair the relationship between the US and Russia is damaging his credibility.

3 A GLIMPSE INTO LIBYAN LEADER QADHAFI'S ECCENTRICITIES
Reference ID: 09TRIPOLI771 Created: 29 Sep 2009 Origin: Embassy Tripoli, Libya
Published by 7 newspapers in 5 countries 7 related articles in 6 newspapers

Gene Cretz, U.S. Ambassador to Libya, details his encounters with Libyan Leader Muammar al-Qadhafi and discusses his personality traits, including his various height-related phobias and love of horse racing. It also mentions his "voluptuous blonde" Ukrainian nurse, Galyna Kolotnytska, whom accompanied him everywhere.

4 GENERAL PETRAEUS WITH KING HAMAD: IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, IRAN, NATO AWACS, ENERGY
Reference ID: 09MANAMA642 Created: 04 Nov 2009 Origin: Embassy Manama, Bahrain
Published by 5 newspapers in 4 countries 5 related articles in 5 newspapers

A meeting was held between General David Petraeus (then CENTCOM Commander) and King Hamad of Bahrain in which King Hamad said Iran was the source of many problems in Iraq and Afghanistan, and that their nuclear program must be terminated using any means necessary. He also mentioned Bahrain was looking into using nuclear power for electricity.

5 TERRORIST FINANCE: ACTION REQUEST FOR SENIOR LEVEL ENGAGEMENT ON TERRORISM FINANCE
Reference ID: 09STATE131801 Created: 30 Dec 2009 Origin: Secretary of State, USA
Published by 9 newspapers in 5 countries 4 related articles in 4 newspapers

This cable gives briefing instructions to Ambassadors regarding the Illicit Finance Task Force (IFTF), which was established in August 2009 to disrupt financial flow to terrorist groups such as al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and Lashkar e-Tayyiba. The approach discussed involves identifying terrorist funders, prosecuting them, and publically holding them accountable to send a message of deterrence to would-be donors. The countries focused on are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Qatar.

6 SAUDI KING ABDULLAH AND SENIOR PRINCES ON SAUDI POLICY TOWARD IRAQ
Reference ID: 08RIYADH649 Created: 20 Apr 2008 Origin: Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Published by 4 newspapers in 4 countries 8 related articles in 5 newspapers

A meeting was held between U.S. and Saudi Arabia officials to discuss policy in Iraq and Iran, the U.S. stressing the need for Saudi support in Iraq. While King Abdullah rejected establishing a Saudi Arabian embassy in Iraq, he said he would consider sending an Ambassador. On Iran, the Saudi Foreign Minister stated that military pressure should not be ruled out in order to stop its influence in Iraq and its nuclear weapons program

7 THE LUZKHOV DILEMMA
Reference ID: 10MOSCOW317 Created: 12 Feb 2010 Origin: Embassy Moscow, Russia
Published by 5 newspapers in 4 countries 4 related articles in 4 newspapers

This cable looks into Moscow Mayor Yuriy Luzkhov who, while being a loyal member to Russia and its Prime Minister, seems to be involved in a world of corrupt business practices, including accepting bribes in order to achieve his position of power.

8 THE HOLY SEE: A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE
Reference ID: 09VATICAN28 Created: 20 Feb 2009 Origin: Embassy Vatican
Published by 6 newspapers in 5 countries 4 related articles in 4 newspapers

The U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See states that there is a large gap between Pope Benedict XVI’s intentions and the way people are receiving his messages worldwide. Multiple reasons are listed for this, including public missteps taken by the Pope and the failure to adapt to modern communication technologies.

9 COUNTERTERRORISM ADVISER BRENNAN'S MEETING WITH SAUDI KING ABDULLAH
Reference ID: 09RIYADH447 Created: 22 Mar 2009 Origin: Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Published by 6 newspapers in 3 countries 6 related articles in 4 newspapers

A meeting was held between U.S. and Saudi Arabia officials to discuss U.S.-Saudi relations, counterterrorism efforts, Yemeni Guantanamo detainees, Iran, and Iraq. King Abdullah suggested implanting electronic chips into Guantanamo detainees so as to track them after their release. The King expressed he has "no confidence whatsoever" in Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. On Iran he stated, "…the bottom line is they cannot be trusted."

10 ITALY: SCANDALS TAKING TOLL ON BERLUSCONI'S PERSONAL AND POLITICAL HEALTH
Reference ID: 09ROME1187 Created: 27 Oct 2009 Origin: Embassy Rome, Italy
Published by 6 newspapers in 5 countries 5 related articles in 3 newspapers

The U.S. Ambassador to Italy reports on the growing list of scandals in which Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is involved, including several criminal cases against Berlusconi and an affair involving a minor. It also mentions his decreasing physical health. Despite this, the Ambassador felt it was too early to speculate the political demise of Berlusconi, for he has a "knack for rebounding."

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