A website popular for releasing secret military and government documents, WikiLeaks has started releasing more than 251,000 cables from various embassies all around the world. The website says that the cables from the US Embassy in Nepal counts 2600.
According to the chart in the WikiLeaks website, cables from Kathmandu are:
- Secret – 84
- Confidential – 1399
- Unclassified – 795
That makes a total – 2278. I have no idea what other 322 cables are related to.
None of the cables are available for review for now. I will do the analysis of the document when they become available in WikiLeaks. They gradually release the cables in coming months.
As for now, one of the most interesting cables was related to the Libyan leader Qadhafi who was "described as both mercurial and eccentric (original link is broken) ."
and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia suggesting the US government to track Guantanamo Bay detainees by surgically implanting electronic tracking chips(original link is broken) like horses and falcons. Reply was, "horses don’t have good lawyers."
I am looking forward to reading the accounts of Maoist insurgency and King Gyanendra’s account in the communications done by the US Embassy in Kathmandu.