2011-02-09 WikiLeaks in today's media: Cablegate coverage

ImageThe Telegraph: Suleiman told Israel he would 'cleanse' Sinai of arms runners to Gaza

"Omar Suleiman, the new vice-president of Egypt, told the Israelis he wanted to start “cleansing the Sinai” of Palestinian arms smugglers, according to leaked cables."

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The Telegraph: Egyptian 'torturers' trained by FBI

"The US provided officers from the Egyptian secret police with training at the FBI, despite allegations that they routinely tortured detainees and suppressed political opposition."

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The Telegraph: Mohamed ElBaradei was 'too soft on Tehran’

"The United States and Israel warned that Mohamed ElBaradei, a key leader of the Egyptian opposition, was soft on Iran and was becoming “part of the problem” in the Middle East, according to leaked diplomatic cables."

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The Telegraph: Hosni Mubarak told US not to topple Saddam Hussein

"Hosni Mubarak told Dick Cheney, the former US vice-president, “three or four times” not to depose Saddam Hussein, according to leaked cables."

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El País: Frei, un perdedor con cara de perdedor (Frei, a loser with the face of a loser)

"El exmandatario chileno era visto por EE UU como un candidato presidencial sin ideas que solo se interesaba en resolver el supuesto asesinato de su padre. (The Chilean ex-president was viewed by the United States as a presidential candidate without ideas who was only interested on solving his father's murder.)"

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El País: Boeing acusa a Airbus de ofrecer sobornos para ganar un contrato de 1.000 millones de dólares en Rumanía (Boeing accuses Airbus of offering bribes in order to obtain a contract of a billion dollars in Rumania)

"La empresa estadounidense pidió a la embajada que intercediera contra los europeos, que ofrecían una 'mordida' del 3%. (The American company asked to the embassy to intercede against the Europeans, who [allegedly] offered bribes of 3%.)"

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El País: Gadafi mima a sus dirigentes y a otros países con los contratos más jugosos (Gadafi spoils his leaders and other countries with juicy contracts)

"El régimen de Trípoli es "una cleptocracia", según los diplomáticos de EE UU. (The regime of Tripoli is a "kleptocracy", according to the American diplomats.)"

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