WikiLeaks and Arabic Language Media
Friday, December 03, 2010
Of the many classified diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, those quoting Arab leaders talking frankly about Iran were somehow least surprising and most titillating. To hear King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia urging the U.S. to "cut off the head of the snake" in Iran was simply remarkable. George Washington University political science professor Marc Lynch says that compared to their Western counterparts, Arab media outlets were slow to report on the leaks but are quickly making up for lost time.