Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/29/wikileaks_shocker/

Wikileaks: Berlusconi useless, Pope Catholic

Shock 'revelations' shake western democracies

By Lester Haines

Posted in Bootnotes, 29th November 2010 15:22 GMT

The release today of leaked US State Department cables is unlikely, despite some media claims, to shake western democracy to the very foundation of sub-prime mortgages on which it stands.

Among the Wikileaks shockers are the descriptions of Silvio Berlusconi as "feckless, vain, and ineffective as a modern European leader", French prez Nick Sarko as a "naked emperor" and Iranian supremo Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as "Hitler".

If we consider further revelations that Prince Andrew has inherited his dad's loose tongue, the US sometimes spies on people, and China has used "internet outlaws" to hack into foreign computer systems, it's evident that it just remains for Wikileaks to expose a Hillary Clinton classified missive declaring the Pope "probably Catholic" to complete the dossier from the Department of the Bleedin' Obvious.

The only real eye-opener is that Colonel Gaddafi rarely travels without his Ukrainian nurse - a "voluptuous blonde". Whether she was recommended to him by Berlusconi and the feckless Italian's good chum Vladimir "Batman" Putin is not disclosed.

The coming weeks will see further Wikileaks exposés, assuming Chinese internet outlaws hired by the CIA at the behest of the King of Saudi Arabia don't do for the whistle-blowing website with a massive DDoS attack.

So, here's looking forward to some real dirt, including: