The WikiLeaks drama
As Wikileaks founder Julian Assange plays 'catch me if you can' with the European arrest warrant for him, the whistleblower website itself too is becoming something like a person mocking the US government's attempts to shut it down.
It is, all told, becoming quite a reallife version of the hide-and-seek game seen often enough in the movies.
It certainly won't be fun for Mr Assange, and neither has it been a pleasant experience for diplomats, heads of state and governments around the world.
And with lots more documents planned to be released, many people will remain a wee bit jittery.
But there is, nonetheless, something of a lighter side to all this.
So when Angela Merkel was described as "avoids risks and is rarely creative," a European site asked if there was one German who didn't fit that description.
The funny thing is the WikiLeaks seem to be of the same order as general gossip presented as revealed secret.
Would many in India, for example, be surprised at the Saudi ruler's assessment of 'close ally' Pakistan President Zardari?
(The Saudis, interestingly, have neither issued a statement on that nor a denial).
But there really haven't been any big surprises, just somewhat titillating tidbits and somewhat pointless revelations.
Like Libyan Leader Colonel Gaddafi travels everywhere with a "voluptuous blond Ukrainian nurse" and apparently is so afraid of heights he prefers to sleep on the ground.
Or that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi admires Russian PM Vladimir Putin's masculine image and the two have something of a (b)romance.
Truly comic was the earlier leaked revelation that EU diplomats, who were planning to walk out of Iran leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's inauguration ceremony, had to scrap the plan.
Simply because no one among them had ever been inside the venue, and they just didn't know how to logistically plan a coordinated walkout.
The leaks, it seems, are also about the lack of intelligence.
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