The secret-spilling clearinghouse WikiLeaks waded into Syria's bloody conflict on Thursday, when it began publishing a trove of 2.4 million emails to and from the embattled government of President Bashar al-Assad. The first batch of WikiLeaks' "Syria Files" — a cache eight times larger than the "Cablegate" dump of secret U.S. diplomatic messages that put the website on the map — appeared to show that Finmeccanica, an Italian defense giant, supplied communications equipment to the regime even after it began its deadly crackdown on protesters in March 2011.
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- How U.S. special forces are preparing for the worst-case scenario in North Korea
- Here's the schedule very successful people follow every day
- I hate Ayn Rand — but here's why my fellow conservatives love her
- The 11 worst fast food restaurants in America
- The best online movies to watch this weekend
- Hey, Paul Ryan's new poverty plan isn't completely terrible!
- The danger of the Democrats' lack of desperation
- The biggest lesson Obama failed to learn from Bush
- The secret to Gabrielle Hamilton's amazing grilled cheese sandwiches
- The weird obsession that's ruining the GOP
Subscribe to the Week