The Guardian has gotten their hands on Bashir al-Assad’s private emails between him, his wife and some of their closest friends. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot new or shocking in them. They buy expensive shit. They share YouTube videos. They hate the peasants and want to crush them under their bootheels. One interesting find is that the daughter of the Emir of Qatar told them to bail and seek asylum, which made the Assads take her off their Christmas list.
It’s worth noting that this big document dump was not released to Wikileaks. I can’t remember the last time a big document dump came out that wasn’t in some way associated with Wikileaks, but perhaps I’m missing one.