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5 Passages from the WikiLeaks "Afghan Diary" That Bring the Bizarre, Tragic Reality of War to Life | WorldAugust 6, 2010 | Like this article? Join our email list:
ANTIBES, France — Now that the dust has settled, what was the impact of tens of thousands of classified Afghanistan War documents dumped on the internet by WikiLeaks.org? Was it — as most of the mainstream media immediately pronounced — the biggest intelligence leak since the Pentagon Papers? It was certainly the most voluminous.
Well, it's a good bet the dying newspaper industry would reap benefits, given who's helping to write the proposed amendment to the Media Shield law awaiting Senate approval: From sponsor Sen. Chuck Schumer's website :
Tom Englehardt questions Joint Chief of Staff Chair Mike Mullen's accusations that Wikileaks has blood on their hands because info they leaked could lead people to kill Afghan informants or American soliders.
Could WikiLeaks story put a damper on battlefield intell? Most of the reaction to the dumping of classified Afghan war documents at the WikiLeaks whistleblower Web site has so far focused on the broader damage the release might cause to the U.S. in that fight.
Luis Arreaga is on his way to Iceland as the new ambassador from the United States. But only after he said the right things in a meeting yesterday with Sen. John Ensign.
Wikileaks and the Imperial Press [col. writ. 8/1/10] (c) '10 Mumia Abu-Jamal The release of some 70,000 + files from the Afghanistan War has been treated by most corporate media as, at best, a minor irritant, and worst, an act of treason. The instincts expressed by these outlets betrays the same mind set that whipped the nation to war in the aftermath of 9/11.
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-29159" title="080117-F-7348W-037" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/dangerroom/2010/08/080117-F-7348W-073-660x354.jpg" alt="" width="660" height="354" /> Any citizen, any foreign spy, any member of the Taliban, and any terrorist can go to the WikiLeaks website, and download detailed information about how the U.S. military waged war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2009.
F ollowing on from the controversy surrounding Wikileaks sharing sensitive military documents , and the mysterious insurance file , the Pentagon is taking steps to protect military assets. Access to Wikileaks has been banned across the entire U.S. Military in what seems to be a bid to stop any further information being leaked. It doesn’t look like much attention is being paid to the ban as the e-mail announcing the action has been leaked to the Air Warriors forum .
Iran is suspicious about the revelations made by web portal WikiLeaks, exposing the dubious designs of Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence in targeting Indian interests in Kabul and role of Tehran in fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan. WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower organization has posted over 90,000 classified reports about the Afghan war, which exposes ISI's profound links with Taliban, and its complicity in terrorist attacks on Indian interests in Afghanistan, including attack on the Indian Embassy in 2008. The disclosure of a six-year archive of classified US military documents by the WikiLeaks.org website underscores deep suspicions about the role of ISI in War against Terror.
Sweden's foreign minister Carl Bildt has denied that the US government has approached Sweden in connection with the website WikiLeaks and reports that many of the Afghan War Diary documents pass through a Swedish web-host.
Anti-free-speech/ user-privacy articles are all over the news this week. And though the fuss over U.S. net neutrality may have been wrong, censorship is alive and well in America--it just takes a slightly different form. Military censors(ish) WikiLeaks visits by staff
New Delhi, Aug 6 (ANI): Iran is suspicious about the revelations made by web portal WikiLeaks, exposing the dubious designs of Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence in targeting Indian interests in Kabul and role of Tehran in fuelling insurgency in Afghanistan.
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