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Wikileaks to Release Video of Deadly US Attack on Village
June 17, 2010
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The whistleblowing website WikiLeaks says it plans to release a secret military video of one of the deadliest US air strikes in Afghanistan in which scores of children are believed to have been killed.

WikiLeaks announced the move in an email to supporters. It said it fears it is under attack after the US authorities said they were searching for the site's founder, Julian Assange, following the arrest of a US soldier accused of leaking the Afghanistan video and another of a US attack in Baghdad in which civilians were killed.

WikiLeaks released the Baghdad video in April, prompting considerable criticism of the US military. It says it is still working to prepare the film of the bombing of the Afghan village of Garani in May 2009.

The Afghan government said about 140 civilians were killed in Garani, including 92 children. The US military initially said that up to 95 people died, of which about 65 were insurgents. However, American officials have since wavered on that claim and a subsequent investigation admitted mistakes were made during the attack.

The video could prove to be extremely embarrassing to the US military and risks weakening Afghan support. The US said it was targeting Taliban positions when it used weapons that create casualties over a wide area, including one-tonne bombs and others that burst in the air. But two US military officials told a newspaper last year that no one checked to see whether there were women and children in the buildings.

The US commander, General David Petraeus, said a year ago that the military's video of the attack would be made public as evidence that the US assault on Garani was justified. But it was not released.

In an email to supporters, Assange said WikiLeaks has the Garani video and "a lot of other material that exposes human rights abuses by the US government".

Last week, it was revealed that US authorities are trying to make contact with Assange to press him not to publish information the Pentagon says could endanger national security. Assange cancelled an appearance in Las Vegas last Friday.

In his email, Assange also calls on supporters to protect the website from "attack" by the authorities following the detention of a US soldier, Bradley Manning, who was arrested in Iraq after admitting to a former hacker that he leaked the Garani and Baghdad videos to WikiLeaks.
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June 17, 2010
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"rath" wrote:
Wikileaks Is a site for Whistleblowers & journalists.

The site publishes highly sensitive, Government, Corporate & Military documents.

Wikileaks posts documents Via an ISP in Sweden.

Wikileaks has no official Headquaters.

Has 5 full time Staff.

800 occasional contributors.

Keeps NO records.

Uses military grade encryption.

The head of wikileaks is Australian, Julian Assange.

In 2008 the Pentagon's counter-intelligence report concluded, wikileaks constitutes a THREAT to Military operations & to U.S security.

The Pentagon assessed the danger WikiLeaks. posed to the Army in a report marked "unauthorized disclosure subject to criminal sanctions." It concluded that "WikiLeaks.org represents a potential force protection, counterintelligence, OPSEC and INFOSEC threat to the U.S. Army" -- or, in plain English, a threat to Army operations and information.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03.....l"

That report' was also leaked on Wikileaks.

march 25, 2009

Wikileaks Raided by Australian Federal Police

This morning, Wikileaks published a Twitter update "Police raid home of Wikileaks.de domain owner over censorship lists - stay tuned." Australian authorities have indeed raided the homes of Wikileaks associate Theodor Reppe, who owns the German domain registration for "wikileaks.de", in Dresden and Jena Germany after the website published a list of banned websites.

Wikileaks, which offers an anonymous service, has previously published alleged web censorship lists from Thailand, Denmark, and Australia. Mr Reppe also reportedly maintains one of the most popular anonymous proxy servers in Germany.

Wikileaks told News.com Australia it's not clear whether the raid was initiated after complaints from Australia. "The raid is over the censorship lists, but which particular list, we can not be certain, although the Australian lists are the most recent and the most prominent due to their non-voluntary status."

In the past week, Wikileaks published three lists all claiming to be the Australian Communications and Media Authority's secret black list of banned web sites. ACMA's blacklist is the basis of Government plans for compulsory nation-wide web filtering, some causing disturbances world wide, when it comes down to the freedom of the internet. Online gambling web sites where allegedly on the black list.

These actions open up even more legal and controversial points such as source revelation and jurisdiction. A statement from Wikileaks claimed that Australian investigations could be illegal in Sweden, which is where the website is based.

One may contend the world of information is one controlled by big brother. So it is a possible good thing there are some people who feel its a duty to share the truth.

Looks like he might get raided again.

June 18, 2010
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It's not so much that Julian Assange has published injurious material. It's that he apparently could do so, if provided actual sensitive materials. Ergo, it is the potential threat, rather than actual, that concerns the Pentagon. Since Mr. Assange is a free man, living in a country that allows free speech, the Pentagon won't touch him unless he actually does something criminal. As Mr. Assange is fully aware of that fact, his pleas are little more than cleverly concealed sales pitches, and/or schemes to draw more attention than he actually warrants. 🙄

Short version: Both Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning, are playing a game that's way out of their league. Mr. Manning is currently in custody for his actions, and will face courts-martial. He's in a very bad place to be charged with espionage or sedition; the maximum penalty for such acts (under the UCMJ) is death.

Heh...I almost feel sorry for Brad Manning. Short, skinny, weak, and not as bright as he thought he was? Ouch! 😛

June 22, 2010
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Heh...I almost feel sorry for Brad Manning. Short, skinny, weak, and not as bright as he thought he was? Ouch! 😛

That's not how Daniel Elsberg described the lad 😉

Regardless of personal agendas or feelings, right or wrong---This country has gone to the dawgs. The things being kept from the average Americans are beyond reason, borderline criminal to do so. Of course it's all under the guise of a fictitious concern with National Security.

In my humble opinion the Kid has a bucket load of balls!

Hey the Times Square bomber wanted to kill Americans--- Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Right! A pak asset no less---------------rrrrrrrrriiiiiiiigggggggghhhhhhhhttttttttttt! 🙄 🙄

Pathetic!

Bring Em Home Cole

June 24, 2010
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"vulcan6gun" wrote: It's not so much that Julian Assange has published injurious material. It's that he apparently could do so, if provided actual sensitive materials. Ergo, it is the potential threat, rather than actual, that concerns the Pentagon. Since Mr. Assange is a free man, living in a country that allows free speech, the Pentagon won't touch him unless he actually does something criminal. As Mr. Assange is fully aware of that fact, his pleas are little more than cleverly concealed sales pitches, and/or schemes to draw more attention than he actually warrants. 🙄

Short version: Both Julian Assange, and Bradley Manning, are playing a game that's way out of their league. Mr. Manning is currently in custody for his actions, and will face courts-martial. He's in a very bad place to be charged with espionage or sedition; the maximum penalty for such acts (under the UCMJ) is death.

Heh...I almost feel sorry for Brad Manning. Short, skinny, weak, and not as bright as he thought he was? Ouch! 😛

is that what you think is it.

June 24, 2010
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Rath: No, not really; I think it's a trumped-up tale by a self-proclaimed 'hacker' that couldn't break into his lunch pail without a guiding hand. Ad hominem, but fitting enough, as Mr. Assange has not provided any tangible evidence to support any of his claims.

"Cole_Trickle" wrote: That's not how Daniel Elsberg described the lad

Red herring: Mr. Elsberg's opinion has no bearing on my belief. Mr. Elsberg may believe as he wishes, and opine accordingly.

"Cole_Trickle" wrote: Regardless of personal agendas or feelings, right or wrong---This country has gone to the dawgs.

Another red herring, along with a grammatically incorrect appeal to ignorance.

"Cole_Trickle" wrote: The things being kept from the average Americans are beyond reason, borderline criminal to do so. Of course it's all under the guise of a fictitious concern with National Security.

Questionable authority, this time, coupled with an appeal to ignorance. 'Things' is nondescript, as is 'borderline criminal', rendering those comments void of meaning. 'Average Americans' can be defined as the statistician desires, therefore is also void. The closing line of this (dissected) paragraph is based on a lack of public knowledge concerning the modus operandi, and goals, of National Security; i.e., those not working within National Security are not privy to information about it.

Please, don't take offense at this analysis. Good news: My ethics course is over, passed with a 'B' or above. Bad news: I may continue to practice ethical analysis of posts, as it can be informative (disclosing hidden motives). Have a good day, guys, and have fun!

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June 28, 2010
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Vulcan6gun:

You say he lives in a country that tolerates free speech. Are you insinuating he is the US? Laugh

June 28, 2010
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There is no context when someone watches a video of a military attack. It can be spun in numerous ways.

Wikileaks is not doing as great a service to the public as they think. And I am certain they have their own agenda. One completely apart from "just trying to get the truth out."

They may not even be bright enough to realize it but they are playing right into the hands of the radicals and the Taliban -- who hide behind innocent people and tap their chin, daring the enemy to pull the trigger.

Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the Universe-a spirit vastly superior to that of man. - Albert Einstein

June 28, 2010
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"cotterpin" wrote: You say he lives in a country that tolerates free speech. Are you insinuating he is the US? Laugh

(assuming there's supposed to be an 'in' after 'the') Why yes, of course, the United State of Australia. Laugh

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