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Old 10-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #1
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WikiLeaks largest classified military leak

On Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military leak in history. The 391,832 reports ('The Iraq War Logs'), document the war and occupation in Iraq, from 1st January 2004 to 31st December 2009 (except for the months of May 2004 and March 2009) as told by soldiers in the United States Army. Each is a 'SIGACT' or Significant Action in the war. They detail events as seen and heard by the US military troops on the ground in Iraq and are the first real glimpse into the secret history of the war that the United States government has been privy to throughout.

The reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 'civilians'; 23,984 'enemy' (those labeled as insurgents); 15,196 'host nation' (Iraqi government forces) and 3,771 'friendly' (coalition forces). The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60%) of these are civilian deaths.That is 31 civilians dying every day during the six year period. For comparison, the 'Afghan War Diaries', previously released by WikiLeaks, covering the same period, detail the deaths of some 20,000 people. Iraq during the same period, was five times as lethal with equivallent population size.

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The reports detail 109,032 deaths in Iraq, comprised of 66,081 'civilians'
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Assange is Soros/CIA funded allegedly.

Interesting interview with him here:

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Assange should be put before a military tribunal, placed before a firing squad and shot..........

But, we don't always get what we want.......

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Old 10-25-2010, 05:21 AM   #6
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Incredible piece here from The Guardian, sourced from the most recent documents leaked.

Wikileaks Iraq war logs: every death mapped | World news | guardian.co.uk

Frankly it deserves its own thread, but this one popped up and I thought it an appropriate place to leave it.

Absolutely staggering when you break it down on a street-by-street basis.
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Assange should be put before a military tribunal, placed before a firing squad and shot..........
Fifty years ago he would have. It's outrageous what he's doing, and getting away with. Fucking assclown
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Fifty years ago he would have. It's outrageous what he's doing, and getting away with. Fucking assclown
do you get your history from your gut feelings, personal bias?
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do you get your history from your gut feelings, personal bias?
That made no sense.
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Fifty years ago he would have. It's outrageous what he's doing, and getting away with. Fucking assclown
Wow, bless your teenage naïveté
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Wow, bless your teenage naïveté
You don't think publishing secret military documents is a big deal? Fortunately this time it doesn't appear that these will endanger lives, but who knows, they were classified for a reason.
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they were classified for a reason.
To protect the guilty?
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Assange should be put before a military tribunal, placed before a firing squad and shot..........

But, we don't always get what we want.......
I'm assuming you feel the same way about Jonathan Pollard, then. When's he getting shot at?
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they were classified for a reason.
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You don't think publishing secret military documents is a big deal? Fortunately this time it doesn't appear that these will endanger lives, but who knows, they were classified for a reason.
I think it´s a big deal that more than 100,000 people lost their lives.

The world has the right to know what´s going on down there.

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