Monday, July 26, 2010

'largest intel leak in history': wikileaks drops 'afghan war diaries'

'largest intel leak in history': wikileaks drops 'afghan war diaries'from ap: Some 90,000 leaked U.S. military records posted online Sunday amount to a blow-by-blow account of six years of the Afghanistan war, including unreported incidents of Afghan civilian killings as well as covert operations against Taliban figures.

The online whistle-blower WikiLeaks posted the documents on its website Sunday. The New York Times, London's Guardian newspaper and the German weekly Der Spiegel were given early access to the documents.

The White House condemned the document disclosure, saying it "put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk."

The leaked records include detailed descriptions of raids carried out by a secretive U.S. special operations unit called Task Force 373 against what U.S. officials considered high-value insurgent and terrorist targets. Some of the raids resulted in unintended killings of Afghan civilians, according to the documentation...

According to the Times, the documents suggest Pakistan "allows representatives of its spy service to meet directly with the Taliban in secret strategy sessions to organize networks of militant groups that fight against American soldiers in Afghanistan, and even hatch plots to assassinate Afghan leaders."

The Guardian, however, interpreted the documents differently, saying they "fail to provide a convincing smoking gun" for complicity between the Pakistan intelligence services and the Taliban.

wikileaks updates:
secret/leaks: truth serving lies with cia/mossad oversight*
secret/leaks: truth serving lies with cia/mossad oversightwikileaks' war logs highlight global intel facade of 'war on terror'*
leaky vessels: wikileaks 'revelations' will comfort warmongers, confirm conventional wisdom*
wikileaks docs target pakistan*
assange 'constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11'*
obama enlists afghan war leaks in support of surge*
nytimes crawled to obama for instructions on wikileaks docs*
afghanistan questions US silence over pakistan's role*
army opens criminal probe into afghan war files leak*
leaked files indicate US pays afghan media to run friendly stories*
wikileaks, 9/11 & george soros*
it's no secret: afghanistan is a quagmire*
wikileaks afghanistan: osama bin laden alive*
hypnotic illusions at the wikileaks show*
video: john young of on wikileaks skepticism*
top US officer: wikileaks might have 'blood on its hands'*
video: wikileaks plays the sucker with afghanistan war logs -
pakistan, iran & free speech in the crosshairs

related warwhores updates:
US war crimes: cancer rate in fallujah worse than hiroshima*
study: fallujah's health fallout 'worse' than hiroshima & nagasaki*
new study claims increases in infant mortality & cancer in fallujah greater than in hiroshima*
iraq inquiry: fmr un inspector blix says war illegal*
£6b unaccounted for inside uk ministry of defense*
video: US cannot account for $8.7b in iraqi funds*
ge to pay $23m after iraq bribery charges*
the cia is beyond redemption & should be terminated*
fbi scrutinized over test cheating*
oregon democrats vote against war funding*
house approves more afghan war funding*
US led wars to receive billions more*
video: hayden says attack on iran 'seems inexorable'*
8yr-long ban on sex trafficking in war zones never enforced*
6,600 arlington graves may be 'mislabled'*
july is deadliest month of afghan war for US*

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