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    Huge Wikileaks release shows US 'ignored Iraq torture'

    I saw this on the BBC on-line news reader.

    Seems the Wiki leak reports reveal a lot "dark" and troubling information that U.S. government has to account for. What do you guys think?

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    Wikileaks has released almost 400,000 secret US military records, which suggest US commanders ignored evidence of torture by the Iraqi authorities.
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    Some suspected insurgents held in Iraqi custody suffered abuse, according to the leaked records
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    The documents also suggest "hundreds" of civilians were killed at US military checkpoints after the invasion in 2003.

    And the files show the US kept records of civilian deaths, despite previously denying it. The death toll was put at 109,000, of whom 66,081 were civilians.
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    The US criticized the largest leak of classified documents in its history. Speaking to reporters in Washington earlier, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she condemned "in the most clear terms the disclosure of any information by individuals and or organisations which puts the lives of United States and its partners' service members and civilians at risk".

    But Mrs Clinton did not go into specifics on the disclosures.
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    Re: Huge Wikileaks release shows US 'ignored Iraq torture'

    Wow, so they did it again. This is remarkable, Wikileaks might be the biggest accomplishment for democracy the internet has given birth to yet.

    The contents I know about so far don't really surprise me though, I think it's the sad truth everybody expected.

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    Re: Huge Wikileaks release shows US 'ignored Iraq torture'

    The contents disappoints me as an American though. Our Military should know better than this. Huge disappointment actually at the leaders in charge of handling this.


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    Re: Huge Wikileaks release shows US 'ignored Iraq torture'

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie-San View Post
    The contents disappoints me as an American though. Our Military should know better than this. Huge disappointment actually at the leaders in charge of handling this.
    It's not like the US military or secret services would actually care about torturings, daily they interrogate extremists held in custody in torturing countries, well knowing that much of the informations they gain was due to the torture of police. Iraq wasn't about human rights to begin with, it's just that the USA of course were forced to try to establish human rights after they already invaded it and were responsible for forming a new democratic government, but the army certainly doesn't see a reason to look closely if it actually works.

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    Re: Huge Wikileaks release shows US 'ignored Iraq torture'

    Not actually surprised about this sort of thing. The army took a bunch of big guns into another country, what else could happen? Whenever a country is invaded civilians are bound to get caught up, they are the ones that suffer the most. I don't think things could have actually gone any other way regarding the invasion.

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    Re: Huge Wikileaks release shows US 'ignored Iraq torture'

    lol the bunch of extremist comment made me smile... try some one coming from different nation and uprooting you and your hose and every one you know and assault the women of your land ... you will become extremist by default ...

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    Re: Huge Wikileaks release shows US 'ignored Iraq torture'

    What the media is now dubbing as "Cablegate", 250,000 classified cables from US embassies across the world have been leaked by Wikileaks. They were leaked to 5 newspapers; The New York Times, Der Spiegel in Germany, Le Monde in France and El País in Spain and The Guardian in UK. Im still reading about it, but it should be very interesting. Anyway

    The english language newspapers:

    The Guardian
    NY Times


    The wiki leaks official link to all the documents released so far. It went through a couple of DDOS attacks but its up and working. Some very very interesting things but so far as the press is reporting nothing huge, besides the UN spying.
    Last edited by Imperium; November 28, 2010 at 07:06 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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