Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Tue109 2018

Last update19:14 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: Archive > Wikileaks
Wikileaks to Publish 15,000 US Files
Wikileaks to Publish 15,000 US Files
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has declared that the remaining 15,000 classified US military files will be released despite US pressure to withhold the documents.
Tuesday, August 17,2010 23:46
ICH&Ikhwanweb

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has declared that the remaining 15,000 classified US military files will be released despite US pressure to withhold the documents.

Assange made the announcement on a video link to a London audience, AFP reported.

On August 5, US press secretary Geoff Morrell formally demanded that Wikileaks return all the classified documents in it's possession including the 15,000 unreleased cache.

In response to US pressure, when asked whether Wikileaks would release the documents, Assange responded, "Absolutely."

The classified documents also expose how the US covered up deaths of countless innocent civilians murdered by international forces.

Furthermore, the names of Afghan informants for the US military are mentioned in the formerly secret files, prompting anger from the US which claims the lives of many people will be put at risk by exposure of the documents.

The files also contain other damaging accounts, including revelations that Pakistani intelligence operatives met directly with the Taliban and that deaths of innocent Afghan civilians at the hands of US-led foreign forces were covered up.

Assange, a 39 year old Australian who was a former hacker and computer programmer, has repeatedly said that the publication of the documents was aimed to promote public debate on the war in Afghanistan and atrocities committed by the US-led forces.

Source

 

tags: London / Pakistan / Iraq / wikileaks / WikiLeaks / Geoff Morrell / Afghan / Afghanistan / War Crimes
Posted in Wikileaks , Other Issues , Iraq  
Add Comment Send to Friend Print
Related Articles
The cases of Omar Khadr and Bradley Manning
Hidden Intelligence Operation Behind the Wikileaks Release of 'Secret' Documents?
Tony Blair Must Be Prosecuted For War Crimes – By John Pilger
WikiLeaks to release video of deadly US Afghan attack
Who is bombing in Iraq?
Watching Innocent Iraqis Die
US helicopter killings in Iraq must be independently investigated
Texting Toward Utopia
Jordan: Blogger Exposes a State Secret
Did Rumsfeld Authorize War Crimes?
Leak on Cross-Border Chases From Iraq