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Pentagon: Undisclosed Wikileaks documents 'potentially more explosive'

Updated 10:06 p.m.
Pentagon officials believe they have identified the 15,000 classified Afghanistan war documents that the online site WikiLeaks has obtained and not yet disclosed, and the military is now sifting through them for references that could harm troops or civilians.

The records at issue contain material that is "potentially more explosive, more sensitive," Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said, than the information in the 77,000 Afghanistan field reports and assessments WikiLeaks put online last month in an effort to shed light on the U.S. military's war in Afghanistan.

A task force of more than 100 intelligence analysts have been sifting "around the clock" through all 91,000 records, looking for hundreds of key words, including the names of Afghan citizens, mosques and allies, in an effort to evaluate the danger caused by exposure, Morrell said. "We have found many instances in which our allies or their forces are mentioned in these documents," and the U.S. military has then notified them as the case warrants, he said.

WikiLeaks posted the Afghan War Diaries in a database 17 days ago.

"We have yet to see any harm come to anyone in Afghanistan that we can directly tie to exposure in the WikiLeaks documents," Morrell said. But, he asserted, "there is in all likelihood a lag between exposure of these documents and jeopardy in the field."

A WikiLeaks spokesman, Daniel Schmitt, told the Daily Beast blog last week that WikiLeaks would like the Pentagon to assist it in reviewing the 15,000 records to determine what material should be withheld to protect innocent civilians from harm.

Morrell said: "We are as easy to find as any organization in the world. If you're serious about wanting to work with us, contact us directly."

By Ellen Nakashima  | August 11, 2010; 5:30 PM ET
 
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I HOPE THE LEAKS DRIVE A TRUCK THROUGH THE PLANS OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND ARMCHAIR COWARDS AT THE PENTAGON. We have NO BUSINESS whatsoever being in Iraq or Afghanistan. A military is not designed to act as a police force or for purposes of "nation building". That kind of nonsense, just as it did in Vietnam, will merely get a bunch of our soldiers killed.... and for NOTHING! The military is designed to fight wars, to conquer, destroy an enemy state's military, and as uncivilized as it may sound, to subjugate a population. That's it! And it should never be used for anything else. Any general too cowardly to point these simple facts out to our political "leaders" needs to be removed from command.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | August 11, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

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Posted by: coiaorguk | August 11, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Let's not forget that we are in Afghanistan in retaliation for supporting and harboring an organization that contributed to 3000 Americans being lost on 9/11/01. Iraq and Afghanistan are two very different wars. Iraq was a war of "choice" while Afghanistan is a war of retaliation (of sorts).

Posted by: fluF_puf | August 11, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

IF THIS NEWSPAPER TELLS ME ONE MORE TIME THAT MY COMMENTS HAVE TO BE CENSURED, I WILL STOP READING THIS PIECE OF JUNK AND MOVE ON TO A PAPER THAT IS NOT HIDING THE TRUTH OR MANIPULATING PUBLIC OPINION!!!

ONE MORE TIME!!!

A WikiLeaks spokesman, [said] that WikiLeaks would like the Pentagon to assist it in reviewing the 15,000 records to determine what material should be withheld to protect innocent civilians from harm."
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! The Pentagon is a killing machine. You don't sit down with such puke. You release the documents and let the Afghans hang those who sold out to the occupying infidels!!!

YOU LET THE WORLD KNOW what's happening to women and children who are Muslims and have resources that our fat empire wants.

Posted by: jewishmother | August 11, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

Latest WikiLeak disclosure: American government is thoroughly inept.

Posted by: mocmao | August 11, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Regardless of how you feel about the war, and it certainly is looking more and more like a mistake at this point to stay longer, Wikileaks should not release names of sources or collaborators. That's because doing so will mean death to them and their families. Wikileaks should get the truth out, but not at the expense of people being killed. That's just not right.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | August 11, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

here is a simple prayer that any one watching this unfold can pray to a god who listens to sincere dialogue if the military is completely in the right and many innocent people will be hurt by the leaking of this information than I urge wiki to do no further disclosing but if the government has systematically too put any civilians or service men in harms way or done anything to cause torment or death than perhaps the truth should be exposed I would pray for both parties to search their souls keep in mind the turbulent atmospere we are forced to breathe these days and use caution do not hold back what is true and right do not cover up what is right and true and remember a god almost here for the lack of wisdom we posess ourselves is watching and he is nobody to mess with amen

Posted by: robertajkaufman3 | August 11, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

All the folks at Wikileaks and their enablers and supporters on the internet and elsewhere should be flensed and disposed of like the saboteurs and traitors they are.

Posted by: muawiyah | August 11, 2010 6:52 PM | Report abuse

Well, Cheney and cohorts surely gave a sterling example of patriotism and respect for secrecy, when he, lead the move to uncover an undercover CIA operative. He got away with it, and now he gets astronomical pensions from the government and Haliburton, and, this, and that, and so on, and so much money coming in!, and nobody NOBODY questions it. Well, them little guys are beginning to take notice how patriotism and loyalty works. All about the coins.
We need leadership here. We got garbage, but normal people are waking up to see the difference.

Posted by: likovid | August 11, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse


Meanwhile WaPo hacks continue to dance around how Pfc Bradley Manning is a flaming homosexual who sold out his country to WiliLeaks because he was about to be discharged from the Army for a sodomy violation.

Posted by: screwjob19 | August 11, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse


Those associated with this irresponsible release of classified information should be held to account for their criminal acts.

Posted by: chicago77 | August 11, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Obama supporters love these leaks. Republicans think they're treasonous. Hmmm. I think I'll vote Republican from now on!

Posted by: georges2 | August 11, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

??

Posted by: RealityCheckerInEffect | August 11, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Secrecy, backroom deals, conflict of interest and collusion, worked for or will work for corporations, embedded and burrowed operatives, treason, leveraged to other nations. That's about all you can say about the American government, the best government money can buy.
The policies of Colonialism with its invasions and manipulating assassinations, coups and puppet despotic governments are nothing but Theft and Murder and results in Terrorism.
Who benefits from the invasions of weaker countries to steal their natural resources and lands for colonization?
The Neo Conservative "Think Tanks" have been pushing for the policies of Colonialism from back to Nixon and Reagan. The Neo Con owned munitions, military supply, material and hardware conglomerates have benefitted off Iraq, off Israel stealing Palestinian lands, off the 1953 coup of the Irans Prime Minister, off selling weapons and munitions to Bin Laden in the 1980's, off selling Saddam Hussein chemicals, weapons and munitions when Iraq invaded Iran in the 1980's.
The idiots who blindly follow the likes of Shotgun Cheney and Juniot and Senior Bush are just that. Idiots who never had an original thought in their heads their whole adult life.
The Neo Conservative who yank the puppet strings of our corrupt politicians and officials will never admit their policies of Colonialism are nothing but Theft and Murder, and leads to Terrorism. To do so, they'll be forced to admit to the world that they are guilty of Theft and Murder and are ultimately responsible for the murder of 3,000 Americans on 9/11.

Posted by: CurtJ | August 11, 2010 7:29 PM | Report abuse

all I see from the leftists here is a target-rich environment for potential investigations. you should be identified, located and dealt with for being the traitors you really are.

Posted by: madmike272 | August 11, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Come on the war in Afghanistan is already lost after nine years and spending billions of American tax payers dollars because of corruptions and ill plannings...now pentagon is distracting public on this issue and trying to give public some multiple confusing reasons why the war in Afghanistan couldn't be won...the wikileak disclosures and any further disclosures is and will be calculated move by pentagon for public consumption..Bush and his jewish adviser were so arrogant of the America's fire power that they didn't plan this war properly..and a war without any proper plan is lost from the begining.The Afghans are battle hardened people thanks to Russian invasion in 80s and now nine years war with the America/NATO make them more tough and experienced.

Posted by: hellbender1 | August 11, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Pretty cavalier attitude Wikileaks has towards putting people in mortal danger. It's becuase of irresponsible organizations like this that the government classifies everything..

Posted by: moebius22 | August 11, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

Pentagon wary of leaks? Like what kind of leaks? Like false military reports about the sons of… who want to clime up politically? Or those who become “pilots” and crash because they are not pilot materials, just the sons of… and end up killing others with them?

Posted by: Shanan1 | August 11, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Let the Congress declare war, limited as it is but nevertheless war, against the Taliban, as a military force, trying to set up new operating bases for Al-Qaeda within an ally, i.s Afghanistan, and then all leaks can be persecuted as sedition and people can be put to death for treason, a word that comes in play a lot during wars. Otherwise we kill our own soldiers fighting "police actions" from within the U.S.

Posted by: HarGru | August 11, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

Our soldiers are now waking up, to the clear factual understanding, that they are in truth, War Criminals, not fighting for anyone's FREEDOM in Iraq or Afghanistan....
Not avenging the 'inside' Bush/Cheney 9/11 job.
Freedom is the only justification for killing the so called 'enemy' and the 'collateral' citizen population by the millions!! Bribing all sides....

Posted by: goddessvictory | August 11, 2010 7:57 PM | Report abuse

fluF_puf - Excuse me! Those terrorist attacked WALL STREET and NEW YORK CITY, not the rest of the country. Their anger is directed at Washington D.C. and New York. In that, they aren't much different than the rest of us, except that they reacted violently and ended up harming a lot of innocents. New York and Washington are twin cesspools of greed and self serving swine.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | August 11, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

It is as if the Pentagon and Wikileaks are coordinating this. The Pentagon helps hype it up, with help from the WaPo, and the message is "Pakistan has betrayed us". You watch. See if the war isn't now expanded into Pakistan. This is what they want. Wikileaks is helping sell the new agenda. Iran and Pakistan are the next two targets. Hell, the drones, Xe and the CIA are already in Pakistan.

Assange said he was annoyed by those of us who know 911 was an inside job. If he was for real, he would not have said that. It is way beyond obvious that 911 was not what we were told.

I would not trust Assange with my secrets. I believe Wikileaks is a possible CIA "honeypot" or at the least, a limited hangout.

Posted by: TexasTruth | August 11, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

"Let's not forget that we are in Afghanistan in retaliation for supporting and harboring an organization that contributed to 3000 Americans being lost on 9/11/01"

Exactly!

And I want to know when we're gonna open up a big can full of Shock and Awe on the health insurance industry responsible for the deaths of perhaps 40,000 Americans per year, every year, for lack of health care?

If this war is as you say, namely, petty indiscriminate mass retribution, we are beyond hope as a society.

Given we seem to be creating terrorists faster than we can kill them, it doesn't seem a good defensive strategy. So if not retribution, and not defense, then what?

Oh, I know. Employment.

Posted by: trippin | August 11, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

"Let's not forget that we are in Afghanistan in retaliation for supporting and harboring an organization that contributed to 3000 Americans being lost on 9/11/01"

2 Things that are completely WRONG!

1. George W. Bush signed the order to invade Afghanistan the day BEFORE 9/11 because the Taliban were not playing ball for a Unocal oil pipeline ("Accept our offer of a carpet of gold, or we will bury you under a carpet of bombs"). Which begs the question, why weren't Americans told that their military was gearing up for a massive invasion of a foreign country? The answer is because they knew 9/11 was going to happen, and they let it happen.

2. 3000 Americans did NOT die on 9/11. There were 500 people from other nations who died on that tragic day. Be informed and stop spreading ignorant ultra-patriotic propaganda! When you do this it disrespects all of those people who died from other nations.

Posted by: dotmafia | August 11, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

LET THE SUN SHINE THROUGH THE FOG OF WAR.

THE TRUTH WILL SET US FREE!

Our troops are routinely slaughtering civilians under cover of collateral damage.

Why then talk about "innocents" being killed by release of documents by Wikileaks?

At least we all know that the motive behind the leaks are well-intentioned.

Posted by: e_ssy | August 11, 2010 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Wikileaks needs to be defended as one of the last bastions of free speech in the USA. These are not secrets but evidence of the cover-ups that have been going on since this campaign of revenge was started. What, you don't want to see, hear, read the evidence? Well let those who believe in freedom of speech deal with it. Remember Free Speech, its part of the 1st Amendment to the Constitution. Isn't defending the constitution what all you tea bag conservative true believers want? Isn't that what liberals and progressives profess? Democrats and republicans what about you? If not just call it a day, the American experiment is over and done. Lets raise the Fascist corporate flag salute and turn the lights out.

Posted by: bobgushue | August 11, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Wikileaks, had it existed at the time, would have published the names and addresses of all Jews in Europe, everyone who was helping Jews, and specific details of future Allied troop movements. We know this because of the great gift Wikileaks gave to the Taliban--a nice hit list. What is it Wikileaks loves about the Taliban? Is it their rape, torture, killing, and/or throwing acid in the face of young girls with the audacity to attempt to go to school? Maybe Wikileaks loves the way the Taliban terrorizes and extorts Afghan farmers and violently enforces extremist Islam on an unwilling Afghan population. Maybe Wikileaks really just thinks all women should wear burkas, stay home, and be stoned if they are victims of rape. Or is it the fact that the Taliban would torture and kill anyone it believed to be gay? Whatever the reason, the world community needs to shun Wikileaks as it would any other group or organization helping the Taliban commit heinous war crimes.

Posted by: sam38 | August 11, 2010 11:30 PM | Report abuse

If Wikileaks wants to help the American people, it should leak critical documents from all of the major trans-national corporations that are violating our essential freedoms.

I'm curious why Wikileaks is concentrating only on government institutions... ?

Posted by: PGonz | August 11, 2010 11:44 PM | Report abuse

the pentagram, excuse me, the pentagon has got a definite problem here, in as much as two absurd and unpopular bloodbath wars which have basically accomplished nothing are about to become even less tenable, and this is the point folks, it's not about anything but the slaughter of innocent people in the name of hubris, war is not legitimate foreign policy, so wake up to the fact that once again, the us military is being used for illegitimate purposes, ie war crimes are being perpetrated, and the people who need to go to trial in the hague are our own politicians.

Posted by: wellspout | August 12, 2010 2:12 AM | Report abuse

So Bradley Manning is supposed to be a traitor for publicizing classified information that was actually already publicly known. Go back 40 years and get a copy of Jon Marks and Victor Marchetti's "The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence". It was the FIRST book ever submitted to the CIA for prepublication censorship. The CIA redacted almost 400 passages from the book so the publishers went to court and won about 150 pasages that were published in boldfaced type. Want to know the types of info that were classified? Things like the name of the Then-National Security Adviser to Nixon who OK'd the overthrow of Allende. All that was ALREADY in the book. It was just his NAME, Henry Kissinger, that was redacted. So tell ME about how the government ONLY classifies info of national import. Bollocks. Info is usually classified to cover some government or business functionary's behind. SUNLIGHT IS THE BEST DISINFECTANT. PERIOD. I can't wait dor all those State Dept. cables to be released so the World sees exactly HOW the US views world leaders.

Posted by: Ishmael932 | August 12, 2010 3:52 AM | Report abuse

deja Vietnam

Posted by: dwillims1 | August 12, 2010 5:27 AM | Report abuse

It amazes me that we have homeless children, children who are the slowest and weakest at math/science/comprehension in the world, and families who are in the street (news doesn't report this lovely fact about the USA). However, those of us who work, pay taxes, and love the country are FORCED to pay for these wars that only benefit one interest : WAR/"Defense" Contractors who use slave labor/child labor.

The USA has failed. It was a beautiful conception/experimental idea. The military industrial complex and the neo-conservatives have destroyed the country. Conservativism has died. I wish Ron Paul could be president.

Posted by: FiatBooks | August 12, 2010 7:08 AM | Report abuse

The Taliban no doubt sees all this as a gift from God.

Posted by: to_robert | August 12, 2010 7:31 AM | Report abuse

If the US government doesn't like being
caught in it's lies and crimes by leaks
then it should stop lying and committing
crimes. What Julian Assange does is not
criminal,what the President of the United
States is doing by supporting these wars is
criminal.

Posted by: Fred542 | August 12, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

How does this not fall under material support for terrorism/state enemies, but providing advice to an organization about peaceful reconciliation is?

I voted for, and still support, Obama. I think these Wikileaks scumbags should rot in some Eastern European secret prison with their friends. Be careful before you throw a blanket over people who are different from you. It makes you little different than the brainwashed terrorists that believe the same rhetorical BS spouted by their pundits/radical imams.

Posted by: booerns14 | August 12, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse

Pretty cavalier attitude Wikileaks has towards putting people in mortal danger. It's becuase of irresponsible organizations like this that the government classifies everything..

Posted by: moebius22

Pretty cavalier attitude the government has towards putting people in mortal danger, as well, wouldn't you say? I sure would and did. The US government is the traitor, as it operates based on money, not the well-being of it's own citizens.

Posted by: rconner9 | August 12, 2010 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Last I'd heard, Obama was running the Pentagon.

Posted by: georges2 | August 11, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse
Obama supporters love these leaks. Republicans think they're treasonous. Hmmm. I think I'll vote Republican from now on!

Posted by: AxelDC | August 12, 2010 8:46 AM | Report abuse

Wikileaks is operated by the CIA and Pentagon. Don't be fooled folks. To find out more, search Wayne Madsen and wikileaks. It's no coincidence that wikileaks hasn't released anything that's eally a 'top secret' or new. Stop reading mainstream media, source your own news on the web via blogs.

Posted by: calumc | August 12, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Breaking news. Democrats set to surrender!

Oh wait, that's not breaking, but expected.

Posted by: NelsonMuntz | August 12, 2010 9:03 AM | Report abuse

We should just leave now. Let the region implode. Watch Turkey and Eastern Europe emerge as part of a hybrid Islamic-Persian empire with nuclear power... one that stretches from Romania to India, and Russia to Nigeria. They will engage in a war we will not have the stomach for, and they also wage it on a front the industrialized world will be shy to criticize and has been silenced lest they be accused of genocide: population war. The first front will be the pull out. The second are the climate change debates. Instead of some scientifically-calculated carbon balance based on sinks, people will scream "per capita," "per capita" and drown out those with any sense is drowned out. Can you explain why Iran has called for a population explosion? Are they realistically preparing for a ground war? Or are they rolling the dice and looking ahead thinking "we cannot catch up if we cannot get more people for more emissions." The battle has begun, and nobody is talking about it.

While one could argue that we should never have tried this Greek-Hellenization trick with Iraq that Greece successfully pulled with Asia Minor; you must see that while at the same time we cannot afford this war financially, we cannot afford to leave before we have let establish gov't capable of taking care of their own people. Otherwise, all the money, all the sacrifice, it has been more than wasted.

What the US really needs to do in the long run is get out of the business of selling weapons to everyone.

But the real question here is... if the US is so scary good at espionage and slight of hand, how does Wikileaks and anyone associated with them have any trace left on the internet or on the planet? ...and not rumors, whispers, and ghosts of something that may have been? Kinda puts the lid on some of these conspiracy theories. They're just NOT that good.

Posted by: NovaMike | August 12, 2010 9:18 AM | Report abuse

When I think of the American government, the first words that enter my mind are: Inept, corrupt, wasteful, mismanaged , bloated, and foolish.

Every major undertaking is a mess. Secrets haphazardly guarded. Projects and programs over budget.

To be frank, the government is not to be trusted.

Posted by: richard36 | August 12, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

As long as the enemy is percieved as being any place other than the Marxist in the White House, DOJ and in the government schools, it is a diversion.
The military function is to enable an unconditional surrender and that will never be achieved by the ridiculous rules of engagement.
The General Officer rank has been so politically corrupted as to make truth a casualty and a threat to national security.

Posted by: dch2 | August 12, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Was it a Freudian slip that the author refers to the conflict in Afghanistan as "..the U.S. military's war in Afghanistan." Before you can solve a problem you have to own it. I heard something like that somewhere along the way and it seemed to make sense to me.

Posted by: reino | August 12, 2010 10:03 AM | Report abuse

The Pentagon needs to get over their all important attitude about themselves.

Can anyone name a war that the United States started and won?

Posted by: doug39 | August 12, 2010 10:09 AM | Report abuse

I hope they release the document describing who let Bin Laden get a head start out of Afghanistan. Whether you are liberal or conservative, this is a real head scratcher.

Posted by: usblues1 | August 12, 2010 10:36 AM | Report abuse

I ALWAYS SAID YOU CANNOT FIGHT A WAR FROM 6 THOUSAND MILES AWAY,IT DIDN`T WORK IN VIETNAM AND IT WON`T WORK HERE .THE MILITARY HAS THEIR HANDS TIED FROM SOME ONE IN A ROOM IN FLORIDA AND D.C.

Posted by: SISSD1 | August 12, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

Find this guy, arrest him and throw away the key!!!

Posted by: iuriggs6 | August 12, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

It is impossible to make much sense of madmike272's post (below @ 7:42 PM) as it is written, as a criticism of "leftists" in the context of a discussion that has little or nothing to do with "left" or "right"... unless we take it that he assumes anyone opposed to any particular government policy, to the conduct of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, or to the wars themselves, is a "leftist". madmike regards such dissidents as "traitors", and hopes that they will all be investigated.

Given that assumption, madmike's statement is merely foolish and wrongheaded, rather than senseless gibberish.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | August 12, 2010 11:47 AM | Report abuse

I can't help wonder what JFK would think of today's Americans. JFK was the Democratic president who said: "Ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country."
That's all that our people in uniform, everyone from soldiers on the front lines to top officers in the Pentagon, are doing. When the country calls, as we did on Sept. 12, 2001, they come. No questions asked.
Spare them your bile, please.

Posted by: carolmfrey | August 12, 2010 12:14 PM | Report abuse

From the posts I've read here, I see garbage.
Someone commented about Valerie Plame. Richard Armitage admitted that he was the one who outer her.

Those in the Pentagon and below take orders from the civilian leaders of this country. The community organizer in chief is now the commander in chief of the military who knows what about running a war?

What the political leaders of this country did in Vietnam and are now doing in Iraq and Afghanistan is tying the military's hands in doing the fighting. What the civilian leadership should do is determine if, when and who we will invade, supply the necessary equipment and get out of the way and let the military win it. As it is, they are now doing as they did with micromanaging Vietnam and losing the public support. At least this time around, the public isn't blaming the individual soldier as they did during and after Vietnam. Give it time. It will come. All they need are the likes of John Kerry and Jane Fonda to lead them.

Posted by: gfafblifr | August 12, 2010 12:44 PM | Report abuse

When first released, these items were "dismissed" as old news ... stuff already in public domain, etc. Sine we have now become the military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned us against, the only thing "explosive" I would expect would be something to cost some big "contract" easy money.

Posted by: deehoover | August 12, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

"That is sheer nonsense and a useless waste of time. I repeat, gentlemen, that you will get nowhere at it." -- Hemingway

I wonder if any of these hundred analysts will be asked to express a view about whether the whole enterprise has been equine urination from day one. That would be an interesting discussion. Maybe we would be allowed to read a summary of their arguments after all the reasoning and facts had been selectively redacted.

I request anonymity because the moon is in the seventh house and I am too drunk to stand up.

Posted by: pressF1 | August 12, 2010 1:17 PM | Report abuse

pressF1,

Not the point. There is a system of security for a reason - it protects lives. If someone breaks the laws around that system, they must be held accountable and prosecuted to the fullest extent.

When it comes to war, it's always bad. But that gives no right to any fake news organization or real news organization to leak highly classified documents that endanger our troops, our informants, their families, and the entire strategy.

The man responsible for leaking the material and the site should be shut down and tried for treason or war crimes.

Posted by: pathfinder12 | August 12, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

georges2,

I'm an Obama supporter and I think these leaks are treasonous, just as I thought the outing of Valerie Plame was treasonous.

Of course, you were probably in favor of how that was handled.

Posted by: pathfinder12 | August 12, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

The military should not be in the business of nation-building. Period.

Posted by: atroncale1 | August 12, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Hello,

I did Vote .

For Our Current President.

If there is of How many Places .?

that have what Leaks .

of what Information.!!

Then what is also on the Media Also.?

Loose Lips Sink What.?

If Our Military is having what Troubles .

In what Country ..

has Our.

Heads of Government.

or what Heads of .

to Other Willing Countries.

To Try to Sign any such Documents.

Policies or what Protocols .

To what Haggle or have what..

Diplomacy in action to Try.?

Between what other Country Heads .

Or for Our Country also.

If There is what Troubles .
in what States..

Of Our U.S..

Our States of an Individual Type..

for Each State ...

to Try To Work Out.

or is there A Combined effort...

to try to Achieve some Goals ...

Between What States too.?

Maybe I do Not Understand...

But If There is some Problems at..

Our Home front..

do we Address These here.?

Or Not.

And Abroad Throughout Our World ..

what is Our Countries Policy..

to be to doing..

you Tell me.

Is it to Give and what Support...

without what any Returns.

To Our Own Country..

or will there be some what..

Give or what Take ..

from what Sides in some way .?

What Is It About Peoples..

is it to just Try to Destroy or what Conquer....

is that what All the World ...

Will be about...

if this is what will be to happening where we have in what future..

of Generations..

to look Forward to what,,,,.
WW3...

or or Our Planet just Becoming a what..

A Cinder..

or what A water world.?

But then who even cares anymore ..

It is A Rainbow..

God Placed as a sign to say ..

that he will not Flood the Earth again himself..

do you understand that.

It will just be Peoples Own doing...

of their Own Self Destructive ways ...

that these things will come about.

this is just a warning,,,

from A Christian,,

and a Patriot ..

of Our U.S. ..

From A Vet,.

Larry .

In the Heartland.

Good luck.

take care

Have a nice day..

if you are able too.

Posted by: L_Stevens64 | August 12, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

KEEP ROCKIN WIKI LEAKS I HOPE YOU EXPOSE ALL THESE CRIMINALS!


I THINK THE PENTAGON OR SOMEONE IS PAYING PEOPLE TO PUT OUT BOGUS STORIES ABOUT COINTELPRO BEING IN THE PAST, COINTELPRO IS VERY MUCH ALIVE TODAY, IN FACT IT IS TEN TIMES WORSE AND TEN TIMES MORE DESTRUCTIVE. NOW THEY HAVE THE MILITARY VERY MUCH INVOLVED USING MILITARY SATELLITES TO TRACK AND MONITOR A PERSONS EVERY MOVE YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PRIVACY WHATSOEVER, THEY EVEN WATCH ME IN MY BEDROOM, THEY ARE SICK PIGS AND NEED TO BE EXPOSED NOW. ALL MY COMMUNICATIONS ARE MONITORED WITH ABSOLUTELY NO TRIAL, JURY OR JUDGE, THEY DO WHATEVER THEY WANT. I'M GANG STALKED AND TEERRORIZED DAILY, TRACKED AND HARASSED BY THE POLICE WITH SATELLITES. THEY GET TO MY EMPLOYERS, DOCTORS, ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME. AND THEN THEY USE DIRECTED ENERGY WEAPONS TO POISON ME AND BRING MORE TEERROR INTO MY LIFE. THIS IS AMERICA QUIT THE PAST SHIIT! JUST WATCH MY VIDEOS! http://www.youtube.com/user/kcraigdc

WE NEED NULLIFICATION NOW TO REGAIN OUR COUNTRY FROM THESE TYRANNICAL FREAKS WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER AMERICA AND WANT TO USHER IN THEIR NWO INSANITY. I NEED HELP IF ANYBODY GIVES A DAMN IN THIS WORLD.

http://disc.yourwebapps.com/discussion.cgi?disc=149495;article=131896;title=APFN

KEVIN CANADA

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Posted by: kcraigdc | August 12, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Just like Vietnam.

The Pentagon using lies and deceit to cover up massive incompetence and human rights violations in a war that should never have been fought.

No wonder Muslim hate the US. All we do is bomb and kill those who we think are different from us.

We are sowing hate throughout the rest of the world.

Posted by: DadBug | August 12, 2010 9:39 PM | Report abuse

Poor Elitist Sympathizing "New World Order Pentagon", they are afraid people might find out how drugs heroin is sent into the streets of USA on the "Black Market" to be sold to our children and then the Roid Police come along arrest, fine and imprison our children!
USA is a big Prison Industry now-a-days for the Elitists, Re: David Rockefeller, Maurice Strong, George Soros - they only want to de-industrialize America's honest businesses!

Any Graft business that lines the Globalists pocket are maintained in stealthy Health! Isn't that right Rupert Murdoch? - Who, owns a big share in the Wall Street Journal

By the way if you want to write David Rockefeller or see him in person and complain - he lives at 146 - East 65th Street, New York, Ny. 10065 USA

The reasons why, we must vote out, Establishment Government Representatives, whether they are Left or Right - Incumbent or Candidate!

Make sure they do not belong to any of the Global Elitist Organizations: Bilderberg Group, Trilateral Commission, Council on Foreign Relations, Club of Rome, Skull and Bones, Canadian Council of Chief Executives,
Harvard Elite Players, Goldman Sachs, International Monetary Fund, The United Nations, World Health Organization, World Trade Organization.

The reason we must vote out Establishment Government Representatives whether they are Left or Right, Incumbent or Candidate is explained on this 2 minute News Clip below:

TWO Party Paradyne System News clip:

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2824363/the_obama_deception_extra_part_2/

Posted by: PaulRevere4 | August 12, 2010 11:40 PM | Report abuse

It makes me so AAAAANgry when the truth gets out.

Posted by: T-Prop | August 12, 2010 11:58 PM | Report abuse

AH WAIT what IS IT. "potentially explosive" alright I see. isn't there a part of the sentence missing?

i thought yes, but maybe I thought this only because I just took a look at http://shortlinks.de/ffl1

Posted by: Blumenkuebel | August 13, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

re "Come on the war in Afghanistan is already lost after nine years and spending billions of American tax payers dollars because of corruptions and ill plannings…now pentagon is distracting public on this issue and trying to give public some multiple confusing reasons why the war in Afghanistan couldn’t be won…(…)"

Posted by: hellbender1 | August 11, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

we agree. we do not agree with the rest of the comment. we wouldn’t argue the war would be won “with a better strategic effort”. that’s bullshit. your country i already broke as anything after staying too long in middle age (scroll up to the white background part of the shortlink page named above for details about this).

there’s another potential “explosive danger” the pentagon wihes neither to see not to realise. 50.000 MOTHER MIGHT GET ANGRY. IMAGINE 50.000 MOTHERS THROWING TOMATOES, EGGS AND MORE SERIOUS STUFF (LIKE SHOES OF THEOR LOST SONS) AT THIS PERSON DURING HIS NEXT SPEECH…

50.000 mothers might prefer their sons back at home for dinner than having them at a framed art at their room until the rest of their days.

Posted by: Blumenkuebel | August 13, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

oh and btw before I forget:

HELLO @demotix ! CHECK YOUR TWITTERINBOX! YOUR TASK TODAY: VERIFY http://shortlinks.de/7rx3 AND TRY TO BE FASTER THAN @Reuters !! wikileaks

this was seen in a ticker channel today. just for the case that a washington staff member also would be interested to verify this (linked) quotation? could be a retweeted, seen and really widely read article...

Posted by: Blumenkuebel | August 13, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

The names and address's in these classified documents are nothing but special interest puppets and excuses that are being used for the benefit of war profiteers and criminal politicians involved in the military industrial complex and big oil. You can be sure the politicians involved are invested in big oil, aircraft technology and weapons. They are being bribed by partisan domineering fake religions with no conscience.
Since the invasion of Afghanistan, heroin has become convenient in America. The same leaders that introduced the invasion of Afghanistan have talked about free trade with Columbia which is a major cocaine supplier.
The contras and the sandinistas of central America along with Panama and its leader back in the eighties were involved in cocaine trafficking.
Oliver North was known to have been involved in drug trafficking in Dallas in that period in which he claimed it to be a covert action to raise money for the contras. What a crook of bull that was!!
Our government has been hijacked by special interest criminals. Reagan was never mentally present during his terms as president.
The corporate take over of America, the economic failure, the looting and the bailouts brought on by the Bush administrations clear back to Neil Bush and the Savings and loan scandal, enron world com., the new world order without the world, the national debt and wars are no accident. These methods are aimed directly at destroying the freedoms that Americans enjoy. Social Security, Medicare, Minimum Wage, Organized labor and community schools just to name a few.
Special interest greed and lust is separating a 2% rich from a 98% poor. The doubling of the cost of gas and oil when the Bush family is in office is a perfect example of greed. Or haven't you noticed that the cost of living permanently doubles every time one of them is in office and never subsides after their departure because of huge national debt that they leave behind.
The next special interest republican President will be a Bush and the destruction of America will be complete at the end of his term.

Posted by: kimkimminni1 | August 13, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

pacifist everywhere applaud Wikileaks

Posted by: mlansdon | August 14, 2010 10:23 AM | Report abuse

Those that applaud putting our military and allies in even more danger are simply traitors in my book.

Posted by: thebink | August 14, 2010 10:27 AM | Report abuse

@ agree completely yes they are ..

* pacifist & enemies of america everywhere applaud Wikileaks

and yes counterintelligence agencies from: Russia China Taliban Iran Argentina are aware of wikileaks. wikileaks hiding behind the auspices of freedom of information are as cowardly as barbaric terrorist / hamas / taliban hiding behind the skirts of women and children

Posted by: mlansdon | August 14, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Thank you for the URL showing the hoax behind the 77 bombing of London. This is a must seen video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAj6RF5inqw&feature=PlayList&p=DAA2512BEF7FC777&index=1

About 151 people were killed that day and the Zionsts government of the Tony Blair can't say who did it!! Was it MOSAD, CIA or MI6?! This was done to justefy the wars that we are in and scape goat.

I am not shock and I am mostly disguested when I think these are intentional plots by our governments to brain wash the population and kill their own citisens to convence them that they have to go to a war far far away.

Sad isn't it?! Shame.

Posted by: Esther_Haman | August 14, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

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