Friday, June 18, 2010

Wikileaks Soldier Reveals Orders for "360 Rotational Fire"

You Want us to Kill Women and Children on the Street?

By Ralph Lopez

"If someone in your line gets hit with an IED, 360 rotational fire. You kill every motherf*cker on the street."

Myself and Josh and a lot of other soldiers were just sitting there looking at each other like, "Are you kidding me? You want us to kill women and children on the street?"

Click here to read all of this excellent but disturbing article, and the public comments at the end


And in case you missed it . . .



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"Americans Have a Right to Know"


By Ray McGovern, Daniel Ellsberg and Coleen Rowley


It is a safe bet that NSA, CIA, FBI and other agencies have been instructed to do all possible to make an example of Wikileaks leader, Australian-born Julian Assange, and his colleagues. Much is at stake -- for both Pentagon and freedom of the press.

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Truth Through a Soda Straw

By John Grant

There is no reason why Americans should not see what US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan are doing in their name and with their tax resources. In a free society, the fact something may discredit the military is the military’s problem. Using the power of courts, prisons or worse to quash the truth is, as a Times editorial put it, disgraceful.

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The Strange and Consequential Case of Bradley Manning, Adrian Lamo and WikiLeaks

Must Read - By Glenn Greenwald

From the start, this whole story was quite strange for numerous reasons. In an attempt to obtain greater clarity about what really happened here, I've spent the last week reviewing everything I could related to this case and speaking with several of the key participants (including Lamo, with whom I had a one-hour interview last night that can be heard on the recorder below.

Click on the headings to read all these insightful articles

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A Safe Haven For Investigative Journalists Everywhere

WikiLeaks Inspired "New Media Haven" Proposal Passes In Icelandic Parliament

Reykjavik, Iceland


The WikiLeaks advised proposal to build an international "new media haven" in Iceland, with the world's strongest press and whistleblower protection laws, and a "Nobel" prize for Freedom of Expression, has unanimously passed the Icelandic Parliament.
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Wikileak Case Echoes Pentagon Papers

By Coleen Rowley and Robert Parry

Though there are historic parallels between the actions of Manning today and those of Ellsberg in 1971, a major difference is the attitude of the mainstream U.S. news media, which then fought to publish Ellsberg’s secret history
but now is behaving more like what former CIA analyst Ray McGovern calls the “fawning corporate media” or FCM.

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WikiLeaks is Asking for Urgent Help
Courage is Contagious

By David Heath

We face difficult times.

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“Leaking This Information is the Act of a Hero.”

By Mike Gogulski

In the 70s, the persecution of Daniel Ellsberg only caused support for him to increase. Somehow, it seems like the same will not be true for Bradley Manning unless thoughtful & concerned citizens do something about it.

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