WikiLeaks: Service Or Disservice?
The latest revelation via WikiLeaks, founded in 2o06 by Julian Assange (pictured), is that thousands of war crimes may have been committed by U.S. troops in Afghanistan while George W. Bush was commander-in-chief.
Assange said the leaked documents thus far, which date from January 2004 to December 2009, “only scratched the surface” of what really was going on.
In particular, Assange pointed to a deadly missile strike ordered by Taskforce 373, a unit allegedly charged with hunting down and killing senior Taliban targets.
Assange said there was also evidence of cover-ups when civilians were killed by special forces. He said suspiciously high number of casualties was attributed to ricochets.
The White House is condemning these leaks, and National Security Adviser Jim Jones says these leaks put American lives and those of our partners at risk. Information released includes intelligence about the relationship between our supposed ally, Pakistan, with both the Taliban and al Qaeda, and the Taliban having heat-seeking missiles.
So, do we want transparency in government, or do we want to be kept in the dark about what we are up to, as our taxpayer dollars go to wars that are the real reason our country heads deeper and deeper into bankruptcy?Click here for reuse options!
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