Pentagon Asks Wikileaks to “Do The Right Thing”
The New Work Times reported that Geoff Morrell, the Pentagon press secretary saying the logs gave Taliban and other militant groups access into US military tactics and techniques and revealed the names of the Afghan informants.
The Pentagon is worried about 15,000 more secret documents the site plans to post in addition to potentially others.
The U.S government has set- off a criminal inquiry led by the army and the F.B.I as 80 analysts from the US military and the F.B.I working to analyze the log file and its “damage.”
The site founder Julian Assang rejected repeatedly the U.S goverment acquisitions saying the logs showed “thousands” of war crimes that may have been committed in Afghanistan.”We are familiar with groups whose abuse we expose attempting to criticise the messenger to distract from the power of the message.”
WikiLeaks posted on Torrent recently an encrypted 1.4-gigabyte file as an “insurance” in case the site goes on the dark.
The Pentagon has acted in perplex manner, as reports after the site leaked the famous Baghdad Video of Iraqi civilians were alleged to have been killed by U.S. forces, suggested that his life is under danger and then news broke that a US official was quoted saying “we like his cooperation.”
The Guardian reported that earlier this year, “Wikileaks published a US military document which disclosed a plan to “destroy the centre of gravity” of Wikileaks by attacking its trustworthiness.”
Wikileaks was founded in 2007 and run by volunteers, the site’s servers are hosted in Sweden where laws in the country protect “leaks”. The site which has been under financial shortages partnered recently with Flattr, a Sweden based startup that is affiliated with the Pirate Bay and provides a micropayment platform that helps people share small amount of money to other websites called “Flattrs”, the Wikileaks Afghanistan war diary has collected hundreds of flattrs so far. As the site seems as an unstoppable force in the world’s media.
Should Wikileaks “do the right thing” or “the right thing is to continues leaking”?
#Julian Assang Photo credits.