Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Wikileaks Under Doubt as “Classified” Documents Substantiate Bogus U.S. Claims

The war between Wikileaks and the Pentagon supposedly continued on Friday as the famous “whistleblower” website released 400,000 “classified” documents. The Pentagon has reportedly assigned 120 personnel to pore over the documents to determine the potential damage they could cause to U.S. security.

However, like many news reports in this day and age, the real story may be buried under the hype surrounding the release of these supposedly “classified” documents and the “outrage” they are causing.

The documents seem to paint a picture that very much favours official U.S. positions on the Iraq war. For example, the American media, which has a well documented history of shilling for the U.S. government highlighted two stories that it supposedly extrapolated from these documents. The first was the fact that the majority of civilian casualties in the Iraq war were caused by Iraqis. This directly contradicts a comprehensive study conducted by John Hopkins University in 2004. It found that “coalition” forces killed over 600,000 Iraqis, the majority of them killed in airstrikes. The leaked documents conveniently contradict this information. The second major story emanating from the “leaks” is that Iran was actively destabilizing Iraq by funding militants who were assassinating Iraqi officials.
http://weeklyintercept.blogspot.com/2010/10/wikileaks-under-doubt-as-classified.html

If I was the US military industrial complex and I could not control wikileaks then I'd feed it with as much disinformation as I think it could handle without losing "credibility."

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, October 26th, 2010.]

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