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WikiLeaks bolsters argument for ‘enhanced’ interrogation tactics

WikiLeaks bolsters argument for ‘enhanced’ interrogation tactics

–Cables show U.S. collected details of plots, terrorists

Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, 19 May 2011

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s ongoing release of the Guantanamo Bay prison files, and large numbers of classified State Department cables, attempts to expose what he calls American corruption.

But supporters of the George W. Bush administration’s global war on terrorism say the nearly 800 Guantanamo files show that “enhanced” interrogations of hundreds of captured operatives at secret overseas prisons and at the Cuban prison amounted to one of the most successful intelligence operations in history.

The questions about why the U.S. knew so little before 9/11 and whether they could have discovered the information without detention or torture is not asked or answered.

May 23, 2011 Posted by | Guantánamo, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

Latest WikiLeaks target: Guantanamo Bay

Latest WikiLeaks target: Guantanamo Bay

Joshua Norman, CBS News, World Watch, 25 April 2011

Takes from four newspapers: Guardian, Washington Post, McClatchy Newspapers, New York Times

April 25, 2011 Posted by | Guantánamo, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al-Qaeda leaders on 9/11

WikiLeaks discloses new details on whereabouts of al-Qaeda leaders on 9/11

Peter Finn, Washington Post, 24 April 2011

April 25, 2011 Posted by | Guantánamo, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment

#INTERNET #WEB #WIKILEAKS #politics #media #Guardian ~ The Man Who Spilled the Secrets []

The ideal role of a journalistic outlet, in Assange’s view, is to be a passive conduit for reality, or at least for slivers of reality, with as little intervention as possible—no editing, no contextualizing, no explanations, no thinking, no weighing of one person’s claims against another’s, no regard for consequences. The technology that Assange has worked on for most of his career possesses immense capabilities, and cannot be controlled by a single institution or voice. It is perhaps for this reason that WikiLeaks—ultimately replaceable by the next technologically savvy anarchist—is so disturbing to so many.

The Man Who Spilled the Secrets


Sarah Ellison, Vanity Fair, Feb 2011

January 13, 2011 Posted by | "Collateral Murder" video, 1917 Espionage Act, Afghanistan documents, Alan Rusbridger, Amnesty International, Bradley Manning, citizen journalism, crowd sourcing, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, Daniel Ellsberg, Der Spiegel, El País, Eric Holder, Guantánamo, Hrafnsson, Iraq war logs, Le Monde, media, New York Times, Pentagon Papers, redaction, Reporters Without Borders, Smári McCarthy, U.S. diplomatic cables, U.S.Embassy cables, Unique Personality Organisation [UPO], Wau Holland, Web 2.0, WikiLeaks | Leave a comment