Leaked documents present bleak view of Afghan war

Wall Street Journal

07/25/10

Thousands of secret military documents were released Sunday by a Web-based organization, a gigantic leak of classified information that appeared to present a bleak view of Afghanistan war and could have a profound impact on the public perception of the conflict. The release of the documents, which were obtained and made public by the website WikiLeaks, evoked the Pentagon Papers, the secret history of the Vietnam War, which when published contradicted the public narrative of that war and played a role in turning public opinion against it...

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Bradley Manning’s gift

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

07/26/10

They said the huge cache of classified documents — including 250,000 diplomatic messages passed from US embassies around the world to Washington — was a fantasy, ‘boasting’ by Pfc. Bradley Manning, the intelligence analyst who gave Wikileaks that video of US soldiers laughing and shouting ‘good shot!’ as they mowed down Iraqi civilians. The ‘hi tech’ media, especially Wired magazine, did everything they could do discredit and smear him, including spreading rumors about his alleged sexuality. Now, with the release of over 91,000 internal US government communications, intelligence analyses and incident reports via Wikileaks, the motive behind the determined effort to smear Manning and shut down Wikileaks is all too apparent...

http://original.antiwar.com/justin/2010/07/25/bradley-mannings-gift/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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The Opposites Game: All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/07/26-8

The Heroism of PFC Bradley Manning
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/07/30-1

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Pentagon Eyes Accused Analyst Over WikiLeaks Data

Military investigators are checking computers used by Bradley Manning, a U.S. Army intelligence analyst charged this month with leaking classified information, to see if he is the source of thousands of military documents published Sunday by WikiLeaks.

http://bit.ly/bJl8W4



Legal Fund Established to Fight Imprisonment of Accused WikiLeaks Whistleblower

At 4PM EST on July 27, the Bradley Manning Support Network ( http://www.bradleymanning.org ) will begin accepting online donations for the legal defense of Private First Class Bradley Manning.

http://www.bradleymanning.org/


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