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Wikileaks A Threat to National Security: US Says

July 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Wikileaks is a formless, international organization, originally based in Sweden, that publishes anonymous submissions and leaks of sensitive documents from governments and other organizations, while preserving the anonymity of their sources. Just recently the site has published documents which include details of killings of Afghan civilians that were unfortunately not reported until now. The records also showed that Pakistan and Iran are helping the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Pakistan has clearly denied the allegations. Its Ambassador in Washington, Husain Haqqani said that the “unprocessed” reports did “not reflect the current on ground realities”

“We have paid a price in treasure and in blood over the last two years. More Pakistanis have been killed by terrorists, including our military officers and intelligence service officials, we are not going to be distracted by something like this”, he added.

The report further suggest the following: (BBC News)

1. The Taliban has had access to portable heat-seeking missiles to shoot at aircraft.
2. A secret US unit of army and navy special forces has been engaged on missions to “capture of kill” top insurgents.
3. Many civilian casualties – caused by Taliban roadside bombs and Nato missions that went wrong – have gone unreported.

These leakage of information was given to major news media such as New York Times, the Guardian and the German news magazine, Der Spiegel.

Nato also did their investigation about the unreported Afghan civilian killings and was not able to find evidences. However, residents nearby that has been asked affirmed that they saw the incident and indeed civilians were killed.

From a statement, US National Security Adviser General James Jones said that these classified information that has been
released by Wikileaks “could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk”. US has labeled it as an “irresponsible” leak and could threaten national security. All these things came out in during 2004 to 2009, before President Obama “announced a new strategy with a substantial increase in resources for Afghanistan”.

Nobody still know who’s lying or not. One thing should be sure as of this moment, peace should prevail in this world and she should stick in solving it.

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