Collateral Murder

Wikileaks Commissions Lawyers to Defend Alleged Army Source

www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/wikileaks-to-lamo/

Wikileaks Commissions Lawyers to Defend Alleged Army Source

By Kevin Poulsen and Kim Zetter | June 11, 2010 | 3:58 pm | Categories: Bradley Manning, Sunshine and Secrecy

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wants a copy of the chat logs in which a U.S. intelligence analyst discussed providing classified materials to the whistle-blower site, according to an e-mail shown to Wired.com by the ex-hacker who turned the analyst in.

Assange says he’s arranging the legal defense for 22-year-old Bradley Manning, now in his third week in military custody.

In the Friday e-mail to Adrian Lamo, Assange (or someone convincingly posing as him) claims he wants to forward the logs to attorneys he says he’s hired to represent Manning, though the e-mail doesn’t explain why the unnamed lawyers aren’t approaching Lamo directly.

US Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe

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U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe

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Iraq War Vet: "We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us"

Source: http://www.truthout.org/iraq-war-vet-we-were-told-just-shoot-people-and-officers-would-take-care-us58378

Iraq War Vet: "We Were Told to Just Shoot People, and the Officers Would Take Care of Us"

Wednesday 07 April 2010

by: Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t | Report


(Image: Lance Page / t r u t h o u t;
Adapted: The U.S. Army, K. OS, whiteblot)

On Monday, April 5, Wikileaks.org posted video footage from Iraq, taken from a US military Apache helicopter in July 2007 as soldiers aboard it killed 12 people and wounded two children. The dead included two employees of the Reuters news agency: photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen and driver Saeed Chmagh.

The US military confirmed the authenticity of the video.

The footage clearly shows an unprovoked slaughter, and is shocking to watch whilst listening to the casual conversation of the soldiers in the background.

As disturbing as the video is, this type of behavior by US soldiers in Iraq is not uncommon.