Friday, July 30, 2010

Julian Assange and Bradley Manning: two people who may already

have blood on their hands, the miserable little - there's just not a really good word for these things, is there?
The Taliban has issued a warning to Afghans whose names might appear on the leaked Afghanistan war logs as informers for the Nato-led coalition.

In an interview with Channel 4 News, Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, said they were studying and investigating the report, adding “If they are US spies, then we know how to punish them.”

The warning came as the US military’s top officer, Admiral Mike Mullen said that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, may already have blood on his hands following the leak of 92,000 classified documents relating to the war in Afghanistan by his website.

“Mr Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family,” he said
Manning, you're a traitor. Assange, you're a cowardly little attention-seeker who doesn't care what harm he does, long as he gets attention. Well, you're getting it, you little shit.


Luton Ian said...

I thought that the stated intention of Wikileaks was to provide an annonymized forum for highlighting corrupt and or dirty dealings and other malpractice within statist institutions.

Looks like someone just found a very bloody way to get rid of that otherwise useful and well intentioned facility.

The prayer wheel to the deity of unintended consequences just got an extra spin.

Jeffersonian said...

"Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court."

The definition has been met.