The New Pentagon Papers: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000+ Secret Military Documents

Discussion in 'Politics' started by P F Tinmore, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. P F Tinmore
    Offline

    P F Tinmore Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2009
    Messages:
    34,604
    Thanks Received:
    1,698
    Trophy Points:
    1,080
    Ratings:
    +2,922
    It’s one of the biggest leaks in US military history. More than 90,000 internal records of US military actions in Afghanistan over the past six years have been published by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The documents provide a devastating portrait of the war in Afghanistan, revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, how a secret black ops special forces unit hunts down targets for assassination or detention without trial, how Taliban attacks have soared, and how Pakistan is fueling the insurgency. We host a roundtable discussion with independent British journalist Stephen Grey; Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg; former State Department official in Afghanistan, Matthew Hoh; independent journalist Rick Rowley; and investigative historian Gareth Porter.

    The New Pentagon Papers: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000+ Secret Military Documents Painting Devastating Picture of Afghanistan War
     
  2. LibocalypseNow
    Offline

    LibocalypseNow Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    12,337
    Thanks Received:
    1,356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,357
    Yea this is incredibly disturbing. I just tried to get on the Wiki Leaks site and couldn't. Seems pretty odd that i can no longer access their site? I guess people in some very high places in this Administration are P*SSED. I'll try their site again later. The part about the Pakistani Intelligence supporting the Taliban & Al Qaeda against our kids in Afghanistan was especially sad & disturbing to me. How many American kids have the Pakistanis killed? Meanwhile we're handing them Billions in Tax Payer Dollars. After reading this stuff,you realize that it's not so surprising we're losing Afghanistan. What a mess.
     
  3. Oscar Wao
    Offline

    Oscar Wao Victory is Mine

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,139
    Thanks Received:
    301
    Trophy Points:
    98
    Location:
    Quahog, RI
    Ratings:
    +301
    When deeper truths are exposed, of course people are going to be on the defensive.
     
  4. G.T.
    Offline

    G.T. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    47,519
    Thanks Received:
    7,577
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    out
    Ratings:
    +27,465
    Since when is it alright to just go ahead and Unofficially Declassify - - Classified Documents? I'm not sure this was such a bright idea, could it not be considered Treasonous......I don't know.
     
  5. LibocalypseNow
    Offline

    LibocalypseNow Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    12,337
    Thanks Received:
    1,356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,357
    It Could be. However i think it's Treasonous for them to rape American Tax Payers and give the Pakistanis Billions in Tax Dollars. They have been supporting the Taliban & Al Qaeda killing our kids all along. That should bother all Americans.
     
  6. G.T.
    Offline

    G.T. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    47,519
    Thanks Received:
    7,577
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    out
    Ratings:
    +27,465
    How many more posts before it's Obama and the left's fault? Just curious.

    Anyways, there's a bigger picture going on over there that's above all of our heads (in terms of Top Secret in-planning), and so it's really not fair to judge what's Rape and what's not when you don't know A: the effects of NOT doing things they've done, B: the end-game.
     
  7. LibocalypseNow
    Offline

    LibocalypseNow Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    12,337
    Thanks Received:
    1,356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,357
    Our own President has proclaimed "Winning is no longer the goal" over there. So what the H*LL are our kids dying for? What a f*cking mess.
     
  8. Nosmo King
    Offline

    Nosmo King Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    15,996
    Thanks Received:
    3,307
    Trophy Points:
    290
    Location:
    Buckle of the Rust Belt
    Ratings:
    +6,299
    I supported the Afghan war since it was launched. I believed that our goal to wrest Al Qaeda from its sanctuaries and capture or kill bin Laden were honorable.

    Now, even before the leak of these papers, I have come to the conclusion that this war, or any war, in Afghanistan is an unwinnable war and we should leave that part of the world.

    The Soviets tried. The British tried. And now it's apparent that Afghanistan truly is the place Empires go to Die.

    Our lessons of history have not been learned. And we are doomed to repeat history in Afghanistan.
     
  9. G.T.
    Offline

    G.T. Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2009
    Messages:
    47,519
    Thanks Received:
    7,577
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    out
    Ratings:
    +27,465
    :rolleyes:
     
  10. LibocalypseNow
    Offline

    LibocalypseNow Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    12,337
    Thanks Received:
    1,356
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,357
    Hmm? Still can't access the Wiki Leaks site. Pretty weird stuff going on.
     

Share This Page