Wikileaks Next: Iraq Logs 7 Times Larger

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    On Monday, November 22, 2010 Wikileaks announced plans to release a second round of Iraq war logs "which will be seven times larger than the first."

    This expected new release of information raises "the possibility of individual officers being named as perpetrators of 'war crimes' and special forces agents in the field having their identities revealed."

    "The information will almost certainly have come from the Bradley Manning, the dissident U.S. army intelligence analyst who earlier this year is alleged to have leaked a tranche of 90,000 logs chronicling bloody encounters and civilian killings in Afghanistan..."

    "Its first Iraq war logs covered the period in the occupation between 2004 and 2009 and contained revelations that America failed to investigate hundreds of reports of abuse, rape, torture and murder by Iraqi police and soldiers.

    "The information revealed that more than 15,000 civilians died in previously unknown incidents - U.S. and UK officials have insisted that no official record of civilian casualties exists but the logs record 66,081 non-combatant deaths out of a total of 109,000 fatalities.

    "In addition, the logs claim that in one incident a British rifleman shot dead an eight-year-old Iraqi girl as she played in the streets.

    "Soldiers were handing out sweets to children in their bid to win 'hearts and minds' when she was allegedly killed."

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    Manning should be executed for treason.
     
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