Friday, October 22, 2010

Iraq War Logs

Wikileaks strikes again,
this time releasing the impressive Iraq War Logs,
over 391k reports detailing the war and occupation in Iraq (from 1/1/04 - 12/31/09).
Soldiers first hand accounts of the trials and tribulations experienced in the country.
It details over 109k deaths, comprised of 66k + civilian deaths (60%), & nearly 30k enemy kills.
Which amounts to an average of 31 civilian deaths each day over the 6 year period.
The previously released Afghan War Diaries only accounted for a total of 20k deaths,
in a span of the same time frame on a population of similar size, making this 5 times as lethal.

Many have questioned the background of WikiLeaks founder Julian Asange.
Previous posts on the site have been erased,
which is a travesty in itself and I hope they are re-posted soon.

The website recently lost much of its funding due to being blacklisted by the U.S. government.
Once this occurs anybody caught funding the site risks being prosecuted for supporting "terrorism".

"No army can stop an idea whose time has come"
- Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

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