Smells like bullsh1t.
Full story and RT News video ici...WikiLeaks to release video of civilians, journalists being murdered in airstrike
Whistleblower Web site WikiLeaks is planning to release a video that reveals what it's calling a Pentagon "cover-up" of an incident in which numerous civilians and journalists were murdered in an airstrike, according to a recent media advisory.The video will be released on April 5 at the National Press Club, the group said.
They also noted their members have recently been tailed by individuals under State Department diplomatic immunity, and that "one related person was detained for 22 hours" while authorities seized computer equipment.
In a video released Friday, a Russia Today broadcast discusses the pending release of the video WikiLeaks first announced in a tweet on Feb. 20, 2010, which read: "Finally cracked the encryption to US military video in which journalists, among others, are shot. Thanks to all who donated $/CPUs."
A follow-up on March 22 announced their reveal date.
"Over the last few years, WikiLeaks has been the subject of hostile acts by security organizations," founder Julian Assange writes. "We've become used to the level of security service interest in us and have established procedures to ignore that interest. But the increase in surveillance activities this last month, in a time when we are barely publishing due to fundraising, are excessive."
On Tuesday evening, followers of the WikiLeaks Twitter feed were startled to read, "WikiLeaks is currently under an aggressive US and Icelandic surveillance operation." This was followed a few minutes later by "If anything happens to us, you know why: it is our Apr 5 film. And you know who is responsible." A succeeding message warned, "We have airline records of the State Dep/CIA tails. Don't think you can get away with it. You cannot. This is WikiLeaks."
The site also recently published a document by a CIA think tank that proposes how European public opinion on the Afghan war could be manipulated.
"The need for independent leaks and whistle-blowing exposures is particularly acute now because, at exactly the same time that investigative journalism has collapsed, public and private efforts to manipulate public opinion have proliferated," Glenn Greenwald wrote in a recent piece about how the United States and other governments plot to destroy WikiLeaks. " This is exemplified by the type of public opinion management campaign detailed by the above-referenced CIA Report, the Pentagon's TV propaganda program exposed in 2008, and the ways in which private interests covertly pay and control supposedly "independent political commentators" to participate in our public debates and shape public opinion."
This video was published to YouTube on March 26, 2010, clipped from Russia Today.
If the story and documentary holds its own weight it'll pretty damning for the mission in A-stan (especially for the countries that have a low public opinion of the war already).
Smells like bullsh1t.
How can you "Murder" a bunch of journalists without the media noticing? Don't you think they'd start to miss their correspondants? What about the families? The BS flag is high on this one.
Whatever the facts, people who leak sensitiive information relating to the Global War on Terror, and journalists who publicize it, are violating the law, emboldening our country's enemies and putting the lives of our servicemen and women at greater risk. Why aren't we enforcing this law? Why are Johnny Walker Lindh and Jose Padilla in prison, while "leakers" and their accomplices have never been arrested?
Sounds like a crock of BS
What kind of crap is this? Smells like some propaganda to me.
"what it's calling a Pentagon "cover-up" of an incident in which numerous civilians and journalists were murdered in an airstrike, according to a recent media advisory"
IF (we´re talking about a rumor, hence I´ll put this as a theory only) US or coalition forces killed innocent people in an accident, and that´s exposed to the public in order to find the responsibles: how that could be a threat to national security, able to endanger the lives of servicemen?
By following your reasoning, revealing pictures of abuse in Iraqui prisions run by the US should be deemed as a "leak of sensistive info" also
In a democracy, under the rule of law, those who screw things have to pay.
(again, IF that´s true. I agree that this sounds to big for not being known before)
The allegation isn't the accidental killing of journalists in a misdirected airstrike (possible) but rather the deliberate murder of journalists by a deliberately targeted strike, to silence their criticism of the war, and to conceal secrets (a bit less plausible).
And I still believe the misconduct by US forces at Abu Graib should have been reported to the appropriate personnel at the Pentagon, and to the US Congress, and not even the entire Congress at that, but only the appropriate subcommittee, to be handled fairly and quietly. Publicizing these incidents through the mass media was wrong. It enraged much of the Muslim world, and further threatened the lives of American soldiers who had nothing to do with these incidents. It also made it harder for the alleged perpetrators of the prison abuse to receive a fair trial.
The US hit a bunch of journalists and it hasn't made the news yet?
BS or not? A look at how accurate they have been in the past, should give a pretty good indication on that. Anyone know? I find it appalling as well when sensitive information gets out - like the CIA's rendition program, or the Abu Ghraib affair. But do we really want a situation where the intelligence services and the military is omnipotent, untouchable in the Holy Name of National Security? I think not..