Saturday, October 23, 2010

Time Magazine Lies About Number Of Iraq Civilian Casualties Exposed by Wikileaks. 66,000 Civilians Dead Magically Becomes 15,000

An article in Time Magazine today by Tara Kelly clearly misrepresents the number of civilians killed in Iraq exposed by Wikileaks.

The article reads:

At a packed press conference held in hotel in Central London Saturday, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange declared, "This disclosure is about the truth. We hope to correct some of that attack on the truth that occurred before the war, during the war, and which has continued on since the war officially concluded." Added the tall, wan, Australian-accented Assange: "There are approximately 15,000 civilians killed by violence in Iraq. That tremendous scale should not make us blind to the small human scale in this material. It is the deaths of one and two people per event that killed the overwhelming number of people in Iraq."

Watch a clip from the press conference yourself below. You can clearly hear (at 1:35 on video) that the real statement of Julian Assange is that "We have seen that there are approximately 15,000 never previously documented or known cases of civilians who have been killed by violence in Iraq."

Just a few seconds earlier at 1:20 you can hear Julian Assange say that they have discovered the number of civilian casualties in Iraq documented in the reports to be some 66,000 people.


  1. If Tara Kelly is doing this intentionally, then she is a criminal because I have just read another misleading article she wrote. It’s either she is a criminal or a poor journalist. Infact, I was so pissed of trying to find her email or that of her boss before coming across this site. Please read and see this misleading title in the article in the link. I am not a fan of Beyonce but writing like this makes it seem like the readers are fools.

  2. WikiLeaks article is corrected:,8599,2027260,00.html