Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BBC: Wikileaks site unfazed by arrest of US army 'source'


Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has said that the detention of an alleged confidential source by the US military does not compromise its work.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told BBC News that other potential whistle-blowers should not be put off from sending material to the site.

The US has detained US military analyst Bradley Manning on suspicion of leaking classified material to the site.

Mr Assange would not confirm whether Mr Manning was a source....

From PressTV

Soldier seized over Iraq WikiLeaks video

The US Army has arrested an American soldier serving in Iraq for allegedly leaking classified video of a helicopter gunning down several Iraqi civilians.

Specialist Bradley Manning was accused of transmitting the video of the airstrike to the whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, AFP reported on Monday.

The website released the shocking video in April showing US soldiers in an Apache helicopter killing dozens of Iraqi civilians, including two Reuters employees, in 2007.

The soldier was arrested at an Iraqi base nearly two weeks ago and is currently being held in Kuwait pending further investigation...

Of course the military won't be doing anything to the gleefully murdering troops from the video itself. As Defense Secretary Gates said in a Reuters article:

"We've investigated it very thoroughly," Gates said on ABC. The military's Central Command said last week it had no plans to open a new investigation.

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