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The Loop Covers Wikileaks' Afghan War Diary of Secret Military Reports

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Posted July 26, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

The Loops Covers Wikileak's Afghan War Diary of Secret Military Reports

Secrets from the war in Afghanistan were unveiled online today by Wikileaks, whose 'Afghan War Diary' holds over 91,000 reports on lethal military action from 2004 to 2010. With this wealth of information now available, Kevin Pereira digs deeper into the issue on The Loop today, from what has come out of this new knowledge and the origins of these reports to the motivation behind Wikileaks for doing releasing everything. Tune in tonight at 7pm for Attack of the Show to learn more!

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  • BLADENsessler

    welll what do we have here leakes from out side the war hmmmmmmmm?

    Posted: July 27, 2010 1:26 PM
    BLADENsessler
  • CDAT1AD

    @lokkevmic you sir are a tool. All the anti-war sentiment can be cured by watching 9/11 footage. Afghanistan is EXACTLY where these guys were based out of. So if 3000 plus dead Ameican citizens are not enough for you, I suggest you find a new country. Oh its a long war and not going fast enough for you? Well then buddy, nut up and enlist or shut up.

    Posted: July 27, 2010 1:04 PM
    CDAT1AD
  • lowkevmic

    @Pillowfire-I get your frustration with people who don't know what it's like to be overseas and at war. But before you go off on anyone who feels indifferent about our troops and war in general. Take some time to ask yourself if this is even a war worth fighting for,
    for this long?? All of the men in my family were all Navy, and a few of them Seals. So it's not like I don't understand what they go through or appreciate what they do. but there is also a thin line between dedicated soilder and hired government goon, which is what this war is turning a lot of the brave men and women out there.

    Posted: July 27, 2010 9:36 AM
    lowkevmic
  • nvserg

    OK,

    maybe im not using the right words. im not saying US troops are bad. The cause was the guy that made a lot of money by making this mess. Oil companies, weapon designers and the guys that take over the country after they clean up and use up the resources. We are sending troops out there and dying for what? Some guy to get richer. This is not a movie, good does not prevail over evil in this episode.

    Posted: July 26, 2010 4:44 PM
    nvserg
  • nvserg

    Pillowfire

    FYI,
    I was born in the middle east, so i do know how it is living in a city that gets bombed 3to4 times a week. or watching a solder run under a tank and blow himself off. you dont even know the half of it. your so brain washed, feel bad.......

    Posted: July 26, 2010 4:37 PM
    nvserg
  • Pillowfire

    What has this country come to when we start judging our own troops, dragging them through the mud in the media, and through the legal system? They make mistakes, just like everyone. Combat is brutal. But who are we to judge them. If not for them, what would become of us?

    You owe the troops your lives.

    Posted: July 26, 2010 3:50 PM
    Pillowfire
  • Pillowfire

    nvserg, you are a clueless out of touch civilian who sits on his bum and dares claim he knows what it's like to be wearing the boots, and carrying the rifle, and being overseas in a primitive, backwards country like Afghanistan in the middle of nowhere, with absolutely no strategic value. How about we send you into combat and we'll see how smart your decisions are and how many "innocent camera guys" you kill.

    When the Soviets went into Afghanistan, there were a lot of young guys, fresh from school and all. These so-called, "innocent" Afghanies were friendly during the day. You couldn't tell who was a terrorist and who wasn't. At night, these bastards that looked you straight in the eye with a smile during the day, came to your camp and stabbed your friends in their sleep, left their bodies there, and snuck away. Come morning, the young men in the Soviet Army would wake up, see their friends dead, in a pool of their own blood, grab their rifles and start frantically searching for enemies. But there was no one around, for miles.

    Guess what? They Soviets built schools, infrastructure, established clinics, etc. They helped the Afghani people. What did they get in return?


    Afghanistan as a nation is the enemy, if it want's to be. The Afghani people either accept you or they don't. And when they don't, there is no line between "innocent civilian with a camera" and some friggen terrorists.

    I remember awhile back a Navy Seal team got unconvered during an operation by several small kids who were goat herders. The oldest was 14. They decided to let them go and risk compromising their cover rather than kill them. The kids subsequently ratted out the Seal Team (who were searching for a dangerous terrorist known to be hiding there in that village) and more than 100 enemies armed with AK's attacked the Seals. All but one escaped, and several choppers were taken out.

    Posted: July 26, 2010 3:48 PM
    Pillowfire
  • Leopold stotch

    I hope Kevin asks about how accurate the documents are and if their authenticity is actually relevant to the discussion of wikileak and any criminal probes into the document leaks. The London Times is reporting that a lot of the documents were made by Afghan officials in various attempts to implicate the Pakistan intelligence agency in crazy plots against the US. Some also appear to be field reports made by soldiers after combat, which give an insight into the life and death decisions they have to make. I just hope this doesn't result in putting troops into more danger than they already are.

    Posted: July 26, 2010 3:41 PM
    Leopold+stotch
  • nvserg

    US troop shoots at innocent civilians saying that the guy had a AK47 when it was a camera guy. You can hear the solders talking. The solder just wanted to kill people. Its hella F ed up watching him pull the trigger from a helicopter. it looked like a 50 Cal. no wonder why everyone hates USA

    Posted: July 26, 2010 2:55 PM
    nvserg
  • Chunky_2336

    i heard something about a leak on the Drunktanks podcast about some guy leaking Info. lets see the consequences and after math

    Posted: July 26, 2010 1:59 PM
    Chunky_2336
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