July 26, 2010 by USA Post
Julian Assange, [New York Daily News] U.S. fighting forces in Afghanistan could be investigated by “thousands” of possible war crimes allegedly committed when the Bush administration was running the war.
That was the shocking statement on Monday the head of a Web site that has already released a trove of damning documents suggesting Americans were misled about how well the war in Afghanistan is being waged.
“It is for a court to decide if something actually in the end is a crime,” said founder Julian Assange Wikileaks in London.
Assange said that documents leaked so far, dating from January 2004-December 2009, “only an approximation” of what was actually happening.
In particular, Assange said a deadly missile attack ordered by the Working Group 373, a unit allegedly responsible for hunting down and killing senior Taliban targets.
Assange said there was also evidence of concealment when civilians were killed by special forces. He said the suspiciously high numbers of casualties was attributed to rebounds.
The White House condemned the spectacular escape of secret documents and national security adviser, said Gen. Jim Jones says “the lives of Americans and our partners at risk.”
However, the Obama administration has not challenged the authenticity of the documents. And Jones has also noted that the documentation covers the time period was before President Obama announced a new strategy – and sent 30,000 more troops in Afghanistan.
President Bush has been criticized for not completely eradicate the Taliban, Osama Bin Laden gave safe haven to launch the 9 / 11 attacks – and staged a comeback while the U.S. stuck fighting in Iraq.
Wikileaks published documents have also revealed that U.S. officials long suspected their supposed ally – the Pakistani military intelligence – was in collusion with the Afghan insurgents.
The file also includes video Wikileaks fight and the Pentagon, State Department and CIA cables.
It is believed to have been given for the first time the group of complainants in line for Army intelligence specifications. Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland
Manning was arrested by the Criminal Division of the Army for Research in Baghdad in June after bragging online about their exploits.
Wikileaks gave the file to The New York Times, the Guardian of London and the German magazine Der Spiegel weeks before launch online Sunday night.
In his account, the Times said the documents amounted to a daily “diary of a US-led force often starved for resources and attention, as it fought against an insurgency that grew larger, better coordinated and more deadly each year. ”
The American public does not say that the Taliban had also put their hands in the heat-seeking missiles, or about many of the failures and falls in United Nations aircraft, which was supposed to clean surgically open the enemy
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