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Pentagon Demands WikiLeaks Return Unseen Afghan War Docs

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posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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Pentagon Demands WikiLeaks Return Unseen Afghan War Docs


www.foxnews.com

The Pentagon wants WikiLeaks to return the more than 15,000 documents it has but has not yet published, spokesman Geoff Morrell said Thursday.

Morrell said returning the unpublished documents would be the right thing for WikiLeaks to do as what's already been made available has created heightened risks around the world, particularly for Afghans who've been helping U.S. forces fight terrorists in Afghanistan.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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The Pentagon is now saying that these 15000 remaining documents can do a lot of harm in the wrong hands and that WikiLeaks doesn't understand the gravity of the situation.

They're not very confident that the documents will be returned. Guess a "demand" couldn't hurt.

The Pentagon "thinks" they know what the remaining 15000 documents WikiLeaks withheld on Afghanistan for further scrubbing could be.

They also say they have 80 people working around the clock to review what is already out there. What took them so long? They've know about this for MONTHS. Or at least well over, what, a week or two now?

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 8/5/2010 by ~Lucidity]



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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Pentagon are a bunch of liars and deceivers and most of them have been caught downloading Child Porn at one time or another, or say like last week.
Which also had to do with Cerberus and Pegasus Companies.

Pentagon weakest Intelligence in the World!

There claim that the Wiki Leaks is causing more lives in Afghanistan is load of BS. There trying to sway the general public to assume that Wiki Leaks is bad and releasing these Cables was bad, so be on our side, the liars.

Funny but Julian Assange has already stated about even more cables on other things will be forth coming in the future.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:10 PM
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It is a totally bogus claim. As if this is NEWS to them? Where have they been?

It goes back to factions working within the government against each other, I think. Took them a while to blackmail...er...round up enough people to their side.

And interesting that you should bring up that child porn thing...I wonder if it somehow might be related to all this stuff. For example, they may have been trying to get people to do something and they refused so they blackmailed them and they still refused so then they smeared them. Or someone simply knew something and refused to talk. Something like that. You never know.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:16 PM
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The scene- Starbucks in DC
Pentagon: Hey, you think we can get those documents back?!

Wikileaks: Sure, here you go.

Weeks later.

Back at the Pentagon
Pentagon (Outloud to itself): Wait, did anyone make sure that they didn't back these files up?!

Meanwhile back at the ranch
Wikileaks(Outloud to itself): What a bunch of idiots!



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:42 PM
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hey, the 15000 documents could be printed copies

who said they had to be digital,



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:45 PM
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I have no idea why the Pentagon would request digital copies back. Like they cannot be retained by the sender? Sending a digital copy does nothing but create multiple copies of the same.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by illusive man
reply to post by keepureye2thesky
 


hey, the 15000 documents could be printed copies

who said they had to be digital,




Right.. and printed copies can't be backed up?! I'm not following here.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:50 PM
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Originally posted by keepureye2thesky

Originally posted by illusive man
reply to post by keepureye2thesky
 


hey, the 15000 documents could be printed copies

who said they had to be digital,




Right.. and printed copies can't be backed up?! I'm not following here.


since its not clear,
it my was my crappy attempt to follow on from your post,
imagine handing 15000 sheets of documentation back to someone



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:53 PM
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Pentagon: "We demand you return the unseen Afghan documents"

Wikileaks: (makes unspecified demands)

Pentagon: "we do not negotiate with terrorists"

Wikileaks: "neither do we"

...end of conversation




That's about how far I see that conversation going



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by illusive man

Originally posted by keepureye2thesky

Originally posted by illusive man
reply to post by keepureye2thesky
 


hey, the 15000 documents could be printed copies

who said they had to be digital,




Right.. and printed copies can't be backed up?! I'm not following here.


since its not clear,
it my was my crappy attempt to follow on from your post,
imagine handing 15000 sheets of documentation back to someone



No worries. I would imagine a couple of boxes should do it.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 04:58 PM
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Fact - The U.S. placed individuals in a position to be killed.

Fact - Many civilians disagree with this.

Fact - The war is a corporate power play.

Fact - The Pentagon is likely embarrassed that someone is doing their job for them.

Okay...so that last one may not be fact but compartmentalized information only serves who?

Private Contractors and the brainwashed military?

Onward and forward...

Edit for spelling.

[edit on Thu, 05 Aug 2010 16:59:38 -0500 by MemoryShock]



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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boo hoo...

Poor pentagon... please give me back my toys so my moma doesnt spank me...

They are trying to sound like they are being pushed around and done wrong.

Must be a series of staff officers who lost there vibrators... (male or female doesnt matter)

It disgust me to watch what is supposed to be the worlds most powerful military whine like whipped dog.

Their exact response should be more gear towards, "And your point is!"

The source of the leak hunted down quietly and dealt with. If anymore questions are asked, "We fight ever day in multiple battelfields to defend liberty and freedom. I do not personally like the expose, but We completely defend wikileaks rights to publish whatever he wants. All we ask is that they protect any informants that are there. Its called freedom of the press and freedom of speech."

Thats all the military had to say. What we have is an insecure punk who probably got beat up in high school and vowed to pay everyone else around back. I would relieve all the officers who are complaining of command and discharge them dishonorably for incompetence in command.

You protect and defend, not cry like little wimps when the big bad press does what they do. After all your whole job is to make sure they have one.




posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 05:09 PM
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Hmmm...very interesting point. I had always assumed the "documents" were all digital. So yeah, how would "demanding them back" really do anything here? Unless of course they just meant "identify for us which ones you have...we think we know anyway but..."

If some were not digital, I would then assume WikiLeaks scanned or OCD read them into files?

Further, if some were not digital, that means someone copied them for WikiLeaks, which would put a whole different spin on who might have done that and what kind of access they must have had.

Do we know?



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 05:58 PM
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I'm totally with you on that.

They are totally exaggerating and probably even lying about the risks in order, as you say, to rouse public opinion against Wikileaks.

I am guessing that by now they've had a good look at any information Manning had access to. We have no evidence, of course, that Manning did provide the info Wikileaks now has, but in any case they suspect him and will have trawled through everything he could have copied.

And it strikes me they are very scared of what might be about to be published next. So far this week we have had Wikileaks' researcher detained and searched and his phones confiscated, Wikileaks accused of putting people's lives at risk, a statement saying Wikileaks would not be protected by the whistleblowers' legislation, accusations of treason and a call for Manning to be executed.

I smell panic!!





[edit on 5-8-2010 by wcitizen]



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 06:00 PM
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Panic is right. I smell it too.

Speaking of Manning, has he been charged with leaking the documents yet? Some media are reporting he has but last I checked his website or heard from Assange, it appears he has not. Frankly, I don't think he did it.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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I really like the point you make about how they COULD have responded if they were sincere in protecting the constitution, and freedom of speech.

It really serves as a stark contrast between what a genuine Government with integrity would do, and what is currently the reality.

The fact is these guys are thugs and bullies, and like all bullies they cry foul when someone stands up to them. They are so used to having it all their own way, and having everying under their control, they don't know how to handle real challenge (other than with a bullet).

They are scared - they, more than anyone, know what could be exposed and the potential backlash against their criminal gang and their criminal agenda that could have.

I think they are pooping their pants.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 06:11 PM
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I don't know if he has been charged about leaking documents, me too, I haven't seen anything about that.

It is very possible it wasn't him. Just imagine, though, if it's not him and they know there is another, unidentified whistleblower - or whistleblowers leaking these documents. That would make them even more panicked because they won't know what on earth might be exposed next.

The fact that they searched the researcher and kept his phones might also suggest they don't yet have all the information they want.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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Or even:

Pentagon: "We demand you return the unseen Afghan documents"

Wikileaks: Not possible. Our policy is to respect the US constitution, so we do not negotiate with terroists.



posted on Aug, 5 2010 @ 06:33 PM
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Pentagon: "Give us back the documents"

WikiLeaks: "Nah"

Pentagon: "C'mon"

WikiLeaks: "Nah"

Pentagon: "C'mooooooon"

WikiLeaks: "..."

Pentagon: "Please"

WikiLeaks: "..."

Pentagon: "PLEASE!"

WikiLeaks: "Nah"


And so on and so forth until they are released.





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