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Manipulation of Wikileaks? Guantanamo & Secret Prison Success

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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 05:03 PM
Not sure if I am reading this article correctly, although it seems to me that the Washington Times is attempting to say that the Wikileaks Cables support the secret prisons and interrogation techniques used by the U.S. Military.

From the article:

“The WikiLeaks documents provide still additional evidence that intelligence gained from CIA detainees not only helped lead us to Osama bin Laden, it helped us disrupt a number of follow-on attacks that had been set in motion after 9/11,” said Marc Thiessen, a former Bush speechwriter.

And further:

As of Thursday, WikiLeaks had released 765 of 779 Gitmo files.

The files show that prisoner Abu Farajal al-Libi, al Qaeda’s No. 3 and a close aide to bin Laden, first disclosed the terrorist master’s special courier to the CIA. It was the agency’s ability to find and track the messenger that ultimately led a team of Navy SEALs to bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where he was killed early on May 2.

The article can be found here.

To me, I don't think that any normal person is going to pour through all the cables, but perhaps we should. Further, it's almost like the Washington Times is saying that without the released cables, finding OBL, an eminent terrorist attack on the U.S., and the general use and success of these practices are actually good (like drinking fluoridated water out of the tap is good) and that without them, we may have not found OBL. I might be stretching my interpretation there a bit, but take a read for yourself and be your own judge.

This, with the, "Oh, we found Porn on OBL's computers, along with plans on this and that - therefore we need to take more of your rights away - only makes sense" rhetoric seems fishy to me.

edit on 23-5-2011 by alyoshablue because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2011 @ 05:09 PM
I pretty much operate under the belief that WikiLeaks is politically driven. How they release now is pretty convenient to whatever is occurring at the time. It also seems like a genius idea to collect information from all fronts and then use it against rivals (or even as blackmail) for example.

It is also my opinion based on how Anonymous has been acting over the past year or so that they have been infiltrated by gov't intelligence and are being used in a very ironic fashion.

posted on May, 23 2011 @ 05:12 PM
reply to post by AlexKintner

I would say that your logic makes complete sense - especially in context of the recent Anonymous UFO ordeal. Nonetheless, ...


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