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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 06:55 PM
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Whistleblowers on US ‘massacre’ fear CIA stalkers
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7094234.ece

Activists behind a website dedicated to revealing secret documents have complained of harassment by police and intelligence services as they prepare to release a video showing an American attack in which 97 civilians were killed in Afghanistan.

Julian Assange, one of the founders of Wikileaks, has claimed that a restaurant where the group met in Reykjavic, the capital of Iceland, came under surveillance in March and one of the group’s volunteers was detained for 21 hours by police.

Assange, an Australian, says he was followed on a flight from Reykjavik to Copenhagen by two American agents. The group has riled governments by publishing documents leaked by whistleblowers.

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Assange claims surveillance has intensified as he and his colleagues prepare to put out their Afghan film. It is said to concern the so-called “Granai massacre”, when American aircraft dropped 500lb and 1,000lb bombs on a suspected militant compound in Farah province on May 4 last year. Several children were among those killed.
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BeatleBoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:11 PM
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1. Interesting stuff

To say the least.


:kick:





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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 07:26 PM
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2. Remind me again who the good guys are?
Because shit like this doesn't instill a whole lotta confidence in my government, regardless of who's running it.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:22 PM
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3. A bunch of wild unsubstantiated accusations by web bloggers and suddenly the US is the bad guys?!?
:wtf:
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:33 PM
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7. Oh man, did you just dis bloggers?
You really don't want to do that.



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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 09:30 PM
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9. Yeah, "suddenly"
Like, ever since Kama Aido or Dasht-e Leili.

And the blank stares those names evoke in the U.S. are all the testimony needed, really.
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kas125 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:15 PM
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10. Wild unsubstantiated accusations? The war crimes are
right there on video, there's nothing unsubstantiated about it. The US committed the supreme war crime which encompasses all others - war of agression. We ARE the bad guys.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:23 PM
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4. I call bull shit on these bogus accusations
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 08:25 PM by NJmaverick
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:29 PM
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5. I call bull shit on your call of bull shit on what you say are bogus accusations.
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NJmaverick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 08:30 PM
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6. not surprising
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 08:37 PM by NJmaverick
:eyes: you're acts pretty predicable and easy to figure out.
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pocoloco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 09:02 PM
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8. As are yours.
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Incitatus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:20 PM
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12. Why is it that hard to believe that some in the government would want to be watching these people?
Perhaps to figure out who is leaking them information.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 11:18 PM
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11. Oh lord this brings bad memories
these guys better be careful, and I mean it...

Oh and if people think this does not happen... I got some land in oh Nevada for sale. It has a beautiful view of the tranquil Pacific Ocean.
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