IT'S BIG NEWS EVERYWHERE - MEMEORANDUM:
New York Times:AND YOU CAN DAMNSUREBETCHYA THAT OUR ENEMIES ARE EXAMINING EVERY SINGLE DOCUMENT -Pakistan Spy Service Aids Insurgents, Reports Assert — Americans fighting the war in Afghanistan have long harbored strong suspicions that Pakistan's military spy service has guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand, even as Pakistan receives more than $1 billion a year from Washington …Discussion:Blake Hounshell / FP Passport: The logs of war: Do the Wikileaks documents really tell us anything new?Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard: WikiLeaks Unloads Classified Docs Showing Pakistan's DuplicityAndrew J. Bacevich / The New Republic: Leakistan: The New Insurgency — Based on initial press reports …Josh Duboff / New York Magazine: Trove of Secret Military Documents Offers Grim Picture of Afghan WarCharles Lemos / MyDD: WikiLeaks Document Drop, The Pentagon Papers of the Afghan WarDRJ / Patterico's Pontifications: Wikileaks Documents Indicate Pakistan Supports the Taliban (Updated)RELATED:wikileaks.org:Afghan War Diary, 2004-2010 — 25th July 2010 5:00 PM EST WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary (AWD), an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. — The reports, while written by soldiers …Discussion:Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice: Afghan War Logs: WikiLeaks Releases 90,000 Secret US Military FilesBlake Hounshell / FP Passport: Is Wikileaks growing up? — Wikileaks, the controversial website …Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain: Brilliant: U.S. Gives Pakistan $1 Billion; Pakistan Helps Our Enemies Kill UsKevin Poulsen / Threat Level: Wikileaks Releases Stunning Afghan War Logs — Is Iraq Next?Guardian:Massive leak of secret files exposes the real war in Afghanistan — • Hundreds of civilians killed by coalition troops — • Covert unit hunts leaders for ‘kill or capture’ — • Steep rise in Taliban bomb attacks on Nato — • Read the Guardian's full war logs investigationDiscussion: New York Times, Washington Post, Outside the Beltway, Telegraph, Right Pundits, The Politico, Mother Jones, Blogs and Stories, UNCOVERAGE.net, Commentary, Reuters, Informed Comment, Ben Smith's Blog, Gawker, Harry's Place, Philly.com, Swampland, Truthdig, Docudharma, ThreatsWatch and The American MAXIM,Discussion:Andrew Zarowny / Right Pundits: WikiLeaks Releases Classified Afghanistan War LogsThe Daily Beast / Blogs and Stories: The 7 Most Shocking Secrets From the WikiLeaks FilesJuan / Informed Comment: Wikileaks on Hiding the War; and, American Security? Rethinking Afghanistan Pt. 6Adrian Chen / Gawker: Wikileaks Releases Nearly 100,000 Internal Military Documents From AfghanistanSteve Schippert / ThreatsWatch: ThreatsWatch.Org - RapidRecon: White House Sparks Fury With Wikileaks StatementNew York Times:Inside the Fog of War: Reports From the Ground in Afghanistan — This article was written and reported by C.J. Chivers, Carlotta Gall, Andrew W. Lehren, Mark Mazzetti, Jane Perlez, and Eric Schmitt, with contributions from Jacob Harris and Alan McLean.Discussion:Simon Tisdall / Guardian: Afghanistan war logs: Iran's covert operations in AfghanistanCharli Carpenter / Lawyers, Guns & Money: Leaked Documents Show Afghan War Is Bloody Uphill Battle.Mike Allen / The Politico:W.H. condemns ‘irresponsible’ leaks, dismisses stories — The White House responded swiftly and sharply to publication Sunday evening of more than 91,000 secret documents painting a bleak picture of the Afghanistan war, calling the leak “irresponsible” and saying that the source …Discussion:Declan Walsh / Guardian: Afghanistan war logs: Clandestine aid for Taliban bears Pakistan's fingerprintsGlenn Reynolds / Instapundit: HMM. PAYBACK? Wikileaks leaker prosecuted — and now …Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room:WikiLeaks Drops 90,000 War Docs; Fingers Pakistan as Insurgent Ally — Turns out “Collateral Murder” was just a warmup. WikiLeaks just published a trove of over 90,000 mostly-classified U.S. military documents that details a strengthening Afghan insurgency with deep ties to Pakistani intelligence.Discussion:Steve Clemons / The Huffington Post: Seymour Hersh, the Afghanistan War WikiLeaks, and Getting the Real StoryJustin Elliott / Salon: Afghan war logs highlight civilian killings by U.S. forcesNew York Times:Piecing Together the Reports, and Deciding What to Publish — The articles published today are based on thousands of United States military incident and intelligence reports — records of engagements, mishaps, intelligence on enemy activity and other events from the war in Afghanistan — that were made public on Sunday on the Internet.Discussion:Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Why Wikileaks, and the newspapers, were right to publishGlynnis MacNicol / Mediaite: Biggest Leak In US Military History: WikiLeaks Posts Thousands …David Leigh / Guardian:
Afghanistan war logs: Secret CIA paramilitaries' role in civilian deathsNick Davies / Guardian:
Afghanistan war logs: Task Force 373 - special forces hunting top Talibanmsnbc.com: White House: Afghan war leaks put lives ‘at risk’Siun / Firedoglake:
Wikileaks' Release of Secret Afghan War ArchivesDeclan Walsh / Guardian:Bridget Johnson / The Hill:
Afghanistan war logs: White House attacks Pakistan over Taliban aidDiscussion:
Jones lashes out at Wikileaks for putting lives at risk with Afghanistan files
ALL OF OUR ENEMIES: THE JIHADISTS; IRAN; CHINA; RUSSIA; AND SO ON.
IS IT A COINCIDENCE THAT THIS ANTI-WAR LEAK OCCURRED ON OBAMA'S WATCH?
I THINK NOT; HERE'S WHY:
OBAMA HAS STAFFED HIS ADMINISTRATION WITH MORE ANTI-WAR DOVES THAN ANY OTHER IN HISTORY -
AND I BETCHYA THAT ONE/SOME OF THEM WERE PROBABLY INSTRUMENTAL IN THIS.
I THINK WE NEED A CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION AND A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR.