Afghan War Diary In Wikileaks Cause Of Outrage In White House

August 2nd, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

wike August 2, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): White House is infuriated over WikiLeaks, a Sweden based international organization that publishes leaks of unavailable documents and anonymous submissions. The reason behind this is the publishing of secret information, which is called the ‘Afghan War Diary’ in the site.

According to the government officials, the posting may put the US war-effort at risk. The details about the internal communications related to the Afghan war effort were released by the WikiLeaks in 79,000 files. As per the government sources the leak was published only to increase the popularity of the site without thinking for a moment about the lives that will be put on stake.

Robert Gibbs, the press secretary of White House, stated, “This leak is against the law and it can harm our military people and also those cooperating with the military, who are working hard to keep us safe.”

However, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks insists that their publication has not put any lives at risk. Julian also dismissed the accusations that he was putting the lives of the informants in danger and said it is embarrassing for the United States.

The US President Obama said that the site did not even approach the government before it published the documents and they are intruding the safety of U.S. informants.

Julian said, “We have not yet received any clear evidence of that.”

White House has asked WikiLeak to stop publishing any such new leaks or files that may come up. The possibility of civilian involvement is being disclosed gradually as the investigation progresses.

According to an article published on Friday in the New York Times website, numerous civilians from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as Boston University were questioned by the U.S. military’s criminal investigators. These civilians are thought to have links with a 22-year-old private and army intelligence analyst named Bradley Manning.

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