The usual "collateral damage" when WikiLeakS.org hype a big media story

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As with every major WikiLeakS.org media frenzy in the past, the WikiLeaKS.org web servers cannot cope with the high demand caused by their release of (name censored) US military SIGACT (Significant Action) reports.

Yet again they have chosen to create a dedicated website for these "Iraq War Diaries" (http://warlogs.wikileaks.org/) and the main http://wikileaks.org website untrustworthy and misspelled message that it is "currently underoing scheduled maintenance" (it has been so for over a week)

Also, predictably, we are getting blog searches for WikiLeakS.org documents even though it is clearly stated that none of them are here.

We are also getting irate emails , including, and a couple of death threats from people who claim to be supporters of US military, who cannot aim properly on the internet, thereby breaking the Acceptable Use terms and conditions of their Internet Service Provider contracts and several criminal laws.

is it any wonder that there have been so many unnecessary "blue on blue" / "friendly fire" attacks and casualties ?

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The released documents show the daily life of the conflict, as U.S. soldiers have experienced it. In addition, it appears from the thousands threat analysis, attack reports and arrest records but also reconstruct exactly how has unfolded, the Islamic brother struggle between Shiites and Sunnis, how society brutalized, such as abductions, executions and torture of detainees routine was. Even activists from neighboring Syria, Iran and Jordan mingled the documents revealed in this war. It is shown again and again. A war benefits no one. Only the people suffer.

War always benefits an economy. Civilians always suffer. Generally, most folks say they deplore war, however uniforms need to be made, guns need to be manufactured, vehicles need to be produced, etc., so jobs are created to fill these needs. This war on terrorism is just one more war we can't win. The US has not won a war since WW2. The Korean war, the Vietnam war are just 2 examples. The reason we don't win are because of our "rules of engagement". Personally, these wikileaks are just another way to confuse and distract from the reality of what is actually happening, the real agenda of why we get involved - the old adage of "follow the money" is what every american should research.

This is unfortunately a travesty on the part of wikileaks!!! People are so obsessed with telling the "truth" about the U.S., but I don't think the repercussions have fully been understood! Do any of the supporters of this website go stealing n. Korean or Iranian documents, no!!! How bout Russian or chinese documents, and their determination to make close ties on our side of the world with Venezuela and Mexico, no! But if you did, you'd find a hell of a lot more torture and murder and deceit, and these countries aren't even at war, although civilian death numbers would likely be close, maybe half that if the 60000 Iraqi war in places like n. Korea and Iran. I think the aim of this website is to cause damage and not enact change in foreign policy. Maybe the owners of wikileaks would like to study the torture, and human rights abuses in these other countries and figure out which style of government they want to live in, and why don't they try to pull this shit in another country, cause anywhere else it would be off their head. Nations like the U.S., Canada and Britain protect their people, and moral nations like these, follow strict rule of law with rights and liberties that all go hand in hand, and the owners of this website are really not for governments that have this approach obviously... Another reminder to wikileaks, nations protect their people, this is usually done by having secrets and fighting behind the scenes, when has it not and what country doesn't! I think you should spend the rest of you lives in jail, but you know something, that's right your protected by freedom of speech! Dumbasses

Please pass on to Jullias Assangere that we here in Queensland and on Magnetig Island where he is born glad to have him back any time for R.R' HOWELL AT PRESSENT WE HAVE SOME EXSTRA RAIN FROM THE MONSOON WE LOVE TO HEAR FROM HIM IFF HE LIKE TO COME BACK HERE TO TOWNSVILLE. we allso want to pass on to keep up his spirrit and and his health and one day we want him back alive here in the tropical sunsine.
Yours truly a true Townsville niter PLEASE TAKE CARE Frank

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