|What did WikiLeaks reveal?
Bradley Manning Support Network.
September 1, 2011 (excerpt)
At the end of April 2011, The Atlantic
Wire published a study in which they found that for the first four
months of 2011, nearly one-half of New York Times editions cited one or
more of the leaked cables in their news stories. Many facts brought
forth in the documents are of great significance to those working in the
fields of foreign policy and human rights advocacy.
The leaked documents include information about the following:
1. There is an official policy to ignore torture in Iraq.
2. There is an official tally of civilian deaths in Iraq and
3. Guantanamo prison has held mostly innocent people and low-level
4. The State Department authorized the theft of the UN Secretary
5. The U.S. Government withheld information about the indiscriminate
killing of Reuters journalists and
innocent Iraqi civilians.
6. The State Department backed corporate opposition to a Haitian minimum
7. The U.S. Government had long been faking its public support for
Tunisian President Ben Ali.
8. U.S. officials were told to cover up evidence of child abuse by
contractors in Afghanistan.
9. The Japanese and U.S. Governments had been warned about the seismic
threat at Fukushima.
10. The Obama Administration allowed Yemen’s President to cover up a
secret U.S. drone bombing
11. Known Egyptian torturers received training from the FBI in Quantico,
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