how about instead of punishing someone with bravery for leaking this video out, does the u.s. or the soldiers responsible get punished???? no.... thats right, usa never does wrong.....im ahamed (sic) to be an american.....p.s. FUCK OUR GOVERNMENT!!!!
quote: Everyone should stop posting comments on these articles. Maybe Mick would finally get the hint.
quote: What isn't newsworthy are your largely unsubstantiated beliefs that the leaks are providing the insurgency "much needed ammo against their U.S. foes."
quote: Surely any journalist worth their must applaud Assange and Wikileaks for releasing the hard data necessary to compile a TRUE history of the Afghanistan War
quote: And the fact that you're quoting Fox News polls just consolidates my currently dismal opinion of your 'journalism'.
quote: Every journalist uses polls. I have a feeling if he used an MSNBC poll, you never would have typed this.
quote: ,The leaks themselves are VERY newsworthy. What isn't newsworthy are your largely unsubstantiated beliefs that the leaks are providing the insurgency "much needed ammo against their U.S. foes."
quote: Surely any journalist worth their must applaud Assange and Wikileaks for releasing the hard data necessary to compile a TRUE history of the Afghanistan War (i.e. as opposed to a government-controlled version of history that attempts to hide the many injustices and atrocities they are responsible for in the conflict)...
quote: Yet instead you seem to side with the petty cowards in the White House who want to intimidate people of an organisation that actually have the balls to put their butts on the line in the name of justice and freedom of information.
quote: And the fact that you're quoting Fox News polls just consolidates my currently dismal opinion of your 'journalism'. If I really cared what other people think (let alone the kind of idiots who watch Fox News) I'd be out on the street asking them myself.
quote: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
quote: it isn't public sentiment that is turning against the truth, it is merely the sentiment of would-be journalist/propagandist mick.
quote: and let us never forget that when it comes to the truth quote: I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.- attributed to Voltaire
quote: Oh? So the poll was just invented? Or are you inferring my column somehow personally influenced *all* those polled? Wow... I never knew my own power.
quote: Obviously he really meant that you should only have the right to speak freely if you're telling the /truth/. How did we miss that? And you are obviously a great authority on said /truth/! Thank you for helping me see the error of my ways.</sarcasm>
quote: 2. It's FOX!
quote: Is it not your job, as well as the basics of journalism, to report the truth, and keep your opinion out of it?
quote: The couple eloped to Kunar Province, in eastern Afghanistan, staying with distant relatives, but family members persuaded them to return to their village, promising to allow them to marry. (Afghan men are legally allowed to marry up to four wives). Once back in Kunduz, however, they were seized by the Taliban, who convened local mullahs from surrounding villages for a religious court.After the Taliban proclaimed the sentence, Siddiqa, dressed in the head-to-toe Afghan burqa, and Khayyam, who had a wife and two young children, were encircled by the male-only crowd in the bazaar. Taliban activists began stoning them first, then villagers joined in until they killed first Siddiqa and then Khayyam, Mr. Khan said. No women were allowed to attend, he said.Mr. Khan estimated that about 200 villagers participated in the executions, including Khayyam’s father and brother, and Siddiqa’s brother, as well as other relatives, with a larger crowd of onlookers who did not take part.“People were very happy seeing this,” Mr. Khan maintained, saying the crowd was festive and cheered during the stoning. The couple, he said, “did a bad thing.”A spokesman for the Taliban, Zabiullah Mujahid, praised the action. “We have heard about this report,” he said, interviewed by cellphone. “But let me tell you that according to Shariah law, if someone commits a crime like that, we have our courts and we deal with such crimes based on Islamic law.”
quote: Mr. Nadery, from the human rights commission, pointed to a string of recent such cases of summary justice by the Taliban. In northwestern Badghis Province on Aug. 8, a 41-year-old widow, who was made pregnant by a man she said promised to marry her, was convicted of fornication by a Taliban court. She was given 200 lashes with a whip and then shot to death, according to Col. Abdul Jabar, a provincial police official, who said the killing was ordered by the local Taliban commander, Mullah Yousef, in Qadis district.
quote: Time magazine focused widespread indignation on Afghanistan recently by putting on its cover a picture of an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan Province whose nose and ears were cut off by her Taliban husband after she had fled her child marriage to him.
quote: I'll definitely listen, if you have a legitimate complaint about the story.
quote: The site previously had indicated that it was withholding these documents as they might endanger U.S. allies. Apparently it has since abandoned such concerns, and is planning on releasing the documents
quote: Iraq has more terrorism now than before the illegal, immoral, and unethical invasion.
quote: It's okay. If anybody ever decides they want to invade your tiny speck of a nation, we'll still come save* you.
quote: congratulations on being lucky enough to be born in the remotest region of the world--next to the south pole.
quote: I guess new zealanders do know something about fighting "terror".
quote: ...something that does not benefit us at all...
quote: I must say it must be a U.S. only reaction.
quote: I should say I talk to a lot of the American tourists who visit my shop, and they seem to be cut from a different cloth. No arrogance, humble, easy to talk to, etc... must be the air!
quote: Some individuals do support the site's actions, though. Posting on the video of McCord's interview, a user "illrated213" writes: how about instead of punishing someone with bravery for leaking this video out, does the u.s. or the soldiers responsible get punished???? no.... thats right, usa never does wrong.....im ahamed (sic) to be an american.....p.s. FUCK OUR GOVERNMENT!!!!
quote: Convicted computer criminal and Wikileaks chief Julian Assange says that the U.S. government cannot intimidate him not to release the info.
quote: War is ugly. Surprise!
quote: Guess the US Government fear campaign is working nicely.
quote: Here's a thought - whenever a democratically elected government hides such vast amounts of information from its people, you can bet any sum that its not to protect its people, but to protect itself from democratic accountability
quote: it's only a matter of time at this point before one of the global intel agencies decides to knock the site down permanently.