I am truly shaken from the ferver attempts with which American govt has tried to intimidate Wikileaks. They wants to crush transparency and silence the debate on the issues raised by the leaks.
In 2007 the median number of Iraqi civilians deaths due to the invasion estimated by the American public was 9,890. The minimum number credibly reported was over 40,000 and other studies have come up with estimates ranging from 200,00 to 700,000. This excludes the many hundreds of thousands of children who died from malnutrition during the preceding embargo. These, the consequence of silence and secrecy.
“In March 2006, after an afternoon of card playing, sex talk and drinking Iraqi whiskey, Pfc. Green and three other soldiers went to the home of 14-year-old Abeer Qassim al-Janabi near Mahmoudiya, about 20 miles south of Baghdad. Green shot and killed the teen's mother, father and sister, then became the third soldier to rape the girl before shooting her in the face.” (MSNBC).
The recent WikiLeaks points to a consistent policy of allowing mercenaries like Blackwater to murder innocent Iraqi civilians and remain unpunished. It is these and the many stories of innocent Iraqi deaths that should be told all over the world. The lack of information on these events has allowed western society to lose its moral compass on the true human cost of the aftermath of 9/11. The release of these documents should be resulting in war crime charges and a sense of revulsion in every city of the world.
I urge you to support WikiLeaks.