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posted by chromas on Wednesday August 01 2018, @01:31PM   Printer-friendly
from the delete-this dept.

Activist publishes 11,000 Wikileaks Twitter direct messages

An activist has published 11,000 direct messages on Twitter between the Wikileaks account and a group of its supporters. The direct messages were published by Emma Best on her own website. Her Twitter account states that she is a journalist on the East Coast. Best has been critical of Wikileaks and has advocated for government transparency. Some of the direct messages were previously published, but this is the first time all of the direct messages have been posted.

The messages show that Wikileaks wanted the GOP to defeat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential elections. "We believe it would be much better for the GOP to win," the Wikileaks account states to a supporter named "Emmy B" in one of the messages from 2015.

Why would they do that?

Clinton: I don't recall joking about droning Julian Assange

Oh.


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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:22PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday August 01 2018, @04:22PM (#715765) Homepage Journal

    You've heard of "embedded journalists", I presume. That is exactly what the Reuters journalist was - except he wasn't embedded on our side, or even with an allied force. He was embedded in an insurgent unit.

    That same insurgent unit had been firing upon our ground troops in the immediate vicinity - which is the REASON the Apache was there. The Apache found the insurgents who had been firing on US troops, only minutes before. It isn't clear to me how much time had passed - 5 to 15 minutes, it seems, but it was mere minutes. The Apache found an armed group of men exactly where it expected to find an armed group of men.

    Unfortunately for the journalist, that damned camera DOES look like a weapon, not to mention that he was "embedded" with an enemy unit. Yes, he seemed like a legitimate target to the crew of the Apache.

    You listened to the radio chatter? It's a little difficult to focus on the chatter, good for you. Why don't you listen again? It does become clear that these insurgents had been engaged in a skirmish with US troops in the very recent past. Legitimate targets, all of them.

    The two civilians who came by and tried to render assistance? I have a little bit of a hard time justifying that. But, you'd have a much harder time trying to bring charges under the Geneva conventions for shooting them up. They were, in fact, attempting to render assistance to members of a known enemy unit.

    The kids? Damn, that sucks. Who brings kids to a shootout?

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  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:29PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 01 2018, @05:29PM (#715810)

    The two civilians who came by and tried to render assistance? I have a little bit of a hard time justifying that. But, you'd have a much harder time trying to bring charges under the Geneva conventions for shooting them up. They were, in fact, attempting to render assistance to members of a known enemy unit.

    You should be having a much harder time, not just a little. Two civilians rendering aid and you think they were like "oh I know these guys, they are totally members of ISIS or whatever trying to fight off the US imperials, I will totally help them out while they're being shot!" Gimme a break, besides the entire situation occurred because of US imperialism and lies to get the public on board with another war. Oh sorry, military action!

    Who brings kids to a shootout? Uuuugggh, your victim blaming is strong today! Why didn't these civilians know an attack helicopter was scheduled for that day and keep their kids at home??? What degenerate parents /s

    • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Thursday August 02 2018, @01:13AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Thursday August 02 2018, @01:13AM (#716002) Homepage Journal

      You obviously have a lot of war zone experience, and are unaffected by the "fog of war". Is your name Mephistopholes, or Jesus Christ?

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