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WikiLeaks Founder to Release Thousands of Documents on Lebanon
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05/11/2010 The founder of WikiLeaks said on Thursday that WikiLeaks would release thousands of documents this year concerning not only the United States, but other countries including Russia and Lebanon.
Earlier Julian Assange, the Australian founder of WikiLeaks called on the United States to fully examine abuses by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanstan and halt its "aggressive investigation" into WikiLeaks.
He told TSR, a Swiss television station, that he may seek political asylum in Switzerland and move his whistle-blowing website there to operate in safety. His words were dubbed into French.
Assange is in Geneva to speak at the United Nations on Friday, when the U.N. Human Rights Council conducts a review of the human rights record of the United States, Reuters reported.
Last month Sweden rejected an application for a work and residency permit for Assange, who has angered the Pentagon by releasing nearly 500,000 classified files on the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Assange had been hoping to establish a base in Sweden to take advantage of its strict laws protecting journalists. Assange told TSR the idea of setting up a foundation in neutral Switzerland to operate WikiLeaks was under serious consideration.
Some of the secret U.S. documents released contained accounts of Iraqi forces torturing Iraqi prisoners and the failure of the U.S. military to investigate those instances. "It is time the United States opened up instead of covering up," Assange told a news conference in Geneva.
"The United States is in grave danger of losing its way," said the Australian man.
U.S. officials have said the military had not systematically ignored cases of torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners by Iraqi forces. The Obama administration has not announced any investigation into the abuses -- some of which occurred during its first year in office -- unlike Britain and Denmark, which have begun looking into their own troops' behaviour, according to Assange.
"The only investigation to my knowledge that has been announced by the United States is into us, into possible sources within the U.S. military," Assange said.

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Wikileaks is american propagandist, to venerate USA and incriminate some 05/11/2010 10:41:00
Syed  |  Yahoudie [Saudie] Arabia
Wikileaks is nothing more than a propagandist. He puts down Muslims, venerates america, and shows nothing reality. I hope Lebanese will take a lesson from his previous attempts.
I Was Terrorized And Tortured By The American Government Inside America Inside Salt Lake International Airport (I Have The Video To Prove It) La Anahom Allah Yawma Deen 05/11/2010 14:18:00
Amrioui Salaheddine  |  USA
Assalamu Alaykom, What happened to me is nothing compared to what happened to the children, women and unarmed men of Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon. Hezbollah must broadcast everyday the scenes from Abu Ghraib. Show the people of Lebanon who America is. Show the Lebanese people what America is doing to Lebanon today. Show the people of Lebanon the American plan for Lebanon. I mean show the people of Lebanon how they will live if America and the enemy are allowed to succeed in their Satanic plans. Ask the victims of America and the enemy to have an idea. Esha Yaa Akhee.
Not that much trustworthy Wiki 05/11/2010 19:10:00
Saleh  |  old, tired Europe
Wikileaks might manipulate information in a future. Now unveiling infos about lost war in Iraq and later on they could focus on some particular countries to achieve imperial goals there or here. Take it with reserve. Do not ever belief mighty media with false and fake created popularity. Even only partial " truth" can do harm more then nothing because it would be aimed on some subject. This is a weapon.
Assange is a real patriot !! 06/11/2010 17:49:00
christian palestinian  |  usa
Julian Assange is a real christian who seeks peace and justice in the world. Any muslim who attacks him has no idea what they are talking about. He is revealing the truth about the illegal invasion and occupation of iraq and the world should listen to him!
@ Assange is a real patriot 07/11/2010 13:54:00
Syed  |  Yahoudie [Saudie] Arabia
You have to know the man, and we have known Assange a little more than most Muslims and Christians of the east, do. He is a product of COLONIAL FORTCES of the world, WHITE EURO-AMERICANS. Australia is part of it. These are the real European Christians, who are proud of their past, where they committed genocide of the local populations in americas, west indies and australia. They have extermionated the locals. The left overs have been worshipping a man of northern European decent, blond, blue eyed devil, look at their bibles!
@ Syed Saudie Arabia 08/11/2010 09:38:00
Abu Nuh  |  The world
?????!!!!! Ma bedna ta'ifiya. Ma bedna al isman ta'ifeen: "european christians", "east christians", "muslims". Lai am tehki hake? Wa meen a zalami li am y'abadu al masiyiheen, "blond hair blue eyes" etc?! Where do you get this twisted information? Please reference your sources and document your claims instead of using your God-given mouth to stir up strife. Here is something from "their bible" for you: "So too the tongue is a small part of the body, yet it has great pretensions. Think how small a flame sets a huge forest ablaze - and the tongue is a fire. . ." (From the book of James, the brother of 3Isa al Masih) "Whoever says he loves God whom he cannot see but hates his brother who he can see is a liar, for God is love." (From the book of John.)
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