Wikileaks.org to Screen Classified U.S. Air Strike Video Monday
UPDATE: For a detailed discussion on release of "classified" information, see this interview from Brian Leher with John Young from Cryptome.org and Glenn Greenwald, an attorney and regular columnist at Salon.com: Wikileaks and Whistle-blowers on Vimeo
Last week, Wikileaks.org released a classified US Military report outlining the dangers posed by disclosure of information by the organization. Wikileaks claims that the US Intelligence community is orchestrating an effort to shut down the ability of the government watchdog groups efforts to disseminate sensitive and classified documents.
The sensitive nature of the information disclosed raises the difficult question of whether or not American citizens have the right to know what government action is being undertaken in our name. Back in the 60's during the height of the opposition to the Viet Nam War, Daniel Ellsberg, a government analyst with top secret clearance, disclosed the Pentagon Papers and the US Supreme Court ruled the release of the information was authorized on 1st Amendment grounds.
If the U.S. is in fact spying on the secret-sharing website Wikileaks.org, it is related to their possession of a classified video of a U.S. air strike in Afghanistan. They will screen this video Monday. What will it show?
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