Sunday, October 24, 2010


Among the major findings covered in the Wikileaks Iraq documents but not reported in mainstream media in the United States are the following:

The US army’s cover-up of Iraqi state sanctioned torture: Although one of the stated aims of the Iraq War was to close down Saddam Hussein’s torture chambers, the Wikileaks documents show many cases of torture and abuse of Iraqi prisoners by Iraqi police and soldiers.

In addition, the documents reveal the U.S. knew about the state sanctioned torture but ordered its troops not to intervene.

The U.S. kept a death count throughout the War despite repeated denials.

The killing of hundreds of civilians at US manned checkpoints: According to the documents, many Iraqi civilians were killed during the war at checkpoints in contrast to the official US position.

New information on Blackwater civilian killings: The secret US files reveal new cases of Blackwater (a company now known as XE) opening fire on civilians. No charges were ever brought.

US Army reports about Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki and allegations of his association with death squads.Iran’s secret involvement in financing Shia militias: The files detail Iran’s secret war in Iraq and discuss Iran’s Revolutionary Guard acting as an alleged supplier of arms to Shia insurgents.

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