Taliban: We'll behead WikiLeaks informers

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http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=3&art_id=iol128046838937D542

The Taliban on Thursday night threatened to decapitate informants who have been revealed in uncensored intelligence documents published on the Internet.

In their first response since WikiLeaks placed thousands of secret documents online detailing the names and locations of anti-Taliban informers, the Afghan militants said "we know how to punish them," a reference to beheading, the usual Taliban punishment reserved for "traitors".

The statement came as officials here said they feared for the lives of those who had helped the British military in Afghanistan.

Intelligence staff in London, Washington and Kabul are studying thousands of classified reports to pin-point those at risk.

British officials in Kabul yesterday described the publication as "in the best case compromising informants and in the worst, putting their lives at risk."

"We are still involved in assessment but it will certainly discourage individuals from being prepared to co-operate with us," one added.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday entered the controversy over the disclosure of the names of Afghans who have co-operated with Nato forces branding it as "extremely irresponsible and shocking."

"Their lives will be in danger now," he said. "This is a very serious issue."

Politicians, military figures and human rights groups have all criticised the influential internet site amid allegations that the information available could provide a Taliban hit-list.

Colonel Richard Kemp, former head of UK forces in Afghanistan, said: "This is potentially damaging to operational security.

"Publishing this information online increases the enormous dangers our soldiers face.

"There are few things more valuable to the enemy than gaining insight into our plans.

"The Taliban will be poring over every one of the leaked documents with a fine toothcomb.'

Lawyers in the US are said to be exploring whether WikiLeaks can be charged.

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said last night he has asked the FBI to investigate.

It has emerged that the main suspect for the leaks is US Army intelligence officer Bradley Manning, who grew-up in Wales.

The 22-year-old was last week charged with leaking a film to the website - days later more than 90,000 secret documents relating to the war in Afghanistan. - Daily Mail

Wiki Leaks posted the names of informants living in Afghanistan who have been giving information to the British and US Forces about the Taliban. Now the Taliban wants to find these informants whose names are mentioned in the Wiki Leaks articles and behead them.
 
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Has Wikileaks gone too far this time?

From exposing scandals to putting sensitive military secrets onto the internet?

Have they gone beyond their original goal of being a whistle blower?

if people lose their lives over this... should the wiki leaks site owners be prosecuted?
 

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I think these Taliban is the CIA in turbans. The stories of informers' lives being in danger seem to originate out of Washington.
 

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Has Wikileaks gone too far this time?

From exposing scandals to putting sensitive military secrets onto the internet?

Have they gone beyond their original goal of being a whistle blower?

if people lose their lives over this... should the wiki leaks site owners be prosecuted?

So people are not dying over there? Everyone having a tea party?

The Taliban need some help anyway.
 
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Wait, so the Taliban are unhappy about damning information being released about and by the 'infedels'?
 

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What? so they can go back to beheading women in stadiums on suspicion of adultery?

Yeah... lovely bunch of civilised guys. :sick:

No i mean the US forces have such advanced technology that the Taliban need all the help they can get :D.
 

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Wait, so the Taliban are unhappy about damning information being released about and by the 'infedels'?
I think you have misinterpreted it, they appear to be quite happy with the leaks as they can now go after their fellow countrymen who ratted on them.

The leaks will prove to be invaluable to the Muslim radicals for it's propaganda value and useful intelligence on the NATO forces fight against terrorists.
 

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This is a f cuking war :mad:
Whatever the US is doing, they are doing for a reason.
Do the Taliban play fair? No so why should the US?
 

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I think you have misinterpreted it, they appear to be quite happy with the leaks as they can now go after their fellow countrymen who ratted on them.

No he always deliberately tries to spin these things


The leaks will prove to be invaluable to the Muslim radicals for it's propaganda value and useful intelligence on the NATO forces fight against terrorists.

Wikileaks reputation is destroyed. Exposed as nothing more than cynical publicity seeking useful idiots


Reminds me of comments made by a NVA general that the liberal media, Hollywood et all were worth more to them than divisions in the field. I'm sure the Taliban share similar sentiments.
 
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I also think there is madness in this logic. its really odd thinking
"we dont want ur help and we will kill u for trying to help" says Taliban
:wtf: logic fail

You would think it's more the USA or British that is more angry at the Wikileaks ppl
:confused::confused::confused:

I am beyond confused
 

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I also think there is madness in this logic. its really odd thinking
"we dont want ur help and we will kill u for trying to help" says Taliban
:wtf: logic fail

You would think it's more the USA or British that is more angry at the Wikileaks ppl
:confused::confused::confused:

I am beyond confused

In their first response since WikiLeaks placed thousands of secret documents online detailing the names and locations of anti-Taliban informers, the Afghan militants said "we know how to punish them," a reference to beheading, the usual Taliban punishment reserved for "traitors".

Honestly how on earth can that confuse you :erm:

Obviously names of people who were informants for NATO have been revealed by wikileaks and now the Taliban are going to behead them.
 

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Honestly how on earth can that confuse you :erm:

Obviously names of people who were informants for NATO have been revealed by wikileaks and now the Taliban are going to behead them.

oh sorry the heading is a bit misleading then thought the taliban was gonna kill the wiki ppl
ooops my bad sorry
 

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but still a logic fail on taliban side me thinks as shouting out loud that they gonna kill these informants that wiki exposed
is bit like chopping off the hand the hand that feeds you

sorry no pun intended
/sorry I know this is a sensitive topic and I do sound a bit childish I am just trying to make sense of this sort of madness
can rational thought be used in these cases me wonders
 

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but still a logic fail on taliban side me thinks as shouting out loud that they gonna kill these informants that wiki exposed
is bit like chopping off the hand that feeds you

sorry no pun intended
/sorry I know this is a sensitive topic and I do sound a bit childish I am just trying to make sense of this sort of madness
can rational thought be used in these cases me wonders
 
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but still a logic fail on taliban side me thinks as shouting out loud that they gonna kill these informants that wiki exposed
is bit like chopping off the hand that feeds you

sorry no pun intended
/sorry I know this is a sensitive topic and I do sound a bit childish I am just trying to make sense of this sort of madness
can rational thought be used in these cases me wonders

With the Taliban, logic doesn't usually come into consideration.
 

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With the Taliban, logic doesn't usually come into consideration.

Neither it seems the people over at Wikileaks.

Surely these muppets can be charged with aiding the enemy or something.
 

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but still a logic fail on taliban side me thinks as shouting out loud that they gonna kill these informants that wiki exposed
is bit like chopping off the hand the hand that feeds you

sorry no pun intended
/sorry I know this is a sensitive topic and I do sound a bit childish I am just trying to make sense of this sort of madness
can rational thought be used in these cases me wonders

What are you on about? :confused:

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The guy who did this is a prat... he's getting more people killed than some informants. Imagine the damage a more powerful Al-Quaida would do... then again, a few more tragedies in the US is all we need to make life fun again :rolleyes:
 
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Neither it seems the people over at Wikileaks.

Surely these muppets can be charged with aiding the enemy or something.

Isn't that guy who released the footage of the US shooting the journos linked to this information, afaik he is being charged.

Can you find the pages on Wikileaks that oust these informants?
 
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