Taliban Seeks Revenge Because of WikiLeaks

The security breach has far-reaching consequences.


The fallout from the WikiLeaks documents read around the world continues. In case you've been living under a rock, federal authorities have arrested Pfc. Terri Manning, a 22-year-old intelligence analyst based near Baghdad, Iraq, who had top-secret security clearance to sensitive information about the war. The U.S. military is holding Manning in a Kuwait jail because he is suspected in the leak of a helicopter-gunship attack video from Iraq and thousands of classified documents giving details about U.S. war strategy. The Taliban has read said documents, which also listed the names and locations of Afghan collaborators who had been secretly working with the U.S. military. A spokesman for the group quickly threatened to "punish" any Afghan listed as having "collaborated" with the U.S. and the Kabul authorities against the growing Taliban insurgency. Threats have already started arriving at the homes of tribal leaders. We hope the end justifies the mean, pun intended.

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--Nsenga K. Burton

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