THE US MILITARY is demanding that Wikileaks remove all documents that expose it killing thousands of innocent women and children in Afghanistan and carrying out ex-judicial killings on behalf of local warlords.
According to Reuters, the Associated Press and the Sydney Morning Herald, the Pentagon has demanded that Wikileaks no longer publish any additional documents that show it in a bad light and hand over 15,000 secret Afghan war records that it has not yet published.
Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said that not embarrassing the US military was "doing the right thing" and he hoped Wikileaks would "honour our demands".
It said it owned all the documents and all the classified material in Wikileaks' possession were the property of the US government.
We don't think the Pentagon should hold its breath. In a Twitter message, Wikileaks called the comments "obnoxious" and a "formal threat against Wikileaks".
The US Defense Department said the leak, one of the largest in US military history, put US troops and Afghan informers at risk and Wikileaks might already have blood on its hands.
This was rather rich because the United States and its military-industrial complex centered in the Pentagon have the blood of uncounted millions of people on their hands over the last 65 years and counting.
However, asked what the Pentagon would do next, Morrell told the AP that it was up to the FBI and Justice Department to decide how to proceed.
"If doing the right thing is not good enough for them [Wikileaks], then we will figure out what other alternatives we have to compel them to do the right thing," he added.
Of course the right thing to the US government is always whatever the US military says is the right thing, and as the Wikileaks documents that have recently been released show in brutal detail, the US military has an unusual interpretation of what is 'right'. µ
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