PBS FrontLine: WikiSecrets

‘They deserve to die’ - Julian Assange
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PBS FrontLine has an interesting show tonight, an investigative report on Julian Assange, Bradley Manning, and the biggest intelligence breach in US history: FRONTLINE: WikiSecrets.

The press release has this shocking description of Assange’s attitude toward the people whose names appeared in the massive document dump:

Was Julian Assange prepared to publish some of the leaked documents without adequately redacting the names of people who could have been harmed by the disclosures? “Julian was very reluctant to delete those names, to redact them.” David Leigh of the Guardian newspaper tells FRONTLINE of meetings he attended with Assange in the run-up to publication of the war logs. “And we said: ‘Julian, we’ve got to do something about these redactions. We really have got to.’ And he said: ‘These people were collaborators, informants. They deserve to die.’ And a silence fell around the table.”

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