Wikileaks: The Iraq War Logs Documentaries

An excellent hour-long overview by Al Jazeera English, featuring details of war crimes and their cover up, killing of civilians, and torture, along with interviews with an outrageous and increasingly bizarre Pentagon spokesman (Geoff Morrell), as well as Julian Assange, Jeremy Scahill, an Iraqi MP, and others. Definitely worth seeing in full.

Channel 4 UK: Dispatches, Channel 4’s flagship current affairs program, exposes the full and unreported horror of the Iraqi conflict and its aftermath, revealing the more of the actual scale of civilian casualties; and allegations that after the scandal of Abu Ghraib, American soldiers continued to abuse prisoners; and that U.S. forces often refused to intervene in the torture and murder of detainees by the Iraqi security services. The programme also features previously unreported material of insurgents being killed while trying to surrender. Channel 4 is the only UK broadcaster to have been given access to nearly 400,000 secret military significant activities reports (SIGACTS) logged by the US military in Iraq between 2004 and 2009. These reports tell the story of the war and occupation which the U.S. military did not want the world to know. The videos in the sequence should advance automatically–if not, see the complete playlist here.

You can also view the highlights of the Dispatches program below:

The online whistleblower WikiLeaks has released some 390,000 classified U.S. documents on the Iraq War — the largest intelligence leak in U.S. history and internal account of any war on public record. The disclosure provides a trove of new evidence on the civilian casualties, violence, torture, and suffering that has befallen Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. To provide an analysis of these documents, Democracy Now! interviews three investigative journalists: David Leigh, the investigations editor at “The Guardian” newspaper of London. Pratap Chatterjee, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and investigative journalist. Nir Rosen, an independent journalist and author who has covered the Iraq War since 2003. He is a fellow at the New York University Center on Law and Security. The videos in the sequence should advance automatically–if not, see the complete playlist here.

The complete Wikileaks press conference that was held in London on the day of the release of the Iraq War Logs: Friday, 23 October, 2010. The videos should advance automatically in sequence–if not, see the complete playlist here.

4 thoughts on “Wikileaks: The Iraq War Logs Documentaries

  1. This, the pride of the Republican party.

    Once more, deluge of facts attesting to the fact they not only spent funds like careless fools, but lives, limbs, warriors, and US prestige.

  2. That is an incredible task you have taken off…I hope you get a team to support you. I have wondered how people who do not read English would benefit from the documents…it’s great that you are doing this for Arab readers.

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