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    Whistle-blowing website Wikileaks says it has come under attack from a computer-hacking operation, ahead of a release of secret US documents.

    "We are currently under a mass distributed denial of service attack," it said on its Twitter feed earlier.

    It added that several newspapers will go ahead and publish the documents released to them by Wikileaks even if the site goes down.

    The US state department has said the release will put many lives at risk.

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said the US authorities are afraid of being held to account.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-11858637
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    Take note of the BBC's title. Where are you getting your information that it was the US government that hacked the website?
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    I guessed that the American govt will do something like this.
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    shocking news on Iraq:

    The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60%) of these are civilian deaths.That is 31 civilians dying every day during the six year period."
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    ...so?
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    (Original post by Low Profile)
    shocking news on Iraq:

    The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60%) of these are civilian deaths.That is 31 civilians dying every day during the six year period."
    Most are killed by terrorists
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Most are killed by terrorists
    I believe they prefer to be called 'The American Army'.
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    (Original post by aj12)
    most are killed by terrorists
    b0ll0cks
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    (Original post by RogerEstIci)
    I believe they prefer to be called 'The American Army'.
    I liked that.
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    This is not even news.
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    (Original post by Low Profile)
    shocking news on Iraq:

    The majority of the deaths (66,000, over 60%) of these are civilian deaths.That is 31 civilians dying every day during the six year period."
    I don't really think that would come to a shock to anyone. I wasn't remotely shocked by that.

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    Most are killed by terrorists
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    b0ll0cks
    In what way? It seems a highly naive and anti-American stance to take. Surely you must be aware at the extraordinary levels of domestic terrorism and in-fighting in Iraq? While I wasn't shocked coalition troops had killed huge numbers of civilians, it makes sense to me that terrorists have killed more. After all, their target is civilians whereas any unbiased person would tell you the coalition targets terrorists (whether they knowingly kill civilians used as human shields etc. is another matter).
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    (Original post by callum9999)
    I don't really think that would come to a shock to anyone. I wasn't remotely shocked by that.





    In what way? It seems a highly naive and anti-American stance to take. Surely you must be aware at the extraordinary levels of domestic terrorism and in-fighting in Iraq? While I wasn't shocked coalition troops had killed huge numbers of civilians, it makes sense to me that terrorists have killed more. After all, their target is civilians whereas any unbiased person would tell you the coalition targets terrorists (whether they knowingly kill civilians used as human shields etc. is another matter).
    By other Muslim terrorists walking into packed market places and blowing themselves up
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    (Original post by Martyn*)
    This is not even news.
    I agree that the most shocking thing about the leaks is that the information released isn't actually that shocking, but it's still major nonetheless. The private thoughts of senior diplomats from around the world could have major implications. The US really need to tighten up their security though - apparently 3 million people had access to this.

    BBC News
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Most are killed by terrorists
    Agreed.

    Bring on the negs.
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    Lol, it was going to happen.
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    (Original post by callum9999)
    I don't really think that would come to a shock to anyone. I wasn't remotely shocked by that.





    In what way? It seems a highly naive and anti-American stance to take. Surely you must be aware at the extraordinary levels of domestic terrorism and in-fighting in Iraq? While I wasn't shocked coalition troops had killed huge numbers of civilians, it makes sense to me that terrorists have killed more. After all, their target is civilians whereas any unbiased person would tell you the coalition targets terrorists (whether they knowingly kill civilians used as human shields etc. is another matter).

    (Original post by Aj12)
    By other Muslim terrorists walking into packed market places and blowing themselves up
    I wish more people thought this way.
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    (Original post by RogerEstIci)
    I believe they prefer to be called 'The American Army'.
    Then your a tool who knows nothing of the conflict tbh
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    By other Muslim terrorists walking into packed market places and blowing themselves up
    I was agreeing with you, and used your post as context to the other person as there response was so pointless no-one would know what it refers too.

    Not that I think it's important to point out that they are Muslim. I always feel uncomfortable when people who claim race/religion doesn't matter to them feel the need to classify people into specific groups when it's not really relevant.
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    (Original post by Erebos)
    b0ll0cks
    Do some research most attacks on not even targeted against Americans but in a civil war between shiite Muslims and Sunni muslms
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Most are killed by terrorists
    The number is much higher if you include terrorists or other criteria. Ranges from 600,000 to just over 1m depending on your criteria or source since the invasion began in 2003. I'd imagine the 66,000 are only the official recorded number of civilian deaths killed directly by the US army.
 
 
 
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