Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, Sept 26, 2011
A huge controversy has been going around on who is responsible for the release of the unredacted version of more than 250,000 diplomatic cables. Guardian has claimed that it was Wikileaks and Julain Assange's “chaotic mistakes” and “poor security” that was responsible for the files becoming public. Wikileaks has sqarely blamed Guardian for the leak of a password that allowed the unredacted version of the cables to be accessed.
John Pilger, 21 August 2010
On 26 July, Wikileaks released thousands of secret US military files on the war in Afghanistan. Cover-ups, a secret assassination unit and the killing of civilians are documented. In file after file, the brutalities echo the colonial past. From Malaya and Vietnam to Bloody Sunday and Basra, little has changed. The difference is that today there is an extraordinary way of knowing how faraway societies are routinely ravaged in our name.