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BOMBSHELL: Wikileaks Releases 92,201 Documents = "Blow-By-Blow" Afghan War Diary 2004-2010

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Wikileaks takes on the US Secret Government - in what can best be described as "Pentagon Papers Redux" - and presents "a devastating portrait of the failing war in Afghanistan revealing how coalition forces have killed hundreds of civilians in unreported incidents, Taliban attacks have soared and Nato commanders fear neighbouring Pakistan and Iran are fueling the insurgency."

Following the Washington Posts disappointing 'investigative' report of the US Secret Government, Wikileaks' tweeted:

"WaPo expose of the US shadow-state smothered. Time to take the gloves off if we want reform."

Today, Wikileaks posted 92,201 Afghan War documents in what can only be described as "one of the biggest leaks in intelligence history." The Guardian UK has created a down-loadable spreadsheet containing the full military logs of 300 key events that's a virtual historical blow-by-blow of the history of the Afghanistan war from 2004 thru 2010 -- with maps:

We have reproduced full military logs behind more than 200 of the key events from the database - you can navigate around them. But if you want to download this data to play with it yourself, this is the place to come.

These detailed reports show coalition forces' attacks on civilians, friendly fire incidents and Afghan forces attacking each other - so-called green on green.

In addition to these documents, Wilileaks is rumored to have in its possession another 250,000 diplomatic dispatches on our other war. The Iraq War Logs next leak?

Wikileaks provided the documents to the Guardian, New York Times, and Der Spiegel -- links below:

* Glenn Greenwald has more links: The Wikileaks Afghanistan Leak

* Video: Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, explains leak.

* Wikileaks Afghan War Diary - Dedicated Site

* White House Initial Response

* NYTimes Interactive Site: "The War Logs"

* Der Spiegel: The Afghanistan Protocol

* Guardian Interactive Site: Afghan War Diary Top 300

* Pakistan's Dangerous Double Dealing

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