As the Taliban announces with relish their intent to hunt down and neutralize Afghan informants to international military forces, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is treading on splintering black ice. Contributing Writer Terry Glavin covers the controversy (This article was originally published in Chronicles and Dissent).
It's too bloody late, of course, but still.
In the matter of Amnesty International, the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, the Open Society Institute, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission and the Kabul office of the International Crisis Group Versus the WikiLeaks "hero" Julian Assange:
We have seen the negative, sometimes deadly ramifications for those Afghans identified as working for or sympathizing with international forces. We strongly urge your volunteers and staff to analyze all documents to ensure that those containing identifying information are taken down or redacted.
Here's how the foppish, arrogant bastard responded: I'm very busy and have no time to deal with people who prefer to do nothing but cover their asses. If Amnesty does nothing I shall issue a press release highlighting its refusal....More >>