.The following query came by email from a close friend:
"Salam Abu Tamam,
I have been following the Wiki Leaks documents through Al-Jazeera. I have known about the atrocities all along.
Yet I am just wondering about the lack of information relating to the role of the Mossad? How come there is absolutely no mention of them and their role in these 400,000 documents?
Who killed and is killing the scientists and the intellectuals of Iraq?
And if Iran has been blamed for their assassinations, what is their gain?"
Is it possible that the "leaked documents" mentioning the Mossad have been already filtered out?"I kindly ask for your comment on this to be posted below.PS: Note from another friend
"One problem with what is being reported on the WikiLeaks Iraq war logs
is the civilian death numbers are being reported as estimates. They
are not. There are documented. They are a minimum, not a reasonable
estimate. The two can be very different, especially in a situation of
massive violence."A Problem with WikiLeaks Reporting
October 22, 2010
"Apparently WikiLeaks has redacted names and perhaps other information from the public version of the War Logs. This might be an obstacle, but there might be ways around this.
for access to the War Logs.
We at the Institute for Public Accuracy think it could be of great value if veterans and others examined the war logs and fleshed out the reports, giving the full story or made corrections of various incident reports.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to do this -- and I'd encourage you to reach out to others, veterans, NGO workers and others who might be able to do this. This is an important opening to correct alot of the record of the Iraq war.
Institute for Public Accuracy
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Reference the previous posting "Do they know, or don't they
?" Aug 3, 2010
"Although US generals have claimed their army does not carry out body counts and British ministers still say no official statistics exist, the war logs show these claims are untrue. The field reports purport to identify all civilian and insurgent casualties, as well as numbers of coalition forces wounded and killed in action. They give a total of more than 109,000 violent deaths from all causes between 2004 and the end of 2009.
This includes 66,081 civilians, 23,984 people classed as "enemy" and 15,196 members of the Iraqi security forces. Another 3,771 dead US and allied soldiers complete the body count.
However, the US figures appear to be unreliable in respect of civilian deaths caused by their own military activities. For example, in Falluja, the site of two major urban battles in 2004, no civilian deaths are recorded. Yet Iraq Body Count monitors identified more than 1,200 civilians who died during the fighting. "Iraq war logs: secret files show how US ignored torture
October 22, 2010Update:
Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death
October 23, 2010