Tomorrow marks ten years since WikiLeaks released the Iraqi war logs. The exposure of over four hundred thousand documents relating to the Iraq War changed much of the discourse around the controversial war. As Assange awaits the results of his extradition hearing, Sputnik columnist Tommy Sheridan sat down with John Shipton, the father of Julian Assange, about the ongoing court case and the well-being of his son. SPUTNIK: Almost exactly 10 years ago, WikiLeaks, the organization founded by Julian Assange, exposed the dark secrets and excesses of the powerful nations of the world as they conduct illegal wars across the planet by publishing the Iraq War Logs, the 22nd of October 2010. Those war logs were published, and they are stunning. They reveal what many had suspected, that war claims were endemic within the United States invasion of Iraq. Of the recorded deaths, two thirds were civilian deaths. A minimum of sixty-six thousand civilians were recorded to have died. Julian Assange did a service to the world because he exposed the darkness that the United States visited on Iraq. 10 years on, it’s Julian Assange that’s in a prison cell in London’s Belmarsh, not the strategists of that illegal war.,… Read full this story
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