Taliban Warns Informants That They Are Coming for Them
July 30, 2010
Afghanistan (ChattahBox) – The Taliban is now searching for informants who were named in the documents released by Wikileaks, a consequence of the leak that could far reaching in the war in Afghanistan, especially in finding future information amidst the threat of death for that help.
The New York Times has confirmed that a spokesperson from the Taliban said that they were studying the documents to find names that were listed, in order to hunt them down.
“We knew about the spies and people who collaborate with U.S. forces. We will investigate through our own secret service whether the people mentioned are really spies working for the U.S. If they are U.S. spies, then we know how to punish them.”
The White House has since issues a statement, asking that Wikileaks refrain from releasing the remaining 15,000 that have so far not been offered on the site.
Defense Secretary Bob Gates also released a statement during a press conference at the Pentagon, saying:
“Mr. Assange [Wikileaks founder Julian Assange] can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family.”
Assange expressed disappointment in the words, saying that “the grounds of Iraq and Afghanistan are covered with real blood.”