Wikileaks files: use of emoticons ‘inappropriate’
Wikileaks Latest: Creator Julian Assange today spoke out in defence of his decision to release a whole new batch of over ten thousand classified army documents, almost all containing ‘cheeky’ emoticons.
In a written statement, he said:
The confidential files contain thousands of combat reports, almost all of them signed off with an emoticon:
COUNTER MORTAR FIRE REPORTS AIF ENGAGED AND ENEMY SURRENDERED
In another report:
SAF ATTACK ON CAMP IN BAGHDAD 2003-12-31 18:20:00
RED SEDAN WAS DRIVING NORTHWEST ON ROUTE _ AND ENGAGED ONE OF THE TOWER GUARDS WITH SMALL ARMS FIRE.
And, perhaps most tellingly:
WHEN: ___ DEC ___WHERE: TALL’AFAR
SUMMARY: Ten soldiers were talking to one another while two other soldiers held the detainee. The detainee had his hands bound
When asked to respond, the Pentagon issued this statement:
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