Wikileaks: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

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Julian Assange is the founder of the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks

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According to an ominous Tweet, Wikileaks’ next information leak will be seven times the size of the last one. After already posting more than 500, 000 pages on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars alone NewsFeed is wondering, how much more can their be?

Wikileaks, founded by Australian Julian Assange, has already established itself as the whistle-blowing site, having exposed tens of thousands un-reported civilian casualties from the Iraq war. The logs have also detailed incidents where the U.S. government failed to follow up on reports of torture and rape by Iraqi soldiers. Unsurprisingly, Wikileaks and Assange have been lambasted by U.S. and U.K. government officials, who claim that he’s put troops in danger by leaking classified information.

(See Julian Assange in TIME’s list of candidates for Person of the Year.)

The news broke that there was more to come over Wikileaks’ official Twitter feed, followed by a Tweet that was perhaps even more foreboding: “The coming months will see a new world, where global history is redefined. Keep us strong.”

So what could these new logs detail? We’ve already suggested that Russia could be the next subject of the leak. However, the Daily Mail reports that this time the details could get quite specific:

“A second far larger set of war logs could contain even more damaging revelations… or throw up entirely new incidents involving coalition troops. They also raise the possibility of individual officers being named as perpetrators of ‘war crimes’ and special forces agents in the field having their identities revealed.”

So far, there has been no word of when the next mega-leak will take place. (via the Daily Mail)

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