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11:25 Who leaked the WikiLeaks files to The Times? To summarize: WikiLeaks gave its Gitmo files to 7 news outlets but not the NYT or The Guardian, probably due to falling out with them over previous leaks. But someone leaked the files to the Times, which in turn gave them to The Guardian and NPR. The Times decided to go ahead tonight with covering / publishing files tonight, and WikiLeaks and partners apparently then rushed to lift embargo and come out with their coverage an hour or two behind the Times. At least that’s all suggested by McClatchy and The Guardian. Or did NYT learn that embarge was about to be broken and so moved "abruptly" first? In any case: WHO LEAKED THE FILES TO THE TIMES? Remember, the Times is not claiming that it got them from a government or Gitmo or military source, or from the original leaker — it says these ARE the WikiLeaks documents. So does that mean they came from one of several disgruntled ex-WikiLeakers?
11:20 Guantánamo piled lie upon lie through the momentum of its own existence by Julian Glover at The Guardian.
11:15 The @WikiLeaks feed at TWitter ontinues to link to individual detainee files, including Australia’s David Hicks.
11:10 Assange tormenter David Leigh talks about The Guardian‘s take on the Gitmo files — which he says they obtained from NYT, not WikiLeaks. This is sure to make Assange get madder. Here’s site for Guardian coverage.
11:05 @WikiLeaks notes: "If you read Wikileaks’ ‘Gitmo Files’ please do so with extra caution. ‘Confessions’ made under torture are suspect."