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Wikileaks Cracks Key NATO Document
on Afghan War
Wikileaks, February 28, 2009
Wikileaks has cracked the encryption a key NATO document
relating to the war in Afghanistan. The document, titled "NATO in
Afghanistan: Master Narrative", details the key facts and themes NATO
representatives are to give--and to avoid giving--to the world press.
Among the revelations, which we encourage the public to review in detail, is
Jordan's presense as secret member of the US lead occupation force.
The encrypted document, from October, and believed still to be current, can
be found on the Pentagon Central Command website "oneteam.centcom.mil":
The password is "progress", which perhaps reflects the Pentagon's
desire to stay on-message, even to itself.
Jordan is a US backed
middle eastern monarchy, and historically the CIA's closest partner in its
extraordinary renditions program. In Jordon, "the practice of torture is
routine", according to a January 2007 report by UN special investigator for
torture, Manfred Nowak.
NATO spokespersons are instructed conceal
the country's involvement in the ISAF coalition. Publicly, Jordon withdrew
in 2001. It does not appear on the current (Feb 13, 2009) NATO list of ISAF
other sensitive instructions on what not to say are:
* Any decision on the end date/end state will be taken by the respective
national and/or Alliance political committee. Under no circumstances should
the mission end-date be a topic for speculation in public by any NATO/ISAF
* The term "compensation" is
inappropriate and should not be used because it brings with it legal
implications that do not apply.
* Any talk of
stationing or deploying Russian military assets in Afghanistan is out of the
question and has never been the subject of any considerations.
* Only if pressed: ISAF forces are frequently fired at from inside Pakistan,
very close to the border. In some cases defensive fire is required, against
specific threats. Wherever possible, such fire is pre-coordinated with the
Altogether four classified or restricted NATO
documents of interest on the Pentagon site were discovered to share the
'progress' password. Wikileaks has decrypted the documents and released them