Friday, October 22, 2010
LONDON – The WikiLeaks website has promised a “major announcement” in Europe on Saturday, in a message on its Twitter feed, amid speculation it will release thousands of secret documents about the Iraq war.
“Major WikiLeaks announcement in Europe at 10am tomorrow,” said the message posted Friday, appearing to confirm the site is preparing to leak what the U.S. military and NATO fear will be tens of thousands of classified military papers.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen warned Friday that the lives of soldiers and civilians could be endangered if WikiLeaks released confidential documents.
“Such leaks are very unfortunate and may have very negative security implications for people concerned,” Rasmussen said at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
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