WikiLeaks founder told to avoid U.S. for posting video

Julian Assange, the controversial founder of whistleblowing site
WikiLeaks, has been warned that U.S. authorities want to question him
about how he obtained shocking video footage of an Apache helicopter
attacking civilians in Baghdad. Watch the video.

Assange recently came out of hiding after a month of avoiding the spotlight. In an interview with the ABC’s Foreign Correspondent, Assange said cryptically of WikiLeaks’ current project:

“I can give an analogy. If there had been mass spying that had affected many, many people and organisations and the details of that mass spying were released then that is something that would reveal that the interests of many people had been abused.”

The video released by WikiLeaks of a
killing by American gunmen in military helicopters, which included two
Reuters employees, is grim watching. The New York Times story is almost
as grim reading. Most shocking are the transcripts of the American
gunmen discussing the attack. As the Times described it:

aim and fire at the group, then revel in their kills.

“Look at
those dead bastards,” one pilot says. “Nice,” the other responds.”

photographer and driver, who apparently walked into a Baghdad street
while working on a story about weightlifting, were killed in 2007 along
with others.

Would the killing video have been released if not
for the Reuters connection?