A few minutes after midnight of Saturday 23/10 in Europe, both Al Jazeera and the New York Times came out with their reports about the mass of documents WikiLeaks has now made available about the Iraq war between 2003 and 2010.
Perhaps other news outlets have received the documents for review and publication, but certainly among them are the New York Times and Al Jazeera.
While the the US-based paper reviewed the material and now gives its readers several articles under the common heading The War Logs, Al Jazeera has found the time to also prepare a well done video report that views like a spoiler for CSI Miami or 24 -- with the difference that what we see here is reality rather than fiction.
In what must be the largest release of secret military documents ever, WikiLeaks has released a shocking trove of classified reports, which -- for example -- includes a secret U.S. government tally that puts the Iraqi death toll at 285,000; although the official line from the Pentagon has always been that one does not keep a count of Iraqi casualties.
Other leaked reports, and the New York Times shows us some in their original form -- with explanations -- show how very much Iran has been involved in the battlefield by providing weapons, how the US and NATO have continuously turned a blind eye to the state-sanctioned torture of Iraqis by Iraqis, and how many thousands of suicide attacks have occurred the public has never heard of.
Meanwhile, ABC News has this to report: WikiLeaks says it will hold a press conference Saturday morning in Europe. WikiLeaks' Web site is currently down, for what it calls "scheduled maintenance."
In other words, don't attempt to access the site and rather read what is available on the webites mentioned above.