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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: WikiLeaks Reply with quote

WikiLeaks Reportedly Outs 100s of Afghan Informants

What a hero this guy is. Hundreds of informants that put their lives at risk to help the U.S. and its allies in Afghanistan will now likely lose their lives, all to feed the ego of Julian Assange.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

New Era of Irresponsible "Journalism" Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can we try him for treason?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably not, but whoever actually leaked the documents...that's a different story.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't been able to look at any of it but from what I've heard there is plenty of information that shows the war is fucked. I've been a supporter of the Afghanistan war but there have been several revelations recently which have caused me to start to reconsider.

It would be a tragedy if any of those people were harmed but if these documents could be used to get us out of there than we could at least salvage that. How many more would die if the war goes on for 5 more years?

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New Era of Irresponsible "Journalism" Rolling Eyes


This isn't journalism, it is whistleblowing. Our government does fucked up things. Maybe its time that people start to learn what our government does.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jul/25/wikileaks-war-logs-back-story
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xjwheelr wrote:
Probably not, but whoever actually leaked the documents...that's a different story.

It's still under investigation, but Army intelligence analyst Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is the key "person of interest." If Private Manning leaked these classified reports, it's treason and he'll spend most of the rest of his life in prison, as he should if he's guilty.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TAP wrote:
xjwheelr wrote:
Probably not, but whoever actually leaked the documents...that's a different story.

It's still under investigation, but Army intelligence analyst Pfc. Bradley E. Manning is the key "person of interest." If Private Manning leaked these classified reports, it's treason and he'll spend most of the rest of his life in prison, as he should if he's guilty.


I hope he does. I would try him for sedition and put him in front of a firing squad.

I have serious questions about this war, but dumping 92000 documents, some of which could have huge national security implications for people who are serving in Afghanistan is more than irresponsible, it's treason.

The responsible thing to do would be to release them to the media and let them report the parts that are newsworthy.

I wonder if this may backfire on the people who think this is going to damage support for the war effort, because it backfired with me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YBC-Dog wrote:
The responsible thing to do would be to release them to the media and let them report the parts that are newsworthy.


The media? The media can't be trusted to get get the "newsworthy" information out. They have already shifted the narrative of the story from that of corruption that was so much worse than we were led to believe to how it will affect informants. The next step is to just drop it from the news cycle.

Today's media would find a way to bury Watergate or the Pentagon Papers.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post tonight wrote:
The FBI and the Justice Department are working with the military to investigate the source of the leak of tens of thousands of classified military documents on the Afghan war to WikiLeaks.org, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

WikiLeaks has declined to name its source, but the probe initially is focused on Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning, a 22-year-old from Potomac, a Pentagon spokesman said, and may include others who have helped him. "They would look wherever the evidence leads," Col. Dave Lapan said.

Manning, an Army intelligence specialist, was charged this month with passing classified information to an "unauthorized source" while stationed in Iraq. Though the source was not named by the military, a former hacker in whom Manning confided has asserted that Manning passed documents and videos to WikiLeaks.

In an interview Sunday, the former hacker, Adrian Lamo, said "the overwhelming probability" is that Manning was WikiLeaks' source for the documents, which consist of more than 91,000 field intelligence reports and threat assessments. They were mostly classified as "secret," a relatively low classification level, but nonetheless contained information that could put lives at risk, officials said.

The names of Afghan informants are identifiable in the online database, as the Times of London reported Wednesday. That raises the question of whether militants will retaliate against them.

Lamo, 29, who lives in Sacramento, said that the Afghan war documents are "basically a large dump of battlefield intelligence systems that Manning had access to."

He said, however, that Manning lacked the technical expertise to obtain and transmit all the data and received help from people who worked with WikiLeaks. "There was overlap between people who were his friends and people working with WikiLeaks," Lamo said.

"They made him feel real cool by putting him in touch with Assange," he said. "They were WikiLeaks' 'shopper' for classified information. There are at least two people in his social circle who are in contact with WikiLeaks."

Manning's case is proceeding within the military justice system, with the Army Criminal Investigation Command leading the probe. The next step is a preliminary hearing to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to recommend a court-martial, Lapan said. If individuals not connected to the military are found to be involved in the leak, "then that's when Justice and the others would potentially get involved," he said.

So glad to know they made him feel "cool."
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about wookieleaks instead?

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23wookieleaks
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taliban furious; says we'll punish informers

WTG BRADASS87
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BRADASS87 should really have called himself DUMBASS87
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"White House: Don't post more secret war papers (AP) "

I lol'd
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