U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested

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  1. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe


    Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com has learned.


    He said he also leaked three other items to Wikileaks: a separate video showing the notorious 2009 Garani air strike in Afghanistan that Wikileaks has previously acknowledged is in its possession; a classified Army document evaluating Wikileaks as a security threat, which the site posted in March; and a previously unreported breach consisting of 260,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables that Manning described as exposing “almost criminal political back dealings.”
    “Hillary Clinton, and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning, and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available, in searchable format, to the public,” Manning wrote.
    “Everywhere there’s a U.S. post, there’s a diplomatic scandal that will be revealed,” Manning wrote. “It’s open diplomacy. World-wide anarchy in CSV format. It’s Climategate with a global scope, and breathtaking depth. It’s beautiful, and horrifying.”


    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/leak/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+wired/index+(Wired:+Index+3+(Top+Stories+2))&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher
     
  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    "Hillary Clinton, and several thousand diplomats around the world are going to have a heart attack when they wake up one morning, and find an entire repository of classified foreign policy is available, in searchable format, to the public,” Manning wrote.
    “Everywhere there’s a U.S. post, there’s a diplomatic scandal that will be revealed,” Manning wrote. “It’s open diplomacy. World-wide anarchy in CSV format. It’s Climategate with a global scope, and breathtaking depth. It’s beautiful, and horrifying.”

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    I'm no fan of Hilary nor the state dept in general, but still don't want to give the world any more reason to villify the u.s. "State" is A Particularly political organisation.
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yep, that's taking transparency a bit far. Shoot the idiot; sounds like treason to me. We shall see, I suppose, more facts now that it's exposed. At least I hope so.
     
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Sorry slugo you beat my post by a couple of hours...
     
  5. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I would like to see them all. Let tha American people see the depravity of thier bureaucrats. I don't care what the rest of the world thinks. We are americans and no one will like is anyway.
     
  6. Georgia_Boy

    Georgia_Boy Monkey+++

    When I was younger, he would have been shot. Treasonous ba$turd, may his soul rot in hell. I am not Shrillary or state dept fan either, but treason is treason.
     
  7. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    these "cables" would be published by Wiki-leaks. The founder is now the target( nopun intended) of a massive manhunt

    [​IMG] Julian Assange Anxious that Wikileaks may be on the verge of publishing a batch of secret State Department cables, investigators are desperately searching for founder Julian Assange. Philip Shenon reports. Plus, Daniel Ellsberg tells The Daily Beast: "Assange is in Danger."
    (This story has been updated to reflect new developments on Assange's whereabouts, including the cancelation of a scheduled appearance in Las Vegas.)
    Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear that he may be about to publish a huge cache of classified State Department cables that, if made public, could do serious damage to national security, government officials tell The Daily Beast.
    The officials acknowledge that even if they found the website founder, Julian Assange, it is not clear what they could do to block publication of the cables on Wikileaks, which is nominally based on a server in Sweden and bills itself as a champion of whistleblowers.
    “We’d like to know where he is; we’d like his cooperation in this,” one U.S. official said of Assange.​
    American officials said Pentagon investigators are convinced that Assange is in possession of at least some classified State Department cables leaked by a 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist, Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland, who is now in custody in Kuwait.
    And given the contents of the cables, the feds have good reason to be concerned.


    As The Daily Beast reported June 8, Manning, while posted in Iraq, apparently had special access to cables prepared by diplomats and State Department officials throughout the Middle East, regarding the workings of Arab governments and their leaders, according to an American diplomat.
    The cables, which date back over several years, went out over interagency computer networks available to the Army and contained information related to American diplomatic and intelligence efforts in the war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, the diplomat said.
    American officials would not discuss the methods being used to find Assange, nor would they say if they had information to suggest where he is now. "We'd like to know where he is; we'd like his cooperation in this," one U.S. official said of Assange.
    Daniel Ellsberg: 'Assange Is In Danger' Assange, who first gained notoriety as a computer hacker, is as secretive as his website and has no permanent home.
    He was scheduled to speak Friday in Las Vegas at an International Reporters and Editors conference. But the group’s executive director, Mark Horvit, tells The Daily Beast that Assange canceled the appearance—he was on a panel to discuss anonymous sources—within the last several days as a result of unspecificed “security concerns.” Horvit said he communicated with Assange through email and did not know where he might be.
    Last week, Assange was scheduled to join famed Pentagon Papers leaker Daniel Ellsberg for a talk at New York's Personal Democracy Forum. Assange appeared via Skype from Australia instead, saying lawyers recommended he not return to the United States.



    http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-...-assange-hunted-by-pentagon-over-massive-leak

     
  8. SLugomist

    SLugomist Monkey++

    Is it treason to expose illegal government activity?
     
  9. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    IIrc "treason" is a specific legal term ,it may or may not qualify but it certainly is illegal to expose "classified" information punishable by fine, prison or both...
    which is why we have so much "classified "generated...
    "classified" covers up alot of ground: Like the area 51 guys who were exposed to toxic waste burning. Took forever for the .gov to acknowledge the site in court..
     
  10. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Nixon:" its not illegal when the president does it"...[own2]
    "
     
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