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I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I would be called "harsh"?
OSINT.INTERNET HAGANAH.com ^ | June 7, 2010 | n/a

Posted on 06/07/2010 4:16:27 PM PDT by Cindy

June 07, 2010

I SUPPOSE IF I SUGGESTED SUMMARY EXECUTION I WOULD BE CALLED "HARSH"?

SNIPPET: "U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested in Wikileaks Video Probe

Note that he didn't just lift a video and send it to Wikileaks. He also stole and released 260,000 classified US State Department diplomatic cables."

(Excerpt) Read more at osint.internet-haganah.com ...


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1 posted on 06/07/2010 4:16:28 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/06/leak/


2 posted on 06/07/2010 4:17:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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SNIPPET from the link in post no. 2:

"Wired.com could not confirm whether Wikileaks received the supposed 260,000 classified embassy dispatches."

3 posted on 06/07/2010 4:18:50 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; SandRat; cripplecreek; SJackson; neverdem

I’m not a veteran, so I’ll leave the answer to veterans- did this perp commit treason?


4 posted on 06/07/2010 4:20:06 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Cindy

Definitely a Military Tribunal in Baghdad ... not something in a federal court in NYC.

I would think the firing squad would be on the table also.

The last soldier executed after military trial for desertion was Pvt Slovak during WWII for desertion ... I believe.


5 posted on 06/07/2010 4:21:01 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Military/2010/0607/Soldier-arrested-in-WikiLeaks-classified-Iraq-video-case

“Soldier arrested in WikiLeaks classified Iraq video case”

By Peter Grier, Staff writer / June 7, 2010

SNIPPET: “The US Army has arrested Specialist Bradley Manning, a soldier deployed in Iraq with the 10th Mountain Division, on charges that he allegedly released classified information. The military is looking at a possible connection between Spc. Manning and WikiLeaks, an online whistleblower organization which in April published a graphic video of an Apache gunship mistakenly shooting civilians, according to Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman.”


6 posted on 06/07/2010 4:22:17 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy
From the Link:

Manning ... said that the networks contained “incredible things, awful things … that belonged in the public domain, and not on some server stored in a dark room in Washington DC.”

How long before the leftists proclaim this man to be a hero and a "political prisoner"?

7 posted on 06/07/2010 4:22:47 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (Even Hitler had Government run health care, but at least he got the Olympics for Germany)
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To: Cindy

The part that you are missing is that the liberals are only mad because the whistleblower leaked Hillary Clinton’s diplomatic cables to 3rd world leaders.

That’s why this whistleblower is being strung up.

Back when he leaked thousands of Bush documents, he was a hero.

Now, he’s a villain.


8 posted on 06/07/2010 4:24:29 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Michael.SF.

See post #8.


9 posted on 06/07/2010 4:25:58 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Cindy

If not execution, life in prison.

We have to stop letting people just get away with this stuff. When Jane Fonda went to Hanoi and was not charged with treason, we made it virtually impossible to charge anyone with treason.

Now, I know there are good and valid reasons to make the bar for treason very high, back in the 18th Century, the English Crown used treason as a catch-all offense.

But what this guy did was more than just wrong.

It was treason.


10 posted on 06/07/2010 4:26:56 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: K-oneTexas

Slovik


11 posted on 06/07/2010 4:27:28 PM PDT by arthurus ("If you don't believe in shooting abortionists, don't shoot an abortionist." -Ann C.)
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To: Cindy

"He's a good kid...just a little sloppy and disorganized."

12 posted on 06/07/2010 4:29:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rlmorel

The US should still execute that bitch for treason, then move ontop the present problem that plagues us all.

As for this dipshxt he should tortured and then executed.. sloooooooooooooooowly.


13 posted on 06/07/2010 4:30:53 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I’m not a veteran, so I’ll leave the answer to veterans- did this perp commit treason?

From the article - bolding is mine: 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...

Why leave it to veterans? The guy endangers everyone, and provides aid to the enemy, when he unilaterally makes the decision to release classified. I don't even need to look up the definition of treason, or look at USC to figure that out.

14 posted on 06/07/2010 4:35:43 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Fool me once, I'll punch you in the...er, something or other...)
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To: maddog55
I must say, it warmed my heart when I went to the Gathering of Eagles in 2007, to see how the Vietnam Veterans absolute disdain and loathing for Jane Fonda has not cooled one iota in all these years...


15 posted on 06/07/2010 4:43:26 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: K-oneTexas

Since he did not desert, that would not apply, however the last to die was in 1961.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_A._Bennett


16 posted on 06/07/2010 4:47:45 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: packrat35

As this says, he was convicted of desertion on November 11, 1944. Every where I have read this story that was the fact as it was presented, the conviction for desertion. we can’t write it any other way today if we wanted too. He may have claimed otherwise but the conviction stands.

I didn’t know about Bennett in 1961, thanks for adding that.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The Sad Story of Private Eddie Slovik

(http://www.28-110-k.org/sad_story_of_private_eddie_slovi.html)

Of all the U.S. soldiers charged with desertion during World War II, only one was executed—Private Edward “Eddie” Donald Slovik. It happened just after the Battle of the Bulge.

Only in a technical sense was Eddie Slovik a member of the 28th Infantry Division, and that was for just one day. It would seem then that his story should not really be regarded as part of the history of a proud division that suffered a total of 26,286 battle casualties—2,146 of whom were killed in action or died of battle wounds. Unfortunately, however, Private Slovik and the 28th Infantry Division figure together in the overall picture of the war in Europe.

Eddie Slovik was born in 1920 in a poor neighborhood of Detroit. He quit school in the ninth grade at age 15. He had several brushes with the law, the first in 1932, when 12-year-old Eddie and some friends broke into a foundry to steal some brass. Between 1932 and 1937, he was arrested several more times for crimes such as petty theft, breaking and entering and disturbing the peace. He was never a leader, but he was apparently a willing accomplice. Slovik first went to jail in October 1937, for stealing candy, chewing gum, cigarettes and change from a drugstore where he was working. He was paroled in September 1938, but in January 1939 he and two buddies got drunk, stole a car and accidentally wrecked it. Slovik was sentenced to 2 1/2 to seven years in prison but was paroled again, this time in April 1942. His prison record led him to be classified 4-F in the draft.

Two good things happened to Slovik when he was released from prison. First, he got a job in Dearborn, and second, he met and married Antoinette Wisniewski. Slovik was a personable, good-looking young man, but he needed a strong person to help and guide him. To those who knew the couple, it seemed that person was Antoinette.

The meat grinder of war eventually forced American draft officials to lower their standards in order to meet demands for replacement troops. As a result, Slovik’s draft classification was changed to 1-A in November 1943. He was drafted into the infantry in January 1944.

During training, Slovik earned the reputation of being a good-natured buddy and learned to fire a rifle (which he hated) and other weapons. He arrived in France on August 20, 1944. Five days later he was assigned to Company G, 109th Infantry Regiment, 28th Infantry Division.

En route to the front, when his group of replacements was fired on, they stopped and dug in. Somehow Slovik and a friend became separated from the others, who moved on in the night. The two men soon came upon the encampment of the Canadian 13th Provost Corps and “joined” it, staying until October 5. Slovik finally joined Company G on October 8, but he deserted about an hour later, ignoring the pleas of a friend not to leave.

A day later, Slovik voluntarily surrendered to an officer of the 28th Infantry Division, handing him a signed confession of desertion. He went on to state in that document that he would run away again if he had “to go out their [sic].” The officer warned the private that his written confession was damaging evidence and advised him to take it back and destroy it. When Slovik refused to do so, he was confined in the division stockade.

On October 26, the division judge advocate, Lt. Col. Henry P. Sommer, offered Slovik a deal under which the court-martial action would be dropped if he would go back to his unit. Slovik refused. As a result, on November 11, 1944, he was tried and convicted of desertion, although he pleaded not guilty at the trial.

Because of the seriousness of the charge, the court voted by secret ballot three different times. The sentence of death was voted unanimously each time. It is important to note that Slovik’s police record could not have influenced the court, which did not have that information.

Slovik wrote a letter to General Dwight D. Eisenhower on December 9 pleading for clemency, but no basis for clemency was found. On December 23, in the midst of the Battle of the Bulge, Eisenhower confirmed the death sentence. One month later, he ordered Slovik to be executed by a firing squad from the 109th Infantry Regiment.

A few officers were concerned that some members of the firing squad might be repulsed by this onerous duty. They need not have been concerned. The sentence was carried out at 10:04 a.m. on January 31, 1945. Not one member of the firing squad flinched. At the end, Eddie Slovik was braver in facing the rifles of the firing squad than he had been in facing the Germans.

No doubt influenced by “guardhouse lawyers” (other military prison inmates), Slovik had apparently believed that he would not be executed but rather imprisoned until some time after the war ended—when he would be able to return to his beloved Antoinette. Three key factors influenced the decision to execute him. One was that his police record was included in the clemency deliberations, and it counted against him. Another was that desertion had become a problem for the U.S. Army in the European theater. General Eisenhower and other commanders felt something had to be done about it. Finally, Slovik’s case reached the point when it had to be reviewed and acted on by Eisenhower’s headquarters just as the U.S. Army was heavily engaged in its bitterest and bloodiest campaign of the war in Europe—the Battle of the Bulge.

Two members of the firing squad later summarized what many front-line soldiers thought about the execution of Eddie Slovik. One reportedly declared: “I got no sympathy for the sonofabitch! He deserted us, didn’t he? He didn’t give a damn how many of us got the hell shot out of us, why should we care for him?” The other soldier said, “I personally figured that Slovik was a no-good, and that what he had done was as bad as murder.”

Slovik’s widow spent the rest of her life pleading with the U.S. Army and the federal government to pardon her husband. She died a few years ago, having failed in her lifelong struggle to erase the shame from her husband’s memory.

It was, and is, a very sad tale.

Uzal W. Ent


17 posted on 06/07/2010 5:00:11 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Clintonfatigued
A Cell bunk with James Walker and his sons with a Natural Life +5 days sentence.
18 posted on 06/07/2010 5:00:52 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: rlmorel

Hanoi Jane Fonda ... there’s a conviction I’d like to see.


19 posted on 06/07/2010 5:00:53 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: rlmorel

I gotta say rlmorel.. I was just about to the right of the guy in the bottom pic along with my wife, daughter and several veteran friends who rode our bikes up from Southern Maryland that morning in what I beleieve was about 26 degree weather.

We parked in a no parking zone out front of the State Department and a couple armed gueards walked over towards us. I humbly asked if they knew a place we could park and the response was; “You vets are fine right where you’re at, well watch your bikes.” and that was the start of a great day.


20 posted on 06/07/2010 5:32:59 PM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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That’s great...wasn’t that one of the most amazing weekends?

I was hanging around with the DC chapter out at the rotary in front of Arlington, and the cops out there let us know in no uncertain terms whose side they were on...:)


21 posted on 06/07/2010 5:39:48 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: Joe 6-pack

LOL...You’re my first laugh for the day.

Thanks Joe 6-Pack.


22 posted on 06/07/2010 5:57:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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ADDITIONAL LINK - quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2529445/posts

U.S. Army analyst arrested for alleged leak of video, documents to Wikileaks
The Hill ^ | June 7, 2010 | Gautham Nagesh
Posted on June 7, 2010 9:48:14 AM PDT by jazusamo

A U.S. Army intelligence analyst serving in Iraq has been arrested by federal officials for allegedly leaking classified information to the online whistleblower site Wikileaks, according to a Wired blog.

Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Md., is reportedly the source of the controversial video of a 2007 American helicopter strike that claimed the lives of several bystanders. Wikileaks published that video in April.
Manning reportedly became a target of the investigation after boasting of leaking more than a quarter of a million classified documents to former hacker Adrian Lamo, who reported him to the Army. Lamo claimed, via his Twitter account on Sunday evening, that he did so out of concern for national security.
“I outed Manning as an alleged leaker out of duty. I would never out an Ordinary Decent Criminal. There’s a difference,” Lamo tweeted. “I’m heartsick for Manning and his family. I hope they can forgive me some day for doing what I felt had to be done.”

According to chat transcripts provided to Wired, Manning claimed to have collected and leaked a wide range of classified information to Wikileaks. They included a video showing the 2009 Garani airstrike in Afghanistan that Wikileaks has said before it possesses, a classified Army document discussing Wikileaks as a security threat that the site published in March, and 260,000 classified U.S. diplomatic cables.

“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, claiming the cables expose “almost criminal political back dealings.”

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange tweeted early Monday that “If Brad Manning, 22, is the ‘Collateral Murder’ & Garani massacre whistleblower then, without doubt, he’s a national hero.” He also referred to Lamo and Wired reporter Kevin Poulson, who broke the story, as “notorious felons, informers and manipulators.”

Assange also claimed the Washington Post had the “Collateral Murder” video of the helicopter attack for more than a year but did not release it to the public.

The Pentagon on Monday released the following statement: “United States Division-Center is currently conducting an investigation of Spc. Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Md., who is deployed with 2nd Brigade 10th Mountain Division, in Baghdad, Iraq.

He was placed in pre-trial confinement for allegedly releasing classified information and is currently confined in Kuwait.

The Department of Defense takes the management of classified information very seriously because it affects our national security, the lives of our Soldiers, and our operations abroad. The results of the investigation will be released upon completion of the investigation.”


23 posted on 06/07/2010 6:06:39 PM PDT by Cindy
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Off Thread Topic...

Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2510549/posts

Why Is Wikileaks Collecting Military Email Addresses?
gawker.com ^ | 5/10/10 | staff
Posted on May 10, 2010 10:37:16 AM PDT by Nachum

Why Is Wikileaks Collecting Military Email Addresses?Helicopter video-leakers Wikileaks just asked for a “list of as many .mil email addresses as possible” via Twitter. That is weird. What are they up to?

(Excerpt) Read more at gawker.com ...


24 posted on 06/07/2010 6:08:10 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: maddog55
(Okay...I know this is a bit off topic, but this really brought back some memories of that day!)

LOL...it WAS cold that morning...you guys must have froze your tail off on those motorbikes...we were there around 0730 with the DC Chapter (what an amazing bunch of dedicated Americans they are) and it was damn cold. We were in front of Walter Reed the night before, and it was miserably cold, with sleet and freezing rain!

But I'll tell you, I wasn't about to even utter a peep.

We had these guys out there, and I didn't hear them bitching (a lot) so I certainly wasn't about to puss out...:)

That was a real privilege to meet those guys. I still think they nearly single-handedly saved us from ending up with the scumbag Kerry as President.

This wasn't YOU was it?

Here we were at 0730...

This is where we ended up before the moonbats came over...

Here was a group of Marines who hung out with us, they had been over in Iraq together were now back stateside and were paying their respects to one of their fallen buddies in Arlington when they saw us and came over to join the counter-protest with us...

This was on the front page of the Washington Post the next day. One of the moonbats was dressed in fatigues and brandishing his DD214, saying something like "...the Bush administration was responsible for the deaths of soldiers in Iraq because they didn't provide them with armored vehicles..." when this guy leaped at him and had to be restrained by his buddy. He yelled at him something like "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE **** YOU"RE TALKING ABOUT, YOU WEREN'T THERE-I WAS THERE..."

These guys were great. We had a hilarious experience while waiting for the moonbats to come over the bridge...

As we waited, a white van came roaring over the bridge, came to a stop and some guys got out with some boxes which they carried down the embankment at the end of the bridge, then they came back up, jumped in the van and roared off.

We all saw it, and said "What the hell was that? What did they put down there?" It was obvious we all thought it might have been explosives. While we pondered this, three of the Marines just ran across the road to check it out while two of their buddies called after them "What the hell are you guys doing? It could be a bomb for Christ's sake!"

A few minutes later, they came running back with big grins on their faces...they said the boxes contained anti-war and Marxist literature which the moonbats apparently hoped to hand out to protesters coming across the bridge. The Marines said "We took care of it...we pissed all over them!" We just fell out laughing...

A little later, we saw some moonbats go down there, and you could see them daintily picking up the wet papers in puzzlement...:)

25 posted on 06/07/2010 6:30:03 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: K-oneTexas

I was refering to the current nitwit caught stealing classified info. I know all about Slovak and he got what was coming to him. Read up some more on him. He was a real dirtball.


26 posted on 06/07/2010 7:23:56 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: K-oneTexas

Interesting fact is Eisenhower was the one who had the final word on Slovak and Bennett.


27 posted on 06/07/2010 7:29:21 PM PDT by packrat35 (Planned Parenthood - Keeping healthcare costs down, one fetus at a time)
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To: packrat35

Sorry, read your comment wrong.

It is interesting Ike was still in the loop for these two. The current case should receive the max penalty also, to be sure. However, it remains to be seen. All the spies we have tried were civilians and not met the ultimate penalty.

Only spies tied, convicted and executed were the Rosenberg’s and that was a few years back too.


28 posted on 06/08/2010 5:46:13 AM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: K-oneTexas

Coincidentally, there is a lauding, adulating article in the New Yorker mag/rag about this case. They portray the Wikileak founder as some type of god because he hates America.


29 posted on 06/08/2010 7:52:52 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: Cindy
Note that he didn't just lift a video and send it to Wikileaks. He also stole and released 260,000 classified US State Department diplomatic cables."

I've got mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, they were classified cables. On the other hand, he single-handedly created a diplomatic nightmare for Hildebeast and hundreds of Obama donors who got cushy ambassador jobs for donating to his campaign.

That latter part has to be worth at least something in the case for leniency.

30 posted on 06/09/2010 7:29:00 AM PDT by conimbricenses
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To: conimbricenses

Too much stuff is classified.
The burden of proof should be on the government to *PROVE* that every single document, image or video should be classified. And at that for no longer than ten years or so. It should be *VERY* hard to classify anything, Make a legal presumption of declassification unless it can be proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt that the item in question would lead to the death of U.S. military personnel or citizens or the quantifiable damaging of American interests.

Sunlight is the best disinfectant. I’m sorry some journalists were ‘embedded’ with some bad guys, happens, here’s the video, kiddies, mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be jihadies. It’s not like it’s going to change the way our enemies feel about us, is it? Sure it might traumatize some latte drinking liberals, BFD.

I’d even say that an honest appraisal of the ‘Pentagon Papers’ would show that having those out there was better, in the long run, for our Republic. It showed the incompetence and delusion of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and I, personally, think that every POTUS and their staff should have, hanging over their heads, the fact that eventually everything they have written, said, and done will become public record; they are are our paid staff, after all. We citizens are members of a free republic, we have the right to know what those we select to lead us are doing and have done; yes we should prosecute those who give information actually useful to our adversaries, but the burden of proof should be high and heavy to show that the information in question provided tangible and concrete aid to our enemies and is not merely embarrassing information that someone would rather have not see light of day.

We need to seriously limit how much can even *BE* classified and for how long. It would be better for nothing to be classified than for everything the government wanted classified to be forever perfectly hidden.


31 posted on 06/12/2010 7:10:10 AM PDT by RedStateRocker (Nuke Mecca, Deport all illegals, abolish the IRS, DEA and ATF.)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2562191/posts

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/7918632/Bradley-Manning-suspected-source-of-Wikileaks-documents-raged-on-his-Facebook-page.html

“Bradley Manning, suspected source of Wikileaks documents, raged on his Facebook page”

By Heidi Blake, John Bingham and Gordon Rayner
Published: 10:00PM BST 30 Jul 2010

SNIPPET: “Mr Manning, who is openly homosexual...”

SNIPPET: “His tagline on his personal page reads: “Take me for who I am, or face the consequences!””


32 posted on 07/31/2010 3:11:38 PM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP AND UPDATED:


TELEGRAPH.co.uk: "BRADLEY MANNING, SUSPECTED SOURCE OF WIKILEAKS DOCUMENTS, RAGED ON FACEBOOK PAGE" (SNIPPET: "Mr Manning, who is openly homosexual..." SNIPPET: "His tagline on his personal page reads: "Take me for who I am, or face the consequences!"") (July 30, 2010, 10:00 pm BST)
THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "EVIDENCE TIES MANNING TO AFGHAN WIKILEAKS" (July 29, 2010)


WASHINGTON TIMES.com - Editorial: "A WIKILEAK TOO FAR There are limits to press freedom in times of war" (SNIPPET: "These secret reports have the greatest possibility of causing deadly consequences, which under the American legal tradition is why those who leaked them should be held accountable.") (July 29, 2010, 6:03 pm)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "GATES CALLS ON FBI TO JOIN LEAK INVESTIGATION" by Jim Garamone (July 29, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "DOCUMENT LEAKS COULD ENDANGER AFGHAN CIVILIANS" by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden (July 28, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "PENTAGON LAUNCHES PROBE INTO DOCUMENT LEAKS" by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden (July 27, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Aboard a U.S. Military Aircraft - "Chairman Appalled by WikiLeaks Release" by Jim Garamone (July 27, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): "Pentagon Assesses Leaked Documents" by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden (July 26, 2010)


FOX NEWS.com (TIMES OF LONDON): "LEAKED WAR FILES EXPOSE IDENTITIES OF AFGHAN INFORMANTS" (July 27, 2010)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com - Editorial: "LEAKING DEATH WikiLeaks is putting American troops in danger" (July 26, 2010)

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SouthAsiaAnalysis.org - SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP - Paper no. 3950: "WIKILEAKS: The Implications" by B. Raman (July 27, 2010)


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INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For the Record - The IPT Blog: "LEAKED DOCUMENTS SHOW PAKISTANI SPY AGENCY AIDS TALIBAN" (July 26, 2010, 5:55 pm)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org - Flashpoint Exclusive: "Captive Pakistani Intel Officer Threatens to Reveal 'Secret Game' Behind Afghan Conflict" by Evan Kohlmann (July 26, 2010)

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FOX NEWS.com (AP): "MASSIVE LEAK OF U.S. MILITARY FILES Provides Inside Account of Afghan War" (July 26, 2010)

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OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: "Warden Message - KABUL (AFGHANISTAN) HEIGHTENED SECURITY" (July 18, 2010)

Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Travel Warning: "AFGHANISTAN" (May 25, 2010)

Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel Warning: "PAKISTAN" (SNIPPET: "The presence of Al-Qaida, Taliban elements, and indigenous militant sectarian groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan...") (July 22, 2010)

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OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "I Suppose If I Suggested Summary Execution I Would Be Called 'Harsh'?" (June 7, 2010)

CSMONITOR.com - THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: "SOLDIER ARRESTED IN WIKILEAKS CLASSIFIED IRAQ VIDEO CASE" by Peter Grier (SNIPPET: "Specialist Bradley Manning") (June 7, 2010)

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WIRED.com: "U.S. INTELLIGENCE ANALYST ARRESTED IN WIKILEAKS VIDEO PROBE" (June 6, 2010, 9:31 pm)

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www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-national-security-advisor-general-james-jones-wikileaks

Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release July 25, 2010
Statement of National Security Advisor General James Jones on Wikileaks

The United States strongly condemns the disclosure of classified information by individuals and organizations which could put the lives of Americans and our partners at risk, and threaten our national security. Wikileaks made no effort to contact us about these documents – the United States government learned from news organizations that these documents would be posted. These irresponsible leaks will not impact our ongoing commitment to deepen our partnerships with Afghanistan and Pakistan; to defeat our common enemies; and to support the aspirations of the Afghan and Pakistani people.

The documents posted by Wikileaks reportedly cover a period of time from January 2004 to December 2009. On December 1, 2009, President Obama announced a new strategy with a substantial increase in resources for Afghanistan, and increased focus on al Qaeda and Taliban safe-havens in Pakistan, precisely because of the grave situation that had developed over several years. This shift in strategy addressed challenges in Afghanistan that were the subject of an exhaustive policy review last fall. We know that serious challenges lie ahead, but if Afghanistan is permitted to slide backwards, we will again face a threat from violent extremist groups like al Qaeda who will have more space to plot and train. That is why we are now focused on breaking the Taliban’s momentum and building Afghan capacity so that the Afghan government can begin to assume responsibility for its future. The United States remains committed to a strong, stable, and prosperous Afghanistan.

Since 2009, the United States and Pakistan have deepened our important bilateral partnership. Counter-terrorism cooperation has led to significant blows against al Qaeda’s leadership. The Pakistani military has gone on the offensive in Swat and South Waziristan, at great cost to the Pakistani military and people. The United States and Pakistan have also commenced a Strategic Dialogue, which has expanded cooperation on issues ranging from security to economic development. Pakistan and Afghanistan have also improved their bilateral ties, most recently through the completion of a Transit-Trade Agreement. Yet the Pakistani government – and Pakistan’s military and intelligence services – must continue their strategic shift against insurgent groups. The balance must shift decisively against al Qaeda and its extremist allies. U.S. support for Pakistan will continue to be focused on building Pakistani capacity to root out violent extremist groups, while supporting the aspirations of the Pakistani people.


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http://www.defense.gov//News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=60254

Official Rejects Claim WikiLeaks Offered Document Review

By Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2010 – A claim by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that the U.S. government had an opportunity to review stolen military documents published on the group’s website is untrue, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

“It’s absolutely false that WikiLeaks contacted the White House and offered to have them look through the documents,” Marine Corps Col. David Lapan said.

The website recently published tens of thousands of classified documents spanning the timeframe January 2004 through December 2009 that reportedly were given to several U.S. and international media outlets weeks ago. The documents detail field reports from Afghanistan and an alleged Pakistani partnership with the Taliban. The documents also include names of Afghan informants who work or have worked with the U.S. military.

Assange told “ABC Lateline” in Australia last night that WikiLeaks and several media groups contacted the White House prior to releasing the documents for assistance in reviewing them to make sure innocent names were not released. White House officials declined, he said.

He added that White House officials were not given “veto” power, but were given an opportunity help WikiLeaks minimize potential danger to informants and innocent civilians named in the cables. The New York Times acted on behalf of WikiLeaks, he said.

“We never had the opportunity to look at any of the documents in advance to determine anything,” Lapan said. “The documents were brought to the attention of the White House, but no copies of documents, or opportunities to review were given.”

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said yesterday that Defense Department officials have asked the FBI to assist in investigating the leak of the classified material. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said those responsible for the leak may have the blood of U.S. servicemembers and Afghan civilians on their hands.

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35 posted on 08/01/2010 12:41:33 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.defense.gov//News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=60224

Biden: Pakistani Support for Taliban ‘In the Past’

By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 29, 2010 – Vice President Joe Biden today acknowledged that some people in Pakistan’s intelligence community had supported the Taliban, but he said that situation is changing.

“That’s been a problem in the past, it’s a problem we’re dealing with, and [it] is changing,” Biden said in an interview that aired on NBC’s “Today” television show this morning. The interview with Ann Curry was taped yesterday while Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, were at Fort Drum, N.Y., to welcome home the Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Iraq.

Biden’s comments referenced WikiLeaks’ July 25 Web posting of at least 75,000 secret documents on the war in Afghanistan spanning from January 2004 to December 2009. One issue highlighted in the documents involves allegations that members of the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI, supported the Taliban while accepting U.S. funding to fight against them. President Barack Obama announced the current U.S. policy in Afghanistan, to include Pakistan, in December 2009.

“All those leaks predate our policy,” Biden said. “Not one leak is consistent with our policy announced in December.” He added that no U.S. money was diverted from its stated purposes in Pakistan.

Asked to justify U.S. spending in Afghanistan, Biden said the U.S. mission there is not “nation-building,” but to stamp out al-Qaida so the terrorist group cannot continue to threaten the United States.

“We are in Afghanistan for one express purpose: al-Qaida, and its threat to the United States,” he said. “We’re not there to nation build. We’re not there to turn this into a Jeffersonian democracy. We’re not there for ten years. We’re there to defeat al-Qaida, which operates there, and [the situation] is a clear and present danger to the U.S.”

When asked how the United States and NATO coalition can defeat al-Qaida when it operates in Pakistan, Biden responded, “I assure you, we are doing significant damage to al-Qaida in Pakistan, as well as in Afghanistan. We’re making progress, but the truth of the matter is there’s more to go.”

On Iraq, Biden said there should be no concerns that reducing troop strength to 50,000 by September 1 will cause an explosion in insurgent violence there.
“I can’t guarantee anything, but I’m willing to bet everything there won’t be any such explosion,” he said. “Neither I, nor General [Raymond T.] Odierno, or the Pentagon, or the people who have been on the ground so many times think that is likely to happen.

“We’ll still have 50,000, battle-tested, combat troops in Iraq who are going from leading combat to supporting Iraqi combat capability,” he added.

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July 31, 2010 4:16 PM PDT
“Researcher detained at U.S. border, questioned about Wikileaks”
by Elinor Mills

LAS VEGAS —

SNIPPET: “Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based programmer for the online privacy protection project called Tor, arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport from Holland flight Thursday morning when he was pulled aside by customs and border protection agents who told him he was randomly selected for a security search, according to the sources familiar with the matter who asked to remain anonymous.

Appelbaum, a U.S. citizen, was taken into a room, frisked and his bag was searched. Receipts from his bag were photocopied and his laptop was inspected but it’s not clear in what manner, the sources said. Officials from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Army then told him he was not under arrest but was being detained, the sources said. They asked questions about Wikileaks, asked for his opinions about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and asked where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is, but he declined to comment without a lawyer present, according to the sources. He was not permitted to make a phone call, they said.

After about three hours, Appelbaum was given his laptop back but the agents kept his three mobile phones, sources said.”


37 posted on 08/03/2010 3:25:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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“Swedish web hosting firm confirms WikiLeaks link”
Published: 08.06.10, 18:09 / Israel News

SNIPPET: “A Swedish Internet company linked to file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay says it’s helping online whistle-blower WikiLeaks release classified documents from servers located in a basement in the Stockholm suburb of Solna.

Mikael Viborg, the owner of the Web hosting company PRQ...”

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http://www.aim.org/aim-column/military-homosexual-scandal-tied-to-wikileaks-treason/

“Military Homosexual Scandal Tied to WikiLeaks Treason”
BY CLIFF KINCAID | AUGUST 1, 2010

SNIPPET: “The riveting Telegraph account of Manning’s growing rage and anger raises serious questions of how the soldier was able to flaunt his homosexuality despite the fact that the Pentagon still officially has a policy in place of excluding open homosexuals from military service.

In the scandal involving the theft and release of classified military information that could cost the lives of U.S. military personnel, the British Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the American soldier at the center of the scandal was “openly homosexual” and apparently held a grudge against the U.S. because of the military’s anti-gay policy.

In another bizarre twist, reliable reports suggest that Private First Class Bradley Manning, the U.S. Army Intelligence analyst accused of leaking the classified information to the WikiLeaks.org website, was not only a homosexual but was considering a sex change.”

SNIPPET: “Commenting on transcripts of chats between Manning and Lamo, the website known as “QueerTV” said that Manning “might be one of us” and that the conversations “reveal the soldier might identify as transgender.”

Manning’s affinity on his Facebook page for “Repeal the Ban” is also significant. It is a project of a group called Servicemembers United, which describes itself as “the nation’s largest organization of gay and lesbian troops and veterans, their allies and supporters.” The group receives financial support from the Open Society Institute of billionaire George Soros.

As the military and the FBI attempt to get to the bottom of what Manning allegedly did and for what reason, the need for an investigation of homosexual misconduct in the Armed Forces—before any change in policy is adopted by Congress—has been presented in dramatic fashion.”


38 posted on 08/06/2010 11:14:31 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://internet-haganah.com/harchives/006928.html

08 August 2010
“TARGET: WIKILEAKS”

SNIPPET: “Insurance?

There is no insurance.

AMF.”


39 posted on 08/08/2010 8:56:08 AM PDT by Cindy
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RECAP AND UPDATED:


INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "TARGET: WIKILEAKS" (SNIPPET: "Insurance? There is no insurance. AMF.")


REAL CLEAR POLITICS: "GOP CONGRESSMAN: WIKILEAKS LEAKER SHOULD FACE EXECUTION" (Note: Audio included.) (August 3, 2010)


PC WORLD.com: "MYSTERY FILE POSTED TO WIKILEAKS AFGHAN PAGE" by John P. Mello, Jr. (July 31, 2010, 10:31 am)


YNET NEWS.com: "SWEDISH WEB HOSTING FIRM CONFIRMS WIKILEAKS LINK" (SNIPPET: "A Swedish Internet company linked to file-sharing hub The Pirate Bay says it’s helping online whistle-blower WikiLeaks release classified documents from servers located in a basement in the Stockholm suburb of Solna. Mikael Viborg, the owner of the Web hosting company PRQ...") (Published August 6, 2010, 18:09/Israel News)
News.CNET.com: Las Vegas - "RESEARCHER DETAINED AT U.S. BORDER, QUESTIONED ABOUT WIKILEAKS" by Elinor Mills (SNIPPET: "Jacob Appelbaum, a Seattle-based programmer for the online privacy protection project called Tor, arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport from Holland flight Thursday morning when he was pulled aside by customs and border protection agents who told him he was randomly selected for a security search, according to the sources familiar with the matter who asked to remain anonymous.") (JULY 31, 2010, 4:16 PM PDT)
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AIM.org: "MILITARY HOMOSEXUAL SCANDAL TIED TO WIKILEAKS TREASON" by Cliff Kincaid (August 1, 2010)

TELEGRAPH.co.uk: "BRADLEY MANNING, SUSPECTED SOURCE OF WIKILEAKS DOCUMENTS, RAGED ON FACEBOOK PAGE" (SNIPPET: "Mr Manning, who is openly homosexual..." SNIPPET: "His tagline on his personal page reads: "Take me for who I am, or face the consequences!"") (July 30, 2010, 10:00 pm BST)
THE JAWA REPORT - blog: "EVIDENCE TIES MANNING TO AFGHAN WIKILEAKS" (July 29, 2010)


WASHINGTON TIMES.com - Editorial: "A WIKILEAK TOO FAR There are limits to press freedom in times of war" (SNIPPET: "These secret reports have the greatest possibility of causing deadly consequences, which under the American legal tradition is why those who leaked them should be held accountable.") (July 29, 2010, 6:03 pm)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "OFFICIAL REJECTS CLAIM WIKILEAKS OFFERED DOCUMENT REVIEW" by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden (July 30, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "GATES CALLS ON FBI TO JOIN LEAK INVESTIGATION" by Jim Garamone (July 29, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "Biden: Pakistani Support for Taliban 'In the Past'" by Lisa Daniel (SNIPPET: "Biden’s comments referenced WikiLeaks' July 25 Web posting of at least 75,000 secret documents on the war in Afghanistan spanning from January 2004 to December 2009. One issue highlighted in the documents involves allegations that members of the Pakistani intelligence agency, ISI, supported the Taliban while accepting U.S. funding to fight against them.") (July 29, 2010)
DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "DOCUMENT LEAKS COULD ENDANGER AFGHAN CIVILIANS" by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden (July 28, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Washington - "PENTAGON LAUNCHES PROBE INTO DOCUMENT LEAKS" by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden (July 27, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): Aboard a U.S. Military Aircraft - "CHAIRMAN APPALLED BY WIKILEAKS RELEASE" by Jim Garamone (July 27, 2010)

DEFENSE.gov (AMERICAN FORCES PRESS SERVICE): "PENTAGON ASSESSES LEAKED DOCUMENTS" by Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden (July 26, 2010)

Whitehouse.gov: "Statement of National Security Advisor General James Jones on Wikileaks" (July 25, 2010)


FOX NEWS.com (TIMES OF LONDON): "LEAKED WAR FILES EXPOSE IDENTITIES OF AFGHAN INFORMANTS" (July 27, 2010)

WASHINGTON TIMES.com - Editorial: "LEAKING DEATH WikiLeaks is putting American troops in danger" (July 26, 2010)

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SouthAsiaAnalysis.org - SOUTH ASIA ANALYSIS GROUP - Paper no. 3950: "WIKILEAKS: The Implications" by B. Raman (July 27, 2010)


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INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For the Record - The IPT Blog: "LEAKED DOCUMENTS SHOW PAKISTANI SPY AGENCY AIDS TALIBAN" (July 26, 2010, 5:55 pm)

COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org - Flashpoint Exclusive: "Captive Pakistani Intel Officer Threatens to Reveal 'Secret Game' Behind Afghan Conflict" by Evan Kohlmann (July 26, 2010)

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FOX NEWS.com (AP): "MASSIVE LEAK OF U.S. MILITARY FILES Provides Inside Account of Afghan War" (July 26, 2010)

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OSAC.gov - Consular Affairs Bulletins - Report: "Warden Message - KABUL (AFGHANISTAN) HEIGHTENED SECURITY" (July 18, 2010)

Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE - Travel Warning: "AFGHANISTAN" (May 25, 2010)

Travel.State.Gov - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Bureau of Consular Affairs - Travel Warning: "PAKISTAN" (SNIPPET: "The presence of Al-Qaida, Taliban elements, and indigenous militant sectarian groups poses a potential danger to U.S. citizens throughout Pakistan...") (July 22, 2010)

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OSINT.INTERNET-HAGANAH.com: "I Suppose If I Suggested Summary Execution I Would Be Called 'Harsh'?" (June 7, 2010)

CSMONITOR.com - THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: "SOLDIER ARRESTED IN WIKILEAKS CLASSIFIED IRAQ VIDEO CASE" by Peter Grier (SNIPPET: "Specialist Bradley Manning") (June 7, 2010)

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WIRED.com: "U.S. INTELLIGENCE ANALYST ARRESTED IN WIKILEAKS VIDEO PROBE" (June 6, 2010, 9:31 pm)

40 posted on 08/08/2010 5:02:48 PM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.defense.gov//News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=103001

Pentagon Demands WikiLeaks Return Stolen Documents

By Elaine Wilson
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2010 – The Defense Department is demanding that WikiLeaks immediately return the stolen military documents in its possession, including 15,000 documents that the website has not yet published, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said here yesterday.

The department also wants the whistle-blower website to permanently delete all versions of these documents, which contain classified and sensitive information, from its website, computers and records, Morrell told reporters at a Pentagon briefing.

“We are asking them to do the right thing,” he said. “This is the appropriate course of action, given the damage that has already been done.”
The website recently published tens of thousands of classified documents spanning the January 2004 to December 2009 time frame. The documents detail field reports from Afghanistan and an alleged Pakistani partnership with the Taliban, and also include names of Afghan informants who work or have worked with the U.S. military.

Last week’s disclosure “has already threatened the safety of our troops, our allies and Afghan citizens who are working with us to help bring about peace and stability in that part of the world,” Morrell said.

Recent reports claim that WikiLeaks asked the department for help in reviewing these documents before releasing them to the public as part of a “harm minimization exercise,” Morrell said.

“WikiLeaks has made no such request directly to the Department of Defense,” he said.

The Defense Department is not yet sure which 15,000 documents the site is referring to, Morrell said. “We have some ideas and are doing some proactive work … in the event that the documents we suspect they could be are indeed the documents they are threatening to post,” he said, adding that the public disclosure of additional documents can only exacerbate the damage.

Defense officials further are demanding that WikiLeaks cease its “brazen solicitation” of U.S. government officials, including the military, to break the law, Morrell said. If WikiLeaks does not comply with these demands, he added, Pentagon officials will look to other options to “compel them to do the right thing.”

“This is an appropriate first step,” Morrell said. “We will cross the next bridge when we come to it.”

The incident is a matter of interest to the U.S. government as a whole, not just the military, Morrell said. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates asked the FBI to investigate early on, and the Justice Department also is involved. The Pentagon has a task force of more than 80 experts — from the Defense Department as well as other agencies — working around the clock to find issues of concern, he said.

When necessary, officials are notifying the appropriate entities, such as commanders in Afghanistan, Morrell said, and the Defense Department also is taking measures internally to reinforce existing rules and guidelines and boost vigilance.

Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, condemned the leaks during a Pentagon briefing July 29.

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41 posted on 08/15/2010 1:53:03 AM PDT by Cindy
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I’m not a veteran, so I’ll leave the answer to veterans- did this perp commit treason?

I'm a veteran, but you don't have to be to recognize this for what it is:

Treason in a time of war, punishable by death.


Punitive Articles of the UCMJ
Article 106a—Espionage

... snip ...

(c) A sentence of death may be adjudged by a court-martial for an offense under this section (article) only if the members unanimously find, beyond a reasonable doubt, one or more of the following aggravating factors:

(1) The accused has been convicted of another offense involving espionage or treason for which either a sentence of death or imprisonment for life was authorized by statute.

(2) In the commission of the offense, the accused knowingly created a grave risk of substantial damage to the national security.

(3) In the commission of the offense, the accused knowingly created a grave risk of death to another person.

(4) Any other factor that may be prescribed by the President by regulations under section 836 of this title (Article 36).”

42 posted on 08/15/2010 2:27:59 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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Antiwar activists rally around suspected leaker
Yahoo! News ^ | August 19, 2010 | DAVID DISHNEAU,
Posted on August 19, 2010 2:54:56 PM PDT by StrangeFeathers

HAGERSTOWN, Md. – The Army private suspected in one of the largest unauthorized disclosures of classified information in U.S. history has become a hero to many anti-war activists who have joined an international effort to free him.

At demonstrations this month in New York, Oklahoma City and Quantico, Va., where Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is being held, dozens of supporters have shouted that “Blowing the whistle on war crimes is not a crime.”

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


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“Michael Moore praises suspected WikiLeaks source”
hosted ^ | Aug 20
Posted on August 20, 2010 9:53:08 AM PDT by JoeProBono

SNIPPET: “HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Filmmaker Michael Moore is praising an Army private suspected of releasing classified war records to WikiLeaks and said he would contribute to his defense.”


44 posted on 08/21/2010 2:11:30 AM PDT by Cindy
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www.defense.gov//News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=60488

WikiLeaks Has Yet to Contact ‘Competent Authorities’

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2010 – The operators of a website that published tens of thousands of classified documents have contacted no “competent authorities” in the Defense Department, a Pentagon spokesman said here today.

WikiLeaks already has released 90,000 classified documents, and the site’s publisher said he plans to release about 15,000 more.

“Those documents should be returned,” Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman said. “There should be no further posting of these classified documents, and those that have been posted should be removed.”

The Army’s Criminal Investigation Division and the FBI are conducting an investigation into the leak of the documents.

WikiLeaks officials have attempted to use the media as an intermediary, “but the Defense Department has had no direct contact with WikiLeaks,” Whitman said.
In any event, the Defense Department is not interested in negotiating with the organization, Whitman said, noting that it’s simply against the law to release classified documents. If Defense Department officials participated in trying to sanitize or redact these documents, he said, they still would be guilty of releasing classified documents.

“These documents are property of the United States government,” Whitman said. “The unauthorized release of them threatens the lives of coalition forces, as well as Afghan nationals. All should be returned immediately, they should be removed from the Web, there should be no further posting of them to the Web, and all data bases containing them should be destroyed.”

Defense Department officials are analyzing the leaked documents to try to minimize the risk to coalition forces and to Afghans who worked with the coalition, Whitman said, though he would not get into specifics.

Another danger of the leaks is the possibility that commands may safeguard information and intelligence so much that those who need it won’t get it, Whitman noted.

“There is a balance to make sure that all the available intelligence is accessible where it needs to be accessible,” Whitman said. “But there should be safeguards, too, to preclude or mitigate instances where people may be acting in an improper, unauthorized or even illegal way.”
Intelligence is a tool that young servicemembers must have to carry out their missions, he added.

“Anything that we do as we assess the situation here and learn lessons from this will always be balanced with the imperative that our forces on the ground need to have access to the best information that we can provide them,” he said.

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Obama: Issues in Leaked Documents Led to Review
Pentagon Launches Probe into Document Leaks
Chairman Appalled by WikiLeaks Release
Pentagon Assesses Leaked Documents
Pentagon Releases Letter Sent to Purported WikiLeaks Attorney


45 posted on 08/23/2010 12:57:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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www.defense.gov//News/NewsArticle.aspx?ID=60494

Pentagon Releases Letter Sent to Purported WikiLeaks Attorney

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2010 – Defense Department officials today released a letter the Pentagon’s top lawyer sent to a man purported to be an attorney for the WikiLeaks website, which published tens of thousands of classified documents last month and is threatening to release 15,000 more.

Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters this afternoon that Timothy J. Matusheski was a “no show” for a telephone call that was arranged last week when his name and purported status as a WikiLeaks attorney came up in an investigation of the document leak.

The following day, Whitman said, the Pentagon’s general counsel codified the Defense Department’s position in a letter and sent it to Matusheski.
Here is the text of the letter, dated Aug. 16 and signed by General Counsel Jeh C. Johnson. Words that were underlined in the original are presented here in all capital letters:

Dear Mr. Matusheski

I understand that you represent yourself to be an attorney for WikiLeaks and that you, on behalf of that organization, sought a conversation with someone in the United States Government to discuss “harm minimization” with respect to some 15,000 U.S. Government classified documents that WikiLeaks is holding and is threatening to make public. In response, I was prepared to speak with you yesterday at 10:00am EDT and convey the position of the Department of Defense. Despite your agreement to be available by telephone yesterday morning, we could not reach you at that time.

The position of the Department of Defense is clear, and it should be conveyed to your client in no uncertain terms:

WikiLeaks is holding the property of the U.S. Government, including classified documents and sensitive national security information that has not been authorized for release. Further, it is the view of the Department of Defense that WikiLeaks obtained this material in circumstances that constitute a violation of United States law, and that as long as WikiLeaks holds this material, the violation of the law is ongoing.

The Secretary of Defense has made clear the damage to our national security by the public release by WikiLeaks of some 76,000 classified documents several weeks ago, and the threat to the lives of coalition forces in Afghanistan and to the lives of local Afghan nationals as a result. As the Secretary has also stated, we know from various sources that our enemy is accessing the WikiLeaks website for the purpose of exploiting WikiLeaks’ illegal and irresponsible actions, to pursue their own terrorist aims.

The threatened release of additional classified documents by WikiLeaks will add to the damage. Among other sensitive items, we believe the classified documents contain, like the first batch of released documents, the names of Afghan nationals who are assisting coalition forces in our efforts to bring about peace and stability in that portion of the world.

Thus, the Department of Defense will NOT negotiate some “minimized” or “sanitized” version of a release by WikiLeaks of additional U.S. Government classified documents. The Department demands that NOTHING further be released by WikiLeaks, that ALL of the U.S. Government classified documents that WikiLeaks has obtained be returned immediately, and that WikiLeaks remove and destroy all of these records from its databases.
(Signed)
Jeh Charles Johnson

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46 posted on 08/23/2010 2:29:12 AM PDT by Cindy
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2576862/posts

WikiLeaks says it will release CIA paper on Wednesday
CNN ^ | 8/24/2010
Posted on August 24, 2010 5:44:21 PM PDT by markomalley

(CNN) - WikiLeaks, a whistle-blower website, posted on the group’s Twitter page on Tuesday: “WikiLeaks to release CIA paper tomorrow.”

The website set off a firestorm of controversy recently when it posted some 76,000 U.S. documents related to the war in Afghanistan. The group has said it has another 15,000 documents, which it plans to release soon.

It was not immediately clear whether the Twitter post on Tuesday is related to the batch of documents that WikiLeaks has called the “Afghan War Diary.”

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


47 posted on 08/24/2010 6:01:16 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

twitter.com/wikileaks

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WikiLeaks to release CIA paper tomorrow.
about 3 hours ago via bitly

Russian-US talks: Afghan War Diary confirms Russian fears http://bit.ly/boLsVC
about 3 hours ago via bitly

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48 posted on 08/24/2010 6:14:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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ON THE INTERNET:

wikileaks.org/


49 posted on 08/24/2010 6:14:34 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

Shot at dawn. Not harsh, Justice.


50 posted on 08/24/2010 6:18:28 PM PDT by Chickensoup (There is a group of people who suck off the productive. They make rules then find infractions.)
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