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How 250,000 US embassy cables were leaked
The Guardian UK ^ | 11/28/2010 | David Leigh

Posted on 11/29/2010 8:24:00 AM PST by Rutles4Ever

It was childishly easy, according to the published chatlog of a conversation Manning had with a fellow-hacker. "I would come in with music on a CD-RW labelled with something like 'Lady Gaga' … erase the music … then write a compressed split file. No one suspected a thing ... [I] listened and lip-synched to Lady Gaga's Telephone while exfiltrating possibly the largest data spillage in American history." He said that he "had unprecedented access to classified networks 14 hours a day 7 days a week for 8+ months".


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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dontaskdonttell; espionage; gaystapotactics; homoagendaalert; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; manning; poofter; soshillary; traitor; treason; usembassy; wikileaks; wikileaksdocdump
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Didn't see this posted.

At any rate, there's a name for the kind of guy that lip-synchs to Lady Gaga.

1 posted on 11/29/2010 8:24:13 AM PST by Rutles4Ever
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To: Rutles4Ever

Flaming GAY!


2 posted on 11/29/2010 8:25:32 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Rutles4Ever

Maintaining secrecy is essentially impossible in a digital world.

This is both good and bad.


3 posted on 11/29/2010 8:25:56 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Rutles4Ever

This little queer needs to be left alone in a room full of Marines for about 5 minutes.


4 posted on 11/29/2010 8:26:19 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: Rutles4Ever

There is another name for an Army that lets a 20 year old waltz off with tons of data and doesn’t detect it at all.


5 posted on 11/29/2010 8:28:08 AM PST by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Rutles4Ever

I still don’t understand how a low-level enlisted punk like this had access to so much classified info. When I was in the military, there was a “need to know” provision. You only had access if you had the appropriate level of security clearance and “the need to know” this information for your job.


6 posted on 11/29/2010 8:28:09 AM PST by Signalman
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To: Rutles4Ever

Wasn’t ‘don’t ask don’t tell’ offered as the reason for the treason?


7 posted on 11/29/2010 8:31:03 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Rutles4Ever

We need to make more of the fact that, if the government can’t even protect it’s own SECRET material, we can’t let them NEAR our medical records.


8 posted on 11/29/2010 8:31:42 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Rutles4Ever

The kid was clearly gay. And, he lived the kind of lifestyle prior to enlisting that was clearly homosexual. How did he pass a background check which would have presumably included field interviews because he clearly had top-secret clearance? Did not a single red-flag go up about this kid’s sexuality during the security screening process?


9 posted on 11/29/2010 8:31:59 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Eyes Unclouded
He was allowed to come it with a RW CD? The computer he was using had a CD writer drive? He had unlimitied acces to thousands of diplomatic cables? Something about this is very fishy....we need to know who was in charge of security and what they were thinking. This happened on Hillary's watch, and I'm sure it's up to her to get to the bottom of this.

Was there any security at all? An army private had unfettered access? Wow, what is going on?

10 posted on 11/29/2010 8:33:10 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Sherman Logan
Maintaining secrecy is essentially impossible in a digital world.

Why is that?

Maybe guys with super-Crays can eventually break encryption codes, but I doubt the Wikileaks folks can. If they could you would also be seeing all sorts of corporate data floating around, but you don't.

My guess is that if I sent you a simply encrypted file of two different letters from Thomas Jefferson to someone else (so you would know what you were looking for) that you wouldn't be able to tell me within a year what those letters were.

ML/NJ

11 posted on 11/29/2010 8:35:16 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: Rutles4Ever

This is a gigantic Lady Gaga P.R. stunt.


12 posted on 11/29/2010 8:35:37 AM PST by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Signalman
Need to know...ditto that!

Mike

13 posted on 11/29/2010 8:38:13 AM PST by MichaelP (It's the end of the world as they know it, and I'm so glad!)
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To: Signalman

If he was in telecomm ratings he dealt with processing message traffic all the time and would have access.


14 posted on 11/29/2010 8:38:39 AM PST by reed13
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To: OldDeckHand
Did not a single red-flag go up about this kid’s sexuality

We're still allowed to do that??
15 posted on 11/29/2010 8:39:06 AM PST by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
I went to a training seminar at a company who's stock had gone from $100 per share to $2 a share a few years earlier. Needless to say, there were some employees who had company stock retirement plans who were virtually wiped out. Due to the presence of disgruntled employees, none of the computers at this company had any read/writable drives that could be accessed in the non-secure area. I am certain that the computers that had read/write capabilities were much more secure and had strict controls on access.

Sounds like there was no such security here.

16 posted on 11/29/2010 8:39:18 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Sherman Logan
Maintaining secrecy is essentially impossible in a digital world.

Nonsense. Digital communications are much, much safer and much, much harder to break into, if you want it to be......

17 posted on 11/29/2010 8:39:28 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Rutles4Ever
leaked
18 posted on 11/29/2010 8:39:35 AM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Rutles4Ever

They can’t protect America’s secret information but they WILL AND CAN protect Obama’s personal documents. There is something really wrong here.


19 posted on 11/29/2010 8:39:53 AM PST by bergmeid (I want profiling and I want it NOW!)
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To: Rutles4Ever; Ann Archy

Gay spy from Oklahoma!


20 posted on 11/29/2010 8:41:05 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Signalman

It really doesn’t make a lick of sense. Is there more to this story or have we just become so lax?


21 posted on 11/29/2010 8:44:25 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: dragnet2

Meanwhile, as this little shit runs free... Jonathan Pollard rots in a jail cell...


22 posted on 11/29/2010 8:44:35 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Genoa
"We're still allowed to do that?? "

I don't know. I'm not sure if anyone at DoD does. This is what happens when the federal judiciary inserts itself into areas that are plainly left to the Executive and Legislature.

BUT, this kid enlisted in 2006 or 2007. In fact, he was a specialist before he assaulted another soldier (for reasons unknown, lover's spat?), and was demoted to PFC by NJP. I believe when he actually "stole" these documents off a secure server, he was still a specialist, and had not yet been demoted to PFC (I believe).

23 posted on 11/29/2010 8:44:45 AM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: Rutles4Ever
I'm beginning to be suspicious that the 0bama regime orchestrated the release of these documents for an ulterior motive.
24 posted on 11/29/2010 8:45:14 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Signalman

Computers, networking and such make it easy to get stuff.

What I want to know is, why hasn’t this guy been tried and shot for espionage and treason?


25 posted on 11/29/2010 8:46:48 AM PST by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: Rutles4Ever
China shipped nukes to Iran!!

Whatever..... I'm off to Walmart to get some of those great deals!!

26 posted on 11/29/2010 8:48:41 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Rutles4Ever; rlmorel

Ping


27 posted on 11/29/2010 8:49:00 AM PST by tubebender (If you can not read, this thread will tell you how to get help)
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To: April Lexington
Meanwhile, as this little shit runs free... Jonathan Pollard rots in a jail cell...

Manning has been in solitary confinement for 7 months...No?

28 posted on 11/29/2010 8:51:18 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Rutles4Ever
The revelations shot Assange and WikiLeaks to global prominence but led to angry denunciations from the Pentagon and calls from extreme rightwingers in the US that Assange be arrested or even assassinated.

ugh....why does it ALWAYS have to be the evil EXTREME RIGHTWINGERS? You mean to tell me that Hillary isn't extremely angry by being made to look like a fool? And I would suspect that she is NOT an extreme rightwinger. But I know that it always fits the liberal template. "Journalists" can always be counted on to call out the EXTREME RIGHTWINGERS, but somehow they have a problem calling out the EXTREME MUSLIMS.
29 posted on 11/29/2010 8:54:35 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
He was allowed to come it with a RW CD? The computer he was using had a CD writer drive? He had unlimitied acces to thousands of diplomatic cables? Something about this is very fishy....we need to know who was in charge of security and what they were thinking. This happened on Hillary's watch, and I'm sure it's up to her to get to the bottom of this. Was there any security at all? An army private had unfettered access? Wow, what is going on?

Exactly!

30 posted on 11/29/2010 8:54:46 AM PST by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: Rutles4Ever
Yes, so many of the Decision Makers value expediency over security. It's amazing how so many smart people can make the same mistake over and over again.

They wouldn't spend the time and money to monitor this grunt dildo's usage of documents. It would have been so simple.

Obviously Risk Management is not State's forte.

31 posted on 11/29/2010 8:55:29 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Signalman

Correct. When I was aboard ship, even I couldn’t get into the CIC area of the ship. At least not until I was cleared. Someone else is in on this.

An interesting point here.....It’s said that this info that was leaked, also includes data about money that was paid to other governments without our peoples knowledge. Our government has more to worry about than just the safety of our military.


32 posted on 11/29/2010 8:55:56 AM PST by RC2
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To: Rutles4Ever

I’ve known people who worked in secure facilities where the rules were NO outside media of any kind (no CD’s thumb drives, etc.). The computers were boxed in wire cages so you could not even insert any media. So how did this happen?


33 posted on 11/29/2010 8:56:00 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ml/nj

The problem is not that digital information is inherently unsafe, it’s that the people with access to that information are inherently unsafe.

This has, of course, always been true. But 25 (copiers) or 50 (camera) years ago the guy who passed the information to wikileaks would have been able to get only a few documents out at most, not hundreds of thousands of pages.

Digital format merely makes it multiple orders of magnitude easier to copy and send information. Some small percentage of those with access will choose to do so. I know of no way to 100% eliminate the chance of somebody with access making such a choice.

It’s the same as with guns. Guns don’t kil people, people do. But guns make doing so much easier.


34 posted on 11/29/2010 8:56:13 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I'm beginning to be suspicious that the 0bama regime orchestrated the release of these documents for an ulterior motive.

Shirley you can't be series.

35 posted on 11/29/2010 8:56:47 AM PST by McGruff
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To: The Sons of Liberty
I'm beginning to be suspicious that the 0bama regime orchestrated the release of these documents for an ulterior motive.

Make Hillary out to be a fool in the eyes of the DUmmies?
36 posted on 11/29/2010 8:57:47 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (formally known as Kerretarded....I changed my name)
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To: Rutles4Ever
The leaked cables range up to the "SECRET NOFORN" level, which means they are meant never to be shown to non-US citizens.

No quite CLASSIFIED but still smells fishy.

37 posted on 11/29/2010 8:59:50 AM PST by McGruff
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To: dragnet2
Social Justice, anyone????
38 posted on 11/29/2010 9:00:56 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Rutles4Ever

It wasn’t a leak. It was treason.


39 posted on 11/29/2010 9:01:33 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Signalman
This is like the Florida couple that heard and taped Newt's phone call with a "scanner".

I think this guy was fed the info...

40 posted on 11/29/2010 9:01:57 AM PST by kosciusko51
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To: Sherman Logan

It’s not impossible. People were just lazy it sounds like.

First, you have to have great background checks. (I have a feeling those are not as thorough as they used to be.)

Second, you have secure networks. You just can’t be on the web. The networks are in secure buildings. You limit who has access to the data. (How did this kid get access to so much data???? Whatever happened to need to know?)

Third, when you do send messages, you send it on a secure network, and you encrypt it.

It sounds like our government has gotten extremely sloppy. I know the Clinton administration was known for being very lax with security. I was hoping the Bush administration would put things back in order, but maybe they didn’t. I’m betting that the Obama administration is even more lax than Clinton.

(I worked for a defense contractor for many years, and worked on secure networks.)


41 posted on 11/29/2010 9:02:04 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: dragnet2
The little shit I was referring to lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. I mis-read your post.
42 posted on 11/29/2010 9:02:13 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: The_Media_never_lie
He was allowed to come it with a RW CD? The computer he was using had a CD writer drive? He had unlimitied acces to thousands of diplomatic cables? Something about this is very fishy....we need to know who was in charge of security and what they were thinking. This happened on Hillary's watch, and I'm sure it's up to her to get to the bottom of this. Was there any security at all? An army private had unfettered access? Wow, what is going on?

What's going on?

,P> I can tell ya...

This is right up there with Bush rolling out the red carpet for a conga-line of *millions* entering illegally, during wartime...

This is right up there with Bush's Homeland Security Chief Chertoff, when it was discovered he had people wandering around the inside of his private residence, that had entered this country illegally.....

*During war time*.

43 posted on 11/29/2010 9:02:38 AM PST by dragnet2
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To: Thermalseeker

It should be, of course.

Perhaps you can answer something I’ve wondered about relevant to this issue.

Isn’t there software available that detects when copying, to flash drive or CD, is started?

Why wasn’t such software installed on “secret” computers?


44 posted on 11/29/2010 9:03:09 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Rutles4Ever

How does someone get that kind of access tpo classified data?

Can’t we shoot him for that?


45 posted on 11/29/2010 9:05:52 AM PST by Mr. K ('profiling' would be much more offensive than grabbing your balls)
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To: dragnet2

i call BS.

i dont remember exactly what his job was in the Army, but how the hell did he access to department of State cables and communications?

didnt he only have a secret clearance? why would an army soldier have access to that traffic?


46 posted on 11/29/2010 9:07:14 AM PST by And2TheRepublic
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To: Rutles4Ever

This guy was evidently a trouble-making gay activist in school. And he was busted back to corporal for some offense, details not made public.

Why was he allowed to enlist? Why wasn’t his secret clearance taken when he was busted? Where were his superiors during all of this.

There is also basic “need to know.” His job involved access to secret files on Afghanistan. Why was he permitted access to secret files everywhere else? There is just ONE secret database for ALL military and state department secrets, and a corporal had access to the whole thing?

Finally, why was he permitted to bring read/write CDs into the office? It might have said Lady Gaga on the label, but it also would have said that it was CD-RW. What the hell was the matter with his supervisor?

All rhetorical questions, I suppose. I was the classified documents clerk for my company for a while, back in the sixties, and no one ever bothered to supervise me at all. Except for an occasional lieutenant passing through who gave me a perfunctory uniform check. But I didn’t have access to top secret information all over the world, only classified documents about the radar systems we were working with.

And, it must be admitted, an occasional secret document having nothing to do with our job that somebody passed down the line so I would be the guy who had to take it out and burn it. That’s how I knew about claymore mines before they were used in battle. But I kept my mouth shut.


47 posted on 11/29/2010 9:08:45 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: McGruff
"SECRET NOFORN" level, which means they are meant never to be shown to non-US citizens...Not quite CLASSIFIED...

Uh - It's first designated as SECRET, a classification level, then it's deemed NOFORN, a status that keeps it away from allies who might otherwise have access to that level of classification.

48 posted on 11/29/2010 9:12:50 AM PST by norton
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To: little jeremiah

It all makes sense to me now. the powers that be in the government are being black mailed by the queers with this info.. IOW allow open faggotry in the military or we’ll leak all your secrets..

Needs to be some hanging going on over this crud.


49 posted on 11/29/2010 9:13:21 AM PST by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: And2TheRepublic

Clearly, this is simply Army incompetence. Any elementary school would have better security for their computer records. Not only should he be fed to the fishes, but also his superiors. If this theft was so easy to pull off, just think what the Chicom & Ruski hackers have cracked into from our gov’t...


50 posted on 11/29/2010 9:13:49 AM PST by Bulgaricus1 (Fill your hand you son...)
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