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Letter suggests Manning wanted to make history
AP ^ | 12/19/11 | DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press

Posted on 12/19/2011 2:55:37 PM PST by SmithL

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- An Army witness says the intelligence analyst blamed for the largest-ever leak of U.S. secrets boastfully declared he was changing history in a letter adjoining some data he allegedly sent to WikiLeaks.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: assange; bradleymanning; dadt; espionage; homosexualagenda; manning; treason; wikileaks

1 posted on 12/19/2011 2:55:45 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Is anyone SURPRISED by this?


2 posted on 12/19/2011 2:58:36 PM PST by 2harddrive
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To: SmithL

3 posted on 12/19/2011 3:00:00 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: SmithL

Tens of thousands of people who hold top secret clearances could “make history” if they violated the oath they took when they were entrusted with sensitive information.


4 posted on 12/19/2011 3:01:56 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: SmithL

Julian Assange is laughing all the way to the bank while Manning will die in SuperMax. Manning provided 99% of Wikileaks’ content and didn’t get a red cent while Assange used Manning’s theft to raise millions for his “non-profit” - money which is apparently gone and which produced no new content.


5 posted on 12/19/2011 3:06:07 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Old Sarge

History, as it should be written!


6 posted on 12/19/2011 3:09:14 PM PST by SmithL (Proud Tennessee Volunteer)
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To: SmithL

The only way i would excuse the release of classified info was if the government had been keeping certain truths about the fundemental nature of the universe or the world from the american people.

Things like: “The existance of Extraterestials, Asteroid about to hit us, Proof of God’s existence... etc”


7 posted on 12/19/2011 3:24:13 PM PST by GraceG
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To: SmithL
Classic motivations for espionage are money, sex, ideology, adventure. Manning missed out on the money.

If the letter is accurate than Manning's intentions were clearly to contravene a system of information security that he was sworn to protect. His motivations for doing so are irrelevant, but this intention to "make history" argues that he had intended to betray his trust from the outset and was not, as his supporters argue, trying to blow the whistle on any particular incident.

Incidentally, none of this is what Clausewitz meant by "fog of war". Manning isn't any better a scholar than he is a spy.

8 posted on 12/19/2011 3:41:23 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: SmithL

A Code Pink activist wrote a guest column for the local paper (which they printed!) claiming manning was the “victim” and the dirty US Army was the villian, and was torturing poor bradley.


9 posted on 12/19/2011 4:20:29 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: wideawake; SmithL
Julian Assange is laughing all the way to the bank while Manning will die in SuperMax.

Never a truer word. As many ordinary folks out there know (self included),there can be fewer sweeter things than to be able to walk away free. This includes army service. if one serves their time. Manning never altered a thing, not that which he purported to care about.

10 posted on 12/19/2011 4:59:55 PM PST by Peter Libra
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To: SmithL

Has anyone seen an explanation as to HOW a Pfc managed to have access to all these documents?

If he is truly the source of the leak, ALL of his chain of command should be under investigation also.


11 posted on 12/20/2011 3:11:26 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: GraceG

who gives you the right to draw the line?


12 posted on 12/23/2011 9:47:42 PM PST by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: krb

[ who gives you the right to draw the line? ]

If they are hiding facts from the public about the fundamental nature of the universe/Planet then God does.

So you would be okay with the government hiding undeniable proof about the existence of god from people in the name of “national security” ?

Ok, have fun living in that world.


13 posted on 12/24/2011 9:47:50 AM PST by GraceG
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