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  • Soldier in Leaks Case Was Jailed Naked, Lawyer Says

    03/03/2011 10:49:40 PM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 3, 2011 | Charlie Savage
    WASHINGTON — A lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks, has complained that his client was stripped and left naked in his cell for seven hours on Wednesday. The conditions of Private Manning’s confinement at the Marine brig in Quantico, Va., have drawn criticism in recent months from supporters and his lawyer, David E. Coombs. The soldier’s clothing was returned to him Thursday morning, after he was required to stand naked outside his cell during an inspection, Mr. Coombs said in a posting on his Web site. “This type of...
  • Army Charges WikiLeaks Suspect With More Offenses

    03/02/2011 2:50:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 2, 2011 | Robert Burns AP
    The Army said Wednesday it has filed 22 additional charges against Pvt. 1st Class Bradley E. Manning, the soldier suspected of providing classified government documents published by the WikiLeaks anti-secrecy group. Army officials said the charges accuse Manning of using unauthorized software on government computers to extract classified information, illegally download it and transmit the data for public release by what the Army termed "the enemy."
  • The Top 13 Zionist Animal Conspiracy Theories

    02/20/2011 1:59:47 PM PST · by HorowitzianConservative · 8 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 20, 2010 | ELDAD TZIONI
    Arabs specifically and many Muslims in general know that the Jews, especially Israeli Jews, are brilliant and diabolical. They use their scientific knowledge to advance their nefarious cause, building ever-increasingly sophisticated weapons whose only purpose is to harass and annoy Arabs. But the Zionist brilliance is not limited to chemistry, electronics and medicine. Apparently, the Zionist Jews are experts at weaponizing animals to carry out unspeakable acts of espionage and vandalism.
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

    02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.Click here to view the government contract (PDF)According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number...
  • India rules out joining US in 5th gen fighter programme

    02/09/2011 4:16:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies
    BNS via Brahmand News ^ | 2/9/2011 | BNS via Brahmand News
    India on Wednesday ruled out joining the US in developing the F-35 Lightning II fifth generation stealth fighter aircraft. “We have already entered into a partnership with Russia in developing our own fifth generation fighter aircraft (FGFA),” Defence Minister A K Antony said. “No other country has previously offered such technology to us… There is no question of going back now,” the Defence Minister told reporters during the Aero India 2011 which began in Bangalore on Wednesday. Washington had recently offered New Delhi to join its Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) programme that would have ultimately led India to purchase the...
  • Air Force: All Wikileaks readers are criminals

    02/09/2011 3:45:10 AM PST · by Munz · 33 replies
    politico ^ | February 07, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    Anyone who accesses the thousands of classified military reports and diplomatic cables made public by Wikileaks faces possible prosecution under the Espionage Act, the Air Force told its personnel recently. (See update below: Air Force has withdrawn this story pending further legal guidance.)
  • Former Dow Research Scientist Convicted of Stealing Trade Secrets and Perjury

    02/07/2011 5:13:19 PM PST · by Larry381 · 9 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | February 7, 2011 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—A federal jury in Baton Rouge, La., today convicted a former research scientist of stealing trade secrets from Dow Chemical Company and selling them to companies in the People’s Republic of China, as well as committing perjury, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux Jr. for the Middle District of Louisiana. After a three-week trial, the jury found Wen Chyu Liu, aka David W. Liou, 74, of Houston, guilty of one count of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft and one count of perjury. According to the evidence presented in...
  • WikiLeaks among nominees for Nobel Peace Prize

    02/02/2011 2:38:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 2, 2011 | Wojciech Moskwa
    Anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks has been nominated for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian politician behind the proposal said on Wednesday, a day after the deadline for nominations expired. The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepts nominations for what many consider as the world's top accolade until February 1, although the five panel members have until the end of the month to make their own proposals. Norwegian parliamentarian Snorre Valen said WikiLeaks was "one of the most important contributors to freedom of speech and transparency" in the 21st century. "By disclosing information about corruption, human rights abuses and war crimes, WikiLeaks is...
  • Supporters of alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning consider him a ‘patriot,’ not a traitor

    01/27/2011 1:45:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 25, 2011 | Alexis Levinson
    While much of America views Bradley Manning, the private first class who has been accused of leaking secret documents to WikiLeaks, as a traitor, he does have some defenders who consider him nothing less than a patriot. “He was trying to help the country,” said Kevin Zeese, a member of the steering committee of the Bradley Manning Support Network. Zeese tells the story of Manning as a loss of innocence tale. The story of Manning, he says, is about “a guy who believes in America,” enlists in the army, and gets to Iraq only to discover that the country has,...
  • Chinese man jailed for illegally exporting US military equipment (2nd this week)

    01/27/2011 1:13:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7:00AM GMT 27 Jan 2011 | By Peter Foster
    A Chinese national convicted of illegally exporting military electronics components to a China has been jailed for eight years by a US court, providing further evidence of China’s military espionage activities. Zhen Zhou Wu, 46, made multiple visits to the US to buy components used in radars and missile systems which he then exported to China via Hong Kong using forged papers to evade the US arms embargo to China imposed after the 1989 Tiananmen Square killings. He is the second Chinese to be sentenced in America this week for illegally transferring military technology to China after a 66-year-old former...
  • Hawaii Man Sentenced to 32 Years For Espionage (China)

    01/26/2011 9:07:22 AM PST · by Larry381 · 13 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | January 25, 2011 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—Noshir S. Gowadia, 66, of Maui, Hawaii, was sentenced late yesterday to 32 years in prison for communicating classified national defense information to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), illegally exporting military technical data, as well as money laundering, filing false tax returns and other offenses. The sentence, handed down by Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway in the District of Hawaii, was announced by David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and Florence T. Nakakuni, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii. On Aug. 9, 2010, following six days of deliberation after a trial spanning nearly four...
  • Chinese Industrial Espionage in 2010: Aggressive, Creative... and Relentless

    01/24/2011 9:49:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 24, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    While the recently flaunted Chinese J-20 stealth fighter prototype caught the world offguard with a seeming quantum-leap in technological prowess, it's similarities to the Russian T-50 made it appear to have been produced with the Kremlin's help- and indeed it was. But now we hear that back in the Balkans in 1999, when a USAF F-117 Nighthawk was downed by a SAM missile over Serbia, Slobodan Milosevic allowed Chinese agents to fan-out into the countryside to purchase or otherwise obtain pieces of the top-secret stealth fighter from villagers -some as large as a small car- to be sent back to...
  • Michigan Man Sentenced 48 Months for Attempting to Spy for the People’s Republic of China

    01/23/2011 4:52:04 AM PST · by Larry381 · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | January 21, 2011 | U.S. Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    WASHINGTON—Glenn Duffie Shriver, 28, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was sentenced today to 48 months in prison for conspiring to provide national defense information to intelligence officers of the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Neil H. MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and David Kris, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, made the announcement after sentencing by U.S. District Court Judge Liam O’Grady. On Oct. 22, 2010, Shriver pleaded guilty to a one-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to communicate national defense information to a person not entitled to receive it. “Mr. Shriver sold out his country...
  • Imprisoned Spy Sentenced to Eight More Years For Spying Yet Again

    01/19/2011 6:16:45 PM PST · by Larry381 · 7 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | January 18, 2011 | United States Attorney's Office District of Oregon
    PORTLAND, OR—Harold James Nicholson, 59, was sentenced today to 96 months' imprisonment by U.S. District Judge Anna J. Brown following his guilty pleas to the crimes of conspiracy to act as an agent of a foreign government and conspiracy to commit international money laundering. This eight year prison sentence will be served following the 283-month prison sentence defendant is currently serving in connection with his 1997 espionage conviction in the Eastern District of Virginia. Pursuant to the plea agreement, both parties requested the court imposed the eight-year consecutive sentence. This case represents the first time a convicted spy has been...
  • Test Flight Signals Jet Has Reached New Stage

    01/17/2011 8:43:51 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/2011 | Jeremy Page
    Images of a Chinese stealth fighter prototype in flight suggest that China has moved to the next stage of testing an aircraft that appears designed to rival the American F-22 and challenge U.S. air superiority in the Asia-Pacific region, aviation experts say. Tuesday's flight means China is likely now testing the J-20's flight software, engines and aerodynamics, following weeks of runway tests at the Chengdu Aircraft Design Institute. The aviation experts say there is a limit to what more they can tell about the J-20's capabilities—especially its radar-evading technology—from the low-resolution images, which mostly appear to have been shot from...
  • Israeli Test on Worm Called Crucial in Iran Nuclear Delay

    01/17/2011 2:04:18 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 15, 2011 | WILLIAM J. BROAD, JOHN MARKOFF and DAVID E. SANGER
    ...The worm itself now appears to have included two major components. One was designed to send Iran’s nuclear centrifuges spinning wildly out of control. Another seems right out of the movies: The computer program also secretly recorded what normal operations at the nuclear plant looked like, then played those readings back to plant operators, like a pre-recorded security tape in a bank heist, so that it would appear that everything was operating normally while the centrifuges were actually tearing themselves apart. The attacks were not fully successful: Some parts of Iran’s operations ground to a halt, while others survived, according...
  • Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Times Reporter

    01/14/2011 4:20:20 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies
    Gawker ^ | January 6, 2011 | Staff
    Ex-CIA Officer Indicted for Leaking Classified Info to New York Slimes Reporter Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer, was indicted today for leaking classified information to New York Times reporter James Risen. The indictment shows that the federal government had access to their e-mail and phone contacts going back several years. Sterling served on the Iran desk of the CIA in the 1990s, and oversaw a classified program aimed at sabotaging the development of its nuclear programming. He left the CIA in 2000 and sued for racial discrimination (he is African American) in a case that went all the way...
  • Gates’s Misconceived Trip to Beijing

    01/11/2011 7:10:33 AM PST · by La Lydia · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 9, 2011
    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has just arrived in Beijing on a three-day trip to mend ties with the People’s Liberation Army. His visit will end up being counterproductive. Beijing broke off mil-to-mil relations with the United States last January to protest the sale of $6.4 billion of military equipment to Taiwan. Soon afterward, Chinese...began making extremely belligerent comments in public. In February, for instance, Colonel Meng Xianging promised a “hand-to-hand fight with the U.S.” sometime within the next 10 years “when we’re strong enough.” ... In May, at the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Beijing, Rear Admiral Guan Youfei...
  • Iran Claims to Have Broken Israeli Spy Ring

    01/10/2011 5:55:04 AM PST · by lbryce · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2010 | By WILLIAM YONG and ALAN COWELL
    TEHRAN — Iran’s Intelligence Ministry said on Monday that it had broken up an Israeli spy network linked to the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist last year, state-owned media said. After a broad investigation, Iran succeeded in arresting “the main agents behind the terrorist incident and dismantle a network comprising of Israeli spies and terrorists,” state-owned Press TV quoted the semi-official Fars news agency as saying. It said Israeli intelligence services “had used bases in certain European and non-European countries as well as Iran’s neighboring states in an attempt to achieve its inhuman and non-Islamic goals.” Those same “bases”...
  • China Link Investigated in Renault Spy Case

    01/09/2011 5:58:40 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    WSJ ^ | 01/08/11 | DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS and SEBASTIAN MOFFETT
    China Link Investigated in Renault Spy Case By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS and SEBASTIAN MOFFETT PARIS—Chinese interests may be behind a high-level corporate espionage case related to Renault SA's electric car program that has led to the suspension of three company managers, according to a person familiar with the matter. Renault hasn't given any details as to why it suspended the three managers earlier this week, saying only that they had been involved in a serious breach of confidentiality that put important company assets at risk. In addition to conducting its own internal probe into the breach, the car maker is also...