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  • West must wake up to Islamic threat

    01/10/2012 7:55:35 AM PST · by bayouranger · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1-10-12 | Cal Thomas
    LISBON, Portugal -- When the Republican presidential candidates tire of bashing each other, perhaps they will start addressing the expansion of radical Islam. Only Rick Santorum raised the issue in last Saturday's debate in New Hampshire. Next door in Spain, two new satellite TV stations recently signed on. They won't be airing "Judge Judy," but instead are broadcasting Islamic theology and political propaganda. It was not coincidental that the launch of Islamic TV in Spain coincided with Christmas. One of the early broadcasts featured a story, from Islam's perspective, on the Virgin Mary and the birth of Jesus. Not surprisingly,...
  • Ron Paul Under Fire for Praising Accused Traitor

    12/26/2011 2:06:21 PM PST · by TBBT · 50 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/26/2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    Fox News is the latest news organization to pick up on the revelation, first reported by AIM, that Ron Paul had praised WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning as a hero and patriot. Directly referring to WikiLeaks and Army soldier Bradley Manning being held in detention, Paul said, “Should he be locked up in prison or should we see him as a political hero? Maybe he is a true patriot—who reveals what’s going on in government.” The comment drew strong applause from Paul supporters. Video of the event, officially posted by Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty organization, also shows the Republican presidential...
  • US appeases Sudan's genocidal tyrant while NATO bombs Libya

    07/19/2011 9:11:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Examiner ^ | July 19, 2011 | Michael Hughes
    Although Sudanese president Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir meets more than all of the requirements that qualified Libya's Muammar Gaddafi for regime change -- the U.S. has shown an alarming amount of empathy for the oppressor and his cabal in Khartoum. In fact, Gaddafi's sins pale in comparison to those of Bashir, whose transgressions were concisely enumerated by Doyle McManus in the L.A. Times on Tuesday. Because of his role as the architect of the Darfur genocide -- a campaign which claimed over 300,000 lives -- Bashir became the first sitting head of state indicted for war crimes by the International...
  • Bradley Manning's WikiLeaks case: The larger issue

    12/23/2011 5:29:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Politico ^ | December 23, 2011 | Josh Gerstein
    After 19 months in military prisons — much of the time in solitary confinement — Pfc. Bradley Manning finally emerged over the past week from the netherworld to which he has been confined since his arrest in the largest breach of classified information in U.S. history. Seven days of hearings at Fort Meade, Md., produced what the prosecution called “overwhelming” evidence that the low-ranking Army intelligence analyst was the one who sent hundreds of thousands of military reports and diplomatic cables to the transparency website WikiLeaks. But the hearing also produced equally compelling evidence of the larger issue that is...
  • Did Wikileaks pay Bradley Manning for information? (sure sounds like it)

    12/23/2011 6:08:23 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/22/11 | Charley Keyes
    Did Wikileaks pay Bradley Manning for information?By Charley Keyes, CNN Senior National Security Producer updated 3:51 PM EST, Thu December 22, 2011 WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pfc. Bradley Manning allegedly suggested to someone at the Kansas military prison where he is being held that WikiLeaks paid for the hundreds of thousands of leaked documents, according to a legal document filed in the Article 32 proceedings for Manning. **SNIP** "PFC Manning allegedly responded with, 'I sold information to WikiLeaks,' " according to the defense document. "Shortly after this alleged statement, the guards realized that (name blacked out) should not have been in...
  • Congressman Ron Paul calls Wikileaks & Bradley Manning Heros

    12/22/2011 1:11:33 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 2011 | Ron Paul
    [5:00] MyWikileaksNews
  • Ron Paul in January: Say, that Bradley Manning is a patriotic, heroic kind of guy, isn’t he?

    12/21/2011 6:45:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    This clip has been making the rounds last night and today, but it’s not new — it’s actually from a clip featured by Wikileaks, for obvious reasons, last January. Still, it’s not as if the parameters of the Bradley Manning case have changed significantly in the last eleven months, or at least not in any way that mitigates Manning’s alleged crimes. The enlisted soldier transmitted a vast trove of classified government communications, primarily diplomatic cables but also some internal military information, and sent it to Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. Jazz Shaw has a good update on the case...
  • Ron Paul: Wikileaks Leaker Manning Is a 'Hero'

    12/21/2011 6:57:33 AM PST · by TBBT · 72 replies · 2+ views
    spectator.org ^ | 12/21/2011 | JEFFREY LORD
    Well. So Ron Paul is picking up steam in Iowa. May even be a frontrunner. And here he is (beginning at 4:06 in the video) saying of Bradley Manning, the U.S. soldier who leaked thousands of pages of classified U.S. government documents to Wikileaks, that Manning is a "true patriot" and a "political hero." I kid you not. Here’s the link to the video. Wait 'til Newt, Mitt, Rick, Rick, Michele, and Jon hear about this.
  • Prosecution rests case against Manning

    12/20/2011 3:20:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/20/11 | DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The prosecution has completed laying out its case against an Army intelligence analyst blamed for the biggest leak of U.S. classified information in American history. The government on Tuesday called a former hacker to testify. He told the military court that the depth of Pfc. Bradley Manning's confession in Internet chats compelled him to alert authorities. Shortly after Adrian Lamo's testimony, the government rested its case. Manning is accused of providing a massive trove of U.S. secrets to the WikiLeaks website. The hearing is to determine whether the 24-year-old from Oklahoma should be court-martialed. The...
  • Ron Paul: Traitor Bradley Manning Is A "Hero" and a "Patriot"

    12/20/2011 2:49:26 PM PST · by TBBT · 108 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 12/20/2011
    Bradley Manning gave all the sensitive intelligence he could to WikiLeaks, which of course outed it all, in stages. The last bit outing -- of the real names of our agents working in hostile countries, against their own governments or terrorist groups which have the favor of the government -- was supposedly an "accident," but that information was outed all the same. People have been killed, obviously. Because Bradley Manning was all butthurt or something. Bradley Manning is a narcissistic, sociopathic coward and traitor with the blood of murder on his delicate little hands. But that's not the Bradley Manning...
  • Has the Manning-Asange connection been established? [Wikileaks]

    12/20/2011 1:46:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 20, 2011 | Jazz Shaw
    After a long period with very little activity, it’s certainly been a busy week in the media for accused traitor Bradley Manning. But today’s news takes the unfolding story in a different direction, namely heading back to our old friend Julian Assange. For those who may have forgotten, there were a lot of questions flying when Manning’s allegedly ill gotten documentation began showing up at Wikileaks, with a particular focus on whether or not the United States could go after Assange himself. Unfortunately, up until the beginning of this year, United States investigators had been saying that they had never...
  • Letter suggests Manning wanted to make history

    12/19/2011 2:55:37 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12/19/11 | DAVID DISHNEAU and PAULINE JELINEK, Associated Press
    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.
  • Wikileaks case: Soldier Bradley Manning had 'gender issues' (Blame The Gayness)

    12/19/2011 9:23:55 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    BBC ^ | 12-18-11 | BBC News
    The US soldier accused of leaking thousands of government secrets struggled with emotional problems and gender issues, a court has heard. Private Bradley Manning faces 22 charges of distributing state secrets to anti-secrecy site Wikileaks. But his defence have questioned whether he should have been given access to the sensitive documents in the first place. The hearing, at Fort Meade army base in Maryland, will determine whether Pte Manning should face a court martial. (SNIP) The defence says Pte Manning was suffering from stress, as a homosexual soldier at a time when soldiers in the US military could not be...
  • Bradley Manning has “gender issues”

    12/19/2011 3:01:25 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 18, 2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Even as we watch the close of the Iraq war – or at least our direct, military involvement in it – one of the lingering stories which came out of the conflict continues to unfold. Accused traitor Bradley Manning has finally begun his trial, with a pre-trial hearing taking place at Fort Meade army base in Maryland on charges that he leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents. The expected five day proceeding will determine whether or not Manning will go on to a full court martial. His defense is apparently trying a different tactic, claiming that Manning never should...
  • Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning 'punched a female superior and was prone to tantrums'

    12/18/2011 8:14:08 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 19, 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The American soldier alleged to have leaked vast numbers of classified documents to Wikileaks was prone to tantrums and at one point struck a female superior, a court heard today. Captain Casey Fulton, an Army intelligence officer who worked in the same secure facility as 24-year-old Bradley Manning, described a violent outburst in May 2010 at their secure office or SCIF (Sensitive Compartmentalized Information Facility). Fulton said she ordered a derogatory report against Manning, who is charged with downloading hundreds of thousands of sensitive files from the military's classified network when he was a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in Iraq,...
  • Manning's sexual orientation raised in hearing

    12/17/2011 1:43:17 PM PST · by SmithL · 25 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 12/17/11 | PAULINE JELINEK and DAVID DISHNEAU, Associated Press
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The young Army intelligence specialist accused of passing government secrets spent his 24th birthday in court Saturday as his lawyers argued his status as a gay soldier before the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" played an important role in his actions. Lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning began laying out a defense to show that his struggles as a gay soldier in an environment hostile to homosexuality contributed to mental and emotional problems that should have barred him from having access to sensitive material. Manning is accused of leaking hundreds of thousands of sensitive items...
  • Military hearing resumes in Manning leak case

    12/17/2011 8:26:35 AM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 12/17/11 | PAULINE JELINEK and DAVID DISHNEAU
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- The military court case against the young soldier blamed for the largest leak of classified material in American history resumed Saturday after an Army appeals court rejected a defense effort to remove the presiding officer. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was back in a military courtroom Saturday, his 24th birthday, to hear prosecutors begin presenting their case against him as the source for the WikiLeaks website's collection of U.S. military and diplomatic secrets. The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether prosecutors have enough evidence to bring Manning to trial. Manning's lawyers tried to oust...
  • War College’s Identity Crisis

    12/06/2011 7:06:27 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 6, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Last summer, Philip J. Crowley stepped down from his post as a State Department spokesman before stepping into a War College fellowship in conjunction with Penn State. What preceded his exit from Foggy Bottom were some undiplomatic comments that he made about the Army’s treatment of Private Bradley Manning, who leaked classified documents to WIkiLeaks. “The unauthorized disclosure of classified information is a serious crime under U.S. law,” Crowley stated in his resignation letter on March 13, 2011. “My recent comments regarding the conditions of the pre-trial detention of Private First Class Bradley Manning were intended to highlight the broader,...
  • The Cyber Security Industrial Complex

    12/06/2011 5:46:24 AM PST · by Bobalu · 4 replies
    technologyreview ^ | Tuesday, December 6, 2011 | David Talbot
    A claim by Wikileaks that documents it released last week provide evidence of a "secret new industry" of mass surveillance was as breathless as previous pronouncements from Julian Assange's organization. But the material does provide a stark reminder that our online activities are easily snooped upon, and suggests that governments or police around the world can easily go shopping for tools to capture whatever information they want from us. The take-home for ordinary computer users is that the privacy and security safeguards they use—including passwords and even encryption tools—present only minor obstacles to what one researcher calls the "cyber security...
  • last Jews of Baghdad: Just SEVEN remain (fear for their lives after being named by WikiLeaks)

    11/29/2011 5:42:51 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-29-11
    The seven remaining Jews in Baghdad have been named by WikiLeaks, leaving them in danger of persecution, according to the city's Anglican vicar. Their lives are now in immediate danger, according to Canon Andrew White, and they’ve been advised to hide their religion. Canon White said Baghdad’s Anglican Church is trying to protect them, as they fear extremists might try to kill them if they’re identified. WikiLeaks published diplomatic cables from Baghdad which named the individuals of the small Jewish community. And now the American Embassy is trying to locate any Jewish diplomats who could help the exposed individuals take...
  • Assange Loses Court Bid Against Extradition

    11/02/2011 3:41:00 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 3 replies
    Sky Newa ^ | November 2nd 2011 | Staff
    WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange has lost his High Court bid to block his extradition to Sweden to face sex crime allegations. Two judges rejected the argument made by his lawyers that extradition of the Australian would be "unfair and unlawful". The 40-year-old is wanted in Sweden to answer accusations of "raping" one woman and "sexually molesting and coercing" another in Stockholm in August last year. Assange, whose website embarrassed governments and businesses by publishing leaked diplomatic cables, denies the allegations and claims they are politically motivated. The whistleblower arrived at court wearing a navy blue suit and a Remembrance Day...
  • A soldier is arrested for espionage, Army Times alludes to gay Wikileaker why? Is there more here?

    11/01/2011 12:55:59 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 4 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | NOVEMBER 1ST, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    BY COACH COLLINS, ON By Don’t look for this on the evening news, and don’t look for The Army Times to stay on this story. At 6:30 am last Friday FBI, Army Counterintelligence and Army Criminal Investigation agents arrested Spc. William Colton Millay, a 22 year old native of Owensboro Kentucky, and charged him with suspicion of committing espionage. Millay is being held without bail at the Alaska Dept. of Corrections Complex in Anchorage. :…known about Millay is sketchy. Available reports indicate the investigation which culminated in Millay’s arrest must have been going on for several months because when his...
  • 10 Questions for Kevin Mitnick (the über hacker)

    10/31/2011 9:41:51 AM PDT · by dennisw · 1 replies
    time ^ | Monday, Aug. 29, 2011 | Belinda Luscombe
    Has social networking changed hacking? Made it easier. I can go into LinkedIn and search for network engineers and come up with a list of great spear-phishing targets because they usually have administrator rights over the network. Then I go onto Twitter or Facebook and trick them into doing something, and I have privileged access. If I know you love Angry Birds, maybe I would send you an e-mail purporting to be from Angry Birds with a new pro version. Once you download it, I could have complete access to everything on your phone. How easy was it for those...
  • Julian Assange Spent Wikileaks’ Money Doing Nothing (The Dog is Nearly Out of Money)

    10/24/2011 9:16:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Gawker ^ | October 24, 2011 | Adrien Chen
    At a press conference this morning, Julian Assange—whom we imagine was wearing nothing but a barrel and suspenders—announced Wikileaks was so broke it might have to shut down in a matter of months. Even more than it already has shut down, that is. Since soon after Wikileaks published the first of its giant diplomatic cable leak in November 2010, Mastercard, Visa and Paypal have refused to do business with the group. Assange has claimed the blockade has cost the website $15 million—a made up number, to be sure, but an impressive one! Assange said today the lack of funds was...
  • Julian Assange Joins Protestors as Occupy Wall Street Goes Global

    10/15/2011 12:21:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Black Book Magazine ^ | October 15, 2011. | Mara Siegler
    The Occupy Wall Street protests have gone global today, reaching from Canada to Asia to Europe. People are denouncing centralized wealth in Hong Kong, marching under the banner of "Indignants" in Spain, asking for an end to nuclear power in Tokyo, rioting in Rome, and bringing a host of other concerns to the forefront on the streets of hundreds of other cities with thousand of stories and images trickling out. The questions of what this means and what it will lead to are huge and overwhelming so instead, we bring news of a highly recognizable name in attendance. Wikileaks founder...
  • Wikileaks cable hints that Obama wanted to issue apology for Hiroshima

    10/12/2011 11:51:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Don’t worry too much about this story. I’m sure Barack Obama would have waited for Japan's apology for Pearl Harbor, the Rape of Nanking, the Bataan Death March, the treatment of American POWs … The cable indicates the Japanese government was then effectively discouraging Obama from visiting Hiroshima despite growing expectations over it following his call for a world free from nuclear weapons in a speech in Prague in April 2009.The cable, dated Sept. 3, 2009, and sent to U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton, reported Japan’s then Vice Foreign Minister Mitoji Yabunaka telling Ambassador John Roos on Aug. 28 that...
  • How the US government secretly reads your email

    10/11/2011 11:09:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Guardian News ^ | 11 October 2011 | Heather Brooke
    Secret orders forcing Google and Sonic to release a WikiLeaks volunteer's email reveal the scale of US government snooping. Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who volunteered for WikiLeaks. ... Appelbaum is a spokesman for Tor, a free internet anonymising software that helps people defend themselves against internet surveillance. He's spent five years teaching activists around the world how to install and use the service to avoid being monitored by repressive governments. It's exactly the...
  • Government Orders Google to Turn Over WikiLeaks Info

    Google and a smaller Internet provider are being forced by the federal government to turn over information from email accounts associated with a WikiLeaks volunteer. A secret court order will require the Mountain View-based search company and Santa Rosa-based Sonic.net to provide data from the email accounts of Jacob Appelbaum, who was a volunteer for the controversial site WikiLeaks
  • 200 suicide bombers 'planning attacks in UK'

    10/09/2011 11:45:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    The Sunday Telegraph ^ | 08 Oct 2011 | Sean Rayment
    At least 200 potential terrorists are actively planning suicide attacks while living freely in Britain, intelligence chiefs have warned ministers. A senior intelligence source has revealed that the figure is a "conservative" estimate of the threat facing the country from UK-based Islamist suicide bombers. The would-be killers are among 2,000 extremists who the security services have said are based in Britain and actively planning terrorist activity of some kind. The figures are contained within a secret government report on the "enduring terrorist threat" facing the UK from al-Qaeda and affiliated organisations, ... Earlier this year, classified intelligence documents disclosed by...
  • Wikileaks: Major UN Climate Programme ‘Basically A Farce’

    09/30/2011 11:11:44 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    watts up with that? ^ | September 30, 2011 | Anthony Watts
    Newsbytes from Dr. Benny Peiser at The Global Warming Policy FoundationA diplomatic cable published last month by the WikiLeaks website reveals that most of the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in India should not have been certified because they did not reduce emissions beyond those that would have been achieved without foreign investment. Indian officials have apparently known about the problem for at least two years. The revelations imply that millions of tonnes of claimed reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions are mere phantoms, she says, and potentially cast doubt over the principle of carbon trading. –Quirin Schiermeier, Nature News, 27...
  • Traditional Hackers Now Turning Their Crosshairs on Conservatives

    09/28/2011 4:37:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2011 | Rachel Alexander
    Owners of popular conservative websites have increasing reason to be concerned their sites may be hacked or otherwise physically attacked for political reasons. Traditionally, hackers took an anarchist approach that primarily targeted government websites. Lately, they are assailing politically conservative websites. Many of these newer attacks are coming from hackers associated with Wikileaks. Some libertarian conservatives defend Wikileaks’ business of leaking government documents, unaware that its affiliates are hypocritically trying to silence them. In addition to wreaking technical havoc, hackers have figured out they can use Google’s strict policy against deceptive website tactics to keep conservative websites hidden from the...
  • 'I May Be a Chauvinist Pig But I Am No Rapist' (Wikileaks' Julian Assange)

    09/25/2011 2:04:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Sep 11
    The controversial autobiography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange hits the shops on Thursday, in which he repudiates the claims that he is guilty of raping two Swedish women. ”I may be a chauvinist pig of some sort but I am no rapist, and only a distorted version of sexual politics could attempt to turn me into one,” says Assange in the book. In the book, Assange refutes the claims by the two Swedish women that he raped them, saying instead that he had temporary sexual liasions with both spanning several days while in Stockholm. Assange describes staying at the home...
  • Polish FM in Wikileaks: Germany is Russia's Trojan horse

    09/18/2011 9:54:47 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 16.09.11 @ 14:14 | Andrew Rettman
    Polish foreign minister Radek Sikorski in a private conversation with US diplomats in 2008 said that Germany protects Russian interests in NATO in return for access to the Russian market. According to a US cable recently published by Wikileaks, Sikorski, in a conversation with the then US under secretary for global affairs Paula Dobriansky in Warsaw on 23 April 2008 "Wryly commented that many accused Poland of being the US Trojan horse in the EU when it joined in 2004, but there is another Trojan horse in NATO". The cable went on: "Asked what the US strategy should be towards...
  • WikiLeaks: U.S. Tries To Keep Truth About Border Violence From The American People

    09/11/2011 7:32:27 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 13 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/11/11 | Friends of Ours
    WikiLeaks has dumped another batch of State Department cables, and among them are communications which shed some light on a number of controversial issues involving the drug cartels on the south side of the border. * * * Perhaps the most disturbing cable reveals an effort by the United States to keep the border violence out of the American press. On Feburary 15, 2010 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attended a ceremonial event on the international bridge between the sister cities of Nuevo Laredo, Mexico and Laredo, TX which was hit with stray bullets during a gun battle the prior evening,...
  • Leaked cables: Obama admin called Catholic Church source of spreading “homophobia” in Poland

    09/08/2011 7:47:02 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 48 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Leaked cables: Obama admin called Catho | Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 6, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - While surveying the landscape for inroads to push the homosexual agenda into Poland, American embassy officials under the Obama administration complained that the Catholic Church teaching is a major source of “homophobia” in the heavily Catholic country, according to private cables recently published by Wikileaks. The cables from the American embassy in Warsaw, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” were part of a dump of over 250,000 official government documents last week by Wikileaks. One cable from the American embassy in Warsaw dated August 2009 pointed to the Catholic Church as central in promoting “homophobia”...
  • Wikileaks cable: Lee Kuan Yew calls Islam a “venomous religion”

    09/05/2011 4:53:08 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 13 replies
    Asian Correspondent ^ | 6 Sept 2011 | reddotrevolver
    According to a recently released Wikileaks cable, Singapore’s ex-Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, also known as the founding father of Singapore who ruled with an iron fist, reportedly called Islam a “venomous religion.” From Wikileaks website: "Asked by Rep. Rangel how organized terrorists were internationally, MM Lee responded that orthodox Islam was a powerful force capable of recruiting volunteers for terrorist groups. He noted Singapore's experience in 2001 and 2002 in dealing with Jemaah Islamiyah's terrorist plots in Singapore and characterized Islam as a "venomous religion." The problem of Islamic terrorism would not be easily extirpated, observed MM Lee. While...
  • WikiLeaks Cables Show Glaring Ignorance of N.Korea

    09/04/2011 10:08:29 PM PDT · by Rabin · 5 replies
    english.chosun ^ | September 5, 2011 | Ilbo
    ....After retiring, former U.S. ambassador to South Korea Donald Gregg, who worked for the Central Intelligence Agency for 31 years, referred to North Korea as "America's longest running intelligence failure." The diplomatic cables show why.....
  • In shift, WikiLeaks leaves names of diplomatic sources in cables

    08/30/2011 6:33:00 AM PDT · by flowerplough · 7 replies
    NYT ^ | 30 Aug | Shane
    In a shift of tactics that has alarmed American officials, the antisecrecy organization WikiLeaks has published on the Web nearly 134,000 leaked diplomatic cables in recent days, more than six times the total disclosed publicly since the posting of the leaked State Department documents began last November. A sampling of the documents showed that the newly published cables included the names of some people who had spoken confidentially to American diplomats and whose identities were marked in the cables with the warning “strictly protect.” State Department officials and human rights activists have been concerned that such diplomatic sources, including activists,...
  • Leak at WikiLeaks - A Dispatch Disaster in Six Acts

    09/02/2011 4:24:10 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 3 replies
    Spiegel ^ | 1 Sept 2011 | Christian Stoecker
    In the end, all the efforts at confidentiality came to naught. Everyone who knows a bit about computers can now have a look into the 250,000 US diplomatic dispatches that WikiLeaks made available to select news outlets late last year. All of them. What's more, they are the unedited, unredacted versions complete with the names of US diplomats' informants -- sensitive names from Iran, China, Afghanistan, the Arab world and elsewhere. snip The US Embassy in London and the US State Department had been notified of the possible publication already on August 25 so that officials could warn informants. snip...
  • US says not cooperating with WikiLeaks

    09/01/2011 8:43:35 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Thursday, September 1, 2011 10:31 AM EDT | MATTHEW LEE
    PARIS (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Thursday that WikiLeaks did inform it of the impending release of hundreds of thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables but stressed that it was in no way cooperating with the anti-secrecy group whose actions it said threatened national security and the safety of confidential informants. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the group had told the department it intended to continue to release classified documents over the strenuous objections of the United States.
  • WikiLeaks docs exposing Mossad agents' names leaked

    08/30/2011 5:16:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies
    Ynetnews ^ | Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | unattributed
    German press reports original cables kept by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accidentally released online. Information exposes identities of US sources as well as Israeli, Iranian intelligence agents. The original US State Department documents obtained by WikiLeaks were accidentally leaked online revealing the names of sources that have thus far remained anonymous, German newspapers Der Spiegel and Freitag Der reported Monday. The names include possible Israeli, Iranian and Jordanian intelligence agents. The unedited cables could put the sources in danger as many of them are located in countries whose governments are hostile to the US. The classified documents were edited before...
  • WikiWeasels

    08/30/2011 4:23:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 30, 2011 | Staff
    The Press: A rat-fight between WikiLeaks operatives has exposed and threatened thousands of confidential U.S. diplomatic sources. Aside from the new blood on WikiLeaks' hands, are its media enablers proud of themselves? The internal disintegration of WikiLeaks, an Internet ring that traffics in stolen documents, was to be expected. Pirates slaughter each other over booty, and WikiLeaks is all about piracy. WikiLeaks ringleader Julian Assange fell out out with his now-ex-spokesman, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who then made off with 134,000 stolen secret State Department cables illegally obtained by WikiLeaks. Attempting to make some sort of statement about Assange not being security-minded...
  • WikiLeaks: Guantanamo detainee is now Libyan rebel leader (Obama just gave Libya to Al Qaeda)

    08/27/2011 5:09:11 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 42 replies
    the telegraph ^ | 4/26/2011 | Holly Watt
    In a newly disclosed file by WikiLeaks that was written in 2005, Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu was identified as a “probable member of Al Qaida and a member of the African Extremist Network”. The revelation will raise concerns about the range of factions fighting Gadaffi in Libya, some of whom have been associated with Al Qaeda. Qumu was previously a member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, but allegedly left the proscribed group in 1998 to join the Taliban. In the report, US investigators classified Qumu as a “medium to high” risk because he was “likely to...
  • How Egyptian and Tunisian youth hacked the Arab Spring

    08/23/2011 2:54:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    Technology Review ^ | September/October 2011 | John Pollock
    Takriz began as a tiny self-described "cyber think tank" in 1998. Although it has grown into a loose network of several thousand, the Takrizards, or Taks, rarely cooperate with journalists and carefully guard their anonymity. "Takriz" itself is an elusive word. It's a street-slang profanity that expresses a feeling of frustrated anger... But what Le Monde called the group's "irreducible insolence" belies a professional focus. ĂşFoetus, a technology consultant with an MBA and half a dozen languages, is a slight figure with a booming voice. He plays off his childhood friend Waterman, a big but more retiring man with a...
  • Ex-Wikileaks man 'deleted files'

    08/22/2011 6:35:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/22/11
    A former Wikileaks spokesman claims to have deleted thousands of unpublished files that had been passed to the whistleblowing site. Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the German Newspaper Der Spiegel that the documents included a copy of the complete US no-fly list. He said he had "shredded" them to avoid their sources being compromised. Mr Domscheit-Berg previously worked alongside Julian Assange until the pair had a high profile falling-out. It is understood that he took the files off Wikileaks' servers at the time of his departure. Wikileaks confirmed the claims on its Twitter feed, saying: "We can confirm that the DDB claimed...
  • The "Arab Spring" Is A Jedi Mind Trick

    08/19/2011 5:01:08 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 6 replies
    http://www.forbes.com/ ^ | August 18 2011 | Richard Miniter
    “Arab Spring,” as it has been portrayed by the Western media, is an illusion. Virtually every element of the media narrative — it is a spontaneous revolt, that it is Internet-driven, that it seeks democracy or income equality — is wrong or misleading. After extensive interviews across the region and two visits to North Africa in July, it is clear that Western media and intelligence services have played a “Jedi Mind Trick” on themselves and us. They have produced a number of myths that cloud our understanding. Let’s clear the air. MYTH: The Arab revolt is an indigenous, spontaneous reaction...
  • Julian Assange's White Hair Result of Teenage Experiment, Book Claim

    08/07/2011 10:02:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    News ^ | August 07, 2011
    WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange's stark white hair is the result of a failed teenage science experiment, a book reveals. While his secret-leaking website has become a platform to reveal innumerable political and military documents of international significance, details of Assange the man now spark great interest. In a new book, British journalist Heather Brooke details her many meetings and experiences with the 40-year-old Australian, who is under house arrest pending court proceedings that seek his extradition to Sweden on sexual assault and rape allegations against two women. The book, The Revolution Will Be Digitised, due for release in the UK...
  • WikiLeaks files show Norway unprepared for terror attack

    07/22/2011 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 19 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 07/22/2011 | Mark Hughes
    A memo written in 2009, describes the country’s security service as “in over its head” and adds “it simply cannot keep up.” Separate cables state that the country felt “immune” from terrorism and that groups such as Al Qaeda were “not a direct threat”. One memo describes how US authorities had to “press” their Norwegian counterparts to take terrorism seriously and says there was a feeling “that terrorism happens elsewhere, not in peaceful Norway.” Talking about an attempt by the Police Security Service (PST) to track one particular suspected Al Qaeda terror cell, a cable written by the US Ambassador...
  • News of the World vs. WikiLeaks

    07/19/2011 7:05:51 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | JULY 19, 2011 | Bret Stephens
    How does this year's phone hacking scandal at the now-defunct British tabloid News of the World . . . compare with last year's contretemps over the release of classified information by Julian Assange's WikiLeaks and his partners at the New York Times, the Guardian and other newspapers? At bottom, they're largely the same story. . . . Both, in short, are despicable instances of journalistic malpractice, for which some kind of price ought to be paid. So why is one a scandal, replete with arrests, resignations and parliamentary inquests, while the other is merely a controversy, with Mr. Assange's name...
  • WikiLeaks Julian Assange fights extradition

    07/13/2011 5:45:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AP/The State ^ | 7/13/11
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyers are arguing for a second day against his extradition to Sweden where he is accused of rape and molestation. Assange's new legal team says that while the 40-year-old activist's behavior with two women he met in Sweden may have been unpleasant, the sex was consensual.