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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 · 47 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...