I had the first CD-ROM reader on the ship. We still used triple bladed shredders that turned paper into dust. Granted the post thumb drive Army faces different challenges, but again, how does a kid with dual citizenry get a TS clearance? There exists an implicit loyalty issue from the outset. then again, I had a TS-SBI with SCIF clearance as needed for special weapons - so I guess anybody can get one
Bradley Manning is a traitor and should be hung as such.I'll start a fund to buy the rope to string him up!
Second, Savage's story appears to shed substantial light on my story from yesterday about the repressive conditions under which Manning is being detained. The need to have Manning make incriminating statements against Assange -- to get him to claim that Assange actively, in advance, helped Manning access and leak these documents -- would be one obvious reason for subjecting Manning to such inhumane conditions: if you want to have better treatment, you must incriminate Assange. In The Huffington Post yesterday, Marcus Baram quoted Jeff Paterson, who runs Manning's legal defense fund, as saying that Manning has been extremely upset by the conditions of his detention but had not gone public about them in deference to his attorney's efforts to negotiate better treatment. Whatever else is true, the DOJ seems intent on pressuring Manning to incriminate Assnage. It would be bizarre indeed to make a deal with the leaking government employee in order to incriminate the non-government-employee who merely published the classified information. But that may very well at least partially explain (though obviously not remotely justify) why the Government is holding Manning under such repressive conditions: in order to "induce" him to say what they need him to say in order to indict WikiLeaks and Assange.
Quote from: shahaggy on 12-15-2010, 12:16pmBradley Manning is a traitor and should be hung as such.I'll start a fund to buy the rope to string him up! Curious as to how much Assange's supporters have done for PVT Manning either financially or otherwise.
I heard he was dress like a Scotsman. No one wanted to talk to him or even get to know him.Quote from: Soshin on 12-09-2010, 06:04pm Nice to see there are still some journalists out there who won't sell their soul for a story
Nice to see there are still some journalists out there who won't sell their soul for a story
Think of Wikileaks as the modern day equivalent of Woodward and Bernstein and you'll get the idea. As long as governments are up to nefarious doings (and they always will be) then they need to be exposed
*sigh* Where to start? This has been the most fascinating news story in decades and it continues to be so. The allegations that the House of Saud wants YOU (the American taxpayer) to fund a war on Iran for them is a personal favorite. After all, why shouldn't you when they funded those lovely 9/11 hijacker people? The secret war in Yemen has been another good one, people on the right need to stop complaining about Obama, he is out-scoring the Bush admninistration on war-mongering on all counts. All the other stuff which has been eye opening is corporate. It's no surprise that Shell has a lot of power in Nigeria but the fact that they are so blatant about it is shocking Another thing which is shocking is the way they have gone after Assange. If they succeed in shutting him down or killing him it has enormous repurcussions for news organisations and free speech all over the world. Think of Wikileaks as the modern day equivalent of Woodward and Bernstein and you'll get the idea. As long as governments are up to nefarious doings (and they always will be) then they need to be exposed
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