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WikiLeaks Cablegate: Minister Adrian Lamo Promised Bradley Manning Confidence 2011/08/13

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WikiLeaks Plot Thickens :
Wth reluctance, after a
year, Wired released
hearsay transcripts
from 
FBI informant/minister,
hacker & journalist Adrian
Lamo & part stuck out:

“Just consider some
of what Wired concealed.
First we have this, from early:

in the first Manning-Lamo
conversation (emphasis added):

MANNING:  uhm, trying to keep a
low profile for now though, just a
warning

LAMO: I’m a journalist and a minister. You can pick either, and
treat this as a confession or an interview (never to be published)
& enjoy a modicum of legal protection.

In subsequent conversation, Lamo again promised: “i told you, none of
this is for print.” and to explain how Manning was undetected while
distributing mass volumes of cables to WikiLeaks, Lamo told The NY
Times
last December that Manning  “did an actual physical dropoff
when he was back in the United States in January of this year” —
something we now know Manning never even
 alluded to, let
alone told Lamo.

and “Then there’s the national security secrets Poulsen claimed to be
valiantly safeguarding until he could “vet” them.  What happened to those?
Did Wired vet them (such as Manning’s statement, concealed by  Wired
until yesterday, that “approximately 85-90% of global transmissions are
sifted through by NSA” or that ” 85% of [U.S. aid to  Pakistan] is for
F-16 fighters and munitions to aid in the Afghanistan effort, so the
US can call in Pakistanis to do aerial bombing instead  of americans
potentially killing civilians and creating a PR  crisis”)?

Read lawyer Glenn Greenwald’s excellent analysis:
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2011/07/14/wired/in…

and check out Wired’s Editor in Chief Evan Hansen attempt at Manning character assassination:
“His motives appear to spring from a far more complex place than a desire to right a clear wrong. At times he seems to verge on hopes for worldwide revolution.”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/evan-hansen/bradley-manning-traitor-her…

or read the logs yourself, but keep in mind, as my lawyer friend tells  me, these are hearsay.  I don’t know if it’s “illegal” to claim to be  a “minister” in a chat, but it certainly seems unethical to turn  someone in after doing that, right?!

“(02:14:50 PM) bradass87: From an award recommendation (never completed): “SPC Manning’s persistence led to the disruption of “Former Special Groups” in the New Baghdad area. SPC Manning’s tracking of targets led to the identification of previously unknown enemy support zones. His analysis led to heavy targeting of insurgent leaders in the area that consistently disrupted their operations. SPC Manning’s dedication led to the detainment of Malik Fadil al-Ugayli, a
Tier 2 level target within the Commando OE.””

“(02:47:07 PM) bradass87: the CM video came from a server in our domain! and not a single person noticed”

. . . “(03:10:32 PM) bradass87: at first glance… it was just a bunch of guys getting shot up by a helicopter… no big deal… about two dozen more where that came from right… but something struck me as odd with the van thing… and also the fact it was being stored in a JAG officer’s directory… so i looked into it… eventually tracked down the date, and then the exact GPS co-ord… and i was like… ok, so thats what happened… cool… then i went to the regular internet… and it was still  on my mind… so i typed into goog… the date, and the location… and then i see this

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/13/world/middleeast/13iraq.html

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/07/manning-lamo-logs/

dk
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