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U.S. Intelligence Analyst Arrested

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 10:12 AM
"Federal officials have arrested an Army intelligence analyst who boasted of giving classified U.S. combat video and hundreds of thousands of classified State Department records to whistleblower site Wikileaks, has learned. SPC Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland, was stationed at Forward Operating Base Hammer, 40 miles east of Baghdad, where he was arrested nearly two weeks ago by the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division. A family member says he’s being held in custody in Kuwait, and has not been formally charged. Manning was turned in late last month by a former computer hacker with whom he spoke online. In the course of their chats, Manning took credit for leaking a headline-making video of a helicopter attack that Wikileaks posted online in April. The video showed a deadly 2007 U.S. helicopter air strike in Baghdad that claimed the lives of several innocent civilians."

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posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 12:17 PM

What seemed to excite him most in his chats was his supposed leaking of the embassy cables. He anticipated returning to the states after his early discharge, and watching from the sidelines as his action bared the secret history of U.S. diplomacy around the world.

“Everywhere there’s a U.S. post, there’s a diplomatic scandal that will be revealed,” Manning wrote. “It’s open diplomacy. World-wide anarchy in CSV format. It’s Climategate with a global scope, and breathtaking depth. It’s beautiful, and horrifying.”

The criminals in all of this are the State department and our government.

Not the guy who is exposing the evil.

I bet dollars to doughnuts that the diplomatic cables would not have put any of our soldiers at risk, but they would have put the government at risk of rebellion by the people.

We should all be demanding to see what is in those cables.

Diplomatic negotiations should never take place in secret. If they are occurring in secret, then something BAD must be happening.

When people do good, they want the world to know about the good they are doing. It is only when people do BAD that they attempt to hide in secret.

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 12:28 PM

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”

-George Orwell

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 12:35 PM

The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings.


no official of my Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military, should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and the public the facts they deserve to know.

-John F. Kennedy

posted on Jun, 7 2010 @ 12:38 PM
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