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But over the last few months, the German chancellor’s handling of Europe’s economic crisis has made her widely disliked at home and increasingly isolated and even reviled abroad. On the international stage, Merkel, 55, has been criticized for dragging her feet for months over a bailout package for Greece and being too focused on German national interests. “For months, Mrs. Merkel resisted all appeals — by other European leaders and Washington — to, well, be a European leader,” The New York Times wrote in an editorial Wednesday.
Originally posted by okbmd
Portion of trancript of email sent from Manning to Adrian Lamo., starts at 2:20:57AM on May 25 :
"...well it was forwarded to WL
and god knows what happens now
hopefully worldwide discussion , debates , and reforms
if not...than(sic) we're doomed
as a species
i will officially give up on the society we have if nothing happens "
[edit on 12-6-2010 by okbmd]
"We take this seriously," Crowley said. "Any release of classified material to those who are not entitled to have it is a serious breach of our security and, you know, can cause potential damage to our national security interests."
Originally posted by airspoon
That is sickening, reading the conversation. It seems obvious that Lamo is a rat, trying to probe information about WL and Assange. How did BM not see that this guy was a snitch? Jeez, how dumb of BM that could wind up costing Assange.