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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by VictorVonDoom
"Against all enemies both foreign and domestic?"
The former hacker who turned in the soldier suspected of handing military secrets to Wikileaks had some harsh words for the organization on "GMA" this morning.
“Wikileaks has acted in a tremendously irresponsible fashion and…they took advantage of systems that were put into place for the purpose of intelligence sharing, for the purpose of making sure that all elements of national security both at home and abroad had access to the information they needed in order to do their job,” Adrian Lamo said.
Private Bradley Manning, under suspicion since May for leaking other intelligence, had previously contacted Lamo apparently telling Lamo that he gave a significant amount of classified information to Wikileaks.
Lamo said he turned Manning over to the Pentagon in an effort to keep the reports from becoming public. But considering the sheer volume of information that came to light yesterday, Lamo says Manning could not have acted alone.
“I do not believe that private manning had the technical expertise necessary to communicate this amount information to the outside world without being detected on his own,” he said. “And I don’t believe he operated without guidance, rather I think it’s more likely that he was a personal shopper for classified data for the Wikileaks apparatus.”
Originally posted by hinky
Hard to believe, it wasn't his duty to release jack. He swore an oath when he joined. He knew the consequences of doing anything stupid as he was told several times about his job and then he signed papers to that effect regarding his job and what would happen if he decided to do something stupid.
Originally posted by virgom129
IMO, he stuck to his Oath...
The one about serving the people of America...
I only wish he would get a JUry trial instead of a Military Trial,
because there is NO WAY you would find 12 random civilians to convict him for letting them in on the truth of this "DIRTY WAR" thats only there to make profit for a few...
Originally posted by SUICIDEHK45
This young man is going to be facing possibly spending the majority of his life behind bars. I understand that what he did was wrong, but it needed to be done. TPTB are trying to prove that these documents being released will harm soldiers currently serving overseas. I don't think he should spend any time behind bars for what he did. After all he was only helping the U.S. government try to spread propaganda about Iran and Pakistan's involvement.
What do you guys think? Should this guy spend the majority of his life behind bars?
He also has a awesome screen name
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