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The Forgotten Man
Reporter: Quentin McDermott
Broadcast: 14/02/2011 - ABC Australia
While WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange has been cast as a heroic champion of free speech, his ongoing expose of US foreign policy would not have been possible without the work of Private Bradley Manning. It was Manning who allegedly stole the classified documents published by WikiLeaks. It is Manning who now languishes in a US military prison.
Now reporter Quentin McDermott tells the inside story of Bradley Manning and his daring intelligence heist. David House is one of the few civilians allowed to visit Bradley Manning in jail. He describes the young soldier's mental deterioration and his struggle to deal with long hours of confinement.
He tells the program: "...the US Government is just trying to put immense pressure on him in order to get him to crack open."
In Monday's Four Corners we hear the only recording of Bradley Manning's voice and we listen to the logs of alleged conversations with the man who ultimately betrayed him.
Full Synopsis - ABC Australia
WikiLeaks: War Lies & Videotape
This compelling documentary investigates the website that has given rise to one of the greatest controversies of the last decade.
WikiLeaks is an international non-profit organisation that publishes submissions of private, secret and classified media from anonymous sources and news leaks. In late 2010, the website courted controversy by publishing hundreds of thousands of classified US diplomatic and military documents.
From the site's inception through to the present, this revealing documentary follows the story of the website's charismatic founder and new enemy number one of the Pentagon - Julian Assange. Assange talks about the motives behind the WikiLeaks organisation and the impact it has had around the globe.
Full Episode on ABC IView HD ( Australia Only )
Bank of America using Private Intel Firms to Attack Wikileaks
In a document titled "The WikiLeaks Threat" three data intelligence companies, Plantir Technologies, HBGary Federal and Berico Technologies, outline a plan to attack Wikileaks. They are acting upon request from Hunton and Williams, a law firm working for Bank of America. The Department of Justice recommended the law firm to Bank of America according to an article in The Tech Herald.
The prosed attacks on WikiLeaks according to the slides include these actions:
■ Feed the fuel between the feuding groups. Disinformation. Create messages around actions of sabotage or discredit the opposing organizations. Submit fake documents and then call out the error.
■ Create concern over the security of the infrastructure. Create exposure stories. If the process is believed not to be secure they are done.
■ Cyber attacks against the infrastructure to get data on document submitters. This would kill the project. Since the servers are now in Sweden and France putting a team together to get access is more straightforward.
■ Media campaign to push the radial and reckless nature of WikiLeaks activities. Sustain pressure. Does nothing for the fanatics, but creates concern and doubt among moderates.
■ Search for leaks. Use social media to profile and identify risky behavior of employees.
Source - Wikileaks Index
Pdf - The Wikileaks Threat by Palantir Technologies
Originally posted by On the level
As I said the only people to really be hurt by the release of the files and footage are the whistleblowers themselves. Assange is still living as he likes, a celebrity, and Manning and others are in jail or have had their lives ruined, and for what ? I dont see any major changes to Americas foreign policy, treatment of POW`s or any heads rolling at the Pentagon or the Brass of the Army. This had all been a media show for nothing