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On an August workday in 2011, a cherubic 18-year-old Icelandic man named Sigurdur “Siggi” Thordarson walked through the stately doors of the U.S. embassy in Reykjavík, his jacket pocket concealing his calling card: a crumpled photocopy of an Australian passport. The passport photo showed a man with a unruly shock of platinum blonde hair and the name Julian Paul Assange.
For the next few months, Thordarson begged the FBI for money, while the FBI alternately ignored him and courted him for more assistance. In the end, Thordarson says, the FBI agreed to compensate him for the work he missed while meeting with agents (he says he worked at a bodyguard-training school), totaling about $5,000.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by Swills
Ironic and hypocritical all at the same time...
Its funny people dont see issues with what Manning and Assange have done yet they find it abhorent when the tables get turned and the exact same method is used.
If you are going to claim to the be the standard bearer of truth and transparency via less than lawful methods while targeting nation states then one should be prepared for the inevitable response.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
However... Document Dumpers aren't leakers. They're 5th Columnist Destroyers from the inside out