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Pentagon Fears WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Will Spill Secrets

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:18 PM
First off, this is a few days old, so I wasn't sure on where to post it. It may be sort of sloppy as this is my first thread.

Apparently the hunt for Julian Assange has thickened since he stated he was going to release another cable involving the airstrike that took place in 2009.

They are currently after him due to the video released in 2007, but they just upped their game and are going after him with more force now apparently because they're afraid of him spilling "Secrets" Which I'm assuming is the video he recently claimed to have.

Heres the story.

"Pentagon investigators are trying to determine the whereabouts of the Australian-born founder of the secretive website Wikileaks for fear that he may be about to publish a huge cache of classified State Department cables that, if made public, could do serious damage to national security, government officials tell The Daily Beast.

The officials acknowledge that even if they found the website founder, Julian Assange, it is not clear what they could do to block publication of the cables on Wikileaks, which is nominally based on a server in Sweden and bills itself as a champion of whistleblowers.

American officials said Pentagon investigators are convinced that Assange is in possession of at least some classified State Department cables leaked by a 22-year-old Army intelligence specialist, Bradley Manning of Potomac, Maryland , who is now in custody in Kuwait.

And given the contents of the cables, the feds have good reason to be concerned.

As The Daily Beast reported June 8, Manning, while posted in Iraq , apparently had special access to cables prepared by diplomats and State Department officials throughout the Middle East, regarding the workings of Arab governments and their leaders, according to an American diplomat.

The cables, which date back over several years, went out over interagency computer networks available to the Army and contained information related to American diplomatic and intelligence efforts in the war zones in Afghanistan and Iraq, the diplomat said

American officials would not discuss the methods being used to find Assange, nor would they say if they had information to suggest where he is now. "We'd like to know where he is; we'd like his cooperation in this," one U.S. official said of Assange.

Assange, who first gained notoriety as a computer hacker, is as secretive as his website and has no permanent home.

He was in the United States as recently as several weeks ago, when he gave press interviews to promote the website's release of an explosive 2007 video of an American helicopter attack in Baghdad that left 12 people dead, including two employees of the news agency Reuters

Wikileaks has not replied directly to email messages from The Daily Beast.

However, in cryptic messages he sent this week via Twitter, Wikileaks referred to an earlier Daily Beast article on the investigation of Manning and said that it "looks like we're about to be attacked by everything the U.S. has."

In an earlier post, the site said that allegations that "we have been sent 260,000 classified U.S. embassy cables are, as far as we can tell, incorrect."

This morning, a new Wikileaks tweet went out: "Any signs of unacceptable behavior by the Pentagon or its agents towards this press will be viewed dimly."

Heres some more links to the story and a few video's I came across on the matter. Maybe someone else can post some more information regarding this? Or even some better news clips.

Heres the story.

Part 1

Part 2

part 3

part 4

It seems as if they really don't want this getting out.


[edit on 17-6-2010 by The Lewn]

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:23 PM
Revealing information for public consumption, even when not obtained illegally, can be a difficult task.

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:24 PM
Also, I know the youtube video's were poor. I'd like it if someone could post a better detailed source of video.


posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 10:29 PM

"We'd like to know where he is; we'd like his cooperation in this," one U.S. official said of Assange.

I have learned how to deny ignorance by surfing ATS for years now.

My "deny ignorance" beacon just went off full scale!

What people do not know, is that Assange and anything that has to do with him is one BIG intelligence OP.

The intelligence 'whoever' is hooking the masses line and sinker.

Assange is them, and them is Assange.

If you gots some info, do not send to wikilieaks. !!!!

Instead ....... Send the info out to 40 different sources all at once!!

My time on ATS has trained me to see wikileaks as pure and total ignorance.

And I am going to deny that thank you very much!

posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 11:07 PM
i can't wait

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posted on Jun, 17 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 12:04 AM
reply to post by wiredamerican

Seriously, I've been saying this since the first video came about.

Need I remind people that the government has stated publicly that they want to infiltrate the truth movement and spread false information from within.

I'm not saying for sure Assange is indeed "them" but I'm not convinced wikileaks is on "our" side yet.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 03:07 AM
Maybe Wikileaks IS a CIA front. Maybe they're not only using it to infiltrate the "truth movement" but also so that they can implement the whole "kill switch" thing: ;

Maybe? I don't know. But if they CREATE a situation where "national security" is in danger, they can take drastic measures to "protect" national security. So that they can hide whatever it is that they want to hide from the masses.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 03:43 AM
maybe he is, maybe he isnt

impossible to be sure ... we will never know

he can publish these videos but in the end, they wont hurt the US

yeah, I wouldnt send material to wikileaks ...

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 04:29 AM
I hate how it is common practice that certain agencies can keep secrets from the public while at the same time claiming that they answer to the public.

When secrets are concerned "national security" is synonymous with "covering our ass".

The fact that we have agencies that claim a right to pertinent information regarding the lives of the public is ridiculous. It isn't a tool for intel... its a wall they hide their activity behind.

I hope wikileaks releases these things asap.

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 05:09 AM
The only truths Wikileaks dispense, are truths TPTB can afford to release and are used to gain credibility. There's no end of movements aimed at exposing the truth, so why should Wikileaks get such a breadth of advertising?

posted on Jun, 18 2010 @ 01:14 PM
I'd honestly thought the same thing, that there is a possibility he is with "them" Because if they really wanted him, it seems that they could get him. Yet here we are with these stories, so it could go both ways in the end.

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