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    US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    If he is guilty hopefully they throw the book at him.


    US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AFP) A US Army intelligence analyst has been arrested in connection with the leak of classified US military combat video to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com reported.

    Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland, was arrested nearly two weeks ago by the US Army's Criminal Investigation Division, the technology magazine said on its website late Sunday.

    Wired said Manning was arrested at Forward Operating Base Hammer, 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Baghdad, and was being held in Kuwait. He has not been formally charged.

    Manning was turned in late last month after boasting to a former computer hacker in an online conversation that he had leaked video of a 2007 US military helicopter strike to Wikileaks, Wired said.

    WikiLeaks released video in April of the Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad which killed two employees of the Reuters news agency and a number of other people.

    Wikileaks said at the time that it had obtained the video "from a number of military whistleblowers" but did not provide any further information about how it got a hold of the footage, which it posted at Wikileaks.org and on YouTube.

    Manning reportedly said he had leaked other material to Wikileaks, including separate video of a 2009 air strike in Afghanistan, a classified Army document evaluating Wikileaks as a security threat and 260,000 classified US diplomatic cables.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If he is guilty hopefully they throw the book at him.


    US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – A US Army intelligence analyst has been arrested in connection with the leak of classified US military combat video to whistleblower site Wikileaks, Wired.com reported.

    Specialist Bradley Manning, 22, of Potomac, Maryland, was arrested nearly two weeks ago by the US Army's Criminal Investigation Division, the technology magazine said on its website late Sunday.

    Wired said Manning was arrested at Forward Operating Base Hammer, 40 miles (64 kilometers) east of Baghdad, and was being held in Kuwait. He has not been formally charged.

    Manning was turned in late last month after boasting to a former computer hacker in an online conversation that he had leaked video of a 2007 US military helicopter strike to Wikileaks, Wired said.

    WikiLeaks released video in April of the Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad which killed two employees of the Reuters news agency and a number of other people.

    Wikileaks said at the time that it had obtained the video "from a number of military whistleblowers" but did not provide any further information about how it got a hold of the footage, which it posted at Wikileaks.org and on YouTube.

    Manning reportedly said he had leaked other material to Wikileaks, including separate video of a 2009 air strike in Afghanistan, a classified Army document evaluating Wikileaks as a security threat and 260,000 classified US diplomatic cables.
    Certain information I agree should be kept secret, but I have little trust in our government that they will tell us what they are up to.

    I mean, just look at the history of the CIA. The fact that they keep information secret for so long is not reassuring... How the hell are we supposed to know what our government is doing in our name?
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Certain information I agree should be kept secret, but I have little trust in our government that they will tell us what they are up to.

    I mean, just look at the history of the CIA. The fact that they keep information secret for so long is not reassuring... How the hell are we supposed to know what our government is doing in our name?
    I understand where you are coming from, but people who work with classified information, it is not their job to determine whether something should be classified. It is their job, and they agreed to it, to keep classified information classified. Some one who leaks has to be prosecuted, if for no other reason than to send the message that if you leak, you will be punished.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I understand where you are coming from, but people who work with classified information, it is not their job to determine whether something should be classified. It is their job, and they agreed to it, to keep classified information classified. Some one who leaks has to be prosecuted, if for no other reason than to send the message that if you leak, you will be punished.
    Oh, I agree... I just find it worrisom that so much that our government does is considered "classified". National Security reasons is one thing, but protecting someone's ass for doing immoral things is not right. Again... just look at the history of the CIA.

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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Manning was turned in late last month after boasting to a former computer hacker in an online conversation that he had leaked video of a 2007 US military helicopter strike to Wikileaks, Wired said.
    How noble of his 'hacker friend' - I think this calls for a presidential pardon, honestly, of this hacker's crimes (the one who turned him in).

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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Jucon View Post
    Certain information I agree should be kept secret, but I have little trust in our government that they will tell us what they are up to.

    I mean, just look at the history of the CIA. The fact that they keep information secret for so long is not reassuring... How the hell are we supposed to know what our government is doing in our name?
    Why do we have to know what they're doing in our name all the time?
    No country out there in the world indulges all details to their public - it's absurd.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Why do we have to know what they're doing in our name all the time?
    No country out there in the world indulges all details to their public - it's absurd.
    But sadly there are governments in the world that do DISCLOSE things when they say they will. Unlike the US that continues to delay and delay.

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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    But sadly there are governments in the world that do DISCLOSE things when they say they will. Unlike the US that continues to delay and delay.
    It's sad that there are government that do disclose. . .
    But it's bad when we delay on the path to disclosure?

    Remember the scene from MIB where Kay explains to Edwards that "A person is smart. People are dumb."

    If, by all means, you feel you are a smart person and somehow privy to this information - then that's your opinion.
    But when speaking of the mass number of people that will know - along with you knowing - it's better that you just don't know certain things. You're thinking of yourself when you should be thinking of you AND everyone else in the entire world.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Why do we have to know what they're doing in our name all the time?
    No country out there in the world indulges all details to their public - it's absurd.
    I'd like to know when our government is torturing prisoners, or drugging people, or sending covert soliders into areas we should not be in, or intervening in other nation's affairs,.... I could go on, but I hope you get my point.

    If we knew about these things, I doubt they would have happened in the first place. Now that these things are out in the public after the fact, our reputation has been tainted.
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    Re: US Army intelligence analyst arrested in Wikileaks leak

    Classified information has its purpose, but it all to often used for cover-ups rather than protecting the nation. While I agree with the man's choice, he is not above the law. I'd convict him, but give him a light sentence given the circumstances.

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